A cosmetic dentist is mainly involved with improving your smile and undertakes various cosmetic procedures to achieve this objective. Some of these procedures are teeth whitening, veneers and bridges. At Smile Concepts, an important area of focus for us is to improve your smile.
Recent research studies have shown that chewing gum for approximately 30 minutes after your meal reduces tooth decay. This, in turn, controls oral cavities. Make sure you buy sugar-free chewing gum though. There are various brands that have a wide range of ingredients that specifically target oral health.
An orthodontist is concerned with the alignment of your teeth. They will make sure that your teeth are straight and meet correctly when you bite. An orthodontist uses braces and retainers in order to achieve their teeth alignment objectives for you.
Tooth loss happens at all stage of life and due to various reasons. Do consider the following situations, one in a growing adolescent and the second in an elderly person.
- More than 5 percent of children have lost at least one tooth due to decay by the age of 16.
- More than 40% of people who smoke every day are toothless after they cross the age of 65.
An endodontist is a dental healthcare professional who specializes in the pulp of the tooth. The pulp includes tissues, blood vessels and nerves inside your tooth and also surrounding the tooth’s root. A root canal is typically performed by an endodontist.
A tooth looks simple, but it needs to be cared for to prevent things from going wrong. A tooth is made up of seven main components, namely:
Out of these, only the gums and the crown are clearly visible to you. The enamel is the shiny white part of the tooth. The other parts namely dentin, bone, root and pulp can only be accessed by a dental healthcare provider.
A periodontist is a dental health care provider who specializes in all aspects of gums and issues that affect the gums. They will also address any other concerns that emerge from tissues that provide support to your teeth. A periodontist is referred to by your general dentist on a need basis.
A dental hygienist is responsible for your overall dental health. They will conduct an preliminary examination, clean your teeth, remove tartar and provide you detailed instructions on how you need to maintain your oral health.