Your teeth, meaning every tooth in your mouth, have the capacity to last you a life time.That's right, a life time, but things can and do go wrong with our teeth.
Some of the teeth disease processes occur silently, over a long period of time, while some are excruciating painful and fast acting. Impacted wisdom teeth is a classic example of the need to do preventative dental treatment, to save other teeth, years before they are at risk. Advanced teeth decay, otherwise known as meth teeth, can happen over as little as 3 years. Meth teeth can be caused by meth drug abuse, when the teeth are left uncared for, but what many people don't know, is that meth teeth can also be due to accidental damage, such as what may occur in a car accident, and with the nerves damaged, the teeth over a few short years begin dacaying and cracking, resulting in the advanced tooth decay commonly reffered to as meth teeth.
As you can see, caring for your teeth is fraught with difficulties, some you can never see.
Even the way you clean your teeth may saw through the enamel of your teeth, just as a saw does to wood, rendering your teeth weakened and at risk of breaking off.
The knowledge presented here has been gathered through books, dental pamphlets, research papers and our own life experience, making this web site very informative for people who are serious about keeping their teeth, who want to understand what to do for their teeth and who want to know how to handle things when things do, indeed, go wrong with their teeth.
Nearly every page of this tooth and teeth web site also contains one or more relevant tooth and teeth photos or drawings, to make understanding your teeth and what's happening to them that much clearer and easier. In some sections I have used X-rays of my own teeth to highlight points of relevance.
In other sections I mention our ( the wife and kids as well) personal experiences, to highlight facts, some of them you may find alarming, particularly about what a dentist may do to your teeth, or a tooth, that may cause you to have a stroke or tooth extraction or ...
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE TOOTH AND TEETH QUESTIONS THAT ARE ANSWERED HERE:
Also, if you ever wondered what tooth plaque really was and why it may be damaging your teeth? Ever thought about what you would do if your tooth was knocked out? Ever wondered how to best clean your teeth? How to suppress toothache pain?
Ever thought about how important it is to check a dentist out before allowing them to work on your teeth? Been told you need root canal treatment and a crown to strengthen the tooth soon after? Have a tooth root abscess and need to have the tooth extracted? Wondered how much pain may be involved in a tooth extraction or how a tooth extraction may affect your ability to chew? The cost of a tooth implant?
Found yourself teeth grinding during the day or your child grinds their teeth while asleep? Bruxism? Heard about teeth grinding guards?
Does having baby teeth extracted, later lead to malformation of the teeth? Does root canal work stop the tooth from growing?
Well, all that tooth and teeth information is here, along with much, much more, it's just waiting for you to bite right into it.
Top photo courtesy of bjwebbiz, title photos, from left to right, courtesy of J.F.Elias, korycheer, Ruben Dario , chilombiano and chilombiano
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