Showing posts with the label broken teeth

“Does it hurt?” or How do dentists tell if a tooth has a cavity?

  Most people tend think their teeth are perfect, but once they do decide to visit their dentist, their resolve is shaken. How can your dentist tell if the tooth has a cavity? The dentist examines their teeth and at once they begin to tell that something is wrong if the whole examination took a little while longer to the normal checkup, or if the dentist starts to bring in things off the table, and starts to ask the familiar question: “Does it hurt?”. Many times in our clinic, I have seen reactions from our patients ranging from a stunned gaze all the way to “no, Doc, you are wrong, my teeth are perfect”, and the final result is usually baffling. Telltale signs what if you as a person could look at your own teeth. Can you see any of these features? chipping (little cracks running on the tooth) mamelons (the little knobs that most people have at the edges of their front teeth) white lines or dark lines on the back teeth broken front tooth yellow white spots under the surface yellow bro

Middle-aged dental problem solving

  If you are between 40-60 years old, have some broken teeth, have some that are missing or lost due to time, this piece will give you insights on how we decide what to do in your case. Broken teeth only? People usually become busy with life and its toll, and with getting married and having kids. I remember once, as a 16 years old, I witnessed my dad breaking one of his teeth trying to pry open a knot on a plastic bag with his teeth. Its a fact of life that at some point, your teeth shall give in. Like most organs do, and people turn older, and become less active, so does the body and the teeth are no exception. Thus the majority of cases that do show up, tend to have any of these problems.  To save, or not to save? During  dental examination , middle-aged dental patients because lets face it, often more than not, patients want the quick way out. Most ladies and gentlemen we see at  our clinic  come with a myriad of problems ranging from gums that are receded, bad breath, broken teeth,