If a cracked tooth is spotted early enough the tooth can be saved, rather than having to be extracted.
– The first sign of a cracked tooth is a very small fissure – sometimes this can only be spotted under a dental microscope
– Cracked teeth can be avoided by avoiding teeth grinding, wearing a mouth-guard for contact sports and not chewing hard items such as ice
– If you think you might have cracked a tooth see your dentist as soon as possible
“Dental advice is often not sought until symptoms manifest.”
Read the full story here: https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/saving-cracked-teeth-begins-with-early-diagnosis/
You may not be aware of the following fascinating facts about your teeth.
– A full set of teeth includes 32 teeth, and they are unique to each person like a fingerprint – dental records are often used to identify human remains
– Tooth enamel is the hardest part of the body and should appear white – yellow means decay
– 300 different types of bacteria reside in your mouth, and your mouth produces a quart of saliva a day
“Brush and floss at least twice daily and see your dentist for regular cleanings.”
Read the full story here: https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-and-oral-health/things-you-didnt-know-about-your-teeth
A ‘dental therapists’ is a new type of dental professional who performs simple treatments like fillings and extracting teeth.
– A lot of states in the US are considering letting dental therapists help with dental care.
– Parents will no longer have to take their children to the emergency room, for a simple toothache.
– Your dentist will still be responsible for handling more serious treatments.
Note that dental therapists are required to complete a certain qualification standard.
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