Dental Sealants and Tooth Decay

Posted on : 25-02-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Techniques, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, the premolars and molars. The purpose of coating teeth with sealant is to avoid tooth decay.

Risk Factors for Periodontitis

Posted on : 17-02-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Periodontal disease is a serious disease which destroys teeth supporting bone and gum tissues. Teeth are supported by the gums, or gingiva and bone. A tooth’s root is affixed to the bone within its socket by fibers called periodontal ligaments.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Posted on : 09-02-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentistry for Children, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Gum disease or periodontal disease, called Periodontitis, begins with bacterial growth in the mouth and may end with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds teeth.

Infant Oral Care is Important

Posted on : 02-02-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health

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Parents are surprised when dentist tells them that their infants can develop tooth decay and cavities after appearance of teeth. This is because they think infants are not prone to tooth decay and cavities.