Cracked Tooth Syndrome
One of the worst feelings to experience is being in pain, yet not knowing where or why. With Cracked Tooth Syndrome, this is the frustration felt by both client and dentist. Because the tooth has yet to break, it can be difficult finding the small, incomplete, crack. While it may be understandable that the crack can not be viewed by the naked eye, it also does not show on X-rays, or is located beneath the gum surface.
What are the Causes?
As with most dental cases, there are preliminary factors which cause the problem. With Cracked Tooth Syndrome, the grinding of teeth, fillings too large for the tooth, after a root canal, and too much pressure on the teeth are most common.
Measures to prevent Cracked Tooth Syndrome include discussing with your dentist ways to stop the grinding and clenching of teeth, receiving quality dental care from a professional, and properly taking care of your teeth.
At Progressive Family Dentistry, we treat you like family to ensure your care is reliable and efficient. Call us and schedule your appointment if you are experiencing tooth or gum pain, today!
Keeping a smile beautiful sometimes is cause for creativity. Depending on the quality and state of a person’s teeth at time of treatment resorts in a process called dental bonding. This procedure takes tooth-colored resin and molds it into the desired shape of the tooth.
When to receive a dental bond
Prepare the Tooth
Depending on the condition of your tooth, the dentist will prepare the tooth accordingly. Drilling of the tooth in order to change the shape could occur and the client will be under general anesthesia. Often, drilling is not necessary.
In order for the resin to firmly attach to the tooth, the surface needs to be roughened. The color matched resin will then be applied in the desired shape and hardened with a blue light. After the hardening of the resin, the dentist will further shape the new tooth to blend with the others.
At Progressive Family Dentistry, the dental bonding experience will be made easy and as comfortable as possible. If you or someone you know is in need of dental bonding, please reach out to our specialized team today!
In light of the upcoming film depicting the life of the well known band, Queen, today we are going to discuss a dental phenomenon the lead singer experienced known as Hyperdontia.
When a person has more than 32 teeth, it is characterized as Hyperdontia. While this condition has a low percentage of occurrence, sitting between 1% and 4% of the population, it is more common in males than it is females. The cause of hyperdontia is unknown, however, suspicion focuses on genetics as well as the dental lamina (the cell zone that initiates the formation of a tooth germ that forms a tooth).
While this condition is rare, it impacted the entertainment world through the voice of Freddie Mercury. Even though he declined treatment for his hyperdontia, it is better to be evaluated and treated for this disorder because of the possible clinical and functional issues. Treatment for hyperdontia generally consists of the removal of the extra teeth. Mercury's reasoning for not receiving treatment was justified by his reasoning that his voice would differ after the removal of the four extra molars.
Bohemian Rhapsody and other songs perhaps wouldn’t sound the same if the lead singer wasn’t subjected to such an interesting dental occurrence. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
If you or a family member is in search of a dentist, look no further than Progressive Family Dentistry! With amazing customer service and a positive disposition, the staff here will make you feel right at home!
Trick or Treat: Tips for your Teeth
As Halloween approaches later this month, we want to make sure your teeth are ready for the treats and even the tricks! Here are just a few ways to keep your teeth healthy while still enjoying the candy cultivated holiday.
Eat Sweets with Meals
When your mother says to not eat sweets before a meal, she knows what she’s talking about! It is better to eat sweets either with a meal or shortly after, but why? The reason is saliva production. Meals help stimulate saliva production in the mouth which assists in the washing away of harmful sugar and acid that may be in those sweet treats you got from the neighbors.
Similar to the way saliva washes away harmful sugars, water can refresh your mouth after indulging in any form of sugary sweet. As you can tell, the point is to not have the sugary substance stay on your teeth or around your gums for any extended amount of time.
Clean your Teeth after the Treat
After you have had your meal, after you have had your sweet treat, and after you drink your water, follow it up by brushing and flossing your teeth very well. This is imperative to making sure no residue from the candy or sweets have stayed on your teeth. If these particles are not removed they have the tendency to cause cavities and further damage to your teeth and gums
We love our sweets here at Progressive Family Dentistry just as much as you do! That is why we want to make sure you know how to prevent tricks while enjoying your treats this Halloween season! If you are in need of any kind of dental assistance, please call and make an appointment today!
The Progressive Team