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Related Disease Conditions
Can You Fix Rotten Teeth?
There is no cure for rotten teeth, however, treatment options can help limit further decay. When a tooth is badly decayed, the dentist may extract it and replace it with an implant.
Can Rotting Teeth Be Saved?
In the initial stages of decay, teeth can be saved through various diet choices and oral care routines. However, once decay progresses, rotting teeth can only be saved through dental procedures.
How Can I Heal My Teeth Naturally?
Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly are the best ways to keep your teeth healthy. Mouthwash can also help. Try these natural tooth care remedies to protect your smile.
Protect Your Teeth: 19 Bad Dental Habits to Avoid
Bad dental habits can wreck your teeth. Teeth grinding, chewing on ice, playing sports without a mouth guard, and eating and drinking sugary foods and drinks are just a few bad habits that are bad for teeth. Giving nighttime baby bottles, opening things with your teeth, and chewing on pencils can also damage teeth and tissues in the mouth. Drinking red wine and white wine can erode enamel and stain teeth. Smoking, tobacco use, drinking coffee can all lead to tooth stains. Binge eating disorder leads to the consumption of large amounts of sugary food, which can lead to tooth decay. Purging exposes teeth to acids that can wear down enamel.
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. Bruxism may be caused by stress or anxiety and often happens during sleep. Symptoms and signs include jaw pain, headache, and abnormalities in your teeth. Treatment may involve practicing stress-management techniques, cutting back on caffeine and alcohol, avoiding gum chewing, training oneself not to grind the teeth, and wearing a mouth guard.
Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?
No, veneers (dental veneers) do not ruin your teeth. In fact, they improve the appearance of damaged or flawed teeth. Only a small, thin tooth structure is removed to make way for the veneers. Even if the veneer cracks, you can repair the damage by getting a new veneer. Make sure you get the veneer fitted on your teeth from a qualified and experienced dentist.
Is a Mouthguard Good for Your Teeth?
Mouthguards or mouth protectors are coverings worn over teeth. They protect your teeth from injuries. A mouthguard acts as a cushion to minimize the impact of trauma or a blow to the face. Thus, they lower the risk of broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face, or jaw.
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Prevention & Wellness
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- Health Tip: Stop Grinding Your Teeth
- Health Tip: Avoid Damaging Teeth
- Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy
- Health Tip: Are Your Teeth in a Grind?
- Health Tip: Grinding Teeth During Sleep
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