Not all cracked teeth need to be pulled. However, if the cracked tooth cannot been properly restored because there is not enough structure to support the restoration and keep performing all its functions, in this case, this tooth needs to be pulled.
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Yes, there are other ways for closing a gap, for instance using veneers.
An increase in saliva production could have a lot of causes. A lot of systemic diseases, medications, toxins, etc., can all increase saliva's production. Mouth ulcers, oral infections can increase saliva's production as well. So, the answer is yes, your excess in saliva secretion can be indicating an oral infection; so you need to visit your dentist.
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Whitening toothpaste does not protect the teeth and they can appear to whiten teeth slightly by removing surface stains, such as those caused by drinking coffee or smoking. However, whitening toothpastes can't change the natural color of your teeth or lighten a stain that goes deeper than a tooth's surface.
For a toothpaste be able to protect the teeth needs to have fluoride, when you use a fluoride toothpaste, you are strengthening your tooth enamel and this prevents tooth decay. So, in my opinion, whitening toothpaste does not protect the teeth.
So, the list of acknowledged and proven periodontal risk factors is relatively short and well-understood: smoking, stress, compromised immune system, and poor oral hygiene.
Clinical and laboratory research over the past decade, including family-group studies, the human-twin paradigm, and in-vitro evaluation of human cellular responses to bacteria, have confirmed that there is a strong genetic component of susceptibility to periodontitis and periodontal destruction. This permits adding a fifth risk factor to the list: genetic susceptibility due to the IL-1 genotype. So, exist a genetic predisposition to Periodontal disease.
I hope this answer your qestion.
What does this mean?
A functional occlusion allows the whole system be working in harmony and
this can be functional with one or more teeth crooked. So, in my opinion
you will need braces if your occlusion (the way your upper and lower teeth
touch each other when you bite down) is non-functional.
The answer is that this depends of the General Dentist's criterion when they do the initial assessment of the patient.
One important thing about the baking soda is the abrasivity. The hardness of the tooth enamel is a 5 and Baking soda’s hardness rating is 2.5. So, baking soda used consciously isn’t too abrasive. Beside that Baking soda has some benefits:
1. Supports a healthier oral pH.
2. Baking soda lowers bad bacterias count.
3. Helps to gently remove extrinsic stains from teeth.
Xylitol can be combined with Baking soda to boost remineralization. Just make sure that the xylitol is sourced from birch and not corn, you so avoid GMO exposure.
The first thing you need to do is to visit your dentist. There are a lot of diseases that target the gums. The main cause of bleeding gums is the buildup of plaque at the gum line, causing gingivitis.
If you are under high levels of stress, this can affect your oral health also. Stress increases inflammation in your body, which makes your gums more likely to bleed. High stress levels also reduce your immune system's functionality, making it more difficult for your body to fight infection and to heal.
To keep your gums healthy, brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. Control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress.
But the first step is to make an appointment with your dentist.