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How to improve an Unattractive Smile?

There are several ways to turn unattractive smiles into those perfect ones. As a quick solution for a smile makeover tooth whitening, crowns, veneers and replacement of missing teeth can be undertaken.

Can orthodontic treatment help to get a better smile?

Orthodontics can offer a less invasive and more integrative approach towards achieving a better smile with a more functional bite.Alignment of teeth and jaws are gently altered through continuous use of thin plastic trays, which are custom-made from a 3D scan of your teeth. The trays can be conveniently removed for eating, cleaning and special occasions, making treatment easier.

How do teeth turn discoloured?

Basically teeth gets discoloured due to either extrinsic or intrinsic factors.Extrinsic discoloration affects outside of your teeth and happens when foods, beverages, or excessive smoking stains your teeth.Intrinsic discoloration happens from within the tooth. And it might be due tomedication, childhood illness, tooth trauma, infection or aging.

Is teeth whitening safe?

While teeth whitening is considered safe, some side effects might be experienced from treatments. The teeth may become more sensitive following teeth whitening, but that might diminish with time. Some may experience gingival irritation and can happen because of contact on your gums with the whitening product. This side effect should fade away with time and not something serious.

Can Facial Deformities be corrected?

Facial defects are caused due to deformities in the growth of the skull and facial bones which exists from the birth. These deformities include several types like Craniofacial, Maxillofacial and Dentofacial.All of these defects can be corrected through reconstructive surgery.

What are the main reasons for tooth loss?
Several reasons contribute to tooth loss. However, poor oral hygiene, bad habits, smoking or chewing tobacco can cause maximum damage. Improper nutrition also causes tooth decay. Not consulting a dentist over minor tooth problems can complicate things resulting in tooth loss.
What are the options available for tooth replacement?

For missing teeth, there are various effective options available which can be consulted with a dentist. Dental implants and fixed bridges are common these days, providing a complete makeover of your mouth. Partial and complete dentures also gives you that aesthetic look to your smile.

What causes Gummy Smiles?

Gum tissues of the upper jaw growing excessively can result from the abnormal eruption of the teeth. At times the muscle that controls the movement of upper lip could be hyperactive, causing upper lips to rise up higher than normal. As a result, more of gum tissue is exposed while smiling. The manner in which the upper jaw bone grows and develops could also cause the appearance of a gummy smile.

How can Gummy Smiles be treated?

The treatments to gummy smiles are fairly simple. The dentist would first take digital impressions of your teeth and gums to study the extent of gingival display. For any severe gummy smile, it is advisable to see a periodontist, orthodontist or an oral surgeon. Treatment for gummy smile could include simple laser treatment or lip repositioning surgery, surgery for jaw bone repositioning or surgical sculpting of the gingival tissues for an attractive looking gum contour.

What all causes tooth ache?

Dental cavity is the main cause for tooth ache. Bacteria in the mouth converts sugar into acid, which in turn softens and dissolves the enamel and dentin, thereby creating cavities. Apart from this, gum diseases, tooth root sensitivity, and cracked tooth causes pain. Erupting teeth also causes enormous pain.

How to treat a tooth ache?

If a cavity is detected and is the main cause of toothache, then the solution is either to extract the tooth or fill the cavity. In case of any infection found on tooth’s nerve, then a root canal might be a solution.Consult a dentist, who might prescribe antibiotics to get rid of excessive pain. Phototherapy using a cold laser may also be used for pain reduction and inflammation associated with the toothache.

What are the signs of Gum Disease in adults?

Periodontitis is a severe and painful infection that spreads extensively through the soft gum tissues and may destroy the jawbone. Symptoms include severe gum discoloration, bad breath, loose teeth, receding gums, pain or tenderness in the gums, severe gum bleeding and swelling. One should immediately consult a dentist to get rid of this infection.

What causes Teeth Grinding or Bruxism?

This oral and jaw problem happens mainly due to high stress and anxiety. Even misaligned teeth or absence of many teeth may cause bruxism. Several mental conditions such as frustration, supressed anger, and hyperactive personality can give rise to teeth grinding in adults. Complication resulting from Parkinson’s disease can also lead to incorrect bites.

What are the symptoms of Dental Fluorosis?

Caused due to excessive intake of fluoride over a period of time, this adverse dental condition is a chalk-like discolouration of teeth with either white specks or streaks that may be unnoticeable or dark brown stains and rough enamel that is difficult to clean. In certain severe cases the affected areas have a yellow or brown discolouration.

How to treat Dental Fluorosis?

The spots on the teeth can be treated with enamel micro-abrasion followed by teeth bleaching. Dental veneers can also conceal white spots and other blemishes very effectively. Using right amount of toothpaste and fluoride free water can also get rid of dental fluorosis.

What if a broken tooth is left untreated?

If left untreated, a chipped tooth can be a source of serious problem. Biting on to hard food can be hazardous. Most people take it lightly, but a broken tooth cannot be left untreated for long.A broken tooth’s enamel covering is obviously damaged, which would certainly lead to tooth decay since it is impossible to clean the inside of a chipped area of the tooth. A damaged enamel is vulnerable to attack from disease causing bacteria resulting in tooth decay which could lead to eventual loss of the tooth.

What causes Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay is a common concern that happens due to poor oral hygiene. The plaques formed on the tooth should be removed periodically. These plaques are formed on poorly formed enamel and deep crevices. Diet high on carbohydrates also contribute to tooth decaying. For elderly, dry mouth conditions contribute to tooth decay. Even tooth grinding leaves a damaged enamel vulnerable to decaying.

How to treat Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay results into cavity formation which should be prevented. Basic treatments involve fillings, crowning, and root canals.

How to treat Sensitive Tooth?

If you complain tooth sensitivity, consult a dentist. He might prescribe you a desensitizing toothpaste. Fluoride rinse can also help reduce sensitivity. Usage of soft toothbrush and regular cleaning of teeth is advisable. More importantly refrain from smoking or chewing tobacco.

How to treat space between the teeth?

In order to close the gap between the teeth, crowning forms the most commonly used solution. Apart from this braces can used to bind the teeth together. Bonding and sculpting the teeth together is also a usual practice. Porcelain veneers and bands can also be used to treat space between teeth. Consult a dentists for the right treatment.

How to treat Cross Bite?

If detected cross bite treatment should be done with no further delay. Expansion of jaw bones can get rid of cross bite, which is dealt by interceptive orthodontics. Initial X-ray report would reveal the complexities and help in charting out a comprehensive plan to get the cross bite corrected.

What causes Bad Breath?

Also known as Halitosis, this is caused due to several bacteria that stays on the back of the tongue. Poor oral hygiene or infections within the mouth can cause bad breath. Dry mouth also leaves bad odour. External agents such as smoking, chewing tobacco, consuming garlic or onion can also contribute to bad breath. As a side effect of diabetes, sinuses, lung or liver malfunction one may experience bad odour.

How to get rid of Bad Breath?

It is always a good habit to chew on some mouth freshener which is sugar free. Use of mouth wash, brushing and cleaning of tongue and teeth thoroughly, keeping mouth moisturized can keep bad breath away. Drinking lots of fluid helps.

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