Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, are small titanium pins used in certain orthodontic cases to help achieve quicker tooth movement with more efficiency and comfort. TADs may be used in addition to braces or as an alternative to headgear. How are TADs placed? A strong anaesthetic is used to numb the gum tissue and the jaw surrounding the area where the TAD will be placed. Once the area is numb, your doctor will gently place the TAD through the gum tissue and
What is a tongue tie? A tongue tie or ankyloglossia occurs when there is an abnormal band of thick tissue, also known as the frenum, which is located below the tongue. Other issues which can arise from having a tongue tie. Having a tongue tie can create speech difficulties, malocclusion, and gum recession. Types of tongue tie. Partial: – When the frenum has limited tongue movement it is considered a partial ankyloglossia. Complete: – if the tongue appears to be
Periodontal disease also generally called gum disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end (if not properly treated) with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. What’s the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis? Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually precedes periodontitis (gum disease). However, it is important to know that not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis. In the early stage of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque build up, causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed during tooth brushing. Although the gums may
In India people avoid dental check-up and treatments till the disease cause pain or sensitivity. And people are more afraid after consulting a dentist, which is a fear about the treatment they are about to undergo. Anywhere from 50% to 80% of adults have some form of dental anxiety, ranging from mild to severe, according to a study published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Remember, you are not alone and dentists can help you with the
According to the FDA, the term “bleaching” is permitted for products that can whiten teeth beyond their natural colour. On the other hand, the term “whitening” is used to describe the process of restoring teeth to their natural colour by removing stains and debris from the tooth’s surface. Active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are bleaching agents most often used in teeth bleaching processes. How it is done?