A toothache is generally the cause of tooth decay or infection. There may be a sudden pain when some food comes in contact with a dental cavity. If you do not brush properly, some food particles stuck between the teeth which may cause infection or cavity. Infection can be at the root level or in the gums. This is also called as a tooth abscess. Its main symptoms may include pain while chewing food, bleeding in gums, and bad smell in the mouth. If you have severe pain or deep cavities then you must visit the doctor but before that, you can also take some natural cures at home to have relief from a toothache or to cure cavity. So here are some natural cures that can be taken at home:
Rinse with Salt Water: Mix 1 tbsp of salt in one glass of warm water, rinse your mouth with this. Warm salt water is a natural disinfectant which can be used to lose the food particles those are stuck in the teeth.
Rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide: You can rinse your mouth with hydrogen peroxide directly or by diluting it in water. It is temporary pain reliever. It will kill the bacteria and will give you relief from pain.
Cold compress or Icing: Cold compress is one of the best methods to get relief from pain. Use an ice bag or wrap ice in the towel and keep it on the affected area for about 15-20 minutes. Repeat this every few hours.
Alum: It is also known as fitkari India, and is used by Ayurveda. Apply alum powder to tooth or bleeding gum, keep it for half an hour. Repeat the process for few hours in a day.
Clove: It has been used throughout the history for a toothache as … Read the rest
Yellow teeth can give the wrong impression of who you are and the skills you have. Good oral health and teeth coloring can often predict your success in business and life. While we don't want to focus on the vanity of teeth whitening, these are merely the facts and should be considered.
Whiter teeth can also make you feel and act more confident which can also directly affect how you approach life situations. To get rid of yellow teeth there are a number of different treatments, remedies and at-home procedures that can be used. To decide the one that's right for you, it's important to consider the level of yellow your teeth are and the method of application you are most comfortable with.
For a quick at home remedy, try a whole ripe strawberry mashed with a 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Apply it to your teeth with a soft bristle brush and leave for five minutes. After the time is over, brush off the mash with your regular toothbrush and toothpaste. This is not for severely yellow teeth and should not be used more than once a week, as excessive exposure to acid can wear away your irreplaceable enamel.
For more permanent results, talk to a cosmetic dentist about professional whitening. This can be a little more expensive than home treatments and may take several treatments to be fully successful, but is guaranteed to work the best of those with yellow staining and discoloration. Yellow teeth are generally caused by tobacco use and excessive coffee drinking. If you use neither of these, consult with your doctor about a medical problem.
For middle of the road solutions, consider one of the many at-home teeth whitening products available. For yellow teeth we are going to skip straight to more severe treatments, … Read the rest
For many finding low cost dental implants is somewhat of a holy grail, dental implant insurance is one option available to make the treatment more affordable, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it is low cost. Here I take a look at different ways that could be used to get low cost dental implants.
Implants are becoming more a more popular as a way of replacing missing or broken teeth. An implant is fitted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the tooth, onto which is fixed a new tooth, bridge or denture. From the time the treatment commences to the final restoration can take a number months and the patients will be billed based on the number of implants they have done. As implants are far from cheap anything from $ 800 (Â £ 500) upwards, even more if the procedure requires a bone graft; this type of treatment is not readily accessible to many.
If you're looking for low cost dental implants its important you do some thorough research before committing, so with this in mind what choices do you have
Search the Internet
Take the time to search the internet for the various dentists in your area who offer this type of treatment and compare prices, you will be surprised at how much they differ between one another
Maybe you know someone who has already had this type of treatment and can recommend a good value for money dentist to you
If you are really keen on seeking out low cost dental implants then one method which is gaining in popularity is dental tourism. More and more people are looking outside of their own country and traveling abroad for cheaper treatment. As the cost for implant treatment can quickly build up it … Read the rest
Are Your Teeth Groovy?
We are not asking for the sake of that 70’s something, or to have you act out your best Saturday Night Fever pose, groovy teeth are not cool! When teeth form, they do not all form alike, they come in different shapes, sizes, shades and have surfaces that can be more prone to decay than others.
ALL TEETH ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL!
Some people’s teeth (especially their back teeth, a.k.a. molars) can have grooves, pits, fissures, and crevices on the chewing surfaces. These groove-like crevices on the biting surfaces can collect stain. If stain can get down to the base of the fissure, so can bacteria.
The American Dental Association has a picture of a cross-section of a tooth showing the base of a fissure and the width of it. It shows it under magnification. A single, yes just one, toothbrush fiber is also shown. The single bristle is larger than the groove. It clearly can not reach the bottom of the crevice. The base of the crevice is not cleansable, therefore, it is more likely to decay.
Cavity causing bacteria can reach the base of the fissure.
Plaque loves to get it’s groove on!
This is the #1 place children get cavities.
This is where Sealants are the best thing to happen to dentistry since the discovery of novacaine and dental sealants require NO NOVACAINE!
Now, that is a good reason to dance on over to your local Dentist’s office.
Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces, filling the pits and fissures of the teeth. A sealant acts as a barrier. It protects the teeth from plaque and it’s acid by-products.
It is applied in a dental office to a clean, dry tooth. It flows into the crevice and is cured (hardened) with a … Read the rest