The human teeth are the hardest substances in the human body. Although it is essential for chewing, the teeth play an important role in speech. One major part of the teeth that we see is the enamel.
Enamel is the hardest, white outer part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly made of calcium phosphate, a rock-hard mineral.
In general, a normal adult’s dentition has 32 teeth, which (except for wisdom teeth) have erupted by about age 13.
Over many generations diverse Teeth Conditions have been discovered, these develop over time due to our lifestyles and what we eat. Here are some major teeth conditions below;
Cavities (caries): Bacteria evade removal by brushing and saliva and damage the enamel and deeper structures of teeth. Most cavities occur on molars and premolars.
Tooth decay: A general name for disease of the teeth, including cavities.
Periodontitis: Inflammation of the deeper structures of the teeth, Poor oral hygiene is usually to blame.
Gingivitis: Inflammation of the surface portion of the gums, around and between the crowns of the teeth. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to gingivitis.
Plaque: A sticky, colourless film made of bacteria and the substances they secrete. Plaque develops quickly on teeth after eating sugary food, but can be easily brushed off.
Tartar: If plaque is not removed, it mixes with minerals to become tartar, a harder substance. Tartar requires professional cleaning for removal.
Overbite: The upper teeth protrude significantly over the lower teeth.
Underbite: The lower teeth protrude significantly past the upper teeth.
It’s been discovered that the main cause of these cavities and fractures are these foods. Any food we take in that causes the imbalance in the oral pH and these are only a few amongst many.
Ice cream, Sugared soft drinks, Cakes and biscuits, Table sugar, sugared milk-based beverages, buns and pastries.
Here are some basic tricks to having a healthy teeth;
1) The simple trick to avoid them is to have a healthy dental habit, that is to brush twice a day, in the morning and at night before you sleep (preferably after meals). Also rinse with water after meals during the day and try to eat sugary foods as fast as possible because eating them slowly prolongs the pH imbalance.
2) While making a choice for a toothpaste, you can use any toothpaste with fluoride. This cuts across many brands, fluoride is anticariogenic meaning it kills germs that cause caries.
Don’t forget to use a soft bristled tooth brush which will help remove plaque from in between the teeth, hard ones cause abrasions to teeth.
3) Try to floss at least three times a week guys.. There are areas which the toothbrush cannot reach, so floss does magic.
When your teeth has began to have issues, here are the best ways to combat it getting to the point of becoming disastrous.
At the moment you begin noticing a canal in you too, kindly go to your dental practitioner and get a tooth filling as soon as possible. Because this is just a recipe for disaster, the toothache that comes with this can be very severe.
Take note, if it’s already causing mild pain or severe pain.. go consult and don’t fight when we want to take x-rays. The dentist wants to see if he/she can save the tooth But you know nothing is impossible with dentistry right.
Then if it can be saved, we usually drill it (remove the cavity) then add a material that formulates secondary dentine, sounds magical and it’s called dycal.
After placing a temporary filling, it’s has to stay for about 8-12 weeks before being sure that the tooth is ready for a permanent filling. This treatment is called caries treatment works magic I tell you.
Before beginning the process of filling, the dentist needs to inject you with anesthesic to numb the pain and make sure the process is painless as possible.
And after the 8-12 weeks, this how your tooth will look like after a permanent filling.
Be very careful as to when to pull of a tooth, extractions remove pain without possibilities of it not coming back but people don’t actually know the downside of taking out a tooth.
Once you take out a tooth adjacent to the top or the bottom one. the other tooth moves up/down to try to fill the space and it will end up being mobile (moving) and you’ll loose it too. Meaning that you loose two teeth in the end.
The other downside to teeth removal is that teeth on the sides actually move to also try to fill the gap and they too end up moving also then you’ll lose them too.
So as an advice, you can always opt for root canals because they save the tooth and actually completely remove the pain and all possible sensations. Hence instead of taking out teeth, go for root canals.
When you’ve started noticing any defect and you need to urgently attend to them, here is a home remedy or treatment of holes or decay and odour, you have to get the following things:
1. Organic ginger
2. Organic lemon
3. New tooth brush (soft)
4. Toothpaste (any brand/products but Maclean very good for this)
5. A bowl for mixing everything
6. A grater
7. A kitchen knife
8. 1/4 tablespoon of baking soda
1. Cut the organic lemon (just 1 lemon), remove the seeds Immidiately and squeeze out the juice into a neat bowl.
2. Slice the organic ginger, pill it and grate it into the bowl, you can add garlic because it is important.
3. After putting the ginger and garlic, add one-quarter (1/4) tablespoonful of baking soda into the bowl Immidiately, then grind all and make as a paste, then after sometime, apply on the affected part and leave it for some minutes for better result, if it is very hot, rinse off, repeat two to three times.
4. Add toothpaste to the bowl, (amount equal to the normal size you use on your tooth brush daily), remember to divide the mixture into two before doing this.
5. Now, open your brand new tooth brush (soft brush), use it to mix everything together.
6. Then, do your normal brushing with the mixture, rinse your mouth with warm water containing baking soda and little lemon juice.
I hope this was helpful.