Advantages and Disadvantages of a Tongue Crib A tongue crib is an orthodontic appliance designed to be fitted in the front of the mouth. These devices can be very effective at preventing the thumb or tongue from being thrust forward, making it difficult to chew or swallow food. A child with this device will experience… Continue reading Advantages and Disadvantages of a Tongue Crib
Gum Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Options To diagnose gum disease, your dentist will look for certain symptoms. He will also take a medical history to determine the risk of developing gum disease. Some people are more likely to develop the condition if they smoke, take certain medications, or have hormone imbalances. A dental hygienist will… Continue reading Gum Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Options
What Does a Dental Nurse Do? A dental nurse helps the dentist treat patients and maintain oral health. As an oral health practitioner, they assist the dentist by anticipating the needs of the patients and by preparing the necessary instruments. They also help relax patients and build rapport with them. Assisting with aspiration, mixing materials,… Continue reading What Does a Dental Nurse Do?
Alveolar Bone and Tooth Loss The alveolar bone, a part of the jaw, is composed of ridges and depressions. The roots of the teeth reside in these deep depressions. The bone undergoes atrophy with tooth loss. As with other body tissues, the alveolar ridges respond readily to external and systemic influences, with resorption and deposition… Continue reading Alveolar Bone and Tooth Loss