Many animals have rather impressive sets of teeth. Having said that, you would probably prefer that your own teeth don't look like they should belong to a wolf or bear. The "pointy teeth" in your mouth are known as your mandibular and maxillary canine teeth. While noticeably more pointed than the other teeth in your mouth, some people might find the tip of their canine teeth to be much too defined.
The end result of dental implants can be nothing short of remarkable. It's a surgical procedure where the finished look should be indistinguishable from a natural tooth (or teeth), which is something that can not often be said for other elective cosmetic procedures. A metal screw is implanted into your jawbone and the tissue is left to heal. Once sufficient healing has taken place, a metal abutment is then fitted to the screw, and a prosthetic tooth is permanently mounted onto the screw.
If you're suffering from morning sickness, you may be finding it hard to brush your teeth effectively. Sometimes, the very thought of putting a toothbrush in your mouth will make you feel sick. Even if you can get past this point and start brushing, the actions of your toothbrush in your mouth may trigger your gag reflex and bring on a bout of sickness. Don't Stop Brushing! While it may be tempting to skip brushing your teeth during this stage of pregnancy, you should try to find a way to maintain a good dental routine.
If your permanent teeth have been removed or if they have fallen out, then you probably need to get complete or partial dentures fitted in your mouth. These dentures help you restore your normal chewing and speaking function, making them vital additions when you're missing teeth. But taking good care of them is vital to maintain their longevity. These golden rules are designed to help you prolong the lifespan of your dentures.
If you live with high blood pressure (also known as 'hypertension'), you already know the negative effects it has on your general health -- headaches and risk of stroke or heart disease are just a few of the problems you face. However, did you know that high blood pressure can also damage your oral health too? If you've been prescribed a CCB (calcium channel blocker) medication, you could be at risk of thickened, overgrown gums.