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This movie requires Flash Player Tooth Development
Sensitivity This movie requires Flash Player Dentine hypersensitivity is sensation felt when the nerves inside the dentin of the teeth are exposed to the environment. The sensation can range from irritation all the way to intense, shooting pain. This sensitivity … Continue reading
Diastemas – Gap in front Teeth This movie requires Flash Player A gap in the front teeth (Diastema) can appear unsightly. Tubes are placed over the two teeth … … and filled with Composite material. This builds up the teeth, … Continue reading
Smoking Affects Teeth This movie requires Flash Player Smoking has many affects on oral health. Increased plaque, tartar and staining can occur. Furring of the tongue (increasing bad breath) … …reduced blood flow to the gums … … which is … Continue reading
TMJ This movie requires Flash Player When the jaw opens, there are two movements involved… A rotation …. and a sliding. Cartilage between the bones smoothes the movement. Sometimes as cartilage wears, it may click during the opening.
This movie requires Flash Player Normal Development. Development showing resorption. Action of teeth under the gum. The tooth wears away the existing tooth. The existing tooth may be lost.
This movie requires Flash Player Gingivitis (“inflammation of the gum tissue”) is a term used to describe non-destructive gum disease. The most common form of gingivitis is in response to bacterial plaque adherent to tooth surfaces, termed plaque-induced gingivitis, and … Continue reading
This movie requires Flash Player Normal airflow. The Soft Pallet relaxes and restricts the airflow … The Soft Pallet vibrates, causing the ‘snore’. The Epiglotis may also restrict the airflow … … and may even cause ‘Sleep Apnia’. The Silensor … Continue reading
This movie requires Flash Player An impacted Wisdom tooth. Some bone is removed to gain access … … the tooth is split … … the roots are removed separately. The gum is replaced and heals naturally
Click here to watch on iPhone/iPad/Android This movie requires Flash Player Dental implants are small posts placed under the gum to work as the roots of missing teeth. A crown, or artificial tooth, is then fitted to match your teeth … Continue reading
This movie requires Flash Player After a damaged tooth is removed … … the ‘socket’ naturally produces a blood clot. Over time the gum will heal over the clot, and gum tissue is restored. However, after the tooth is removed … Continue reading
This movie requires Flash Player Teeth have a hard enamel surface. But poor oral hygiene can lead to a build-up of plaque which can lead to decay. When this starts on the chewing surfaces of the teeth it will be … Continue reading
This movie requires Flash Player Teeth have a hard enamel surface. But poor oral hygiene can lead to a build-up of plaque which can lead to decay. When this starts in the contact points in between the teeth it will … Continue reading
Click here to watch on iPhone/iPad/Android This movie requires Flash Player Root canal treatment is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth( tooth pulp) is infected through decay or injury. You may complain of an existing pain … Continue reading
This movie requires Flash Player Bruxism is characterized by the grinding of the teeth and is typically accompanied by the clenching of the jaw. It is an oral parafunctional activity that occurs in most humans at some time in their … Continue reading
This movie requires Flash Player Xerostomia is the medical term for the subjective complaint of dry mouth due to a lack of saliva. Saliva is produced by the salivary glands in the mouth. It naturally protects the teeth, washing away … Continue reading
This movie requires Flash Player When we grind our teeth from side to side … … the back teeth are protected to some extent by the canines. The back teeth are ‘separated’ as the canines meet. If the canines wear … Continue reading
This movie requires Flash Player A tray is filled with impression material. Study models are then cast from the impression material.
This movie requires Flash Player When teeth are ground from side to side … … particularly during sleep … … this can wear down the front teeth … … and the molar cusps can be chipped and damaged. Clenching also … Continue reading
This movie requires Flash Player Thumb sucking can have a detrimental affect on children’s teeth. Over time the top teeth can be pulled forward … … and the bottom teeth pushed back