Those small teeth are called peg teeth. The condition is caused when adult teeth don’t develop normally – or at all. In some cases, a peg tooth may be a baby tooth that was never replaced by a permanent tooth.
Parents often marvel at how quickly their children’s first set of teeth seem to come and go. No sooner do those 20 little teeth grow in then they start popping out—or so it seems. That’s why some parents resist having major dental work done on baby teeth, which are going to fall out anyway—or so the reasoning goes.
It’s not easy being a tooth. Three meals a day, with an average chewing rate of about 10 times per mouthful of food works out to 10,000ish bites per meal equals 30,000 chews a day. And many of us just aren’t kind to our teeth.
People who suffer from Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) experience frequent – sometimes constant – scalding sensation on their gums, tongue, lips, roof of the mouth, inside cheeks, and the back of their mouth and throat.
Dental checkups and cleanings are the most common type of preventive dental care. Regular checkups enable your dentist to spot and fix little dental issues before they become big problems. Cleanings help prevent dental problems from occurring by removing plaque and tartar from both above and below the gum line.
You may be able to brighten your teeth by a shade or two using over-the-counter (OTC) products, but a professional whitening treatment typically provides greater results. Talk to your dentist to see which type of treatment is best for you.
No matter how devoted you are to at home care, regular exams and professional teeth cleanings are critical. Checkups involve more than a quick peek at your teeth – your dentist will screen you for oral cancer, tooth decay and gum disease. Caught early, these conditions are far easier to manage.
Darker beers (stouts and porters, etc.) with delicious roasted malts and barley aren’t really evil either, but can stain your teeth over time. Skip them though, if you recently had a tooth whitening treatment at the dentist, have veneers, or are using at home bleaching strips to ramp up your smile.
It’s not uncommon for people to lose their sense of taste either completely or partially for a short period of time and very often a problem with your sense of taste will be connected to your respiratory system. Other reasons that your sense of taste may be impaired include: