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The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.

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Techniques For Changing The Shape Of Teeth

by Rose Hale

The shape of your individual teeth may interfere with your smile just as much as alignment or coloration. Luckily, just like the other cosmetic problems, there are dental treatment techniques for improving the shape of teeth. Here is an overview of four such treatment options.

Dental Contouring

Dental contouring, which is also called tooth reshaping, is the process of removing some dental enamel (outermost layer of the tooth) to achieve the desired shape. For example, if a corner of a tooth is too pointed compared to the rest of the teeth, it may be trimmed down to reduce its sharpness. Note that dental contouring is only suitable for minor tooth changes because it removes a small layer of the enamel. Removing too much enamel exposes the sensitive parts of your teeth to damage, which weakens your teeth and can lead to cavities. Dental contouring is permanent.

Dental Bonding

For dental bonding, the dentist uses a tooth-colored resin to build up the damaged sections of a tooth. For example, if a corner of a tooth has been chipped off, the dentist can use the bonding material to build it up so that your tooth regains its original shape. The bonding material can last about seven years or so before requiring a retreatment/replacement. Since it's not as tough as your natural teeth, you need to be careful with your dental care after bonding so as not to cause premature damage.

Veneers Treatment

A dental veneer is a wafer-thin material that is bonded to the surface of the teeth to hide a defect. Dental veneers are typically made from resin composite or porcelain materials. Dental veneer treatment is irreversible, so you should be sure it is what you need before going for the treatment. Most veneers stay in place for a decade or so if you take good care of your teeth.

Dental Crowning

Lastly, you can also change the shape of your tooth by getting a dental crown treatment. A dental crown is basically a cup that is used to cover the entire visible portion of the tooth, thereby covering up its defects. The crown can be made from a variety of materials, such as porcelain, metal, or porcelain fused to metal. The crown can last between five to fifteen years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth.

Consult a dental clinic today if you are struggling with misshapen teeth. Let the dentist examine your teeth and advise you on which treatment is most suitable for your case.

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