At a recent cleaning, you probably went through a process whereby the dental hygienist took a probe tool and poked your gums around your teeth. As he or she went, he/she announced a number aloud and another hygienist or dental assistant recorded the numbers announced. You have probably wondered about these numbers, why the hygienist does this, and what the numbers mean. Here is more on that.
Everyone who still has their own teeth has gingival pockets.
Did an accident lead to you losing all of your teeth when least expected? If the incident has left you in a position in which you are currently wearing a full set of removable dentures, there are better options for replacement teeth. There is a dental technique that can be used to replace all of your teeth without you having to remove them like dentures. Visit a dentist to find out if the All-on-4 technique is right for you.
The term "chiclet teeth" is used to describe artificially enhanced teeth that look like chiclet gum. Chiclet teeth look artificial, and anyone that sees you with such teeth will automatically know that your smile isn't natural. Tell your dentist if you don't want to end up with such teeth; the dentist will know what to do. Here are a few tips that may help.
Getting Shapes That Are Roughly Similar to Natural Teeth