Tips and facts about teeth, dental care and more happy smiles
Did you know that in certain countries identified or "named" a tooth to log its location and type where the numbers indicate the tooth there is (Tooth numbering system) >> 1: Large teeth - 2: Small teeth - 3: Corner Dental - 4: First small cheek tooth - 5: Other small molar - 6: First major cheek tooth (6 years) - 7: Second major cheek tooth (12 years) - 8: Third large molar (wisdom tooth) - 01: Large milk teeth - 02: Small milk teeth - 03: Milk Corner Dental - 04: The first milk molar - 05: The second milk molar. The system is called 'Haderup's Nomenclature', where + indicates that we are talking about the upper jaw, and - the lower jaw. As an example this means that the 3 + therefore, the corner is the second in the upper jaw side of the page. -6 Is first large cheek tooth in lower jaw left side. 05 + is the second milk molar in the mandibular right side etc. Each surface of a tooth is also indicated by a figure >> Flat 1: is the chewing surface. - Flat 2: is the side facing toward the midline. - Flat 3: is the side facing the cheek and lips. - Flat 4: is the side facing away from the midline. - Flat 5: is the side facing toward the roof of the mouth / tongue. For example, means "flat 1 -6; caries" that there is a hole in the mandibular first large molar on the left side.
Did you know that humans have 20 milk teeth all fall out before puberty and replaced with 32 permanent teeth. Including 8 incisors, 4 canines, 16 molars and 4 wisdom teeth, if all else teeth are brought. Teeth have many functions such as they grind food, helping to dan-ing of words during speech, and so they have a major impact on our appearance. If you are missing many teeth in your mouth, it goes not only beyond one's ability to chew, but also one's psychological wellbeing, quality of life and social contacts are affected. Only if you have at least 20 own natural teeth in your mouth, you have a functional dentition.
Did you know that Dental assistants may perform dental cleanings and low fillings and root canals Dental hygienists - as long as the dentist takes responsibility. This is the result of a new authorization Act that removes restrictions on use of assistants. The law thus means that it is up to the dentist to determine which treatments his or her staff are qualified to perform. As long as the dentist show care and conscientiousness, the law is respected.
Did you know that you have to pay for 'No show' from missed appointment. It is permissible to send a bill for a small amount of arrival from an agreed consultation. In dentists' agreement states that the consumer within 2 hours before an appointment with the dentist should make sure to cancel.
Did you know that insurance distinction between damage to teeth and chew damage and that not all disability insurance covers damage to teeth and even fewer cover chewing damage. It is therefore a good idea to check his accident to see if it also covers dental injuries.
Did you know that nature is to "eliminate" wisdom teeth. According to the researchers due to the fact that the human jaw has become smaller and no longer accommodate all the teeth. 10 percent of the population lacks facilities for wisdom teeth from birth.
Did you know that studies have shown that mouthwashes can in no way substitute for brushing. The toothbrush is still the best weapon against tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Did you know that if you are retired, you may get financial help for dental visits if you can not afford. Ask your local authorities on how the funding rules are.
Did you know that tartar is formed when bacterial coating on the teeth calcify. It is the calcium in saliva, which are deposited in the coatings.
Did you know that you can correct teeth as an adult, and that the fixed bracket can often put on the inside of the teeth.
Did you know that about one in four adults suffer from sensitive teeth and that the cause may be an improper brushing technique.
Did you know that regular fluoride rinse give stronger teeth to prevent caries and reduce the risk of getting cavities.
Did you know that it can help to brush your tongue with a toothbrush if you suffer from bad breath.