We all know that simple actions such as brushing and flossing are important to maintain good oral health. Flossing the wrong way or not getting your teeth cleaned professionally can affect your oral health in the long term. At Saad Dentistry, we ensure that all our patients are always informed about different dental diseases. The right knowledge can help you to be prepared and take care of your oral health. Read the information provided below for your convenience. If you have any doubts or questions about dental procedures, please don’t hesitate to
Importance of Regular Exams
Because of our commitment to preventative dental care, we recommend a checkup every three months. Most dental problems start small but then they go through a rapid growth phase. Regular checkups enable us to identify these problems before they turn into serious conditions:
Serious Conditions Begin as Treatable Problems
Regular Checkups Allow Us to Treat Problems Early
Why Is Flossing so Important?
You should be brushing your teeth twice a day. This is a good way to prevent cavities. But flossing is just as important. Most cavities start between your teeth where the bristles of your toothbrush simply can't reach. To keep your gums and teeth healthy, you must use dental floss to remove the plaque between your teeth at least once a day.
How to Use Dental Floss
What to Expect
What Are Cavities?
Plaque, a sticky film of food and bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth, is the culprit when it comes to tooth decay. Bacteria that naturally exist in plaque break down the starches and sugars in the food you eat. A chemical reaction occurs, and as a result, an acid is produced. Like all acids, the acid produced in your mouth is corrosive which means that it dissolves other materials. Your teeth are the victims of this corrosive action. The acid dissolves their protective outer enamel layer, eventually creating holes in your teeth, also known as cavities.
Regular Checkups Are a Must
Repairing and Preventing Cavities
What Is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis, which is a swelling and inflammation of the gums, is the first stage of periodontal disease.
What Causes Gingivitis?
The Warning Signs
Diagnosing Periodontal Disease
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection of the teeth, gums and the bone that surrounds the teeth. It’s the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Stopping this condition begins with a thorough diagnosis.
What Causes Periodontal Disease?
The Warning Signs
Root Canal Diagnosis
The visible exterior layer of a tooth is called the enamel. Beneath the enamel is another hard layer called the dentin. The dentin surrounds a small chamber at the center of the tooth that contains the pulp. Tooth pulp is a soft tissue made up of nerves, arteries and veins. The pulp extends from the pulp chamber down through narrow channels, called the root canals, to the tips of the roots.
How Did My Tooth Become Infected?
Root Canal Treatment