Tooth Numbering System Dentists have a specialized notation systems for when they discuss and write about specific teeth. Each tooth is assigned a number and is therefore more convenient to reference. http://www.topdentist-ny.com/tooth-numbering
The worst food and drink for your teeth. Everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth, but acidic foods can cause just as many problems. Below is a list of common foods and drinks and how acidic (bad) or alkaline (good) they are.
Dentaltown - Each tooth has a job to do! Front teeth, called incisors have sharp edges to cut your food. Side teeth, called cuspids are pointed to tear your food into small pieces. Back teeth, called molars are broad and flat. They crush and grind your food so that it can be swallowed and digested properly.
#FACT: Chewing ice can damage your teeth. When you chomp on ice it places a lot of pressure on your teeth which can weaken and wear down your enamel. While it may be tempting, it is never a good idea to chew on ice! In addition to wearing down the enamel of your teeth, ice chewing can cause tooth fractures and problems with your jaws. #oralhealth #dental #icechewing
Please don't put a baby to bed with a bottle in their mouth unless it is water. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, or Early Childhood Caries (EEC) is most common in the upper front teeth, but the back teeth can be affected too. It is mostly caused from baby spending too much time with a bottle in their mouth containing any liquid with sugar in it, including milk and juice. Dentaltown - Patient Education Ideas