Archive for May, 2019
If you have yearned for a brighter smile, you might have considered using a toothpaste containing sodium bicarbonate or baking soda to whiten your teeth. Tooth whitening is the process of changing the teeth’s color and can include bleaching and use of abrasive material such as baking soda to achieve a whiter appearance.
Types of teeth stains
Tooth discoloration caused by stains can be intrinsic, extrinsic, or both. Intrinsic stains can occur on all of your teeth or just a single tooth caused by aging, tooth defect, or tooth disease. In contrast, extrinsic stains are commonly caused…
Dental erosion is the loss of tooth enamel caused by acids without involving bacteria. The hard enamel layer protects the inner structures of the tooth. Acids can dissolve the tiny crystals that make the enamel. When this hard protective surface is worn, the underlayer called dentine is exposed. The yellow dentine layer forms the bulk of each tooth and protects the existing inner structure called the pulp cavity. When dental erosion is advance, the yellow dentine can be visible. Exposed dentine can lead to pain and sensitivity.
Causes of dental erosion
Your dentist can detect dental erosion during routine dental checkups. Dental…