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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth (the third molars) are supposed to erupt by 18 years of age. Due to the process of evolution and change in diet from raw uncooked food to soft and cooked food habits the jaws are progressively becoming short in length. So, third molars (the last ones to erupt) may not have enough space in the jaw. They may not erupt and get locked against the neighbouring teeth. These are called impacted teeth.

Pregnancy and Oral Hygiene

Pregnancy and Oral Hygiene

When you’re pregnant, you know how important it is to take special care of your body. However, you should also know that pregnancy is a time to take extra special care of your teeth and gums. That’s because hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy can increase your chances of developing gum disease.

Dental Problems in Older Patients

Dental Problems in Older Patients

What dental problems could I face as I grow older? Gum Recession and root decay: Without good care, gums can shrink downwards, exposing the roots of teeth. The exposed area decays easily and develops root caries. This condition may lead to pain and sensitivity. Worn out surfaces: The outer surface or enamel of the teeth [...]