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  • dental
  • Your dentist will ask about your symptoms, look at your teeth, and probe them with dental instruments. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In addition to other established associations between dental health and risk of disease, our findings suggest that middle-aged adults who have lost two or more teeth in recent past could be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease," Dr. Lu Qi of Tulane University in New Orleans said in a statement. (reuters.com)
  • The relation between dental health such as tooth loss and cardiovascular risk remains unclear," Qi told Reuters Health by email. (reuters.com)
  • Peridontitis and gingivitis lead to tooth loss and the loss of a tooth is certainly the end-stage of dental disease," said Dr. Russell Luepker, an AHA spokesperson who was not involved in the study. (reuters.com)
  • So it's good to brush your teeth and it's good to have dental insurance," Luepker commented. (reuters.com)
  • For whitening treatment to be successful, dental professionals should correctly diagnose the type, intensity and location of the tooth discolouration. (wikipedia.org)
  • In essence, tooth whitening primarily targets those intrinsic stains in which cannot be removed through mechanics such as a debridement (clean) or prophylaxis, in the dental office. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coloured compounds from these sources are adsorbed into acquired dental pellicle or directly onto the surface of the tooth causing a stain to appear. (wikipedia.org)
  • This restoration of the natural tooth shade is achieved by having the teeth cleaned by a dental professional (commonly termed "scaling and polishing"), or at home by various oral hygiene methods. (wikipedia.org)
  • Causes of extrinsic staining include: Dental plaque: although usually virtually invisible on the tooth surface, plaque may become stained by chromogenic bacteria such as Actinomyces species. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the journal PLOS Biology , NIDCR grantees report they have deduced a network of dental genes in fishes called cichlids that likely were involved in building the first tooth half a billion years ago. (nih.gov)
  • Many dental researchers dream of one day stepping into the laboratory, putting out a detailed set of instructions, and engineering a replacement tooth. (nih.gov)
  • Tooth pathology (or tooth diseases, tooth disorders or dental pathology), is any condition of the teeth that can be congenital or acquired. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is caused by consuming sugary or starchy food and poor dental hygiene and is treated by a dentist draining the pus and possibly removing an infected tooth. (wikipedia.org)
  • A secondary darker line often appears between the infundibulum and the front of the tooth in the middle of the dentin there, this is sometimes called a dental star. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, Pierre Fauchard, the Father of Modern Dentistry, is credited for the introduction of tooth polishing to remove dental stains. (wikipedia.org)
  • Within the last century, Dr. Fones, the Founder of Dental Hygiene, began educating students on coronal tooth polishing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dental tape is used for polishing the proximal surfaces of teeth that are inaccessible to other polishing instruments. (wikipedia.org)
  • The idea of a Tooth Worm is an erroneous theory of the cause of dental caries, periodontitis and toothaches. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissues
  • Teeth are not made of bone, but rather of multiple tissues of varying density and hardness. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cellular tissues that ultimately become teeth originate from the embryonic germ layer, the ectoderm. (wikipedia.org)
  • Study of a tooth plate of a fossil of the extinct fish Romundina stellina showed that the teeth and scales were made of the same tissues, also found in mammal teeth, lending support to the theory that teeth evolved as a modification of scales. (wikipedia.org)
  • loss of a tooth
  • Marking the loss of a tooth is a rite of passage that has been performed in practically all cultures for thousands of years," said Rosemary Wells, a former English professor and self-titled Tooth Fairy consultant. (latimes.com)
  • jawbone
  • Once activated, a small CPU in the handle plays the featured song on the chip by transferring vibrations through the bristles, which act as transducers, into the front teeth, through the jawbone, and into the inner ear. (wikipedia.org)
  • bacteria
  • It enables the tooth to withstand the pressure of chewing and protects it from harmful bacteria and changes in temperature from hot and cold foods. (kidshealth.org)
  • Although usually virtually invisible on the tooth surface, plaque may become stained by chromogenic bacteria such as Actinomyces species. (wikipedia.org)
  • dentist
  • But because they can crowd out the other teeth or cause problems like pain or infection, a dentist might need to remove them. (kidshealth.org)
  • My dentist has decided to extract a tooth that has an abscess forming in the root. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • The dentist has already removed a filling a week ago and put in a temporary one as a prelude to putting a crown on the tooth. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Each brush plays a two-minute song clip from a particular artist to encourage a child to brush their teeth for the dentist-recommended two minutes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fairy
  • The Tooth Fairy made her debut in the United States around the turn of the century, rooted in the belief in fairies imported by immigrants from Great Britain. (latimes.com)
  • The Tooth Fairy is equally generous to the well-off and the poor. (latimes.com)
  • Wells, who operates the Tooth Fairy Museum out of her Deerfield, Ill., home, believes the custom has endured because it helps both parent and child through a stressful situation, "the sociological change when the child shifts from home to school. (latimes.com)
  • While not as commercial as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy has done well for herself in the marketing arena. (latimes.com)
  • In the museum are more than 500 pieces of Tooth Fairy memorabilia, including small boxes and bags and pillows to stash lost teeth in and a plastic tooth bank in the shape of a mouse. (latimes.com)
  • Visiting children have left hundreds of their drawings of the Tooth Fairy. (latimes.com)
  • Sometimes the Tooth Fairy doesn't carry cash, preferring nonmonetary gifts. (latimes.com)
  • Any item that is important to a child can be left by the Tooth Fairy," Wells said. (latimes.com)
  • What about that most embarrassing of situations: when the Tooth Fairy somehow dozes off and fails to complete her duties? (latimes.com)
  • Tell the child that the Tooth Fairy couldn't make it to your neighborhood, but she will return the next night. (latimes.com)
  • The Tooth Fairy never fails to discharge her assignment. (latimes.com)
  • The Tooth Fairy is a warm, giving maternal figure that helps children accept and feel good about what's happened. (latimes.com)
  • Part of the magic of the Tooth Fairy is her fairness. (latimes.com)
  • painful
  • Normal wolf teeth without pathology are not inherently painful to a horse which does not have a bit in its mouth. (wikipedia.org)
  • If a tooth is painful, the gum swollen and inflamed and work was carried out on that tooth - it would seem reasonable to give antibiotics from the start. (netdoctor.co.uk)