This period is marked with the more noticeable darkening of the colour of the teeth and small cracks (called craze lines) beginning to become much more visible.
By the 30-40 year old period, most of us have started a regular pattern of flossing, so this period is very similar to the 20-30 period except that old fillings are starting to wear out and have to be replaced.
The early part of this period is overshadowed by the body’s attempt to erupt Wisdom Teeth into the mouth.
When a filling falls out, the tooth should be looked after without delay to avoid further damage.
I have to get a tooth out, what do I need to know? Extraction is something that nearly everyone will have to undergo on at least one occasion in a lifetime.
Clenching is when a person holds the teeth together when he is at rest. Bruxing is when a person grinds the teeth when he is at rest. Why do I grind my teeth at night?
Does my child need a sports mouth guard?
Fluoride is found in places other than the town water. Why, and what does it do?
Tooth decay is the end product of the action of bacteria on the teeth. Only a couple of kinds of all the many types of bacteria that live in a person's mouth are capable of damaging the teeth.
Pediatric Dentistry is the specialty of dentistry dealing with children and young people through adolescence, and special needs patients of all ages.