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Dr Pooja Langote
Fake braces, also known as 'DIY Braces,' look similar to orthodontic braces. They include rubber bands, brackets, and pins. Nowadays, fake braces are used as a fashion statement. Teens relate an orthodontic treatment with someone’s economic status and hence, they are getting attracted to cheap fake braces.
The tongue is a highly vascular fleshy organ which gives a place for bacteria to grow. These bacteria include gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial groups. To your surprise, not all the bacteria are bad.
Tooth remineralization is the natural process which occurs to replenish the tooth enamel. The bacteria in the oral cavity produce acid and cause demineralization of a tooth.
Yes, the initial carious lesions or decay is reversible and can be prevented from further progress. But if the tooth decay happens to a great extent then it cannot be reversed.
Dry mouth is the condition of reduced saliva production which mostly occurs due to salivary dysfunction. Other causes might include are dehydration, mouth breathing, use of certain medications, etc.
Root canal cost varies between $700 to $1200. But to your surprise, it is still cheaper than having a tooth removed and replaced with crown, bridge or implant.