A teeth whitening light comes in the form of a blue light emitting diode (LED) or laser which emits ultraviolet rays. These lights have a wavelength of around 480 nm and 520 nm and are used in conjunction with the teeth whitening gel to enhance the process of stain removal and lightening of the shade.
Sugars contain a high amount of fermentable carbohydrates which become the source of nutrition for the oral bacteria and the reason for plaque formation on the surface of the tooth. These bacteria ferment the carbohydrates to produce acids that cause acid erosion of the enamel.
A mouth guard protects teeth in individuals who have the habit of teeth grinding. Mild cases or early stages of apnea and loud snoring have proved to be effectively reduced by the use of mouth guards in the night.
Waxed floss is nylon dental floss coated with waxes like natural bee wax or microcrystalline plastic wax. Whereas unwaxed floss is not coated with a layer of wax. They are made of nylon or Teflon and are thin and less sturdy as compared to waxed dental floss.
The effects of HIV/AIDS on the oral cavity are diverse and it depends on the patient's immunity to cope up with such oral conditions like Oral Candidiasis, Herpes Simplex Virus, Periodontal disease, etc.