Tooth color: the determining factors

The color of the teeth, which the stereotype of the commercials would like to have an impeccable white, is actually one of the distinctive elements that characterize each individual. As with hair, tooth color is also determined by genetic factors. The specificity of the color is given, for each of us, by the dentine the innermost tissue of the tooth; the enamel that covers it is translucent and therefore makes its color shine through. Read more

Obstructive sleep apnea, the fundamental role of the dentist

Sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a sleep disorder caused by obstruction, complete in the case of apnea or partial in that of hypopnea, of the upper airways. During the night’s rest, in fact, due to the position taken by the body there is a physiological reduction of the caliber of the airways and consequently breathing takes place with greater effort. Read more

Smoking cannabis increases the chance of periodontitis

These days, Parliament is discussing the legalization of cannabis and we take the opportunity to talk about the relationship between marijuana use and periodontitis. Cannabis is the most consumed drug among Italian teenagers. 26.7% of young people between 15 and 19 have taken it at least once in their life while 15% have used it at least once in the 30 days preceding the survey, this is what emerges from the 9th monitoring report of the CRC Group (Working Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Adolescent). Read more

Bisphenol A. Dangerous for children’s teeth too?

Can bisphenol A (abbreviated to BPA) really pose a problem for the health of children and their teeth?

Perhaps not everyone is aware of this substance, used to create many plastic materials and objects, which many studies in the past have declared toxic and dangerous. Read more

Remove all teeth and insert implants. It should?

Implantology it is a practice lately very popular for a series of advantages that the mobile prostheses do not guarantee and for the very low percentage of failures, so much so that many may wonder if it is not more convenient to ask your dentist to extract all the natural teeth, perhaps not of the all healthy and then replace them with dental implants and then fixed, stable and safe prostheses. Read more

Fluoride for children: yes or no?

When it comes to children’s health, one cannot avoid tackling one of the most controversial and debated issues of recent years, namely that of the administration of fluorine in childhood. The doubt that plagues every parent, in fact, is always the same: is it correct to make our children take it (mainly in tablets or drops)?
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Milk teeth

Milk teeth. Tips for parents

When we talk about the health of our children, many conflicting theories and ways of thinking often arise, also due to old customs that over time have proven to be wrong; this also happens with regard to milk teeth. In this article we will analyze some precautions to have. Read more

Periodontitis, this unknown

Every day when we eat, a platoon of bacteria energetically lashes out against our teeth. By washing them after meals, we can protect them from the 100,000 microorganisms that are the cause of tooth decay and gum inflammation. Read more

Halitosis

Halitosis, can you fight?

Have you tried with mint candies, those with aromatic herbs, chewingum at any time but nothing, the problem persists. We immediately comfort you by saying that about 25% of the population suffers from it, but knowing the causes and remedies, you can counteract it. Read more