How many times a person does need to see a dentist?

A person needs to see a dentist at least every six months. However, if they have a medical or dental issue, they might need to see a dentist every three months.

What causes gum disease?

Plaque, a bacterial layer, is the main cause of Gum Disease, also known as Gingivitis. Plaque sticks to the tooth surfaces and can lead to inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis may progress to periodontitis, which damages the bone structure. It is important to address periodontitis immediately.

What can cause tooth decay?

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that lead to an infection known as a cavity or Dental caries. The bacteria cause demineralization and destruction of the hard surface tissues of the teeth by producing acid when fermenting food debris accumulated on the tooth surface. Tooth decay is a common disease worldwide.

What is a Dental Bridge or partial denture?

A dental bridge, also called a fixed partial denture, is a prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. It is not removable by the patient. In contrast, a removable partial denture can be taken out by the patient. Different materials such as gold, porcelain fused to metal, or porcelain alone can be used for the bridge, with variations in the amount and type of reduction done to the abutment teeth. Proper cleaning under the prosthesis is essential for the recipient of a dental bridge.