Flashcards in Teeth conditions Deck (10)
Bacteria evade removal by brushing and saliva and damage the (hole) enamel and deeper structures of teeth. Most cavities occur on molars and premolars.
Caused by plaque
A general name for disease of the teeth, including cavities.
Inflammation of the deeper structures of the teeth (periodontal ligament, jawbone, and cementum). Poor oral hygiene is usually to blame.
Inflammation of the surface portion of the gums, around and between the crowns of the teeth. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to gingivitis.
A sticky, colorless film made of bacteria and the substances they secrete. Plaque develops quickly on teeth after eating sugary food, but can be easily brushed off.
If plaque is not removed, it mixes with minerals to become tartar, a harder substance. Tartar requires professional cleaning for removal.
The upper teeth protrude significantly over the lower teeth.
The lower teeth protrude significantly past the upper teeth
Teeth grinding (bruxism
Stress, anxiety, or sleep disorders can cause teeth grinding, usually during sleep. A dull headache or sore jaw can be symptoms.