All you need to know about Dentistry
What is Dentistry?
Dentistry is one of the oral health care branches that aim to maintain healthy gum, teeth and every part related to the mouth, through the right diagnosis for the case that is evaluated by the dentist.
What does the dentist do?
In general, the dentist’s role including treating and preventing any problems can affect oral health, through the diagnosis of the disease that affects the teeth or the gum or any other part, and describing the treatment.
To give the right diagnosis to the patient, the dentist does the needed tests, then decides what the needed procedure to fix the problem is, it could be implants, crowns, fillings, and any other needed surgeries.
Dental specialties and subspecialties
There are 9 different dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association that have different roles, to give all the needed care for the oral health and those categories are as following:
- Pediatric dentistry.
- Orthodontics and dentofacial.
- Oral and maxillofacial pathology
- Public health dentistry.
- Oral and maxillofacial radiology.
- Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Most common dental procedures
There are many different procedures that can fix the teeth health conditions, but only the specialist will determine the needed one that you need after diagnosis, and the most common producers are:
- Braces to correct the teeth alignment
- Bridges and implants for replacing a missing tooth
- Crowns and caps for fixing the teeth decay or broken.. etc.
- Fillings and repairs
- Gum surgery
- Oral cancer examination
Those different procedures can be performed for treatment purposes or for cosmetics purposes, and it depends on your condition after the needed test that can diagnose the case.
Beside all of the above, you can visit the dentist just to get better oral hygiene through cleaning your teeth, and to check the overall health.
Keeping good oral hygiene can keep your teeth and gum safe from the different diseases that not only affect your mouth health, but your health in general
Sometimes the patient only needs cosmetic procedures to get a better smile through teeth whitening, veneers and luminaires… etc., aiming what is known by Hollywood Smile or any other techniques that can give a brighter smile.
In general, cosmetic procedures such as teeth whiting are easy and quick to do, to get rid of your darker teeth.
And all of that depends on the patient case and desire, and the dentist recommendations of course.
Tips from your dentist
Keeping your mouth healthy is not that difficult, so you need to visit your dentist twice a year, to get your check-up that can indicate any problem at an early stage.
Don’t forget you have to clean your teeth twice daily with toothpaste containing Fluoride.