Doesn’t matter whether you are a Dentist or a BDS degree holder or not; tooth problems should simply be a matter of everyday life. Just like you are aware of what diet you should follow or what particular edible items do not suit your body system, you must also keep enough knowledge about Tooth problems so one day when you come across any such problem, you are able to identify it as one. To elaborate our purpose a little more, we have put together all the basic problems related to the tooth in an infographic.
Straight from the guide of a Dentist, we have placed a few facts, diagnosis pointers, and treatment tips for different tooth problems into this pictorial representation. Starting with “Tooth erosion”, we have laid emphasis on its definition, how it could be identified, and ways to prevent it from happening in the future. Similarly, the infographic also lays the foundation for Dental Attrition which usually occurs while a person is sleeping; dental abrasion, which is caused by over-brushing your teeth to the point where your tooth starts to appear as worn out or lose its natural shine. Apart from Dental Attrition and Abrasion, the infographic also focuses on Dental Abfraction, which usually happens from flexural forces and as a result, a tooth is lost.
One of the major parts of this guide is Occlusal Analysis which basically refers to the analysis of your tooth structure when your upper and lower jaw meet. For proper grinding, chewing, and even prevention from various diseases, a person must carry out this analysis with the help of six steps mentioned in the infographic briefly:
- Dental Midline Assessment
- Fremitus assessment
- Erosion, Abrasion, Abfraction, and Attrition analysis
- Malocclusion assessment
- Occlusal Contact assessment
- Overbite assessment
Infographic by: Ostrowon.usc.edu