Sunday, October 12, 2014

Easy To See Dental Problems

Plaque: Some Dental Problems Are Easy to See!

One of the easiest problems to spot is a build-up of plaque. Plaque is the soft, sticky

layer of bacteria, which is constantly forming on the teeth. Usually it is invisible to the

naked eye, but when a person is not brushing adequately, it can build up to where it

appears to be a thick whitish coating on the teeth at the gum line. If not removed, it can

lead to gum disease. Gum disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround
and support the teeth. It is also called periodontal disease.

There are two types of gum disease:
  • Gingivitis  (say "jin-juh-VY-tus") is mild gum disease that affects only the gums, the soft tissue that surrounds the teeth.

  • Periodontitis (say "pair-ee-oh-don-TY-tus") is more severe. It spreads below the gums to damage the tissues and bone that support the teeth.

Another potential problem, which is easy to spot, is missing teeth. Many patients

assume that if they are still able to eat, they are O.K. But very often, losing just one

tooth can lead to the loss of support, and teeth begin to drift into the empty space,

causing a change in the bite. It also forces the remaining teeth to carry an additional

load, sometimes past their ability to adapt. In most cases, when even one tooth is lost,

the remaining teeth suffer and are more likely to be lost as well.
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Isidoros  Mereos enjoys bettering the lives of his patients through the practice of cosmetic dentistry at Precious Smiles in the Miami Beach area. Our team looks forward to meeting with you and developing a plan tailored to meet your individual needs. You can make an appointment with our cosmetic dentist by calling our friendly staff at (305) 532-9114 or by visiting Please don't hesitate to contact Precious Smiles if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry.
Precious Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Center -Miami Beach