You’ve heard about plaque since grade school when the dental hygienist visited and explained how to take care of your teeth. I hope you were listening because it was an important lesson. All your dental woes begin with plaque, and today, your Black Diamond family dentist Dr. Chin, gives you a refresher course on dental plaque.
Your teeth can sustain wear in a variety of ways for a variety of reasons. In the field of dentistry there are three different technical classifications based on the type of tooth wear: abrasion, attrition, and erosion. Today, your Black Diamond family dentist, Dr. Chin explains that not all tooth destruction is the same.
Perhaps you’re not aware that some diseases can present symptoms in your mouth before ever being diagnosed. Mouth sores can occur with certain systemic diseases including HIV, Crohn’s disease, lupus, and Behcet’s syndrome. Now it is said that a saliva pH test can measure your susceptibility to such diseases as arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast cancer. Today your Black Diamond family dentist, Dr. Chin discusses a new way to diagnose breast cancer.