What is tooth decay?
Dental wear is a common problem in adults and children, with many people losing a tooth or two each year due to tooth decay.
Tooth decay can be triggered by bacteria, viruses, fungi or any other causes.
A blue tooth is a type of tooth that has developed a blue tint to it and is typically darker than the rest of the tooth.
It may have been damaged or broken, or it may have gone untreated for a long time.
What causes tooth decay and what are the symptoms?
When the tooth is affected by decay, the tooth can become cloudy or stained and may also develop redness or swelling, making it difficult for the patient to swallow.
The dentist may also need to remove teeth from a person to help with the healing process.
What is blue tooth?
Blue tooth is the name given to a tooth that is red and/or has blue or yellow pigment.
The pigment of a blue tooth may be the result of a fungus or bacteria growing on the tooth, or may be a natural product of the environment.
In some cases, blue tooth has also been caused by infection.
What are the possible side effects of blue tooth wear?
Blue teeth may become cloudy, which can make it difficult to swallow, or they may become infected.
In either case, the blue tooth will need to be removed.
What can be done to reduce the risk of tooth decay in adults?
If you have been in a dental office for at least three months and have experienced dental wear, it’s best to get a referral from your dentist.
They will likely be able to tell you more about the cause of your problem.
If you’re a child, your parents or guardians should also get a dentist referral.
Your dentist may be able use a test to help confirm that the blue color of your tooth is caused by a fungus.
The type of fungus or other factors that may be at play may also help to identify the problem.
There are also dental treatments available to help you regain your dental wear.
What other care should I be aware of for dental wear?
The American Dental Association recommends that patients with dental wear should not eat or drink for a week or more before and after visiting a dentist.
Blue tooth wear can also affect children.
Children can develop tooth wear if they have blue tooth infections that do not respond to medication.
They also may have other problems, such as a condition called enamel disease.
For more information, visit the American Dont Association website.