Thursday, January 16, 2020

Tooth Cupping

Have you ever heard of tooth cupping (dental cupping or dental potholes)? Good, neither have I!

What is tooth cupping?

Tooth cupping happens when the enamel and dentin that protects the outside of your teeth have worn down (erosion) causing concave dents within your teeth.

What causes tooth cupping?

There are many factors that can cause enamel erosion, some include:
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Excessive soft drink consumption
  • Juice
  • Dry mouth
  • Poor diet
  • Medications

Depending on the severity, your dentist may suggest one of the following to prevent further damage:
  • Low: left alone
  • Medium: small amount of compost restoration (filling) 
  • Critical: crown  
If you notice start to notice any concave dents, consult with dentist for further treatment options!

Image result for dental cupping
*Picture is from google images*

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