Frequently Asked Questions
Manual or electric brush?
Both have very good properties and used properly remove the plaque and prevent cavities.
The manual brushes are the most basic and traditional. They are cheaper and they come in many forms and types. They require more effort for proper brushing than electric ones.
Electric brushes have a head that oscillates and rotates, allowing the plaque to be removed without damaging the gums. Some studies say they remove more plaque than the traditional ones, they are also more expensive.
There are many types of brushes both manual and electric and both fulfill their function well, our doctors can advise you which one is best for you.
Proper Flossing Technique
In addition to brushing, the use of dental floss is an important part of dental hygiene.
The thread allows for removing plaque and food debris in areas that the brush does not have access to, such as between gum and tooth.
Use floss daily, there are multiple floss options, ask your doctor to recommend the most appropriate for you.
When you don't brush your teeth properly or attend regularly to your dental cleaning, you accumulate plaque that remains in the teeth. The bacteria it contains then produces redness, irritation, and swelling of the gums.
Many patients don't realize it because they have severe symptoms, but if it's not treated it can evolve into periodontitis.
Whitening with Bleaching Tray
The appearance of your teeth can be improved using custom-made trays and whitening gel applied by your doctor.
Recurrent Decay (Around a Restoration)
Even in teeth with restorations, cavities can be created around the dental structure again.
Bacteria go through the surrounding areas destroying the tooth. Fissures, pain or even fractures may appear.
If detected on time, treatment can be done as a filling or an inlay. If left unattended, it can reach the nerve and a root canal may be needed. Even the tooth might be lost.
Trauma- Fractured Tooth (Complicated)
When a tooth is completely displaced from the mouth it is called avulsion, usually due to a hit or facial trauma.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR TEETH.
The socket of the tooth bleeds and coagulates. It is important to see your dentist as soon as possible, usually you will have control x-rays and verify that there is no damage to the surrounding tissues.
Your doctor will assess the best treatment option to keep your tooth.
Pit and Fissure Sealants
Dental sealants are applied to protect back teeth from bacteria and decay in children and adults.
Clear Aligner Technology (Impression)
Clear aligners can be used to incrementally adjust the position of teeth to improve alignment and the appearance of your smile.
Traditional braces can incrementally align the teeth and jaw into proper position to improve the function and appearance of your smile.
Occlusal Appliance for Tooth Wear/Night Guard
An occlusal appliance protects teeth from wear caused by nighttime teeth grinding and jaw clenching.