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Tips for Patients

TIPS ON DENTAL HEALTH


How to brush your teeth properly:

. Brush your teeth NOT your gums

. The function of the toothbrush is to disrupt the bacteria that build up daily on our teeth.

. Move the brush to a group of three teeth at a time, no more.

. Move the brush horizontally from the back of your mouth to the front, no VERTICALLY.

. Spend 10 seconds on every three teeth.



Tips for healthy gums:

. Gums do not bleed.

. They can bleed because of excessive tooth brushing.

. Generally gums bleed due to infection, dental plaque is an “infectious disease”.

. It is essential to brush your teeth, which includes all the interdental cleaning devices, once a day.

. It is essential to brush your teeth once a day, which includes interdental aids that clean between teeth.

. If gums bleed and teeth move or change their place, consult a Periodontist.

. It is impossible to regenerate lost gum tissue



How to avoid tooth decay:

. It is essential to brush your teeth, which includes all the interdental cleaning devices, once a day.

. Fluoride, which strengthens the teeth and weakens bacteria, is the most effective measure to prevent tooth decay.

. To reduce the incidence of cavities three things should happen: Toothbrush with floss + to control carbohydrate intakes + fluoride.

. A patient who is prone to cavities should control the diet.



Tips on oral rehabilitation:

. Not every root canal treated tooth will require a post crown.

. Post are not necessary.

. Not all teeth that swell up should be removed or replaced by implants.

. Tooth discoloration can be reversed with a simple tooth whitening treatment.

. Nowadays odontology is “minimally invasive”, i.e. do less, get more.



How to achieve a successful implant:

. For implants to be successful they should be placed in a “healthy” mouth, without cavities or gum bleeding.

. It is vital to study the host bone through a CT scan, not through an X-ray.

. Implants provide greater support for a complete prosthesis.

. Most implant prostheses are fixed, NOT removable.

. It is possible to regenerate bone; however, it is a complex procedure.

. Implants give function and aesthetics back to the mouth.

. An implant is not the same as a tooth. The tissue that surrounds the tooth- called “periodontium” - is missing.

. The periodontium provides sensation and flexibility to the teeth; the implant does not have either of the two.



What is dental laser used for?

. It has an antibacterial effect; therefore, antibiotics can be avoided.

. It is energy that acts as “a cell biostimulant”; the result is wound healing.

. Dental laser improves neuralgia.

. It improves paresthesia or loss of sensation after surgery.

. It acts as an anti-inflammatory.

. It is a disinfectant and makes a decayed tooth repair itself.

. It helps the healing process of the gums.

. Reduces dentin hypersensitivity.

. It is not magic; it is biology. It is “the future already present”.



How can I tell if I have periodontal disease?

. Bleeding, red, swollen gums.

. Gums separate from the teeth.

. Teeth that feel loose.

. Bad breath.


If you experience aby of these symptoms, make an appointment to see your periodontist.
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