You should know…

smile_by_babyAlways the best treatment is prevention. However, prevention is a result of the right update and comprehension of the results.

A beautiful smile is not so difficult to be achieved as long as you are aware of how to protect your teeth and you realize what threatens them.

Thereby, keep up with the most common ailments and the things you can do against them.

You should know…

How to brush your teeth

It is necessary to know the right way to brush your teeth, in order to remove as much plaque as possible.

The wrong way of brushing does not have an essential effect on the plaque; therefore tartar and gum disease will appear shortly.

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Tips about bleaching

Discuss with your dentist what you expect from the process of bleaching. The dentist will collect all information and then he will suggest the plan treatment.

Listen carefully to your dentist’s instructions. If you have any question, ask your dentist.

Bleaching whitens your teeth. If you have fillings or crowns and dental bridges it is possible that they will need to be changed in order to have similar color to the new color of your teeth.

Do not look your teeth on the mirror every day after bleaching. The eye may not see the real difference. Look at them at the end of treatment so that you can see the real difference.

Do not exaggerate. If you already have white teeth and you want a hue whiter, think about the cost in relation to the result. It is certain that bleaching is safe for your teeth. However, this does not mean that you have to interfere with nature without a reason.

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Erosion of the enamel

Erosion of enamel is the phenomenon of thinning and gradual loss of the enamel surface.

One of the first signs of the phenomenon is the sensitivity of teeth towards cold, sweet, food and drinks.

This problem probably appears because of daily consumption of food and drinks that have high concentration in acids, e.g. fruit juices, carbonated refreshments, fruit and wine. When teeth contact these acids, the surface of the enamel softens and becomes vulnerable to teeth decay and even brushing.

The maintenance of teeth’s health requires a frequent visit to the dentist who has the necessary knowledge to advise you properly. In the case of the enamel’s erosion, the dentist can advise you to avoid or reduce the consumption of certain food or suggest a special therapeutic treatment.

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Usual conditions

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The usual diseases of the teeth are more or less known. Nevertheless, we will mention them in order to remind you what they cause and what we can do about that. The most usual diseases of the teeth are:

1/ Dental microbial plaque

2/ Tooth decay

3/ Gum disease-Periondontics

4/ Tartar

 

 

1/ Dental microbial plaque

The greatest enemy of the teeth and gums is an invisible thin membrane of germs, which is attached to the teeth near gums and is called Dental Microbial Plaque. Microbial plaque is responsible not only for tooth decay but for other gum diseases as well and the only way to remove it, is by brushing teeth correctly and regularly.

 


2/ Tooth decay

Tooth decay destroys the hard tissues of teeth. It is considered to be the most widespread teeth disease that appears frequently among general population.

If tooth decay is not cured on time, it evolves leading to total destruction of the tooth.

It worths noting that tooth decay is responsible for 40% of lost teeth.

According to scientific findings, dental tooth decay appears due to the interaction of several factors, which are:

  • Dental Microbial Plaque germs, as in combination to the sugar of food and drinks produce acids (and acids soften the enamel of teeth).
  • Type and frequency of the consumption of food that contains sugar.
  • Endurance of the tooth itself.

 


3/ Gum disease-Periondontics

Diseases of periondontium, such as gum disease and periondontics are the main reason for the loss of strong teeth, as they affect gum and tissues that support the teeth.

Gum disease, which has symptoms like irritation, gum swelling and slight bleeding, causes periondontics when it is not treated on time. The symptoms of periondontics are intense bleeding of gums, bad breath, pus and bad taste; however the main symptom is the looseness of the teeth as their support is decreased. If teeth lose their support their extraction is necessary!

 

4/ Tartar

When Dental Microbial Plaque is not removed daily by teeth brushing, it can be calcinated and be transformed to a hard layer that is called tartar (calculus). Tartar can only be removed by the dentist.

It irritates gum and promotes the attachment of germs, leading to the generation of gum diseases.

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