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Dental Implants

An implant is a titanium root that is surgically placed in the jaw bones. Once in place, the titanium surface bonds to the jaw bone. A titanium post called an abutment, goes from the implant through the gum and act as the tooth part. Implants offer a solid foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They can support crowns and bridges. They also stabilize fixed and removable dentures.

Implants offer an improved look, as they have a profile and emergence similar to natural teeth. They preserve adjacent natural teeth as there is no need to trim a healthy tooth to place a bridge crown. As the implant surface bonds to bone, it provides solid foundation for replacement teeth. Dentures stabilized with implants are secure and have a better fit than conventional removable dentures. Implants function like teeth, letting you eat your favorite food with confidence. They improve the overall quality of life. With immediate implant placement, you can have an implant placed in a fresh extraction socket without having to wait for months for the bone to heal. This technique usually results in better esthetic outcome, especially when front teeth are involved.

To receive an implant, you must have healthy gums and adequate amount of bone to support and stabilize the implant. You must have an overall good health. If you do not have enough bone at the implant site, a bone graft can be placed to augment the area. A bone graft can even be placed in the sinus to augment surgical sites for replacement of upper molar teeth. You must also commit to keeping your dental implants healthy with meticulous hygiene and regular dental visits. Implants can develop gum disease as natural teeth.

Implants are usually more expensive than conventional crowns and bridges. Most insurance plans do not cover implant treatment. However, considering the benefits of implants, they are a better investment than conventional methods of tooth replacement. They also have a higher success rate than conventional bridges.

Benefits of Dent Whitening Procedure

Smile

Smiles enhance beauty. A perfect smile can even land you a job. For instance, companies prefer people with great looks to market their business. However, they mainly focus on their smiles. The spa-dent system helps in adding beauty to your smile. That will positively impact your social life. That is because most of the people you meet will fall in love with your smile. Hence, you will feel confident talking to every individual without fear. That is because you feel good about yourself.

Quick results

Individuals with stained teeth can seek pharmacy whitening or spa-dent whitening procedure. However, the spa dent is a better alternative compared to the pharmacy procedures. That is because it takes a very short time. The teeth whitening process will not take more than an hour. The process is still very effective even though it takes a short time. It completely eliminated every stain or discoloration. Hence, the patients get their desired results fast. That is satisfying and amazing.

Durable results

The results obtained after the whitening procedure are durable. However, the patient is required to abide by the instructions provided by the dentist. They are required to brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss them regularly. The dentists can recommend some products to the patients. Those products will make the teeth whiter than before. Thus, the bleaching results will be highly durable.

Confidence

People with stained teeth lack confidence because they do not feel good about themselves. They have a very low self-esteem. People with low self-esteem miss numerous opportunities due to lack of boldness and confidence in themselves. To restore their confidence, the discolored teeth ought to be whitened. The spa-dent provides a perfect chance for such individuals to regain their confidence and self-esteem.

Beautiful Smile at Any Age With Braces

Healthy teeth can be moved and realigned at any age which directly results in the improvement of the smile of a person and thus the self-confidence. It is always advised to bring children to orthodontists approximately at an age of 7 or 8, but that should not stop adults from consulting orthodontists. Perhaps you didn’t have braces when you were younger and have been conscious of your smile ever since, or as you grew older, the bite became uncomfortable and problematic. Maybe the braces you wore during your teens had only a temporary impact and the problems resurfaced after few years? We believe that it is never too late to have a smile that you want and in the end, psychological and health benefits are worth it.

The technological advances have made it possible for Orthodontists to treat adults in a better fashion which not only suits their look and lifestyle but is also faster and more comfortable. The braces available today are less obtrusive and more comfortable than those used earlier. The availability of aligners, lingual braces and ceramic braces which are replacing the conventional braces faster than ever, makes it possible for you to go about your life without even being conscious of your braces. Also, products such as Aligners are revolutionary and are completely different in how the traditional metal style of braces fix teeth. A series of clear plastic aligners are used which help in gradually shifting the teeth into correct position. Aligners are absolutely invisible which are designed digitally according to growth projections and predictions and realign your teeth without anyone even knowing about it. Each aligner applies pressure to certain teeth and as treatment progresses, these aligners are changed accordingly. Not only they are more efficient and comfortable but are also better for overall dental hygiene.

Although, childhood is the best time to get braces, as it the time when most changes occur. However, more and more adults are seeking treatment for crooked teeth. Whether you are 10 or 50, your teeth can be realigned and make you look more beautiful. Gone are the days when only the younger generation had the option to perfect their smile, as according to the statistics from the American Association of Orthodontists, nearly a quarter of individuals opting for orthodontic treatment are adults. Misaligned teeth can aggravate health issues and cause serious trouble with time. Thus, it is always advised to get these corrective measures done irrespective of the age.

Make Child Friends With the Floss

At the beginning, children are not very fond of flosses. This often makes their parents give up the idea of maintaining a habit to floss their teeth. But the future health of your children’s teeth is worth a little more patience and persistence,  flossing using these small tips.

  1. The earlier you show your children a floss and show how to use it, the earlier they will learn. They will remember it as an essential attribute of the oral hygiene.
  2. Show your child visual proofs that floss is necessary. Children perceive everything better with visual explanations. Show them the pictures of teeth damaged by decay and explain that it happens because of poor hygiene. This will help them understand the sense of flossing teeth.
  3. Choose the most convenient variant for a child’s small hands. Consult your pediatric dentist for choosing the best option together. The convenience of usage is a very important factor when you teach your children anything.
  4. Let a child choose the device. This will show your respect and serious treatment. A child will be proud to floss their teeth with the floss their parents let him or her to choose “like adults do”.
  5. Be a good example yourself. Everything you do, good or bad, your children take as an example, may you want it or not. So try to be the best one, and this concerns not only teeth flossing.

Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder

It is a form of carbon, which is processed to have a plethora of small pores. These small pores increase the surface area of the carbon which increases processes like adsorption and other chemical reactions. It is basically increasing the sensitivity of carbon towards reactions by processing it.

Should we use it?

Yes, definitely. In small doses, it is not harmful to us. However, precautions have to be maintained.

The benefits of charcoal teeth whitening powder

Recently there has been a surge in the popularity of using activated charcoal for whitening your teeth. There are a plethora of articles and thousands of videos on YouTube that discuss the same topic. The reason for this popularity is that it achieves effective results. So, let us explore its various benefits in teeth whitening for ourselves.

Whitens teeth

Activated charcoal is a natural teeth whitener. Any kind of stain can be removed by the application of its powder. Moreover, regular use of activated charcoal has proven to whiten the teeth over time. It also regulates the health of your gum. It can whiten the teeth with no sensitivity. Even people who have sensitive teeth can opt for this whitening solution.

Dental health

Activated charcoal is an excellent adsorbing agent. Adsorption is a process of holding a thin film of the material on the outer surface. What this implies in our case is that it is a very good adsorbing agent and it can adsorb plaque and microscopic tidbits present on your teeth. Not only does this process results in whiter teeth, but also promotes a good dental health.

Strengthens your teeth

Many activated charcoals present in the market are laced with various benevolent minerals which can be used for the health of our teeth. They can be used for keeping your teeth healthy and strong. Fluoride in toothpaste is used for the same purpose but is dangerous for us in various ways. But using it, on the other hand, is relatively very safe and promotes an overall dental health which is very vital for healthy living.

Regulation of pH levels

Another important use of activated charcoal is that it regulates the pH level of our mouth and restores it to an optimum level which is required for a healthy living. PH levels in our mouth affect our overall dental health. If the pH level in our mouth is not the optimum number, then it can trigger the growth of bacteria which can lead to many problems such as tooth decay, cavities etc.

Dental Implants versus Dentures

Here are some of the implant benefits.

• Permanent solution. Getting dental implants allows for teeth that will be there, long-term as long as they are taken care of properly. For most people, implants will last a lifetime.
• No movement. For implants that are done correctly, there will be no movement. Moving teeth can allow for bacteria to build up, speech to not always sound clear and problems with chewing.
• Easy to maintain. Dental implants are easy to maintain and just have to be brushed and flossed.
• Impression. Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. People will not be able to tell the difference between your real teeth and dental implants.
• Bone preservation. Getting dental implants will allow you to preserve the bones that are in your jaw.
• Facial construction. Implants help to protect the shape of your face and keep your face from collapsing. Since they stay in all the time, their protection is greater than that of dentures.

Cons of Dental Implants

As with anything, implants do have several cons.

• Waiting time. In most cases, you will have to be careful with your teeth until they fully fuse with the bone. This could take several weeks and you will have to wear a temporary cap over your teeth.
• Infections. Even though they are artificial, the gum around the tooth is not and will need to be taken care of to ensure that no infection starts.
• Cost. Implants are a bit higher than normal dentures. Most insurance agencies do not yet cover dental implants.

Benefits of Dentures

Dentures offer several benefits for those who choose them.

• Functioning teeth. Dentures will give you fully functioning teeth that will allow you to eat, drink and talk normally.
• Better appearance. Dentures will help you to have an overall better appearance with no sagging facial muscles. You will also appear younger with dentures.
• Pricing. Dentures are generally affordable with many insurance companies covering them.
• Healthy mouth. Your mouth will be healthy and you will have less chance of any infections.

Cons of Dentures

There are several cons when it comes to dentures.

• Not a permanent solution. Dentures often have to be refitted or redesigned to fit in the jaw properly. They may wear out and may need to be completely replaced.
• Fit. Dentures may not always be a good fit. They may loosen and slip.
• Extended cost. With dentures, you will have to buy bonding agents to keep the dentures in your mouth. This can be extremely costly.
• Face and bone. Dentures will not help always maintain the shape of the mouth as most people remove their dentures at night.

Both dentures and implants are a good choice to replace decayed and missing teeth. You will need to weigh both the pros and the cons when it comes to choosing dental implants or dentures. Be sure to ask your insurance company which one they cover to ensure that you can afford it. If your insurance company does not cover implants or dentures, you can speak to the company about a payment plan. Some companies out there have great payment plans that can allow you to purchase a great set of teeth no matter whether they are implants or dentures.

Make Dental Hygiene Fun for Children

Reward

Children love being rewarded with goodies from a job well done or for good behavior. Kids are more likely to obey, listen and do when they know something good is waiting for them once the task is completed.

You can reward your child for brushing his or her teeth for the whole two minutes, or for flossing or making it through a dental visit.

The types of rewards are up to you. You know what objects will pique your child’s attention. The only suggestion is to steer clear of rewarding your child with candy, or other junk food and soda.

Play Their Favorite Song

Kids have short attention span and will likely get bored or distracted when standing in front of the bathroom sink brushing their teeth for a whole two minutes.

Instead of setting a timer, which can make teeth brushing even more unbearable, choose one of your child’s favorite song that is two minutes long and play it while your child is brushing his or her teeth.

Let Them Pick the Tools

Your child will be more interested in brushing his or her teeth when they are involved in picking out the tools they’ll use. There are a variety of kid-sized toothbrushes that are small enough to fit into tiny mouths and children’s toothpaste with flavors that kids love such as watermelon and bubble gum. Have your child pick out his or her toothbrush and toothpaste. Both will be something they like and will be more willing to use.

Do a Fun Activity

Many children are fearful of going to the dentist, especially if they have not been exposed to the dentist office at a young age.

Most pediatric dentists will reward their young patients with some goodies after their appointment.

You can add on to celebrating such an accomplishment by rewarding your child with a fun activity, preferably something they enjoy doing or going to a place they love visiting.

As your child is screaming in the backseat on the way to the dentist, remind them of the reward or surprise that will be awaiting them after their appointment.

Do it Together

Kids are like sponges and will absorb any and everything around them. This includes your own oral hygiene behavior. Kids are more likely to enjoy or tolerate daily oral hygiene when they see that it is important to their parents.

Your family can brush your teeth together which will help you be more accountable and make your child feel included and happy to be doing a “big person” activity. Family teeth brushing time is also a great time to bond with one another.

Alcohol versus Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

Alcohol-Free Mouthwashes

Pros

  • Causes no adverse reaction in children if they accidentally swallow some
  • Doesn’t give off the burning or tingling feeling in the mouth
  • Is a good option for patients who struggle with alcoholism, have sores in the mouth, are diabetic, or who suffer from dry mouth syndrome
  • Doesn’t dry the mouth out, which is essential in saliva production and oral health condition prevention
  • Can have better effect on the wear, hardness, glossiness and color of tooth restorations
  • There are various types of alcohol-free mouth rinses that are effective in treating bad breath, dry mouth, tartar and plaque build-up, and the treatment of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Contains CPC (cetylpyridinium chloride) and active ingredient that treats tooth decay and gum disease
  • Contains chlorhexidine gluconate, one of the most effective oral care ingredients in mouthwash
  • Freshens breath longer because the natural balance of saliva and bacteria of the mouth aren’t disrupted
  • Doesn’t contain benzalkonium chloride, which can be an allergen, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), saccharin (sugar), or alcohol. Instead it contains sodium benzoate, sodium bicarbonate, and other ingredients shown to help eliminate bacteria from the mouth.

Cons

  • You don’t get that tingling clean feeling or the stinging germ-killing feel
  • It’s harder to find and can be more expensive

Traditional Alcohol Mouthwashes

Pros

  • Is effective at killing germs and bacteria in the mouth
  • Contains CPC (cetylpyridinium chloride) and active ingredient that treats tooth decay and gum disease
  • Contains chlorhexidine gluconate, one of the most effective oral care ingredients in mouthwash
  • Give off a clean feeling in the mouth

Cons

  • Contains sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which dries out the mouth leading to bad breath and a reduction in saliva production
  • SLS can cause minor damage to the lining of tissue in the mouth
  • Can create painful canker sores
  • Kills both good and bad bacteria in the mouth
  • Fresh breath doesn’t last as long
  • Not suitable for young children as it can make them sick
  • Produces an unpleasant taste in the mouth as well as an uncomfortable stinging and tingling sensation in the mouth
  • Only temporarily masks bad breath, doesn’t get to the cause of it
  • Can possibly increase one’s risk of oral cancer

Prevalent Tongue

The human tongue has millions of muscular tissues and working elements that help you determine flavor. This part helps you separate sweet from sour, plus it allows you to distinguish a healthy tongue from an unhealthy one. Tongue-related problems can wreak havoc with your dental health. These problems are either a cause or an effect to a certain problem. There are different tongue-related problems reported today, among the most prevalent problems are:

Terrible breath or halitosis is a condition that penetrates anyone, regardless of age and gender. This paralyzes your oral health and exposes your oral health from different health risks. Halitosis carries embarrassment, besides that stinky smell. Apart from impacting your self-confidence, this impairs your social life and debunks your oral health from different medical issues. Fortunately, there are various therapies used to combat halitosis. With the help of dental care, like daily brushing and dental flossing, your teeth, tongue and whole mouth get safe and away from local irritants that trigger terrible odor.

A black hairy tongue is both harmless and disgusting disorder. This hair-like projection is a result of a yeast infection and an excessive amount of level of bacteria. Another cause of black hairy tongue is because of medication intake, like antibiotics. Although black hairy tongue is a temporary issue, you should practice dental care routines. Dental care fights bacteria and infection that induce black hairy tongue. Brushing your tongue meticulously helps you scrape micro organism off to avoid the condition’s outbreak.

A tongue sore or often known as tongue blister, is another widespread condition caused by viral infection and iron deficiency anaemia. This involves white patches that make your tongue in pain and sensitive. Through the use of water and salt mouth rinsing, you get to alleviate the discomfort. Of course, the healing period shortens when you pair mouth rinsing with good oral hygiene and dental care. Whatever that cause your tongue in pain, it’s important to consult your personal dentist right away. Skilled dental experts can help you combat all sorts of tongue-related issues. Hundreds of approaches are available in their office, waiting at your dentist’s disposal to help you resolve and address your concern.

About Dentistry With Lasers

A lot of people are scared to go to the dentist as they are frightened of the pain and discomfort that comes with procedures, but having laser dentistry can cut down on that fear somewhat as they offer a minimally invasive option to a whole host of procedures.

Specialized dental lasers can whiten the teeth, reshape gums, remove overgrown tissue from mouth areas, remove canker sores and gum inflammation, help with gum diseases, and can help to expose wisdom teeth. They can also be used for biopsies, removing tissue from the throat, and they can erradicate root canal infection and be used for regenerating damaged nerves as well.

So why would a dentist go with a laser over the traditional method? Well, it’s simple, a laser is less likely to damage your gums, you need less healing time after the visit and you typically lose less blood than you would with the older ways of doing things. Patients are also less likely to need sutures after (which are uncomfortable in themselves) and are less likely to get an infection as the laser actually sterilizes the area that is being worked on.

Dentists get a bad rap a lot of the time. They are expensive and lets face it, dental appointments generally have at least a discomfort associated with them. When your mouth is sore, all of you is sore and you end up miserable, but now, thanks to the laser dentistry that so many dentists offer you can have your procedure done fast, and will less risks and pain associated with it. Sure it sounds high tech, and it is, but it’s also a faster and less invasive way to tackle so many dental problems, leaving you with a mouth that is working optimally, which makes the rest of you feel great too.