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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – FAQ
The child’s first visit to the dentist should be in the first year of life if the mother has had oral hygiene instructions during the pregnancy. If the mother has not had any oral hygiene education, she should bring her baby as soon as possible.
The average time is 24 months in most cases, although it depends on the degree of complexity of the aesthetic-functional problem of the patient.
The goal of orthodontics is to correct a malocclusion problem. To do this, movements are made on the teeth in a progressive and gradual way that place them in the correct position thanks to the pressure exerted by brackets and arches on them.
For this reason, it is important to distinguish between the feeling of pressure that you will have once the appliance has been placed, or in subsequent revisions, and the fact that orthodontics hurts. It is important that we demystify pain and give it its proper name, “pressure”.
It is rare for an implant to fail, but it can happen. It can fail due to infection, that is why we insist so much on hygiene, brushing techniques and control of periodontal disease, good antibiotic coverage and caution with the use of removable dental prostheses. These may be reasons for the non-integration of the implant, which would be removed and replaced again in a later surgical phase.
It is very rare. There are implants especially designed for those allergic to titanium (zirconia implants). Zirconia one of the most biocompatible materials that exists in dentistry.
Nowadays, thanks to the local anaesthesia nothing is painful. The implant placement can be carried out in a short time and in the total absence of pain. There is no pain during implant surgery although after this, there may be a little discomfort that will resolve in some days.
It depends on your dentist advice since not all patients are the same, nor are the individual risk factors. Low-risk patients, those without cavities or with good oral hygiene, should visit the dentist every 6 months.
Periodontal disease is one of the ten most frequent human diseases and the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Because of that, it is important to be aware of the disease in early stages and how it can develop.
The existence of periodontal disease can be detected, in addition to inflammation and bleeding of the gums, by the existence of halitosis, pain when chewing, tooth sensitivity, mobility of the teeth and receding gums.
If you don’t get treatment in the first stage of periodontal disease, gingivitis, it can evolve into periodontitis, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the periodontium (tissues, ligaments and bones surrounding the teeth). If periodontitis is not treated, it can severely damage these structures and eventually lead to tooth loss.
If the disease is in an initial stage, it is necessary to eliminate the accumulated bacteria through professional oral cleaning (scale and polish).
In the case of periodontitis, treatment is usually organized in two phases. In the first phase, periodontal bacteria are eliminated through scaling and root planning. We will also disinfect the soft tissues with ozone therapy for greater asepsis. In addition, the patient will be explained how to properly clean their mouth, and which paste and/or mouthwash is the most suitable for their case. Additional tests, such as plaque control salivary pH test, will be carried out when necessary. In the second phase, we will review the result of the treatment, assessing tooth by tooth and we will make sure that the patient is practising all the new hygiene habits to a good standard.
There are several risk factors such as:
-Lifestyle can become a risk factor for periodontal health due to the consumption of inadequate foods, lack of exercise or the consumption of alcohol and drugs.
-Smoking is the main risk factor. It affects the prevalence and progression of periodontitis and interferes with the healing of tissues.
-Genetics. Individual genotype plays an important role in susceptibility to periodontitis.
-Inadequate oral hygiene is another of the most widespread risk factors. Dental crowding and other dental malposition can make difficult to perform a good daily oral cleaning, causing a high risk of suffering from periodontal pathologies.
-Other risk factors: hormonal changes in women, diabetes and other chronic diseases and some medications.
No. Our priority is to carry out total analgesia with all the treatments, that is, no pain. If for any reason the anaesthesia is not effective at the time of the treatment, due to infection or inflammation, the treatment will be postponed to another appointment. We do not work with a patient in pain.
Bruxist or bruxomaniac. These terms define a person who clenches or grinds his teeth, both at night and during the day, exerting a force on all teeth, wearing them down, breaking them or displacing them. This force overloads muscles, joints, teeth and can even break fillings already made. It also causes headaches and neck pain.
A nightguard is a device that is placed in one of the arches splinting the teeth, hence its name. With all the teeth joined there is distribution of forces while biting, the functional height is also raised and the neuromuscular pattern is changed, leaving all the muscles and joints in a state of relaxation.
It is the acronym for molar incisor hypomineralization. It occurs in the last phase of enamel formation where the enamel in some parts does not mineralize properly. This disease was initially found in the incisors and molars of children in permanent dentition, but it is also found in canines, pre-molars and permanent second molars. The nomenclature will undergo change very soon.
There are many researchers around the world who are looking for the cause for MIH. It is not known yet if it is something prenatal or postnatal. Until today it cannot be related to anything.
– Cleaning teeth, cheeks and tongue after each meal thoroughly and carefully for at least 3 minutes, flossing at least once a day.
– Maintaining a balanced diet, reducing the intake of sweets and carbonated drinks.
– Using fluoridated dental products.
First, come and meet us. We are a close and friendly team of professionals who will take good care of you and we will make you feel at ease. Odontophobia is very common in the adult population, especially for those who have suffered some trauma. Our #painfree commitment will make you feel relaxed because we believe in painless and trauma-free dentistry.
They are indeed. In addition, we use the protection equipment established by current regulations.
No. Gums bleeding is a symptom of inflammation and therefore it should not be maintained over time, even if it is not accompanied by pain. You must book a dental consultation as soon as possible so that we can give you an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
No. Our advanced teeth whitening system, performed by dental professionals, is totally safe for teeth and gums. The high-water content of the gel we use reduces the dehydration of the enamel and reduces the postoperative sensitivity for the patient.
Indefinitely. Simply by topping up the teeth for 1 or 2 nights annually and taking care not to abuse foods such as cola drinks, coffee or tea, you will maintain the colour resulting from whitening.
Your dentist will assess you, determining your personal suitability. In principle, anyone can have his teeth whitened as long as they do not suffer from hypersensitivity or cavities. In patients with fillings, veneers or crowns in their front teeth, it should be taken into account that they must be replaced by others that match the colour achieved. Patients with tetracycline stained teeth or with enamel hypoplasia should also take into account that the result will not be as aesthetic as in teeth without these conditions.
The conventional toothbrush is more careful with irritated gums, since we ourselves can choose the pressure and the friction that we want to exert on them. therefore, for patients with gum recessions and sensitivity we recommend a manual toothbrush.
The electric toothbrush, due to the rotating power of the bristles, has the ability to remove more plaque with less effort than manual toothbrushes, but it cannot be used with pressure over the gums as it could damage them.
In the first place, a dental check-up by a professional should be carried out to rule out periodontal problems and/or cavities, since in these two situations many bacteria are concentrated in the mouth.
In 90% of the cases, bad breath comes from the oral cavity. This is mainly due to the accumulation of oral biofilm (bacterial plaque) on the tongue.
To prevent this, we must have a correct oral hygiene, especially on the tongue, use a tongue cleaner/scraper and a specific mouthwash for halitosis.
Try to avoid foods with strong smell such as garlic or onion, drinks such as coffee or alcohol and habits such as smoking.
Possible causes are:
- Dental caries
- Split teeth
- Defective fillings
- Worn tooth enamel
If the cause is caries or defective fillings, the tooth/teeth affected will have to be restored.
If the sensitivity persists and/or has other causes such as gingival retraction, a desensitizing treatment in surgery can be performed. Also, it may be necessary to adopt new brushing techniques with products especially indicated for this problem.
The most important thing is to determine the cause and not ignore it, as it could lead to a more serious problem.
Orthodontic treatment usually begins at approximately 12-14 years of age, once all the baby teeth have been replaced by the permanent ones, and the physical growth is nearly finished. That said, it has no age limit.
It is the part of orthodontics that is dedicated to correcting bite problems and lack of space in children, derived from alterations in growth-development, functional disorders and/or habits, such as oral breathing, finger sucking or atypical swallowing.
In the case of orthopaedics, early detection is important, because our limitation is the end of the growth and the prognosis is more favourable at a younger age of the patient.