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Using the dental thread

What is the proper way to floss? Proper flossing removes plaque and food debris in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach: below the gum line and between teeth. Since the accumulation of plaque can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is recommended. Take advantage of flossing and adopt the following technique: Take about 45 inches of floss, wind most of it around each middle finger, leaving 3 to 5 cm of thread to work Hold the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, and slide it gently up and down between teeth Curve the floss gently around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth To remove the thread, using the same backward and…

Uneven teeth, treatment options

It is not uncommon for a tooth to be slightly longer or have a different shape to your neighbors, for which the situation gives us dentistry procedures cosmetic remodeling , through which your dentist can reshape the tooth so that it matches the rest well and return aesthetics to his mouth. The spaces between the teeth is another problem that impairs the aesthetic symmetry of the teeth , but these small spaces can be closed by applying composite material (resin or porcelain) of the same color neighboring teeth overcoming the problem. For situations in which the spaces are larger or other surface defects exist, the dentist can recommend the appropriate treatment as veneers, today one of the worldwide chosen procedures for its excellent cosmetic results, although usually expensive. The veneers are permanently bonded to the surface of the teeth, providing a new look and are usually made from porcelain which…

Treatment of caries

Preventive treatment of caries Preventive treatment is focused on each of the risk factors involved in the cavity: Guest: tooth protection by applying fluorides and fissure sealants. Diet: controlling or reducing intake of sugars. Microorganisms: to fight plaque is important to maintain optimal oral hygiene by physical chemical (fluoride toothpaste, mouthwash use) means (daily brushing after every meal, use of dental floss) and. Time: dental hygiene take measures immediately after the intake of sugars to control acid production. To prevent decay, it is very important to frequently go to the dentist to carry out a review of the denture. This should be done at least once a year. Dental treatment once prevalent caries In those cavities which only affected the enamel, this is remineralized by fluoride application. If decay affects dentin have to remove decayed tissue and then carving a cavity with restorative materials than those currently available. The most…

Treatments for stained teeth

Have a smile dull and do not dare to smile? Do not worry, if the staining of teeth is superficial, may be reversible, and color may be improved with “homemade” treatments. Tooth whitening for few more white teeth Tooth enamel is like a mirror, reflects light, but loses this capacity over time. Whitening toothpastes work with light and smoothing the surface of the teeth and make it brighter. Therefore, whitening toothpastes do not change the color of your teeth, but polishing the surface of the teeth gradually to shine. Tips:  The whitening toothpastes are usually abrasive. Teeth whitening kits for yellow: results and precautions Bleaching kits can be used if tooth discoloration is due to external factors (food, snuff, etc..). Containing products to be applied directly on the teeth after brushing and based on substances that contain or release hydrogen peroxide (oxygenated water). The concentration is lower than that of…

Treatment of gingivitis

If you brush your teeth gums bleed frequently or have swelling, see your dentist as soon as possible to prevent gingivitis becomes periodontitis. In addition to visiting the dentist, we recommend that you incorporate into your daily routine mouthwash after brushing. Use of this antiseptic mouthwash twice daily provides 24 hour protection against germs that cause plaque and gingivitis. TREATING GUM DISEASE BY DENTISTS The accumulation of plaque and tartar cause gum disease. To stop dental disease, the dentist removes tartar buildup and explains why the patient should adopt daily habits to remove plaque. During the visit to the dentist: The specialist will begin by making recognition of the mouth to see if indeed there is gingivitis. This will check the depth of the space between the gum and the tooth. Then eliminate tartar. This can only be done by a dentist. The dentist will advise on which method of…

Treatment of dental hypersensitivity

“Recent medical studies ensure that 75 percent of people with a specific hypersensitivity toothpaste not used for this. However, an appropriate gel can relieve instant and lasting sensitivity.” “Sensitive teeth may indicate other dental problems that require the intervention of a dentist, for example, caries. Therefore, we always recommend you see a specialist to diagnose the cause of the sensitivity and give proper treatment to the patient. ” Many sealants that are used to solve the problem of tooth sensitivity found in mouthwashes, toothpastes or gels that can be applied by the patient without the need for a specialist. However, other products and more effective treatments to resolve hypersensitivity can only be applied by a professional. There are special cases in which the decay or incorrect brushing causes such erosion and wear of the tooth neck is necessary to undertake a filling to produce the permanent sealing of the work…

Treatment of caries

Once the cavity is formed, does not heal by itself, you need to go to the dentist, which will determine which treatment is most appropriate according to their stage of development. The longer, more wins will attack the tooth and should be more intervention from the dentist. Therefore, it is best to remedy as soon as possible to maintain dental health. Phases 1 and 2: In advance of decay If decay only affects the enamel and dentin, the dentist will remove the damaged tissue and fills the hole with a dental filling (commonly known as “filling”). The most common are: Dental amalgams are silver and mercury containing silver and solidified after a few hours of application. The resin-based compounds, which are the natural tooth color. Disperse immediately. The dentist can also treat caries inlaid inlay and only. They are made of ceramic or metal from a mold of the piece…

Tooth sensitivity

If every time you eat hot or cold or when you eat something sweet drinks, you feel a brief but sharp pain, then you suffer from tooth sensitivity. Also known as hypersensitivity, it is a fairly common problem, in fact, 33 percent of the population suffers. But his solution is simple and is within your reach if you dedicate the attention it deserves. The hypersensitivity is typically temporary and is rapidly reduced. On those occasions when it is very severe and persistent specialized dental treatment will be required. Note that this dental problem is even more prevalent among people between 20 and 40 years and tends to affect women more than men. Causes of tooth sensitivity First, and understand why tooth sensitivity occurs, you have to know the morphology of our teeth. Each tooth is made up of three basic parts. In the deepest area found the nerve. On it,…

Tooth injury: what should I do?

How do I know if I need treatment? For any dental trauma should consult your dentist immediately to determine if treatment is necessary. Your dentist will examine the affected area and probably take X-rays. If you feel pain from a broken tooth, cracked or chipped, you can take a nonprescription pain reliever, but should quickly visit the dentist. If possible, keep any part of the tooth that is broken and take it to the dentist. If you lost a tooth by a stroke or injury, take the tooth to your dentist as soon as possible (immerse in water or milk, but do not clean). Probably, the tooth can be placed back in the mouth by a procedure called reimplantation. Dental treatment Chipped teeth: if no pain and the fracture is small, you will need to decide whether to repair the tooth, how and when. Depending on the size of the…

Tooth bleaching

Tooth whitening is a technique of lightening the color of one or more teeth to make their appearance more attractive. Therefore, it is a cosmetic procedure. Indications of dental bleaching Tooth whitening is indicated in the following cases: When the tooth darkens due to aging. In teeth with stains caused by food intake with many pigments (tea, coffee or smoking …). Dental fluorosis (excess fluoride is the origin of the spots). Calcification pulp or root canal treated teeth incorrectly. Stains caused by taking certain medications such as tetracycline. Dentinogenesis imperfecta (genetic alteration in the development of the teeth, which causes changes in the structure and color of the same). Contraindications of dental bleaching Tooth whitening is contraindicated in the following situations: Patients with poor periodontal status that has not been treated. When teeth have large restorations in visible areas. Root exposure. Severe dental hypersensitivity. Poor condition of teeth: caries, cracks…