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General Dentistry FAQ
Yes. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out any remaining patient forms.
of course, each Esthetica’s dentist is fully licensed in the state in which he or she practices.
Flossing reduces the number of bacteria in your mouth. There are millions of these microscopic creatures feeding on food particles left on your teeth. These bacteria live in plaque which can be removed by flossing. Brushing your teeth gets rid of some of the bacteria in your mouth. Flossing gets rid of the bacteria the toothbrush can’t get to. That’s the bacteria hiding in the tiny spaces between your teeth. If you do not floss, you allow plaque to remain between your teeth. Eventually it hardens into tartar. Plaque can be removed by brushing. Only the dentist can remove tartar.
Ask your dentist to show you the proper way to floss. You will both notice the difference at the next cleaning appointment.
Dental implants are an ideal way to replace missing teeth. DB Dental can create a plan that gives you stable, beautiful and functional new teeth. Because quality and precision are crucial when it comes to implant dentistry, we take utmost care in planning and carrying out your treatment. You can be confident in the advanced materials and technologies we use to give you great results. Whether it’s to replace a single tooth or to create a full set of secure and stable new teeth, implants are a proven, long lasting alternative to bridges and dentures. Replacing the root of your natural teeth, implants bond with the bone to form a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth that look, feel and function like the real thing!
Your dental expert will be able to support a toothbrush fit for you. However, adults should choose a small- to the medium-sized brush head. This should have soft to medium, multi-tufted, round-ended nylon fibers or ‘threads’. The head should be small enough to reach into all parts of the mouth: especially the back of the mouth where it can be difficult to reach.
Children need to use smaller brushes but with the same type of threads. You can now buy more specific toothbrushes. For instance, people with sensitive teeth can now use softer-bristled brushes. There are also smaller-headed toothbrushes for people with crooked or irregular teeth. Some people find it difficult to hold a toothbrush, for example, because they have Parkinson’s disease or physical disability. There are now toothbrushes which have large handles and angled heads to make them easier to use.
Many people do not see a dentist on a regular basis. They only go when they have a problem. This is known as “crisis treatment” versus “preventive treatment.” While these patients may feel they are saving money, it often ends up costing much more in money and time. This is because many dental problems do not have symptoms until they reach the advanced stages of the disease process. An example is tooth decay. It is typical to hear, “Nothing hurts… I don’t have any problems.” Tooth decay often does not hurt until it gets close to the nerve of the tooth. It is not uncommon to see a patient with a huge cavity who has never felt a thing. The dentist can usually detect a cavity 3-4 years before it develops any symptoms. This early detection can help you prevent root canal treatment.
Make it fun! If you are enthusiastic about brushing your teeth, your children will also be enthusiastic. Children want to do the things their parents do. If your children see you brushing your teeth and displaying good dental habits, they will follow. Ask the dentist for other creative ways to get children to brush their teeth.
Getting your children to brush starts with taking them to the dentist at an early age. All children should be seen by their first birthday or 6 months after the eruption of the first tooth.
Always spend two to three minutes brushing your teeth. It takes that long to get rid of the bacteria that destroy tooth enamel. Do not brush too hard. It takes very little pressure to remove bacteria and plaque. Floss at least once a day. Flossing is the only way to get bacteria from between your teeth.
Watch the sugar you eat. There is sugar in candy, fruits, crackers and chips. These are the foods that the bacteria in your mouth like best. Be mindful of foods like raisins and peanut butter that stick to your teeth. They can provide a constant supply for the bacteria eating into your teeth. Try to minimize the times during the day when sweet items are eaten and brush your teeth afterwards.
If you cannot brush after a meal, rinse your mouth with water – which can help to remove food from your teeth. Chewing sugarless gum after a meal can also help. Chewing deskulates the flow of your saliva which acts as a natural plaque-fighting substance. And do not forget your regular dental visits. Good dental habits will go a long way toward a no-cavity visit.
Dental X-rays are typically done yearly. They can happen more often if your dentist is tracking the progress of a dental problem or treatment.
Factors affecting how often you get dental X-rays may include:
your current dental health
any signs of oral disease
If you’re a new patient, you’ll probably undergo dental X-rays so that your new dentist can get a clear picture of your dental health. This is especially important if you don’t have any X-rays from your previous dentist.
Children may need to have dental X-rays more often than adults because their dentists might need to monitor the growth of their adult teeth. This is important because it can help the dentist determine if baby teeth need to be pulled to prevent complications, such as adult teeth growing in behind baby teeth.
Daily brushing and cleaning between your teeth is important because it removes plaque. If the plaque isn’t removed, it continues to build up, feeding on the bits of food left behind and causing tooth decay and gum disease.
Dental Implant FAQ
Dental implants are small titanium stakes that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place in the dental office. After the implant has been placed in your jawbone, a complete lifelike porcelain tooth crown is attached. In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed.
Most dental implant treatments involve less pain than a tooth extraction. Our office is equipped with doctors and staff trained to safely provide conventional techniques of anesthesia as well as a variety of intravenous sedation anesthesia options. Operative procedures will seem both pleasant and brief when effective local and IV anesthesia is chosen.
Generally, they last longer than regular dental work, as long as you take care of them properly with daily cleaning, just like your natural teeth, (floss, brush, etc.). When properly maintained and good oral health exists, it is possible for implants to last a lifetime.
Not at all, you are never too old. Patients over 90 years of age have succeeded loose partials and full dentures with implant-supported rehabilitation and the comment we hear most is “I wish I had done this sooner!” They are enjoying the benefits of easier chewing, speaking and a better quality of life.
You can restore a single tooth, many teeth or all your teeth with implants. You don’t even need one implant for every lost tooth. As few as two Implants can support a removable lower denture, while as few as four implants can provide a full, strong set of a top or bottom teeth.
Our patients tell us they’ve had great changes in their strength to chew foods and they are now able to bite and eat what they couldn’t before implant placement.
Your dental implant expert or oral surgeon will tell you how to care for your implants after surgery. It is very important to make sure you clean them regularly and completely to prevent gum disease and possible infection. Follow the instructions your dental team or oral surgeon gives you.
Root loss leads to bone loss, which may need a more complex treatment in the future. You will also have to continue to get your removable prosthesis or denture adjusted, refined or even replaced from time to time. The additions on a partial tug on adjacent teeth and your chewing ability will not be improved. In addition to that, there will be costs for future denture adhesives and cleaners. Your denture will cause you soreness and pain and may lead to a worsened condition as the jawbone deteriorates.
It differs from individual to individual and with health and habits. For a healthy individual with good oral cleanliness and good health, dental implants are predictably successful with reported success rates above 90-95 percent. our expert Dr. Dhaval Trivedi have above 98 % success rates in dental implants.