Frequent doubts
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What are implants?
The implants are preformed parts made of biocompatible materials (titanium and others), which are implanted in the jaw bone or the upper jaw and are intended to support and retention of fixed prostheses (crowns and bridges), functioning as natural roots. They are also used in an edentulous for retaining and stabilizing dentures.

Orthodontics, what is it?
It is the area that deals with the correction of irregularities in the development of teeth and bone growth of the middle and lower face, through biomechanical devices. These devices include devices attached to small pieces (brackets) bonded to the teeth (orthodontic fixed) devices, maintenance of open space, and other devices indicated to patients' needs. The aim of orthodontic treatment and target is to change growth and development of the dentition and associated tissues to achieve a dental stable, aesthetically pleasing and muscle harmony. Many school-age children require some type of preventive orthodontic treatment. The fixed orthodontics is usually considered more effective than removable orthodontic and should be done only by dentists specializing in orthodontics.

What is dental plaque?
It is a film that forms on teeth daily, which is inhabited by oral bacteria that are multiplying. The bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease.

What is dental caries or tooh decay?
It is the destruction of the teeth caused by bacteria in plaque. These bacteria produce acids that destroy tooth enamel. The acids are the result of the fermentation of food rich in carbohydrates (sweets, bread, pastries, fruit, etc ...). These acids arise in the mouth 15 minutes after ingestion of food. The ideal time to treat tooth decay is at the beginning When there is no cavity, may be treated only with fluorine or very simple and painless tecniques. Hence the importance of regular visits to the dentist, which is the only way to detect both cavities and the problems of the gums, at a stage at which treatment is painless and less expensive. Tooth decay is the most widespread disease among humans, affecting about 98% of the population.

what are gum diseases?
Periodontal diseases covering the gingivitis and periodontitis are diseases caused by bacteria in plaque. About 3 in 4 people suffer from these diseases. The gum disease involves inflammation of the gums and are easily treatable. The periodontitis affects all periodontal tissues. These include tissues beyond the gums and bone, other tissues that are responsible for maintaining strong teeth in the jaws. If no treatment is made, the teeth end up falling. In general, these conditions do not cause pain even in advanced cases. The periodontitis are the major cause of tooth loss in adults. One way to prevent such diseases is to avoid the formation of dental plaque by means of an efficient hygiene and tartar removal proceeding by a dentist(scaling).

Isit harmfull to grind the teeh?
Yes Some people grind their teeth at night while sleeping or during the day. This unconscious act is called bruxism and can be caused by nerve problems, muscle, dental or temporo-mandibular joint and leads to premature wear of the teeth by the constant friction of the same. It may also be the source of headaches, ear and back. If the person has an abnormal wear of the teeth should consult the dentist. You might have to use an an acrylic device (splint) to prevent contact between the teeth while sleeping.

My prosthesis was tight and now is large , why?
The mouth like the rest of the body will change over time. When the teeth are lost, the alveolar bone volume decreases. This process although stronger during the first month after the extraction is continuous. In this situation the best solution is to reline the prostheses (filling) or to make new one . However, is possible to reduce the discomfort of the prosthesis through the use of certain adhesives which can be purchased in a pharmacy.

What is fluoride?
The action of fluoride in fighting tooth decay has been and is the most important discovery in the prevention of tooth decay. For many decades, some scientists have noted that children who lived in places where fluoride occurred naturally in the water had fewer cavities. Fluoride is a natural element that can be present in many things, like the water we drink or the food we eat. The fluoride is absorbed by the body and used to construct our tooth enamel making it stronger, durable and resistant to acids. Today, fluoride is added to tap water (depending on the country), to the toothpastes and in small pills. Never forget, always use a toothpaste with fluoride.

What foods are most damaging to teeth?
The sweets and sugary drinks are a cause central to dental caries, although all types of starch can contribute to tooth decay because the bacteria in the mouth decompose it giving rise to an acid that attacks the tooth enamel. All foods and beverages that have a high sugar content should be avoided between meals. Should not be given candy, lollipops and candy to children, particularly between meals.

Sugarless gum are harmfull to teeth?
Chewing sugarless gum after meals can help prevent tooth decay because it stimulates saliva production, which eliminates much of the acid produced by bacteria. But never for periods of time exceeding 15 minutes and no more than two or three times per day.

Can the teeth be whitened?
A tooth may darken due to tobacco smoke, certain foods such as coffee, and the plaque. Nowadays, you can remove these stains by removing the tartar and by the application of certain whitening products. Also, a devitalized tooth may appear dark because when the nerve dies, it can contaminate the tooth dentin. In this case there is a suitable bleach treatment resulting satisfactorily in most cases.

Tooth sensitivity
When worn tooth enamel, dentin is exposed. With the dentin exposed the tooth nerve endings become more sensitive to changes in temperature. The enamel wear can be caused by the abrasion of teeth resulting from chewing or by the action of a stiff brush and incorrect washing techniques. To reduce the sensitivity there are elixirs and special toothpastes.

Is it important to use the floss?
The answer is cliché used by dentists in the entire world. You should clean and floss only the teeth you want to keep. After brushing, cleaning with dental floss is the most important thing to ensure good oral hygiene. This allows to remove the bacteria that remain in areas where a toothbrush can not reach. Unfortunately, many people only brush their teeth ignoring or forgetting that flossing is equally important for good hygiene. It is recommended that at least once a day, flossing.

What causes an abscess?
The abscesses are bacterial infections that normally originate from a decayed tooth whose pulp was affected. Its treatment often requires the use of antibiotics. However it is necessary to determine its origin and make the appropriate treatment. Due to the change of pH in the affected area anesthesia loses its effectiveness which is why many dentists try to first reduce infection with antibiotics and then to process the tooth that caused it.

Factors that may influence the onset of oral cancer.
The oral cancer has a high mortality rate and the detection time is very important. Any damage or stain the oral cavity to remain for longer than two weeks to be seen immediately by a physician. There are certain factors which enhance the appearance of oral cancer, the habit of the cheek or the nip lip, the continuous lesion in the same location caused by biting of the cheek due to incorrect position of one or more teeth, an ill-fitting dentures which continually causes some type of injury in the mucosa and not least the smoking habit.

Taking care after surgery:
Always follow your doctor's advice; Bite a compress for 30 minutes if there is bleeding after this time replace it with another and keep it over 30 minutes; Place an ice pack on the face near the surgical-zone during the first 6-8 hours; No rinse or suck the blood during the first 12 hours, it may remove the clot by the surgical-zone and interrupting the normal healing; You should sleep with your head high; Eat only cold foods, soft and liquid avoiding the area of intervention. Drink plenty of fluids and avoid irritating foods. Do not drink alcoholic beverages. Do not smoke for 48 hours at least; Depending on the type of intervention that was submitted during the 10 days may have swelling and bruising, pain, difficulty in opening the mouth and sometimes malaise and fever up to 38 degrees. This situation should not make efforts or demanding exercise; You must maintain a careful hygiene; If I have pain after the anesthesia, take the painkiller prescribed; If pain remain more than 3 consecutive days, see your dentist, as you may need antibiotics; Attend the control visit after surgery to remove sutures.

Caring while whitening:
Do not use whitening toothpastes; Do not use toothpaste with color (white only); No smoking; No coffee; Do not take drinks with dyes; Do not drink red wine or other beverages with color (eg black tea); Brush and floss before the bleach; Begin to whiten one hour before bedtime; After the bleach rinse the mouth; No eating during the first 30 minutes after the bleach; Use desensitizing at any time of day.