September 24, 2006

Teeth cleaning homemade tips

Teeth care is very important, without them we can not chew well, which produces a bad digest.
Toothpastes and mouth washers do not clean tartar, which progressively destroys your teeth. To avoid this there are some homemade methods like.

1. Rubbing your teeth with strawberries or the juice of any citric fruit.
2. Brushing your teeth with warn water after each meal.
3. When you feel your teeth lose, chew raw water cresses.
4. For children teeth problem, they can suck a piece of marsh mallow root.

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September 21, 2006

What’s new on dental implants?

Our first recommendation: never be the first one on trying a new medical treatment.

New and revolutionary techniques come with some level of uncertainty, since all their risks and long-term complications are unknown. Unfortunately of the thousands of revolutionary invents that have come up on the dental implanting scene in the last ten years; just a few are still being used.

Said this, there are three aspects in which dental implant treatments are improving:

Esthetic: It not only matters functionality, but also having esthetic appearance. It’s usually required a multidisciplinary team to achieve great results. Periodontists, orthodontists and prosthesis specialists must team up with coordination.

Time saving: Every time we have to wait lees time between the dental implant placement and the prosthesis. Sometimes they can both be done in the same day. Among these treatments we find: one day teeth, teeth in “x” hours, all in four prosthesis, Novum, etc.

Bone regeneration: We can get back part of the lost bones with regeneration techniques.

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September 18, 2006

Braces placement: Does it hurt so bad? (*)

Let’s face it! There are just a few lucky ones who can feel proud of a straight, white and healthy smile. The rest of mortals have yellowish and imperfect teeth due to many causes such as a deficient diet, excess of drinking and smoking and genetic inheritance.

However, we don’t have to settle for this. Of course not, cosmetic dentistry has advanced at huge steps and is now able to work wonders for our teeth.

One of the most common recommended solutions by dentists is wearing braces. Conventional methods in orthodontics are still the same in essence, some have been ruled out, though they are now enhanced with new materials and techniques that make them more comfortable and more esthetic.

Braces treatment varies according each person, depending on such factors as: Age, teeth’s position, dental bone structure, mouth’s health and esthetic wishes.

The treatment lasts from one to two years approximately, as I said, depends on each case. In kids and teens is easier to handle because their teeth are constantly moving and not hard and fixed as adults’; nevertheless, the dentist has to foresee the appearance of wisdom teeth, since they could pushed the frontal teeth.

But don’t think if you are pushing base three or four you don’t have a solution. Of course you do. It takes more time because your teeth are already formed though, but the risk of moving teeth is far less than in young people.

The braces treatment follows these steps (the order is not strict) (...)

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September 10, 2006

What are teeth impants? Part III

What happens if all teeth are missing?
If you have lost all your teeth in one of your jaws, you have two possibilities:
  1. Wearing a complete flipper
  2. Implant treatment

Complete dentures work very well in many cases, but over time maxillary bones get reabsorbed and the fake teeth doesn’t fit very well, unless you use special adhesives.

Other people instead, can not stand a removable prosthesis for psychological or social reasons. The sensation of getting their teeth back and being able to chew well, turn into a great life quality improvement for many of them.

With dental implants the dentist can get a fixing point placing a bar upon two implants, over this point he/she can make a removable “overflipper”, that stays firm in despite of the chewing movements.

Another alternative is placing many implants in the frontal area and making a fix bridge, less notorious than the complete dentures, which goes fixed to the implant and is not removable.
Implant treatment advantages
  • More comfort
  • Being able to chew any kind of food
  • Keeping the size and shape of dental bones

Modern dentistry offers conventional restoring treatments enhanced with the use of new materials and technology, and also gives new options with the use of dental implants.

Treatments are personalized considering many factors. Not always the new is the best. Ask your dentist which is the most suitable option for your needs.

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September 08, 2006

What are teeth implants? Part II

What happens if there is only one tooth missing?

In kids and young patients is common the congenital absence of one tooth –that didn’t appeared- or it broke.

There are the following treatment alternatives:Removable prosthesis or flipper: it has an acrylic palate or holding hooks. It’s the cheapest system, but also the most uncomfortable and not so esthetic. However, it’s a good temp solution for a dental implant treatment.

Adhesive prosthesis : It sticks to the teeth’s enamel thanks to the application of shallow acids and then a resin. It can be temporary while a bridge or tooth implant is made.

Dental implants are an ideal solution for the reposition of a single tooth; the implant is introduced within the bone and; in a second phase is restored with prosthesis.

Once the implant is placed we can observe through X-rays its position within the bone, we can see it has replaced the root of the lost tooth. From now on, we have to wait between four months approximately for the upper jaw and six months for the lower jaw to proceed to the elaboration of the definite crown upon this implant.
What happens is there are many teeth missing?

Over the years teeth come out because of gums problems, cavities or fractures.In these cases, multiple implants placement is an alternative, since the teeth left don’t have to be involved to replace the absent ones. On the hand, this avoids the inconvenient of a flipper.

However, traditional alternatives provide a solution too, and sometimes, there amore more suitable for certain patients.

The treatment options when there are many missing teeth are:
  1. Removable dentures
  2. Fix bridge trimming neighboring teeth
  3. Individual implant with crowns upon.

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September 03, 2006

What are teeth implants? Part I

Dental implants consist of a cylindrical-shaped titanium piece introduced inside a maxillary or mandibular bone, through a small surgical intervention, similar to a tooth extraction.

Afterwards, between 4 to 6 months after the implant collocation, the dental surgeon will proceed to the crown elaboration that will be placed upon the implant, now intimately integrated to our own bone (bone-integrated)

What advantages do dental implants have?

The most important advantages are that you can avoid the use of fake teeth, as well as the trimming of the surrounding teeth for fix prosthesis. However, teeth implants do not represent a panacea for the reposition of lost teeth. There are many cases that can be solved with a conventional prosthesis; and it’s always wise to ask the dentist, who is the most indicated to suggest the different alternatives for each case.

We must point out that tooth implant most be done in team, under the charge of a professional in dental final restoration (prosthesist), since he/she must indicate which is the most suitable position for the implant, according to the work plan.

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