Dental health – 9 important questions and answers.

Dental health – 9 important questions and answers.

Dental health

Dental health

What is gangrene ?

Gangrene is an infection. This dental infection may be accompanied by swelling of the skin around the tooth. The causes are untreated cavities and tooth traumas. If there is a level of dental caries, the bacteria can reach the pulp causing and this way  gangrene will appear. If is not treated, the infection can spread to the entire oral cavity and throughout the body.

What is tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity means the occurrence of mild pain and discomfort when you eat a sweet, when you drink hot or cold drinks or when you brush your teeth and when you use floss . Several factors can cause the tooth sensitivity  such as: cavities, gum disease, tooth fracture at the enamel abrasion. The good news is that it can be treated . Our specialists will gladly present you all your dental treatment options.

Which toothbrush is better to use: the manual or the electric?

Both tooth brushes have their advantages and disadvantages. The most important thing is to use a toothbrush to clean your teeth at least twice a day (morning and evening) for 2-3 minutes.

Whitening toothpastes are effective ?

Additionally, compared to other pastes, these toothpastes contain whitening abrasives and various chemical agents that help them to have a slight whitening effect. They can not whiten the  teeth  like a dental whitening treatment  done in a professional office and are not effective against tartar buildup. These pastes are ideal for patients who smoke, drink coffee and tea, and it prevents yellowing teeth . These pastes are ideal to use after a professional whitening was made in a  dental cabinet.

What are dental caries?

Dental decay is the destruction of substance at the tooth level. Cavities occur by decomposing the bacteria that come from food and remain on uncleaned tooth surface. Tooth decay can be prevented by cleaning teeth twice a day for two minutes and by respecting the hygiene appointments to dentist. If your cavities do occur, you should go to the dentist for treatment because untreated cavities can cause complications and tooth loss.

What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens tooth surface and help prevent cavities.

What is a root treatment?

If dental caries have advanced to the pulp, causing this way inflammation or infection,  the pulp must be removed. The treatment consists in the removal of  infected pulp, root cleaning and filling root canals with material. With modern technology it is not a painful labor, and after two or three sessions the tooth is fully restored.

What is a cavity?

The cavity is a hole in the tooth or loss of substance. The causes are: lack of oral hygiene or failure to clean your teeth at least twice a day using floss or an interdental cleaning  and persistence of  eating food based  on sugar. Prevention  is achieved through rigorous cleaning of all the surfaces of your teeth and by  going to your dental  hygiene appointments made ​​by the dentist.

What is the cause which determines the bad breath?

Dental studies have shown that 85% of patients  that are presenting to the dentist  with bad breath, called halitosis , have some causes. These include:  gum disease , cavities , dry mouth (xerostomia) , bacteria in the mouth. A mouth wash resolves for a limited period of time the bad breath, but it not treats the cause. You need to go to the dentist to treat the disease.

This blog post is an educational resource only and does not replace a medical consultation with a doctor .

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