Proper dental hygiene can help prevent diseases that are very serious and dangerous to your oral health, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. It is therefore advisable to schedule a dental cleaning conducted by our specialized doctors every 6 months.
Proper brushing of your teeth with an appropriate toothpaste after each meal and the use of dental floss is very important to maintain good health of gums and teeth. However, no matter how meticulously we take care of our oral hygiene, there are limitations to how well we can adequately clean our teeth without special tools. Inevitably, there will be a build-up of plaque and tartar making regular teeth cleaning a necessity.
During this deep teeth cleaning session, your doctor will perform a medical examination to determine whether you are showing signs of gingivitis, periodontitis or if you have any other dental issue that needs to be seen to.
Dental cleaning takes about half an hour. By using special tools, your specialist will remove plaque and hard deposits from each tooth individually from the surface of each tooth, their base and in between. The deep cleaning procedure is followed by Airflow, a new alternative technique of removing surface stains on teeth such as pigments and discolouration.
At the end of your appointment, you will receive instructions for proper oral hygiene: correct use of toothbrush and dental floss, plus how to choose the ideal product type of each for your teeth.
Your teeth are valuable and therefore well protected in your oral cavity. However, you may suffer a dental injury while playing sports or even a crack or break in case of an accident or fall.
If you are involved in an accident or fall and hit one or more teeth, remember that it is very important to stay calm. Check your mouth. If one or more of your teeth are missing, make sure you look for them before you leave the scene of the accident. As soon as you locate them, hold each tooth by the crown (the outer surface of the tooth and its only visible part) and not by its root. Store them in a glass of saline solution or if this is not possible then in a glass of fresh milk. Make sure to visit us directly at one of our clinics. Repositioning a tooth is perfectly possible!
If you are an athlete, it is very important that you protect your teeth during sporting events. It is therefore recommended to use a special soft mouthguard that will protect your teeth, lips, cheeks and gums from sports-related injuries. This mouthguard is custom-made from rubber like material and is designed to fit just above your teeth and gums, to protect them from being injured through contact sports.
Are you unhappy with your smile? Are some or most of your teeth crooked? Are you interested in orthodontic treatment? Scientific research and new techniques combined with past experience have led many adults to seek solutions to their orthodontic problems. Enhancement of appearance as well a desire to appear younger can also motivate adults to seek orthodontic treatment.
You can expect your first visit to last about half an hour. During this appointment an initial assessment of the issue will be made as well as an evaluation of your oral hygiene. You will be informed about available orthodontic treatments and their relevant methods. At the second appointment you will be asked to bring along a recent panoramic and a cephalometric X-ray. We will also take imprints and images for our files. Your final treatment plan will be presented to you once we have assessed all the data.
Orthodontic treatment can take several months or even years. It can usually be expected to last 1.5 to 2 years while its duration depends on the type of problem, your age, as well as your observing of scheduled appointments, good care of orthodontic appliances as well as consistent adherence to the instructions given for each stage of treatment.
If the decision is made that you need a permanent dental appliance such as braces, you may feel pressure on your teeth especially during the first few days of application. This can be expected to gradually subside in less than 5 days. This discomfort is minor and temporary when compared to the expected outcome of orthodontic treatment.
There are three main types of braces: (a) traditional fixed metal braces which are placed on the front surface of teeth, (b) ceramic braces (white braces) and (c) lingual (or hidden) braces which are placed on the back surface of teeth. Our orthodontist will recommend the best orthodontic treatment for your specific needs.
A new innovative treatment method called Invisalign aligners is becoming more and more popular recently. It’s a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Using state-of-the-art 3D computer imaging technology, Invisalign software will generate a complete personalised treatment plan, based on the initial position of your teeth to their final desired position. Then, a series of custom-made clear aligner trays will be made specially for your teeth so that they move little by little, through a series of carefully controlled movements.
You will wear each aligner tray for about two weeks and then replace it with the next custom-made one so that your teeth move slowly and progressively to the expected final position.
Invisalign clear aligners fit safely and snugly on your teeth and have been clinically proven to improve tooth movement control by gently moving teeth to their desired position.
If you are dealing with any dental issues such as discomfort, fractures, pain or sensitivity to heat or cold we are here to help you. In our well-equipped and friendly clinic, our specialists will take care of you using the latest techniques, provide dental treatment and rehabilitation, while placing full emphasis on communication and personalised care.
The condition of your teeth plays an important role in your overall self-confidence and health. If you feel like the appearance of your teeth is affecting your lifestyle and want to do something about it, book an appointment with us and we can discuss your options together.
If your teeth have been damaged or have suffered heavy decay, we are here to help you. There are times when tooth replacement is the best option for a particular condition, whether due to injury, gum disease or genetics. Our team will assess your particular case and offer the best option for you.
Dental bridges: can be a good option to replace missing teeth. The bridge is a fixed or removable device that uses existing teeth on both sides of the gap as an anchor. Your specialist will evaluate if these teeth are strong enough to support a bridge and have good bone support before we conclude that a bridge is a good choice for you.
Dental implants: act as a substitute for the natural roots of the teeth and hold the replacement teeth in place. Dental implants are cylindrical in shape and look like small screws, on which crowns, bridges or dentures are mounted to replace missing teeth. Adhering to good oral hygiene can ensure that your implants last a lifetime. They are the most modern way to replace teeth and can be applied whether you have lost all your teeth or just one.
If you are not satisfied with your smile, we have the perfect solution for you. Treatments have been specifically designed to rejuvenate and renew the appearance, health and function of your teeth and mouth, and ultimately restore the harmony of your smile. We understand that a beautiful and healthy smile plays a leading role in your self-confidence and self-esteem. Our dental team specializes in designing and creating a treatment that suits you and your needs.
As we get older, our teeth have a tendency to darken. This is partly due to aging, but it is also made worse by the foods we eat and drink, as well as other habits such as smoking, drinking tea and coffee, red wine. Foods that are brightly coloured can also affect the overall shade of your teeth.
Teeth whitening is the ideal treatment to improve the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. Our team will adapt the whitening system that suits you and your teeth. Teeth whitening can be a very effective way to brighten the natural shade of your teeth without damaging the enamel. For a more natural result, the initial shade of the tooth is “whitened” in a lighter shade instead of becoming completely white which can look unnatural and have the opposite desired result.
You can expect the duration of the treatment to vary depending on how discoloured your teeth are to begin with and the shade you want to achieve. However, it can usually be completed within two to four weeks.
Pregnancy is a wonderful time in the life of any woman, which is accompanied by many changes, both physical and psychological. Many expectant mothers can be devoted to the child they will give birth to in a short time and tend to neglect themselves and their oral health. You can read on for essential information for expectant mothers relating to the importance of their own oral health and what to look out for during pregnancy in order for their baby to have strong teeth in the future.
It may sound strange but one of the first pieces of advice we give to a pregnant woman or a woman who wants to get pregnant is to take care of her oral hygiene. The reason we do this is because a diagnosis during pregnancy can carry multiple risks. It is more difficult to heal damaged or decayed teeth during pregnancy as the risks are much greater. In pregnancy, women will experience increased sensitivity in their gums, which may start to bleed. Infections are also very common and more serious, endangering the fetus as well as the mother. If during your pregnancy you experience pain or discomfort, you should book an appointment with your dentist without any delay.
The first trimester is the most sensitive in terms of medication prescription as well as radiation exposure and possible side effects that may occur in the fetus. This is because the vital development of the fetus’ organs is taking place. For this reason, special care should be taken to avoid having X-rays of the teeth, in order to avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation. Although panoramic and plain dental radiographs are considered safe at doses below 4 Rads, damage to the central nervous system and the eyes has been reported at higher levels, and should therefore be avoided.