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Platinum Dental Surgery Opens The State Of The Art Dentistry Branch in Obanikoro/Anthony. Lagos At Platinum Dental Surgery Clinic, We are excited to announce that, due to our remarkable growth over the last 6 years, we are expanding! We opened a new branch in 1 Fawole Lane Obanikoro/Anthony. Lagos. The clinic, which has its head […]

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Platinum Dental Surgery Opens The State Of The Art Dentistry Branch in Obanikoro/Anthony. Lagos

At Platinum Dental Surgery Clinic, We are excited to announce that, due to our remarkable growth over the last 6 years, we are expanding!

We opened a new branch in 1 Fawole Lane Obanikoro/Anthony. Lagos. The clinic, which has its head office in Ikosi Ketu, Lagos, will not only major in therapeutic and cosmetic dental care, but will focus on preventive care in other to tackle dental problems from the root cause.

We invite you to celebrate with us and also check us out at the state of the art dentistry. There will be many exciting surprises, including irresistible discounts.

Platinum Dental Surgery Opens The State Of The Art Dentistry . We opened a new branch in 1 Fawole Lane Obanikoro/Anthony. Lagos. The clinic,

Platinum Dental Surgery has incorporated digital X-rays, laser technology, and other innovative endodontic equipment for advanced tooth preservation.
Our aim is to improve your patient experience and results. We strive to provide more accurate dental care with enhanced technology.

About Platinum Dental Surgery

Platinum dental surgery is the #1 destination for providing quality but affordable dental service(s) ranging from cosmetic dental treatment, orthodontic teeth alignment to minor and major oral surgeries in Nigeria. No matter how simple or complex the dental challenge is, there is always a solution. Do you desire a painless dental treatment? Platinum Dental Surgery is the place to be.

Platinum dental surgery was established by Dr. Ogundeji A.O. on April 25th, 2013, with the aim of providing quality dental treatments with ultramodern dental equipment. Since then, platinum dental surgery has always been a trendsetter for various Dental Treatments like “Dental Implants, Laser Dentistry, and Cosmetic Dental Treatments.”

Platinum Dental Surgery Opens The State Of The Art Dentistry . We opened a new branch in 1 Fawole Lane Obanikoro/Anthony. Lagos. The clinic,

The Wide popularity of Platinum dental surgery has mandated us to open the second branch at 1 Fawole lane Anthony/Obanikoro area of Lagos. Both clinics are well equipped with the latest instruments and modern infrastructure to cater to our patients with comprehensive end-results. The clinic is considered as the epitome of quality dentistry in Lagos.

We have connections with several experts in the field of dentistry and that makes us stand out as a go-to dental clinic in Nigeria
Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best customer service experience possible. Your satisfaction is so important to us.

Platinum Dental Surgery clinic is a customer-oriented dental care center providing affordable dental services for you ranging from cosmetic dentistry to gum treatment childhood dentistry and general dental practice.

Our friendly and competent staff are dedicated to patient comfort and quality of care. Consumer service is our top priority. Our Office, with 4 fully functional operatories and qualified personnel provides the best treatment options for our clients.

Our focus ranges from general dental treatment to specialized dental services which include; Cosmetic dentistry (Teeth whitening, veneers & dental crowns), Dental Implants, Maxillofacial Surgery, and Orthodontic dentistry.

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Why Dental Practice Insurance Matters?  https://healthsaveblog.com/dental-practice-insurance/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dental-practice-insurance&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dental-practice-insurance https://healthsaveblog.com/dental-practice-insurance/#respond Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:08:36 +0000 https://healthsaveblog.com/?p=10451 Why Dental Practice Insurance Matters? 

Dental Practice Insurance Your dental practice is built on trust and your reputation which is extremely important, but even the most established dental practices need to be protected against certain risks and these risks aren’t always the most obvious. Getting the correct dental practice insurance will keep you protected meaning you can concentrate on doing […]

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Why Dental Practice Insurance Matters? 

Dental Practice Insurance

Your dental practice is built on trust and your reputation which is extremely important, but even the most established dental practices need to be protected against certain risks and these risks aren’t always the most obvious. Getting the correct dental practice insurance will keep you protected meaning you can concentrate on doing a fantastic job for your patients and keep your business up and running smoothly. 

Why Dental Practice Insurance Matters? 

You have more than likely have worked extremely hard to build up your dental practice to the standard it is today and with the reputation, it has, which is why it’s important to protect it. Your insurance will protect your building, specialized equipment and a lot more. If anything were to go wrong, you can be assured that you won’t have to deal with it alone.

Why Do Dentists Need Insurance? 

Floods, Fires & Other Damage 

If your dental practice is damaged by flooded or is affected by a fire, your business could be out of action for a few weeks. On the other hand, if specialized equipment breaks down, you could be looking at a huge bill to get your business up and running. If you do find yourself facing a huge expense, insurance can help with the costs of repairs, replacements, and loss of business revenue until you and your business are back on your feet. 

Key Equipment

If you are a dentist, of course, you use specialized equipment and this equipment is not cheap or easy to replace. If some of your equipment has broken and is out of action it can cause you to cancel appointments and waste other people’s time. Insurance will stop this from happening and get your business back to normal as soon as possible. 

Data Handling  

As a dentist, you know your clients very well and are more than likely to have their personal information stored away somewhere in the building. You are trusted with this confidential and private data but mistakes can happen, even if you personally are not to blame. If data is accidentally shared or deliberately targeted in a cyberattack, it could be expensive and put the reputation of your business at stake.

Loss Of Revenue

If you suffer a loss of income and additional costs resulting from being unable to use your business purposes, you might be able to claim under your Loss of Gross Revenue policy. Expenses you will need to consider include; salary, rent, rates and overtime costs. 

Types of Insurance 

Business Interruption Insurance 

If you are unable to continue working your normal business hours for a period of time due to an unexpected flood, fire or break-in, you need to try and keep things running and maintain good relationships with your clients. Dentists cannot simply work anywhere, which means that insurance is even more important to cover any losses and to get the business back to normal. 

Equipment Breakdown Insurance 

If your dental equipment breaks down, everything can be put on hold, which can lead to missed and canceled appointments. Canceled appointments will then mess with clients’ diaries, which could then damage your reputation through no fault of your own. 

 

Insurance will cover the cost of any repairs or replacement of equipment if anything was to break. This will allow you to get back up to speed with appointments and keep your promises & appointments with clients. 

Cyber & Data Insurance 

Cyber and data risk insurance will cover you from any accidental data breaches or any cyber-criminals who threaten to release confidential information. In both cases, insurance will help with the costs of getting the business back on track and where cyber-crime is involved specialist teams can deal with the demands to help you stay safe in the future. 

Dental Practice Liability Insurance 

Public liability Insurance will cover you if a patient slips, falls or trips in your building and may also cover any compensation awarded to them. Employers’ liability will also protect you in the event that a staff member has an accident at work and will cover any damages as a result. 

Dental Insurance

Dental practice insurance can help to protect your livelihood against unpredicted events that could leave your business exposed to a reputable and financial loss. There are many unique risks that a dental practice could be faced with, meaning that bespoke insurance is essential to let you carry on work as normal without any worries. 

 

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What Are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants are thin coatings made of mainly plastic, that are placed on the occlusal—chewing— the surface of the permanent molars and premolars (the back teeth). The back teeth’s surfaces have fissures—or grooves—which can accumulate food debris and plaque. This will, in turn, make them vulnerable to decay or dental caries.  […]

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What Are Dental Sealants

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin coatings made of mainly plastic, that are placed on the occlusal—chewing— the surface of the permanent molars and premolars (the back teeth).

The back teeth’s surfaces have fissures—or grooves—which can accumulate food debris and plaque. This will, in turn, make them vulnerable to decay or dental caries. 

The sealant can quickly bond to these grooves, and so will protect the enamel of these molars from food particles, and plaque. 

Why Do We Need Dental Sealants?

The grooves on the occlusal surfaces of the premolar and molar teeth can be quite difficult to clean properly, since they can be too narrow for a toothbrush’s single bristle, and can be difficult to reach.

As a result, plaque—a thin, sticky film of bacterial mass—can accumulate in these areas.

In turn, these bacteria will break down sugar in food particles, producing acids in the process. Acid is extremely detrimental to your tooth’s enamel (the outermost, hard surface), and will cause decay and cavities. 

Dental sealant, as the name suggests, will ‘seal’ these fissures so plaque and bacteria can’t touch the tooth’s surface. A sealant is an effective procedure to prevent decay, and maintain the hygiene of these molars.

Different Types of Tooth Sealants

Dental sealants can be categorized into two different categories based on material:

  • Glass ionomer

Glass ionomer sealants will undergo an acid-base reaction as they bond with the teeth’ surfaces. It has a relatively low tensile strength, and relatively stiffer. However, glass ionomer sealants will produce higher fluoride release and shrink less during setting.

  • Composite Resin

Composite resin tooth sealants don’t use acid-base bonding method, but will rely on polymerization reaction—usually triggered with a UV light—. Produce less fluoride release, but offer higher tensile strength. Less likely to desiccate compared to glass ionomer. 

Also, there are hybrid types combining the two: resin-modified glass ionomers, and polyacid-modified resins. They will utilize both acid reaction and polymerization for the bonding processes.

 

How Will Tooth Sealants Look?

Dental sealants are generally transparent, retaining your teeth’s natural looks and color. Glass ionomer sealants are completely clear/transparent, and composite resin sealants produce a slight white tint, but still mostly transparent. 

 

Who Should Get Dental Sealants?

Sealants ideally should be placed before the back teeth—premolars and molars— developed any decay, when they are in their prime conditions.

So, the most suitable candidates to get dental sealants are children—as soon as their permanent back teeth erupt— and teenagers. This is also considering the fact that age 6 to 14 tend to be the riskiest in developing dental cavities.

So, it’s very common for children to get the very first sealant on the grooves of the first permanent premolar or a molar tooth that erupted. As more of the back teeth erupt until around 12 or 13 years of age (excepting the wisdom teeth), more sealants will be placed.

In rare cases, dental sealants may be applied to baby teeth, for example when the baby tooth has exceptionally deep fissures and at significant risk to produce decay.

Adults without decay or existing fillings in their back teeth can also get dental sealants for extra protection.

How Long Will a Tooth Sealant Last?

 

Once the dentist has successfully implemented the tooth sealant, it can last for up to a decade—with proper care and good oral hygiene—. 

Dental sealants will wear away over time, safely digested by the body, so if necessary you can receive new dental sealants without removal. 

The dentist will check your sealants’ conditions every time you come in for a regular check-up and cleaning and might reapply a new sealant if necessary. However, in general, sealants should last for more than 5 years before you need a replacement. 

How Are Dental Sealants Applied?

Applying a dental sealant is a fairly simple and safe procedure, and won’t cause any pain even on children patients. 

Also, applying a sealant on a single tooth will only take a few minutes, with just a few simple processes:

  1. A thorough cleaning of the tooth that is going to receive sealant. It has to be as clean as possible.
  2. The tooth is then dried properly, commonly by placing absorbent material (i.e. cotton) and replacing it a few times if necessary to keep the tooth completely dry
  3. If the sealant is glass ionomer type, a safe acid solution is applied on the occlusal surface of the tooth. If the sealant is composite resin, skip to step 4. 
  4. The tooth is rinsed and dried again
  5. A sealant is then painted onto the tooth’s surface, if the sealant is composite resin, a dental curing light is used to initiate the polymerization process.

Is Dental Sealant Safe?

The main concern surrounding dental sealant is BPA (Bisphenol A.), a chemical substance used to create plastics and resins. BPA in high concentrations can affect the brain and change children’s behavior.

However, research by the American Dental Association in 2016 has shown that children are exposed to more BPA from food and drinks, and even the air compared to the amount included in dental sealants.

The average amount of BPA included in dental sealants is just.09 nanograms, while the safe limit for a 6-year-old child proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  is 1 million nanograms per day. 

To answer, yes, dental sealant is completely safe.

 

Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of Dental Sealant?

Most health insurance providers in the U.S. cover the cost of dental sealants for patients younger than 18—this is why getting sealants for your children as soon as possible is recommended—. Check with your health or dental insurance provider to find out whether dental sealants are covered.

 

End Words

 

Dental sealant is an effective, painless, and long-term solution to protect permanent back teeth—molars and premolars—from decay and enamel erosion.

Dentists at Markham Smile Centre provide professional assistance in applying dental sealants for children and adults. Contact our office and our professional dental specialists are ready to help you with your oral hygiene and health needs.

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How to be confident with your smile? Your smile is able to affect your mood and self-esteem, whether you’re smiling in the mirror or crashing with your best friend. There are many things your dentist can do if you are aware of yourself to help address problems such as twinkling or twisting your teeth and […]

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How to be confident with your smile?

Your smile is able to affect your mood and self-esteem, whether you’re smiling in the mirror or crashing with your best friend. There are many things your dentist can do if you are aware of yourself to help address problems such as twinkling or twisting your teeth and there are many ways that you can start to improve your trust alone.

In our social interactions, smiling plays an important role. It can make people feel comfortable and even lower stress. The most experienced orthodontist in Gold Coast encourages their patients to be confident in their smiles so that they can show off their lovely teeth. But it can be difficult to feel comfortable regularly if you lack confidence in your smile. So here are a few ideas that would make you the master of a winning smile.

 

  • Exercise Self Care

 

Now, if someone mentions self-care, you probably think of a calm getaway or a luxurious bath bombs, not flossing and brushing. Yet oral hygiene can be more than just a mission every day. Replace a high quality for your tired old brush or choose a sweet, mouthwash. Do small things to remind you that you care about your smile and yourself not just because your dentist said so.

 

  • Keep Good Oral Hygiene

 

You might be reluctant to smile because you think something is trapped or poorly breathed between your teeth.  Keeping your mouth fresh and clean may help you to maintain good oral hygiene, and make your smile more confident. It’s also a perfect way to fight the smell of drinking water. In addition to the great daily brushing and flossing practices, consider using a language scraper, therefore, to improve your smile’s trust.

  1. Get into a Quick Session of Meditation

Transform your dental routine into a room of psychological purification instead of hating the time you spend on the sink. Develop positive, trust-building assertions or mantras that you can repeat or listen to music which enhances your trust. Use those two minutes’ minimum to be there, even helping you to become a better brusher. A much healthier face would contribute to the overall positive nature of mind exercises and improved brushing routines.

  1. Relax and Smile Genuinely

The best trick to relax is to smile with confidence in photos. Feel nervous? Feel nervous? You can note the squatting of your forehead, the tight jaw of your face. You probably won’t feel very confident about the result if you try to combine those with a smile. Take some time, closing your eyes, breathing deeply and relieving your muscles slowly. Think of a good or funny thing. If so, make yourself laugh for the most authentic smile right before or during a photograph. It is clear to the people around you if you feel truly good and smile and it helps you identify with the smiles with the genuine feeling of joy.

  1. Keep a Positive Approach

From this day on, agree that you will smile every morning as you walk into every person in your office. Walk around and welcome you, and ask you how you do it.  Treat them as if they were free to work and it was actually voluntary for them to come to work. Treat them as if you owe money to them and pay them back. Treat them as if their work is essential for your successful work.

  1. Whitening the Teeth

This is probably the key to a trustworthy expression. After all, it is much easier to smile with confidence if you think our teeth are anything less than pearl white. A variety of products and techniques for whitening teeth are available; some are carried out in the dentist’s office while others are self-administered treatments. 

  1. Regular Orthodontics Check-ups

When we are children, going to the dentist seems like a chore and as we grow up many of us simply cease to be there for a number of reasons. But it’s a good idea to keep up with dental appointments. The early signs of gum disease and other potentially serious complications will be detected first and foremost by the dentist before they become a major problem. 

When a dentist tests your teeth, he/she can also evaluate the quality of your overall dental hygiene and recommend how you can enhance your practice and maintain your teeth clean and safe.

Wrapping Up

When it comes to enhancing confidence in your own smile, it’s about taking care of yourself, setting up good dental hygiene habits, being mindful and remembering to relax. With these simple habit changes, you’ll be ready to take on the world with a winning smile and flaunt your confidence like never before. No matter you exist in Australia or any other country, your beautiful smile will help you win hearts and make it big. 

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What are the factors to consider before going for a dental implant?

A good smile can add feathers in one’s cap. It is considered as a reflection of one’s personality. But what does it is meant by a good smile? One could not have a good and real smile by only having inner soul happy but it also includes the beauty and health of your teeth because they are a necessity for having a good smile. But what if you are going through a teeth loss problem? Losing teeth has become a savior problem nowadays. As we have observed a recent breakthrough in the dental field is the development of a successful application of dental implants. Endostea, all-on-4 dental implants, subperiosteally are some commonly used techniques.

 

What are Dental Implants?

The moto of this procedure is to place a replacement of your defected teeth that perfectly matches with your natural ones and to build a strong foundation on which fixed or removable teeth replacement can be placed.

 

Are dental implants safe?

The popularity of this procedure has spurred the interest of dental practitioners and patients as well. But before having this procedure please be sure about some points. Unfortunately, many dental practitioners who don’t have proper knowledge and training are also doing theses implants in the oral health market to make money. That is why I urge you to keep in mind these factors before going for any dental implants.

 

Dentist’s experience and how much he is trained?

Experience is the key to find the right dentist. It is the first requirement of every medical field and primarily important to know and examine first the experience, education and to get some details about the level of training he has. In any oral hospital, you will find doctors in numbers, from them some will have more skills and experience than others. It will be quite important if you get to know about this total experience regarding this procedure.

Usually, hospitals do provide the brochures in which all academic, practices, expertise areas and success rates of doctors are mentioned. You can take help from these for picking up the right dentist for you.

 

Discuss the policies involved in the procedure

Be safe! Yes, safety first. Take a consultation appointment first in which deeply discuss all the details and understand all the policies of the procedure. The different medical procedure includes different types of medical terms and policies which tells information about certain things involved in a procedure like injecting anesthesia etc. These things should be known well before any dental implant.  

 

Which technique is suitable for you?

The right approach, better results. Yes, the same goes here too. Out of variant techniques, inquire about the right one for you. For a complete and successful dental implant to happen, it will depend upon a comprehensive approach to the whole process. The pre examining of the area including hard/ soft tissues can help out the dentist for identifying and designing the right implant to be placed.

 

Cost

It varies, according to procedures, according to tools used during the procedure. Be in your budget but remember not to comprise anywhere on quality.

 

How many sittings will be required?

It is quite obvious that the procedure can be longer in some cases, depending upon the oral condition of the patient. Sometimes it can extend to 4 -5 sittings because some other dental adjustments are needed to be done first. So, try to know about the sittings will be required.

Duration of procedure

The normal procedure time for a dental implant is usually half an hour to an hour to complete. Getting to know about the total time to be taken during procedure can help out the patient to plan his/her day accordingly.

 

The need for other necessary extraction

Sometimes remaining tooth pieces, gaps or any other adjustments like filling between teeth become the factors that cannot make the replacement to be fit properly. While to fit up perfectly in the space is quite important. The dentist should be asked that is there any need for other necessary extraction to be done before the implant to avoid such difficulties in the future.

 

Quality checkup of bone

We have our alveolar bone which supports our teeth. When you lose a tooth the bone usually deteriorates. The implant is fused and placed directly to the place where the alveolar bone is healthy and significant. In this case, the bone sometimes can support the implant for a longer time. It needs to be rebuilt. So, all these necessary scanning and planning for the quality of bone should be planed before the implant.

How long-lasting it would be?

Ask your dentist about how long lasting it would be? What will be the success rate of this replacement implant? Sometimes some preventions are also being suggested by dentists which long Laster your implant can ask them too. For fast and long-lasting recovery try to find out a dentist who can provide a longer life to your implants.

 

Conclusion

Don’t lose hope if you are losing a tooth, the state-of-the-art technologies and medical advancements have turned impossible to possible. So, all you have to do is to consider these factors before having a dental implant. These factors will provide you all the information you need to make the best decision for your oral health.

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All You Need To Know About Crowns and Bridges

All You Need To Know About Crowns and Bridges

The FDI World Dental Federation was founded in 1900 in Paris and since then it has been the world’s leading organization the represents the dental profession on all frontiers. The establishment shares astounding facts about oral problems and frankly, they are quite frightening. Their recent report states that around 3.9 billion people across the globe are affected by oral diseases. 

 

Furthermore, around 60-90% of all schoolchildren and almost 100% of all adults experience decay that may lead to tooth pain and discomfort. And lastly, around 30% of people of 65 to 75 years of age have no natural teeth. Too many, this may sound absurd but over the years we have found reasonable substitutes to manage such dilemmas. Which brings us to our topic, ‘what are crowns and bridges’? 

 

Now before we advise you to get your oral problems fixed by visiting a local professional such as a dentist in Brisbane, let us first divulge you with some important information relating to them. 

 

So let’s take a quick look at what you need to know about crowns and bridges and understand what they are exactly:

 

Crowns

Let us start off with crowns first as in order to understand bridges you need to have a solid understanding of what a crown is in dentistry. In its simplest definition, a crown is as the name applies a cap that can be put over a tooth by your dentist. Not only are they tooth-shaped but they can also help to restore the shape and size of the tooth they cover as well as improve its appearance and strengthen it over time. When a crown is applied it covers the entirety of the tooth that is visible above the gum line. Now you might be wondering why people need a crown in the first place. 

 

There can be several reasons, and some of the most popular ones include:

 

  • To protect your tooth from further decay especially if it is already weak.
  • To stop a tooth from breaking or cracking.
  • To restore a tooth that is broken or severely worn down.
  • To make discolored teeth or unevenly shaped teeth look better.
  • To cover a dental implant.
  • To offer you a cosmetic appeal, improve your smile.
  • & lastly to hold a bridge in its place.

 

Now that you hopefully have a better comprehension of why it is used, let’s take a look at some of the popular variations available:

 

  • Alloys or crown made from other metals might include high quantities of gold or platinum as well as cobalt and nickel-chromium in their composition. They can last for a long period of time as they can withstand chewing and biting forces. However they can be quite expensive plus they stand out a lot so it is best to use them for out of sight teeth that do not show clearly when you smile, talk, or eat. However each person has their own preferences, so who knows, you might consider putting them upfront. 

 

  • Stainless steel crowns are used as a temporary solution and are used on a permanent tooth. While the stainless steel crown is used to protect the tooth and its filling, another crown can be made from other materials to replace it permanently.
  • Porcelain or ceramic are more naturally colored and thus look more like a real tooth. They even come in shades to match your other teeth and their coloration. They are also good for people who have allergies to metals.

 

Bridges

Now that we have established what a crown is, let us now focus our attention on understanding what bridges are. In dentistry, bridges are used to define false teeth or a Pontiac that is literarily used to bridge the gaps between one or more missing teeth. A traditional bridge consists of a false tooth that is held in place by crowns placed on each side of the tooth. Hence a traditional bridge is a perfect solution for filling the gap between two natural teeth on both sides. However, there are other types as well including:

 

  • Cantilever which is similar to the traditional bridge however the Pontiac is supported through a crown instead that is fixated to an abutment tooth. Hence if you have a missing gap next to just one natural tooth, then this bridge is the ideal choice.

 

  • Implant-supported bridges, on the other hand, are as the name itself implies. For each missing tooth, an implant is added and these are then used to support the bridge.

 

  • Lastly, the Maryland Bridge is a type where instead of crowns being placed on the abutment teeth, it, in fact, uses a framework that comprises of either metal or porcelain materials that are attached to the back of the abutment teeth.

 

Conclusion

This concludes our little guide regarding what you need to know about crowns and bridges. However, it should go without saying that your natural teeth are a marvel of nature and no amount of science or technology could ever replace them completely. Dental surgery is considered as the fourth most costly medical maneuvers across the globe. So start saving your smile today and keep your oral hygiene in pristine condition. It will help you save a lot of money in the future as well.

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Dentist Tips for Oral Hygiene

Who doesn’t likes flaunting a bright teeth smile? Everyone wants to have healthy teeth but hardly anyone is willing to put any effort into it. No matter how nice your teeth look, it’s essential to take care of them because oral hygiene is as important as your overall body hygiene.

Do you know there’s a lot more to oral hygiene than just brushing your teeth? It’s because simple brushing is not enough, just like how a single facewash is not enough for your skincare routine. 

So, let’s dig into some of the best dentist tips for oral hygiene. 

Brush your Teeth Properly

The universal rule is to ‘brush your teeth twice a day’ and most of the people are following this rule. Do you know what’s more important? Brushing them properly. You have to spend at least 2 minutes while brushing your teeth to remove all the plaque and food particles. Also, with the style of brushing, you need to make sure the brush reaches every corner of the mouth.

Many people have sensitive teeth, and this calls for gentle brushing. You can get a brush with soft bristles to avoid any gum infection or bleeding. Lastly, don’t forget to change your brush after every 3 months because bristles start to crumble.

Flossing is Equally Important

Many people think that brushing teeth is more than enough. Not knowing that bristles of the brush are unable to reach to every corner of the mouth. This is the reason why you need to consider flossing as an option. Remember to be very gentle while flossing your teeth rather than rushing over the whole mouth.

Flossing teeth once a day is also enough. It not only helps in removing the leftover food particles in your mouth, but it also reduces inflammation. However, if your teeth are in an ugly state, then you should search for cosmetic dentistry near me.

Don’t Forget Your Tongue

The tongue is as important as teeth are to a mouth. So, there’s no point in skipping your tongue while brushing teeth. Sometimes, you have bad breath, it’s because your tongue is dirty, making it extremely essential to clean it.

You can use a tongue scraper for this purpose, rub it gently on your tongue to remove all the bacteria. Usually, a tongue scraper is at the back of the toothbrush but goes unnoticed. Thus, to have a fresh breath, alongside brushing your teeth regularly, scrape your tongue too.

Avoid Sugar

Don’t we consider meals to be incomplete without a sweet dish? After all, there’s always space for a dessert. Having desserts and chocolates once in a while is acceptable, but the problem begins when you end up gobbling something sweet after every meal.

Believe it or not, but when sugar reaches your mouth, it turns into acids. Thus, weakening your teeth and causing problems like cavities. Usually, it also weakens the enamel of teeth that is a layer that protects your teeth from infections and diseases. It’s impossible to cut down on sugar completely, but you can always create a limit on it.  

Use a Mouthwash

Oral hygiene is incomplete without a mouthwash. Apart from giving a fresh breath, it deeply cleanses your whole mouth, including your jaws and gums. Many people are unaware of the benefits driven by these mouthwashes. Unsurprisingly, they reach to the corner of your mouth where brushing and floss are unable to reach, removing all the plaque.

Moreover, it’s for all those of you who have a problem with bad mouth odor. You also have an option to choose from a variety of flavors that are available in these mouthwashes.

Say ‘No’ to Acidic Drinks

Soft drinks and beverages do make food tastier, but it ruins the condition of your teeth by removing the enamel. This is the layer that protects teeth. Thus, making your teeth weak and causing problems like sensitivity.  The absence of enamel increases the risk of cavities, damage, and tooth decay.

Do you want to know what else? The acid in these drinks also erodes calcium and phosphate – the elements that provide strength to teeth. Therefore, start having more water as there’s no better drink than water. It cleanses your mouth, removing all the food particles and acids.

Get a Toothpaste with Fluoride

Selecting a toothpaste is more than looking for multiple flavors. Look for things that can have an impact on your oral hygiene – such as fluoride. You might not be aware of it, but there are many kinds of toothpaste available with fluoride.

Fluoride protects your teeth from bacteria, germs, and also helps in preventing tooth decay. Furthermore, it also strengthens the enamel of your teeth avoiding any problems relating to sensitivity.

Regular Dental Checkups

Visiting a dentist is never a bad idea. You have to get your mouth examined every 6 months to check for any disease or infection. Several times, there is a potential problem that we don’t know exists until we head over to a dentist. Thus, look for a reliable dentist to get your routine checkups done, which is essential for good oral hygiene.

Stop Smoking

Smoking is more than just a bad habit. The impact of smoking is just not your overall health but also your oral hygiene too. Tobacco consists of several elements that are extremely dangerous for your teeth, causing the bacteria to stick your teeth and gums.

Furthermore, active smokers also develop gum disease more often and are always at the risk of mouth cancer. Besides, it also wrecks the overall appearance of your teeth. 

Wrap Up

Many people fail to pay attention to their oral hygiene which leads to many problems and infections in their mouths. Oral hygiene not only gives a bright smile but also prevents teeth from catching infections. If you don’t know where to begin, have a look at above mentioned best dentist tips for oral hygiene.

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Dental Health Care for Older Adults Senior citizens are more prone to nutritional deficiencies, as in their age they are at a risk of facing various sorts of challenges that can disturb their oral and nutritional health. Getting old makes it challenging to absorb and digest nutrients. But age isn’t the only factor in determining […]

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Senior citizens are more prone to nutritional deficiencies, as in their age they are at a risk of facing various sorts of challenges that can disturb their oral and nutritional health. Getting old makes it challenging to absorb and digest nutrients. But age isn’t the only factor in determining oral well-being. However, certain other medical disorders, such as arthritis in the fingers and hands, may make it impossible to perform other oral hygiene functions such as flossing and brushing. Aging does not give the idea that your mouth’s health has to be anything but awesome. Nowadays advanced technology presents us with cosmetic dentistry procedures that offer techniques to protect your teeth and regain the look of youthfulness. Cosmetic dentistry is professionally taking care of your oral health and focuses on making the appearance of your teeth and mouth improved and your smile bright.

Seniors citizens do face some potential oral health challenges. Four of them are listed here,

Darkened teeth:  Caused by the lifetime consumption of beverages and stain-causing foods and also when dentin, a tissue that underlies the tooth veneer, changes.

Root Decay: It is very common in older and is caused when a tooth root is exposed to food acids. When this happens gum tissue retreat back from the tooth, thus leaving the root more exposed and prone to decay as it also doesn’t have any enamel layer for its protection. 

Gum Disease: Caused by plaque and food leftovers in the teeth. It is also caused by unhealthy diets, consumption of tobacco products, and diseases like diabetes, cancer, and anemia. Gum disease can pose fatal threats to overall health as it can cause serious problems in the body and also it can trigger tooth loss.

Other medical conditions: Arthritis in the fingers and hands, can make it very difficult to perform oral hygiene. Genetically some people are inclined to dental complications. Drugs can make you forget to brush, and floss thus affects overall oral health and make you suffer from cognitive health disorders.

So, these reasons make older adults dental care more significant and they can benefit from cosmetic dental procedures for any dental condition or symptoms they are experiencing. That is why it is necessary to perform dental checkups every six months or when it is important with qualified periodontists and dentists.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for Younger Look:

To match your other anti-aging approaches, here are four cosmetic dentistry options mentioned to give you the basic information on how to obtain a younger look.

Tooth Whitening: undoing the pale or darkened teeth brilliant white smile can shine again with tooth whitening. It is offered either as simply over the counter or by prescription in office.

Bonding: A very cost-effective method to release you from tooth sensitivity, chips, and small cracks is bonding. A natural tooth-colored substance that looks very realistic is applied over the damaged area thus giving it a complete and natural look.

Implants: A great solution for missing teeth implants. A titanium screw is inserted in the place of dentures which provide support for the crown. As they fit directly into the jawbone these implants behave indistinguishably the same as a natural tooth. A great innovation in the field of implants is all on four dental implants. It is a great option for seniors who have lost all or most of their teeth.

Full Mouth Reconstruction: It combines both cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry with improved functionality. Dentures and bridges are upgraded to implants. Superior fitting Cerec crowns and natural tooth-colored dental fillings can replace old ones. Dental veneers or tooth whitening add beauty touchups.

Senior people should not oversee the importance of oral health in the presence of other more persistent worries. So, they should consider these cosmetic dentistry procedures on their next appointment with their dentists. 

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How to Care For Your Teeth So You Can Avoid an ER Visit

Toothaches and related pains can drive you to visit the dentist. A painful tooth is triggered by extreme changes in temperature. You eat hot or cold food and drinks and then the pain strikes. Whether your tooth has broken down because of heavy biting or grinding you can feel the hurt each time you chew. If in case the tooth filling falls out, you will feel the throbbing pain. Injury to the teeth and gums must not be ignored. You might not be aware of this but, there may be instances when your nerves or blood vessels are damaged.

The problem is that infection might be present and yet you failed to have it treated until it is too late. Infection can slowly spread out through other parts of your head and neck. If you don’t want to deal with more serious health problems have your dentist check this. There are rare cases when what seems to be a simple dental problem becomes life-threatening. The best thing to do is to have the injured tooth repaired.

Referral from ER

Emergency rooms throughout the United States have seen a dramatic increase from patients in dental pain. The common complaints come from patients who suffer from dental decay. The problem is that hospitals deal with other kinds of disease but, not fit with facilities for dental care. Patients are given only antibiotics or pain reliever however, the underlying dental issue is not addressed properly. These same patients come back to the emergency room having the same problem. In the worst-case scenario, the dental condition gets worse.

Dentist collaborates with hospitals to refer these patients to dental clinics. The dental treatment actually cost less than what you pay in hospitals.  Dental health programs aim to improve patient oral health. The goal is to take patients from the ER into the dental chair. People are given a crash course in dental health education and disease prevention through community programs. This way would be patients will know where they need to go in case of a dental emergency.

Dental Emergencies and Management

What can start as a toothache because of lost filling can lead to an infection. In real life, some patients are sent to the emergency room or even intensive care on a ventilator and feeding tube. Don’t get an unpleasant surprise of a visit to the ER forlong-delayed dental care. The American Dental Association or ADA shows how ER visits have doubled in 2012. Patients do visit the ER every 15 seconds. Even if health reforms were initiated this did not stop problems like this from persisting. Don’t get hospitalize or die just because of your teeth.

The reason for delayed visits to the dentist can be to blame on limited dental insurance coverage. According to data shared from the ADA, most visits to the dental ER are by uninsured people. Some of these patients are with government insurance plans. The Affordable Care Act only covers dental services for children and not for adults. Prevention is priceless if there is easy access to a wide-coverage of dental insurance.

Today, dentists can give you a lot of options for dealing with dental emergencies. Advancement in technology provides you ways for tooth restoration. Teeth can be repaired and replaced with synthetic materials that look similar to your natural teeth. You don’t have to remain toothless forever.  There is no need to have your teeth pulled out if there is a way to save it through dental restoration.

Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Accidents can happen just like that. Knowing what to do can save your teeth.

  • Wear a mouth guard.

When you participate in sports or recreational activities do wear a mouth guard. This can prevent injury to your teeth.

  • Avoid chewing ice or hard candy.

You might crack your teeth in the process. Don’t use your teeth to cut things. You need to look for scissors that you can use to cut stuff with.

  • Knocked out permanent adult tooth first aid.

In case you are suffering from an accidental displace permanent teeth keep it moist at all times.  If the tooth is not where it should be trying to put it back in the socket. Try to avoid touching the root. Another alternative would be to place the tooth between your cheek and gums or in milk to hold it still. You need to visit your dentist immediately.  

 

  • What to do with a cracked tooth?

 

Rinse your mouth with warm water. Use a cold compress on your face to make the swelling die down. In case you accidentally bite your tongue or lips, clean the area with water and use cold compress too.

 

  • Toothache SOS

 

Rinse your mouth with warm water. Use dental floss gently to remove the food caught in between the teeth. If in case there are objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove the floss but, don’t use a sharp and pointed object. Avoid using aspirin on the aching tooth or gums.

 

  • Call your dentist ahead.

 

Provide as much detail as you can while you talk with the dentist over the phone. Repeat what you said over the phone when you arrive in the dental clinic. It would be easy for your dentist to treat your condition if he knows what he is dealing with. Of course, your dentist might require a dental x-ray or the use of similar equipment.

Keep Teeth Healthy and Strong-How to Avoid ER Visits

Oral health is crucial. It is part of the solution on how to avoid emergency room visits. Your dentist has the training and skills to help identify the dental problem. He can determine whether your teeth requires serious care. Your dentist can reduce or help get rid of the pain within a few minutes. Why would you bear the pain when there is an available solution?

If you are not sure if yours is a dental emergency or not, go to the dentist. This is because injuries can be small but, it can spread out through living tissues inside your teeth and mouth. When you visit the dentist for a quick treatment the chances of saving injured or damage teeth grow.  

For example, a lost filling or crown can leave your teeth exposed to the elements. Your tooth has lost its support and can get damage fast just like that. You might be surprised to chew on pieces of your teeth which may require more extensive treatment.  When you visit your dentist he will clean your teeth using a prophy paste. These are available in different flavors. You can choose whichever prophy paste flavor you prefer. You might be surprised just how you will feel the cleaning action inside your mouth because of a simple prophy paste application.

Next, after your dentist uses the prophy paste he will seal the teeth using fluoride varnish. This will strengthen your teeth especially the exposed areas. Fluoride varnish acts better than a regular sealant. Here are ways on how fluoride varnish works.

  • Fluoride varnish slows down the development of tooth decay by stopping demineralization on its tracks.
  • Fluoride varnish makes your teeth enamel resistant to acid attack due to plaque bacteria build-up.
  • Fluoride varnish stops the bacteria from producing more acid.

In Ending

As always you can prevent accidents from taking place to avoid ER visits. At home, if you have young children you can always reduce trip hazards. Use gates that will block stairways and other potentially dangerous areas in the house. Check your kids when they are at play. Do not let them run around with objects caught in their mouth. There are cases when even during tooth brushing they run around with toothbrush on their mouth.  As they run they can trip over.

Be alert on what you can do to prevent dental crises from getting out of control. Look for an emergency dentist near you. Even if you or your family does not need an urgent dental treatment knowing so will come in handy. It is wiser to be in the know. This way, you can easily take control of dental emergencies once it happens in the future. Dental problems that need immediate attention like bleeding, severe pain or saving a tooth is considered as a dental emergency.  

If you experience severe pain that pain killers cannot help you need to go straight to the dentist. This is especially true when you suffer from trauma to your face, mouth or teeth. You don’t need to go for an emergency room visit because you can always go directly to your dentist during dental emergencies. After all, the dentist is the right expert to deal with tooth emergencies and related concerns. Calling your dentist first will give you his advice on the best course of action. Doctors can treat you for other kinds of disease but, when it comes to teeth emergencies this is your dentist territory.

 

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Dental Marketing Secrets: 10 Most Important Website Metrics to Track in 2019 and Beyond Website metrics are ever changing, or at the least, every year comes with a trend you need to implement to increase conversion, retain buyers or better your site’s ranking, among other similarly important goals. So, what are some trends you need […]

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Dental Marketing Secrets: 10 Most Important Website Metrics to Track in 2019 and Beyond

Website metrics are ever changing, or at the least, every year comes with a trend you need to implement to increase conversion, retain buyers or better your site’s ranking, among other similarly important goals.

So, what are some trends you need to keep an eye on this year?

We know that search will evolve due to the updates in the tools and services aimed at streamlining it. The increased use of mobile and voice search (by consumers) has made perfecting these search platforms a priority for site owners.

Search aside, optimizing conversion rate has also been a matter of concern for the website-owning merchant because it is central to sales and revenue generation. Monitoring this data ensures you measure the effectiveness of your tactics and make tweaks to improve your rates.

Below is a list of metrics to watch in 2019 and the future.

  • Optimize Mobile Search

Customers are using the Mobile search on the daily because their smartphones are the closest things to them. We’ve even heard of cases where mobile traffic makes up half of the entire traffic of a website. So, if you are not thinking about optimizing your mobile search, then you should start right now! It is vital aspect of your website tracking efforts. Here’s The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Tracking.

Wouldn’t you want your site to be user-friendly across all sorts of mobile devices, without forgoing images, some content and other features that also matters to its ranking?

And with Google working to streamline voice search, you’ll need to work on your mobile search rankings to make the most (increase traffic) out of it.

  • Expand your subscriber base to retain users

Growing your subscriber size in one way to pull more traffic to the content in your website. Having users subscribe to your content ensures they receive an alert every time you launch a new campaign, release new content or even a product.

Subscription increases retention leading to increased traffic. It is a tactic that has played a unique role in the growth of some of the largest websites we know.

Social media and email remain the most popular ways to keep subscribers on the know. They allow you to create campaigns that pull more users to your site. And while growing a subscriber base is a time taking and involving process, its significance is realized later when profits begin to flow in.

  • Check the Devices viewing your site  

With mobile search becoming a bone of contention, it helps to keep track of the type of device visiting your website. This is critical in ensuring you optimize your pages to suit multiple platforms if need be. This metric also allows you to track the number of your email subscribers who view your site via the various platforms.

Tracking the devices visiting your site has inspired the need for Responsive Design and AMP, which has become an essential requirement for sites seeking better ranking. Site owners now want to improve their presence across all platforms to meet the needs of all customers.

Google Analytics can allow you to see computer (IP address), mobile (IMEI), and tablet user number of any visitor. It also shows the specific device that in use which may help you when targeting particular niches.

  • Monitor your Conversion Rate

Conversion rate is a meaningful website metric to monitor when looking to generate revenue to your online store. A desirable conversion rate indicates a well-optimized website that attracts and keeps users. The secret to higher conversion rates is creating quality content and pages that inspire users to take actionable steps and start taking steps that lead to a purchase. User experience matters because conversion can be hindered by factors like slow loading pages, wrong pages, and broken links.

Optimize your landing page to ensure all these elements work in harmony to transform more users to buyers.

  • Scrutinize site for error pages and fix them

For users, nothing is annoying than hitting a link and eagerly waiting only to end up in an error page. This means the end of the road for them because navigation has been hampered. Scrutinize all pages to spot and fix all the error pages to land your users in places that can lead to conversion.

Use resources like Screaming Frog to go over your website page by page, and fix any error pages that require redirection. The best websites are scanned once a week to ensure everything is okay.

  • How fast are your pages loading? Increase the Speed

On July 2018, Google updated its search speed making mobile search speed a factor when ranking sites, forcing multiple websites to upgrade accordingly. Every second matter when it comes to page loading speed because it improves user experience. A slow loading page can hamper user-friendliness, and cause a visitor to leave for other sites.

You can check your page loading speed using tools like the PageSpeed Insights and Google Lighthouse. They also help you know the factors slowing your loading speed.

To create quick loading pages that will keep traffic flowing in, you can use AMP. By increasing internet speed, you can increase user-friendliness and trigger more retention.

Final Remarks,

So far, these are some of the key metrics you shouldn’t ignore this year and beyond if; increasing traffic, recording higher conversion rates, and generating more revenue are some of your goals.  Still, I can’t stress enough the importance of mobile ranking and mobile search and what they can do to your website. If you have been ignoring these two metrics, then you will soon find yourself dropping gradually in Google’s ranking.

Remember, the online market is full of upgrades and changes that may be detrimental to those who ignore, yet very profitable to savvy site owners who are quick to put in their time, effort and money to make them. The success process for websites is natural and continuous; you attract, convert and—if you are good enough—retain customers. And all these things are achievable only by meeting user demands. You get each process correct and everything else into place to form a popular, profitable website.

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Preventing Tooth Loss: The Dentists Answer the Commonly Asked Questions About Gum Disease   As we age, our concerns about how to prevent tooth loss increase. No matter how well they did – or didn’t – take care of their teeth and gums in our past, it becomes important to many people to do everything […]

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Preventing Tooth Loss: The Dentists Answer the Commonly Asked Questions About Gum Disease

 

As we age, our concerns about how to prevent tooth loss increase. No matter how well they did – or didn’t – take care of their teeth and gums in our past, it becomes important to many people to do everything they can to take care of their oral hygiene as adults.

One common reason for tooth loss is gum disease. Here are 4 of the most commonly asked questions about gum disease answered by dentists to help you prevent the loss of your teeth.

 

4 Common Questions About Gum Disease

 

  1. What is gum disease and is it the same as gingivitis? Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is defined as a severe and chronic infection of the soft tissue that surrounds your teeth. When it’s left untreated, it can dig deep into the sockets of your teeth and cause them to decay. Infection and toxins set in here as well, making this a very painful disease.

 

It’s not the same as gingivitis, though. Gingivitis is a mild or moderate bacterial infection of the gum tissue. It can worsen, though, and turn into periodontal disease.

 

  1. How can you tell if you have gum disease? This infection is difficult to self-diagnose because it won’t cause painful symptoms at first. Some of the signs that you have a problem and need to see a dentist include:

 

  • Swollen, inflamed, or puffy gums.
  • Receding gums that show the tooth roots.
  • Ongoing bad breath.
  • Sores in the mouth that won’t heal.
  • A consistent “bad taste” in your mouth no matter what you eat or drink.
  • Browning and discoloration of the tooth crowns and gums.
  • Loose-feeling teeth or tooth loss.

Preventing Tooth Loss

However, sometimes you can have gingivitis or gum disease and not have any of these symptoms. It’s best to treat with your dentist at least twice a year.

 

  1. How do you treat gum disease? Your treatment will be determined by your dentist after he or she evaluates you and sees how progressed the disease itself is. You may be a candidate for a non-surgical method of removing the infection, antibiotics, or antimicrobial applications.

 

If it’s too far gone for non-invasive methods, you may require surgery for the infected tooth roots to be exposed and cleaned. Laser periodontics make this an almost painless process, though.

 

  1. Does gum disease mean you have to lose all of your teeth? As with most diseases, the earlier you catch it, the easier it is to recover. Depending on the advanced stage of your gum disease, you may already be experiencing symptoms of loose teeth or atrophy. If you feel like you may have gingivitis or even advanced gum disease, you should call your dentist as soon as possible to prevent further damage and bring your mouth back to a healthy state to keep your teeth.

Gum Disease FAQ Answered

Regular dental care at home is important to maintaining a healthy smile, but visiting your dentist throughout the year is important to catch any problems that may be sneaking up. Gum disease can be a silent tooth killer. It’s best to prevent it before it happens.

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