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How to brush your teeth?

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Since we were young, they taught us how to brush our teeth, but we also learned bad habits. One of the problems is that many times we don’t know them and we believe that our dental health is correct.

For this reason we invite you to read the following article in which, perhaps, you realize that many of our daily actions can cause damage to the teeth.

 

  • Brush your teeth after eating

It is normal that when we finish eating our food we go to brush our teeth, but the ideal is take some time before we brush, because if you brush your teeth you immediately after a meal you generate a damage in the enamel that has been weakened by the acids that exist in the foods we consume. We advise you to wait at least half an hour to brush and when you do, do it smoothly to avoid generating damage to the gum tissue and the dental enamel.

  • Brushing your teeth with great force

Some think it is right to exert a lot of force when brushing our teeth to remove all bacteria and leftovers, but this idea is wrong. A strong brushing can lead to damage to the enamel, in addition to causing gingival recession (gum damage). The brushing should be smooth, making small circular movements.

  • Brushing your teeth before taking something sweet or sour

This is not very common for us to do, but it is an action that we must take into account when taking care of our teeth. At the end of the routine of hygiene we will be spitting and rinsing with water, eliminating the salivary secretion that has the function of protecting the mouth from the acids of the mouth. At that moment our oral cavity will be defenseless. That is why we must allow half an hour before getting sour drinks again.

If you have any doubts about our dental health, we offer you the possibility to go to a first consultation of free valuation. We invite you to call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424 and tell us your doubts or if you are already on vacation in Puerto Morelos and want to meet us, or if you have a dental emergency during your vacations you can call us at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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Benefits of Dental Implants!

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Until a few years ago, the people who had lost one or more teeth for an accident or any reason had no choice to restore their ability to eat, speak properly and smile with confidence.

However today we have the alternative of dental implants, with an efficiency of 98%, recovering the functionality and aesthetics of the lost tooth through a definitive solution with long term results.

Unlike dental implants, bridges and removable prostheses often bring other problems, since removable prostheses can slip out of place and later on or lead to major problems such as bone loss. Also, they affect the healthy adjacent teeth, since it is necessary to reduce the neighboring pieces to hold the bridge.

Another disadvantage of using bridges is durability, since both removable prostheses and fixed bridges must be replaced every few years with the consequent high cost involved. The implants instead function as titanium pillars anchored to the jaw bone to support the dental crowns avoiding affecting other healthy teeth.

Oral hygiene is also another benefit when opting for dental implants, since we can have easier access between the teeth, which allows to improve daily dental cleaning and thus avoid further complications in the gums and mouth.

When we talk about a dental implant we might think that its cost is much higher than other procedures, but the truth is that over time turns out to be more economical. Although the starting price of the dental implant is higher, in the long term we can conclude that it is actually a cheaper alternative because it requires fewer replacements and very few complications that can arise if they are given the right care.

In conclusion, dental implants offer many more advantages than fixed or removable bridges, as well as being much more stable and as close as possible to the natural tooth.

If you have any doubts about our services, we offer you the possibility to go to a first consultation of free valuation. We invite you to call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424 and tell us your doubts or if you are already on vacation in Puerto Morelos and want to meet us, or if you have a dental emergency during your vacations you can call us at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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When is it necessary to remove wisdom teeth?

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When we are adolescents there are several changes in our body and one of this are the appearance of wisdom teeth. However, there are people who live with wisdom teeth without feeling pain or discomfort, so, is it necessary to remove wisdom teeth?

Your dentist should be able to monitor the development of the molar and see if it will sprout out on the correct angle and/or it will end up impacted into the second molar. This is when your dentist might have to take action.

When is it necessary to remove wisdom teeth?

When wisdom teeth cause problems, or X-rays show they might down the line, they need to come out. Other good reasons to take them out include:

  • Damage to other teeth: That extra set of molars can push your other teeth around, causing mouth pain and bite problems.
  • Jaw damage: Cysts can form around the new teeth. If they aren’t treated, they can hollow out your jaw and damage nerves.
  • Sinus Issues: Problems with wisdom teeth can lead to sinus pain, pressure, and congestion.
  • Inflamed Gums: Tissue around the area can swell and may be hard to clean.
  • Cavities: Swollen gums can create pockets between teeth that help bacteria grow and cavities form.
  • Alignment: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with crowding of other teeth and even make treatment to straighten other teeth necessary.

The way a dentist extracts wisdom teeth can vary depending on the case. If there is already inflammation, antibiotics might be required previous to the procedure. If the tooth is not impacted, the doctor will make an incision on the flap to reveal the affected area and elevate the tooth. The flaps are then re-positioned and sutures are made. The sutures will dissolve and the area will heal.

If you have any doubts about our services, we offer you the possibility to go to a first consultation of free valuation. We invite you to call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424 and tell us your doubts or if you are already on vacation in Puerto Morelos and want to meet us, or if you have a dental emergency during your vacations you can call us at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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