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Dental & Orthodonthics Department
In our Dental department, we provide only the best quality treatement for a set of teeth that will last a lifetime. Our center also specializes in treating the nervous system associated with the neck and face, as well as treating the Salivary glands and tounge diseases by a team of experts.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. People who expose their teeth to foods and beverages that cause staining may see the whiteness start to fade in as little as one month. Those who avoid foods and beverages that stain may be able to wait one year or longer before another whitening treatment or touch-up is needed.
Studies of teeth whitening products using 10% carbamide peroxide showed no effect on the hardness or mineral content of a tooth's enamel surface.
The process was designed to enhance the natural whiteness of the enamel. Existing restorations such as tooth-colored fillings, dentures, crowns, bonding, veneers, and bridges do not lighten. This means that any pre-existing dental work may need to be replaced to match the new tooth shade achieved in the natural teeth, should a bleaching process proceed. Clients typically apply the gel product only to their natural teeth, allowing these treated teeth to lighten up to match a cap, crown, or veneer.
It is essential to wait at least 24-48 hours after your teeth whitening before having any foods or drinks (including coffee) that could stain your teeth. The teeth are more vulnerable during this time period to staining, so keep those foods and drinks at bay until at least two days following treatment to sustain your newly whitened teeth.
Many people mistakenly believe that braces are a purely cosmetic treatment. And while there is real value in having a straighter, more confident smile, there are plenty of health-related reasons to get braces. Many patients will need not just their individual teeth straightened, but their entire bit corrected. This can make it much easier to keep your mouth clean and healthy. It will also eliminate many of the issues that can make chewing painful or that can cause long term pain in the jaw. You’ll see less gingivitis, fewer cavities, and will overall just be more pleased with how your teeth look.
It’s important to remember that wearing your retainers is a part of your orthodontic treatment.Retainers help stabilize your teeth after braces – and retain their new alignment.It’s recommended that you wear your retainer full time for anywhere from 4-12 months following the removal of your braces. After that time, you will need to wear it at night in definitely.
It’s extremely important that you have good dental hygiene at all times, but especially so while you’re wearing braces.That being said, we’ve found that both electric and manual toothbrushes work to brush your teeth with braces. Of course, the electric requires less work.What really matters when brushing your teeth with braces is that you make sure to brush all the surfaces of the teeth around the braces themselves – above and below the braces. Additionally, we recommend that you consider using a water pick to clean between your teeth, since flossing with braces can be very difficult.
For pregnancy, the most important contraindication to bleaching and the expected problems after bleaching are tooth sensitivity, and there are substances to reduce sensitivity. Also among the problems is the need to periodically restore bleaching in a period of three to six months