How do I know if I’m fit to use an implant ?
Discuss this with your dentist. There are a few things to check out before deciding you are fit to receive an implant, among which is the level and quality of the jaw bone and whether or not you have any bad habits or systemic disease.
Why do I have to go to a dentist every six months ?
Your oral health determines the frequency of your dental visit. The purpose is for an early detection of problems. Usually, this means a check-up every six months. Dentists may suggest you to make more or less frequent visits depending on your personal dental conditions, such as the rate of calculus build up, etc.
What is gingivitis and how to prevent them ?
Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gum, a form of gum disease. It is the most common dental problem, and may not present any symptom until it becomes a real problem. Therefore, it is important to prevent gum disease. Brushing your teeth and flossing properly is a good way to prevent gum disease. Brush at least twice a day: in the morning and before you go to sleep. Ask the proper brushing technique to your dentist. Also, do a routine scaling once every six months to remove plaque and calculus build up.
What is dental caries and how do I treat them ?
Dental caries are holes in your teeth caused by bacteria’s by-product, acid, which dissolves the tooth. The treatment depends on the severity of the caries. It can range from a simple filling to a root canal treatment.
Can I prevent dental caries ?
Meticulous cleaning and a good oral health help you prevent dental caries. Saliva also plays an important role in this process, as it can neutralize the acid produced by bacteria. If you have a dry mouth, consult your dentist to find out why.