Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening

2018-10-04T21:48:32-04:00Cosmetic Dentistry|

Discoloration of the teeth is a normal process that comes with aging and our consuming habits. Coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, tobacco use, medications can all contribute to the staining of the teeth.

Patients age 15 and above can benefit from teeth whitening procedure and enhance their smile. It is absolutely safe procedure if done under the dentists supervision.

It is important to talk to Dr Ana and Dr Dejan before deciding to whiten your teeth, as whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well. Whitening will not work on crowns, veneers, or fillings. It also might not be as effective if your tooth discoloration is caused by certain medications or a tooth injury.

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) and come in forms of a strip or […]

Things You Should Know About Tooth Decay

2018-10-04T21:22:33-04:00Cosmetic Dentistry, General, Pediatric Dental, Restorative|

Dental caries is infectious and transmissible disease of tooth structure. It might surprise you that bacterial cause of tooth decay can be passed along from person to person.

Dental caries or tooth decay is caused by specific types of bacteria. They produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel and the layer under it, the dentin. Many different types of bacteria normally live in the human mouth. They build up on the teeth in a sticky film called plaque. This plaque also contains saliva, bits of food and other natural substances. It forms most easily in cracks, pits or grooves in the back teeth, between the teeth, around dental fillings, bridges and restorations and near the gum line.

To detect caries dental practitioner uses clinical examination, radiographic findings (x-rays) and if needed additional diagnostic tests. Only incipient (initial) carious lesions that are […]

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