Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
According to scientific studies approved by the Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs of the European Commission (EC), there is no clinical justification for the removal of clinically satisfactory amalgam restorations. Therefore, this situation does not exist, except in cases of patients allergic to its components.
Because the application of toothpaste through brushing of teeth acts in several ways: Through the abrasive action, solid particles are removed from the oral cavity and also acts as a polishing of the dental surface. Thus, the presence of antimicrobial agents, xylitol, has an antiseptic effect inhibiting the development of bacteria preventing the appearance of gingivitis.
FAQ – Conclusion
So much so that the action of fluoride makes the teeth stronger and more resistant to cavities, due to its remineralizing capacity.
Within the FAQ’s, this is very often questioned. Therefore, this situation is due to the fact that children have more difficulty in cleaning their teeth. In addition, there is the natural appetite of children for sweets.
FAQ – Up to 3 years
• Oral hygiene begins with the eruption of the first tooth and must be done with a gauze, fingertip or soft brush;
FAQ – From 3 to 6 years
• The child should brush his teeth, with supervision, at least twice a day. This time being one of them obligatorily before going to bed;
• Therefore, the brush must be soft and of a size suitable for the child’s mouth;
• Therefore, the fluoride toothpaste should be between 1000-1500 ppm and the amount is identical to the size of the child’s fifth finger (pinky).
FAQ – Over 6 years
• Because brushing your teeth should be done at least twice a day, one of them must be done before bedtime;
• Thus, the brush must be soft or medium, of adequate size to the child’s mouth;
• Therefore, the fluoride toothpaste should be between 1000-1500 ppm, and the amount is approximately one centimeter.
FAQ – In adolescence
• Consequently, oral hygiene is part of the construction and positive reinforcement of self-image;
• This is because the expectations of young people about the lips, mouth and teeth, in the aesthetic and relational planes, are to be valued.
The primary dentition, is complete at 3 years old and it is from this date that parents should take their children to the dentist. In addition to observing the condition of the teeth, the dentist teaches brushing techniques, the need or not, to make fluoride supplements and all the teachings about oral hygiene. These visits also serve to create an environment of trust and ease between the child and the doctor.
Tooth whitening acts only on natural teeth, making them whiter. It does not act on any artificial elements such as crowns and veneers.
The best results are achieved in the case of yellow teeth and the effects are less visible in teeth with other shades.
Pregnant women and infants should not have teeth whitening.
People with untreated gum problems and cavities should not do tooth whitening before resolving the primary problem.
Excessive and repetitive tooth whitening causes damage to teeth.
People with a lot of tooth sensitivity may experience irritation and severe pain due to whitening.
Brushing your teeth with proper toothpaste before bleaching reduces sensitivity to pain.
In addition to all the other problems caused by tobacco, smoking causes:
Discoloration of the teeth characterized by stains caused by nicotine and tar. These stains are not easily removed with normal brushing.
Therefore, bad breath caused by the constituents of tobacco smoke. In addition, smoking causes dry mouth which is the main cause of halitosis.
Therefore, a higher incidence of dental caries.
Thus, Infection of the gums due to plaque. Consequently, a recent study proves that smokers develop 4 times more gum problems than non-smokers.
Nowadays the use of a device seems commonplace, both an adult and a young person or even a young child use the device.
Therefore, in Portugal, Orthodontics has come to be seen as an asset to anyone who aspires to a more harmonious smile, providing greater self-esteem and self-confidence. That is why there is an increasing demand in adult patients.
Thus, this time depends on the complexity of the case and the treatment to be carried out, however, it will, in most cases, be 2 years.
Do braces hurt?
Because the dental appliance doesn’t cause pain, it causes only discomfort that gradually passes after 2 to 3 days.
This is because after a short time the patient will feel the device as part of himself and doesn’t interfere with speech or chewing and can make a normal life.
For more information, book your appointment, we will have a friendly dentist in Lisbon waiting for you to help and clarify all your doubts.
Don’t let the dentist’s fear prevent you from having the smile you’ve always dreamed of.