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Dental cavities Causes and Treatment

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Dental cavities are holes (or structural damage) in the teeth.

Causes

Tooth decay is a common disorder, second only to the common cold. It most often occurs in children and young adults, but it can affect anyone. Tooth decay is a common cause of tooth loss in younger people.

Bacteria are normally found in your mouth. These bacteria change foods, especially sugar and starch, into acids. Bacteria, acid, food pieces, and saliva combine in the mouth to form a sticky substance called plaque. Plaque sticks to the teeth. It is most common on the back molars, just above the gum line on all teeth, and at the edges of fillings.

Plaque that is not removed from the teeth turns into a substance called tartar, or calculus. Plaque and tartar irritate the gums, resulting in gingivitis and periodontitis.

Plaque begins to build up on teeth within 20 minutes after eating. If it is not removed, it will harden and turn into tartar (calculus).

The acids in plaque damage the enamel covering your teeth. It also creates holes in the tooth called cavities. Cavities usually do not hurt, unless they grow very large and affect nerves or cause a tooth fracture. An untreated cavity can lead to an infection in the tooth called a tooth abscess. Untreated tooth decay also destroys the inside of the tooth (pulp). This requires more extensive treatment, or possibly removal of the tooth.

Carbohydrates (sugars and starches) increase the risk of tooth decay. Sticky foods are more harmful than non-sticky foods because they remain on the teeth. Frequent snacking increases the time that acids are in contact with the surface of the tooth.

 

 

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Symptoms

There may be no symptoms. If symptoms occur, they may include:

  • Tooth pain or achy feeling, particularly after sweet or hot or cold foods and drinks
  • Visible pits or holes in the teeth

Exams and Tests

Most cavities are discovered in the early stages during routine dental checkups.

A dental exam may show that the surface of the tooth is soft.

Dental x-rays may show some cavities before they can be seen just by just looking at the teeth.

Treatment

Treatment can help prevent tooth damage from leading to cavities.

Treatment may involve:

  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Root canals

Dentists fill teeth by removing the decayed tooth material with a drill and replacing it with a material such as composite resin, glass ionomer, or amalgam. Composite resin more closely match the natural tooth appearance, and are preferred for front teeth. There is a trend to use high strength composite resin in the back teeth as well.

Crowns or “caps” are used if tooth decay is extensive and there is limited tooth structure, which may cause weakened teeth. Large fillings and weak teeth increase the risk of the tooth breaking. The decayed or weakened area is removed and repaired. A crown is fitted over the remainder of the tooth. Crowns are often made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain attached to metal.

A root canal is recommended if the nerve in a tooth dies from decay or injury. The center of the tooth, including the nerve and blood vessel tissue (pulp), is removed along with decayed portions of the tooth. The roots are filled with a sealing material. The tooth is filled, and a crown is needed in most cases.

Outlook (Prognosis)

Treatment often saves the tooth. Treatment is less painful and less expensive if it is done early.

You may need numbing medicine and prescription pain medicines to relieve pain during or after dental work.

Nitrous oxide with local anesthetic or other medicines may be an option if you are afraid of dental treatments.

Possible Complications

Dental cavities can lead to:

  • Discomfort or pain
  • Fractured tooth
  • Inability to bite down on tooth
  • Tooth abscess
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Infection of the bone
  • Bone loss

 

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Prevention

Oral hygiene is necessary to prevent cavities. This consists of regular professional cleaning (every 6 months), brushing at least twice a day, and flossing at least daily. X-rays may be taken yearly to detect possible cavity development in high-risk areas of the mouth.

It is best to eat chewy, sticky foods (such as dried fruit or candy) as part of a meal rather than alone as a snack. If possible, brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water after eating these foods. Limit snacking, since it creates a constant supply of acid in your mouth. Avoid constant sipping of sugary drinks or frequent sucking on candy and mints.

Dental sealants can prevent some cavities. Sealants are thin plastic-like coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars. This coating prevents the buildup of plaque in the deep grooves on these surfaces. Sealants are often applied on the teeth of children, shortly after their molars come in. Older people may also benefit from tooth sealants.

Fluoride is often recommended to protect against tooth decay. People who get fluoride in their drinking water or by taking fluoride supplements have less tooth decay.

Topical fluoride is also recommended to protect the surface of the teeth. This may include a fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash. Many dentists include application of topical fluoride solutions (applied to a localized area of the teeth) as part of routine visits.

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Symptoms of rotten teeth

Tooth decay, or a rotten tooth, refers to a permanently damaged area on the tooth’s surface. Because some cavities can go undetected with no symptoms, it’s essential to schedule regular dental visits. A dentist can identify and treat cavities early to stop further tooth rot.

An untreated cavity can become larger and gradually affect the deeper layers of the tooth. Along with a hole, other signs of a rotten tooth include:

  • toothache
  • sensitivity to hot or cold
  • brown, black, or white spots on the tooth
  • bad breath
  • unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • swelling

A rotten tooth isn’t only an adult problem, it can also occur in infants, toddlers, and children. Symptoms of tooth rot in children are generally the same as those in adults but may also include swollen gums, irritability, and a fever, which indicates an infection.

If your child seems irritable and is unable to express the location of pain or discomfort, check inside their mouth and look for signs of a problem.

 

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Causes of rotten teeth

There isn’t only one cause of rotten teeth, but rather a collection of possible causes. Understanding factors for tooth decay can help prevent future problems with your teeth.

Poor dental hygiene

Regular brushing and flossing are necessary to remove plaque and keep your teeth strong and healthy. Brush your teeth at least two times a day and floss daily. Additionally, see a dentist twice a year for a professional dental cleaning.

Poor diet

Eating a diet that’s high in sugar and carbohydrates can also contribute to tooth rot because these foods cling to the teeth.

Sugar also feeds bacteria, and the more bacteria in your mouth, the more acid in your mouth. If you eat a lot of sugary foods and don’t brush regularly, you may experience faster breakdown of your tooth enamel, which is the outer layer of your tooth. Likewise, consuming too many acidic drinks (soda and juices) and having acid reflux disease can also cause tooth decay. The acid in beverages can slowly dissolve tooth enamel. With acid reflux, stomach acid flowing back into the esophagus and mouth can also erode tooth enamel.

Dry mouth

If your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva to help wash away plaque and bacteria in your mouth, you could have more plaque and acid in your mouth, increasing the risk of tooth decay or rot.

Dental crevices

Tooth decay can also occur if you have deep dental crevices. These groves can make it harder to brush effectively, and if plaque settles in these groves, it can eat away at your tooth’s surface. Applying a dental sealant to healthy teeth may prevent the buildup of plaque.

Fluoride deficiency

Fluoride is a natural mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel, making it resistant to cavities. Fluoride is added to public water supplies, but it’s not usually found in bottled water. If you don’t use a toothpaste with fluoride or drink from your city’s water supply, there’s a risk for tooth decay.

Baby bottle

Tooth decay can also occur at an early age if your child falls asleep with a bottle of milk, juice, or formula in their mouth, or if you dip your child’s pacifier in sugar or honey. In both instances, sugar can collect around the teeth and lead to tooth decay.

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Getting rid of cavities at home

Risk factors for cavities include:

  • dry mouth or having a medical condition that reduces the amount of saliva in the mouth
  • eating foods that cling to teeth, like candy and sticky foods
  • frequent snacking on sugary foods or drinks, like soda, cereals, and ice cream
  • heartburn (due to acid)
  • inadequate cleaning of teeth
  • bedtime infant feeding

Once a cavity has penetrated the dentin, you won’t be able to get rid of it at home. The following home remedies might help prevent cavities or treat “pre-cavities” by remineralizing weakened areas of your enamel before a cavity develops:

1. Sugar-free gum

Chewing sugar-free gum after meals has been shown in clinical trials to help remineralize enamel. Gum containing xylitol has been researched extensively for its ability to stimulate saliva flow, raise the pH of plaque, and reduce S. mutans, but long-term studies are needed.

Sugar-free gum containing a compound called casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) has been shown to reduce S. mutans even more than xylitol-containing chewing gum. You can find this type of gum in stores.

2. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important to help absorb calcium and phosphate from the food you eat. StudiesTrusted Source show an inverse relationship between eating foods high in vitamin D and calcium, like yogurt, and cavities in young children. You can get vitamin D from dairy products, like milk and yogurt. You can also get vitamin D from the sun.

3. Brush with fluoride toothpaste

Fluoride plays an important role in preventing cavities and remineralizing enamel. Extensive research has been done to show that regularly brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste prevents cavities.

Most studies have been conducted either in children or adolescents, so more research is needed in adults and the elderly.

4. Cut out sugary foods

This is the cavity remedy that no one likes to hear — stop eating so much sugar. The WHO says that eating sugar is the most important risk factor for cavities. They recommend reducing your sugar intake to less than 10 percent of your total caloric intake for the day.

If you’re going to eat sugar, try not to snack on sugary foods throughout the day. Once the sugar is gone, your enamel has a chance to remineralize. But if you are constantly eating sugar, your teeth don’t get the chance to remineralize.

 

 

Six Simple Ways to Heal Tooth Decay and Reverse Cavities

Like most people, when you discover you have a cavity or pain in your teeth, the first thing you do is make an appointment with your dentist as you think that fillings are the only way to fix cavities. However, what most people fail to realize is that tooth decay and cavities can be reversed and fillings aren’t the only option available.

This article will explain the basic principles behind how you can heal cavities naturally and prevent tooth decay.

  • Change your diet and reduce your sugar intake. Studies in the British Medical Journal suggest that a change in diet can actually reverse tooth decay. Easy adjustments can be made to your diet immediately like:
    • Consuming more calcium rich foods (i.e. kale, collards, broccoli rabe and dairy) which can help strengthen your bones and teeth.
    • Avoid drinking pop, juice and drinks with high carbonation as the sugars cause excessive plaque and tartar build up which may result in cavities.
  • If you want to protect your teeth from early decay or heal existing tooth decay, include the following steps in your oral care routine.
    • Brush your teeth at least twice a day ensuring you reach all the surfaces, crevices, pockets and corners.
    • Floss at least once daily. This helps remove any remaining food from underneath your gums and prevents bacteria from forming.
    • Use mouthwash; it has antibacterial properties and helps you get rid of any remaining bacteria in your mouth.
    • Add vitamins and supplements to your diet. Micro nutrients are essential to bone health and keep inflammation under control to prevent or reverse cavities. Certain vitamins help produce saliva which helps to prevent bacteria from staying on your teeth and certain vitamins make your teeth a lot stronger. Foods that help promote salivation include bananas, Brussels sprouts, and peas. Vitamins you should consume include Vitamin B, D, magnesium and iron. If you’re not interested in taking supplements, eat whole grain foods and seafood (i.e. salmon, canned tuna and sardines are all great sources of vitamin D).
    • Eat foods with natural probiotics. Because bad bacteria associated with infection look for places to hide in the small areas between the teeth, consuming probiotics helps to offset the acidic pH. Foods rich in probiotics include kombucha, kefir and fermented foods like kimchee and sauerkraut. These foods stimulate the production of healthy bacteria in the mouth needed to prevent plaque buildup and dental decay.
    • Be aware of the pH values in the foods/drink you consume. Imbalanced pH levels can create an environment for bacteria to thrive. Drinks such as coffee create pH imbalances (like some citrus fruits and sugars), and act as the perfect environment for harbouring infectious oral bacteria. If you’re a daily coffee drinker and suffering from tooth decay, a great alternative to coffee is green tea as it contains a polyphenol (known as catechins) which acts as a powerful antioxidant and has several anti-inflammatory properties which hinder the growth of harmful bacteria and improves oral health.

    Remember, if a cavity has already struck, a trip to the dentist may not be avoidable..

 

 

Instant orthodontics use a dental veneers, which can be made of either Porcelain or a Composite Veneer.  These materials are thin shells of specially crafted dental materials.

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Most tooth bonding will last anywhere from 3-10 years, depending on which teeth are bonded and how well you care for them. There is ongoing research about the products used in the dental bonding process, with hopes of further improving the materials most commonly used.

 

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The cost of teeth straightening can vary depending on the complexity of the treatment and the type of veneering materials and the the type of treatment you choose.

It depends on how much work there but roughly you are looking at 2-4 appointments versus about more or less 2 years of traditional braces

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My Tooth Hurts – What Should I Do?

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Pain is no fun. No matter how old you are or where your pain is, hurting is no good. If you have ever had a toothache, you know what we are talking about.

Whether it is from an injury, an infection, gum disease, or another reason, tooth pain can go from 0 to insane quickly.

How Cavities Form

A cavity forms as the result of tooth decay. Tooth decay is caused by the erosion of your tooth enamel. Oral bacteria, which live in your mouth, feed on lingering sugars. As they eat, they produce harmful acids, which eat away at the enamel of your teeth. Brushing helps to keep the number of oral bacteria down, and it helps to eliminate the acids on your teeth. Ignoring your oral care routine, or simply missing certain areas of your mouth, gives the acids time to cause the formation of a small pit (cavity) in the enamel. Bacteria take up residence in this pit, and continue their destruction. Over time, the cavity grows larger. Untreated, it can begin to destroy the tooth, weakening it. It can also enter into the inner layer of the tooth, allowing bacteria in. If this happens, a painful infection can form. For these reasons, treating cavities as soon as they are noticed is very important.

 

 

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What Causes Toothaches?

You get pain in your mouth for a variety of reasons. Toothaches tend to come from something happening in your teeth or gums.

  • An injury to your jaw
  • Sinus infection
  • Tooth decay
  • A filling falling out
  • Infected tooth
  • Food or something else wedged between your teeth
  • Wisdom teeth crowning through your gums or pressing against the surrounding teeth
  • Gum disease, also known as Gingivitis or periodontal disease
  • Teeth grinding

What You Can Do About Toothache Pain

Here are some ways that you can stop or at least ease off your pain:

  • Take Some Over-the-Counter Medication – Meds such as Ibuprofen (or related Advil and Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), or aspirin are all good at relieving pain you may have from a toothache. Numbing gels can help, but make sure not to use products with benzocaine for young children.
  • Elevate Your Head –Elevation helps to support an injured area. Keeping your head up will stop your blood from rushing to and staying in your head. The more blood pools in an area of your body, the more intense the pain will be.
  • Watch What you Eat – Mouthwash, especially mouthwash with alcohol, can disinfect your teeth and mouth and even numb it a bit.
  • Ice the Painful Area – Ice is a great tool in dampening pain and reducing inflammation. Give it a try and alternate between having an ice pack on for 10-20 minutes, then keeping it off for that amount of time.

 

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When is it Time to See the Dentist?

Right away! Especially if you experience the following:

  • Severe pain
  • A toothache that lasts more than two days
  • You get a fever, headache, or more pain when you open your mouth
  • Breathing or swallowing becomes difficult

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How Long Does It Take For a Cavity To Develop?

Cavities don’t just form overnight. It can take months, or possibly even years, before the decay process advances to the point where a tooth requires attention. The entire process of tooth demineralization takes place whenever an acidic oral environment exists, and fortunately, this environment isn’t the norm for a person’s mouth.

Early-stage tooth decay can be corrected when it’s caught early enough, which is why it’s so essential to visit your dentist every six months for an exam.

Every Cavity Is Different

The time it takes for a cavity to form varies. It can, on average, take anywhere from six months to four or five years before a cavity requires treatment. The length of time it takes will vary on a case-by-case basis because the conditions of your mouth differ daily. This means that a cavity can start to form and then not have the right conditions to continue to develop. A cavity won’t just go away on its own; however, it can be slower to form, which allows your dentist to correct the issue before it gets worse.

 

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Factors That Come Into Play

There are several types of factors that can significantly influence the length of time it takes for a cavity to form. The most common factors that can increase or decrease the speed in which cavity forms include:

  • Acid Levels – Cavities will start to develop when acid levels in the mouth increase.
  • The number of Acid Attacks – Teeth are extremely strong. However, if a tooth is subjected to multiple small acid attacks, eventually, a cavity will form.
  • Location Where the Cavity is Forming – Enamel is durable and contains minerals, which means it will take longer for a cavity to form in enamel than in the dentin of a tooth.
  • The thickness of the Tooth Enamel – Tooth enamel is thinner near the gum line, which means that cavities form quicker near the gums than they do on the tops of teeth.
  • Quality of the Tooth Enamel – Enamel that contains lots of minerals will take longer to get a cavity than enamel that has fewer minerals.

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Can Tooth Damage from cavity be Reversed?

If your dentist tells you that you have a cavity forming, there are ways to stop early-stage tooth decay from progressing into a full-blown cavity. The process known as remineralization can occur, which can reverse tooth decay.

Remineralization can correct damage to a tooth. When a cavity begins to form, the enamel or dentin starts to lose valuable minerals that protect the tooth. You can help to put these valuable materials back into the tooth by remineralizing it. The tooth will start to strengthen itself and repair the decay to the point where a cavity is no longer forming.

While remineralization can reverse some damage to the surface of a tooth and prevent some cavities, it won’t work for all situations. If the damage to the enamel or dentin is too severe, the process will be ineffective, and the cavity will need to be treated by your dentist.

Cavity Prevention Is Simple

You can do your part in helping to protect your teeth from tooth decay by following a few simple guidelines:

  • Gently brush your teeth at least twice a day for a full two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss once a day.
  • Incorporate a fluoride mouthwash into your oral care routine.
  • Avoid sugary and starchy foods, and avoid frequent snacking.

Having regular teeth cleanings and exams every six months is another necessary step in eliminating cavity-causing plaque and tartar. During these exams, your dentist will be able to identify any early signs of tooth decay and give you the tools and knowledge to combat cavities.

 

 

What Happens if You Don’t Treat a Cavity?

Cavity might as well be a four letter word.

Cavities have been a bad word for as long as they have had a name. It is no secret that the very thought of one may make your teeth clench in opposition to treatment.

The majority of people are familiar with cavities and know the treatment process, including regular cleaning exams. But most people don’t know the process of what happens to a tooth if it’s left untreated.

We hope that by telling you what happens with a bad cavity will lead you to making proper oral hygiene a part of your daily routine. Here’s a brief summary of what to expect if a cavity goes untreated.

A Bad Cavity Can Bring Further Decay

Cavities don’t just go away on their own. If you ignore a cavity, it will continue to grow in size. One bad cavity could lead to a second cavity before long. Decay of the tooth will widen and deepen; this will make you more prone to brittle teeth leaving them to the possibility of cracking and breaking.

 

 

How Serious Cavities Impact Your Nerves

Taking it a step further, if cavities go untreated the decay will eventually reach your nerves. This can be severely painful because nerves become exposed to the air as a cavity progresses. Nerve pain can be an ongoing and excruciating ordeal as the sensitivity within the tooth continues to be compromised. By this time, the tooth will either need a root canal or to be extracted.

Infection from a Bad Cavity

Infection in the mouth and jaw area is of greatest concern even above the pain you may experience. Infection can lead to increased pain, swelling, and other health concerns. You’ll need an antibiotic to help fight the infection along with treatment of the tooth to take care of the cavity in whatever way the dentist feels is best.

As you can see, letting a cavity progress certainly has a snowball effect. Treatment is very easy when cavities begin but can be much more involved if you ignore them. If you suspect that you have a cavity, you should seek immediate treatment from your dentist.

Complications from tooth cavities

A tooth cavity can cause a variety of complications if it’s left untreated. These include:

  • ongoing tooth pain
  • a tooth abscess, which can become infected and trigger life-threatening complications, like an infection that enters the bloodstream or sepsis
  • the development of pus around the infected tooth
  • an increased risk for breaking or chipping a tooth
  • difficulty chewing food

You may cause damage to your tooth that can’t be reversed if you put off seeing a dentist. At this point, the only way to fix the cavity is for your dentist to remove the tooth and replace it with an implant or bridge.

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Most tooth bonding will last anywhere from 3-10 years, depending on which teeth are bonded and how well you care for them. There is ongoing research about the products used in the dental bonding process, with hopes of further improving the materials most commonly used.

 

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The cost of teeth straightening can vary depending on the complexity of the treatment and the type of veneering materials and the the type of treatment you choose.

It depends on how much work there but roughly you are looking at 2-4 appointments versus about more or less 2 years of traditional braces

 BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING

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Are You Maintaining Good Oral Health?

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Your daily habits could decrease your chances of developing decay or gum disease.

While everyone can agree that it’s important to give your teeth and gums the proper care they deserve, some people have no idea how to really go about it. Yes, most people understand the importance of brushing and flossing but don’t realize that technique matters or that other factors play into their oral health.

Quit Smoking

Whether you are an occasional smoker or heavy cigarette user, tobacco products of any kind can wreak havoc on your smile. While there are many studies that discuss the health issues involved in smoking you may not realize that smoking can also cause a host of oral health problems, from chronic bad breath and decay to gum disease, infection, reduced healing and even oral cancer. If you want to really improve your oral health then it’s time to to ditch the habit.

 

 

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Your Diet

Just as what you eat affects your general health it can also affect your oral health, as well. If you eat a diet that is rich in sugar, starches and processed foods, sodas, sports drinks and fruit juices then chances are very good that you will deal with decay, gum disease and enamel erosion. If you want to keep teeth, gums and bones healthy and strong, then you’ll want to eat more vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy.

Swap Out Toothbrush Heads

Your toothbrush isn’t meant to last forever, but most people put off buying a new toothbrush. However, frayed bristles can be too harsh for enamel and can lead to scratches or excessive wear and tear. The best thing you can do is replace your toothbrush head once you notice the bristles starting to splay out (usually about every three to four months). You should also replace your toothbrush head after an illness since the bristles can harbor bacteria.

Don’t forget that your trip to the dentist every six months is important for a healthy smile.

 

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Any tips or advice to get into the habit of flossing daily? Also, should you floss in the morning or at night?

 

People tend to hate flossing, and it’s hard for some people to stay motivated. There isn’t a cause and effect with immediate improvement and visible results by flossing your teeth like there is by brushing your hair. I can’t stress enough how important flossing is for the long-term health of your teeth and gums. Try to think of it as an investment in your future and of the money you will save by incorporating a simple step into your daily routine. Flossing both after breakfast and before bed is ideal. If you were to do it only once per day, evening is better. When we sleep, we produce less saliva, which irrigates food from your teeth. Flossing before sleep reduces decay and gum disease.

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What should someone look for (or stay away from) when choosing a toothpaste?

 

The most important thing to look for when choosing a toothpaste is to find one that is low-abrasive. You should definitely avoid the tartar-control and whitening toothpastes because they very abrasive and wear away the tooth enamel, which make the teeth appear darker in color and more sensitive.

What is the correct way to brush your teeth? What is the recommended number of times to brush daily? How long?

Brush your teeth in small circles, two teeth at a time, at a 45-degree angle to the tooth enamel. Brush your teeth at least two times per day slowly for one to two minutes. Ideally, you should brush your teeth after every meal and especially after eating sugary foods.

How often should I replace my toothbrush? What are the recommended types/brands of toothbrushes? Electric vs. manual?

Toothbrushes need to be replaced as soon as the bristles start to bend. Any brand of toothbrush is fine as long as it has soft or extra-soft bristles. Using a Sonicare electric toothbrush feels good and prevents people from brushing too hard.

 

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Are there certain foods to avoid to keep your teeth healthy and white?

Avoiding excessive amounts of soda pop, coffee, and tea will reduce stain build up. Soda pop will not only stain your teeth but also, due to its acid content, will also chemically erode the enamel. Thinner enamel allows the darker under color of the tooth to show.

If you are still going to indulge in these foods, what do you recommend to combat the consequences?

More frequent professional cleanings, sometimes four per year, will help to keep staining to a minimum. Rinsing during the day, especially after snacking, can also help reduce staining and enamel erosion.

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Placement of dental veneers is sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can be used to cover a variety of dental problems involving teeth in the “smile zone

 

 

For many patients of our practice, instant orthodontics has provided an outstanding alternative to braces. Not all orthodontic issues, however, can be resolved with porcelain veneers. The best candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers include those who

 

 

Instant orthodontics use a dental veneers, which can be made of either Porcelain or a Composite Veneer.  These materials are thin shells of specially crafted dental materials.

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Most tooth bonding will last anywhere from 3-10 years, depending on which teeth are bonded and how well you care for them. There is ongoing research about the products used in the dental bonding process, with hopes of further improving the materials most commonly used.

 

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The cost of teeth straightening can vary depending on the complexity of the treatment and the type of veneering materials and the the type of treatment you choose.

It depends on how much work there but roughly you are looking at 2-4 appointments versus about more or less 2 years of traditional braces

 BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING

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Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It?

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Everyone would agree that fresh breath is something to appreciate! Unfortunately, bad breath is a persistent problem for many people. The first step in treating it is to identify the cause. Here are 5 common causes of bad breath:

  1. Poor oral hygiene. Certain types of oral bacteria cause bad breath, and the mouth provides a perfect environment for them—especially when dental plaque and food debris is not well cleansed. So to keep your breath fresh, maintain a diligent oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once a day. For an extra-clean mouth, use a tongue scraper—a plastic tool about the size of a toothbrush that’s available in most drug stores. This will remove bacteria and food debris from your tongue for extra freshness.

 

 

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  1. Oral diseases. Bad odors in your mouth may also be caused by infections—which is what tooth decay and gum disease actually are. Sometimes old fillings wear out, allowing bacteria to re-infect a tooth that was once treated for decay. Other signs of these common oral diseases include tooth pain and bleeding or puffy gums. If you notice any of these, don’t ignore it—make a dental appointment today!
  2. Diet. Smelly foods will give you smelly breath; it’s that simple. And the odors may linger after you have eaten them. When onion, garlic and other pungent foods are digested, their odor-producing substances enter your bloodstream and proceed to your lungs—which can affect how your breath smells. If you suspect your dietary habits are causing bad breath, try eliminating certain foods (at least temporarily) and see if that helps.

 

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  1. Dry mouth. Saliva helps cleanse your mouth, so reduced saliva flow can lead to bad breath. This accounts for “morning breath,” which is caused when the mouth dries out during sleep (especially if you are a mouth-breather). However, some people don’t produce enough saliva throughout the day. Sometimes it’s just that they don’t drink enough water. But a very common cause of chronic dry mouth is regular use of medications, both prescription and over-the-counter. If you notice that medication is drying out your mouth, let your doctor know. And stay hydrated!
  2. Smoking. Given that smoking increases your risk for many serious diseases, including oral cancer, the fact that it can lead to bad breath seems almost trivial. Still, it’s worth noting that smoking causes mouth odor both directly and indirectly by reducing the flow of saliva and promoting gum disease. In fact, tobacco in all forms is a hazard to your health.

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What is the best way to combat bad breath?

There are a number of effective ways to combat bad breath (halitosis). Drinking more water is one of the easiest ways to help alleviate halitosis. Contrary to what advertisers would like us to believe, sugary gum, breath mints, and candies don’t get rid of bad breath; they actually worsen bad breath by feeding the bacteria that cause bad breath, so it is wise to avoid them. By far the best way to control bad breath is by having a clean, healthy mouth. This means regular visits to your dentist and frequent professional cleanings. I have found that using Oxyfresh® products also have been very successful. They do not contain alcohol and are very effective in killing the bacteria that cause odor as well as deodorizing the mouth. It is also important to clean your tongue. I have found the Oxyfresh® Oolitt tongue scraper to be helpful and more effective than a toothbrush for tongue cleaning.

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Some adult patients are reluctant to have a conventional orthodontic treatment as recommended. They feel that wearing awkward metal braces for a number of years is too high a price to pay for straight teeth. They want immediate results to correct misalignment of their overcrowded front teeth and other conditions such as protrusion. Some patients want to close the gaps in between their teeth, recontour poorly shaped teeth, or correct their open bites or cross bites.

Fix & Straighten Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth

 

 

Placement of dental veneers is sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can be used to cover a variety of dental problems involving teeth in the “smile zone

 

 

For many patients of our practice, instant orthodontics has provided an outstanding alternative to braces. Not all orthodontic issues, however, can be resolved with porcelain veneers. The best candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers include those who

 

 

Instant orthodontics use a dental veneers, which can be made of either Porcelain or a Composite Veneer.  These materials are thin shells of specially crafted dental materials.

  1.  

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Most tooth bonding will last anywhere from 3-10 years, depending on which teeth are bonded and how well you care for them. There is ongoing research about the products used in the dental bonding process, with hopes of further improving the materials most commonly used.

 

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The cost of teeth straightening can vary depending on the complexity of the treatment and the type of veneering materials and the the type of treatment you choose.

It depends on how much work there but roughly you are looking at 2-4 appointments versus about more or less 2 years of traditional braces

 BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING

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Catching Early Gum Disease

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You have a great smile: beautiful white teeth all perfectly aligned. But unbeknownst to you, periodontal (gum) disease might even now be damaging your gum tissues, setting the stage for future tooth and bone loss — and a ruined smile.

While it’s easy to miss the early stage of this disease caused by bacterial plaque on tooth surfaces, there are a few signs if you pay close attention. Bleeding gums after moderate brushing or flossing could indicate normally resilient gum tissues have begun to weaken. You may also notice a slight redness and swelling around the margins of the gums and a bad taste or breath. As it progresses, you may experience painful abscesses (infected pockets that develop between the gums and tooth) and loose teeth, a late sign of tissue detachment and bone loss. If you are a smoker, nicotine reduces swelling and bleeding of the gums, removing signs you have a disease. If you smoke, you need to see your dentist regularly.

 

 

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While renewed daily oral hygiene is important for stopping gum disease, you may also need professional care to bring it under control. The main treatment calls for the manual removal of plaque and calculus (hardened deposits of plaque) that are sustaining the infection. Dentists and hygienists both can perform scaling, which removes plaque and calculus at or just below the gum line, and root planing to clean accessible root surfaces.

In more advanced cases, though, you may need the services of a periodontist, a specialist in treating diseased or injured gums, bone and other connective tissues that support the teeth. They’re also skilled in more advanced treatments like gum flap surgery that more fully exposes a tooth’s root area for plaque and calculus (or tartar) removal, or tissue grafting procedures that improve the health and appearance of damaged gums.

 

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If you suspect you have gum disease, the place to start is with your family dentist. They can determine if your case will respond to basic scaling, root planing or antibiotic treatment. If the disease appears more advanced or with complications, they will most likely refer you to a periodontist for treatment.

If you’ve already seen bleeding, swelling or redness, see your dentist as soon as possible. The sooner you begin treatment for any case of gum disease, the less likely it will lead to the loss not only of your teeth but your beautiful smile.

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The Dangers of Gum Disease

Gum disease is just as much of a concern for dentists as tooth decay. It’s important that you understand the dangers of gum disease so that you can take swift action  to heal your gums and save your smile.

What Is Gum Disease?
The gums are soft pink tissues that cover the dense jawbone that keeps your teeth anchored in place. Plaque and tartar can form around the base of the gumline and cause an infection—the result is gum disease. There are three main stages of this oral condition: mild, moderate, and advanced gum disease (the latter is usually referred to as periodontitis).

 

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The Dangers of Gum Disease
Like dental disease, gum disease can cause tooth loss when it isn’t treated quickly and thoroughly. The bad bacterium multiplies and eliminates good tissue. Gum disease can also cause the bone to deteriorate completely, and the infection can spread to other areas of the mouth if it isn’t stopped in a timely fashion. In some cases, untreated gum disease can also aggravate unrelated general health conditions, like cardiovascular issues. If you do not have the symptoms treated by a dentist and take on better hygiene habits, gum disease could have a significant effect on your oral and overall health.

Gum Disease Treatments
Your gums need immediate therapy, including an intense cleaning, when there are signs of disease. These are the most common treatments for gum disease or periodontitis that can offer:

– Scaling and root planing (a very deep cleaning around the gumline)
– Periodontal surgery (opening the soft gum tissue to completely remove diseased matter).
– Antibiotic therapy to control the infection.
– Gum grafting (to restore lost bone tissue).
– Cosmetic gum surgery (to restore gum tissue around the teeth).

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Stop Smoking to Reduce Your Risk of Gum Disease

Your risk for periodontal (gum) disease increases if you’re not brushing or flossing effectively. You can also have a higher risk if you’ve inherited thinner gum tissues from your parents. But there’s one other risk factor for gum disease that’s just as significant: if you have a smoking habit.

According to research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a little more than sixty percent of smokers develop gum disease in their lifetime at double the risk of non-smokers. And it’s not just cigarettes—any form of tobacco use (including smokeless) or even e-cigarettes increases the risk for gum disease.

 

 

Smoking alters the oral environment to make it friendlier for disease-causing bacteria. Some chemicals released in tobacco can damage gum tissues, which can cause them to gradually detach from the teeth. This can lead to tooth loss, which smokers are three times more likely to experience than non-smokers.

Smoking may also hide the early signs of gum disease like red, swollen or bleeding gums. But because the nicotine in tobacco restricts the blood supply to gum tissue, the gums of a smoker with gum disease may look healthy. But it’s a camouflage, which could delay prompt treatment that could prevent further damage.

 

 

Finally because tobacco can inhibit the body’s production of antibodies to fight infection, smoking may slow the healing process after gum disease treatment.  This also means tobacco users have a higher risk of a repeat infection, something known as refractory periodontitis. This can create a cycle of treatment and re-infection that can significantly increase dental care costs.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can substantially lower your risk of gum disease and its complications by quitting any kind of tobacco habit. As it leaves your system, your body will respond much quicker to heal itself. And quitting will definitely increase your chances of preventing gum disease in the first place.

Quitting, though, can be difficult, so it’s best not to go it alone. Talk with your doctor about ways to kick the habit; you may also benefit from the encouragement of family and friends, as well as support groups of others trying to quit too.

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 Don’t Ignore Bleeding Gums

Are bleeding gums something you should be concerned about?  Many think bleeding gums is a sign they are brushing too hard; this is possible, but unlikely. It’s much more probable that irritated and bleeding gums are a sign of periodontal (gum) disease.

Periodontal disease can occur when a bacteria-rich biofilm in the mouth (also called plaque) is allowed to build up on tooth and gum surfaces. Plaque causes the gums to become inflamed, as the immune system responds to the bacteria. Eventually, this can cause gum tissue to pull away from the teeth, forming bacteria-filled “pockets” under the gum surface. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious infection, and even tooth loss.

What should you do if your gums bleed regularly when brushing or flossing? The first step is to come in for a thorough examination. In combination with a regular oral exam (and possibly x-rays or other diagnostic tests), a simple (and painless) instrument called a periodontal probe can be used to determine how far any periodontal disease may have progressed. Armed with this information, we can determine the most effective way to fight the battle against gum disease.

Above all, don’t wait too long to come in for an exam! Bleeding gums are “a sign that things aren’t quite right.

4-Step Process for Achieving Your Highest Oral Health Possible

You know the basics for a healthy mouth: daily oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. But there are other elements unique to you that also factor into your oral care: the mouth and facial structure you inherited from your parents (like a poor bite) and your past history with dental disease. Both of these help define your individual risk factors for potential dental problems.
That’s why you need a treatment strategy personalized to you to achieve the best health possible for your teeth and gums. We create this plan by using a detailed and thorough 4-step process.

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Step 1: Identify your unique risk factors. To find your risk factors for dental disease, we carefully assess your history and other areas of oral function and health: the soundness of your supporting bone and gum structures; your teeth’s structural integrity and any effects from decay, enamel erosion or trauma; functional issues like a poor bite, a jaw joint disorder or a grinding habit; and problems with appearance like disproportional gums.
Step 2: Prioritize risk factors and form the treatment plan. Once we’ve identified your individual risk factors, we assess how each could impact you and whether any require immediate treatment. Any current dental disease should be treated immediately to minimize and prevent further damage. Depending on severity, other issues like bite problems or unattractive teeth may be scheduled for later treatment.
Step 3: Execute the treatment plan. With our priorities in place, we then proceed with treating your teeth and gums, the most pressing needs first. Throughout this step, our goal is to bring your oral health to the highest level possible for you.
Step 4: Monitoring and maintaining health. Once we’ve achieved an optimum level of health, we must remain vigilant about keeping it. So we monitor for any emerging problems and perform preventive treatments like clinical cleanings to help maintain that healthy state. This also means regularly repeating our 4-step process to identify and update any new, emerging risks and incorporate them into our treatment strategy.
While this process may seem overly methodical, it can actually result in more efficient and cost-effective treatment. It’s the best way to ensure good health for your teeth and gums throughout your lifetime.

It depends on how much work there but roughly you are looking at 2-4 appointments versus about more or less 2 years of traditional braces

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Dental Care During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a very special and exciting time for expectant women and their families. At this time, many moms-to-be make careful choices to try and do what’s best for themselves and their babies. Wondering what’s the right way to take care of your oral health when you’re expecting? Here are answers to a few of the most common questions about dental care during pregnancy.

Q: Does pregnancy make a woman more susceptible to dental problems?
A: Yes. Pregnancy causes big changes in the levels of certain hormones, and these in turn have a powerful influence on your body. For example, many expectant moms experience food cravings and morning sickness at certain times. Changing hormone levels can also affect your oral health in various ways, including making your gums tender, swollen, and highly sensitive to the harmful bacteria in plaque.

 

 

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Q: What are “pregnancy tumors” in the mouth?
A: These are benign (non-cancerous) overgrowths of tissue that sometimes develop on the gums during the second trimester. Often appearing between the teeth, these swollen reddish growths are thought to be caused by plaque bacteria. They sometimes go away on their own when pregnancy is over, but may be surgically removed if they don’t.

Q: Is it normal to have bleeding gums during pregnancy?
A: It’s not uncommon, but it does indicate that you need to pay careful attention to your oral hygiene at this time. Pregnancy hormones can cause the tiny blood vessels in your gums to become enlarged; when plaque bacteria are not effectively removed from the mouth, the gums may become inflamed and begin to bleed. This condition is often called “pregnancy gingivitis.” If left untreated, it can progress to a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. That’s one reason why regular brushing and flossing are so important during pregnancy — as are routine professional cleanings.

 

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Q: Is it safe to have dental cleanings and checkups during pregnancy?
A: Yes; in fact, it’s a very good idea to have at least one. Studies have shown that women who receive dental treatment during pregnancy face no more risks to their developing babies than those who don’t. On the other hand, poor oral health is known to cause gum disease, and is also suspected of being linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes. Routine dental exams and professional cleanings can help you maintain good oral health and avoid many potential problems during this critical time.

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Q: Should I postpone more complicated dental work until after I have a baby?
A: It depends. A study recently published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found it was safe for pregnant women to have routine procedures like fillings, root canals, and extractions, even if they require local anesthesia. So treatments that are essential to an expectant mother’s health shouldn’t be put off. However, if you’re planning to have cosmetic dental work, it might be best to err on the side of caution and wait until after your baby is born.

 

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Some adult patients are reluctant to have a conventional orthodontic treatment as recommended. They feel that wearing awkward metal braces for a number of years is too high a price to pay for straight teeth. They want immediate results to correct misalignment of their overcrowded front teeth and other conditions such as protrusion. Some patients want to close the gaps in between their teeth, recontour poorly shaped teeth, or correct their open bites or cross bites.

Fix & Straighten Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth

 

 

Placement of dental veneers is sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can be used to cover a variety of dental problems involving teeth in the “smile zone

 

 

For many patients of our practice, instant orthodontics has provided an outstanding alternative to braces. Not all orthodontic issues, however, can be resolved with porcelain veneers. The best candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers include those who

 

 

Instant orthodontics use a dental veneers, which can be made of either Porcelain or a Composite Veneer.  These materials are thin shells of specially crafted dental materials.

  1.  

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Most tooth bonding will last anywhere from 3-10 years, depending on which teeth are bonded and how well you care for them. There is ongoing research about the products used in the dental bonding process, with hopes of further improving the materials most commonly used.

 

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The cost of teeth straightening can vary depending on the complexity of the treatment and the type of veneering materials and the the type of treatment you choose.

It depends on how much work there but roughly you are looking at 2-4 appointments versus about more or less 2 years of traditional braces

 BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING

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Don’t Ignore Sudden Tooth Pain – Your Teeth may be Telling you Something

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Nothing grabs your attention like a sharp tooth pain, seemingly hitting you out of nowhere while you’re eating or drinking. But there is a reason for your sudden agony and the sooner you find it out, the better the outcome for your oral health.

To understand tooth sensitivity, we need to first look at the three layers of tooth anatomy. In the center is the pulp filled with blood vessels and nerve bundles: it’s completely covered by the next layer dentin, a soft tissue filled with microscopic tubules that transmit sensations like pressure or temperature to the pulp nerves.

The third layer is enamel, which completely covers the crown, the visible part of a tooth. Enamel protects the two innermost tooth layers from disease and also helps muffle sensations so the tooth’s nerves aren’t overwhelmed. The enamel stops at about the gum line; below it the gums provide similar protection and sensation shielding to the dentin of the tooth roots.

 


 

 

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Problems occur, though, when the dentin below the gums becomes exposed, most commonly because of periodontal (gum) disease. This bacterial infection caused by dental plaque triggers inflammation, which over time can weaken gum tissues and cause them to detach and shrink back (or recede) from the teeth. This can leave the root area vulnerable to disease and the full brunt of environmental sensations that then travel to the nerves in the pulp.

Tooth decay can also create conditions that cause sensitivity. Decay begins when certain oral bacteria multiply and produce higher than normal levels of acid. The acid in turn dissolves the enamel’s mineral content to create holes (cavities) that expose the dentin. Not treated, the infection can eventually invade the pulp, putting the tooth in danger of being lost unless a root canal treatment is performed to remove the infection and seal the tooth from further infection.

 

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So, if you begin experiencing a jolt of pain while eating or drinking hot or cold foods or beverages, see your dentist as soon as possible to diagnose and treat the underlying cause. And protect your teeth from dental disease by practicing daily brushing and flossing, as well as seeing your dentist for regular dental cleanings and checkups. Don’t ignore those sharp pains—your teeth may be trying to tell you something.
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Keep Alert to These Signs of Impending Tooth Decay

Although preventable, the occurrences of tooth decay are all too common. Yet decay doesn’t appear out of the blue: certain mouth conditions set the disease in motion.

Here are a few signs of such conditions to watch for — they could be telling you you’re at higher risk for tooth decay.

Visible plaque. Plaque is a thin film of bacteria and food accumulating on tooth surfaces and a prime haven for causing periodontal disease. If you actually see it — a crusty, yellowish film — that means there’s a large, unhealthy amount of it. It’s essential to remove it daily through diligent brushing and flossing and more thorough office cleanings at least twice a year.

Poor saliva flow. One of this bodily fluid’s functions is to neutralize mouth acid, usually thirty minutes to an hour after we eat. If saliva flow is inadequate, though, acid levels may remain high and endanger the enamel. “Dry mouth” can occur from a number of causes, including some medications and chemotherapy treatments. It’s important to alleviate the cause if possible by changing medications or stimulating saliva flow through other means.

 

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Tooth shape and appliances. Largely determined by heredity, your teeth contain unique, tiny grooves known as pits and fissures that could harbor plaque. Certain appliances like retainers, braces or night guards can inhibit saliva flow and cause your teeth to retain more plaque. It’s important then to adjust your hygiene efforts to offset these anatomical or treatment factors.

Acid-producing conditions. Diseases like gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) or eating disorders can introduce stomach acid into the mouth that is highly erosive to tooth enamel. It’s imperative for you or a family member to control these conditions through medication, dietary changes, or — in the case of eating disorders — behavioral therapy.

Eating habits. Sugar and other carbohydrates are a ready food source for bacteria. Likewise, acidic foods and beverages (like coffee, tea, and sports or energy drinks) can cause high acid levels for too long. Cut back on eating and drinking these foods and beverages, especially as snacks, to reduce acid levels that could lead to decay.

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For many patients of our practice, instant orthodontics has provided an outstanding alternative to braces. Not all orthodontic issues, however, can be resolved with porcelain veneers. The best candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers include those who

 

 

Instant orthodontics use a dental veneers, which can be made of either Porcelain or a Composite Veneer.  These materials are thin shells of specially crafted dental materials.

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Most tooth bonding will last anywhere from 3-10 years, depending on which teeth are bonded and how well you care for them. There is ongoing research about the products used in the dental bonding process, with hopes of further improving the materials most commonly used.

 

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The cost of teeth straightening can vary depending on the complexity of the treatment and the type of veneering materials and the the type of treatment you choose.

It depends on how much work there but roughly you are looking at 2-4 appointments versus about more or less 2 years of traditional braces

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STRAIGHTEN OVERLAPPING, CROOKED, AND CROWDED TEETH -WITH OR WITHOUT BRACES

Deciding to Fix & Straighten your Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth  can seem complicated. Crowding, gaps, and misaligned bites respond differently to individual orthodontic and cosmetic treatments. In here, you will find different options from traditional Orthodontic treatment to the quickest and most efficient way to treat your crooked teeth without braces called “Instant” Orthodontics.

 

What constitute Crooked Teeth?

 

Crooked teeth may mean different things to different people. Most people refer to teeth that aren’t straight or aligned as “crooked.” We see patients with a variety of concerns about their smiles. These concerns range from spacing to bite issues.

 

What constitute Crowded Teeth?

 

Crowding manifests as overlapping teeth that look like they don’t have enough room to fit in the mouth. Often crowded teeth become increasingly overlapped with time, which can lead to an even more crooked smile. Crowding in the mouth makes it more difficult to clean the teeth adequately, and there is an increased risk for plaque, decay, and gum disease.

 

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The Advantages of  Straightening your Overlapping, Crooked, and Crowded teeth

 

Although one or two uneven teeth might seem like a minor concern, orthodontic treatment is very important. First, of course, it can greatly improve your appearance. Often, isolated uneven teeth can draw attention away from your other facial features, making your entire smile look out of line. In some cases, they can also cause you to look childlike or older than you actually are. Second, orthodontic care can also improve your oral health.

 

Overlapping teeth often trap bacteria, and they are very difficult to clean. Therefore, proper treatment can reduce your risk for decay, discoloration, and gum disease. Further, a single crooked tooth can offset the force of your entire bite, causing pressure on isolated teeth. Without appropriate care, you could eventually suffer from dental erosion, a cracked tooth, or TMJ disorder.

 

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What Happens If You Don’t Fix & Straighten your Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth?

 

Overlapping front teeth, if left untreated, may cause the below mentioned dental health issues in the long run:

  • Overlapping front teeth tend to wear out earlier as compared to straight teeth.
  • Misaligned teeth often make even simple actions such as chewing and speaking difficult.
  • Jaw pain may develop, along with headaches.
  • It may promote tooth grinding and clenching, which can lead to more dental issues.
  • Cleaning teeth becomes difficult, which may increase incidences of decay, cavities, and gum diseases.
  • Possible loss of confidence due to crooked teeth. This may prevent you from speaking and smiling openly in public.
  • In severe cases of overlapping teeth, the shape of the face may be changed, making it look abnormal.
  • Problems of speech may develop.
  • You may end up frequently biting your tongue or inner cheeks.
  • You may tend to breathe with your mouth more frequently instead of your nose.
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What are the Best Treatment options to Fix & Straighten Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth?

 

You have several options for correcting crooked teeth. You have 2 primary treatment types. One is the conventional Orthodontic treatment using traditional braces or Invisalign. Second is through Cosmetic Dentistry utilizing a procedure called “Instant Orthodontics”

 

  1. CONVENTIONAL ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

 

METAL BRACES

 

Conventional metal braces are the treatment option most people are familiar with because they are the most popular choice for straightening teeth. Conventional metal braces stay affixed to the teeth for the duration of orthodontic treatment.

Treatment times with conventional metal braces vary from patient to patient, but most patients wear them anywhere from 6 to 36 months. Conventional metal braces are cost-effective and very useful for correcting a variety of dental alignment issues, from mild to severe.

INVISALIGN

 

For those who want to straighten their teeth without wearing metal braces, Invisalign is the top choice. This orthodontic treatment features invisible aligners that most people won’t notice you’re wearing. Many people choose Invisalign because it is a comfortable alternative to metal braces that requires fewer maintenance appointments.

Another perk of choosing Invisalign is that they are removable. One common complaint about metal braces is that they pose challenges to oral hygiene. Conventional metal braces can make brushing and flossing difficult. With Invisalign, you can remove your clear aligner to clean your teeth.

The Invisalign process is straightforward. You’ll wear each aligner unless eating or cleaning teeth. After two weeks, you’ll receive a new aligner. You only visit us every six weeks during treatment to confirm that treatment is moving along as expected.

On average, Invisalign treatment lasts 11 -24  months. During this time, you’ll go through a series of 18 to 30 aligners. Each patient has different needs and treatment duration times. The best way to learn more about how long you’d wear Invisalign is to book a consultation with us.

 

How Long Does It Take to Fix & Straighten Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth in Adults?

 

The question then becomes how long does it take to fix crooked teeth in adults? Treatment with traditional metal braces can take up to two years. If you’re looking for a quicker fix for that perfect selfie at an upcoming wedding or you’re thinking about those graduation pictures at the end of your senior year, you’ll want to consider some of the newer options for correcting crooked teeth.

 

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2. COSMETIC DENTISTRY WITH DENTAL VENEERS – ‘INSTANT’ ORTHODONTICS

 

There are many ways to correct the appearance of crooked teeth. If you don’t have the time or the inclination to wear braces or Invisalign, you may be able to resolve your crowded smile in a matter of weeks, rather than years. If you simply want a straighter looking smile, you may be able to accomplish this cosmetic goal with dental veneers in a process called “Instant” Orthodontics.

 

Is it really possible to Fix & Straighten Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth without braces?

 

Yes.  Cosmetic dentistry  offers another alternative for correcting one’s smile without the need for braces. Specifically were talking about porcelain veneers or dental bonding. if you don’t want braces, then these are a viable option to consider. Veneers are thin, hard shells of porcelain that are bonded permanently to the front of a tooth. You could use them to correct teeth that are crooked, discolored, misaligned, chipped or have spacing issues. Dental veneers are very strong and very resistant to staining.

If you’re looking for an alternative to braces that will provide results in a short amount of time, then a Cosmetic Dentistry procedure called “instant” Orthodontics is you next great viable option.

 

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“Instant” Orthodontics

 

Some adult patients are reluctant to have a conventional orthodontic treatment as recommended. They feel that wearing awkward metal braces for a number of years is too high a price to pay for straight teeth. They want immediate results to correct misalignment of their overcrowded front teeth and other conditions such as protrusion. Some patients want to close the gaps in between their teeth, recontour poorly shaped teeth, or correct their open bites or cross bites.

The effectiveness of this approach can depends on how crooked and crowded the teeth are to begin with. What we can do is absolutely amazing. For many adults this option is better than traditional orthodontics, and treatments can be complete in as little as two to 4  visits.

With this option, you don’t need to wait months or years to reveal a beautiful new smile!

 

What are “Instant” Orthodontics?

 

This is a method of cosmetic dentistry and smile design, which uses various methods of dentistry to perfect your smile in just a few visits.

Instant Orthodontics involves changing the visible part of the teeth to give the appearance of straight, healthy teeth. Custom porcelain crowns or veneers, cosmetic bonding and careful shaping of the teeth can give a great result in as little as one or two appointments.

Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or composite veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored, translucent porcelain or composite resin, custom made to fit over teeth and improve their color, shape and overall appearance. Placement of dental veneers can dramatically improve your smile and appearance.

 

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What types of problems can dental veneers correct?

 

Placement of dental veneers is sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can be used to cover a variety of dental problems involving teeth in the “smile zone” including:

  • Spaces between the teeth.
  • Poorly shaped or crooked teeth.
  • Broken or chipped teeth.
  • Permanently externally stained and/or internally stained teeth.
  • Unsightly or stained fillings.
  • Dental veneers can improve the appearance of the teeth but they cannot realign the jaw or correct overbites and underbites. Orthodontics are required to correct these more complicated problems.

 

Instant Orthodontics Benefits

 

  • NO RETAINERS – Dental veneers immediately smooth out and straighten your smile permanently. There is no need for a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting.
  • NO EMBARRASSMENT – Metal brackets and wires for a year? No thanks. Skip the inconvenience associated with traditional braces by opting for dental veneers.
  • NO HASSLE –We’re sure you have better things to do than visit the dentist every two weeks to have your braces tightened. A dental veneer can be placed in one visit.
  • NO PAIN – we can place a dental veneer while you remain completely comfortable. No painful brackets and tightening for you.
  • NO WAIT – YOU CAN HAVE A BEAUTIFULLY STRAIGHT SMILE IN AS LITTLE AS ONE OR TWO VISITS.
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Who are the Good Candidate For Instant Orthodontics

 

For many patients of our practice, instant orthodontics has provided an outstanding alternative to braces. Not all orthodontic issues, however, can be resolved with porcelain veneers. The best candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers include those who have:

  • Teeth that do not meet properly due to flaws in shape or length
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are slightly crooked or misaligned
  • Undergone orthodontic treatment in the past but still have issues
  • Good oral health as well as good overall health
  • Reasonable expectations of the procedure
  • Aesthetic flaws in their teeth in addition to orthodontic problems
  • Strong oral hygiene habits
  • More extensive orthodontic problems may not be possible to treat with porcelain veneers alone.

 

 

The Instant Orthodontics Process

 

  1. We will meet with you so that we can get to know you and your unique situation. From there, we can let you know if teeth veneers are a good solution for you. If you decide to move forward with instant orthodontics, you’ll continue on to the next step.
  2. A mold will be taken of your teeth, from which a model will be created to determine what your perfect dental veneers will look like.
  3. Depending on the instant orthodontics option you choose, your custom teeth veneers may require your teeth to be prepped first. This preparation allows the veneers to bond more securely to your teeth
  4. We will affix your new teeth veneers to complete your instant orthodontics treatment.
  5. You WALK OUT INTO THE WORLD WITH A BEAUTIFUL, STRAIGHT SMILE THAT IS READY TO SHARE!
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TWO TYPES OF MATERIALS UTIZED IN “INSTANT” ORTHODONTICS

 

Instant orthodontics use a dental veneers, which can be made of either Porcelain or a Composite Veneer.  These materials are thin shells of specially crafted dental materials.

  1.  Porcelain Veneers

 

Instant orthodontics with porcelain dental veneers provides patients with the option of immediately improving the appearance of chipped, stained, and crooked teeth. The final result creates a great deal of happiness and satisfaction to them.

 

Porcelain veneers is a great solution for addressing the following aesthetic problems:

 

Slightly crooked teeth
Slightly misaligned teeth
Small gaps between teeth
Chipped teeth
Cracked teeth
Stained teeth

 

What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?

 

  • Porcelain veneers are very durable. Although porcelain veneers are very thin, usually between 0.5 – 0.7 millimeters and inherently brittle, once bonded to healthy tooth structure it becomes very strong. Porcelain veneers can last for many years, usually 10-15 years, if you take good care of them using good oral hygiene and avoiding using them to crack or chew hard objects like ice.
  • Porcelain veneers create a very life-like and natural tooth appearance. The translucent properties of the porcelain allows the veneers to mimic the light handling characteristics of enamel giving it a sense of depth which is not possible with other cosmetic bonding materials such as composite resin.
  • Porcelain veneers resist staining. Unlike other cosmetic dental bonding materials, porcelain is a smooth, impervious ceramic and therefore will not pick up permanent stain from cigarette smoking or from dark or richly colored liquids or spices.
  • Porcelain veneers are conservative. Only a small amount of tooth structure is removed, if any during the procedure.

 

What are the disadvantages of porcelain veneers?

 

The major disadvantages of porcelain veneers over composite resin include the following:

  • Porcelain veneers are not made at chairside. Porcelain veneers are fabricated in a dental laboratory and therefore require at least two visits. Composite resin veneers are accomplished in one visit. An adequate amount of tooth structure is removed to allow for placement of composite resin in the desired shape without added tooth bulk. Bonding agent is applied. Composite resin is then added, light cured, then finished and polished.
  • Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite veneers. The placement of veneers requires more time, expertise and resources in order to fabricate and bond and therefore cost more.
  • Porcelain veneers cannot be repaired. If they break porcelain veneers must be replaced.

 

What is Involved in Obtaining Porcelain Veneers?

 

  1. Usually two visits are required. The first visit may take between one to two hours. During this visit:
  2. Your teeth are examined, your desires and expectations are discussed and your color shades are selected. It is critical that you take an active role in this “smile design” process. The size and shape of your teeth will be discussed. Also the corrective limitations of porcelain veneers will be discussed.
  3. Your teeth may be prepared for porcelain veneers by trimming the enamel from the front and biting edge your teeth to accommodate the added thickness of the veneers so they can fit over your teeth without added bulk. Typically 0.5 – 0.7 millimeter of enamel will be removed.
  4. An impression will be taken to make an exact replica of your teeth. This impression will be used to make a model upon which your porcelain veneer will be custom made.
  5. Temporary veneers may or may not be placed upon your teeth, depending upon the amount of tooth structure removed and kind of changes being made.
  6. The second visit may also take between one to two hours. During this visit:
  7. Temporary veneers, if present, will be removed.
  8. The fit of the porcelain veneers will be evaluated by the doctor and then by you. This is a time for you to check the shape and color, fit and feel of the veneers to see if they meet your expectations before they are bonded to your teeth. We can make any changes you want before they are bonded to your teeth. Once porcelain veneers are bonded it is best not to adjust them.
  9. Once you approve of your veneers your teeth will be cleaned with a mild acidic solution. A tooth-colored, bonding adhesive is applied to the teeth and veneer then dried and hardened (bonded) to your teeth with a curing light .
  10. Once they are bonded any excess cement will be removed, your teeth will be flossed and your veneers will be polished 

 

Ideal Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

 

The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people who have minor aesthetic dental problems. They should be in otherwise good dental health since the teeth need to be in good condition to prep for the porcelain veneer. Patients need to also have realistic expectations about porcelain veneers and what they are able to achieve; realistic expectations means better satisfaction with the procedure.

So Dental veneers are not appropriate for everyone or every tooth. Case selection is an extremely important factor in the success of this technique. Veneering teeth is not a reversible procedure if tooth structure must be removed to achieve your desired result Only an examination by your dentist can determine whether dental veneers are appropriate for making the changes you want.

 

Some of the situations where certain teeth or people are not good candidates for dental veneers include:

 

  1. Unhealthy teeth. Dental decay and active gum disease must be treated prior to fabricating and bonding dental veneers.
  2. Weakened teeth. If a significant amount of tooth structure is missing or has been replaced by a large filling the teeth will not be strong enough to function with a dental veneer.
  3. Teeth with an inadequate amount of enamel present. Dental veneers are more successfully bonded onto tooth enamel.
  4. People who habitually clench or grind on their teeth. Habitual clenching and grinding of the teeth can easily chip or break dental veneers. Dental nightguards may be a solution for this in some cases.
  5. Persons without a stable bite.
  6. Severely malpositioned teeth or misaligned teeth. Orthodontic treatment may be required to achieve the desired result.

 

Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

 Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH PORCELAIN VENEERS

 

2. DENTAL BONDING WITH COMPOSITE RESIN VENEERS

 

The closest conservative cosmetic alternative to porcelain veneers is composite resin. Composite resin is a tooth-coloured filling material that may be used to form dental veneers.

 

What is Dental Bonding with Composite Resin Veneers and how does it work?

 

Dental bonding is a process used to fix cosmetic defects such as crooked teeth, gap teeth, and even chipped teeth. Such defects are fixed by applying resin like material to the teeth. When this material is applied to your teeth, it will bond to them, affixing them permanently for stability and lasting effect. After the resin hardens, your teeth will look and feel great.

The material is the color of teeth, and it hardens as it bonds to your teeth. When the procedure is completed, your bonded tooth will look like the rest of your teeth. The procedure takes between 30-60 minutes per tooth, so if you have a few teeth to several teeth that needs to be done, this will take few hours.

If you have crooked teeth, discolored teeth, gap teeth, decayed teeth or any other of a number of possible issues, and can’t afford Porcelain Veneers, then you should consider dental bonding.

 

Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding with Composite Resin Veneers

 

The Good Stuff

  1. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures.
  2. The process will usually only require a single visit to complete (unless multiple teeth or cavities are involved).
  3. There is, in most cases, no need for anesthesia.
  4. Tooth prep for dental bonding doesn’t require as much tooth enamel removal as porcelain veneers.
  5. Teeth whitening can be done with bonded teeth, but you should consult your dentist beforehand.

 

The Drawbacks

  1. One big disadvantage of dental bonding is that composite resin isn’t as stain-resistant as the material used for say, dental veneers or crowns. Coffee, tea, and red wine may affect the color over time, as will cigarette smoking.
  2. Bonding will not usually last as other treatments such as fillings, dental veneers or crowns and must be redone every 5-10 years.
  3. Bonding materials can break and/or chip more easily than porcelain veneers.
  4. Dental bonding is not ideal for all your teeth; it’s most effective on teeth with less direct biting/chewing, like the front teeth.
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How long will my Dental bonding last?

 

Most tooth bonding will last anywhere from 3-10 years, depending on which teeth are bonded and how well you care for them. There is ongoing research about the products used in the dental bonding process, with hopes of further improving the materials most commonly used.

 

Dental Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers

 

Bonding is a more ideal option for small imperfections or damage to a few teeth. Bonding is less expensive, due in part to the use of less durable material. Bonding is also a less invasive process, usually only requiring a single visit to your dentist to complete.

Veneers are a permanent change to your teeth that cannot be undone. Whereas veneers require the removal of an entire layer of tooth enamel, bonding only requires some roughening of a particular area of your tooth. They are also longer lasting and less resistant to breaks, chips or stains.

 

Overlapping, Crooked, Crowded teeth BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS WITH COMPOSITE RESIN  VENEERS / DENTAL BONDING

 

How much does teeth straightening cost in Melbourne?

 

The cost of teeth straightening can vary depending on the complexity of the treatment and the type of veneering materials and the the type of treatment you choose.

 

How long does cosmetic teeth straightening take?

 

It depends on how much work there but roughly you are looking at 2-4 appointments versus about more or less 2 years of traditional braces

 

 

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We don’t believe that dental care should be out of anyone’s price range. We want you to feel confident in a smile that looks attractive and functions naturally—and fits within your budget! If you don’t believe you can afford the dental treatment you need (or want), rest assured that we will try our best to help you afford the treatment you need. We have helped countless patients receive affordable dentistry, providing them with beautiful new smiles that have changed their quality of life.

Our team helps make our dental services affordable by assisting you in maximizing your insurance benefits and accepting a variety of payment methods. We also offer third-party dental financing through ZIPMONEY. Don’t let fear or embarrassment about your budget keep you from getting the dental treatments your smile deserves. Contact our team today!

 

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Have a look at our smile gallery of photos that shows some of the beautiful smiles that we have worked on. We are committed to excellence & changing lives of our patients through smiles. Whether you’re in need of more advanced procedures such as “extreme Smile make-over,” Porcelain veneers, and bonding or you simply wish to correct a chipped tooth or create a whiter smiles, our practice provide personalized and cosmetic dentistry for every stage of your life. We have over 30 years of experience of providing gentle and quality General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Melbourne CBD, that you can count on.

 
We can Turn your dream of beautiful smile into reality.

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is for information purposes only. Is not a substitute for a proper professional care. Cosmetic Dentistry results will vary from patient to patient. Call our office and book for an actual in-person consultation for us to assess if you are a good candidate for a particular cosmetic Smile Makeover treatment. All of our Specials and packages posted on this site are subject to terms, conditions and availability

 

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How can we assist you today? Whether you’re in need of a simple cleaning or a dazzling smile makeover, the team of Vogue Smiles Melbourne are here to help. Our General and Cosmetic Dentistry practice is home to a wide range of treatment options, each of them designed to create noticeable, long-term improvements for both your oral health and your self-confidence.

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How to Get Straight Teeth Without Braces

 

Great Ways to Straighten the Teeth without Using Braces

 

While many adults eagerly want their teeth straightened, they feel somewhat awkward and intimidated about wearing metal braces.

If you are an adult with crooked, misaligned or overcrowded teeth and do not wish to have metal braces for aesthetic reasons, chances you have landed on this page looking for another instant solution so you can successfully straighten your teeth fast.

 

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When you visit our office, Dr. Castro will sit down and discuss your options based on the extent of corrections needed, your desired outcome, and what treatments are available to correct what you are unhappy with.

When your  porcelain veneers are ready, Dr. Castro’s office will give you a call and schedule an appointment to have them placed. Sometimes this takes more than one session, based on your sensitivity, the amount of work needed, and other factors. However, this is worth the effort, because in no more than 2 to 3 sessions you could have the smile that would have otherwise taken months or years to achieve!

While instant gratification is not always possible, this is about as close as it gets in orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry. You will be surprised how quickly your outlook on life will change as you will be constantly showing off your new smile. In fact, studies have shown that smiles release endorphins and other positive chemicals in to the brain that increase happiness, ease depression, and contribute to a sense of confidence. When you do instant orthodontics, you are not only making an investment in your appearance, but also in your well-being.

When properly taken care of, your instant orthodontics will last you upwards of twenty years and these procedures can greatly cut down on the time you need for a great smile.

Now, If you’re wondering which method of teeth straightening without braces is right for you and what is this Instant Orthodontics we are talking earlier, have a look below and we’ll discuss the details on How to Get Straight Teeth Without Braces.

 

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How to Get Straight Teeth Without Braces

Don’t want those unappealing train tracks for straightening your smile? Don’t worry as there are numerous other teeth straightening options ranging from cosmetic treatments to clear aligners. If you are here to know how to straighten teeth quickly then this blog post is ideal for you. Read on to know the rapid teeth straightening solution available for you.

 

To Instantly straighten Crooked teeth without Braces,  we use a process called “INSTANT” ORTHODONTICS

 

The reason the procedure is called “instant orthodontics” is because, unlike traditional orthodontics, instant orthodontics only takes 1-2 dentist visits. Along with general alignment, instant orthodontics also has the ability to seal massive spaces and improve the overcapacity of teeth in one or two short days. Another perk to this procedure is it is generally painless, only needing local anesthetics. If you would like your teeth to look even but you can’t commit to a lengthy process, instant orthodontics is a highly appealing procedure.

Instant orthodontics is a group of procedures that use porcelain veneers, dental crowns  or Composite Resin Veneers or Dental Bonding to eliminate gaps, correct overlaps, and improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile. It serves to replace traditional orthodontics when the patient desires a faster option with the ability to enhance the color and shape of teeth.

Instant orthodontics are a much more convenient way to straighten your teeth. Instead of taking the time to move your tooth roots, instant orthodontics straightens the visible portions of the teeth by reshaping them with veneers and crowns.

This only requires two visits to complete: one where your teeth are prepared to receive the restorations and one where the restorations are fitted to your teeth. Your total time in our office is not much more than the initial time spent getting brackets placed for braces.

Instead of spending a year or more straightening your teeth, you can have them straight in a month or less.

With instant orthodontics, there are no additional oral hygiene challenges. Just brush and floss normally–no need to work around wires and brackets. Plus, you’ll never come to the office with a “brace face.”

 

Treatment Procedures used in “instant” Orthodontics

 

Porcelain veneers are another visual method of teeth straightening without braces. Made of ultra-thin porcelain, they work like false fingernails for the teeth, changing the shape and also the colour of teeth if required.

 

Composite Veneers or Dental bonding has the power to straighten teeth without braces in just a single visit. Used only for minor corrections, the process involves sculpting a new shape for your tooth using a special moldable material that matches the original colour.

 

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How to Get Straight Teeth Without Braces

 

How do Porcelain Veneer works in Instantly straightening Crooked teeth

 

Porcelain  Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are crafted to match the color, size, and shape of your teeth, but with slight improvements. They are permanently cemented over teeth, covering imperfections beneath while creating a new visage over the front. Because of porcelain’s near-identical appearance to natural enamel, veneers effectively create a brand new, beautiful smile without sacrificing the underlying teeth. Whether you use veneers to cover one tooth or multiple teeth, they are created to complement and improve your specific smile.

Porcelain veneers are often used in “instant orthodontics” because they can help you achieve a straight, beautiful smile in just 2-3 office visits. However, it’s important to understand that you’re not actually straightening your teeth. Your new veneers will cover the front surface of your teeth, masking any alignment and spacing issues that exist.

 

Instantly straighten Crooked teeth and bad bite without Braces or Invisalign with Porcelain Veneer

 

The Benefits of “Instant” Orthodontics in Instantly Straightening Crooked teeth

 

When you use porcelain veneers to achieve a straighter smile, you gain several advantages over traditional orthodontic methods, including:

 

  • Quick results: Braces and similar procedures can take months, if not years, for the final result. Rather than gradually shifting teeth into place, veneers immediately produce a new smile altogether. In just two dental visits, we can take impressions of your teeth, prepare them for veneers, and ultimately place your veneers once they are ready. Both visits can typically be scheduled within a couple of weeks.
  • No metal braces: Orthodontic hardware can be a hassle throughout the treatment process.
  • Additional cosmetic benefits: Braces will only improve straightness, whereas porcelain veneers improve virtually every aesthetic quality. Stains, cracks, and undersized teeth can be conveniently hidden while teeth are also straightened, and the quality of porcelain ensures that future imperfections can be more easily avoided.

 

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How to Get Straight Teeth Without Braces

Candidates for Instant Orthodontics

 

If you suffer from one or more of the following, you are a good candidate for Instant Orthodontics:

• Gaps between teeth
• Crooked or rotated teeth
• Damage to the enamel, such as pitting and chipping
• Unevenly sized or shaped teeth
• Heavily discolored or damaged teeth

While porcelain veneers are often an appealing option, patients must first be sure that they are well suited for the procedure. First and foremost, teeth and gums must be in relatively good condition – any instance of decay or disease must first be dealt with via restorative dentistry. To ensure the longevity of veneers, patients with bruxism (habitual teeth grinding) may also want to speak with their dentist about protecting their veneers from chips or cracks.

In regard to orthodontics, it should be noted that porcelain veneers are a purely cosmetic procedure. They will not fix severe alignment issues that create bite problems or threaten one’s oral health. In such cases, and in cases where teeth are impacted, traditional orthodontics are in fact needed to create proper space within the mouth. Nevertheless, for those who simply want to achieve straighter looking teeth for aesthetic purposes, instant orthodontics may very well be an excellent alternative.

Severe cases where the teeth are cracked or badly misaligned can also be treated with instant orthodontics; however, they will likely be more extensive and require more time, requiring more than one visit. Instant orthodontics are becoming an increasingly common and popular treatment and Dr. Castro has performed dozens of these procedures.

 

How to Get Straight Teeth Without Braces

 

How to Get Straight Teeth Without Braces

Porcelain Veneers as an Orthodontic Treatment

 

Instant Orthodontics actually refers to a specific kind of cosmetic dentistry which uses porcelain veneers and/or crowns to correct minor issues with gaps, crooked, misaligned, and other imperfections with your teeth that do not otherwise require traditional orthodontics.

This option is particularly good for middle aged and older adults who may have had previous orthodontic work that has shifted over time, or never had work to begin with and only suffer from minor to moderate misalignment of their teeth. Many of these adults have careers that do not allow them the luxury or two to three years of straightening treatments, especially if they are in high-profile positions of business, media, or law. The ability to have a radically transformed smile in only a few visits, whether on its own or as part of a smile makeover, make instant orthodontics a great and viable option for many professional adults.

Although they are known primarily as a cosmetic treatment, porcelain veneers can also serve a restorative purpose. By lengthening teeth that are disproportionately short and filling in small gaps that separate teeth, porcelain veneers not only improve the appearance of the smile, but also help to improve the orientation of the teeth and the strength of the bite. The teeth in the upper jaw will meet the teeth in the lower jaw properly after treatment, while the teeth that had been separated by gaps will no longer be inclined to shift out of their optimal positions toward the empty space. The teeth to which the veneers are attached will also be stronger, as the veneers will act as reinforcements.

Not all patients will be good candidates for instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers. More severe orthodontic issues will require more conventional treatment methods. However, some patients may be able to begin treatment with these more conventional methods and then complete their treatment with porcelain veneers, achieving the full cosmetic benefits that porcelain veneers have to offer.

Many patients choose to combine instant orthodontics with other cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening or dental crowns as part of a comprehensive smile makeover plan.

 

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How to Get Straight Teeth Without Braces

Frequently Asked Questions about Instant Teeth Straightening with Porcelain Veneers

 

 

Are Porcelain veneers permanent?

 

Yes, they are. During the veneers process, we remove a layer of enamel to ensure that the veneers sit flush with your other teeth. Because of this step, the veneers process is irreversible. If you’re looking for permanent, transformative results, dental veneers are the way to go.

You also have an option of a No-grinding or prepless Porcelain Veneer, as the name suggest, there are no grinding or drilling involved, other that smoothening sharp corners.

 

Can I get an idea of how my improved smile will look?


We make it our personal goal to carefully listen and take notes while our patients are telling us what they are looking for in their new and improved smile. We then take that data and create your new teeth on plaster models of your current teeth. Using this wax replica of your future smile, we can transfer a mockup to your mouth so that you can see the final result before we even begin treatment. This allows us to see three-dimensional changes of your smile, and it allows you to hold a tangible object.

 

How do I know if cosmetic dentistry will help?


When you look in the mirror, do you see a smile you love? Or do you see the flaws, the stains, the chips, and the unevenness? Do any of your teeth seem too small compared to your other teeth? Do you see dark outlines around your crowns? Do you avoid smiling, keeping your lips tightly closed in pictures? Are you nervous to meet new people because you’re afraid they’ll judge you for the appearance of your teeth? If you identify with any or all of the above questions, then cosmetic dentistry might be worth pursuing.

 

Can I preview what a smile makeover would look like?


Absolutely. In fact, it’s a very wise idea. If you pursue a smile makeover without any foresight of the final product, the venture will be exasperating.

We make it our personal goal to carefully listen and take notes while our patients are telling us what they are looking for in their new and improved smile. This allows us to develop a digital photograph of the kind of smile you’re seeking. We then use graphic artist software to formulate a computerized image displaying different smile improvements, such as whitening, shaping, and length changes. A similar method we use to ensure your satisfaction is to craft a wax replica of your future smile. This allows us to see three-dimensional changes in your smile, and it allows you to hold a tangible object. It’s our ultimate blueprint. Then, based on our knowledge of facial forms and tooth size proportions, we determine what smile works best for you and we begin the procedure. We guarantee your satisfaction.

 

How many teeth need to be veneered for smile design?


This greatly varies on the width of the curve when the mouth is smiling and/or how expansive we’d like the arch to be in order to deliver a significant outcome. We first position veneers in the mouth to solve a problem on only two or three teeth; meanwhile, the remaining teeth in the arch are 100% perfect. Our only job, then, is to match the new veneers to the existing smile. Although it sounds simple, it’s actually one of the most tedious procedures, requiring an intense level of skill and precision.

 

What is the difference between bonding and a veneer?


Bonding is a procedure that can mightily improve the appearance of chipped, broken, cracked, or stained teeth – or fill in gaps between spacious teeth. Dentists apply tooth-colored materials to the tooth’s surface and the results are both highly convincing and effective. Veneers, on the other hand, are thin, custom-made, tooth-colored shells that are used to conceal the front side of teeth, fill spaces between teeth, and fill in teeth that are chipped or worn down, permanently stained, slightly crooked, or misshapen.

 

What can be done to fix rotated, misshapen, or chipped teeth?


Teeth can be de-rotated with Invisalign® within a few months, as long as the shape and size of the individual teeth are not crooked or misshapen in any way. But if the teeth are crooked or distorted, separating them will only cause them to be placed in the correct position in your arch and will still need the aid of porcelain veneers. If the crowding and rotation is drastic, we recommend you pursue both Invisalign and veneers. However, if the crowding is a small issue, we may encourage one or the other (Invisalign or veneers).

 

Cost of Porcelain Veneers

 

The cost of porcelain veneers will vary from patient to patient and depends on such factors as how many veneers you need and how complex your individual case is. Costs will also rise if you need additional treatments along with your veneers.

When you visit us for a smile consultation, we’ll give you an accurate cost breakdown based on how many veneers you’re getting and more.

We understand that porcelain veneers can be a large upfront cost, so we offer dental financing plans for patients who would prefer to spread out the cost. Ask us about which plans we take during your consultation, and our patient coordinator will be happy to assist you in finding the right financing plan for your needs.

 
 

Is Instant Orthodontics Right for You?

 

For many busy professionals, instant orthodontics is the perfect solution to crooked teeth. But it’s not right for everyone. It can’t be used in every case–some people just aren’t candidates.

If you’re not a candidate for instant orthodontics, though, you may be able to take advantage of Invisalign, which can be faster and more convenient than traditional braces.

 
 

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We don’t believe that dental care should be out of anyone’s price range. We want you to feel confident in a smile that looks attractive and functions naturally—and fits within your budget! If you don’t believe you can afford the dental treatment you need (or want), rest assured that we will try our best to help you afford the treatment you need. We have helped countless patients receive affordable dentistry, providing them with beautiful new smiles that have changed their quality of life.

Our team helps make our dental services affordable by assisting you in maximizing your insurance benefits and accepting a variety of payment methods. We also offer third-party dental financing through ZIPMONEY. Don’t let fear or embarrassment about your budget keep you from getting the dental treatments your smile deserves. Contact our team today!

 
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Have a look at our smile gallery of photos that shows some of the beautiful smiles that we have worked on. We are committed to excellence & changing lives of our patients through smiles. Whether you’re in need of more advanced procedures such as “extreme Smile make-over,” Porcelain veneers, and bonding or you simply wish to correct a chipped tooth or create a whiter smiles, our practice provide personalized and cosmetic dentistry for every stage of your life. We have over 30 years of experience of providing gentle and quality General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Melbourne CBD, that you can count on.

 
We can Turn your dream of beautiful smile into reality.
 
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