They are the most common infections in society, affecting individuals of all ages and causing damage to dental hard tissues. Today, the consumption of sugary and sticky foods that have entered our lives with the industrial revolution has also caused the spread of dental caries. Plaques that form on the surfaces of the teeth and adhere to the teeth are the main reasons for the formation of caries. If the plaques on the tooth surface are not removed with a correct tooth brushing, the number of bacteria causing caries in the plaques increases and caries lesions occur on the tooth surfaces due to the acid attacks that occur.
How Is Decayed Teeth Treated?
It is important to have regular dental check-ups for a successful treatment in dental caries. The treatment method varies according to the location and size of the bruises and cavities. Today, with the developments in dentistry, only the caries tissue can be cleaned and caries lesions can be restored with aesthetic restorations with minimum material loss.
Healthy and white teeth constitute a large part of the aesthetic expectation that has increased even more today. Thanks to the materials developed in the field of dentistry, the teeth whitening process has become one of the daily clinical applications of dentists with a simple application.
What is teeth whitening?
It is the process of removing organic and inorganic discolorations on tooth surfaces due to various reasons (cigarette, coffee, tea, age, etc.) with tooth whitening gels.
Who is teeth whitening applied to?
It can be applied to anyone who does not have any gum disease that interferes with the process, under the control of a dentist. Patients with advanced caries and gum disease can have a whitening procedure after their treatment is completed. Apart from this, bleaching is not recommended for pregnant and lactating patients who have not completed their growth development.
Preventive dentistry starts with the eruption of the first teeth in the mouth. See your dentist once your child’s first tooth erupts. Thus, you can have information about protecting oral health. The sooner your visit to the dentist starts, the higher your chance of protecting your child’s dental diseases, the more you will be able to take precautions before caries occurs, and raise a healthy generation without caries.
What is the dentist’s contribution to preventive treatment?
Tooth brushing, flossing and fluoride applications are all applications for the protection of your child’s dental health. But there are other treatments as well. For example, fissure sealant etc. applications are the methods frequently applied by dentists.
TOOTH Abrasions (CERVICAL LESIONS WITHOUT CARTRIDGES)
These abrasions on the tooth surfaces are the hard tissue losses of the tooth that occur due to many factors. These abrasions on tooth surfaces may occur as a result of hard tooth brushing, erosion of non-bacterial agents and parafunctional habits of the patient (clenching, etc.). This type of wear creates sensitivity and aesthetic concerns in patients. Today, with the developments in restorative techniques in dentistry, these abrasions that occur on the teeth can be treated by determining the effective cause first and the aesthetic expectations of the patients can be met.
One of the first concepts that come to mind when it comes to aesthetic dentistry is “smile design”. Smile design; It is the process of giving a natural and beautiful appearance to the teeth and gums that have deteriorated aesthetically for various reasons, taking into account the face shapes and needs of the patients. Smile design, which is a multidisciplinary approach, is carried out by applying many processes together. Pink aesthetic applications, lamina veneers, full ceramic crowns and zirconium coating applications can be made to provide smile aesthetics.
What is the pink aesthetic?
It includes aesthetic applications made on the gums. In order to provide smile aesthetics, the health and aesthetics of the gums are as important as the teeth.