Monday 31 August 2020

Implants vs Dentures - Which one is Better for You?


 We only know how uncomfortable is to loose teeth once it happens. Yet, nothing to worry about, in the end of the day it is an inevitable natural phenomenon and we are here to provide a solution for you. There are two restoration options: dentures or dental implants. They come along with many different factors such as appearance, how they feel in the mouth cavity, materials they are made of, the manner of production, appliance and pricing. The question is: How to know which is the right one for you? Let us explain you more in details and then you will decide which one you will opt for.

What are Dentures?

Dentures are removable appliances for your mouth. They replace both missing teeth as well as parts of the gum tissue. The material they are made of is a pink gum colored acrylic base which supports the denture teeth. Some dentures include a lightweight metal framework that provides extra strength and support. There are two types of dentures: complete or partial. The former one is applied when the patient has no natural teeth remaining and the latter is applied when there are some natural teeth remaining.

Monday 24 August 2020

What is the Right Toothbrush for You?

We all know the essentials about the choice, durability and toothbrush hygiene, yet it is worth mentioning that in general the toothbrush should be replaced once or twice within six month period especially if its bristles are deformed or we had a flu before as the possibility of reinfection is high. 

There are toothbrushes with soft, medium and hard bristles as well as different density and materials they are made of. It is important to choose a toothbrush with high-density bristles made of natural material for efficient cleaning and plaque removal.

It is recommended that the toothbrush has soft bristles and with the correct brushing technique not only will the teeth be cleaned but also the gums. Should the opposite apply, then the gums will suffer and retract which will expose the teeth roots and damage their enamel. 

One should also consider the toothbrush head, as the oral cavity and teeth size are unique for every human. It is simple, tooth brushing should be pleasant, effective and thorough. 

Thursday 20 August 2020

Interview with Dr. Ana Bogatinova Koleva on Healthy Baby Teeth as a Base for Healthy Permanent Teeth

Why is it essential that baby teeth are healthy and how they affect the development of the permanent ones?

Good oral hygiene, healthy food and regular dental check up are key factors for healthy teeth. Looking after your oral health should be a habit developed in childhood. It is a common misconception that tooth decay in baby teeth can not be transmitted to permanent ones. When untreated, cavities may damage baby teeth and cause premature extraction or infect the permanent ones. Baby teeth are essential for thorough chewing and food processing and they help in positioning the permanent teeth in the mouth cavity, articulate the speech and create an image about the overall health. 

Tuesday 18 August 2020

Dental Bruxism


Dental bruxism is unconscious teeth grinding and jaw clenching habit which contributes to teeth enamel and dentin damage.  There are two types of dental bruxism: sleep - it happens at night while we sleep and awake - while we are awake during daytime. Majority of people are not even conscious that they suffer from dental bruxism. Therefore, this is only one reason why visiting the dentist at least twice a year is important. Early diagnosis and preventive measures such as wearing a custom made silicone mouth guard would prolong teeth longevity. Most common causes for this unpleasant dental habit are stress, high caffeine intake, biting nails and hard objects as well as previous teeth or jaw injury.
  You might be wondering if you suffer from dental bruxism and how to discover the symptoms. Patients diagnosed with dental bruxism mostly suffer from jaw pain, headache (particularly in the morning), change in chewing process and jaw grinding. Bear in mind that if you suffer from bruxism and you have dental implants placed in your jaw bone wearing a mouth-guard is a must.