Posts by DrChangela

Different Kinds of Dental Fillings

Posted on Dec 12, 2018

Different Kinds of Dental Fillings

  When your dentist at Pearl Dental discovers that you have tooth decay, removing it as soon as possible preserves the structure of the tooth. Once Dr. Bhavin Changela has successfully removed the decay, the next step is to apply a dental filling. The materials to create the different kinds of dental fillings include: Ceramic Fillings: Porcelain is the main component of these types of fillings. Although ceramic fillings are typically more expensive than all but gold fillings, they are durable and aesthetically pleasing. One downside is that they are more brittle and bulky so your dentist must reduce the tooth size to fit them comfortably. Fillings made from ceramic are highly resistant to staining. Glass Ionomers: The ingredients in this filling type include glass and acrylic. Longevity averages five years, which makes them the least durable of all filling materials. Glass ionomers are most appropriate for children whose teeth are still growing and changing. One major advantage is that they release fluoride to protect the tooth against further decay. Gold: Gold fillings are not common because they are much more expensive and difficult to place. One benefit is that gold is non-abrasive when used as a dental filling. Silver Amalgam: This is the most popular type of dental filling. It contains a mixture of mercury, copper, zinc, tin, and silver. However, mercury accounts for at least half of the total mixture. Silver amalgam fillings are durable and can last for decades with proper care. They have fallen out of favor with patients in recent years due to not being aesthetically pleasing and concern about the mercury breaking free and causing an infection. This circumstances happens seldom. Composite Fillings Make a Superior Choice Composite fillings, also called tooth colored, are extremely popular with patients for good reason. Of all filling types, they match the shade of your teeth most closely. This allows you to disguise the fact that you have cavities at all. The primary materials are resin and plastic. Since Dr. Changela use a curing light when placing a composite filling, it hardens almost immediately. You typically have to wait up to several hours for other types of fillings to harden in place. Composite fillings help you feel more confident about your smile as well. Request a Consultation to Learn More about Dental Filling Options With so many choices available, patients need more information about each option to make the right choice. We encourage you to ask questions of your dentist at Pearl Dental Care to ensure that you choose the right type of filling for your...

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Knock Over Information for Healthy Smile

Posted on Nov 21, 2018

Knock Over Information for Healthy Smile

  Who doesn’t like to have a whiter teeth and a beautiful smile like the ones in television and magazine ads? I know most of you do! Every individual of us wants healthy whiter teeth primarily because it improves to look cleaner and healthier looking. The question we should ask ourselves: “How can we do accomplish the smile that we want?” Take note of below knock out tips to have a healthy-looking smile: 1. Use toothpaste that is rich in fluoride to whiten your teeth and keep them healthy-looking. Brush your teeth at least thrice a day. 2. Eat more water-rich fruits (apples and pears) and vegetables (celery, carrots, potatoes) to keep our mouth hydrated. This does not only make our body healthier but our teeth as well. This also helps our mouth produce more saliva that helps eradicate bacteria in our teeth and mouth. 3. Make a natural tooth cleanser that you can use to erase the stain on your teeth. Combine salt and baking soda, mix it well, use it as toothpaste on your toothbrush and gently brush your teeth. Do these not more than once a week to avoid corrosion of your tooth’s enamel. 4. Wear red lipstick. This trick usually works by making our teeth appear whiter and more visible. 5. Try consuming spearmint, peppermint and cinnamon. This does not only freshen our breath, but this also eradicated bacteria in our mouth and this can also be used as a whitening agent. 6. Gargle water after drinking dark-stained drinks like coffee, tea, soda, or anything that is dark. The darker the beverage you drink, the more that it can cause staining to your teeth. Always make sure to follow the tips in order to achieve a health-looking and brighter smile that we are aiming...

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Pointers for Adult Dental Care

Posted on Oct 17, 2018

Pointers for Adult Dental Care

  Have you ever began to notice that over time your teeth begin to become more sensitive, soft, or even a little darker? As your body grows old, your body as well as your teeth begin to change. An advance in age puts you at a higher risk at developing many dental problems including: Dry Mouth: Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a decrease in saliva flow Root Decay: Roots of teeth become exposed as the gum line recedes Gum Disease: An infection of the tissue surrounding your teeth Tooth Loss: Decrease in the number of teeth, caused by a variety of factors including gum disease, smoking, and other health issues Not all people are the same, most people who age begin to develop many dental issues, but not all. To maintain good oral health it is essential for people of all ages to: Brush teeth at least twice a day with an ADA approved fluoride tooth paste and a soft bristled toothbrush Thoroughly floss at least once a day Rinse, with an antibacterial mouthwash Visit your dentist regularly Depending on the current status of your teeth how often you visit the dentist will vary Additional tips to maintaining good oral health would be to: Avoid sugary drinks and foods: Replace sugary drinks with water andeat foods from the 5 major food groups. Avoid smoking: Smoking affects the bone and soft tissue of your teeth, leading to gum disease, oral cancer or stained teeth. Replace toothbrush: Your toothbrush should be replaced every 2 to 3 months or whenever the bristles of your brush become worn out. Chew sugar-free gum: Chewing sugar-free gum helps remove leftover debris from teeth and stimulates saliva flow. Although many adults have different dental issues continual brushing, flossing, rinsing and frequent dentist visits will help ensure good oral health for not only adults but also children of all ages. Be sure to talk to your dentist if any new issues begin to occur so that the dentist can treat and prevent these problems. Always remember, healthy teeth are the best...

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Teeth Cleaning for a Preventive Dental Disease

Posted on Sep 26, 2018

Teeth Cleaning for a Preventive Dental Disease

  There are different types of procedures that are carried out by the dentist in the office and each one of these procedure are performed to achieve a specific goal. In some cases, the dental treatments are therapeutic and corrective in nature so they are meant to resolve all kinds of dental issues; but some of the treatment procedures can be preventive in nature, so they are performed in an effort to avoid the onset of oral disease. Teeth cleaning is an example of a preventive dental procedure. This dental procedure is also known as oral prophylaxis, dental cleaning or dental scaling, and it involves the cleaning of the teeth surface to remove adherent plaque, whether hard or soft. The following are some information you need to know about teeth cleaning: Patients are encouraged to visit their dentists twice a year or every six months. During these visits, it is important that they come in for a teeth cleaning. Patients are required to see their dentists twice a year for teeth cleaning; when it is impossible, at least one teeth cleaning a year may be enough. In some cases, a patient may be asked to see the dentist every week, or after three months —- this is applicable for more complicated cases where a patient’s gum condition is compromised. Your own efforts at home should be beneficial but they can only achieve so much. Collection at the subgingival space is not always accessed and cleaned properly through brushing and flossing. The dentist makes use of scalers that are shaped in such a way so that it can scrape through the deeper areas along the curvatures of the teeth. The length of time that a teeth cleaning procedure should cover will depend on the oral health condition of the patient. Ideally routine teeth cleaning procedures should run for about 15 to 30 minutes and that involves scaling through all the teeth in both the upper and lower arches. Sometimes, the dental condition of the patient is more severe, and more thorough scaling is required. For these cases, teeth cleaning may go for as long as an hour or two hours, especially where there is heavy staining. During a teeth cleaning procedure, the dentist will be scaling through the subgingival space and may touch or sever some fibrous tissue. Bleeding may be present and this should be normal, so do not be alarmed. The condition should normalize after a while, usually as soon as the procedure is completed or a few hours after the appointment. When normal teeth cleaning is not enough to clean and restore the teeth and gums to health, more invasive procedures may be required. Deep cleaning involves a more invasive access into the subgingival area, where much of the plaque and tartar has collected. When the bone and the roots of the teeth are affected, a surgical intervention involving some gum incision may be necessary so that the dentist can plane the roots. To remove adherent plaque in the root area, the gums will have to be incised so that the infected area can be accessed....

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Why Prefer for Invisalign?

Posted on Aug 22, 2018

Why Prefer for Invisalign?

  Are you acknowledging for a orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child? Braces apply firm pressure to the teeth so they move into a more desirable position. Orthodontists have used traditional metal braces for decades to achieve this goal. Invisalign is an attractive alternative that has grown in popularity over the past several years. Invisalign treatment involves wearing a customized clear plastic retainer that you swap out for a different one approximately every two weeks. It has numerous advantages over metal braces, including the ability to disguise your orthodontic treatment with the clear plastic trays. Is Invisalign Right for You? The biggest reason that people choose Invisalign is for cosmetic purposes. It is especially popular with adults who want to straighten their teeth but don’t want to wear metal braces associated with teenagers. However, the benefits of Invisalign go far beyond the cosmetic. Additional factors for you to consider include: The aligning trays are removable. For the best treatment results, we recommend that you only take them out to eat and brush your teeth. You should also clean the trays regularly, which we will show you how to do. The average time to wear Invisalign trays is significantly shorter than traditional metal braces. According to Invisalign’s website, average treatment time is one year compared to two years with standard braces. We schedule follow-up visits approximately once every six weeks to check your progress. Appointment times are closer to four weeks apart with typical orthodontic treatment. Schedule Your Appointment Today Invisalign is appropriate for several different orthodontic problems, including crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, and underbites. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with a trusted dentist from Pearl Dental to learn whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. We will explain the entire process at this appointment as well as answer any additional questions you...

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