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Frequently Asked Questions

Gorgeous Smile Dental Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Do you cover your SMILE? See the light and unleash your white.

Some beverages and certain foods can inevitably trigger discolored or dingy looking teeth. Don’t wait any longer to give your teeth a vivid white look with in office laser or professional at home teeth whitening from GORGEOUS SMILE DENTAL

2. Can I afford a Smile Makeover?

With our easy financing, your full treatment can be paid upto 12 months with no Interest!

3. Can I bring my two year old child to the dentist?

Most definitely YES!  It is recommended that young children get accustomed to coming to the dental office as often as they can to familiarize themselves with the dentist and the staff.  Most children can be seen at age 2 because they can understand more and can converse more.   Go ahead and bring in the little tyke, and we’ll make the little smile a BIG smile!“

4. I want straight teeth but I don’t want any Metal in my mouth.

Feel Metal Free with Invisalign.  Straight teeth is attainable without wearing the metal bracket and wire for 5 years.  In just two years you will wear invisible teeth trays that will gently move your teeth in perfect arches.

5. I work late and sometimes need a weekend appointment. Can you accommodate?

We do our best to accommodate all of our patients.  We do provide late hours during the week and weekends are By Appointment Only.  We look forward seeing your smile .   Call now to book your appointment.

6. I can’t smile because of all the silver fillings in my mouth, what can I do?

We are a silver-mercury free office.  We can turn those silver fillings into tooth colored fillings and you’ll be able to smile with no limitations

7. I feel embarassed when I smile, can you help me achieve a picture perfect smile?

Worry no more! At GSD we can reshape and restore the beauty of your smile almost instantly using porcelain dental VENEERS. Leave it to us and your new Smile is on its way.

8. Are X-rays necessary?

X-rays are a required part of routine dental examinations. They provide you with
information that they can’t acquire anywhere else.
They’re used by dentists to:
 Look for cavities between your teeth.
 On the roots, look for tartar.
 Underneath the fillings, look for worn-out fillings and cavities.
 Determine the cause of receding bone levels caused by periodontal disease.

9. Reminders in brushing the teeth
The following are three crucial things to keep in mind when brushing your teeth.
 A toothbrush that is gentle
 Fluoride toothpaste is a type of toothpaste that contains fluoride.
 Move the brush over the full surface of two or three objects at a 45-degree angle.
 in tiny, circular motions, one tooth at a time
The best toothbrush
 A toothbrush should have soft, rounded bristles; medium, firm, and hard bristles
are also acceptable.
 The head should be the right size for your mouth, with no bristles, and the head
should be the right size for your mouth.
 While some manufacturers claim that the handle should feel comfortable in your
hand, others claim that it should not.
 Would have you believe that electric toothbrushes can clean your teeth
 Nothing at all, according to Consumer Reports magazine’s investigation.
 Nothing beats a good old-fashioned manual toothbrush and dental floss for
keeping your teeth clean.
 Every three months, replace your toothbrush.

10 IS FLOSSING IMPORTANT?
Cavities and periodontal disease almost always start between the teeth. Brushing your
teeth
Your toothbrush’s bristles just do not reach between teeth, which is crucial. You
At least once a day, remove the plaque between your teeth. As a result, your
Dental floss is recommended by the dentist.
Floss works in a similar manner. Wrap around 18 inches of floss around the base of the
tree.
Leave about five inches between your hands by using the middle fingers of each hand.
Pinch
Leave roughly one inch of floss between your thumbs and index fingers.
Between which to work. Using a side, gently guide the floss down between the teeth.
Side-to-side motion if flossing is too difficult because your teeth are too close together,
or if it catches or shreds,
Make sure your dentist is aware of the situation.
These are issues that must be addressed.
If your gums are infected, flossing will cause them to bleed. That will be the case.
If you’re just starting to floss, this is to be anticipated. After a week or so of consistent
use,
The bleeding should stop after flossing. If it persists, consult your dentist.

11 CAVITY AND HOW IT IS FORMED

Cavity is a tooth rot. It is essentially brought about by acids in mouth. Plaque is the
tacky film of food and microorganisms that structures continually on your teeth. It’s
difficult to see plaque without staining it. In case you don’t eliminate the plaque ordinary,
these microorganisms produce corrosive that which ultimately make an opening in your
tooth. That is the thing that a cavity is – a little opening in the external layer of your
tooth.

12. GET TO KNOW WHAT IS ROOT CANAL
Enamel refers to the white outer layer of a tooth. The dentin is a hard layer that lies beneath the
enamel. The pulp chamber is a tiny chamber located in the core of the dentin. The tooth pulp, a soft
tissue made composed of nerves, arteries, and veins, is found inside the pulp chamber. The pulp travels
from the pulp chamber to the tip of the root via a thin canal known as the root canal.
When a tooth’s nerve becomes infected, root canal treatment can save it. Germs invade the root canal,
causing pus to develop up at the root tip. A hole in the bone may result as a result of this.

An infected tooth will never heal on its own, and it will continue to be a source of infection, weakening
your immune system as it worsens. This has the potential to harm your entire body. The swelling inside
the bone, as well as the damage to the bone, can be painfully painful and even life-threatening. Years
ago, an infected tooth would have to be pulled, but today, root canal therapy can save your tooth.

In root canal therapy,
The infection is removed by the first dentist.
After that, he secures the tooth with a post.
Finally, he protects the tooth with a crown.

13. CROWN
Because there is still enough good tooth structure, small cavities can be filled with fillings. In the event
of huge cavities, however, this is not the case. When a tooth has a huge cavity or a previously treated
large cavity begins to break, it should be repaired with a crown. The tooth can break if it doesn’t have a
crown to protect it. By covering and safeguarding a damaged tooth, a crown strengthens and protects it.

14. WHY BRIDGES ARE IMPORTANT
Teeth, like other things, rely on one another for support. When one of your teeth falls
out, it can be difficult to replace it.
The biting force on the teeth adjacent to the space changes, and they begin to wear
down.
shift. When a tooth is no longer able to eat against anything, it begins to protrude from
the socket. It’s possible that you’ll lose the tooth in the end.
It becomes increasingly difficult to chew your food when your bite shifts. This can harm
your TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Cleaning teeth that have moved is significantly
more difficult. In these new hard-to-reach spots, harmful plaque and tartar build up,
causing cavities, gum disease, and chronic bone loss. A dental bridge, like other
bridges, is supported by abutments to keep it in place.

15. ADVANTAGES OF PORCELAIN BRIDGES & CROWN
Crowns were previously constructed of porcelain and metal. However, with the new
They can be produced entirely of porcelain using today’s technology.
Porcelain crowns were designed to be strong enough to withstand biting pressures.
Always start with a metal core. Inside the porcelain/metal is a black metal.
A dark blue line appears around the edge of the crown.
All-porcelain crowns have a translucency that makes them difficult to distinguish.
Derived from actual teeth The dark blue line at the gum line is no longer a problem
when there is no metal in the mouth. This allows your dentist to set the crown’s edge
above the gum line, making your tooth and gums healthier.
All-porcelain crowns are a gorgeous and natural-looking option for improving your smile.

TEETH WHITENING
Minerals enter the enamel of teeth, darkening them over time. Whitening agents operate by driving
oxygen into the tooth’s enamel. Stains fade rapidly and do not harm the tooth’s structure.
First, impressions of your teeth are taken, followed by the creation of a model. This model is used to
create a personalized whitening tray. The trays are loaded with a non-abrasive whitening solution and
worn over the teeth at night.
The procedure is both safe and quick. In as little as 14 days, you’ll see a difference! Cosmetic whitening
is a simple and reliable approach to achieve a more attractive smile.

PERIODONTIS DISEASE

Periodontal (gum) diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, are dangerous illnesses that can lead to
tooth loss if left untreated. Periodontal disease is a persistent bacterial infection that affects the gums
and bone that supports the teeth. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.”
Periodontitis can affect a single tooth or a group of teeth. The gums get inflamed as a result of bacteria
in plaque (the sticky, white film that accumulates on your teeth on a regular basis).

The gums redden, swell, and bleed easily in the mildest form of the disease, gingivitis. In most cases,
there is little to no discomfort. Inadequate oral hygiene is a common cause of gingivitis. Gingivitis is
treatable with professional help and basic oral hygiene at home.

Gingivitis can progress to periodontitis if left untreated. Plaque can spread and build below the gum line
over time. The bacteria in plaque create toxins that hurt the gums. Toxins cause a persistent
inflammatory reaction in which the body basically turns on itself, breaking down and destroying the
tissues and bone that support the teeth. Gums separate from teeth, resulting in infected pockets (spaces
between teeth and gums). The pockets deepen as the disease develops, and more gum tissue and bone
are lost. Often, the symptoms of this damaging process are extremely subtle. Teeth can become loose
over time and may need to be extracted.

 

TYPES OF PERIODONTIS


AGRESSIVE
Aggressive Periodontitis is a kind of periodontitis that is aggressive in nature
A type of periodontitis that affects persons who are otherwise healthy clinically. Rapid
attachment loss, bone degeneration, and family aggregation are all common symptoms.


CHRONIC
A type of periodontal disease that causes inflammation in the teeth's supporting tissues,
as well as increasing attachment and bone loss, and is marked by pocket formation
and/or gingiva recession. It is often acknowledged as the most common type of
periodontitis. It is more common in adults, but it can strike anyone at any age.
Attachment loss normally progresses slowly, but there are times when it accelerates.
Periodontitis as a Symptom of Systemic Illness
Periodontitis is a type of gum disease that commonly begins in childhood and is linked
to a variety of systemic disorders, including diabetes.


Necrotizing Periodontitis

Gingival necrosis, periodontal ligament necrosis, and alveolar bone necrosis define this
infection. Individuals with systemic diseases, such as HIV infection, malnutrition, and
immunosuppression, are more likely to develop these lesions.
Minerals enter the enamel of teeth, darkening them over time. Whitening


The agents act by pushing oxygen through the tooth's enamel. Stains appear quickly.
without causing any damage to the tooth's structure
First, impressions of your teeth are taken, followed by the creation of a model. a
tradition


This model is used to make a whitening tray.
The trays are inserted and filled with a moderate whitening solution.


At night, it is worn over the teeth.
The procedure is both safe and quick. In as little as 14 days, you'll see a difference!
Cosmetic whitening is a simple and reliable approach to achieve a more attractive
appearance.
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SYMPTOMS OF PERIODONTIS DISEASE

Periodontal (gum) disease, which causes persistent swollen, red, or bleeding gums,
tooth sensitivity, and poor breath, is a dangerous illness that can lead to tooth loss if left
untreated.


Make a list of your responses to the following questions to see if you have periodontal
disease symptoms.

Do you ever have mouth pain?
When you wash your teeth or eat tough foods, do your gums bleed?


Have you noticed any gaps between your teeth forming?
Do you ever have swollen or sensitive gums?
Have you noticed a receding of your gums? (pulling back from your teeth)
or do your teeth appear to be longer than they were before?


Do you have foul breath that won't go away?
Do you have any pus between your teeth and gums?
Have you noticed a difference in the way your teeth bite together?


Do you get sores from time to time?

TAKING CARE OF BABY’S TEETH


You should start brushing your child's teeth as soon as he receives his first one.
teeth and gums with a wet gauze pad or towel after feedings


Brush your child's teeth twice a day once they've gotten used to using a toothbrush.
a unique, exceptionally soft infant toothbrush every day Apply a small amount of
toothpaste on your toothbrush.


If your youngster enjoys it and you are confident that he will not swallow it. If not, it's
Brushing without toothpaste is fine. Floss your child's teeth gently every day.
day

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