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Why Teeth Whitening is Best Done at the Dentist

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If you are deciding whether to get your  t eeth whitened at home or at the dentist , it's important to consider the differences between the two options. While at-home teeth whitening costs less than in-office whitening, the results that can be achieved with professional teeth whitening are far superior and involve less risk than what you can get with over-the-counter or at-home methods.    1. Fast Results in 1 Hour Regardless of the method you choose, both at-home and in-office solutions will have hydrogen peroxide, which is the bleaching agent. In-office systems contain 15% to 43% peroxide, while at-home methods contain 3% to 20% peroxide. The higher peroxide content of the bleaching agent that is used at the dentist whitens your teeth better and in a shorter amount of time.  In addition to a high peroxide content, dentists also use heat or light to further speed up the whitening process and intensify the whitening results. So, while at-home methods typically take weeks or

Achieving Healthy Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening Regular daily brushing and routine scaling and polishing help to remove plaque and calculus like discoloration such as stains on teeth surfaces. However, professional Teeth Whitening penetrates teeth from within, where age and medication - related discoloration occurs to cause a significant color change to white. This  post will cover what you need to know before you get your teeth professionally whitened: What to Expect Side Effects Maintenance Risks   What to Expect. 1.      Scaling and Polishing to be done first to remove plaque and Calculus. 2.      Your mouth is prepared by having gums and lips covered. 3.      The shade of the teeth is noted. 4.      A professional-grade bleaching gel is applied to the teeth within each session. 5.      A special light is focused on the teeth for some minutes depending on manufacturer instructions to help activate the bleaching gel. 6.      The bleaching gel application and light treatment may be repeated

COVID 19: MY ORAL HEALTH

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W ith recent emergence of novel virus COVID -19 pandemic, many dental offices across the country are closed down while some are already postponing non emergency dental treatment. Hence, it's more important to keep good oral health home care. HOME CARE FOR GOOD ORAL HEALTH Always wash your hands before and after any personal dental care. Brush twice daily with flouride containing toothpaste and medium textured tooth brush. Brush your tongue regularly. Check here Floss a day Eat a well - balanced diet for oral and general health well being. Include detergent food in your diet for cleansing and health oral cavity. Limit frequency of snacking Limit sugary drinks like soda and fruit juices which can be harmful to teeth surfaces. Drink plenty of water Avoid smoking Use of Mouth guard for contact sport

Detergent Food

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Detergent food are certain types of food that cleans the mouth when eaten. They are coarse and crispy like acting like scrubbers on/around the teeth and gums, acting as natural tooth brush. Help to bring mouth PH to about 7.0 because of their relatively low acidity and properties to help eliminate oral sugars and bring down the overall PH level of the saliva. Likewise helping with reduction of mouth odour . WHEN TO EAT THEM? - Preferably after your regular meal. The last piece of every meal. DIFFERENT KINDS OF DETERGENT FOOD  -  Carrot Cucumber                                    Pears Lettuce. Cheese Celery Sticks. Sugar Cane. Cheese. Tiger Nuts. Green Pawpaw. Green Mango. HOW OFTEN?- To be taken moderately because detergent food may lead to tooth wear of the hard dental component of the teeth. Don’t hesitate to contact me for further clarification, Dr. Odeyemi Kolade Project Smile 32 Sen

Replacement of missing tooth

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The loss of one or more teeth will affect your Chewing, Speaking and Smile, especially, losing the front teeth can cause reduce in self esteem. Even the loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to shift and your face to look older. Fortunately, missing teeth can be replaced. The following are three options your dentist may suggest: 1. Implants 2. Fixed Bridges 3. Removable Partial Dentures IMPLANTS. This is a device that is inserted into or on the jaw bone to retain an artificial tooth. It's often made from Titanium metal which is driven into the jaw bone to support artificial teeth or denture.     Implant with the artificial tooth. Implants are very durable and stable. Can last for a life time and requires moderate maintainance. Of the three options available, implant placement is the most expensive. FIXED BRIDGES This is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining the artificial tooth that will be used to replace the missing

Pericoronitis

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Pericoronitis is inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding the crown portion of a tooth. Pericoronitis usually affects the lower third molar (wisdom tooth) where gum tissue overlaps the chewing surface of the tooth. Pericoronitis can be either chronic or acute. Chronic pericoronitis is a mild persistent inflammation of the area. Acute pericoronitis is when the symptoms intensify to fever, swelling, and pain, which indicate a spreading infection.

World Cancer Day;- Facts about Human papilloma Virus(HPV)

While Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is most notable for its involvement in cervical cancer, it should also be understood that HPV is commonly found in the oral cavity as well. Several studies have demonstrated a connection between HPV and oral cancer, which has tremendous relevance in patient care, including treatment and prevention of disease.

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