British dentist in Tehran offering general dentistry
You should see a dentist for a checkup routinely. During routine exams, British dentist in Tehran offering general dentistry will thoroughly assess your dental health and catch any dental issues before they become bigger problems. General dentist will examine your teeth and gums for signs of any dental health issues and address them with a personalized treatment plan. Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned to avoid any plaque or bacteria build-up. These appointments are key to maintaining optimal dental health.
Why is dental hygiene so important to your overall health?
Dental hygiene is important to your overall health as oral conditions that are left untreated can negatively impact other parts of your body.
Each day, you may consume different types of food and liquid to fuel your body. As a result, you may be putting yourself at more risk of developing harmful bacteria within your mouth. Your mouth contains hundreds of species of bacteria, with some considered to be harmful. When the harmful bacteria feed off sugary and starchy products, they emit a toxic acid. The acid can damage the thin protective layer around your teeth called the enamel. This may leave your teeth exposed. practice good oral hygiene each day to eliminate bad bacteria before it causes harm.
Without proper oral care you may develop issues such as:
- Oral infections
- Periodontis (gum disease)
- Tooth decay
Furthermore, bacteria use your mouth as an entry point to gain access to other parts of your body. From here, it can travel deeper and cause more damage to your overall health.
Research suggests that bacteria related to bad oral health might be linked to:
- Developing endocarditis
- Cardiovascular disease
- Complications with pregnancy and childbirth
Therefore, maintaining your oral health is essential to enhance your overall, long-term health.
It is recommended that you brush your teeth twice a day for a minimum of two minutes. Daily flossing should also be part of your routine. Brushing and flossing will help you dislodge any leftover food that may be trapped between your teeth. By following a good oral hygiene routine, you will reduce the risk of bad bacteria developing within your mouth.
How often should you go to the dentist?
A dental check-up helps to keep your mouth healthy and lets your dentist see if you have any dental problems. It allows your dentist to deal with any problems early, or even better, to prevent problems from developing. Leaving problems untreated may make them harder to treat in the future.
For both adult and child patients, dentists recommend having preventive dental visits every six months. This is because plaque will still build up in your mouth, especially in hard-to-reach places, even if you’ve been diligent about caring for your teeth and gums. Plaque can harden into tartar, which can eventually lead to cavities and gum disease.
Six months between visits is a safe amount of time to detect possible dental health issues before they can turn into something more serious. However, if your oral health causes you or your dentist concern, you might need additional visits in between your routine six-month check-ups.
For example, if plaque tends to build up quickly in your mouth, you may need scaling every three months, but only need a checkup every six months.
What happens in a check-up?
At each check-up your dentist will usually:
- examine your teeth, gums and mouth;
- ask about your general health and if you have had any problems with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last check-up;
- advise you about tooth-cleaning habits, and your diet, smoking and alcohol use.
- if appropriate, recommend treatment needed for any dental problems.
After your check-up, the dentist will recommend a date for your next check-up. some people are at higher risk of developing dental problems and may need more frequent check-ups, while others may not need check-ups so often.
How often should a dentist x-ray my teeth?
Similar to regular check-ups, the frequency of your dental x-rays depends on your full dental health history.
If you haven’t had any cavities or other oral health issues, you likely won’t have to have x-rays at every visit. However, patients with less stable dental health will require more frequent x-rays so their dentist can monitor how the situation is developing.
X-rays help your dentist assess the condition of hard-to-see areas in your mouth, such as between your teeth, in the root canal, and below your gums, where bone loss, decay, abscesses, and tumours can develop unseen to the naked eye. Without x-rays, these conditions can go undiagnosed and untreated, leading to bigger problems over time.
British dentist in Tehran offering general dentistry also use information gleaned from dental x-rays to improve the fit of tooth implants, dentures, and braces.
General dentistry services
British dentist in Tehran offering general dentistry offer numerous treatments including:
deep dental cleaning
Deep cleanings are the best way to remove plaque, tartar, and other contaminants from your mouth to prevent dental caries (also known as cavities or tooth decay), gum disease, and other oral health issues. Here is a partial list of these specialized devices:
- Mirrors:These small mirrors reflect light to enable your dentist to see the rear surfaces of your teeth, the back of your mouth, and tartar deposits more easily
- Scalers:Scalers are metal tools with two ends: some are used to scrape plaque and tartar from your teeth above the gum line, and others work below the gum line without hurting your gum tissue
- Polishers:After removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth, your dentist or hygienist will use a polishing tool, along with a moderately abrasive paste, to make your teeth look as white and shiny as possible
Along with a deep cleaning, British dentist in Tehran offering general dentistry will complete a full oral exam to detect any ongoing or potential dental health problems, which are impossible for patients to diagnose themselves.
These issues include cavities, gingivitis, tumours, cysts, and bone decay under the gums. In many cases, the dentist will need to take x-rays to get a complete picture of your dental condition.
For patients with mild to moderate tooth decay (cavity), British dentist in Tehran offering general dentistry offer tooth-colored composite resin fillings. We consider resin fillings a better option than the silver amalgam (metal) fillings for a few reasons. Due to their dark metallic hue, amalgam fillings are very noticeable. They also contain mercury, a hazardous heavy metal that could be harmful to your overall health. Amalgam fillings usually require that dentists remove a greater amount of tooth structure than is required for resin fillings.
Metal-free resin fillings will blend seamlessly with your smile and offer a healthy, natural-looking restoration.
When a cavity is too large to be repaired with a filling, a dental crown is the next option. Custom crown are made with medical-grade porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or zirconia in most cases. Crowns can:
- Repair a tooth damaged by decay or breakage
- Restore a tooth when a filling or crown has failed
- Improve the shape and size of a natural tooth
- Reinforce and strengthen a weakened tooth
- Help restore your bite
- Improve your chewing comfort
- Cover a tooth with enamel erosion
- Restore a root canal-treated tooth
- Complete a dental implant
- Brighten discolored teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening
Those who are missing one or more teeth in a row can complete their smile with a dental bridge. Like crowns, these restorations are custom-crafted in a dental laboratory. They offer a natural-looking appearance.
Bridges can be supported by adjacent natural teeth or by dental implants.
Dental bridges offer numerous benefits. These restorations can:
- Prevent shifting of remaining teeth
- Enhance chewing function
- Improve speech issues caused by missing teeth
- Provide support for lips and cheeks
- Restore the bite
For patients seeking a reliable form of tooth replacement, our Denver dentists can place dental implants. These small, threaded titanium posts are surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth.
Dental implants can support crowns, bridges, and dentures. Currently, dental implants boast the highest success rate of any teeth replacement solution. In addition, they will keep you from experiencing jawbone deterioration related to missing teeth. Best of all, with proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime.
root canal therapy
British dentist in Tehran offering general dentistry prefer to save natural teeth whenever possible. However, when a tooth becomes internally infected, treatment should remove infection to keep it from spreading. In this case, there are only two options—extraction or root canal therapy.
Your treatment plan will depend on the condition of the affected tooth and your state of health. If the damaged tooth has a good prognosis and you are generally in good health, root canal treatment will most likely be the best decision.
No one likes hearing that a tooth needs to be removed. However, sometimes it is the only reliable treatment option. For example, if a tooth has an infection too extensive for root canal therapy to treat, extraction will be the best option.
If you do require an extraction, our team will discuss replacement options, because leaving a tooth socket empty can lead to serious dental issues. Dentists replace teeth with partial or full dentures, bridges, or dental implants. The dentist will make a recommendation based on your case, health, preferences, and lifestyle.
If you grind or clench your teeth, you could be facing problems. Potential issues related to bruxism include:
- Chronic jaw pain
- Facial swelling or pain
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Tooth enamel erosion
- Gum recession
- Tooth pain
- Neck, back, or shoulder pain
- Ringing in your ears
- Damaged dental restorations
- Loose teeth
The dentist can fabricate a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth at night while you sleep, which is when most people tend to grind their teeth. The night guard appliance fits over the teeth snugly to prevent upper and lower teeth from touching.