1. Why is it important to fill cavities?

    Cavities are infectious, which, if not removed can produce bad odor, other infections and dental pain. They can also cause respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses among others.

  2. Is it true the having cavities can lead to a heart attack?

    It’s true that there is bacteria that can enter the bloodstream through the perforations from advanced caries, travel to the heart and cause a bacterial endocarditis and stroke.

  3. How old is ideal for the first dentist visit?

    It is similar to the first checkup.

    The first dental visit should be during the first months of life. Remember that prevention is important and so an early dental visit can be a guide for body proper oral care and prevent oral discomfort for life.

  4. What do cavities look like when they start to form?

    They start out as white spots, followed by a light brown and black tone. It is important to take the child to the pediatric dentist to detect early signs of decay because in the beginning they can be reversed without anesthesia nor tooth wear.

  5. Does tooth decay in baby teeth affect permanent teeth?

    Yes. Any condition in the temporary tooth progresses from the root and creates a pocket of pus that affects the permanent tooth that is formed beneath. Sometimes permanent teeth come out with malformations, spots or lesions secondary to infection of the temporary tooth that was not treated.

  6. How can I prevent cavities?

    Semiannual cleaning and fluoride applications, increase enamel resistance which reduces the incidence of cavities up to 50%.

    Placement of pit and fissure sealants, plastic material, acts as a shield to prevent bacteria from entering the tooth and form cavities.

  7. My child is afraid of the dentist. How can I take him?

    It is good to familiarize the child with the dentist at the first visit. Therefore, make sure the parent(s) do the following: Do not make any negative comments about the visit, do not use the dentist as a threat, explain what the dentist does and why it is important. It is important to take your child to a pediatric dentist because they are trained to handle children behavior, including their fears of the dentist. They also have special equipment for children.

  8. Is it true there are braces that decrease the time of treatment?

    Yes. They are called self-ligating brackets. They can be metal or porcelain and do not use the famous leagues colors to exercise their function and depending on the reaction of each agency can save up to 8 months of treatment.

  9. I want to straighten my teeth but I don’t want people to be able to see my braces. What is my best option?

    The most aesthetic brackets are those that are placed on the inside of the teeth. They are known as lingual braces. Their results are very favorable and are not visible at all. Check with a certified specialist to see if you are a candidate.

  10. What is the ideal age to start braces?

    12 years and on; however, treatment can be used starting at 4 years old. This might avoid having to use braces in the future.

  11. If I have braces for a long time, is it true that my teeth can loosen?

    It is true. The ideal time to use brackets is a maximum of 24 months. If you exceed this time, the bone supporting the teeth is damaged, causing the teeth to become loose.

  12. Why LAVA CAD-CAM, ZIRCONIA are the most aesthetic options in dental crowns?

    For its free, high strength metal technology, these options are the most aesthetic. Also the LAVA CAD-CAM system is a new technology which produces crowns, bridges, veneers and inlays through a scanner and computer system, achieving a digital design of the highest aesthetic.

  13. If I have crowns and metal I can change them for others without metal?

    Yes, it is very important to see a specialist in the aesthetic area so you can evaluate the case with x-rays. This will give you the option of material and technology that best suits you.

  14. What are veneers?

    They are highly esthetic restorations like lamellae that require minimal or no tooth wear. They are suitable for people with gaps between teeth, small teeth, fractured, slightly rotated or require slight changes in tone without long periods of time.

  15. Is teeth whitening safe?

    All teeth whitening should be supervised by a dentist to get the desired results with no adverse reactions. Pastes, mouthwashes and other attachments that are sold in supermarkets and pharmacies should only be prescribed by a dentist. Abuse and unsupervised use of these can cause tooth sensitivity.

  16. How do I know if I’m a candidate for teeth whitening?

    Prior to bleaching, the dentist has to make a dental evaluation to see that there are no cavities, remove any tooth sensitivity, and perform a dental cleaning for chemical acted properly and the desired result is obtained. This would be appropriate for 15 years old and up.

  17. What advantages do I have to put myself dental implants?
    • Aesthetics: the closest thing to a natural tooth.
    • Function: improve chewing function.
    • Conserve healthy teeth without causing wear to other teeth.
  18. What happens when you lose a tooth?

    Each tooth has a particular function. One is kept in proper position by all other teeth. Once a tooth is lost, it is very likely gaps will form, causing the teeth to become crooked, which can affect the digestive system. Food is not chewed the same without teeth, and it can cause colitis or a gain or loss of weight.

  19. How do I remove excess gum when I smile?

    In an aesthetically smile, there is a gum display of 2mm. There are people that far exceed this measure. The procedure is called Plastic Surgery Periodontal, which shapes the gum and reveals more tooth. The healing is very simple and there is mild to zero discomfort.

  20. What does an unhealthy gum look like?

    It is orange to red, swollen, bleeding on brushing or eating. In advanced stages, there may even be pus, resulting in odor and possible tooth loss.

  21. Is it true that wisdom teeth make the other teeth crooked?

    Yes. In an attempt to erupt, the third molars push the other teeth to the front, making them crooked.

  22. Is it true that there is a surgery that removes fat from the cheeks?

    Yes. Bichat bags or mouth fat affects the contour of the cheeks. People with round or oval face produce amazing styling changes this fat is removed.

  23. I hurt my tooth, but I do not want to do Endodontics (root canal). What happens if I don’t?

    The indication whether Endodontics is performed is performing an extraction, as it is a source of infection in the mouth. It could spread to neighboring teeth and adjacent tissues and systemic diseases in general and stomach infections to possible strokes since the bacteria travel through the bloodstream.

  24. Is a root canal painful?

    They may cause slight discomfort, but much less than if the procedure is not performed.

  25. What are the differences between cells from the umbilical cord and teeth?
    Umbilical cord Teeth
    Umbilical cord One time to obtain sample- at birth Teeth 20 opportunities in baby teeth and 32 with adult teeth
    Umbilical cord Hematopoietic cells are obtained only for blood disorders. Teeth Differs in different organs and tissues such as heart, bone, cartilage, muscle and neuronal cells
    Umbilical cord They are only functional in 1st degree relatives, meaning parents to children Teeth They can be used from the family to the 2nd degree of blood line. This is children to parents, grandparents, siblings and grandchildren

    It is noteworthy that do not replace the other, if not complementary.

  26. How do I know if I am a candidate for stem cells my teeth?

    The teeth must be free of decay and infections. The tooth is obtained by a certified practitioner in this procedure. He can obtained from baby and loose teeth in teeth extracted for orthodontic indication and wisdom teeth.

  27. Is it expensive to get dental stem cells?

    Like the payment of umbilical cord cells , this contract is for a desired time , payment is made directly to the company Store a Cell, and if the sample does not have stem cells, you can send another sample without a cost.

    See our costs about Store a cell, click here