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Prevention & Oral Hygiene

 

Prevention is the backbone of all dental treatment. It all starts with a good cleaning and practicing good oral hygiene - such as the correct use of toothpaste, flossing, and a healthy diet. Whitening and the removal of wisdom teeth are both linked to oral health. I assess the conditions of your mouth and, through an intra-oral camera and then clearly explain the results and findings. It is very important that the treatment makes sense for you.  I analyze your bite and chewing patterns, which is essential for your overall health. Following the comprehensive exam, I share a comprehensive treatment plan to restore your oral health and give you a confident, radiant smile. 

Cleaning &
Oral Hygiene

Improper and/or infrequent cleanings and oral hygine is the main cause of cavities and gum disease.  I use the most advanced and up to date equipment in cleanings, resulting in a meticulous cleaning. The removal of bacterial plaque and the identification of pre-cavity stains can reverse the formation of caviites, through the application of fluorine varnish, a more potent substance than pure fluorine. Proper cleanings also prevents bad breath, promotes the health of the mouth and, consequently, the body.

Removal of wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to form. It is very common for these teeth to generate swelling and pain, and cause infections. They also sometimes shift and can put pressure on other teeth, causing decay, bone resorption and bite imbalance. For this reason, these teeth must be closely monitored and, if necessary, surgically removed. 

Teeth
whitening

Few people know that, in addition to improving the color of teeth, whitening has a direct relationship with oral health. The cause of darkening may be linked to the excessive consumption of certain foods, such as coffee and red wine, smoking and certain medications, which ultimately contribute to premature aging of the teeth. In-office whitening is more effective, longer lasting and safer than self-applied whitening kits. The ultimate goal is both a healthy smile and a killer selfie.

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Rehabilitation

After identifying issues, the mouth is rehabilitate to restore the health and functionality of your mouth. After careful planning, interventions are performed in the office. They range from complex surgeries, such as implants and wisdom teeth removal, to procedures such as crowns and customized mouth guards to protect the teeth and jaw from grinding.  I also apply Botox, both for medical and aesthetic purposes. When necessary, I refer to a group of leading specialists with him I have longstanding relationships, e.g. endodontists to perform root canals. Rehabilitation is the path to health and harmony in the mouth, improving your relationship with the world and with yourself.

Implant

The implant is done after the loss of a tooth, which can occur for several reasons. The lack of one of the teeth leads to an uneven bite, which can cause follow-on issues, e.g. the movement of other teeth. In addition to recovering the structure of the mouth, the implant balances the bite, improves chewing, adequately supports neighboring teeth, and improves the aesthetics of the mouth. Research shows that correct chewing can impact disorders such as obesity and cervical pain, and even increase life expectancy.

Dental Prosthesis: Crowns, Bridges, Etc.

Rehabilitation recovers the functions of chewing, speaking, swallowing, in addition to promoting a good appearance. A healthy mouth and a confident smile increases self-esteem and improves the patient's family and social life.

Dental prosthesis is the last stage of treatment. After a series of advanced digital scans and procedures to correct issues in the various areas of dentistry, the prosthesis is made by a state of the art lab. The implant of the lost teeth is made and the gum tissue is restored. Currently, several options are available for tooth reconstruction and implant rehabilitation.

Guided
urgery

Guided surgery is a modern technique for placing implants. With a detailed image of the buccal structure and the prosthesis, the surgery is designed in a 3D image software and then transported to the patient's mouth, ensuring the ideal position for fitting the crown. This technique is safer than conventional methods, and has the added benefits of reducing surgery time and significantly reducing postoperative pain.

Orofacial
Pain

Face, ear, neck pain or headaches may be linked to oral issues. A common cause is a functional disorder known as bruxism.

Bruxism occurs when there is involuntary masticatory muscle activity, causing teeth grinding, hitting and clenching of the teeth.

This results in increased sensitivity, tooth wear and pain, and even bone problems and/or pain in in the jaw, face and head. Contrary to popular belief, bruxism can happen both at night and during the day.

One of the main treatments for bruxism is the occlusal splint. It decompresses the joints and controls pain. When indicated, I recommend a partner specialist to treat and resolve the issue. 

In a preventive consultation, bruxism can be identified and treated prematurely, avoiding the onset or worsening of orofacial pain.

Botox

Although Botox is best known for its aesthetic purpose, based on the correct diagnosis, it is also useful in the treatment of bruxism or TMJ disorders, facial asymmetry and even in aiding implants. In addition to clinical function, I also use Botox to prevent and treat wrinkles and promote facial harmony. A pretty face brings confidence and satisfaction to the patient.

Bichectomy

Bichectomy is a surgical procedure that can be used both for health reasons and for aesthetic purposes. The important thing is that there is always a clinical indication for the intervention.

Bichat balls are woven in a circular shape, located inside the cheek. Its increase can cause recurrent traumas, through involuntary bites. Repeated aggression can lead to the development of atypical cells, ultimately producing cancer.

When used to promote balance and facial beauty, the extraction of Bichat balls results in a thinner and slimmer face.

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