FAQs

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I would like to have whiter teeth. What can I do?

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You have to have a healthy mouth in order to receive a teeth bleaching treatment. In addition, it is necessary to evaluate if your mouth would be a good candidate for an optimal result with the bleaching gel, or if it requires another treatment to achieve the color you want. Teeth bleaching is an esthetic dental treatment requested more and more, and that has very good results.

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Why do my gums bleed?

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When gums bleed it is because they are swollen. It would be convenient to get a check-up to see what is the cause of the swelling and to help you solve it, giving you advice on daily oral care and treating it, if needed, with a teeth cleaning or a periodontal treatment, which will depend on what the problem is.

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Do implants last a lifetime?

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When we lose a tooth, it is necessary to find out why it was lost, and find a solution, so that the implant does not suffer the same consequences. With an adequate maintenance by the patient, and a correct monitoring by the dentist, doing timely check-ups, implants have good functioning in the long run.

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When should I take my son to the dentist for the first time?

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It is important to watch a child from the moment his first teeth erupt (six months old averagely) in order to teach parents how to prevent caries. Two years and a half is ideal to start a preventive treatment of possible caries, and also using fluoridation and sealant treatments. It is also highly recommended to have the first appointment with the odontologist at the age of 6, in order to detect any osseous problems, issues with the position of teeth and the facial bones, at an ideal age to treat them and being able to plan a treatment for each problem at the right time.

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My mouth does not smell good. What is the reason for this, and what can I do?

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Bad breath (halitosis) has gastrointestinal and oral causes. Oral causes are varied, being the most frequent ones the accumulation of bacterial plaque (aka tartar) due to a wrong brush technique, and the presence of numerous carious dental pieces. In light of this situation, it is most convenient to request an appointment with the odontologist, who will determine the cause of the problem and will offer you a therapeutic solution.