When do you need to go to the dentist?
Modern dentistry is primarily based on prevention, based on practices aimed both at preventing the development of pathologies and the early treatment of dental disorders.
That is the reason why Dr. Natalia Filice devots much time to evaluate the patients’ clinical and radiographic status and to teach healthy eating habits, hygiene and lifestyle to follow in everyday life to preserve oral health.
A good lifestyle helps preventing dentistry disorders and encourages the success of dental treatments in progress. The goals of dentistry prevention may be extended beyond the mouth.
To improve oral health is to improve general health. Many scientific evidences show that a clean and healthy mouth can prevent other medical disorders (cardiovascular, renal, gynecological, andrological etc).
Why it is important to go to the dentist periodically?
To remove dental plaque and calculus in the dental areas difficult to access through normal home brushing. In this way is possible to prevent caries, gingivitis and periodontal disease.
At what age should our children do their first dental visit? And why?
When they are 4 years old. At this age the milk dental eruption is complete and it is possible to detect possible dental or skeletal problems, that need to be corrected in the the growth stage the young patients.
What is the periodontal disease?
It’s an infective disease, caused by the bacteria of the dental plaque. It develops as an inflammation that destroys the tooth supporting tissues.
Are periodontal disease and pyorrhea the same disease?
Yes. This disease is also called “periodontitis” or “expulsive gingivitis”.
How does the periodontal disease manifest?
Symptoms of the periodontal disease are gum bleeding, gum swelling and pain, tooth mobility, abscesses, dental hypersensitivity.
Halitosis can be connected to periodontal disease?
Yes, the bacteria of periodontal disease produce sulfides, responsible for the bad smell.
What is dental hypersensitivity?
|It is a painful symptom, usually localized in one or more teeth, caused by different stimuli (thermal, tactile, osmotic or chemical) acting in the absence of other dental diseases.|
What is a dental implant?
It is a titanium screw that is placed into the bone of the jaws to replace the missing teeth. Titanium is a biocompatible material and it gives no problems of rejection.
The dental implant can be placed in all cases?
No, if there are local problems (insufficient bone thickness or height, not treated periodontal disease, inadequate space for the future prosthesis) or general problems (important systemic diseases) that contraindicate the placement.
Can you find dental prosthesis very similar to your teeth?
Yes, it is possible to create fixed prosthesis (crowns or bridges) made completely of reinforced ceramic, which have optical properties very similar to those of the dental tissues and an excellent mechanical resistance.