Laser whitening can lighten your teeth by several shades. The results are immediate and can last for years when taken care of properly. During the procedure, the dentist will apply a gel to protect your gums and then a whitening product containing hydrogen peroxide is painted on the teeth. Next, a light is shone on the teeth to activate the chemical and speed up the whitening process.
Composite fillings are used to repair a tooth that is damaged, chipped, cracked, fill spaces between teeth, etc. It is a popular choice because it can be shaped and polished to match your own tooth. Also, it is durable and can withstand the pressure of daily movement and chewing.
This treatment is usually prescribed to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Local anaesthesia is administered to the area so it shouldn’t be painful or any more unpleasant than getting a filling. Once the area is numb, the dentist drills a small hole into the tooth and removes the inflamed pulp (soft tissue inside your tooth). Then, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected to prevent future infection. Finally, the hole on the tooth is patched with filled with a rubber like material called gutta-percha.
SCALING AND POLISHING
A professional teeth cleaning can remove plaque buildup around the tooth and gum line that no amount of brushing can get rid of. The dentist begins by scraping plaque and tartar then polishes the teeth to smooth away minor imperfections rough texture to protect against future plaque buildup. Dentists advise to have teeth professionally cleaned twice a year.
CHILDREN ORAL CARE
Besides biting and eating, baby teeth play an important role in terms of speech and to guide the growth of permanent teeth when they are older. Parents are advised to bring they children in for a dental checkup around their first birthday.