At iSmile our treatment concept is based on preventive dentistry. That’s why we recommend a regular examination every 6 to 12 months with one of our experienced dentists to ensure your early problems are detected and measures are taken to prevent its progress.
Bad breath, bleeding and sore gum
At iSmile we believe your gum health is the key for a healthy fresh mouth. Redness , swelling, bleeding and bad smell can all be signs for gum disease(gingivitis). If you notice any discomfort or bleeding when you brush or floss it can be an indication of underlying gum problem which needs to be addressed sooner than later to prevent it from getting worse.
Broken and chipped teeth
If you experience any pain from the teeth it could be originating from the dental nerve inside the tooth and should be checked to prevent further complications such as abscess formation and severe pain.
Some of the symptoms which might indicate a nerve problem are:
– sensitivity to hot or cold which lingers
– pain on biting on the tooth
– sensitivity to sweets
– spontaneous pain which is not related to eating or drinking
– swelling in the gum next to the painful tooth
– pain which keeps you awake at night
– pain referred to other areas e.g the ear
– pain which requires an analgesic ( pain medication) to get some relief
Teeth can be lost due to trauma after an accident, gum disease or tooth decay. There are different options for teeth replacement which include implants, bridges and partial dentures.
Replacing missing teeth has a lot of benefits as they prevent movement of adjacent teeth, gum disease, changes in the bite and eventual more teeth loss.
Your Mouth, the Gateway to Your Body
Viewing the mouth separately from the rest of the body must cease because oral health affects general health by causing considerable pain and suffering and by changing what people eat, their speech and their quality of life and well-being
Your oral health might affect, be affected by, or contribute to various diseases and conditions, including:
Some research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke might be linked to the inflammation and infections that oral bacteria can cause.
Pregnancy and birth
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase the woman’s risk for gum disease. For the best chance of a healthy pregnancy, At iSmile dental clinic we recommend a comprehensive periodontal exam “if you’re pregnant or before you become pregnant to identify whether or not you’re at risk.”
Diabetes reduces the body’s resistance to infection — putting the gums at risk.
Osteoporosis — which causes bones to become weak and brittle — might be linked with periodontal bone loss and tooth loss.
The impact of oral health on the body is a relatively new area of study. Some other mouth-body connections under current investigation include:
Treating periodontal disease has been shown to reduce pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
Periodontal disease may make pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease worse, possibly by increasing the amount of bacteria in the lungs.
Two studies have linked obesity to gum disease. It appears that periodontitis progresses more quickly in the presence of higher body fat.
If a taste of ice cream or a sip of coffee is sometimes painful or if brushing or flossing makes you wince occasionally, you may have a common problem called “sensitive teeth” which is a sensation felt when the nerves inside the dentin of the teeth are exposed to the environment. The sensation can range from irritation all the way to intense, shooting pain.
Be Good to Your Mouth
To strengthen your pearly whites, you may need to make a few more changes to your oral care routine, like switching to a soft-bristled tooth brush, using a desensitizing toothpaste, or trying a fluoridated mouth rinse.
Treatment of tooth sensitivity depends on the main cause of problem, at iSmile Dental Clinic we help to diagnose the reason behind sensitivity and try to work out the best treatment to reduce and/or eliminate this distressing situation.
Other conditions that might be linked to oral health include Sjogren’s syndrome — an immune system disorder that causes dry mouth — and eating disorders.
At iSmile you believe that prevention is better than treatment and we highly recommend to arrange for regular thorough oral and dental examination.