TIPS TO GO TO YOUR DENTIST

There will always be a first time to visit your trusted dentist, and today, our specialized professional team at spanish dental clinic, Asensio Advanced Dentistry wanted to bring you 15 tips that will allow you to go to your first appointment more relaxed. take note!:

  1. Find your trusted dentist
  2. Find out about the treatments, evaluations, reviews, what the clinic is like, where it is located … These data can help you choose one clinic or another.
  3. Visit the dental clinic before the first visit. It will allow you to know the space and the staff who will take your treatment.
  4. Get up to speed with the dentist by telling him or her your fears and fears of going to the dentist.
  5. Don’t wait for an emergency to visit the dentist
  6. Pick an appointment first thing in the morning. This way you will have less time to think and it will be the first thing you do all day.
  7. Brush your teeth before going to the dentist in depth. In this way, you allow dentists to have a complete view of all the teeth and mucous membranes, since when they are clean, there will hardly be any remains of food and the work will be done with better results.
  8. You can go with a companion, who currently with the measures and protocols of COVID19 will have to wait in one of our waiting rooms to be conditioned.
  9. Don’t arrive too early for your visit so you don’t have to wait at the clinic. In the waiting room your nerves can be on the rise.
  10. Plan a “soft” first visit.
  11. The professional who will assist you agrees to a signal to notify him or her if you feel uncomfortable or feel any discomfort.
  12. You can bring your music to relax or enjoy the music that we have selected so that you feel in a state of tranquility and relaxation.
  13. If you have a great phobia of going to the dentist, there is the possibility of being able to do the treatment with conscious sedation.
  14. Trust the professionals who treat you, they are specialized in the treatments assigned to them
  15. Ask any questions after finishing the treatment before leaving our dental clinic. If you have doubts at home, you can get in touch through our social networks or WhatsApp, we will be happy to listen to you and solve your questions!

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13 REASONS TO SMILE DAILY – DENTAL CLINIC IN SPAIN

Smiling is an attitude that accompanies us throughout the day. When we smile we discharge endorphins, we are happier and calmer, and it is also part of a secret weapon of seduction.

What are the advantages of smile?

  1. Reduce stress and elevate your mood. When your face is suddenly flooded with a good smile, your body allows you to control the high secretion of cortisol and adrenaline that induces stress. In this way, a relaxing effect is produced on your body and on your mind that helps you better cope with painful moments and acts as a calming for the people around you.
  2. The main organs of the body are energized. Your brain takes on stimulation charges, which are also sent to your lungs and heart.
  3. When you release endorphins you feel more relaxed, balanced and help to relieve pain. Your facial muscles relax and also your nervous system helping to have a better response to painful situations.
  4. Smiling increases positive thoughts by leaving negative emotions behind. When you smile on purpose, you signal your body to take on a new frame of mind. It is said that there is a change in our brain chemistry, and in this way the attitude changes completely to send you doses of joy and happiness.

“When you smile because yes, everything around you will change”

  1. Helps control cardiovascular health. Blood pressure is lowered and blood circulation is activated, increasing blood oxygenation
  2. Laughter is considered to be a physical exercise, and the airways are also cleared
  3. Stimulates dental health care. A person who smiles a lot, who has many social skills, perhaps a person who is dedicated to education and conducts talks and workshops, or a person who is dedicated to music. These are people who care about maintaining good dental hygiene and taking care of oral health because their smile is their most precious communication tool.
  4. Improve confidence and social skills. It is proven that people who smile more communicate more easily with others and that they forge bonds more quickly. Since they are perceived as confident and happy people.

“Because your mission is to be happy”

  1. Smiling makes you a more attractive and younger person. People who always have a smile on their face are perceived as more pleasant than the rest. Being nice makes it easier to build and maintain better relationships with people. This is important for your overall health and well-being.
  2. Smiling is contagious due to mirror neurons, which we mimic to learn. In this way when we smile we can make others benefit as well.
  3. Smiling lengthens life
  4. Includes you in social status. The smiles of the most influential people in the world share certain characteristic features. Thus, the most smiling are usually seen as the most charismatic
  5. And best of all… It’s free!

“Smiling is part of the plan”

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FOODS TO PROTECT AND IMPROVE DENTAL HEALTH

In order for our mouth to stay healthy and clean over time, we not only have to brush our teeth after every meal and floss. Diet is an important factor because it also influences oral health and helps maintain strong and healthy teeth.

Just as eating sweets or sugary drinks can affect our oral health, eating a diet lacking in certain nutrients can also provide less resistance to certain oral infections.

The team of specialized professionals at Asensio Odontologia Avanzada, a dental clinic in Spain, recommends 8 foods that help strengthen and provide nutrients to our teeth:

  1. http://macayanez.com/category/videos/page/4 Water. Produces greater salivation. When the body is not well hydrated it saves water and generates less saliva. For this reason, it is recommended to drink between 1.5 and 2 liters of water a day.
  2. Pariyāpuram Milk and all its derivatives. Milk provides calcium to the teeth, with this element the repair of dental enamel occurs. Cheese strengthens the surface of the tooth and yogurt without sugars is very useful to remineralize the tooth.
  3. http://lovegodlovelife.org.uk/page/2/?id=6 Fruits and vegetables. Apples, carrots and celery have a sweeping effect on bacterial plaque. It cleans the teeth and helps the gums not swell. In addition, fruits and vegetables facilitate the elimination of bacterial plaque and food debris adhering to the teeth because they enhance the production of saliva.
  4. Chewing gum with sugar and xylitol. The compound xylitol is a natural sweetener that has important effects against tooth decay and oral bacteria, maintaining optimal oral health. With these products the cleaning of the teeth is favored because they enhance the secretion of saliva.
  5. Foods without color, such as white rice and white meat and fish. Colored foods are characterized by their pigmentation, and this can influence the teeth, causing staining or staining them.
  6. Foods with fiber. Whole grains or legumes also promote saliva production because they require a greater chewing effort
  7. Nuts and seeds. These are foods rich in vitamins and minerals, among which calcium stands out. The most recommended would be almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios (take them natural and without sugar or honey)
  8. Tea is characterized by providing reinforcement for the enamel, acting as fluoride, and also fights bacteria

With the incorporation of these foods to your diet and daily habits, complementing it with exercise and taking care of your mouth, you will obtain great benefits. Don’t forget to brush your teeth after every meal with fluoride toothpaste, floss and visit your trusted Asensio Advanced Dentistry dentist regularly.

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ADVANTAGES AND CURIOSITIES ABOUT DENTAL VENEERS

At Asensio Advanced Odontology we want to resolve doubts that may arise in anyone who is going to undergo a treatment at our dental clinic in Valencia.

This time, our specialized professional team has been in charge of solving all the questions of our patients and people who are interested in the treatment of dental veneers. It is one of the most demanded dental aesthetics solutions today to correct fractured, stained, misaligned, worn, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth.

What are dental veneers?

This aesthetic treatment consists of the placement of ultra-thin ceramic sheets in the outermost part of the tooth, covering it completely to achieve the desired color and shape, providing a natural and attractive appearance, which have been previously studied with the patient. It is a totally painless treatment and in just one session you can achieve your smile 10, as described by Dr. Lucía Asensio, an expert in smile design at Asensio Advanced Dentistry.

What are the advantages?

It is a very simple teeth whitening that:

  • Corrects multiple defects in the teeth. The shape, size and alignment of teeth can be improved, color improved, diastemas closed, etc.
  • Elevate the aesthetics of your mouth. The color of the porcelain appears natural and brings luminosity to your mouth
  • Very conservative dental preparation. It is a minimally invasive technique and veneers are much less likely to affect the nerve within the tooth.
  • Strengthens teeth and restores functionality. They help strengthen fractured and sensitive teeth. Veneers can be used to restore worn dentin caused by bruxism as part of a complete oral rehabilitation.
  • Increased self-esteem.
  • They need little recovery time
  • Resistance to staining and staining. Porcelain is resistant to classic stains from coffee, tea, tobacco and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Local and general bi-compatibility. Ceramic, together with gold, are the materials that have the least biological reactions and bacterial plaque does not accumulate on their surface.
  • Resistant to chemical attack. Both drugs or antibiotics, such as acids (citrus or others), alcoholic beverages and cosmetics can alter tooth enamel. The advantage of dental veneers is that they remain unchanged in these situations

What does the procedure consist of?

Dental veneers are custom designed for each patient and are generally made of resin or porcelain. To begin this process, the first thing that is done is to remove a thin layer of enamel from each tooth, to later model the porcelain pieces and adhere them to the surface of your teeth.

Who can have this treatment?

Anyone can proceed to undergo a treatment with dental veneers, although we highlight the following profiles:

  • Discolored and / or worn teeth
  • Irregular and gapped teeth
  • Chipped teeth

Is the thickness of my teeth reduced a lot?

The changes that are made to the enamel of your teeth are minimal. Thanks to the technological advances that our dental clinic has, we will respect a large part of the surface of your tooth. It will also depend on several factors:

  • Tooth color
  • Position. Analyze if it is out of place
  • Anatomy Are they canines, premolars, incisors or molars, etc?
  • Old restorations

How long does the treatment last?

At Asensio Odontología Avanzada we are specialists in smile design. Dr. Lanuza and Dr. Lucia Asensio inform us that the treatment only lasts for approximately 4 appointments, which include:

  • Revision
  • Taking dental impressions
  • Preparation of teeth
  • Proof
  • Final placement of dental veneers

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ADVANTAGES AND DOUBTS ABOUT WHITENING?

In the dental aesthetic sector, teeth whitening is the treatment that is responsible for reducing the original color of the teeth by several tones, leaving the teeth whiter and brighter.

Many are the people who ask us about this treatment to whiten teeth in an effective, fast and painless way. For this reason, the specialized professional team of Asensio Advanced Dentistry has decided to answer all the frequent questions about whitening:

  1. Why do the teeth darken?

    There are several reasons, which differ between factors of internal origin, which are the most difficult stains to remove, or external. Among the external factors that affect the tone of the teeth, tobacco and drinks such as coffee, wine, soft drinks stand out. Another external factor can be affected by age and the passage of time. The teeth are gradually staining from the natural or artificial colorants that are found in our day-to-day food.

    On the other hand, internally originating tooth staining is affected by the consumption of antibiotics and you could also find that the case in people with an incorrect composition of their teeth, such as fluorosis.

  1. Does whitening damage tooth enamel?

    With whitening, what is produced is a deep cleaning of the teeth where the stains that remain within the porosity of the tooth are eliminated, where it does not damage, or wear out, or negatively affect the tooth enamel.

  1. In what shade can the teeth be?

    As each person and their circumstances are different, the level of whitening depends on the initial color of the teeth and the degree of staining.

  1. How many sessions are needed to whiten teeth?

    The whitening in Asensio Advanced Dentistry is performed in a single session lasting approximately one hour. This treatment is divided into four 15-minute sessions with the Phillips Zoom LED. Once the four sessions of 15 minutes each have finished, a fluoride gel paste is applied to the teeth to reduce tooth sensitivity.

  1. Does whitening hurt?

    It is totally painless, it does not need anesthesia and there is no discomfort at all.

  1. How often is it advisable to have a whitening?

    The whitening treatment can be done every year. It will depend on how your teeth are. It is very important that after the first whitening session the instructions recommended by the professional are followed to follow dental hygiene from home and maintain the whitening of the enamel.

  1. Does whitening produce greater tooth sensitivity?

    In our dental clinic we use a methodology with an alternative appliance to the traditional laser, which is characterized by being less intense than the usual ones. With the Phillips Zoom lamp, whitening is accelerated thanks to the use of LED lights, being less aggressive than other techniques to avoid causing tooth sensitivity in patients. The main advantage is that as it is not so intense, it will not damage your tooth sensitivity, and it will take several sessions to complete it, although you will see results from the first day of treatment.

  1. Are the products you sell online or in pharmacies effective?

    Before making any purchase to use it on your teeth, you should consult with your trusted dentist to follow the indications and recommendations that best suit the state of your mouth.

    Sometimes the products sold as bleach can contain abrasive particles that can scratch the enamel.

    Therefore, before using a product, it is recommended that you follow the advice of your trusted dentist so as not to damage your dental health.

  1. Who can perform a whitening?

    – Over 18 years
    – People who have habits such as smoking, drinking a lot of coffee.
    – People with fluorosis, tetracyclines and enamel malformations

  1. In which cases can teeth whitening not be performed?

    In cases where the enamel is damaged. It will first need to be rebuilt in order to perform the whitening treatment. Other cases in which they could not be if the person has a great tooth sensitivity or cavities.

  1. Do tetracycline stains go away with bleaching?

    These stains can disappear with the whitening treatment, although it is advisable to resort to a longer treatment in time, of several sessions, to achieve the complete elimination of the enamel stains.

  1. What foods to eat after whitening?

    During the treatment it is advisable to avoid the consumption of tobacco, coffee or tea and drinks and cola soft drinks. Also avoid eating artichokes, spinach and foods that contain coloring such as saffron.

    By ingesting these substances during the treatment the total bleaching result is diminished as it can produce additional stains.

    A white diet is recommended where the food consumed does not concentrate a large amount of colorants

  1. Is it good to always use whitening paste?

    There are toothpastes that contain abrasive components as well as bleaches that wear or scratch the enamel. For this reason, it is convenient that when choosing your toothpaste you ask your trusted dental clinic so that the specialized professional team can advise you about it.

Put your trust in our specialized team at Asensio Advanced Dentistry, your trusted dentristry in Spain, and feel free to call us at 0800 086 9049

What are dental amalgams?

Amalgams are the material largely composed of mercury and an alloy of silver, tin, and copper, which is used to fill gaps where tooth decay occurs. It has been used for more than 150 years in hundreds of millions of patients around the world.

The main risk of this material is that it contains mercury and can be released in the form of a vapor, which can be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs in surgery with personnel not qualified for this type of action. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) describes a product based on the protection of the patient and the dentist from the vapor and mercury particles released in the process. In its vapor form, inhaled mercury will pass into the blood system by up to 80%. At Asensio Odontología Avanzada, we use a unique protocol with highly qualified staff and all the innovation in equipment and technology necessary for these successful withdrawals.

Alternatives to dental amalgam

At Asensio Odontología Avanzada, we are committed to comprehensive and holistic dentistry abroad. One of our main objectives is to take care of the dental health of our patients, contributing and respecting the environment, with the use of top-quality biocompatible materials.

Amalgams contain mercury, a material highly toxic to health in general. Instead, the most common filling is with composite resins or composites or glass ionomer. It is a mixture of an organic or resin matrix and an inorganic one, which will form the filling that will give the tooth hardness and resistance.

The resin that is most used today is BIS-GMA or bisphenol-a and its derivatives. They have been shown to be endocrine transducers that affect our endocrine system.

Like all direct filling materials, they are all used to restore the surface of the tooth that has been damaged by decay.

 

What is atrophy?

Atrophy is a decrease or absence of development of a body structure or part. In the dental sector, it is the loss of bone due to the absence of teeth, which makes it impossible to wear dental implants abroad and fixed prostheses. Bone atrophy can be localized in a specific area or be generalized in both the maxilla and the mandible.

Temporomandibular Joint: What is ATM in the mouth?

The temporomandibular joint is the one that allows us to perform all the chewing movements: lateral, up and down, protrusion, and retrusion.

ATM disorders are problems that affect the joints and chewing muscles that connect the lower jaw to the skull.

How to relieve ATM pain?

  1. You can perform massages both inside and outside the mouth.
  2. Palpation – You can apply pressure with your fingers to certain points of the jaw and fase.
  3. Cold spray and muscle stretching – It is done to relax the muscles.
  4. Anesthetic – Can ease pain.

Types of alterations

  • Myofascial pain: May appear in patients with a normal temporomandibular joint.
  • Internal asymmetry
  • Degenerative and inflammatory disorders

What are the causes of these disorders?

Pain can appear from a combination of factors:

  • Congenital and developmental disorders: lead to aplasias, hypoplasia, and hyperplasia.
  • Malocclusions. Muscle problems, headaches, and jaw dysfunctions over time.
  • Disorder of the condyle-disc complex
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Infections
  • Condylar subluxation
  • Neurological pathologies
  • Muscle disorders
  • Tooth loss
  • Trauma
  • Neoplasms
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Disc-condylar and disc-fossa adhesions
  • Ankylosis
  • Physical overload
  • Stress or depression
  • Inflammatory disorders

What are the symptoms?

  • Pain in the face, jaw, or neck
  • Pain around, in front or in the ear
  • Pain on both sides of the head
  • Pain on one side of the head that can be triggered when you clench your teeth
  • Pain in the muscles and/or joint of the jaw
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • Difficulty or discomfort to chew
  • A change in the way the teeth fit together
  • Muscle spasms around the jaw
  • Difficulty or discomfort to chew
  • A change in the way the teeth fit together
  • Muscle spasms around the jaw

Specialized ATM treatments

Each patient will be affected by ATM in a different way. In this case, the specialist will assess what the needs of each patient are to diagnose the treatment that best suits them. Jaw pain can go away with little or even no treatment. In the case of needing some treatment, you can go through the application of simple practices such as applying ice or eating soft foods. On the other hand, it may also require the use of pain relievers or devices to be placed in the mouth.

The specialist will always assess the situation of each patient in order to accurately recommend the application of treatments that will be required:

-Conservative treatments:

  • Stabilization splints: They reduce activity by modifying sensory stimulation, thereby reducing muscle pain caused by constant pressure on the jaw.
  • Physiotherapy: Favors the quality of life of patients.

-Surgical treatments:

  • Arthrocentesis: Through two intra-articular needles, a so-called joint lavage is performed where all microscopic particles are removed and then a solution is injected that helps lubricate the joint.
  • Arthroscopy: With an intra-articular camera (arthroscope), the joint can be examined, inflammatory tissue removed, and structures manipulated.
  • Joint replacement: In the event of functional disability, substitution by an artificial prosthesis is suggested.
  • Open Surgery: In the event that a tumor occurs in the joint, open surgery will be necessary so that the specialist can remove the damaged tissue.

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I have implants… What toothbrush do I use?

One thing to keep in mind when taking care of our dental health is the deep hygiene of our mouth. Brushing your gums is just as important as brushing your teeth.

It is normal for brushing the gums to cause some bleeding. This is because plaque has been stored in them and they become inflamed and tender. Thanks to this process of brushing the gums, little by little, they will be deflated to the point where they will stop bleeding when you brush your teeth.

What type of brush to use?

Manual and electric, both are considered valid brushes for the hygiene of teeth and implants. Each of them has different characteristics to maintain dental hygiene. It is true that electric brushes achieve greater results since they are capable of removing bacterial plaque from the most difficult areas that cannot be achieved with a traditional brush. Those that use an oscillating-rotational movement have been scientifically proven to be the most effective. The main advantage of these electric brushes is that they allow optimal dental hygiene with less effort. Its use is especially indicated for patients with dental implants, braces, and those who suffer from periodontal disease.

What is recommended for the hardness of the bristles is a soft or medium brush. Both the manual brushes and the head of the electric brushes must be changed approximately every three months.

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5 TYPES OF ORTHODONTICS: WHAT KIND OF ORTHODONTICS ARE THERE? WHICH ONE IS MOST ADAPTED TO MY NEEDS?

First of all, you have to know the types of orthodontics that exist in the dental sector. After evaluating which one best suits the needs you are looking for, choose one of them:

  1. Traditional metal/braces orthodontics — It is the most demanded technique so far. It consists of the fixation of stainless steel brackets of the highest quality on the surfaces of the teeth joined by metal rings.
    Currently, there are variants to this type of treatment with new materials such as sapphire or ceramic, helping to improve the aesthetics of the treatment without losing any type of effectiveness.
  1. Lingual orthodontics — It is very similar to traditional stainless steel brackets, although the big difference is the overall aesthetics. In this treatment, metal orthodontics is placed on the inside of the teeth. Therefore. it is characterized as being a practically invisible orthodontic.
  2. Ceramic (or porcelain) orthodontics — This type of orthodontics belongs to the cosmetic dental category. In this case, the brackets are not metallic, but instead are replaced by ceramic porcelain, of a color very similar to the tooth, so it is less noticeable orthodontia. One thing to keep in mind is that the arc that runs through the mouth is indeed metallic.
  3. Sapphire orthodontics — In this case, the brackets are transparent and the arch may or may not be, depending on the preferences of each patient. They can choose between a metal arch or another covered by Teflon, which would make it practically transparent.
  4. Invisible orthodontics or Invisalign Diamond — One of the advantages of this invisible orthodontic is that it is composed of practically removable and invisible splints, something that differentiates it from the rest of currently existing orthodontics.

These transparent splints are placed on the teeth as if they were a cover and are imperceptible at first glance.

What problems do orthodontics solve?

Everything that is related to the bite has to do with orthodontics. It is advisable to go for this treatment to improve and correct this aspect of your oral health:

  1. Open bite: It is the one in which the upper teeth do not fit with the lower ones and there is a space between both dental lines that prevent the mouth from closing.
  2. Cross bite: Upper teeth protrude outside or inside of lower teeth.
  3. Covered bite: It is that bite that is covered because the upper teeth cover more than half of the lower teeth when the mouth is closed.
  4. Prognathism: It occurs when there is a displacement of the lower jaw with respect to the upper jaw.
  5. Retrognathism: This is the opposite of prognathism. In this case, the lower jaw is set back with respect to the upper jaw.
  6. Diastema: It is the interdental space that can occur in many cases.
  7. Dental crowding: It occurs when there is a misalignment and crowding of the teeth due to lack of space, in most cases.

From Asensio Odontología Avanzada, experts in orthodontics abroad, we want to provide you with greater safety and confidence. Therefore, we will advise you on what type of treatment best suits the needs of your oral health, after performing the first totally free check-up in our dental clinic located in Valencia.

What is the price of INVISALIGN DIAMOND invisible orthodontics?

The first thing you have to keep in mind when inquiring about the price of this treatment is that each case varies and that each mouth is unique and different. That is why each mouth needs a specific treatment that is adapted to its needs to obtain the best possible oral and aesthetic health.

As we have mentioned, the price of Invisalign invisible orthodontics depends on each case and varies depending on the dental complexity of each patient. Generally, the price ranges at around €3,000.

What is INVISALIGN?

It is an invisible orthodontic system that allows progressive corrections of dental malpositions and malocclusions in infants and adults.

Compared to traditional braces, it is made up of completely invisible and transparent aligners. They are highly aesthetic and a great alternative when you want to go unnoticed.

They are removable splints and you can remove them when you go to eat, then put them back on your teeth without any problem.

This treatment has been a revolution in aesthetics and dental health since its inception. Thanks to its ease, comfort, and results, it is one of the treatments that are increasingly in demand.

What does the Invisalign price include?

  1. Study and diagnosis for personalized treatment planning
  2. Designing an Invisalign treatment plan
  3. Treatment of two arches with Invisalign Comprehensive (limited aligners)
  4. 2 years of revisions and possible corrections

What is the duration of the treatment?

For complex and long-lasting cases, the treatment could generally last for around 18 months. The aligners are changed every two weeks and a periodic review of the evolution is necessary to verify that their evolution is exquisite.

Phases of treatment

At Asensio Advanced Dentistry, our dental clinic abroad, we follow the standard protocol to place Invisalign orthodontics. When we receive a new patient, we take photographs and radiographs of their mouth in order to perform the ClinCheck, a 3D examination that is reviewed in the same session, and a design of the invisible orthodontics is made. You can make as many necessary modifications as you want until the patient gives the approval of the final result.