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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. 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. 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. 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

Request your appointment and put yourself in the hands of the team of Dr. Lucia Asensio and Dr. Jose Luis Lanuza, a leading professional team in dental health, implantology and dental aesthetics in Valencia.

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.

 

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.

Put your trust in our specialized team at Asensio Advanced Dentistry, your trusted dental clinic in Valencia for spain dental tourism, and feel free to call us at 0800 086 9049

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.

WHAT IS TOOTH WHITENING?

In the aesthetics 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.

With teeth whitening, it is possible to eliminate the stains produced in the pieces due to substances such as tea, coffee, and other infusions, cigarettes, red wine and alcoholic beverages, and even sugary foods. It is true that not all stains can be eliminated or reduced through teeth whitening and may need other types of aesthetic treatments such as porcelain dental veneers.

In Asensio Odontología Avanzada, we offer you the tooth whitening technique with the most spectacular results on the market. It is a modern, fast, and effective procedure for whitening darkened and stained teeth.

The whitening process takes approximately one hour and the patient can see the results from the first session, thanks to our innovative appliances and advanced laser equipment such as Phillips Zoom. In addition, our team of specialized dentists gives special recommendations to allow you to keep perfect, white, and shiny dental hygiene from your home. The treatment can be repeated every six months or year, depending on the spots or pigmentation present.

It is important and necessary to have a professional dental cleaning with a laser before getting the Zoom whitening session at our dental clinic in valencia. We are one of the few clinics in Valencia that have the latest generation technology to apply it.

How is the whitening process with Phillips Zoom in dental clinic Asensio ?

It is an alternative whitening to laser, less intense than the usual ones, where lasers are not used to accelerate the whitening effect of a concentrated gel. It is a state-of-the-art whitening lamp that speeds up the process and is less aggressive than other techniques with which you will hardly experience any tooth sensitivity.

In this process, 35% hydrogen peroxide bleaching is activated. As hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to whiten stained substances, without changing the structure of the tooth.

The Phillips Zoom working method is practically identical to that of the laser technologies but with the additional use of LED lights to speed up the process.

The main advantage is that it is less intense, thereby not affecting your tooth sensitivity. Moreover, it will take several sessions to complete it, although you will see results from the first day of treatment.

It must be borne in mind that whitening has no effect on any type of restorations such as amalgams and restorations made with halogen light (resins or white fillings, inlays and crowns, or bridges).

Step by step with Phillips Zoom

The treatment lasts less than an hour and you will get results from the first session. The frequently used procedure in Asensio Advanced Dentistry is divided into the following steps:

  1. The patient’s lips and gums are covered with a gingival protector or barrier to expose the teeth for subsequent work on.
  2. The whitening specialist applies Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel on the teeth and then with a personalized mouthpiece for each patient, we bring the lamp closer to their mouth, which together with the light from the Phillips Zoom lamp works to penetrate the tooth and disintegrate stains and discoloration.
  3. The gel is allowed to act for 15 minutes together with the Phillips Zoom LED light.
  4. During this time, the patient can enjoy a movie with our latest generation 3D glasses, in a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
  5. Four cycles of photoactivation are carried out in the clinic. The session is divided into four 15-minute sessions, where the same process is repeated four times with the zoom light activated to achieve an effective whitening effect.
  6. Once the four sessions of 15 minutes each have finished, a gel-paste with fluoride is applied to the teeth to reduce tooth sensitivity.

Why teeth whitening in Asensio Advanced Dentistry?

90% of our patients recommend us for a pleasant experience in all kinds of aesthetic and dental health treatments. At Asensio dental clinic, we adapt to the needs of each of our patients to achieve their goals. After the first visit, we recommend the best way to improve the health and aesthetics of our patients.

At Asensio Odontología Avanzada, we have the greatest innovation in technology on the market and we are one of the only few dental clinics in Valencia with this type of technology that manages to reduce treatment time and achieves more effective and extraordinary results.

We have the best specialized professional team and we are a recognized dental clinic with a Dentist brand specialized in advanced dental implants and complex cases with maxillary atrophy; even complex cases ruled out by other dentists.

Asensio Dental Clinic, since 1997 by your side, with a Quality System certificate, in accordance with the ISO 9001 and UNE standards, granted by AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification), is taking care of your oral health and that of your family.

IMMEDIATE DENTAL IMPLANTS: THE BEST SOLUTION IN ADVANCED DENTISTRY ASSESSMENT

This is the treatment of dental implants abroad spains at the Asensio Advanced Dentistry clinic that allows you to show off your smile and enjoy dental health forever.

There are many reasons why our patients usually resort to dental implants as the first option at Asensio Advanced Odontology dental clinic in Valencia, among other treatments.

One of them is the immediacy and ease, the security that comes with having a new, perfect, and healthy smile in just one day, as well as the confidence that the entire professional team of the dental clinic exudes from the first moment.

“I was so scared. After a complete review with a 3D scanner, I was informed that the best solution would be to have a dental implant in one of my teeth since it had just been broken by a cavity caused by early periodontitis. It had very little strength. The tooth extraction and dental implant placement would be carried out on the same day. Due to having the most sensitive dental bone, any other type of surgery would not be as effective. Therefore, I decided that I should bet on my dental health at the age of 24”, tells us one of our young patients who underwent dental implant surgery.

Lucia Asensio, Medical Director of the spanish dental clinic Asensio Advanced Odontology explains that “The implant healing process usually lasts between 3 and 4 months. Although everything depends on each patient, there have been cases where the healing process has been faster than in others. Once the implant has finished its healing process, the artificial tooth previously prepared for it is placed.

CORRECT DENTAL HYGIENE FOR SENSITIVE GUMS

After undergoing dental cleaning treatments, especially in deep dental cleanings, it will be normal for tooth sensitivity to increase. Over time, this feeling diminishes and you will find your teeth and gums much healthier than before.

Swollen, tender, or bleeding gums will gradually improve over time as long as you brush your teeth carefully and consistently. However, in most patients, the general discomfort due to dental cleaning disappears in a day or two.

Tooth sensitivity is more difficult to avoid on a day-to-day basis, especially when eating or drinking hot or cold foods, as well as biting and brushing your teeth.

HYGIENE TIPS FOR SENSITIVE GUMS

– Carry out a complete brushing of about 2-3 minutes to remove all the accumulated tartar with up and down and circular movements. The type of brush is important.

– Gently massage the gum with the brush while cleaning it.

– It is advisable to use a good quality soft toothbrush and brush gently, both teeth and gums, to avoid the accumulation of bacterial plaque. It is also recommended not to chew gum so that tartar does not accumulate on the gums.

– Use of irrigators and dental floss is recommended in patients with problematic gums since they manage to remove tartar from those corners that the brush cannot reach.

– Chlorhexidine mouthwashes are very beneficial in the hygiene of sensitive gums as it provides an aseptic action.

– In addition, we can combat gingivitis with food, reinforcing our diet with a good dose of vitamin C, which helps to repair damaged gum tissues.

Put your trust in our specialized team at Asensio Advanced Dentistry, your trusted dental clinic in Valencia for dental holidays, and feel free to call us at 963 82 55 77 or 685 54 29 95 for any queries or concerns.

Finally, let us assure you that in our dental clinic in Spain, we follow all the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you as much as possible. You can count on your trusted dental clinic in Valencia to show off your best smile without any worry.

Come visit us!

DO DENTAL IMPLANTS HURT?

When undergoing any dental treatment, pain is one of the main concerns that patients suffer. Thanks to improvements in new technologies, advances in medicine, and dental techniques, going to the dentist becomes something totally different from how we knew it. Now, it is part of a new experience.

One of the great advantages of dental implants spain is that they are not only placed through a painless procedure but also contribute to improving oral health and the appearance of the oral cavity. Dental prostheses do not hurt, neither during their placement and the postoperative period nor with their subsequent use when biting and chewing.

Before starting the intervention, the specialist in charge of the operation will usually administer local anesthesia to the patient. However, there have been cases in which people feel very reluctant to dental surgeries and therefore, at Asensio Advanced Odontology, we also offer an alternative to the application of local anesthesia, which is conscious sedation. This allows patients to feel more relaxed and less nervous before the intervention.

Recovery after dental implant surgery depends on many factors and varies from person to person. For this reason, it is very important to follow the rest and healing indications suggested by the specialized professional of Dr. Asensio’s team once the surgery is finished.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial roots that are created to replace the roots of lost teeth and are capable of integrating to the point of living together in a healthy and totally natural way with the rest of the tissues of the mouth. The crowns or dental prostheses will then settle on these roots, thus completing these artificial teeth.

Implants act like natural teeth, so the patient does not notice the difference and can lead a totally normal life.

Put your trust in our specialized team at Asensio Advanced Dentistry, your trusted dental clinic in Valencia for dental tourism spain, and feel free to call us at 963 82 55 77 or 685 54 29 95 for any queries or concerns.

Finally, let us assure you that in our dental clinic, we follow all the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you as much as possible. You can count on your trusted dental clinic in Valencia to show off your best smile without any worry.

Come visit us!