Regular and scheduled visits to the dentist play an important role in protecting the health of your teeth and gingival. In order to have a regular dental plan, our team offers a variety of services for your health. Our experts are especially trained for all your dental needs in a wide variety of fields. Treatment of sleep disorders, stem cell protection, saliva detection and even smoking-related treatments are part of the work schedule in our clinic and it gives you the benefit of being able to do all your dental treatments in one place.
Sleep apnea means that breathing abnormally decreases or stops during sleep. These stops are called apnea or suffocation, which can last from a few seconds to a few minutes (even up to thirty minutes). Daytime sleepiness can be sign of asphyxia in sleep and consequently poor sleep at night. Other symptoms of suffocation in sleep or apnea are loud puffiness, feeling asphyxia in sleep or prolonged breathing stops at night.
What causes sleep suffocation or apnea?
This occurs when the airways are narrowed or blocked. Tongue, tonsils, throat muscles, head and neck shape also obesity can cause this condition.
Am I a candidate for apnea treatment?
If you have the above symptoms and have experienced it, you can participate in treatment programs.
How can a dentist resolve chocking in sleep?
There are various treatments for snoring and various remedies can be used to treat apnea. In our collection, there are devices that can keep the airways open to prevent apnea and there is no need for medicine or surgery, and it can help thousands of people around the world to have better sleep and a healthier life. Many of its advantages are seen immediately after the first night of treatment.
All cells in the body have originated from stem cells. These cells are unspecialized ones that can divide and regenerate themselves over a long time period, and can produce specialized cells, including blood cells, bone cells, heart and nerve tissues. Nowadays, medical science has succeeded in producing different types of specialized cells such as teeth, muscles, nerves, bones and insulin-producing cells by manipulating stem cells. We can collect stem cells using the store of tooth pulp rich cells from teeth extracted for orthodontic treatment or removed during impacted tooth surgery.
How can stem cells be extracted from the tooth?
After the tooth is extracted for any reason it should be sent to the laboratory for some experiments.
Am I a candidate for storing stem cells?
Stem cells can be obtained from kids' teeth, impacted teeth, teeth extracted for orthodontic treatment, adult teeth, or missing teeth due to diseases of gingival surrounding tissues.
Storing Stem Cells.
After the stem cells have been removed from the dental pulp, they are sent out of the clinic and kept frozen. You should seek consultation from your dentist for this process and sample maintenance in the lab.
Smoking cessation is recognized as one of the most important factors for avoiding early death and prevention of disease in the World. Breast cancer, brain stroke and heart attack are the most commonly known complications of smoking. Smoking can also have many effects on your dental health. Improper breathing, tooth discoloration, increased tooth decay and bone resorption, higher risk of periodontal and gingival disease, less probability of dental implant success and delayed healing are among the consequences of smoking in these patients.
Prevention (prophylaxis) of tooth decay and periodontal diseases
Periodontal diseases are inflammatory ones caused by microorganisms existing in the bacterial plaque. The disease affects the periodontium tissue which surrounds the teeth and holds them firmly in place. If left untreated, the infection can penetrate the deeper parts and continue; bone tissue is damaged, the gingival tissue retreats from the tooth, and a pocket is created. The tooth gradually loses its support, and some degree of looseness develops.
How to treat?
Oral hygiene is of importance for successful treatment and so, intervening some habits like smoking can affect the likelihood of treatment success. Periodontal treatments can be surgical or non-surgical. This process is based on the following: removal of the tartar layer, smoothing and cleaning root surface, (removing plaque and tartar from both supragingival and subgingival zones). Also, removing stimulatory factors can reduce the extent of plaque, such as fillings and restorations, as well as artificial crowns, especially on periodontal diseases.
Mouth hygiene in the clinic
During a professional oral hygiene session, the dental hygienist reviews actions that should be done for the patient and examines the amount of membrane tissue in the patient's mouth, assesses the extent of the person's health, controls the likelihood of decay and anything else that has to be surveyed. The hygienist also checks the conditions of the periodontium tissue by colorants that determine the amount of plaque. The plaque and tartar are removed by our hygienist in both supragingival and subgingival zones and special techniques for making mouth hygienic at home are taught. The hygienist also removes excess pigments and reduces dental sensitivity by using fluoride and other products. Some people think that oral hygiene or removal of the tartar layer can damage the tooth structure. This may happen if the tool is used incorrectly. The plaque and the tartar are both removed by ultrasonic and manual tools. Ultrasonic is operated by mechanical vibration and handy tools include blades that are used manually and professionally. In our clinic, these types of tools are combined for best results.
Normally, dentists arrange treatment sessions for each patient after consulting with the odontologist.
Coming to our oral health clinic is unique experience. All our dentists are specialized in oral health care and can inspire you to take care of your oral health. The hygienic examination includes cleaning, periodontal tabulation of your gums and oral cancer screening. Hygienists are also health care providers who are responsible for taking radiographs and X-rays photos from your mouth.
In the first step, you will be asked some questions about your general health, including family history and recent changes to your health. Numerous investigations about the oral system and its relationship to general body health have shown that diseases and body conditions such as diabetes and oral hygiene can affect your current physical condition, such as heart diseases. Your blood pressure and heart rate will also be recorded.
Next, the health status of your gums is evaluated. The specialist will check for redness, bleeding, inflammation and swelling of your gums. Generally, the distance between your gums and teeth is measured by a fine probe. Ideally, this should be little. A distance greater than the normal range of about 4-5 mm which associated with bleeding is called a pocket. Proper oral care and deep cleansing of the gum can lessen the pocket and if the pocket exceeds this size, more extensive treatments by a gum specialist (periodontist) will be required. If left untreated, large pockets can lead to bone loss.
Your teeth will be examined for any decay, discoloration, cracking and fractures. Any decay layer is removed, and the slightest color changes are polished and removed also, the number of dangerous bacteria is reduced and ultimately this process makes your teeth cleaner and shiny. Your whole mouth examination will take about 60-90 minutes. Our nurses, with the supervision of dentists, will create a personalized oral health plan for each patient. The dental health examination is much more important than any beauty care. We recommend most patients to go to the clinic twice a year for an oral examination.
At our clinic, professional oral hygiene is divided into two stages:
Primary Preventive Care: Oral Health Education
Patients learn from nurses, explanations and training on how to observe their health and maintain it through brushing and using a dental floss. Performing the techniques taught on a daily basis is very important to ensure the effectiveness of this prevention.
Secondary Preventive Care: Professional Oral Health
In our clinic, according to the needs of each patient, professional oral hygiene practices are performed by nurses and health sessions focuses on the oral health of our patients. Preventive treatments with fluoride include preventing tooth decay. Fluoride is a mineral that helps the enamel structure to be more resistant to the acidic material of bacterial plaque.
Preventive fluoride treatments are used to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is a mineral that helps the enamel structure to increase its resistance against acidic attacks of bacterial plaque.
Effect of fluoride on children:
Fluoride is effective in preventing tooth decay because when fluoride is used in the process of building and completing an enamel mineral structure, it allows fluorapatite to be made, which is a material that withstands acidic attacks in the mouth and loss of enamel minerals. Before using fluoride tablets, you should check the amount of fluoride in the mineral water which you are consuming to exclude excess fluoride from your body. There are many types of mineral water, some rich in fluoride, and some containing less or no fluoride.
The effect of fluoride on the formed tooth
When a tooth is made and formed, fluoride helps to rebuild the enamel that has been injured and damaged by acid plaque attacks and also inhibits bacterial plaque metabolism. Toothpaste containing fluoride is very effective in preventing tooth decay compared to fluoride-free ones (prophylaxis). Fluoride-containing mouthwashes should be kept in the mouth for a minute and then spat out. After utilizing mouthwash, be careful to not eat or drink for a minimum of 15 minutes and do not rinse your mouth.
Prevention of fluoride-containing toothpaste in children
Children should be given oral health education at an early age but, until they are six years old, children should be brushing under parents’ observation. The parent who supervises the baby should make sure that the child puts a little bit of toothpaste on the toothbrush and does not swallow it as much as possible. Fluoride containing toothpaste has three types of fluoride concentration:
From the age of six, when anterior (front) teeth are not at risk of becoming opaque due to the ingestion of fluoride, high fluoride toothpaste can be used. Under six years, low fluoride toothpaste should be used.
Fluoride-containing food and drinks
Fluoride-containing food include tea, some mineral water, spinach, and apples, but they only give us about 0.01-0.05 mg per day if used normally.