Turquoise Dental

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to protect dental health, first of all, regular and correct oral care is required. For this, you should learn the correct brushing and use of dental floss from your dentist. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once. Visit your dentist every 6 months. During your visit to the dentist, you can strengthen the structure of your teeth and prevent caries formation.

Unfortunately, it is very difficult to obtain a caries vaccine because tooth decay is caused by the effect of many factors such as the structure of the tooth, the type of microbes in the mouth, the diet or the structure of the saliva. However, the structure of the tooth can be strengthened by various methods.
What is the most effective substance used to strengthen the tooth structure?
Today, the most known substance to strengthen the tooth structure is the “fluorine” compounds. When the fluorine compounds are applied during the development of the teeth or after the teeth appear in the mouth, they enter the structure of the tooth and provide a more resistant structure against caries.
How can fluorine compounds be used?
The caries preventive effect of fluorine compounds occurs mainly in four ways;

  • By adding fluorine compounds to drinking water at a certain rate (it is a method that should be done by special methods and trained personnel!)
  • By giving the fluorine tablets, which are sold ready in the market, to the child (It should be given under the control of a physician, as it will be harmful to take it in excessive doses!)
  • By taking advantage of the effect of fluorine compounds added into toothpaste or mouthwashes
  • In the form of the dentist applying special fluorine compounds in the form of gels on the teeth in the practice.

The easiest method among these applications is to brush the teeth in the morning and evening with a fluoride toothpaste from the age of 3 and to use a fluoride mouthwash after the age of 6. Other applications are not yet widely used in our country.
Are fluorine compounds harmful to the body?
Fluorine is an essential element for the body. However, if taken more than necessary, it can change the color of the teeth or cause deformations in the bones. For this reason, applications other than toothpaste and mouthwash should be done under the control of a physician.
Is it possible to prevent tooth decay in other ways?
Another method used to prevent tooth decay is to cover the indentations on the chewing surfaces of the teeth (These indentations are called fissures) by the dentist with materials called fissure sealants. Since germs or food residues in the mouth are mostly located in these recessed areas of the teeth, the retention of microbes and food is prevented by covering the fissures and the formation of caries is prevented. Fissure sealants are very successful applications in preventing dental caries.

Milk teeth should be treated just like permanent teeth. “It will change anyway!” Removing these teeth with thought causes many problems.

We can explain the importance of milk teeth as follows;

Milk teeth are important in nutrition. Children with rotten teeth cannot eat properly because their teeth hurt. Likewise, children with extracted teeth cannot grow and develop because they cannot eat. In addition to general body development, milk teeth are also necessary for the development of the jaws. In children whose teeth were removed due to caries or gingival problems, the jaws collapse and take on an old appearance. Teeth are necessary for speaking. Especially in the period when learning to speak, the lack of front milk teeth will cause the letters f,v,s,z,t to become a habit and to be mispronounced for life. Every child likes to laugh. Healthy teeth are needed for a beautiful smile.

Looking beautiful is the most natural desire of every human being, big or small. Children with rotten or missing teeth feel psychological discomfort by thinking that they look ugly.
Another task of the milk teeth is to protect the permanent teeth coming from below. Imagine 10 children sitting next to each other in a row. When one of them gets up, the others slide into his place and sit more comfortably. Likewise, if a milk tooth is pulled out prematurely, the adjacent teeth will slide into this space. There is no room for the permanent tooth that will come from below. This tooth compresses the others, as a result, crowding occurs. For these reasons, milk teeth should be treated as in permanent teeth.

Bleeding gums is a sign of gingivitis. Not brushing teeth regularly or not brushing properly is the main reason. Gum health is very important for your teeth to serve you without shaking. For this reason, you should consult a dentist to have your gum health checked.

Individuals without complaints should go to the dentist once a year. Individuals with diagnosed gingival disease, excessively crooked teeth or caries predisposition should be checked every 6 months.

One of the signs of jaw joint disease is hearing voices. The cause of the disturbance may be a recent event, such as a coup, etc. You need to see the dentist.

The source of bad breath is mostly dental caries, gum diseases or improperly made fillings, bridges or veneers. You should contact your dentist to have your situation evaluated.

Implant application is the only way to fill the gaps without damaging other teeth. The implant (screw made of titanium) to be placed in the missing area with a very easy operation is sufficient to solve the problem. Naturally, not all of our patients are suitable for implants. You should consult your dentist to learn about your personal situation.

Crooked teeth can be corrected with orthodontic applications (i.e. by attaching braces) even at very advanced ages. However, the duration of the treatment and the possibility of disturbing you during the application are a matter that you should decide with your doctor from the beginning. Beyond that, solutions can be reached with laminate coatings or porcelain applications.

Calcium is lost from the mother’s teeth during pregnancy and it is a misconception that the mother will lose one tooth with each pregnancy. However, it is a fact that there will be some changes in oral health during pregnancy. The most important change is the increase in estrogen and progesterone hormone levels, which is associated with increased plaque accumulation on the teeth.

If plaque is not removed, it causes gingivitis. This condition is called “pregnancy gingivitis”. The gingiva is red, increased in volume, tender and bleeding. This picture mostly affects the majority of pregnant women in the 2nd trimester with varying severity. If gingivitis is already present, it may increase in severity during pregnancy and progress to periodontitis if left untreated. Pregnant women are also at risk of developing a “pregnancy tumor”. These are inflammatory lesions that occur as a result of irritation of gingival enlargements. Although it is usually left to itself, it should be removed by the dentist if it causes discomfort to the patient or interferes with chewing, brushing and other oral care procedures.

Gingivitis can be prevented by effective care and cleaning of the teeth. Teeth should be brushed at least twice a day, whenever possible, after each meal. Cleaning with dental floss should also be done on all teeth every day. If brushing your teeth in the morning is uncomfortable, rinse your mouth with water or anti-plaque and fluoride mouthwashes. Along with a balanced diet, vitamin C and B12 supplements are also important for maintaining oral health. Visiting the dentist more frequently also prevents the development of gingivtis by providing effective plaque control. Plaque control also reduces gingival irritation and the risk of pregnancy tumors.

If pregnancy is planned or suspected, the dentist should be visited. Cleaning is appropriate in the first 3 months. The dentist will prepare a treatment schedule for the remainder of the pregnancy. Re-cleaning can be recommended in the second 3 months, together with the evaluation of the changes in the oral tissues and the effectiveness of oral care. Depending on the situation, re-appointments can be made in the third trimester, but all these sessions should be as short as possible.

Generally, non-urgent procedures can also be performed during pregnancy. However, the best time for any dental treatment is between the 4th and 6th months. In emergency situations accompanied by severe pain, treatment can be carried out at any time during pregnancy. In cases that require anesthesia and medication, a gynecologist should be contacted. Transactions that can be postponed should be left until after delivery.

In this period, if it is very necessary for treatment, 1-2 films can be taken from the mouth. Although the amount of radiation given in the x-rays taken in dentistry is very small and not very close to the abdomen, it is absolutely necessary to use a lead apron to prevent the developing baby from receiving radiation. Moon filming should be avoided.

As stated earlier, the belief that “calcium is withdrawn from the mother’s teeth during pregnancy and therefore every baby will lose a tooth for the mother” is definitely not true. The deterioration of the balance in the body during pregnancy creates an environment suitable for the rapid decay of teeth. During this period, the reasons for the faster decay of teeth are as follows:

During the feeding period, an excessive desire for sweets and snacks appears, and tooth brushing is neglected after they are eaten.

After vomiting in the first months, the mother may not pay enough attention to oral care.

The mother, whose gums bleed more quickly due to the effect of pregnancy hormones (estrogen, progertron), avoids brushing her teeth. For these reasons, it is necessary to pay more attention to dental health during this period.

Baby’s teeth development begins in the womb. During this period, the mother should pay attention to a balanced diet for both her own health and the dental development of her baby.
Protein for dental health, vitamin A (meat, dairy, eggs, yellow vegetables and fruits), vitamin C (citrus, tomatoes, strawberries), vitamin D (meat, milk, eggs, fish) and calcium (milk and dairy products, green It is necessary to take enough foods rich in leafy vegetables). In addition, unconscious drug use should be avoided. The drugs used may adversely affect the baby’s dental health as well as the general body development. Being knowledgeable about the baby’s dental health is the first step for your child to have healthy teeth for life. Learn about baby’s dental care and nutrition.

We stated that unconscious drug use should be avoided during this period. However, it is wrong to believe that every antibiotic used causes staining on the baby’s teeth. The group of antibiotics that cause discoloration on the teeth are “tetracyclines”. Antibiotics other than this have not been proven to cause coloration.

Changing hormone levels and body balances during pregnancy cause the gums to be more sensitive. During pregnancy, the expectant mother should show a high level of attention to oral care. In case of excessive gingival distress, an absolute dentist should be consulted.

Basically, anyone can be implanted. However, not everyone may need an implant. No matter how positive one thinks about a treatment method, resorting to that treatment unnecessarily or incorrectly will have negative consequences. There is no such thing as the body’s rejection. It can be applied to anyone who undergoes chemotherapy, except for diseases that prevent the surgical procedure. It would be appropriate to make these distinctions with your physician.

There is no pain during the procedure. It is done under anesthesia. However, after the procedure, there may be pain depending on the number of implants applied during that procedure. Painkillers etc. may need to take.

Any dentist with a surgical background can apply implants. It is enough to get the education and have the practice. However, as mentioned, applying in a few minutes is not something to be proud of. On the contrary, it requires meticulous work.

Mouths with implants need to care at least as much as they do their own teeth. It is necessary to have regular check-ups and to consult my doctor without hesitation. Good oral hygiene can change the life of any treatment at an incredible rate. Considering the cost and trouble of dental treatments, the importance of oral hygiene emerges. Unfortunately, even people who have their treatment done with great devotion can be inadequate in terms of hygiene.

Implant treatments are the applications of the last 20 years and dentistry has advanced a lot in implants during this time. They are add-ons that can be carried in the mouth for many years if good hygiene, good planning and good application are made.

Depending on the implant used and the place where it is applied, the superstructure can be done immediately, or it may be necessary to wait for 4 or 5 months. With temporary prostheses, this period can be easily overcome.

Root canal treatment is a procedure performed under anesthesia. Therefore, it is generally not a painful procedure. However, every business has exceptions. Depending on the stage of the disease in the pulp, sometimes adequate numbness may not be achieved. In this case, if intervention is necessary to relieve pain, pain can be taken into account during the procedure. However, this depends on the patient’s preference.

A root canal treated tooth is a dead tooth. There is no food available, so there is a decrease in lifespan. It becomes more vulnerable to external factors and becomes brittle.

Microorganisms living in our mouth dissolve mineral structures due to the acidic nature of their wastes. Demineralization increases with the increase of microorganisms due to the fact that food residues remain on one surface of the tooth (in the same place). When demineralization increases, roughnesses or cavities (cavities) formed on the tooth surface due to dissolution cause microorganisms to nest more easily and this causes decay to progress even faster.

Although physician control or practices are an important way in the fight against caries, the ideal solution is the struggle of the individual with his own means. Because the physician is interested in a problem that has arisen and has already occurred. In fact, it’s too late. It’s a restoration done and what is lost is lost. But if the individual can create a good oral hygiene and a conscious nutrition culture, he or she will have given the best fight against caries. Less medical service will make us advantageous in terms of time, material and morale. If we look at it in terms of dental and oral health, our treatment costs will decrease, the time we spend will be shortened,

One of the dimensions of effective fight against dental caries is to consciously transform our eating habits. Compared to a century ago, the ratio of the foods we consume as industrial products or manufactured foods to natural foods has increased rapidly. It is very difficult. Apart from the fact that the foods contain directly harmful substances to human health, fast-dissolving sugars, foods with a strong destructive effect due to their acidity, foods that can be swallowed almost without the need for chewing due to lack of fiber, foods that fail the self-cleaning mechanisms of the mouth, deteriorate our oral health and protect us against caries. makes it more vulnerable.

As much as possible, it is necessary to choose more natural, less processed fiber foods, sugars that dissolve later, and foods that are not acidic. Red meat increases the acidity of our body, the acid has many harms outside of our teeth. For example, cancer cells develop better in an acidic environment. Fresh vegetables (undercooked), legumes, grain and fiber breads reduce the acidity of our body. Organic nutrition in general, avoiding processed and packaged foods, Avoiding chips, cola drinks, artificial or real sugars is necessary not only for our dental and gum health, but also for avoiding other diseases.

In the first stage of caries, the caries should be controlled by applying caries preventive agents under the control of the dentist. Fissure caries can be closed with fluid and simple fillings and followed up. If the caries progresses, filling is inevitable. Early diagnosis is always very useful. Likewise, the earlier the tooth decay is detected, the sooner it is detected. If it is done, it will be better. Teeth that are not filled on time will face serious problems. Therefore, our oral health is under threat.

Wisdom teeth, also known as wisdom teeth, are named like this because they erupt late. Wisdom teeth are not special teeth. They come out for the same reason as our other teeth.

evolution; Depending on the change in our eating habits, while our jaws are moving in the direction of decreasing in volume, our teeth are in the direction of decreasing in number instead of shrinking in volume. This trend has emerged with the invention of cooking.

Especially if one parent has a small jaw and a large tooth from the other parent, the potential for problems increases.

In some conditions, we consider it necessary to remove the wisdom teeth. Especially in cases where they cause pain, they should be removed when the pain recurs and the pain is seen together with other symptoms.

In cases where there is difficulty in eruption, it may change their position by applying pressure to the anterior teeth, or cause them to rot, may cause problems in the gums or the bone tissue (alveoli) that hold the teeth in place due to incompatibility. In such conditions, we recommend extraction even if the patient does not notice these problems. It is not correct to recommend shooting.

Extraction of wisdom teeth is difficult to fit into a definition. It can be variable depending on very irregular eruptions, location problems, infection, and root shapes. Although we can pull out a normal tooth, in some cases, surgical procedures may be required. Post-operative pain depending on the length and shape of the procedure. Although there is no pain during the procedure, these pains, which occur after the numbing phase after the procedure, are greatly reduced by various measures that can be taken, and can often be completely prevented.

Wisdom teeth, unlike other teeth, are teeth that may need to be extracted without decaying. Depending on the lack of space or dysfunction, they may cause unique problems. And these problems can cause much greater, irreversible problems than caries can cause. It is very important, they can be. It is the teeth that can change according to the situation, sometimes causing problems but sometimes saving lives. Your dentist will enlighten you better on this issue.