THE SMILE IS THE IDEAL COMPLEMENT TO BEAUTY THE FACE
Smiling is a healthy and complete exercise that releases hormones called “happiness” generating an increase in well-being and a decrease in stress.
When we smile when we show good teeth, without stains, cavities or damaged teeth, we attract glances, which improves our self-esteem and our personal relationships.
For this reason, it is important to take care of our smile, first with good prevention, then with adequate treatments and finally with proper maintenance of the actions.
At Clínica Curull we are committed to minimally invasive dentistry to treat cavities or change old or damaged fillings. We use adhesive techniques with state-of-the-art materials, which allow us to preserve the remaining dental tissue as much as possible and, return the lost function and aesthetics, mimicking the natural dentition.
Caries is a multifactorial disease characterized by the destruction of the hard tissues of the tooth as a consequence of the demineralization caused by the acids that bacterial plaque generates from the remains of food.
Dental caries is associated with poor oral hygiene, such as errors in brushing techniques and the absence of dental floss, a predisposing genetic etiology, the influence of saliva pH, and a diet rich in sugars.
It is the interaction between the host (the bacteria that colonizes), the substrate (the tooth), and the time factor that will favor the development of cavities
Dental Caries causes the destruction of dental tissues. After the destruction of the enamel, it attacks the dentine until it reaches the dental pulp (the nerve of the tooth) causing its inflammation, pulpitis, and subsequent necrosis (pulp death), which requires endodontics treatment.
Caries is the number one cause of tooth loss in young people.
If the tooth is not treated, the infection can reach the dental pulp and later inflame the area around the apex (end of the tooth root) producing apical periodontitis and can lead to an abscess, cellulitis or even a phlegmon, being able to suffer all or some stage of the corresponding pain.
When dental caries has spread to the pulp we will have to perform endodontics (the treatment of the root canals) and reconstruct the tooth, possibly with a crown, so that if we arrive in time to treat caries we will avoid possible endodontics or extraction in the case the tooth is not restorable.
Oral hygiene is necessary to prevent cavities and consists of a proper tooth brushing technique, at least twice a day, preferably after each meal and at the moment before going to bed, flossing once a day and performing fluoride rinses or other antiseptics if required.
In addition, a rigorous examination of the oral cavity and thorough cleaning of the mouth and regular visits to control is important.
We also recommend maintaining a healthy and balanced diet avoiding sticky foods, sugary drinks or constantly sucking on candy.
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