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Interesting & Fun Facts About Dentistry

Who said that dentistry is only scary and couldn’t be fascinating or funny?

We might sometimes forget how important it is to care for our oral health or be afraid of our dentist’s chair, but we deserve a moment of entertainment or learn something new.

Modern practices and our daily routines to preserve a healthy smile hide many interesting dental facts behind them. 

So, we opened our books and researched online to discover some exciting facts to share with you. Now, you can challenge yourself and see how many of them you actually knew.

1. It’s all the tooth worm’s fault!

Fact: “A Sumerian text at 5000 BC describes ‘tooth worms’ as the cause of dental decay.”

Let’s say that you were struggling with tooth decay (cavities) and lived around that period. The only explanation for your suffering would be the “tooth worm”. 

Across many different cultures and ages, people would blame the tooth worm for many dental issues. There were beliefs about its appearance; for example, it was supposed to look like an eel or a maggot. Also, there were interesting ways to treat it, like oaths, spells, and magical potions. 

Of course, the evolution of dentistry took away this belief by identifying that the actual cause of tooth decay is the bacteria inside your mouth.

2. I’ll have a haircut and a tooth extraction, please!

Fact: “Until the mid-eighteenth century, the main providers of dental services were barber-surgeons”.

Before dentists took care of our teeth, practitioners from different occupations were responsible for our oral health (like blacksmiths and barbers). 

For tooth extraction, you would have to find a barber-surgeon with all the appropriate tools to relieve your pain.

Interestingly, in 1210 when the Guild of Barbers was established in France, they were split. So, lay barbers or barber-surgeons would take care of routine tasks (like extracting teeth and bleeding), and surgeons would be responsible for more complex problems. 

3. Can you imagine cleaning your teeth with a different kind of toothpaste?

Fact: “The development of the toothpaste as we’re used to began in the 1800s.” 

Egyptians, Ancient Greeks, and Romans used different ingredients to create some formulas as toothpaste. Including materials like ashes, eggshells, pumice, bones, oyster shells, charcoal, and more.

Toothpaste remained relatively the same until the 1800s. Like the ancient formulas, the new ones were in powdered form but mainly included soap, chalk, and occasionally charcoal.  

Around the middle of the 19th century began the mass production of toothpaste in jars. Before that, dentists had to create a specific mixture for each patient. 

Around the 1950s, the soap was replaced with other ingredients like the ones found in today’s toothpaste (like fluoride and more).

Now, we can clean adequately and even treat some dental issues by simply brushing our teeth with the appropriate toothpaste. 

 4. Our teeth are indeed the strongest!

Fact:The tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body.” 

The enamel is the thin outer layer of our teeth. It covers and protects the dentin and the pulp, which are our teeth’s more fragile inner layers. 

Due to each its structure, it’s highly damage-resistant and actually harder than our bones. 

So when we highlight how important it is to take care of our teeth, we should never forget to think about protecting our strong enamel as well. 

 4. Please, use your tongue print! 

Fact: “Our tongue print is unique; no two tongue prints are similar”.

Maybe you knew that tracing bite marks could even help an instigation and be specified for one individual, but did you know that our tongue is unique too? 

As a matter of fact, tong prints can be used in biometric authentication, just like our fingerprints. They could also be a valuable tool in forensic dentistry.  

5. Are you sure that you clean your teeth as recommended? 

Fact: “25% of adults do not brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste”. 

According to the American Dental Association (ADA) recommendations, you should brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with a toothbrush that has soft bristles and a toothpaste with fluoride.

So, 1 in 4 adults does not follow proper oral hygiene practices. Neglecting your teeth care can lead to many dental issues and complications such as tooth decay, gum disease, and many more if left untreated. 

Our professionals here at the Swedish Dental clinic recommend scheduling your dental checkups at least twice a year. This way, you’ll get the proper care if needed in the early stages and learn how to care for your teeth properly. 

If you’re struggling with any dental issues or want your teeth checked, you can book your consultation in our clinic, and why not during our appointment to discuss more fun facts together! 

Most Common Dental Problems And Ways To Treat Them

If you have ever experienced uncomfortable symptoms from a dental complication, we’re confident that you already know how important it is to take care of your oral health. 

Even though modern dentistry constantly involves offering more precise and accurate results, many people still suffer from dental problems when some of them could have been prevented. 

According to The Worldwide Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Burden of Disease Study, “Oral diseases affect close to 3.5 billion people worldwide.”

At Swedish Dental Clinic, we always try to promote the importance of preserving your oral hygiene and finding early and quality treatment. These are essential steps to protect your healthy smile. 

So, let’s review the most common dental problems and the ways to treat them one by one. 

1. Tooth sensitivity

If a hot soup or an iced smoothie makes you feel uncomfortable and even brushing your teeth can cause some level of pain, then you should visit your dentist. 

Tooth sensitivity is a condition that probably any individual has or will experience at least once in life. According to studies, around 25-30% of adults report dentin hypersensitivity. 

Tooth hypersensitivity can happen when the enamel is wearing off. This way, dentin (which is protected by the enamel) is exposed and will allow cold or heat to reach the nerves of your tooth. And this is why you’ll experience discomfort and pain. 

Sensitivity could be a symptom of untreated dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease, broken teeth, or exposed roots. 

The type of treatment needed depends on the cause behind your tooth sensitivity. Once your dentist determines the problem involved, there is a solution.

The treatment options can vary, from a simple toothpaste suitable for your situation or the application of fluoride to root canal treatments, teeth restorations (crowns, fillings, etc.), or surgical gum grafts.

Don’t worry about treatment; your doctor will make sure to provide the best options for you.

However, you should remember that proper hygiene is essential in preventing. So try not to neglect your dental routine and ask your dental hygienist for tips and advice to help you ease or avoid sensitivity.

2. Tooth decay

Tooth decay (also known as cavities or dental caries) is usually an opening or a small hole in your tooth. This happens from the bacteria inside your mouth due to inadequate oral hygiene and unhealthy eating habits, like consuming a lot of sugar. 

The Worldwide Health Organization (WHO) highlights that dental caries of permanent teeth are the most common dental condition worldwide. 

Additionally, it’s also interesting that “more than 1 in 4 adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay“, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It’s crucial not to leave tooth decay untreated because it can lead to pain, infections, or even tooth loss. 

So if you’re experiencing sensitivity and pain or see some spots (white, brown or black) or even holes in your tooth’s surface, you should visit your dentist.

The treatment options depend on how complicated your situation is. For example, some fluoride treatments are usually prescribed for the early stages of decay. 

However, if there is an open cavity, you’ll need a dental filling and a root canal treatment if the decay reaches the pulp. Don’t forget that a tooth extraction might be the only choice for the most severe damages.

3. Gum disease 

Gum disease (also called periodontitis) is an infection that damages the tissue that supports your teeth. The cause behind it is the formatted plaque (created by bacteria), usually from poor hygiene and dental habits. 

CDC indicates that “46% of all adults aged 30 years or older show signs of gum disease and that severe gum disease affects about 9% of adults.

The signs that show that you might have periodontitis include:

  • red, swollen, and tender gums,
  • bad breath or bad taste, 
  • bleeding while brushing your teeth,
  • sensitivity or bleeding while consuming hard foods,
  • loose teeth or even tooth loss. 

Even though gum disease is a severe infection and common – affects nearly half of US adults, it’s also largely preventable. 

To prevent this condition, you should schedule and never forget your routine dental appointments. 

However, if you’re already suffering from more severe periodontitis and its symptoms, the sooner you see your dentist, the better it will be. 

Usually, your doctor will perform a deep cleaning under the gums and prescribe medication to treat the infection (like antibiotics and painkillers).

In more severe cases, you might have a tooth removed or undergo gum surgery. 

If you’re experiencing pain from tender gums and your teeth become loose, don’t wait long and find an emergency dental care provider

4. Chipped, cracked or broken teeth

Unfortunately, this can happen to anyone and maybe at a really terrible time, like while you’re at a nice gathering. 

Usually, we see such breaks after an accident or an injury, while bitting something hard, or when people tend to grind their teeth (also called bruxism).

Depending on the damage, the treatment options differentiate, and there is a chance that you feel pain if it’s the damage is extensive. 

In any case, the first thing you should do is to find help from a dentist, even if you think that it’s just a minor crack.

The NHS suggests that if a segment of your tooth breaks, you should keep it in a container with milk or your saliva and take it to your dentist. There is a chance that the piece could be glued back on. 

So, your doctor will evaluate your situation and recommend the best treatment. Restorative options to fix your tooth are fillings, veneers, crowns, or a root canal treatment if needed.

5. Root infection

Are you wondering how you can get the root of your teeth infected? 

Well, this happens when a hole in the tooth is progressing, and we’ve reached a point where the bacteria affect the dental pulp, which is the soft tissue at the centre of the tooth.

When left untreated, it could damage your tissues and nerves and lead to an abscess. You’ll feel mostly persistent pain, especially while chewing and biting and sensitivity to hot and cold. 

To treat this, you should contact a dental professional (an endodontist) to evaluate the damage and perform a root canal treatment. A procedure conducted with local anaesthesia, where your doctor will make sure to clean the infected area, fill the tooth and seal it with a crown. 

According to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), “more than 15 million root canal procedures are performed every year and basically around 41,000 root canals each day“.

So, no need to feel scared or anxious; even though it involves a few appointments, it’s a routine procedure that will save your tooth from extraction.

Preserving proper oral hygiene and caring for your teeth daily is a commitment you should take for yourself. 

The dental professionals in our clinic recommend scheduling your check-ups twice a year to prevent severe complications. In addition, always try keeping your teeth clean by brushing twice daily and never forgetting to floss!

Contact your dentist immediately if you’re experiencing any uncomfortable symptoms. You can book your appointment here at Swedish Dental, and one of our doctors will make sure to provide the treatment you deserve.

Aesthetic Dentistry During Pregnancy

Being pregnant, especially for the first time, is challenging. Most women are confused or overwhelmed by others suggesting they should do this or shouldn’t do that.

And that brings you somewhere in the middle, trying to understand the changes in your body while being filled with concerts. For example, what is safe for you and your baby and what is forbidden?

Cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry are unofficial, yet commonly used terms to describe all those dental procedures that will help you improve your smile and oral health. 

This includes improving appearances, like discolourations, misshapen or misaligned teeth, or restoring any missing or deficient teeth (decayed, damaged, cracked, or chipped), gums and tissues.

Pregnancy is always a factor that dentists should evaluate before proceeding with any treatment plan. Based on our years of experience and expertise, we will analyse some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures and their safety during pregnancy. 

But before we start with the treatment options, let’s review some potential dental risks associated with pregnancy.

Dental risks during pregnant

Gum Issues

According to the American Pregnancy Association, “The rise in hormone levels during pregnancy causes the gums to swell, bleed, and trap food, causing increased irritation to your gums.”

“Nearly 60 to 75% of pregnant women have gingivitis, which occurs when the gums become red and swollen from inflammation,” the CDC highlights.

Some pregnant patients have also observed some growths on their gums. These are usually called “pregnancy tumours“, but don’t get confused here; they are not related to cancer. 

They are usually formed because of plague or gum issues. But, if they are created because of pregnancy hormones, they usually will go away without treatment.

All the above implicate a high risk of gum-related complications that healthcare professionals and pregnant women never should neglect or overpass.

Teeth Complications

The high levels of progesterone and estrogen during pregnancy and the possibility of gingivitis could temporarily loosen the tissues around your teeth. 

This way, your teeth could become painful but also feel loosened. There is a minor possibility for a worst-case scenario here; a tooth extraction. So be sure to get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible.

The possibility of tooth decay also increases during pregnancy, and there are some reasons like eating habits or extensive vomiting during the first months that reinforce the existence of decay. 

According to CDC, 1 in 4 women has untreated cavities (tooth decay) during pregnancy. This number shows how much missing information is when considering dental health during pregnancy. 

Aesthetic dental work during pregnancy

A pregnant woman shouldn’t be left untreated in an emergency dental situation or when their oral health is in danger. Therefore, addressing the above complications and restoring oral health is a top priority.  

So, is it safe, and can you actually have dental work during pregnancy?

If we want to go to the bottom of this, the actual question that anyone should be asking is if the treatment option is necessary and mandatory or elective.

It’s advisable to avoid any invasive procedure that can be delayed and performed either later in pregnancy (after the second trimester) or even better post-delivery. 

  • For procedures like dental implants or veneers that require a lot of visits, X-rays, anaesthesia, or staying for a long time in your dentist’s chair, it’s best to re-schedule.

    Of course, if the situation requires immediate treatment, there is always a way to safely perform, let’s say, dental implants at any time during your pregnancy.
  • Cosmetic procedures that will only improve the appearance of your smile, like teeth whiting and bleaching, it’s best if you avoid them. 

    There aren’t enough data indicating that they could cause issues. But we should never forget the dental complications any pregnant woman could experience and try to avoid anything that could induce those issues.
  • Preventative restorations, like fillings or dental crowns, could be performed during pregnancy. Taking care of these will protect your overall oral health and reduce the risk of future infections. 
  • It’s worth mentioning that root canal treatments or teeth extractions can also be performed if mandatory since they could be necessary steps for other aesthetic procedures. 

Quick Overview

Pregnancy is a period in a woman’s life that could cause some complications with their oral health. A dental professional should evaluate the situation and offer safe treatment options when and if needed.

There are available scientifically-approved guidelines and lists of safe medications that we can follow and provide proper dental care to pregnant patients.

The general rule to follow here is that any procedure is best if it could be scheduled for later (after delivery or even lactation) unless it requires immediate care to prevent even more significant and severe complications.

However, every patient is different, so our advice is to contact a dental professional and get a proper consultation plan for your pregnancy. 

Don’t forget to take care and preserve your oral hygiene because preventative care is the best treatment option always!

Dental Tourism: What to Check Before Travelling Abroad

Are you feeling tempted to plan your next vacation? It might be a great time to consider all your options; destination, hotels, sightseeing and why not a dental surgery?

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), dental services are one of the well-known categories for medical tourism, and many countries provide health care for medical travellers.

More and more people take advantage of their days off work and combine a great vacation with a dental treatment plan to another country. This is not just someone’s crazy idea or a social media trend, but there are plenty of destinations, offers, and packages to pick from.

But before you dive into the actual planning, there are a few things that you should consider first, then research them in-depth and eventually decide. So let’s review them together. 

#1 What dental procedure are you planning to schedule

One of the most important things you should consider is your needs. You might think this is unorthodox, and of course, you won’t plan anything without knowing what you’re looking for, but having all the information is the key to a successful plan.

For example, are you looking for an aesthetic procedure like veneers or crowns, or a more invasive and restorative procedure like root canal treatment or even braces? 

Our advice is to learn everything about the procedure, its aftercare and whether there should be any recurring visits. You might find many tempting offers for 1-day services or unreasonably inexpensive practices online, but you should know better. 

Here is our tip: Schedule a consultation with your dentist first. Discuss and learn what you need to do for your oral health, and then decide if the cost will leave your pockets empty or not. Because let’s face it, this is probably one of the main reasons you’re thinking about travelling abroad for medical assistance. 

#2 Research all available options in-depth

Now that you know what you need, it’s time to research. There are some specific questions you should ask yourself and online. We listed them below, and you can also use them as the base for your dental tourism checklist.

  • Is there a “famous” country for dental tourism and your specific procedure?
  • Which treatment options are available, and who can perform them?
  • Can you find testimonials or stories from patients who have already gone through this dental method there?
  • Are any restrictions or forbidden practices related to your dental problem in this country?
  • Are there any standards, and if there are, do they meet your perspective of the ideal result?
  • Finally, can you find any estimates for the upcoming costs? 

All these questions can guide you to find all the necessary information and help you create a questionnaire for your next move – finding the right health care provider. So, grab a cup of coffee, start googling and take notes.

#3 Contact the dental professional and get all the information

Even though this step is related to the previous one, we separated it because we wanted to analyse a few things that might not come through your mind. 

If you have found your candidates, it’s time to decide who is the best fit for you. We will give you three pieces of advice. 

Ask your questions without skipping anything. Try to fully understand the details of your procedure, like the materials that will be used and the recovery. 

Triple check if there is going to be an issue with the communication. If you don’t speak the native language, don’t take for granted that your dental professional can fully understand what you need. 

If you’re looking for an aesthetic procedure, like, for example, teeth whitening, veneers or crowns, make sure that you share the same standards. For example, you might want a beautiful and natural smile and end up with a bright and shinny-white one. 

#4 Understand the potential risks

No matter how well organised you and your trip might be, there is always the possibility of complications and other travelling risks. 

We collected a few thoughts and recommendations to help you evaluate everything in advance.

Since your trip involves medical care, especially in a foreign country, the risk of health complications might be a bit higher than normal. So, please make sure that you wisely choose your destination and provider.

Consider your aftercare needs and whether it would be safe to travel after your treatment. You might need a few additional days of rest and observation during your recovery.  

For those air travelling and planning dental surgery, keep the following in mind. Generally, it would be safe to travel if it’s a minor surgery. However, if it is more complicated, it should be best to plan for one or two days of rest. Travelling too soon could affect your recovery.

Discuss with your dentist in your home country and make sure that any required follow-up appointments can be arranged and provided. Compilations or infections should always be considered, so keep that in mind before and after your trip. 

Don’t forget to pack with you all the necessary documents and your medical files and after your trip, ensure that you’ll get a record of your treatment. So, in case of any complications, your doctors can have access and decide the best for you. 

#5 Is dental tourism actually a wise choice?

After everything being said so far, you might still wonder if you should start planning your trip, and of course, we can understand why.

But since we have already been offering our services as a clinic to many dental tourists, we can reassure you that it is definitely worth it.

At the Swedish Dental clinic, we have treated many patients looking for more in advance and budget-friendly treatments. So we only know one thing; If you find a certified and qualified dental professional with authorised facilities, you shouldn’t worry.

Choose a country that can offer you not only less expensive treatment care but also safety and innovation. Never forget that the cheapest choice won’t necessarily mean quality service. So do your research, follow our recommendations, and we are confident that you can find the best option for you. 

If you’ve never been to Sweden, then you should definitely plan a trip to explore our beautiful country. And if you’re searching for dental services, contact us to learn more about our services and any other information you need.

7 Teeth Whitening Myths Demystified By Dentists

Who wouldn’t wish to have a healthy and beautifully white smile? For most of us, this is the dream. However, there are so many misconceptions around the teeth whitening process and techniques which lead us to this article’s creation.

The dental professionals in our clinic analysed the most common teeth whitening myths and offered all essential information that no one should overpass. So let’s review them one by one!

1. Professional whitening is the same as home kits and over-the-counter products

To break down this myth, first, we need to understand the available treatment alternatives

Professional teeth whitening (also called dental bleaching) will occur in a dental office. Only a professional can use the right techniques depending on the patient’s needs and proceed with your treatment.

There are also available at-home whitening kits with customised gel trays. A dental professional offers these kits with instructions and an observation plan to monitor the process. 

There are also different over-the-counter (OTC) products available like whitening toothpastes, strips, gels, or gums that you can use at home by yourself.

Lastly, we can’t ignore all those remedies and DIY methods that anyone can find online.

As you might have already thought, anything provided by a certified professional can be safely used and be effective. The OCT products are safe-to-use but will definitely need more time to show their results and might not be what you expected. As for the home remedies, no scientific data indicate their efficiency or safety.

2. Teeth whitening can last a lifetime

Unfortunately, no matter how great it would be to have a permanent result, this is impractical for many reasons.

The lasting period can vary from person to person, the type of the chosen whitening procedure, someone’s lifestyle, eating habits, aftercare, and many more. 

Typically, professional whitening kits and in-office treatments tend to have longer results, but they can’t be preserved for more than a couple of years. Other methods like the typical over-the-counter products can retain a good result for a few weeks. 

3. All teeth are eligible candidates for whitening

This is one of the most common misconceptions that lead to many unwanted results. So let’s clarify a few things.

First, teeth whitening techniques can be applied to your natural teeth and not on other teeth restorations like your veneers or crowns. 

Second, it’s essential to ensure that there aren’t any dental issues involved. If you have tooth decay or an open cavity, the use of whitening products can lead to more severe damage. 

Third, your natural teeth’ colour can also determine the outcome or even whether you should actually invest in whitening treatments. For example, people with yellow-colour (yellowish hue) teeth tend to have better results. 

We highly recommend getting a dentist’s consultation before following any whitening treatment. This way, you won’t waste your money without getting the results you want, but also you’ll boost your overall dental health. 

4. Whitening will make your teeth look unnatural

Although we probably all have stared at someone’s unusually bright smile walking by us or on tv or a movie, this doesn’t mean that you’ll get the same result. 

If you opt for a professional treatment, this shouldn’t worry you. Your dentist will make sure to find the best shade based on your natural colour.

But even if you choose a home kit or other whitening products and strictly follow their instructions, you can always stop using them when you achieve a good result.

Our advice is not to get tempted to go for the brightest choice. Two to three shades brighter than your natural teeth colour can make a significant difference. 

5. Teeth whitening products don’t involve any risks

All whitening techniques are less-invasive aesthetic procedures, which is why many people consider them safe without any risks. 

However, all of them use different amounts of peroxide-based ingredients and other chemicals that can intensify the damage in any pre-existing dental issue (like gum disease or tooth decay). This could lead to experiencing uncomfortable symptoms, and you’ll probably need some additional dental treatments. 

Keep in mind that there is always a risk, even with zero issues involved. For example, during a home whitening process, if anything goes wrong or something is misused, you might experience temporary pain or sensitivity, and, in rarer cases, you could cause a burn at your gums. 

Of course, all of these won’t be considered risks if you get professional advice and follow a recommended for your needs treatment.

6. Home remedies or DIY methods will safely whiten your teeth 

We are confident that most of you have read or watched videos online with ultimate whitening tips and hacks with natural ingredients to test on your home. 

Some famous examples are eating and rubbing fruits that contain acid, mixing lemons with baking soda, using vinegar, oil pulling (mainly coconut oil), and much more.

To be absolutely fair, we can’t say with certainty that this is a myth. Several studies have been made, but there aren’t sufficient results that scientifically prove their efficiency or safety. 

When trying to fix something, there is always the risk of creating more harm than good. So, please avoid any of these methods, at least without first consulting your dentist.

7. Activated charcoal will whiten your teeth

These past few years, many dental products that use activated charcoal have been accessible and promise excellent whiting results (like toothpastes, powders, gels, etc.) and other benefits. 

Again here, the truth is that there are no data that proves charcoal’s whitening benefits, but there are some concerns about its safeness. 

It would be best to avoid such products and especially not use them for a long-lasting period.

Conclusion

We manage to address some of the most wrongly-believed concepts around teeth whitening and its methods. If you’ve read so far, you definitely understand the importance of a professional consultation; it’s the only way of having a safe and desirable outcome.

At the Swedish dental clinic, we always help our patients gain and preserve their oral hygiene and offer our services to make them smile again. If you’re interested in investing in a brighter and perfect-looking smile, don’t hesitate to contact us for a personalized consultation.

Common Dental Bridge Problems & Why You Should Get Them Fixed

Unfortunately, there comes a point in life when someone will have to deal with a missing or completely damaged tooth, which needs extraction. We know that it’s not a pleasant situation for anyone, but thanks to dentistry, we can restore our beautiful smiles and health.

A typical therapeutic solution to restore such issues is to use a dental bridge. Your doctor will place a “false” tooth (also called pontic) and use one or two of the gap’s surrounding natural teeth to hold and bond the pontic. 

There are several types of dental bridges created from different materials. The type will determine the time and the steps for the procedure each time. If you have already invested in a dental bridge or your dentist advised you to get one, you should be aware of the following information. 

Generally speaking, a dental bridge is a long-term solution for missing teeth. If it’s taken care of well, it can even last more than 15 years. 

During our years of practice, we observed a few common problems which can lead to a bridge failure, and we can separate them into two primary causes.

The first is associated with the procedure itself (creation and placement), and the other is the routine care you’ll follow (hygiene). So, let’s analyse everything to help you understand why you should not ignore these problems and how to prevent them.

Problems due to a lousy fitting

The bridge should fit perfectly so it won’t feel unnatural and dental issues won’t appear. If the bridge allows minor gaps between the tooth and the gum and bone that surround the teeth, food can get caught under it. Trapped food will allow bacteria to grow, and that is when the problems start — infection, gum disease, and even more severe complications. 

When these are left untreated, there is a significant possibility that the bridge will start coming loose and might even fall off. You should also not ignore the fact that your natural teeth might be affected too and get damaged. 

If you’re wondering how to recognise an ill-fitted bridge, these are some of the first signs you will notice. 

  • A sensitivity under the dental bridge or even pain, especially while consuming food. 
  • Your bite won’t feel the same, and you might observe redness and irritation to your gums. 
  • The bridge might look unnatural, due to the placement that won’t be inlined with your teeth and gums, or because of its colour that won’t match your natural teeth. 

Problems from poor hygiene

Caring for your bridge is the most crucial task and you should make it a habit. If you’re thinking about how do you clean a dental bridge properly, the answer is pretty straightforward. 

You should brush your teeth twice a day, floss at least once and use the appropriate products suitable for use when having a bridge. Also, don’t forget to ask your dentist which brush would reach all the “difficult” places, which mouth wash is more suitable, and any other recommendations they might have for routine cleaning with a dental bridge. 

The same dental issues can happen here too. So if poor hygiene is involved, food particles will get trapped, and bacteria will start causing plaque formation. Neglecting can lead to tartar, which is more challenging to treat, and periodontal disease will be present.

There is always the possibility that you might observe some damage to your bridge. Unfortunately, this is something that can happen, and in most cases, the cause will be the consumption of something hard or sticky.  

You should avoid such eating habits and try to eliminate sugar and foods and drinks that can cause stains (coffee, wine, dark juices, berries, beetroot, tomato-based sauces, etc.) from your diet.

Conclusion

If you recognise some of the symptoms mentioned in this article, you should immediately contact your dentist to take a look and give you the right care and advice. 

You should never forget to follow proper care for your dental bridge. Even though the tooth is not “alive”, hygiene will play a significant role in its lasting period and your overall oral health. 

Remember to find a doctor you trust, and if you’re struggling, you can always contact our clinic and schedule an appointment to evaluate your situation. 


What Symptoms To Expect After A Wisdom Teeth Removal?

According to the American Dental Association, wisdom teeth will start showing up between someone’s 17 and 21 years of age. When we talk about wisdom teeth, which prevail because these teeth tend to erupt later in life, we refer to the back (third) molars. 

In dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, also called extraction, is one of the most frequently performed procedures. The surgery is very common because these teeth usually don’t have enough space to grow and are responsible for many dental issues, such as tooth shifting, decay, damage, infections, etc.

Another problem that requires an extraction is when a molar is impacted, which means it’s trapped and can’t erupt normally. 

However, even if everything looks normal and there aren’t any issues involved, it is advisable to perform a prophylactic surgery due to future dental complications. 

From our experience, we know that everyone cares and worries about the surgery and mainly about recovery. Therefore, having an experienced dental professional is essential before anything else.

To relieve some of your stress, we will share some of the most common symptoms after a wisdom tooth removal and a piece of advice to help you overcome them. 

Common Symptoms

During recovery, you might experience a general oral dysfunction accompanied by pain, swelling or bruising, and bleeding. You also might lose the sensation of your tongue and lips, have numb gums and teeth, or have a limited ability to move/open your jaw.

The time to heal varies in each patient, but according to the NHS, it can take up to 2 weeks to bounce back from your surgery, and these symptoms to wear off. 

Let’s discuss what you can do during your recovery to make it as easy and tolerable as possible. 

Swelling or Bruising

If you’re experiencing swelling or even face bruising after your wisdom teeth removal, keep in mind that these symptoms are typical, especially if the surgery was more complicated.

Try to apply ice compresses on your cheek to help ease the swelling. After the first two days, you can use heat compresses to help with bruising. 

Remember to rest well and avoid consuming hard food because the symptoms might worsen.

Bleeding

Bleeding is something else that might worry you after your wisdom teeth extraction, but this is something you should expect to have for the first days. 

Your dentist will put a gause in the area after the surgery, which you will have to change with a clean one when you go back home. You might have to change it more times, so be careful and feel free to continue this practice until the bleeding stops. 

This is a crucial step to follow because we need a blood clot to be formulated and maintained for the proper healing process. Avoid any hot drinks or food, and don’t use a straw because it will create suction and break the clot. 

Minor bleeding might continue the following days, but this is normal. However, you should contact your dentist if the bleeding continues or worries you. 

Pain

Every person experiences pain differently, but probably there isn’t a way to skip it in our case here. So after your surgery, get some painkillers, the ones that your dentist will likely prescribe for you. You can take the first one before anaesthesia passes as a recommended practice from our clinic. 

Pain should be manageable while taking your medication, so you won’t have to worry much about it. However, if the pain is consistent and unbearable, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor for help.

General tips

1. Try to change your eating habits and consume only soft food (soups, creams), avoid hot drinks, and start drinking cold water or any other cold liquid to help you with discomfort. 

2. After the first 3 days of your wisdom tooth removal, you can start eating more solid food (always depends on your situation) but try to chew more from the other side. 

3. It might not be the easiest thing to figure out how to sleep after your wisdom teeth removal. However, you can use a high pillow and try to sleep from the other side to feel more comfortable.

4. After your wisdom tooth extraction, please avoid swishing or brushing your teeth. You can rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution after the first day passes and carefully start brushing your teeth too. 

5. Many people are wondering if they can smoke after their surgery. Let’s skip the part that smoking is a bad habit and someone should quit, but our advice is to avoid it for at least three days. 

6. There isn’t a day during recovery that is considered the worst, but the first day is when you should be more careful and may feel more uncomfortable.

Follow your doctor’s instructions, rest as much as you can and don’t forget to take your medication. Don’t miss the follow-up visit to check that everything is going well and get more information for proper and quicker recovery.

These were some valuable aftercare tips that you can follow to care for yourself after removing your wisdom tooth. We understand that surgery can be very stressful, but it’s a typical procedure that will only benefit your overall dental hygiene in the future. 

If you consider planning a wisdom teeth removal or experiencing any unpleasant symptoms, please get in touch with the Swedish Dental clinic to get a free evaluation and personalised advice to help you ease your symptoms and restore your daily life. 


16 Questions About Root Canal Treatment; Answered!

Did your dentist advise you to take a Root Canal Treatment (RCT)? Don’t be nervous; we’ll answer the most common questions about this procedure so you can be prepared!

1. What does a root canal treatment look like?

Root canal treatment, also called endodontic treatment, refers to a dental procedure used to heal an infection of the pulp (the soft tissue at the centre of the tooth). The pulp contains vessels and nerves that initially help teeth grow until they are fully developed.

In an RCT, a small hole on the tooth’s surface is opened, the damaged pulp is removed, then the tooth is cleaned, sanitised, and dried with the appropriate dental tools.

After that, we use a specific material called “gutta-percha” to fill the area. Then, in most cases, the tooth gets sealed with a dental crown and protected from future infections.

2. How many root canals can a tooth have?

Anyone could imagine that a tooth can have as many root canals as the number of its roots. Therefore we can detect up to four canals in total on a tooth, but this is not always the case. Many patients had tooth roots with additional canals, which is actually because the internal system of the tooth is highly complex.

So the number of root canals depends entirely on the anatomy of your tooth. Any dentist should know the types of teeth that are more likely to have additional canals and even treat every tooth as if multiple canals are present.

3. How do you know if you need a root canal treatment?

The most common symptoms that will bring you to the dentist’s chair are continual or severe pain, swollen or tender gums, inability to consume too hot or too cold foods and drinks and a chipped or cracked tooth. Most of these symptoms indicate an infection to the pump, which is basically what we treat with the RCT.

4. Can a root canal infection go away?

An infection like that is impossible to go away on its own, and it’s really important that you won’t ignore any symptoms or leave it untreated. If you have any concerns or need extra information about the procedure, you can always book an appointment in our clinic, and we’ll help ease your symptoms and restore your health.

5. Is a root filling the same as a root canal treatment?

A root filling is commonly used to treat a tooth with little damage or minor decay. However, as we have discussed so far, your dentist will remove the inflamed or infected pulp with RCT, which means the problem is more severe and needs more invasive treatment. Unless you schedule a dental examination, you can’t be sure what is the best option.

6. Do you get put to sleep for a root canal treatment?

Here the answer is pretty straightforward and short. During the treatment, you’ll get only local anaesthesia to relieve the pain and discomfort, so no; you won’t be put to sleep during the procedure.

7. Is root canal safe during pregnancy?

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists mention that “conditions that require immediate treatment, such as extractions, root canals, and restoration of untreated caries, may be managed at any time during pregnancy”.

So, yes, it’s safe to have a root canal treatment during pregnancy, but extra counselling with an OBGYN would be ideal. Local anaesthetics and antibiotics can be safely used on a pregnant patient. However, don’t forget that the treatment shouldn’t be delayed because it could lead to more severe problems.

8. How long does a root canal treatment take?

According to the NHS, “the more roots a tooth has, the longer the treatment will take to complete”.

The time depends on the severity of the tooth’s condition and anatomy, but we can safely say that the whole procedure will last between 30 to 90 minutes due to the steps required for each patient and the infected tooth.

Also, remember that a root canal treatment usually requires two or three visits to the dentist or endodontist. The extra visit usually happens when a permanent filling or crown will cover the tooth, while the others are focused on pain relief and the procedure itself.

9. Does root canal treatment hurt?

Ιn short, RCT won’t hurt as much as you might think! But, like any other dental procedure, you might experience mild discomfort for a couple of days after the treatment.

Also, since local anaesthesia is used during the procedure, you won’t feel any pain. And remember that we use this treatment to relieve you from the pain you are already experiencing.

10. How long does a root canal take to heal?

Again here, the answer is not the same for everyone. Usually, it takes a few days, and with the help of medication, you won’t experience severe pain, and you’ll feel better really quickly.

In some cases, repeated appointments might be necessary, and the healing process will be expanded. In our clinic, we always inform our patients about what to expect and what they should do to make this period as smooth as possible.

11. How many times can a root canal be re-treated?

In rare cases, RCT could fail, but retreatment can be performed for most patients. There is not a specific number of times that someone can get RCT for a tooth, but generally, for most people, root canal treatments and retreatments are a better alternative than extraction.

12. Can you eat after a root canal treatment?

Modern procedures not only ensure better outcomes and results, but they give you the freedom to avoid taking many severe precautions. A general recommendation is to wait a few hours until you are no longer under the local anaesthetic influence, just to ensure that you won’t cause any injury.

Also, remember to avoid any hard food or too hot drinks and try to chew from the other side during the first couple of days.

13. Can you drive after a root canal treatment?

Since the procedure requires only a local anaesthetic injection, you can safely drive home or even return to work or school. Only if your dentist gives you other medications, you might not be able to drive by yourself. But again, this is something that your doctor will advise you in advance.

14. What are the signs of infection after a root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment has success rates up to 86–98%. However, even the most skilled endodontists might not be able to succeed each and every time. So you should be monitoring your condition, and if you recognise any of the following symptoms, you should call or visit your doctor.

When we refer to a failed treatment, this usually means that the tooth didn’t clean up thoroughly, so an additional root canal infection will be present. As a result, you might experience these early symptoms again, like pain around the treated tooth, swelling or a blister inside your mouth.

Please contact your dentist as soon as something doesn’t feel right, so early and less invasive treatment can start.

15. How to mentally prepare for a root canal treatment?

It’s normal to feel anxiety before any procedure, but that’s why dental professionals are for. To help you restore your health and ensure that you’re getting the treatment you deserve.

Try to think that you won’t feel any unpleasant symptoms after the RCT, and you’ll get back to your daily routines without worrying, feeling uncomfortable or being in pain.

Our tip for you is to get informed about the root canal treatment. So it’s a great start that you’re reading our article! Then, try to answer all your questions and choose a dentist you can trust to help you eliminate your stress.

16. Root canal treatment or extraction?

We could write an entire section of pros and cons for each procedure, but this is not the point. A short answer to this question is that your dental professional knows best. Everything depends on the tooth’s condition and what would be the best option for you.

With RCT, you save your tooth and preserve your natural look. Also, the entire procedure is less expensive, invasive, with less pain and a quicker healing process. 

On the other hand, you’ll get rid of any bacteria, infections, or follow-up appointments with tooth extraction.

However, keeping your natural teeth is always the preferred approach, but extraction should be the solution if keeping your tooth will cause more problems or jeopardise your dental health.

Let’s recap!

Many people consider root canal treatment as an invasive and scary procedure. We are constantly getting questions regarding the pain, the steps, the healing process and aftercare from our patients.

That’s why we created this article and answered the most common questions we are getting at Swedish Dental Clinic to help you learn more about root canal treatment and not feel uncertain and anxious anymore!

Veneers Vs. Crowns: Which Option is Best for You?

When considering a dental procedure, the most challenging part is understanding why you need it and, of course, which will be the best option for you. Dental crowns and veneers are some of the most common types of restorations we perform in our clinic.

Both are part of cosmetic dentistry, but many people believe they are, let’s say, different treatments for the same thing. Below, you’ll find all the essential information to understand the differences and similarities they share thoroughly.

What is a veneer, and what is a crown?

Dental Veneers are thin shells placed at the front side of your teeth. They are used to repair discolouration or stains, chips, gaps, cracks, and deformations of teeth.

They consist of two main types, based on their material: porcelain and composite resin veneers.

Dental Crowns, on the other hand, are placed over the tooth and are considered “caps” covering the entire tooth. They are used to protect decayed, damaged, or cracked teeth. Also, they are used to cover dental implants, a tooth that had a root canal treatment or to hold a dental bridge.

Again, different crowns are available depending on their material: metal, porcelain with metal, all resin, all-ceramic or all-porcelain, and pressed ceramic.

What do veneers and crowns have in common?

As mentioned above, many people consider these techniques similar, and to be honest; they have quite a few things in common.

  1. Both are custom-made for each patient, and you can choose the more suitable type for your situation. Also, they both have a natural finish, and probably no one could see the difference.

  1. The procedure for veneers and crowns is pretty similar (they differentiate mainly in one step), and the necessary dentist appointments usually are three:
    • The first is about examination, diagnosis, and consultation for treatment options.
    • The second appointment is all about cleaning and preparing your teeth. Your dentist will also take your teeth impressions and the right shade to prepare your veneers/crows and place the temporary ones.
    • The last appointment will be when everything is ready for bonding, and finally, you’ll get your confidence and smile back.

  1. The aftercare also doesn’t require many specific steps. However, hygiene is the most crucial factor to extend their lasting period. Professional cleaning and regular visits to your dentist along with homecare will protect both restorations and your teeth.

  1. The preparation time for your permanent veneers or crows takes approximately 2-4 weeks, depending on the laboratory or less if your dentist can make them in the office.

What are the differences between veneers and crowns?

Although both veneers and crowns share plenty, in the end, they are different treatments used by dental professionals for specific problems. So let’s break down their differences.

  1. The first and primary difference has to do with placement and visibility. Veneers will cover only the front side of your teeth, and behind that, your natural teeth will be visible. As we mentioned above, crowns will cover your tooth, hiding it entirely underneath. 

    So, if your tooth is damaged in the edges and extensive, a crown would be your only choice since veneers only cover the front.

  1. Another situation that must be highlighted here is that since crowns cover the entire tooth, they can protect it from decay. In contrast, veneers leave uncovered a large surface, making the tooth more vulnerable.

  1. Regarding usage, veneers usually repair more aesthetic issues and are rarely preferred for protection. However, crowns will be a better option for more severe damages, protecting a weak tooth, and preventing future dental issues.

  1. One step during their procedure is different; the tooth preparation technique. Veneers demand a small removal of the enamel (the thin outer layer covering the tooth). This is basically a size reduction so the veneers can fit perfectly.

    If you’re placing a crown on your tooth, your dentist should examine if a root canal treatment is required and perform it first. Then the tooth must be trimmed, and how much we trim depends on the damage and the type of crown. For example, metal crowns are thinner than porcelain, requiring less removal.

    Generally speaking, though, more tooth removal is required to place a dental crown.

  1. The cost can vary depending on your area and insurance coverage. We can’t compare their prices because many factors should be considered for the final payment but, we can jump to one conclusion.

    If veneers are used to restore your smile (why most people choose them), more than one will be needed to cover all the teeth. Anyone can imagine that this can cost a lot of money, compared to crowns that are almost always used to just restore one tooth.

So, which is the best for you; veneers or crowns?

Well, from what we’ve analysed so far, one thing is sure. If you’re trying to improve your smile or the appearance of your teeth, and there are no severe damages involved, then veneers could probably be your choice, especially if you’re trying to improve more teeth at once.

If your tooth is damaged or has an extensive crack or a structural problem is present, only a crown can help restore it and protect you from future infections and other dental issues.

But again, each case is different, and only your dentist can advise you appropriately.

We have treated many patients and performed these procedures a lot of times. But, of course, each patient is different, and any dental professional will always choose the best fit for your needs.

If you’re still uncertain or have questions about which restoration technique is more suitable for you, you can schedule a consultation here at Swedish Dental Clinic. Our professionals will make sure to find the best option for you and give you back a healthy dental life!

What are dental veneers? Everything you need to know.

Who doesn’t want to have a beautiful smile?

If you are struggling with a cosmetic dental issue, then veneers could be an option for you. Let’s break down everything you need to know about them.

What are dental veneers?

According to the American Dental Association, veneers are thin shells placed at the front side of your teeth. Their purpose is mainly cosmetic and are used to repair permanent discoloration or stains, chips, gaps, cracks, and deformations of teeth (such as misaligned or misshapen teeth).

What types of veneers are available? 

Dental veneers differentiate mostly according to the material that they are made of. There are two main types available, porcelain and composite (resin) veneers. Let’s evaluate each variation to create a clearer picture.

Permanent veneers

  • Porcelain veneers – This type is widely known, and as you can assume from their name, they are made out of thin layers of porcelain. They provide a more permanent solution and are custom-made “covers” for each patient. Typically, their preparation will take a while, so your dentist can apply temporary veneers until they are ready.
  • Composite veneers – This type is also a permanent solution but slightly different from traditional porcelain ones. They are made of composite resin and categorized into indirect and direct composite veneers based on their application technique.

These are permanent solutions with a long-lasting period, but some temporary or removable solutions are also available.

Temporary veneers

This type, as mentioned above, is created to cover and protect your teeth during the preparation of your permanent veneers. These temporary solutions are made of liquid composite, and for most dentists, they are very important. This is because they can use them as a test and make adjustments if needed to get a great final result for your permanent veneers. 

Removable veneers

Removable veneers are also called snap-on veneers. There are two types available; instant and custom-made veneers.

  • Instant, are ready sets in different sizes and colors provided by different manufacturers so you can choose the ones that fit your needs. You should be careful if you choose these because they won’t fit your teeth perfectly, which can cause many problems. For example, you might not be able to bite properly, or food could be trapped between your teeth and veneers, causing more dental issues.
  • Custom clip-on veneers are commonly made from resin and are specifically made for you after your teeth impression.

Now that you learned what the different available types are, let’s analyze what do you have to do to get them.

What is the procedure to get your veneers?

The first step – and the most important – is to discuss everything with your dentist and learn the different options available.  During this consulting session, your dentist will conduct an in-depth analysis of your teeth to determine whether or not veneers are the right solution for you. This may include pictures of your oral cavity (mouth) and some x-rays.

After you agree that veneers are a good solution for you, you will have to revisit your dentist. Each type of veneer has a different procedure technique, so we will go over every type to provide all the information.

Porcelain Veneers Procedure

Are you thinking of choosing this traditional permanent method? Once you decide to proceed with porcelain veneers, these are all the steps that will follow.

At your first appointment, a teeth preparation is performed. In order for your veneers to fit properly, your dentist will have to reduce the size of your teeth by removing parts of your enamel (the thin outer layer covering the tooth). They won’t remove much (typically a millimeter), but this is a necessary start to the procedure. This is why getting porcelain veneers is irreversible. Once parts of your enamel are removed, they obviously cannot put them back.

Your dentist will get your teeth impression and test a few shades to determine which will match your natural teeth color. When you complete all these steps, your impression, along with the matching shade, will be sent to a dental technician to work from the model provided and create your veneers. The laboratory will need a few weeks to prepare them, and in the meantime, you can use some temporary veneers until they make your porcelain.

The second appointment is scheduled when your permanent veneers are ready. Getting them attached won’t be painful, although it may be a little uncomfortable. If you have temporary veneers, the first step is to remove them. Then, the dentist will adjust and secure your porcelain veneers to your teeth using special cement, which hardens with ultraviolet light. Once the veneers are bonded to your teeth and any extra cement is removed, you should be pain-free and ready!

You might need to make a follow-up visit after a while just to make sure that the placement is secure or there are no other issues involved.

Composite Veneers Procedure

The types of these resin-based veneers, because they require a different application technique, will be analyzed separately. The only thing that remains the same is the professional teeth cleaning with the teeth preparation (by removing parts of your enamel) as described above for the porcelain veneers. However, some people might not need to remove any enamel.

First, we have direct composite veneers, and although their technique is less invasive and must be completed in one appointment, the actual result depends on the artistry of the professional.

The dentist will bond the material and adjust it directly on your teeth to achieve the desired result. After a few layers and color adjustments, the material must be hardened using specific light.  After that, small adjustments might be needed to get the best final result.

If you choose indirect composite veneers, on the other hand, the steps that you will need to follow are pretty similar to the porcelain veneers. Here the composite resin veneers are prepared in your dentist’s office or a laboratory and not directly on your teeth as the direct ones.

After you get your teeth impression, you’ll have to wait for them to get prepared. In the meantime, you might need to use some temporary ones while you wait. Again, two appointments will be needed, one for preparation and one for the bonding process and final adjustments, and probably a follow-up after a while to make sure that everything is in place.

Removable Veneers Procedure

Removable veneers could be a good solution for anyone who isn’t sure about getting permanent veneers or doesn’t want them at all. However, only your dentist can tell you what is the best option depending on your situation.

The procedure for custom-made snap-on veneers is easy. You need to get an impression of your teeth and then wait for your veneers to be made. After that, you just place them in your teeth and remove them whenever you want.

As we discussed earlier, there are also some ready sets available (instant veneers), that you will be able to place on your own, without even visiting your dentist. Again, please be careful with these, because they might cause more harm than good, and no dentist will recommend them as a good solution.

So now, you’ve learned everything about the placement and what it would take to make your smile irresistible. What about aftercare?

Dental Veneers Aftercare

This is the easier step when considering getting veneers. If you have already chosen them, we only have one piece of advice for you. Oral hygiene is the key to successful aftercare.

You need to preserve all the work you did to keep your smile perfect. You should brush your teeth regularly, at least twice a day, and never forget to floss.

We also recommend following a diet that doesn’t include many drinks or food that can cause stains. For example, coffee, wine, or dark juices can color your natural teeth and your veneers. Foods like berries, beetroot, or tomato-based sauces can lead to stains too. You should also avoid consuming hard foods because this might eventually break your veneers, even if the permanent ones are strong, and don’t forget to avoid bad habits like smoking.

Our last recommendation is to visit your dentist or dental hygienist once or twice a year to get a professional cleaning and ensure no dental issues are present (e.g., inflammations or gum disease), and of course to see if everything is in place.

Summary FAQ

Are you still uncertain about veneers, and what type is more suitable for you? Then, we will answer some questions to compare them a little deeper and break down some specific and essential information.

Are veneers permanent?

The removable and temporary veneers, of course, are not permanent solutions. About the removable ones, keep in mind that dentists will never recommend using them for an extended period.

Eventually, after some years, you will have to replace both composite and porcelain veneers.  So, as you can understand, they aren’t entirely permanent after all, bringing us to the following question.

How long do they last?

Temporary veneers are only placed until the permanent ones are prepared. This will take a few weeks, depending on the laboratory that will make your veneers.

If you follow all the good practices to maintain them, porcelain veneers last approximately between 10-15 years.

On the other hand, composite veneers typically last between 5-8 years due to their material.

Do they look natural?

Temporary and permanent veneers will look very natural. During your appointment, your dentist will choose the best shade that is closer to your natural teeth. So don’t worry; no one will notice a difference between your teeth and your veneers.

Removable, on the other hand, both instant and custom-made, won’t have this advantage. They don’t look very natural, and you are in danger of getting dental issues if you use them, especially for a long time.

Between permanent veneers, and although composites are great, porcelain veneers are the ultimate winner. Porcelain, as a material, is more similar to tooth enamel, giving you a great aesthetic result.

Also, another great advantage of porcelain veneers is that they are more stain-resistant, while composites tend to stain almost like your natural teeth.

Are veneers irreversible?

If you choose removable veneers, you won’t have any commitment to them, and you can just get rid of them whenever you want. So this is the only case where removable veneers could be considered as winners compared to all the other types.

Permanent (porcelain & composite) veneers are considered irreversible because of the enamel removal, as we discussed above during the placement procedure. Unfortunately, once tooth enamel is removed, you can’t put it back. Remember that this is mandatory to get your veneers attached and the reason that you should think carefully before continuing with this cosmetic procedure.

Conclusion

Dental veneers are an excellent cosmetic option, but they’re not for everyone. You should visit your dentist, explain what you need and together you can find the perfect solution depending on your needs.

If you think that dental veneers are the right option to perfect your smile and boost your confidence, make an appointment with Swedish Dental. We want to help you and see you smiling again!