Various questions about dental treatments
  • At what age is it necessary to take care of my children’s teeth?
    The eruption of a baby’s first teeth, called "baby teeth", occurs at about 6 months of age. When a baby is 30-months (two and a half years old), his or her mouth already contains 20 teeth. At this stage it is recommended to conduct the first examination by a dentist experienced in treating infants and children, in order to insure that the teeth are growing properly and that the parents can get guidance regarding oral hygiene and appropriate nutrition for the child. After the initial examination it is recommended to conduct a periodic checkup of the child's teeth every six months
  • Why is it necessary to have a periodic dental hygiene treatment even if there are no dental problems?
    Dental hygiene treatment is essential for the prevention of future dental health problems such as gum disease, cavities, teeth blackening and more. Prophylactic treatment is always preferable - to prevent pain and discomfort, as well as to avoid expenses, since a visit to the dental hygienist is faster and less expensive than the cost of other dental treatments. During periodical routine examinations every three months, you will also learn correct routine dental care and how to maintain daily oral hygiene
  • Are there any limitations with orthodontic treatment in adults?
    In principle, adults can receive orthodontic treatment at any age, providing they are in good health and cooperate. However, with orthodontic treatment of adults, it is necessary to be careful to apply less pressure on the teeth in order to prevent bone damage (in contrast with children and adolescents, whose bones are continuously building). An additional limitation is in jaw alignment treatments, which in adults are less efficient if the jaw is unusually pronounced. Sometimes it is only possible to pull the teeth inwards, thus improving appearance and function, without moving the jaws themselves. It is important that this treatment be performed by a qualified orthodontist, in order to insure good results and as natural an appearance as possible.
  • How is acute gingivitis treated?
    Since gingivitis is caused by a bacterial infection, it is necessary to maintain strict oral hygiene and to brush your teeth at least twice daily, with an emphasis on brushing the tiny spaces between the teeth. In cases of persistent acute gingivitis, root-planing treatment is done – (deep cleaning of the gum that aims to remove tartar and sub-gingival plaque). This treatment is thorough and deep, and requires several sessions. It is necessary to choose a dentist who is a gum specialist (Periodontist), who can provide the most correct and professional treatment. Gingivitis can also be treated using locally released anti-bacterial drugs and in the most serious cases - by periodontal surgery. In addition, it is highly recommended to have periodic appointments with a dental hygienist.
  • What is an All - on - 4 dental implant?
    In the past, the accepted rule was to perform dental implants in stages, with an insertion of a dental implant for each tooth. After a long recovery period, it was customary to install the crown on the edge of the implant. Currently, it is clear to most dentists who perform dental implants that insertion of just four implants in the jawbone, creates a base for the installation of a set of teeth with optimal load distribution and minimal damage to the jawbone. The principle of "immediate loading" of the All- on- 4 technique, which is backed by international medical research, claims that the body responds better to the trauma of complete implant in a short period of time. The success rate of the technique is very high, with a 97% plus success rate. The technique is regarded as effective and efficient and is popular in the field of dental implants..