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kissable smiles march 2008

  1. 1. KISSABLE SMILES The International Center For Dental Excellence Biocompatible Reconstructive Dentistry APRIL 2008 Your overall health and well being is our main priority. WWW.KISSABLESMILES.COM
  2. 2. A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: This new publication is starting early this year, in time to welcome all the new and returning patients. I’m very excited about starting this magazine and believe that it will be very successful in the future. The magazine will focus on educating THE SMILE MAKER the public about their oral and overall health DR Yolanda Cintron and her as well as informing team are genuinely them about current and interested in you and are future technologies as committed to taking the time they become available to get to know you and to better suit your discuss your concerns, fears convenience. and expectations.
  3. 3. NINE THINGS TO SMILE ABOUT Smile makeovers are more popular today than ever. Advances in modern dentistry make achieving whiter, straighter and healthier teeth easier than you think. Here are nine ways to transform your less-than-perfect teeth into the perfect smile. 1: RELAXATION Relaxation dentistry allows you to have dental work completed 2: LASER DENTISTRY without anxiety or discomfort. Safe Waterlase® is a versatile tool and painless dental relaxation that allows dentists to cut 3: WHITE FILLINGS simply involves taking a small pill teeth, bone and gum tissue Unattractive silver fillings can before your dental visit. You will with less trauma and do darken the overall appearance of arrive feeling comfortable and procedures that can’t be done your smile. Now you can have relaxed. Relaxation dentistry is with traditional tools such as natural-looking white fillings that great for patients who are afraid or the drill and scalpel. Your match the color of your teeth. have limited time, a severe gag Waterlase® dentist will White fillings, or “composites”, can reflex, or extensive dental needs. determine what type of replace silver fillings, restore areas Relaxation dentistry can help you treatment is appropriate for of new decay, and prevent cracking regain your health and your smile. your needs. and the breakdown of your teeth. 4: VENEERS Porcelain veneers are thin 5: PORCELAIN CROWNS porcelain facings that are placed A cap, or “crown”, covers an entire 6: GUM RESHAPING over the front of your teeth. tooth. Years ago, the only options It doesn't matter how nice your Veneers can close spaces, reshape, for crowns were metal or porcelain teeth look if you have a gummy whiten, and straighten your teeth. fused to metal. Modern dentistry smile. Gum re contouring can even Porcelain veneers can dramatically has provided dentists with the out a crooked gum line and change the appearance of your ability give a crown that is full remove overgrown gum tissue. smile. Every patient is unique, and porcelain. Porcelain crowns are Creating a beautiful smile involves planning is done on a tooth-by- completely white and have no dark finding the balance between teeth tooth basis. A consultation metal edges allowing the crown to and gums. appointment will determine how, look like a natural tooth. in a few as two visits, veneers can create your perfect smile. 7: BIOCOMPATIBILITY TESTING 8: IMPLANTS 9: BONDING In modern society we come in Dental Implants are a natural- Bonding is a tooth-colored filling contact with many substances looking way to permanently material that is applied to teeth every day. They exist in every facet replace one or more missing teeth. that are chipped, broken, or of our lives, including the food we A dental implant functions as a crooked. Bonding is placed on eat, the products we use and the substitute root for a missing tooth. front teeth to repair decay, close treatments we receive. Implants offer a stable foundation gaps, or add length to teeth. Because biochemical effects vary in for supporting crowns, bridges, Bonding is accomplished in one each of us, it is vital that these and dentures. People of all ages visit and generally lasts seven to factors be considered when who are missing one or more teeth ten years. choosing dental and other can benefit from dental implants. materials for use in the body.
  4. 4. CREATING SMILES PORCELAIN VENEERS Create the smile you have always dreamed of. Veneers are thin porcelain facings that are placed over the front of your teeth. A consultation appointment will determine how, in as a few as two visits, veneers can created your perfect smile. TEETH WHITENING The color of your teeth can be darkened by coffee, tea, red wine, and smoking. Whitening is a quick and affordable way to give your smile a lift and take years off your face. Whether you choose take-home trays of Zoom! ® same day whitening, you will be amazed with your results. WHITE FILLINGS Silver mercury fillings can leak, causing decay and cracking of your teeth. White fillings, called “composites, are tooth-colored fillings that can replace old silver fillings. Composite fillings are a safer, stronger, and more attractive alternative. INLAYS & ONLAYS Teeth that have very large silver fillings, chips, or fractures need more than just a filling. Years ago, a tooth in this condition would be fixed using a cap or crown. Now a tooth can be fixed using a more conservative restoration called a porcelain inlay or onlay. Inlays and onlays protect a tooth, add strength and look great. PORCELAIN CROWNS Caps or crowns are used when teeth are broken or have large cavities. A crown covers the entire tooth, adding strength and protection. Porcelain crowns can be used on front and back teeth. Full porcelain crowns look like natural teeth and do not have any dark metal edges.
  5. 5. Relaxation Jaw Pain & Dentistry Headaches If you tend to avoid dental checkups due to anxiety and fear, you are not alone. Many people avoid checkups due to fear, anxiety or bad past experiences. Relaxation dentistry offers a way for you to take care of your teeth without the anxiety. Safe and painless, relaxation dentistry involves taking a small pill before your dental appointment. During your dental visit, your Taking care of stress dental visit, your comfort level will Do you have difficulty chewing certain foods? Do you wake up in the morning with tightness be continuously assessed, and you and pain in your jaw or temple areas? Do you clench or grind your teeth? If you answered yes to will be provided with warm any of these questions, then you may have a jaw condition called TMJD or Temporal Mandibular blankets, relaxing music, and Joint Dysfunction. TMJD occurs when your teeth, face muscles and/or jaw joints are out of alignment. This misalignment can cause pain in and around your jaw, clicking or popping, more relaxation pills as you need headaches, and ear pain. This problem, if not corrected, can lead to serious problems not only them. with your jaw joints but with your teeth. DR. Yolanda Cintron has extensive training in diagnosing and treating this condition, so ask how she can help you! Relaxation dentistry allows you to relax comfortably throughout your dental visit, and our practice offers a relaxing, friendly, and supportive atmosphere. The International Center For Dental Excellence Team Celebrating at their Annual Patient Appreciation Party.
  6. 6. Dental Implants Dental implants are a natural- looking way to replace one or more missing teeth. The dental implant functions as a substitute root for the tooth. Dental implants can span an area of several missing teeth to create a fixed bridge. Implants can also serve as an anchor for a denture to snap into, preventing it from slipping The KISS of DEATH when you are speaking or eating. When you choose dental implants, you can enjoy the beauty of a The kiss of DEATH spreads from gums to bone, natural-looking smile, reclaim the causing a severe infection ability to eat foods you love, and Bacteria living in your called periodontal disease. regain the confidence to interact mouth can cause gingivitis, gum with family and friends. Dental Periodontal disease destroys disease, and decay, which can implants not only restore your gum tissue and bone smile but help you improve your lead to the loss of teeth. We surrounding your teeth. If quality of life. have all heard the term periodontal disease is not “gingivitis, but what does it professionally treated, it will really mean? Gingivitis literally cause loss of teeth. means “inflamed” or swollen gums. Over time, gingivitis Periodontal disease and tooth decay are contagious. Bacteria living in your mouth are transferable through a kiss, and can be passed between couples and from parents to children. Warning signs that you may have periodontal disease include bleeding gums, bad breath, bad taste, recessions, movement of teeth and tender gums. Research also has linked periodontal disease to serious health problems. - Bacteria: Bacteria living in your mouth can spread to other areas of your body and lead to serious health problems. - Stroke: Adult gum disease increase the risk of stroke. - Pneumonia: Inhaling bacteria from your mouth can lead to pneumonia and serious lung infections. - Heart attack: Gum disease can increase the risk of fatal heart attack and cardiovascular disease. - Premature babies: Women with advanced gum disease are at risk of giving birth to underweight or preterm babies.
  7. 7. Life Saving Advice Early Detection Is Key Ask Your Dental Hygienist About Oral Cancer In its early stages, oral cancer can be treated in up to 90% of This year alone, more than 30,000 Americans will be cases. However, if the cancer goes undetected, it can spread to diagnosed with oral cancer and 8,000 will die of the disease. other parts of the body and become more difficult or nearly More common than leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, and cancers of impossible to treat. the brain, liver, bone, thyroid gland, stomach, ovaries, and cervix, Signs and symptoms of oral cancer can include: oral cancer is a major cause of death and disfigurement in the - Sores that do not heal United States, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). - Lumps on the lip or in the mouth or throat - White or red patches on the gums, tongue, or lining of the Risk Factors mouth Approximately 75% of all oral cavity and pharyngeal - Unusual bleeding, pain, or numbness in the mouth cancers-mouth, tongue lips, throat, parts of the nose, and larynx - - Sore throats that do not go away, or a feeling that are attributed to the use of smoked and smokeless tobacco, something is caught in the throat according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Difficulty or pain with chewing or swallowing (CDC). According to CDC, oral cancer occurs twice as often in males Treatment as in females. This is considerably different from the 5:1 male to As researchers continually seek out more effective drugs and female ratio of 40 years ago. Increased tobacco use among drug combinations to help combat oral cancer, the most common women is the main reason for the changes in cancer rates current treatment for oral cancer, according to NCI, is to remove compared with the rates in the 1950s. Age is also a factor; 95% of any tumors surgically. oral cancer occur in persons over the age of 40, with 60 being the Radiation is another option for patients with small tumors. average age of diagnosis. Larger tumors may require both radiation and surgery. Recovery usually takes place through outpatient therapy that requires several days a week for multiple weeks for best results. Rehabilitation may range from speech therapy and reconstructive plastic surgery to nutritional and phycological counseling. Whatever the treatment used to treat oral cancer, regular oral health care is essential to prevent infection and support the healing process. Vivamus est ipsum Feugiat rhoncus, accumsan id, nisl. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Pellentesque nunc tellus, iaculis quis, volutpat eget, bibendum ac, lectus. Mirum est notare quam littera gothica quam nunc putamus parum claram anteposuerit litterarum formas. Trens roxas eis ti Plokeing.
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