Health: Plenty to smile about

May 14, 2017

Dentistry is giving Omani professionals plenty to smile about.  After all, a dazzling smile that radiates out from a well-contoured set of brilliant white teeth is often all it takes to make a winning impression on your customers, not to mention the immense boost it also provides your self-esteem and confidence. Gleaming whites are also seen as a reflection of poise, sophistication and success, which explains why celebrities and the affluent spare no expense in maintaining a perfect set of teeth.

Modern advances in dental care have made it possible for greater numbers of people to not only dream of, but also possess, healthy and sparkling pearly whites. One such technology that has revolutionised dental care is laser dentistry. 

This amazing technology to deliver a diverse array of treatments and solutions with mind-boggling results that put conventional dental care in the shade. Speciality dental centres are now attracting a steady stream of clients, many of them young Omani executives eager to enhance their dental aesthetics.  These clinics are harnessing the power and efficacy of lasers for periodontal treatment, dental aesthetics like teeth-whitening, and other services.

Based on a versatile, highly efficient and resourceful technology, lasers are proving to be the dental professional’s must-have tool in cosmetic, preventative and reparative dentistry. 

Lasers are now used in a wide variety of treatment options such as gum therapies, aiding wound healing and inflammation, treatment of root canals and retreatment of failed root canals, extractions of impacted and surgical teeth, teeth whitening, depigmentation of gums, aesthetic contouring of gums for smile enhancement, dental fillings, elimination of decay, placement of crowns and veneers, and so on.

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Stress-free treatments

Patients can take comfort in the fact that laser-based treatments are performed more smoothly and rapidly than conventional dental procedures.

Laser dentistry offers a huge number of benefits over conventional treatments. Notable advantages include: No anaesthesia use, minimal bleeding, reduced postoperative discomfort, less chance of infection, enhanced effect of tooth whitening, improved bonding process, long lasting fillings, faster healing, preservation of tooth structure, and quick elimination of tooth decay.

Laser dentistry involves the use of a highly concentrated beam of light to treat, among other things, tooth decay, enamel and gum tissue. Common laser dentistry procedures include periodontal treatment (gingivitis or gum disease), cavity treatment and teeth whitening.

The growing popularity of laser therapy stems from the technology’s success in treating all sorts of dental issues speedily and relatively painlessly.

Furthermore, laser therapy facilitates the healing process, and because it supplants conventional oral surgery, it does away with the need for anaesthesia. The absence of dental drills, syringes, sutures and other stress-inducing devices normally linked with conventional dental practice, makes for a comforting experience overall.

Teeth-bleaching solutions

Dental Centres also offer equally effective, yet economical, alternatives to laser therapy as a teeth-whitening tool.  The most popular one is bleaching – a procedure that is simple and straightforward, and involves just a couple of in-office sessions followed by a home-based follow-up regimen. 

Advances in bleaching-based teeth whitening technology have now made it possible for regular folks to show off a dazzling set of pearly whites – a privilege once enjoyed only by celebrities and the rich-and-famous.

The main causes of discolouration of darkened teeth include genetics, antibiotics, and certain foods. But teeth tend to darken as we age as well. Internal tooth discoloration is caused by changes in the enamel of the tooth and the dentin.

Primary reasons here include exposure to high levels of fluoride, tetracycline, use of antibiotics as a child, developmental disorders, tooth decay, restorations, root canal issues, and trauma.

On the other hand, external tooth discoloration is caused by factors such as tobacco use, exposure to foods with tannins, as well as coffee, tea, carrots, oranges, and other items.

Depending upon the degree of discolouration of the teeth and other customer-related criteria, teeth-whitening typically involves the use of a thin, custom-made tray that fits into the mouth like a mouthguard. The tray is used to hold the bleaching gel close to the teeth.

A whitening gel is placed in the tray, which is then worn for up to two hours a day. The ‘active ingredient' in the gel is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which releases oxygen which into the enamel of the teeth and gradually lightens the tooth colour. A growing number of people are also opting for veneers, lumineers and other such dental devices to aid the teeth-whitening process.

 

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Curious about dental Beauty?

More information about aesthetic dental treatments can be availed at the Wassan Specialty Dental Center based at Al Khuwair Tower.  As an integrated, all-in-one dental practice, Wassan Specialty

Dental Center offers a full complement of specialisations, including orthodontics (brackets and aligners), prosthodontics (dental implants), endodontics (root canal treatment), cosmetic dentistry (whitening and veneers) and general dentistry.

Call on 98007799 or go to www.wassandental.com  for more details regarding aesthetic dental treatments