We often type an entire question in the Google search box or in the address bar of our browser and trust the answers offered by the search engine. Search engines collect questions and strive to provide relevant content to the users. It can be interesting and useful to look at search suggestions from a professional point of view, especially in relation to dental diseases.
What do Hungarians ask Google about dental diseases? We have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.
What should I do if my gums bleed?
Bleeding gums are a symptom of gingivitis or inflammation. Bleeding gums are the body’s response to oral hygiene problems. If too much bacteria accumulate on the teeth, the immune system provides defence against them. Such immune reaction causes the inflammation itself to prevent bacteria in the mouth from entering the bloodstream.
Bleeding gums can be treated by restoring proper oral hygiene. Thorough and regular brushing and the use of the right toothpaste and toothbrush are essential. Although, even with the most thorough oral care, tartar, plaque and stain can appear on our teeth and cannot be removed at home. This process takes about six to twelve months, but some patients who are prone to tartar build-up can experience dental problems three months after a regular dental hygiene treatment.
We at Saint Lucas SPA Dental believe that everyone needs to see a dental hygienist regularly. Learn about our preventive dental hygiene treatments, which can save you a lot of time and money.
What should I do if I am afraid of the dentist?
About 36% of us are afraid of the dentist (scientifically known as Dental Fear and Anxiety, DFA) and another 12% are extremely terrified of any dental procedures. Unfortunately, such fear can seriously affect one’s dental health and in many cases the quality of life.
At Saint Lucas SPA Dental, we have created a harmonious atmosphere where our patients feel as comfortable as possible. We make sure to provide painless treatments to our patients. But if you feel that you cannot overcome your dental anxiety, don’t worry, we provide anaesthetic dental treatments. Dentophobia can no longer stop you having healthy teeth!
What should I do in case of toothache?
A toothache can be caused by several dental problems. The most common cause is some kind of gum disease, but it can even be caused by an unnoticeable disorder such teeth grinding. As gum disease becomes severe, the bacteria that cause the inflammation can destroy the bone tissue around the tooth root. As a result of the damaged bone tissue and the receding gums, some areas of the tooth root become unprotected, making the teeth extremely sensitive to temperature changes or certain foods.
Some kind of dental intervention is always necessary in case of toothache. You should make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Until you get to the dentist, you can ease your toothache at home.
- Trapped food can also cause toothache. Use dental floss gently to remove food stuck between teeth or along the gum.
- A thorough warm water mouthwash can also help a lot if you don’t have dental floss.
- Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter painkillers.
What should I do when my wisdom teeth hurt?
The development of wisdom teeth usually takes years. However, existing teeth, thickened bone and gums can block erupting wisdom teeth or make the process more difficult. This can lead to inflammation of the gums, in other words pericoronitis. The symptoms can be painful and unpleasant as pericoronitis causes swollen submandibular lymph nodes in the neck. In this case, immediate oral hygiene treatment and antibiotic treatment are recommended, depending on the degree of inflammation. Thanks to the treatments, the pain can go away, but it may recur on a regular basis as the development of the wisdom teeth continues. So, it is very important that a specialist examines the condition of the erupting teeth. If there is not enough room for wisdom teeth to grow, a surgical removal is definitely recommended. However, if nothing prevents the wisdom teeth to erupt, you have to wait patiently for the process to end.
How can I manage cavity pain?
There are several phases of tooth decay. At first, a black spot appears on the surface of the tooth, but over time the damage penetrates deeper and deeper into the tooth until it reaches the internal tooth tissue. This is when we can actually talk about tooth decay. Tooth decay can be caused by poor oral hygiene or other dental problems. As preventive actions, regular brushing and dental hygiene treatments are essential. Prevention can save you a lot money and inconveniences.
Cavity pain indicates severe tooth decay that can have more serious consequences. In this case, we strongly recommend you to consult your dentist and ask for an appointment for immediate treatment. Depending on the extent and severity of the tooth decay, the problem can be treated by dental filling, root canal treatment or in the most severe cases, when the problem impacts the health of other teeth, removal of the damaged tooth is required. In such cases, the missing tooth must be replaced afterwards.
What should I do if my teeth are exposed to cold air or cross-breeze?
Cross-breeze is an airflow occurs when two open windows or doors are across from one another, creating a flow of cool air.
In Western European and North American scientific literature, the term of cross-breeze is not used in the context of health. In Eastern and Central Europe, however, cross-breeze related medical problems are well-known. Scientific opinions on cross-breeze are diverse and the number of studies on the subject is very small. Some experts attribute the non-localizable toothache to the swelling of the nasal mucosa, meaning that the pain only radiates to the area of the affected tooth.
On the other hand, according to some experts, there is a direct and logical connection between cross-breeze and toothache. Cross-breeze as a cooling airflow, can affect our body and health as the sudden decrease of the body temperature or temperature of some body parts increases the risk of viral or bacterial infections. The ideal temperature for viruses and bacteria to multiply is 33°C. Sudden drop of temperature by 5°C in the mouth is common even in summer by consuming cold beverages or being exposed to cross-breeze.
Healthy teeth are less sensitive to unexpected temperature drop in the mouth. If you experience toothache, visit your dentist. It is possible that a serious dental problem made your teeth sensitive to cold, such as early-stage tooth decay, gum disease or inflammation that needs to be treated.
How can I get rid of yellow teeth?
The natural shade of the teeth can range from off-white to pale light brown. The natural whiteish colour of the teeth are due to tooth enamel. When the tooth enamel thinned, the yellowish dentin behind it becomes more visible. This can happen naturally as the enamel wears off as aging, thus yellowing of the teeth is very common in older age. However, this process can be accelerated and tooth discoloration can develop at a younger age. Tooth discoloration is a result of mainly our contemporary lifestyle, such as the food we eat, the beverages we drink and our bad habits like smoking. Some foods stain the teeth, others such as fizzy drinks damage the tooth enamel.
There are preventative diets that can help preserve the white colour of the teeth, natural enamel protection can be enhanced with certain foods, and even with simple solutions wine lovers can avoid purple discoloration. Read more about the mentioned topics among other interesting articles in our blog. In some cases, however, it is too late to decide on prevention and it is recommended to undergo teeth whitening.
We wholeheartedly recommend you our dental hygiene treatment. It is worth undergoing a dental hygiene treatment every year to maintain your oral health and reduce the risk of dental diseases. In addition, by preventing a serious dental problem which treatment is expensive, you definitely save money. Modern technology is also available to fight tooth discoloration, find out more about the Opalescence Boost teeth whitening treatment. Book an appointment and let us make your teeth shiny again!
What can I do about bad breath?
Permanent bad breath is very uncomfortable and often difficult to get rid of. The first step is to identify the causes. The main causes of bad breath are:
- The bacteria in the mouth can be responsible for bad breath. The bacteria live between the teeth (in plaques) and on the tongue surface. Bacteria by-products are responsible for the unpleasant odour.
- When the tonsils become inflamed and infected due to accumulated calcium deposits, it can cause persistent bad breath.
- Some foods can cause bad breath hours after eating, and brushing cannot help it.
- All forms of smoking can cause unpleasant breath.
- Upset stomach can also cause bad breath, when gas is released by belching.
- A low carb diet can cause ketosis, which also causes bad breath.
Some causes of bad breath are easy to treat at home. To get rid of bad breath brush your teeth and tongue twice a day, use dental floss, use mouthwash, drink lots of water, eat yoghurts, and use xylitol chewing gums. In addition, you should undergo dental hygiene treatments at least once a year to prevent dental issues that can cause bad breath.
However, certain causes of bad breath like gum disease and stomach problems require medical attention. With proper diagnosis bad breath can be fixed completely. Visit us and we help you solve this unpleasant condition as soon as possible.
What can I do if I have a dry mouth?
There can be several reasons for feeling dry in the mouth, such as dehydration, side effects of some medications, diabetes, or poor oral hygiene. Lack of saliva, in addition to make swallowing difficult, complicates the process of breaking down food in the mouth, which can lead to bleeding gums and inflammation. Dry mouth also increases the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
By using sugar-free chewing gum and candies, you can do a lot to retain moisture in the mouth. And of course, you should also pay attention to the right amount of daily water intake!
Avoiding the consumption of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages is also helpful, as these beverages dry out the mouth. Smoking is also an enemy of saliva production, so quit smoking is important not just to avoid respiratory problems but to maintain a healthy moist mouth!
We are happy to offer you our dental hygiene treatment. During the treatment, in addition to ‘renovating’ your teeth, the dentist also examines your general oral health and helps you with dry mouth.
How can I get whiter teeth?
On of the most well-known traditional home remedies of teeth whitening is preventative dieting. We have also written a post that natural enamel protection can be enhanced with certain foods, and that even with simple solutions wine lovers can avoid purple discoloration. You should read our blog where you can find many more interesting articles on this topic.
The entire branch of cosmetic dentistry is now based on modern teeth whitening practices, and new materials, procedures and tools are available. To make your teeth whiter, in addition to home remedies, a very quick and gentle solution is teeth whitening treatment performed by specialists which guarantees white and shiny teeth for a long period of time.
Since the success of the teeth whitening treatment is not only determined by the active ingredient used but also the quality of the enamel, it is necessary for us to examine your teeth before proposing the most effective solution. To whiten your teeth, we offer the Opalescence Boost teeth whitening treatment. Book an appointment and let us make your teeth shiny again!
How can I stop feeling bad about my teeth?
There can be several reasons for feeling bad. If you are feeling unwell because of toothache, see a dentist as soon as possible, as you may have a serious yet invisible dental problem.
If you are feeling bad because you do not like your teeth, we have good news. Nowadays, irregular, chipped and discoloured teeth can be easily and quickly restored or replaced, and the procedures can be done in several steps. The easiest way is to visit our clinic, where after a dental examination, we put together a treatment plan so that you never feel bad about your teeth again.
What should I do if I broke a tooth?
Chipped or broken tooth are very common. It can be caused by teeth grinding, but in most cases, some kind of trauma is responsible for the broken tooth. There may also be complex cases, such as when a tooth breaks by a minor hit because it has a cavity inside.
If you have a broken tooth, contact us immediately to find out the extent of the damage as soon as possible and identify the type of restorative treatment needed. In our dental clinic, we treat the damaged tooth with inlay or onlay, and in more serious cases, by placing dental implants identical to the broken tooth. Contact us!
What should I do with my crooked tooth?
In our dental office, you can choose from several methods to correct misaligned canine teeth. One of the procedures is orthodontics, which is a more time-consuming process, but it is undoubtedly the most natural one, as it corrects the original teeth. Orthodontics can sometimes require prior tooth extraction if there is not enough space for the teeth.
In addition to orthodontics, the crooked tooth can be treated by reshaping the teeth with the use of ceramic veneers and crowns.
In case you have a crooked tooth to fix, consult your dentist, who can identify the best possible personalised treatment option.
What should I do with my crooked tooth if a brace is out of the question?
Usually, the correction of misaligned canines is done with orthodontics, but there are cases when this is not possible.
In this case, we restore the teeth by reshaping them using ceramic veneers and dental crowns. This procedure is significantly faster than orthodontics.
In case you have a crooked tooth to fix, consult your dentist, who can identify the best possible personalised treatment option.
What should I do if a permanent tooth feels loose?
Loose teeth are usually a result of some kind of accident and in certain cases a result of bruxism.
The most common cause of loose teeth is periodontal disease that nowadays is a common dental disease affecting people of all ages. There are several types of periodontal diseases that are closely related to each other.
- Gingivitis is a bacterial infection. If not treated in time, it can lead to gum recession and the nightmare of tooth loss.
- Gum recession is a severe gum disease that begins with gingivitis. It is associated with permanent tissue damage and can cause tooth loss.
The serious danger in these dental diseases is that unlike their consequences they are not always painful. Prevention and early detection of the problem is very important. If your teeth are loose, consult a dentist as soon as possible! We wholeheartedly recommend our periodontal treatments to fix the problem of loose teeth.
What should I do if my tooth is cracked?
Cracked tooth are very common. It can be caused by teeth grinding, but in most cases, some kind of trauma is responsible for the cracked tooth.
If you have a cracked tooth, contact us immediately to find out the extent of the damage as soon as possible, and identify the type of restorative treatment needed. In our dental clinic, we treat the damaged tooth with inlay or onlay, and in more serious cases, by placing dental implants identical to the cracked tooth. Contact us!