Today we will answer some of the questions we have gotten lately about dental implants, smoking, tooth pain and fillings. Remember you are free to contact us through our Facebook page for questions or through our live chat in the corner.
Can I eat after a filling?
You should be able to eat after a filling without much problem. The filling should be well bonded to the surface of the tooth. Even then, as a big suggestion, you should avoid chewy and sticky foods like gum and also avoid chewing hard foods like candy or even ice. This is dissuaded even for natural teeth so you shouldn’t risk it.
Can smoking weaken my teeth?
Smoking can be a huge problem for your teeth and your gums. Smoking increases the risk of gum recession and periodontal disease. The smoke can interfere with the amount blood flow and oxygen on your bone, technically “drowning it” and making it susceptible for bacterial infections. This can certainly accelerate bone loss, allowing the tooth to shift in place and even fall. We highly suggest all our patients to stop smoking to keep a healthy mouth.
My teeth and jaw hurt in the morning. Could it be a cavity?
It could be a cavity. On the other hand, if your pain subsides for a while and mostly only appears when you wake up it could be bruxism instead. Bruxism is the condition of teeth clenching (either conscious or unconscious). In either case, you should pay a visit to your dentist to confirm. Bruxism can be treated easily depending of the cause
What are the dental implant brands you use on your dental clinic?
It’s good that you’ve asked! We get this question a lot. Some people assume that because we are located in Mexico we will use “generic” dental implant brands but that’s far from the truth. We use dental implants from a wide variety of international brands, the same your dentist in USA or Canada would use like: Nobel Biocare, Zimmer, Straumann, Intra-lock system, MIS and Neodent. We will give you the code number of each of your implants for future reference, and try our best to use model that are universally compatible as some doctors in other parts of the world might use just one brand. If you are looking for a particular type of dental implant, call us toll free 1-800-565-1424 or hit us on the live web chat in the corner of the page to talk with one of our dental planners.