Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Treatments in Dubai
Updated on Thursday 15th September 2016
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1. How does whitening toothpaste work and how effective is it?
Basically, dentists in Dubai say that all toothpastes help remove the surface stains through mild abrasives. Some of the whitening toothpastes contain gentle polishing (or chemical) agents which provide additional stain removal. Professional whitening products contain a bleaching substance (hydrogen peroxide) which helps remove the stains on the surface and those deep in the tooth, while the whitening toothpastes only remove the surface stains.
2. What are the available options for changing the shape of the teeth?
There are several different options available to change their shape, make them look longer, close the spaces between them or repair the chipped/cracked ones, all of which are currently being used at dental clinics in Dubai. There is dental bonding which is a procedure where a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the teeth surface and, by using a special light, it will ultimately bond to the tooth.
Dental crowns are “caps” place over the teeth and veneers are custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials, designed to cover the front surface of the teeth. Recontouring (odontoplasty) is the procedure where small portions of tooth enamel are removed, in order to change the shape, surface or length of the teeth.
3. Are amalgam-type fillings safe?
Concerns have been raised over the past several years about the silver-colored (amalgam) fillings. They contain mercury (a toxic substance). Numerous public health agencies say that it is safe, any link between the amalgam and disease is rather unfounded.
4. Are dental X-rays safe?
The amount of radiation to which a person is exposed to, during taking of an X-ray, is extremely small. More so, over the years the advances in dentistry have lead to the low radiation levels emitted and, regarding the improvements, there are digital X-ray machines which limit the beam of radiation to the small “photographed” area.
5. What is a dental sealant?
The sealant is a plastic, thin coating which is painted on the chewing surface, usually on the back teeth, in order to prevent tooth decay. The liquid sealant quickly bonds with the groves and depressions of the teeth, thus forming a shield over the enamel.
6. Has the drill-less dentistry become a reality?
Also called air abrasion, the drill-less dentistry is currently being offered by some of the dentists in Dubai. It can be used to remove some of the old composite restorations, tooth decay or for preparing the surface of the tooth in order to apply bonding sealants. Basically, it works like a small sandblaster which sprays away the stain or decay.
7. What should I do if I have a terrible fear of going to the dentist?
The first thing to do in this case is to discuss your fears with the dentist. In fact, if the dentist doesn’t take you seriously, you should find someone else. After talking to the dentist, he or she will know the best way of making you more confortable during treatment. But, don’t worry, because today there are plenty strategies which can help reduce fear, like the use of medications or lasers instead of the traditional drill. There are times when people move from one place to another (Dubai) and they find themselves in need of a dentist in Dubai. So, if you are one of them or if you are looking for someone to help with dental implants in Dubai, do not hesitate to contact us.