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Are Alzheimer and Gum disease related? Study says YES.

 

That’s right, the possibility that Alzheimer and gum disease might be linked has been studied for years and there is a huge relationship between both conditions. Patients who used not to take care of their oral hygiene have suffered or suffer from Alzheimer.

First, it starts as gingivitis, which is a disease of the gums. It occurs when there is no brushing, flossing or mouthwash. Subsequently, dental plaque appears, that is, solidified food remains between the teeth and also under the gums. This produces irritation, the gums swell and turn red.

Gingivitis that is not treated will become periodontitis; which is an extreme case of dental disease. The gums bleed, become inflamed, and the teeth move. Finally, it ends in tooth loss.

But periodontitis has many side effects in addition to losing teeth because it appears that when the gum and bone get infected that bacteria might easily travel to the brain through the blood.

 

Are Alzheimer and Gum disease related? Study says YES.

If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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What are teeth made of?

Maybe you would have thought that teeth are some sort of bone, but the truth is way more interesting. Teeth are way stronger than any other human bones, which might be the reason why archeologist find more teeth than any other part of the body in ancient excavations. Healthy teeth can be just that durable!

Each part of the tooth is made of different substances. For example, the outer layer is called Enamel, the hardest of all layers and is composed mostly of a white and rock-hard mineral called calcium phosphate. The enamel is supposed to withstand the pressure of chewing for your entire life, but this doesn’t mean it is impervious. The enamel can be cracked by blunt trauma or can be breakdown by the bacteria’s acid from eating food debris on the tooth surface (caries and cavities!). The enamel cannot regenerate itself like bones, so it requires the intervention of a dentist.

The second layer of the tooth is the dentin. The dentin is made out of a combination of living cells that secrete a hard mineral substance. The dentin is not as hard as the enamel and even the color can go from cream to light yellow. Is very important that you get in immediate contact with your dentist if you start to notice a marked difference in color on your teeth, specially on molars and premolars (white edges with a yellow softer center). There are ways for the dentine to partially regenerate itself, but you need to address bacterial infections and other protection first with the help of a dentist.

The inner most layer of the tooth is called the pulp, which consist of nerves and blood vessels that connect to the jaw bone. This is the most delicate of all part of the tooth. If anything starts reaching the pulp, the pain will let you know.

Here at our dental clinic in Cancun, we usually specialize on advanced implant and denture treatments, but we can also handle general dentistry procedures without a problem. Give us a call for more information about affordable fillings, cleanings and whitening. You could make your appointment during your vacation in Cancun or Riviera Maya.  Call toll free from USA & Canada 1-800-565-1424.

 

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How to fix big gaps between your teeth?

For a lot of people teeth crowding is a problem but also the opposite can be a real aesthetic issue. Some of the reasons why we have gaps between the teeth can be the following:

  • Suction or thrust of the tongue against the teeth: When the tongue is interposed or pushed against the teeth for a long period of time can end up shifting and separating them. This may be due to having a larger than normal tongue (macroglossia) or a nervous habit that certain people have.
  • Disproportion between the size of the maxillary bone and the teeth: When the maxilla has developed in excess, resulting in area too large for them, they can’t simply occupy all the given space.

Veneers (and sometimes crowns) can be the solution of choice when we find a disproportion between the size of the maxillary bone and the teeth. It is also used when the diastema (space between teeth) is due to the suction or thrust of the tongue against them. The function of the veneers in these cases is to fill and disguise the empty spaces. We also have the advantage that the veneers not only correct the separation of them, but also can end with aesthetic problems such as position, shape or color.
The other option it to get a treatments with orthodontics to relocate them on the correct position. This process obviously takes more time because the dentist needs to make adjustments slowly while your teeth move from the bone every month or so. You will also be required to wear a retainer after your braces are taken off.

If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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How do eating disorders affect my teeth?

 

It’s very important that if you have or had an eating disorder condition you take special care of the state of your teeth. More than 10 million people in America are affected by eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia and obesity and each of these diseases affects your body and oral health differently:

  • Anorexia: This disease can weaken teeth and bones, even causes xerostomia and osteoporosis. It also causes tooth decay due to dehydration.
  • Bulimia: When you induce binges and then purges, you can hurt your teeth due to the acids that come from the stomach. This causes loss of pigmentation and resistance. Eventually all the teeth could be lost.
  • Obesity: This is characterized by weak control of hunger, it is a disorder mixed with anxiety and depression. You could have cavities if you do not clean your teeth properly. This is the least harmful disorder for the teeth, but that does not mean it is better, because overeating is dangerous to overall health. Some bulimics use dentures and some anorexic patients may need them.

The best thing to do is have a balanced diet full of calcium, vitamins, minerals and proteins. We recommend you follow the instructions of doctors, psychologists and dentists. Some of the solutions we can provide to patients who’s teeth are affected by eating disorders and have decayed dental pieces could be the use of crowns or bridges. If you have lost some already, dental implants would be the best option if your bone is healthy enough. We always do evaluations to see if you are a candidate for these procedures.

 

If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

 

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What are dental prostheses? Dental Implants, Dentures, Partials, Bars in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry

 

If you are looking forward to getting dental implants on your posterior area where you have already lost your teeth, there’s a solution. Patients request a dental solution and we have different things available. The first one, could be to perform a bridge, but a regular bridge would need to compromise the contiguous teeth as you need to shave them down and perform a 3 unit bridge.  The other solution could be to have a partial denture but that one also requires teeth to get anchored to the sides. Patients don’t like them too much because it’s uncomfortable for the tongue.

 

Having missing teeth in that area would eventually provoke other problems as time goes by. What happens if the bone continues to recede? Well, there’s not going to be bone on height and width for implant. If there’s enough width of the bone we can certainly place dental implants here. We can place one, we can place two, we can place three implants there or we can place two and a bridge. This will depend on each patient’s case.

 

On these types of cases the best way to go this is because you can also preserve a little bit more the height of that bone, we don’t wanna lose more bone there. Even if you do bone grafting and different techniques that are available, like ridge splitting, at the end the bone tends to come down and recede when you don’t have that bone with that type of stimulation. The bone is intended to be loaded, that’s very important to understand.

 

If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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What's the procedure for Snap in Dentures?

 

One of the most asked question we get is what’s the procedure to get mini implant snap in dentures? We will explain this clearly so you can start making a decision about whether or not you want to have a nice smile again while you relax in sunny Cancun.

 

  • In case of having remaining teeth, extractions are carried out, as well as bone regularization so that no bone protrusions remain and the mini implants are placed.
  • Impression are taken to begin the process of testing the dentures
  • A wax test is performed to know exactly the size of the teeth that will be placed. The patient decides the tone of the teeth that will be used in their dentures.
  • A test of the teeth is performed on a layer of wax that simulates the gum, in this test you can make different changes in the position of the teeth and even the size, color and shape.
  • Once the patient is happy with their appearance, the dentures are sent to the laboratory for final processing.
  • The o-rings on the denture are set to match the position of the mini implants.
  • The patient should test their new dentures to identify if there are high points or need modifications in the bite, or if there are protrusions of material that bother him or her.
  • Is at this point that dentures will be ready to take them home.

 

All this process takes only about 8 working days, sometimes less than that, but we give more time to ensure there will be no problems during your vacation in Cancun.  If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

 

 

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Doctor Wendy, Doctor Victoria and Stacy - A new Snap in Denture patient reviews Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry!

 

Our dear patient Stacy came from the wonderful Ohio to get a snap in denture to smile with confidence again. We are really happy that we were able to help her achieve the smile she wanted. She came with high expectations after watching lots of our YouTube videos at our main channel. Stacy had been looking for an alternative for her regular old dentures because she simply hated them. This is a common problem… many suffer because they have to deal with denture glue that doesn’t work or their denture provokes gag reflex. All of this can be remedied by getting our mini implant denture. Stacy realized we were the best option to fix her smile at the best price. The same implant denture treatment costs over $30,000 USD on USA, but here she would save up to 70%.

 

I hated my dentures. Doctors before were horrible, cold, uncaring and arrogant. The experience here has been wonderful. Doctor German, Victoria, Wendy and Cesar… they are all very caring and wonderful people! It has been a pleasure meeting everyone here. Everyone made sure that I was well cared for, including Paty, Shirley and Dayana. They truly went out of their way to help me. this will be the first time I will ever miss the dentist office.

 

One of the reasons we have become leaders of dental tourism in Mexico is because we have provided a unique care for our patients that you won’t find on any other dental practice. All our staff speaks English and will make you feel at home among friends to make sure this is the best dentist experience you ever had.

 

If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tips to prevent teeth decay and staining from drinking!

 

As you might have heard before, there are certain drinks that can stain and affect your teeth. The most well known culprits are coffee, wine and sodas. Today we will learn more about the damage alcoholic beverages can do to your smile and what can you do to prevent dental decay from them.

 

In the first place you need to be aware these drinks have a composition that causes enamel erosion over time, and the colored pigments reach the inner layer (dentine) staining it. People who like to go out to social gatherings to drink must also have extreme precautions because there has been an increase of patients been treated from cavities related to drinking alcoholic cocktails. Most of the time these cocktails are sweetened with syrup or juice high on sugar, which is a big no-no for your teeth. Also, carbonated drinks pose a big problem because the fizz of carbon dioxide is acidic debilitates the enamel on your teeth and leaves it vulnerable for caries.
So… what can you do to minimize this damage?

  • Well, one of the things you can do is drinking pure water between your soda and cocktails. This will help a little to ‘wash away’ the excess sugar left in your mouth. Another option is to use a straw to avoid touching the teeth with the liquids.
  • Obviously, you should also drink in moderation like with everything else.
  • We should also warn you not to wash your teeth with a toothbrush right after drinking wine, champagne or other liquor because the surface of your teeth at that moment turn soft and you could damage them with the toothbrush.

 

If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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Snap in Dentures dental problem solution in Cancun

 

People who get Snap in Dentures have many things in common, but one of the most important ones is the fact that they’ve decided to take control back of their lives by doing the one thing that will allow them to smile again. It can be a scary decision and we understand that. It’s might not feel easy to travel to another country but we will assist you on every step of the way with all the information you need. You will enjoy a personalized service like never before with a dental care provider.

 

 

The time required to get Snap in Dentures is really small compared to other implant alternatives in USA that take several weeks or even months to get finished. Snap in Dentures only requires about 8 working days and you will get a new set of teeth that can allow you to return to your daily life with confidence.  In some cases, we can modify your existing dentures to snap onto the mini implants (thanks to the housings), and you can walk out of the office the following week after surgery with a securely attached new smile. Not all dentures can be adapted so our dentists will need to evaluate yours first.

 

 

The mini dental implants stimulate the bone when you bite and chew, similar to the way natural tooth roots function, and prevent the loss of bone mass that can result from missing teeth. Get an amazing smile with the best dental implant experts in Cancun and take a relaxing dental vacation while you are at it.

 

 

If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

 

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How to fix big gaps between your teeth?

 

For a lot of people teeth crowding is a problem but also the opposite can be a real aesthetic issue. Some of the reasons why we have gaps between the teeth can be the following:

 

  • Suction or thrust of the tongue against the teeth: When the tongue is interposed or pushed against the teeth for a long period of time can end up shifting and separating them. This may be due to having a larger than normal tongue (macroglossia) or a nervous habit that certain people have.
  • Disproportion between the size of the maxillary bone and the teeth: When the maxilla has developed in excess, resulting in area too large for them, they can’t simply occupy all the given space.

 

Veneers (and sometimes crowns) can be the solution of choice when we find a disproportion between the size of the maxillary bone and the teeth. It is also used when the diastema (space between teeth) is due to the suction or thrust of the tongue against them. The function of the veneers in these cases is to fill and disguise the empty spaces. We also have the advantage that the veneers not only correct the separation of them, but also can end with aesthetic problems such as position, shape or color.
The other option it to get a treatments with orthodontics to relocate them on the correct position. This process obviously takes more time because the dentist needs to make adjustments slowly while your teeth move from the bone every month or so. You will also be required to wear a retainer after your braces are taken off.

 

 

If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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Get good teeth laser whitening for cheap in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry
I’m sure everybody thinks they’d like to get laser whitening. You might look at the mirror and you get the feeling that you have darker teeth than before. And it is possibly so. As you grow older your skin, body, hair, bones get affect… everything gets old, your teeth too. The teeth tend to yellow, just as the gums become more sensitive and might recede.

 

 

Whitening is one of the most demanded cosmetic treatments in the dental industry. Generally people do not seem to be happy with the color of their teeth since they were young. They remember that their teeth were very white but then they did not like them when the permanents came out. This is very normal, as baby teeth are whiter than the definitive ones. There are genetic factors that come into play, because not everyone has the same base color. Inside each the mouth there are also differences, the cuspids (canines) are usually at least a shade more yellow than the incisors; this is also reason for consultation because there are patients who have teeth with an acceptable color but with very yellow cuspids.

 

 

Here at our clinic you can get laser whitening to improve the look of your smile in a single visit while you vacation in Cancun. We also have the night kit treatment but we suggest to do the laser whitening at our clinic so you can get the most professional service available to you. As an interesting note, most of the American and Canadian patients who find us while they are shopping at our mall decide to get the laser whitening or a dental cleaning as they were not planning to get much else, and also this work as a way to try out services and make sure we are top notch. They usually make up their mind and plan accordingly to have a few days for a dental vacation the next time they come around to Cancun. They know they won’t get this level of care and professionalism at this price back in the USA or Canada.

 

 

If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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Dentistry tips for Halloween Candy to avoid tooth decay, cavities and caries!

 

 

Are you ready for Monday!? Halloween is around the corner and we know many of our patients are concerned for the dental health of their children… and let’s be honest, we also get to enjoy our own share of sweets that day! The candy obtained on Halloween can even last for several months if you had good luck finding out the most bountiful houses. Regulating the consumption of these delicious treats can be a challenge for any parent. There are number of things we can do for our children (and ourselves!) when dealing with Halloween candy. Check these tips to protect your smile and teeth from cavities:
Avoid snacking candy:
Eating candy between meals is a terrible idea for both your diet and your dental health… specially if it’s a sugary snack! That’s why…

 

Eat candy right after a meal:
If you want to threat your children or yourself with Halloween candy, eat it after a meal as a desert. At this time your mouth is already increased production of saliva and these can help suppress the brunt of the effect of sugary foods and bacteria. Limit them to 2 or 3 candies per meal at most, depending on the size, this could be even just 1 a day.

 

Stay away from sticky candies:
Sticky candies can pose a big problem for your teeth, forcing them to work harder than usual and increasing your chances of tooth decay because they take longer to get «dissolved» by saliva, specially if they get stuck on hard to reach places between your teeth.

 

Reduce intake of soda and sugary drinks:
You are already taking much more sugar than usual! There is no need to increase your chances of cavities even more with sugary drinks.
Donate the rest:
You and your children might end up with lots of candies that you don’t like. It is better to give them to someone who might like them instead of keeping them in your house as a temptation. If they stay around, you could make an excuse like «just one time» or «let’s try this», «there nothing else to snack» and end up eating more candy that you ever expected.

 

Double down on your dental hygiene:
You must be strict with your brushing and flossing habits every time you eat Hallowing candy. Brush at least twice a day (morning and night), and floss before going to sleep to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Schedule your dentist appointment:
There is no better time to remember to book your dentist appointment than Halloween, when your teeth might be vulnerable. Make sure you and your kids have good dental health before going for Trick or Treat this Halloween!

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