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What Impact Does Coffee Have on Our Teeth?

Most of us can’t live without a daily dose of coffee. ☕️ But, does that drink hinder the brightness of the smile it puts on our faces? 

HOW DOES COFFEE COLOUR TEETH?

Even though teeth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the human body, it isn’t straight and narrow. On the contrary, it contains microscopically sized dents which can store food and drink particles. Coloured food and drinks, such as coffee, tea, red wine or radish, contain pigments which can stay in those cracks and if certain measures aren’t taken they can cause permanent yellow stains on teeth.

DOES COFFEE COLOUR TEETH LESS IF I DRINK IT WITH MILK?

Although it may seem that a lighter colour of coffee should colour the teeth less, same pigments and acids are present inside coffee with or without milk. So, adding anything to your coffee isn’t going to stop the staining of your teeth from happening, except if you don’t put exponentially less coffee and more milk into your cup.

CAN I PREVENT THE STAINED SMILE?

Yes, if you give up coffee, tea and all other substances that colour teeth. But, we know you are ready to put up with your yellow smile in favour of that wonderful smell in the morning. Instead of abstaining, try to consume coffee during certain breaks in your day, better that then drinking it constantly. After you’ve finished with coffee you can wash your mouth with water or wash your teeth to remove potential yellow pigments from your teeth. Using whitening toothpaste and brushing regularly are both good ways to keep your teeth white at home.

Also, if you have regular check-ups at your dentist, the probability of having spots on your teeth from coffee is way smaller.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY TEETH ARE ALREADY DAMAGED?

If your teeth are already yellow, there is a number of solutions for whitening your teeth. What we don’t recommend is that you whiten your teeth at home, because solutions and acids for teeth whitening can be very dangerous if misused. Don’t buy any teeth whitening product on your own accord.

Nowadays you can do all kinds of teeth whitening, and at Markov Dental Clinic we do three kinds of teeth whitening:

  1. Whitening by using lasers
  2. Whitening without using lasers
  3. Withening at home by using  dental splints

 

 

 

DENTAL IMPLANTS – ARE THEY AS DURABLE AS REAL TEETH?

Dental implants represent long term alternative for missing teeth. Teeth are really strong and durable when healthy. They don’t only chew through all of the hard and crispy foods, they also hold the structure of our jaw and they are there to stay for the rest of our lives. But, in case you are an adult, you are bound to lose at least one tooth during your life and you need something to make up for it. Why it’s important that you make up for the lost tooth? – you can read about it in our blog IS it necessary to make up for one lost tooth? Maybe you are scared that dental implants can’t offer you the same strength and durability as your natural tooth, but the advanced technology of today actually allows you to replace the lost tooth with an implant of same strength.

Of course, it is very important which dental implants your dentist uses. Don’t fall for something cheap with a promise of high quality because the two don’t really go together. You can read about the prices and implant quality here. At the Markov Dental Clinic, our dentist dr sci. med. Borislav Markov uses only the best dental implants made by German “Ankylos” and Swiss “Nobel Biocare”.

Dental implants are actually pillars made out of titanium which are inserted into bone where the tooth used to be. Titanium is very durable, versatile and safe material that merges with jawbones in a few months. This forms an alternative root and with good care stays perfectly in place for the rest of the life.

Considering your dental implants have to connect with the jaw, the strength of your jaw can impact the implantation performance. That’s why bone reconstruction is important before dental implants are placed if the jaw is weak. Dental implants can last your whole life of they are installed right, protected and taken care of. Of course, they have to be high quality as well. Having in mind that implants help keep the natural face shape and smile it is easier to speak, chew and look completely natural while doing so.

 The process of implantation should only be done by highly trained professional who is a certified implantologist. Dr sci. med. Borislav Markov is a certified implantologist with over a decade of experience, even in the extreme cases when the whole jaw needed reconstruction because of a tumour. If you are ready to bring back your smile with strong, durable implants which look natural call +381 21 300 65 21 or contact us by filling out the following form.

 

Dental Care – Top 5 Myths

TOP 5 MYTHS – BUSTED

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Dental care has become this complicated thing from a really simple one. Our minds are fascinating, ready to jump through loops to convince us everything is under control. It is very concerning that we ignore so many signs and that we view myths as truth in order to make it easier for ourselves and to calm our conscience. The thing is, even if you are sure that everything is okay, if the problems are not acknowledged from the beginning they can get worse. Don’t allow your brain to make you stray away from taking care of your teeth.

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#1 I DON’T HAVE ANY ROTTEN TEETH, SO THIS MUST MEAN I DON’T HAVE TO GO TO THE DENTIST

Tooth rotting happens painlessly. At first it appears to be the same with teeth infections. Actually, most of dental problems go unnoticed at first. Because of that we recommend that you visit our clinic every six months for regular cleanings and exams. These check-ups allow us to discover early stages of certain dental conditions, before they become serious issues that can cost up to a couple thousand euros. Prevention is key!

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#2 I HAVE CHRONICALLY BAD BREATH WHICH MEANS I DON’T BRUSH MY TEETH WELL

Foul breath after eating onion means you haven’t brushed your teeth well. Chronically having bad breath is probably something more serious. Conditions that can cause this are: gum diseases, teeth rotting, teeth infection, and some other conditions in your body such as kidney and liver failure. If your foul breath doesn’t disappear after brushing your teeth it is time to call professionals and get to the bottom of the problem.

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#3 MY GUMS NEVER BLED SO THIS MUST MEAN I DON’T HAVE A GUM DISEASE

Gums bleeding signal that we probably have some kind of illness. The other signal that something isn’t right is red gum tissue. Swollen tissue is another one as well. In the earliest stages (when the treatment is the most efficient) it might not be apparent to your eyes. Again, this is the reason why you should go to your dentist at least twice a year.

#Mit 4 CHEWING GUM IS THE SAME AS DENTAL FLOSS

There isn’t a shortcut to good oral health. Do you remember when a study came out and said that chewing gum is almost as efficient as a toothbrush and toothpaste? It isn’t. In fact, it isn’t even close. Gum that doesn’t contain any sugar keeps the teeth clean right after eating but there is a problem: chewing for more than 20 minutes can help bacteria spread all over the mouth. Also, chewing gum can’t remove the remains and plaque underneath the gum line where floss is essential.

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#Mit 5 AS LONG AS WE REGULARLY TAKE CARE OF OUR TEETH AT HOME, EVERYTHING IS FINE

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Avoiding sugars can help your teeth remain healthy. Cleaning your teeth after every meal can help as well. But none of these things doesn’t leave place for actual dentistry care. Problems with dental health can develop slowly and stay undiscovered even for people with strict brushing and maintenance routines at home. Without professional care there isn’t any way to be sure that your teeth and gums are healthy.Održavanje zuba

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If you haven’t seen your dentist for more than 6 months, call Markov Dental Clinic +381 21 300 65 21 to make an appointment today. We are a dentist clinic in Novi Sad and if you need a dentist here – we are ready to help!

 

Bleeding Gums – Causes

Bleeding of the gums can be caused by one simple thing like for example a bad teeth brushing technique, but it can also be a sign of some kind of a health issue which you should look into.

THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF GUM BLEEDING

  1. Gingivitis – a disease which causes gum inflammation
  2. Rough teeth brushing or using a brush with hard bristles
  3. You’ve recently started using floss and your gums aren’t used to it
  4. Medication you take
  5. Pregnancy
  6. You have prothesis that doesn’t fit well

GINGIVITIS

Bleeding gums are the main symptom of gum inflammation. It is one of the most common oral cavity diseases caused by plaque accumulating along the gum line. If you have gingivitis, your gums could be irritated, red and swollen. Also, when you have gingivitis your gums are prone to bleeding when brushing your teeth. You can prevent gingivitis by having a regular hygiene which consists of washing your teeth twice a day, floss every day and wash your mouth with antibacterial solutions and that you also regularly go to the dentist.
More about this you can read up on Gingivitis – Gum inflammation

PERIODONTOSIS

If you don’t treat gingivitis – it evolves into periodontosis – incurable disease, which can only be slowed down. Periodontosis is progressive and degenerative illness that destroys tissue and bone that support the teeth. Bleeding of the gums represents one of the main symptoms of periodontosis. If your gums are bleeding easily, it is possible that you have it. Also, if you can notice your gums retreating and that you can see more of your teeth over time. Your breath could smell bad and you can have an awful taste in your mouth as well as red and swollen gums. If you don’t treat periodontosis you could lose your teeth.
More about this you can read up on Periodontosis – Symptoms, causes and treatment

DIABETES

Bleeding and swelling of the gums can be a sign of diabetes type 1 or 2. If you suffer from diabetes, your mouth doesn’t have the capacity to fight of all the bacteria, so there’s a bigger risk from infection. Higher level of sugar in your blood which is connected to diabetes makes it more difficult for gums to heal and considering that it makes gum diseases more difficult to treat.

LEUKAEMIA 

Gums that bleed can be a sign of leukaemia. Thrombocytes help in stopping the bleeding. If you have leukaemia the number of thrombocytes is low. That makes it more difficult to stop the bleeding in different parts of your body including gums.

THROMBOCYTE DEFICIENCY

If you have gum bleeding while washing your teeth which doesn’t stop on it’s own accord, your gums could be irritated or you maybe have a thrombocyte deficiency – thrombocytopenia. If you do suffer from this condition, every wound heals with great difficulty, including your gums.

HAEMOPHILIA

If your gums bleed a lot when you cut yourself or have an intervention, it can be a sign of haemophilia or something like it. It means that your blood doesn’t coagulate as it should and that wounds heal very slowly or don’t heal at all. Haemophilia is a hereditary illness.

VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY

Vitamin C helps tissue grow and regenerate. It helps with healing wounds and strengthening bones and teeth. If you don’t have enough vitamin C, you are probably going to feel week and irritable. Over time, it can lead up to swollen gums and bleeding. If you have vitamin C deficiency for a longer period of time it can cause scurvy. Scurvy shows up on your skin, mucous membranes, connective tissue and joints. It can lead to anemia. Bleeding gums represent a typical symptom of scurvy.

VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY

If you notice bleeding from your gums the cause could be vitamin K deficiency as well. This vitamin helps coagulate the blood. Also it is very good for the bones. If you are missing vitamin K in your diet or your body doesn’t absorb it well it can cause gum bleeding.

It wouldn’t be recommended that you put down the diagnosis yourself. Before doing anything else, you should visit your dentist, who will then advise you further. If you do want to make an appointment in Markov Dental Clinic, where you will get advice on what is best for you from dr sci. med. Borislav Markov after your check-up, you can do that by calling 021 300 65 21, filling in this form or by contacting us on our Facebook page.

 

 

Nobel Biocare Dental Implants

Nobel Biocare is a company which is said to be the pioneer of the dental implants. Their story begun in the late 1952. when the company’s founder, back then a young scientist, Per-Ingvar Brånemark was studying the bloodstream of rabbits and for that reason he put a titanium part inside a rabbits bone for research purposes. Experiment was successful but when he wanted to take the implant out he noticed it had completely merged with bones around it. He then first used the term “osseointegration” for this phenomenon and started thinking about using it on humans unlike other scientists which noticed this before him. In 1965. he used the titanium implants on a human, with positive results. In 1978. Swedish authorities approved the use of dental implants on humans, and in 1981. the company Bofos Nobelpharma was founded, which is called Nobel Biocare today. The headquarters have been moved in the meantime from Sweden to Switzerland, but company was still the representative for dental inovations.

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As pioneers of implantology, their role was of historical importance but also the future of inovations in dentistry from industrial production of implants to finding a way to fix the problem of missing teeth. Nobel Biocare is continuously working on improving teeth implants which they design so that the patients will have the best care.
Nobel Biocare has it’s own 3D diagnostics, 3D planning and operation.

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NobelParallel CC

NobelParallel CC  is a new type of implant that comes from this manufacturer. The idea that lead the Nobel Biocare researchers was making an implant whose installation will be very quick and efficient, to shorten the time between the installation and wearing a functional dental cap on that implant. Also, this type of implant enables solid implantation even to the older patients who have more fragile bones. NobelParalller Conical Connection as it’s key advantage has stability from the first contact with the jaw.

Platform Switching technology is designed in a way so that the abutment is distanced from the bone. After putting pressure on dental caps during chewing there is a small amount of movement from the abutment in at the base of the implant. This kind of design was created to make bone loss smaller overtime, which is achieved by moving abutment from the bone, compared to older systems where implant – abutment connection is straight and can lead to a bigger bone loss around the implant.

NobelParallel Conical Connection – Nobel Biocare

Nobel Active

NobelActive enables large amount of stability and can be installed even in place of recently removed tooth. This implant allows immediate pressure. They are recommended for the aesthetic zone as their circumference is 3mm which makes them easy to be implanted in small spaces. Main characteristic of this type of implant is their oxidated surface “TiUnite” with grooves which maintain a high amount of stability and quick recovery.