Grupo dental de Amarillo

Better Breakfast for a Better Smile

Breakfast

Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. It kick starts your body and provides you withenough energy to make it through your hectic mo

rning as well as keep your mind focused on the task at hand. Eating a balanced breakfast is not only good for you body, but also good for your teeth. Being mindful of the acidity and sugar levels in your food is key to keeping your teeth in tip-top shape!

When it comes to breakfast foods, there are a few foods we recommend eating in moderation! These include, but are not limited to, orange juice and sugary cereals. Orange juice has a very high acidity and by drinking too much, the acid can wear down your tooth enamel. Cereals that are high in sugar have a similar effect on your teeth, but the sugar can also cause cavities.

Eating a balanced breakfast that is low in sugar and acid, but high in protein will make your body and teeth feel great! Protein rich foods will help to build up your enamel and keep your teeth stronger than ever.

Here are a few recipe ideas for a healthy and balanced breakfast:

Overnight Oats:

o 1/3 cup of oats
o 1/3 cup of milk (or substitute almond, soy, coconut, etc.)
o 1/3 cup of plain Greek Yogurt
o 1 tbsp chia or flax seeds OR ¼ cup chopped nuts
o Fresh fruit/ berries of your choice!

Mix all of the ingredients together in a sealed container, or mason jar, and place in fridge the night before. Open and enjoy the next morning for a healthy and balanced breakfast!

Avocado Toast:

o 1-2 slices of whole grain toast
o 1 ripe avocado
o 1 egg (cooked to your preference)
o 1 ripe tomato
o Seasonings of your choice (salt & pimienta, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, etc.)

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

'woman holding apple'Keeping your gums healthy is vital to ensuring that your mouth stays clean and your teeth stay intact and in pristine condition. This blog will focus on the best ways to make sure your gums stay healthy in order to prevent gum disease and keep your smile shining bright for years to come.

1) Floss, Floss, Floss

Flossing is one of the easiest and most effective steps you can take to fight against gum disease and keep your gums healthy. Flossing once a day helps clean those areas in between your teeth which are hard for your toothbrush to reach.

2) Brush and Rinse

Brushing twice a day is the most commonly preached method of keeping your mouth fresh and clean. It is also a good idea to rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash twice a day in order to protect your gums. Rinsing with mouthwash is a great way to thoroughly clean your mouth, because it reaches areas that your toothbrush and floss can’t reach.

3) Use the Right Toothpaste

Choosing the right toothpaste is important to keeping your gums healthy. Make sure to grab a toothpaste that contains fluoride in order to get the best results when brushing. Also make sure to look for the ADA seal of acceptance in order to ensure that you’re getting a toothpaste backed by experts at the ADA!

4) Regular Dentist Checkups

Visiting your dentist twice a year is extremely important in preventing diseases and ensuring that your teeth remain healthy and clean. Your dentist will be able to see early symptoms of gum disease and is the only way for you to get rid of tartar and plaque which are stuck to your teeth and can have a negative impact on your gums if not cleaned.

These four steps can help you significantly improve the health of your gums and reduce your risk of gum disease. If you have any more questions about how to keep your gums healthy or how to prevent gum disease, Llame al grupo Dental de Amarillo en Número de teléfono de oficina calle Comercio 806-358-7633 hoy!

Cepillos de dientes manual, Eléctrica, y cepillos de dientes sónicos

'manual and electric toothbrush'With the many options of toothbrushes available today, we understand that choosing the right one for you can be overwhelming. If you are considering changing your brush style, read more information below about manual, electric and sonic toothbrushes.

Cepillos de dientes manual

Manual toothbrushes are the most common type of toothbrushes, available at your local convenience store. Many people choose to opt for the manual toothbrush because it is a much cheaper option compared to the electric and sonic toothbrushes. Studies have shown that there is not a huge difference in using a manual toothbrush vs. an electric/sonic toothbrush, as manually brushing still cleans the surface of your teeth of food debris and plaque. Sin embargo, manual toothbrushes clean your teeth at a rate of around 300 brush strokes per minute, while electric and sonic toothbrushes operate much faster (see below).

Electric Toothbrushes

Electric brushes operate at a much higher brush stroke rate than manual toothbrushes, with around 3,000 - 6,000 brush strokes per minute. A brush stroke from an electric toothbrush differs from that of a manual toothbrush because it moves much faster in a smaller surface area, using either oscillating or vibrating motions.

Sonic brushes differ from electric brushes slightly in that they vibrate at a much higher frequency, about 30,000 a 40,000 strokes per minute. Sonic toothbrushes have been found to have a slighter higher cleaning rate because they clean harder to reach areas, such as under the gums and in between the teeth. Sin embargo, while this may be true – nothing compares to flossing in between the teeth. The ADA recommends for adults with arthritis or who have a hard time manually brushing to change to electric or sonic toothbrushes, which increases stability for your hand while brushing.

Whatever option you chose, as long as you are brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing once, you will be able to effectively keep your teeth clean and healthy! If you have any further questions about the toothbrush for you, Dénos una llamada en Número de teléfono de oficina calle Comercio 806-358-7633!

Implantes Dentales: La recuperación

'recovery sign'The recovery time following dental implant surgery tends to vary, but is usually based on the amount of teeth being implanted, whether or not a bone graft was needed and the individual and how well they manage their recovery. Luckily, the science and technology behind dental implants has improved drastically over the last few years, improving post-surgery pain and comfort for patients.

The patient requiring the least amount of recovery time would be one who had a standard, single dental implant placed with no bone grafting. With a simple procedure like this one, there is very little discomfort or pain after the surgery. Mild bruising and soreness can occur, but is typically manageable with over the counter pain relievers. In more severe implant cases, such as those where multiple teeth are implanted or severe bone grafting needed in order to accomplish the implant, the recovery time tends to be longer and the discomfort can be more intense.

In any cases, it is important to keep your mouth clean after surgery, which can be done by rinsing your mouth gently with salt water beginning the day después de la surgery. You may begin brushing your teeth the night after the surgery, but make sure to keep it light around the surgery area as to not disrupt the healing in that area. It is also important to remember that in the week following your surgery, there should be no smoking and no sucking through a straw, as this can seriously inhibit your healing process. It is important to stick to a diet primarily consisting of soft foods for the first 7-10 days following your surgery before beginning to return to your normal diet.

As you can see, the recovery process after receiving a dental implant is fairly predictable and comfortable. It is important to follow the instructions that we give you at The Dental Group of Amarillo, and to always remember that if you have any questions or concerns regarding a procedure or following your surgery, you can always give us a call at Número de teléfono de oficina calle Comercio 806-358-7633.

5 Razones por qué sus dientes cambian Color

'woman brushing teeth'Brushing and flossing your teeth every day can keep your smile bright and white. Sin embargo, you might have noticed that even though you take great care of your teeth, they look a little yellow and have lost their sparkle. This is completely normal. Here are 5 reasons why this could be happening to you.

  1. Alimentos y bebidas: Coffee, tea and red wine play a major role in staining your teeth. They all have Chromogens, which are intense color pigments that attach to the white outer part of your tooth known as enamel.
    Tip: Drink with a straw, keeping those stain-causing dyes in the drink away from your teeth
  2. Consumo de tabaco: The two chemicals found in tobacco, tar and nicotine, create a tough stain. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless, but when it’s mixed with oxygen, it creates a yellowish color. Both together create the stain.
  3. Age: Below the white shell of enamel on our teeth is a softer area called Dentin. Over the years, our outer enamel gets thinner from brushing and the yellowish dentin shows through.
  4. Trauma: If you have experienced an injury to the mouth, your tooth may change color. This is because your tooth reacts to the trauma by putting down more dentin, which is darker than the outer enamel on your teeth.
  5. Medicamentos: Many different kind of medications come with the side effect of darkening your teeth. Also, children who are exposed to medication when their teeth are forming, either in the womb or as a baby, can experience discoloration of their adult teeth later in life.

Some of these reasons are preventable and some of these happen over the course of life. Try to avoid some of these things and continue to brush and floss your teeth every day. If you would like to discuss your teeth whitening options with us, por favor llame a nuestra oficina al 806-358-7633 para programar una cita.

De dónde vienen los implantes dentales?

'children playing in dirt'Los implantes dentales have a surprisingly rich and interesting history. Across centuries and throughout cultures around the world there is evidence of attempts at replacing missing teeth with various objects and materials.

The oldest dental implants can be traced back to 2000 BC in China, where missing teeth were substituted with bamboo pegs.

Fast forward a bit to around 1000 BC and you’ll find an ancient Egyptian King whose tomb was recently discovered along with his mummified remains; a copper peg hammered into place where a tooth once lived. This may have been the first time in history that we know of when metal implants were used.

Across the globe some time around 300 BC, an iron tooth was found in a French grave thought to be Celtic in origin. It is possible this implant may have been a post-mortem placement to honor the dead, as an attempt to perform the surgery using a live patient would have been an excruciatingly painful process.

Just 2000 years ago missing teeth were being substituted for animal teeth, and the poor were even selling their teeth to the wealthy, just to make ends meet! The body often rejected these surrogate teeth, causing infection.

More recently in 1931 in Honduras, Dr. Wilson Monroe and his wife found a jawbone amongst other artifacts, with teeth fashioned from shells and attached to the jawbone of an ancient man.

Today we are lucky enough to have implantes dentales that not only look and feel like real teeth, and anesthesia for the pain is also a plus. Thanks to studies conducted by Per-Ingvar Brånemark of Sweden in the 1950’s, oral surgeons have been able to perfect the process over the years to create today’s implants, which have a 98% success rate! Through a process known as osseointegration, metals and other implant materials are able to be skillfully placed so that your jaw bone actually attaches itself to the implant creating a seamless support system.

Missing a tooth or two? Give us a call at Número de teléfono de oficina calle Comercio 806-358-7633 to discuss your dental implant options today!

Mal aliento es una mala noticia

'woman with fresh breath'Don’t let bad breath be a part of your day! En nuestra oficina, we are asked on an almost daily basis “How can I get rid of my bad breath?”

Here are some quick and easy tips to help keep your breath fresh and clean:

1. Brush and Floss Regularly:
It’s basic advice, but foolproof. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing and tongue scraping once is the best way to combat bad breath. When the bacteria in your mouth have bits of food and debris to feed on, they create the odors that cause bad breath. Keeping your mouth clean will keep your breath clean at the same time!

2. Drink Water:
You don’t always have access to a toothbrush. As it turns out though, water can be an effective way to freshen your breath until you can get home and brush. Water helps clean out your mouth and prevents dryness, another major cause of bad breath.

3. Eat Good Foods:
A good way to prevent bad breath is to stay away from foods that make your breath smell bad, and eat foods those that will help your breath smell good! Melons and citrus fruit are high in Vitamin C, and help kill bacteria in your mouth. Fibrous foods like apples and celery can help remove food stuck in your teeth, reducing smells caused by bacteria feeding on them.

4. Choose gum and mints with Xylitol:
Sugary gum and breath mints are often used to tackle bad breath. Sin embargo, the stinky bacteria in your mouth love sugar, and giving them more tends to produce acid that can make your breath smell worse AND lead to tooth decay. Xylitol is a sugar alternative that bacteria cannot break down, which makes it a perfect method for keeping your breath fresh and clean.

If you are troubled by your bad breath, ask us for more tips on staying fresh and clean!

Dientes blanqueamiento vs. Blanqueamiento dental

'whitened vs regular teeth'You’ve probably seen someone with pearly white teeth before and wondered, “How have they managed to keep their teeth so bright all these years?” The truth is, many people these days are opting to whiten their teeth with artificial methods to achieve that picture-perfect smile.

Bleaching vs. Blanqueo

When teeth are whitened beyond their natural color, the process is referred to as “tooth bleaching”. This type of whitening usually involves using some form of “bleaching” agent such as hydrogen-or-carbamide peroxide.

Another method of restoring teeth to their original, whiter state of being is known as “teeth whitening”. This process is different from bleaching in that it involves cleaning the surface of teeth to remove stains, dirt, and other brightness inhibitors to restore the teeth to their original color. Sometimes this process also involves the use of bleaching agents.

Nowadays, these terms are used almost interchangeably – (their distinction is one mostly used by the FDA).

When you get your teeth whitened in our office, we utilize a highly-potent peroxide bleaching gel that can be better activated with a laser. We will also apply a gel to your gums to protect from chemical exposure.

Store-bought whitening kits contain a lower-potency whitening gel, but implement a similar process. These kits can be a significantly cheaper solution, but are usually not as effective and can even be damaging if not applied correctly.

And many people these days are even trying DIY methods to enhance their smile. Whatever method you choose, its always best to contact us first at Número de teléfono de oficina calle Comercio 806-358-7633 so that you can make sure you are choosing the safest blanqueamiento de dientes option for you.

Cuidando tus chapas

'woman smiling with veneers'

Felicitaciones! ’ Ve acaba de recibir sus nuevo chapas. Tu sonrisa nunca ha mirado esta buena, y probablemente querrá asegurarse de que se mantiene de esa manera! Chapas buenas pueden durar mucho, mucho tiempo, pero solamente si usted toma buen cuidado de ellos en el camino.

Estos son algunos consejos para hacer tus chapas duran una década y aún más:

Tratarlos como los dientes

Puede asegurarse de que sus carillas duran mucho tiempo si se los cepilla con el mismo cuidado que lo haría con los dientes originales. Cepillo dos veces y use hilo dental una vez al día para obtener mejores resultados!

Limpiezas regulares

Lo ’ s importante que programar citas con usted por lo que podemos hacer que sus carillas miran su mejor, y que permanecen así. La semana después de que se colocan las carillas es la visita más importante, seguido por sus visitas regulares de higiene dental, durante el cual podemos mantener un ojo hacia fuera para posibles problemas.

Trate de no rutina

Muchas personas rechinan los dientes, pero ’ es importante que usted nos deja saber si usted tiene un historial de hacerlo. Medidas para evitar daños en sus nuevas carillas con el tiempo, como un protector bucal durante la noche para proteger su nueva sonrisa.

Evitar el daño

Morder el alimento duro es peligroso para los dientes, y más aún para las carillas. Evitar el uso de tus chapas a morder alimentos y materiales duros. Menos estrés que pongas en ellos mejor.

La coloración

Chapas de mantienen su sombra bellamente en los años, pero no son inmunes de la coloración. Evitar los alimentos y bebidas que usted hacer para los dientes naturales como el café mismo, té, vino (y fumar)!

Qué está involucrado en el procedimiento?

Primero evaluamos tus dientes usando diversos tipos de imágenes e impresiones para garantizar que las carillas son una buena opción para usted. A continuación creamos una maqueta para que usted pueda ver sus dientes como se ven después del procedimiento, antes de tomar su decisión final. Si decides seguir el primer paso es eliminar una capa delgada del esmalte de los dientes y luego hacer una impresión de que podemos construir las carillas. Las carillas se adhieren a los dientes con cemento dental y endurecido con una luz especial. Que ’ s donde comienza el procedimiento termina y su nueva sonrisa.

Si estás listo para una actualización de sonrisa con carillas, Dénos una llamada en Número de teléfono de oficina calle Comercio 806-358-7633!

Dientes perdidos: Más que un hueco en su sonrisa

'man smiling'

Si bien es cierto que el efecto más obvio de los dientes perdidos es un hueco en su sonrisa, los dientes perdidos pueden causar otros problemas que podrían no ser inmediatamente conscientes de. Por ejemplo, Sabías que por cada diente faltante tienes te perder 10 por ciento de su capacidad de masticación? Siga leyendo para obtener una mejor idea de cómo una falta de dientes puede afectar tu vida.

Alrededor de los dientes

Un diente que falta generalmente significa más estrés para los dientes restantes. Además de, Si le falta un diente en la mandíbula inferior, el diente opuesto en la parte superior puede crecer más en la brecha en un proceso conocido como superuption o extrusión. Esto podría llevar a la inclinación de los dientes y mover de lugar a la deriva en el espacio que fue dejado por el diente que falta – un desastre para tu hermosa sonrisa!

Salud digestiva

Si le faltan dientes, usted no puede disfrutar de los alimentos que acostumbras a comer – malo para su salud y malo para tu estado de ánimo! Diga adiós a las manzanas acarameladas, agua salada chicloso, zanahorias crujientes y hasta goma de mascar. Y ya que la variedad en su dieta se reduce cuando falta un diente, problemas digestivos son desafortunadas todavía común.

Caries y problemas de higiene

El desplazamiento de los dientes puede causar nuevos problemas de higiene como puede ser difícil para el cepillo y la seda como usted normalmente lo haría. Esto deja la boca más vulnerable a la enfermedad de las encías y caries dentales.

Estética facial

Personas con más de un diente faltante también pueden tener problemas con algo colapsado que provoca una pérdida de dimensión vertical. Podría provocar que su cara aparezca más corto, como la distancia entre la punta de la nariz y la barbilla se disminuiría.

La buena noticia es que no tienes que sufrir más! Los implantes dentales pueden ayudar a evitar todos los problemas mencionados y dejarle vivir su vida normalmente otra vez. Nunca es demasiado tarde para un implante dental, Dénos una llamada en Número de teléfono de oficina calle Comercio 806-358-7633 para obtener información sobre este procedimiento de cambio de vida.