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Dental Health Informations for our Patients

1-1 Oral Health Information for Patients

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Post-extraction instructions

  1. Do not disturb the area: For the next few days, and especially the first 24 hours, it is very important to allow your body to form a good clot and start the natural healing process.
  2. Bleeding: When you leave the office, you might be biting on a slightly dampened gauze pad to control bleeding. Keep slight pressure on this gauze for at least 20 minutes. Don’t change it during this time; it needs to remain undisturbed while a clot forms in the extraction socket. After 20 minutes, you may remove it. If the area continues to bleed you may need to repeat this process.
  3. Smoking: Smoking should be stopped following surgery. Risk of complications of the surgery will be substantially increased by the cigarette smoke chemicals in your body. Smokers are at greater risk of developing a Dry Socket which normally develops after 2-3 days.
  4. Pain: Some discomfort is normal after surgery. To minimize pain, take Maxigesic or similar combination analgesic. Do not take Aspirin this may lead to further bleeding. If prescription pain medication is prescribed, take it as instructed on the label. If the pain persists after 3 days, please call the surgery.
  5. Rinsing: Avoid all rinsing or swishing for 24 hours after extraction. Rinsing can disturb the formation of a healing blood clot which is essential to proper healing. This could cause bleeding and risk of dry socket. After 24 hours, you may begin gentle rinsing with a saltwater solution (1/2 teaspoon salt + 1 cup warm water), continue gentle rinsing for 3-5 days, twice a day after meals.
  6. Diet: Have something to eat but avoid eating on the extraction site. Avoid alcohol for 48 hours and as well as hot, hard or spicy foods.
  7. Post-extraction instructions Activity: After leaving the office, rest and avoid strenuous activities for the remainder of the day. Keeping blood pressure lower will reduce bleeding and aid healing.
  8. Antibiotics: If you were given an antibiotic prescription, take all of them as directed. Please call the practice, if you have any problems or queries at all. Following these instructions very closely will greatly help your comfort and promote uneventful healing of the area.

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Home Bleaching Instructions

There are many factors that can affect the shade change of your teeth, so it is important to have realistic expectations before and after whitening. It is important to understand that whitening will not affect anything but the natural tooth. Any fillings, white or silver, crowns, veneers and dentures will not change in colour. Teeth are naturally darker along the gum line. Factors like current shade and staining, certain foods, habits (like smoking) and medications can impact your whitening success.

Once you have achieved your desired results, it is up to you to maintain your bright, white smile. It takes just as long to stain your teeth again as it did in the first place. The product you have been provided with is a controlled, supervised, take-home bleaching system, dispensed in syringes. It contains either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide gel with potassium nitrate and sodium fluoride. People with a history of chemical intolerances and allergies should carry out allergy testing before using this product.

How to Use:

  1. Brush and floss teeth before inserting tray.
  2. Place a small amount of sensitive toothpaste into the trays provided and place them over your teeth for 10 minutes. Remove trays and rinse the toothpaste out of your mouth and tray with water.
  3. Place a tiny drop of bleaching in the front of each tooth in the tray as shown in the patient information brochure. We recommend that you only bleach the front 6-8 teeth, which are the most visible. The average treatment per arch requires approximately 0.5ml of gel.
  4. Once inserted lightly tap to adapt tray sides to teeth. Remove excess gel from the tray edges with a clean cotton bud. Wear trays for the period mentioned to you by your dentist.
  5. Once this time has lapsed, remove trays and rinse your mouth twice, do not swallow rinsed gel. Clean out bleaching gel from the trays. Follow step 2 with the sensitive toothpaste Store the trays in the case provided and store gel in a cool dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
  6. Repeat this process as instructed until the desired level of whitening is attained. For Effective Results: Regardless of the whitening product you use the time the teeth stay white after whitening depends mainly on you and your lifestyle.

Do not eat, drink or smoke during treatment. Do not smoke immediately after treatment, wait for at least two hours. Foods and drinks containing strong colours should be avoided during the treatment period or consumed in moderation. Precautions For some people, tooth whitening causes sensitivity, most often sensitivity is temporary and treatable. Using a desensitizing toothpaste should help. After Brushing your teeth with sensitive toothpaste you can additionally place the desensitizing toothpaste into the whitening trays just as you do the whitening gel and leave for 30 minutes.

A diet low in acidic foods and drinks may also help. If sensitivity persists, please contact us. Pregnant or women who are breastfeeding should not use whitening products.

Keep whitening gel out of reach of children Do not swallow gel or rinsed gel. Products contain peroxide and swallowing large amounts can be harmful. If a large amount is ingested drink plenty of milk or water and seek medical advice. If the gel makes eye or skin contact wash thoroughly with water and seeks medical advice if symptoms persist.

Regular dental check-ups and cleaning are important before and after bleaching to maintain a healthy smile.

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How to maintain Dentures

We endeavour to make a set or teeth for you which are comfortable, functional and Aesthetic. In order to improve the life span of your dentures.

Align Dentistry has the following recommendations:

  1. Adjustment: Once inserted all dentures take a little bit of time to get used to. However, if your denture is rubbing against your gum and causing sore spots, please feel free to come in and we can adjust it for you free of charge.
  2. Cleaning: At night remove your dentures and place them into a container with water at along with denture cleaning agents like Sterident tablets. Like your natural teeth, dentures also collect plaque and calculus. Once you note these deposits on your denture teeth please let us know and we can clean your dentures for you.
  3. Soft tissue health: Give your gums some rest by removing the dentures at night. If you notice any pain or inflammation of the tissues below the denture, please call us and we can help you resolve it. If you notice a white, painful lesion around the gums where the dentures sit please call us as this can indicate infections of the mucosa.
  4. Implant overdenture maintenance: Implant overdentures have superior retention and restore function to an almost natural level. If you already have one of these dentures, it is extremely important that you maintain hygiene around the implants that are holding your denture in place with regular brushing and flossing around the implants. You also need to clean out the remaining components on the fitting surface of your denture. Six monthly recalls with the hygienist to check the health of the implant is essential.

Payment Plan: Align Dentistry and medical centre also offer INTEREST FREE periodic payment plans for more comprehensive dental treatments. There are various payment plans and options to choose from depending on any situation.

Dylan King
Dylan King
04:04 09 Oct 18
Three of my children have had braces the first just got them off and looks amazing. The service of dr Anand and staff is amazing. Always helpful. Highly Recommended
Neha Shivathaya
Neha Shivathaya
05:53 08 Oct 18
I'm so thankful to Dr Anand and the team at Align Dentistry for providing me with the picture perfect smile leading up to my wedding day. Their attention to detail, precision and care made me feel at ease. I knew that I was getting the best possible service. I'm grateful and that this feeling will last for the rest of my life ahead :)
Selma Mesanovic
Selma Mesanovic
11:35 10 Sep 18
The staff are really friendly and welcoming and they provide high quality service, especially in regards to braces for younger kids. It's one of the best orthodontic places to go to. Highly recommend them.
lara wakeham
lara wakeham
08:20 21 Aug 18
I am very thankful for the smile that was worth the while! Dr Anand and the team were very friendly and helpful and would highly recommend. I couldn’t be more happy with my teeth. :)
07:30 10 Aug 18
Dr Anand was pleasant and funny with all the treatment he did during the 18 months that my son had braces for. Would recommend align dentistry at chipping Norton to all my family and friends. The reception staff were awesome also, also made me laugh.
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