Dr. Amira Soltan Dental Clinic
& Emergency Dentistry
Dr. Amira Soltan
د. اميره سلطان
اخصائي طب الفم والاسنان القصر العيني
زماله الليزر جامعه جنوه الايطاليه
ماجستير اداره المستشفيات الاكاديميه البحريه اللوجستية
Dr. Maher Medhat
د ماهر مدحت
اخصائي طب الفم و جراحه الاسنان القصر العيني
Dr. Ahmed Kadry
د احمد قدري
اخصائي التقويم ماجستير تقويم وعضو هيئه التدريس بالجامعه
Dr. Alaa Alashkar
د الاء الاشقر
اخصائي طب اسنان اطفال
Dr. Ahmad Alkhateb
د. احمد الخطيب
اخصائي التركيبات وتجميل الاسنان. حاصل علي البورد الالماني
Dr. Osama Farahat
د اسامه فرحات
اخصائي علاج العصب والحشوات التجميلية
A famous quote says: "The Mouth is the gate to the whole body".
If you maintain your healthy oral hygiene, your body will eventually thank you &, without a doubt, your medical expenses will be less.
There are many academic & clinical studies that proved the correlation between poor oral hygiene & serious health problems such as heart attack, strokes, poorly controlled diabetes, & preterm labor. This is because the mini digestion of food in the mouth breaks down the Carbohydrates, and the build-up of food remnants turn into bacteria. If not regularly brushed and professionally removed, dental and oral diseases can happen, like:
- Tooth Decay
- Gum diseases (gingivitis)
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Sensitive Teeth
- Oral Cancer
One must regularly get a routine examination every 6 months (or maximum 12 months) for routine examination.
Prevention is always better than treatment.
Remember... Maintaining Healthy Oral Hygiene is a lifelong commitment.
Everybody's dream is to get celebrities' smiles... White smiles!
Teeth Whitening (also known as Teeth Bleaching; & no! Not using Chlorox!) is the process of lightning the colour of human teeth. Due to intrinsic or extrinsic factors that change the colour of tooth enamel, our teeth can become yellowish. Many examples of these factors are plaque, coffee, tea, smoking, alcohol, food, certain medications, age, or genetic.
The methods are either professional in-office whitening & at home whitening.
For whitening treatment to be successful, dentists should correctly diagnose the type, intensity, & the location of the tooth discolouration, as well as remove any defects in the tooth to achieve the best results. In addition, effective communication between the dentist & the patient along with reasonable expectation from the patient determine the tooth whitening endpoint.
It is a simple procedure & an early treatment for tooth decay, where a prepped cavity is filled in your tooth. Several materials can be used as fillings, like Amalgam, Composite, Glass-ionomer, Gold, or Porcelain. Based on the condition, the dentist decides which material is the most suitable for the patient.
What to expect after a filling is that your affected tooth might feel sensitive when you eat something sweet, bite your teeth together, or when the temperature changes. You should see your dentist again if this keeps on.
Over time, fillings may crack or chip, and this will allow food to become trapped between the tooth and the filling or cause more sensitivity during drinking hot / cold drinks.
This can be avoided during a regular dental check-up as the dentist checks your oral health and general health, if any changes happened.
As a human baby is born, there is a dedicated branch of dentistry that commits to children's oral health from birth through adolescence called Pediatric Dentistry (a.k.a. Pedodontics or Kids Dentistry).
Pediatric dentists promote the oral health of kids as well as serve as educational resources for parents. A dental visit should occur within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by a child's first birthday. It is crucial to establish a comprehensive & accessible ongoing relationship between the dentist & patient – referring to this as the patient's "dental home". This is because early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is essential to maintain oral health, modify abnormal habits, & treat as needed and as simply as possible. Additionally, parents are given:
- A program of preventive home care (brushing, flossing and fluorides)
- A caries risk assessment
- Information on finger, thumb, & pacifier habits
- Advice on preventing injuries to the mouth & teeth of children
- Diet counseling
- Information on growth & development
Remember... Maintaining Healthy Oral Hygiene is a lifelong commitment. Such responsibility is a simple, easy daily task that might sound a lot to do, yet it saves your health & wealth for the future.
Dental braces are wire-based appliances used in aligning & straightening teeth, & help position them with regard to a person's bite, while also aiming to improve dental health. They also fix gaps between teeth (known as diastema).
Along the development of appliances that correct bites, deformities, crowdings, and misalignments, technology introduced a new type of non-wire-based appliance called Invisalign, in which the smile is clear as you wear it & less clinical visits to the dentist/orthodontist occur.
At Dr. Amira Soltan Dental Clinic, our Orthodontists evaluate every case separately & determine the appropriate device that matches & promises a good prognosis.
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums. They are shaped to your mouth & created by your dentist to replace lost or removed natural teeth. Dentures can either be full or partial, meaning they can either replace all teeth on either the top and/or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing through careful designing.
Regardless of what kind of dentures you may need, they will be custom designed to fit your mouth, restore function & speech, & visually match to your existing teeth.
Dentures not only improve the appearance of a smile that has multiple missing teeth, but they also keep the structure of the mouth healthy by supporting the structures around the cheeks and lips. They also make it possible to eat foods that require chewing, making it possible to keep your diet the same & ensure that you are properly nourished. Lastly, dentures are a viable solution to replace teeth that are causing serious pain and oral health issues, such as those with rotted roots or severe damage. Having dentures fitted means that troublesome teeth are eliminated and replaced with a strong and beautiful alternative.
Technology in Dental Biomaterials have evolved throughout the years, in which flexible dentures have been an added option next to the hard rigid dentures.
Regardless of what kind of dentures you may have, all dentures need to be cleaned daily, just like regular teeth. Artificial teeth in dentures can still accumulate bacteria, plaque, & tartar on them & can harm existing oral structures in your mouth.
To clean your dentures, take them out of your mouth & run clean water over them to dislodge any food particles that may be stuck between teeth, along the gum line, or underneath the structure. Then, brush the dentures all over with a denture brush or very soft toothbrush using a mild soap or denture cleaner. Be sure not to use any other cleaners, regular toothpaste, or electric toothbrushes as these are all too abrasive & can damage & wear away the denture materials. After cleaning, make sure to rinse them well.
While your dentures are out of your mouth, be sure to clean your gums & any natural teeth with a very soft & wet toothbrush & fluoridated toothpaste if needed; Or simply wrap your finger in a wet, soft washcloth and gently rub your gums, making sure to cover all surfaces.
The best way to preserve your dentures is:
- Always removing your dentures before sleeping to avoid damaging them, dislodging them, and to give your gums some time to relax.
- Submerge your dentures fully in warm, but not hot, water to keep them from drying out and becoming misshapen.
- Only use denture soaking solution if your dentures do not have metal components as the solution can tarnish the metal.
Tooth loss is a devastating suffering to millions of people across the globe. They can happen due to tooth decay, gum diseases, or traumas & injuries. Back in time, bridges & dentures were the only treatment options available, but now dental implants have become an amazing alternative to most of patients in compensating tooth loss.
Dental Implants are simply a replacement to tooth roots. They provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth, which are made to match your natural teeth and give you improved healthy appearance, improved speech, improved comfort, improved self-esteem, longer durability, & convenience in eating.
Dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups.
It is the practice of keeping one's mouth clean & free of disease and other problems (e.g. bad breath, pain, etc.) by regular brushing of the teeth (dental hygiene) & cleaning the tongue & between the teeth. Dental Hygiene is divided into two main groups: Home Cleaning & Professional Hygiene Treatment
Home Cleaning is basically when the person takes care of his oral hygiene in a regular basis with Toothbrushes, Toothpastes, Mouthwashes, & Dental Flossing.
Professional Hygiene Treatment is when the dental hygienist / the dentist conducts inital patient screenings, cleaning teeth by professional tools & equipment (e.g. removing plaque, which can not be removed by a manual or electric toothbrushes), and advising patients on oral health & Preventive care.
Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994. Without a doubt, Laser treatments have not replaced the traditional treatments in dentistry; but in the recent years, Laser technology has evolved greatly to deliver state-of-the-art treatments.
Its advantages are being less painful (usually no anaesthesia is administered), reducing anxiety in patients, minimizes bleeding & swelling, & the most important feature is preserving more healthy tooth structures during cavity removal. At Dr. Amira Soltan Dental Clinic, our philosophy revolves around conservative dentistry (i.e. protecting & preserving the natural structures as much as possible).
Our Laser Treatments apply in treating tooth decay and gum diseases, taking biopsy, removing lesions, & whitening teeth.