Frequently asked questions,
thath I have faced in my office
Among many reasons there can be improper oral hygiene, tooth decay, periodontal problems, bacterial infections of the mouth, naso-pharyngeal problems, gastrointestinal diseases, certain medications, psychological conditions and pathologies of the lungs, kidneys or even diabetes. If you notice any kind of foul smell from your mouth, don’t hesitate to contact a professional, who will teach you the right techniques of brushing and will address all other dental conditions.
Calculus or tartar is a mass full of bacteria that irritates the gum and induces inflammation in the soft tissues. To avoid any further consequences, it is advisable to get a thorough ultrasonic cleaning at least once or twice a year. If we avoid this, our breath starts to become bad, our gums bleed and recess, and as a long term result, our teeth start moving. This process is reversible at early stages by learning how to brush correctly. But as time proceeds, the tissues that attach the tooth to the bone, hence teeth start to migrate and eventually fall out.
Yes, especially for open interdental spaces due to gum recession. Also it is very practical for concave surfaces where tooth floss is not able to clean the area. It is very much recommended for the additional cleaning of bridges, orthodontics and partial dentures.
Every three months or even more often. Once the bristles start standing apart they tend to hurt the gum.
Flossing helps remove the plaque from those (interdental) surfaces that a toothbrush simply can not reach. If these parts stay uncleaned decay, gingivitis or even periodontitis can occur.
Electric toothbrushes are very handy for those who aren’t effective enough with a normal manual toothbrush, or for those who tend to brush to harsh or hard. It has a smaller had and that makes it easier to reach every part of your teeth. But it has to be used in a proper way as well, it has to be applied for a particular time and on every surface.
After a tooth loses its vitality the inner spaces and their contents start to decompose. This will eventually lead to inflammation. If the tooth is decayed, the inner rooms (pulp chamber, root canals) become infected which also leads to inflammation. This inflammation is not treatable with antibiotic therapy solely, because the cause of the problem lays inside the tooth where blood vessels are not able to deliver the antibiotics.
A root canal filling is supposed to seal the canals and the pulp chamber, therefore prohibit bacteria getting in contact with the bone again. The filling has to be as long as the root and tightly fit the canals.
Esthetics and appearance are a major perspective for everyone in every aspect of our lives. But there is another reason to fill gaps in the dental arch, a well balanced mastication. In case of missing teeth, the food we consume will not be properly chewn and therefore digestion will be incomplete.
Also an imbalanced dentition means that chewing forces are not being distributed evenly. Solely standing teeth, and neighbouring teeth to gaps will be overloaded and start to migrate, lean and emerge if they don’t have an opposing partner. On a long term this will result in mobility and a periodontal bone loss due to overload.
Non-even chewing will also lead to a malfunction in the temporomandibular joint as well and cause various problems like ticking and deviation during mouth opening.
Implantation is an alternative way of replacing missing teeth. It is done by an oral surgeon, who places a titanium screw into the bone and after a certain healing time the screw will be completed by a crown or bridge.
● solo missing teeth are being replaced without damaging the neighbouring teeth
● in case of a partial denture, it gives the opportunity to make a fixed prosthesis, or bridge instead
During bleaching, the active substance (carbamide-peroxide) infiltrates the enamel of the tooth and neutralises every discoloration through oxidation. Under careful use it does not affect the tooth and its structures negatively. But it can cause severe sensitivity if it’s used too often.
We only recommend repeated bleaching once a year.
The frequency of this also depends on the consumption of the following:
● red wine, cola, coffee
● coloured foods and drinks
The most important precautions we have to take, are:
educate our children about proper oral hygiene, teach them how to brush thoroughly and check on them regularly, take them to check-ups every 6 months.
Prospects of a balanced diet:
● three main meals a day (try to avoid having snacks in between, instead serve some after each meal)
● the amount of sugar intake should not exceed 10% of the consumed nutrients, try to increase the intake of more complex carbohydrates and fibres
We should avoid the consumption of sticky and too sweet food because these tend to remain in the mouth for a longer period of time.
A removable denture takes up much more space than any fixed type. So it takes more time to accomodate, even if it’s not the first denture we have. Every denture is different in size and texture.
With a new denture we have to learn how to eat and speak again. Worst case scenario, this can take up to 1-2 months.
It is not uncommon that a new denture causes excessive salivation, bedsores on the gum and pain. It is important to consult our doctor about this so he can help. Dental adhesives can be of great use at the beginning, since they shorten up the acclimatization period.
We teach you how to keep your denture clean. This is crucial for avoiding any fungal infection.
It is unnecessary to put the denture in a glass of water overnight. You can wear it even then, or just remove it until the morning.
It’s esthetically very favourable to provide a contact between the remaining teeth and the denture in an invisible manner. Today this is possible and does not compromise a bright smile at all!
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““Simple and great! Quick, precise, punctual! And nevertheless, painless!Máté Bognár
I can highly recommend them to anyone (especially because there are no “hidden fees”).””
let me thank you and your dear colleagues for yesterday’s treatment. I have got rid of all my fears in the dental chair.Erzsébet
I’m sure I will be visiting your office with all of my teeth that need to be treated, as well now as in the future.
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““The method Doctor Balsai suggested to me stopped my gum desease, which has been present for 20 years. He saved my remaining teeth...I’m thankful beyond measures!!:))
Thank you once again!!”Katalin Nagy
““Doctor Balsai and his team does immaculate work, the atmosphere at the surgery is calming, the music is good and everyone is very helpful, nice and smiling all the time. Fear dissolves in thin air. As stepping into the Perfect Smile Surgery, you instantly become calm!!! I can only recommend it! I would like to thank the whole team!””Gabriella Ébel-Udvari
“Dr Balsai is the best dentist in Budapest..very attentive to his patients and extremely professional.Salvatore Vassallo
His team also is fantastic.
I recommend him to all my friends and family too.”
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They create, moreover make miraculous transformations with your smile! 🙂
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““Fantastic environment. Professionalism at it’s best. Although I live in Australia for six months now, I am sure that when I’m back home I will pay a visit to them because their diagnose is the only one that I trust entirely. I can only reccomend them with the warmest regards even from the other side of the Globe :)””Anita Sándor
““I have been a patient of Doctor Balsai’s for twelve years. Things that were mistreated by others were corrected by him. I swore that even if I have to travel back from the Moon, I would only go to his office: it is very rare to meet someone so conscious and wise! On top of all the kind environment, their good mood, the nice music all help to ease the frustrations and discomfort one might have in a dental chair, and make the whole procedure a good experience. The team is also very nice and thoughtful, to sum it up I would only regard it to everyone, as I already did to many of my friends and family members in the past and surely will in the future!””Katalin Bárdi