Turkey is a tourism magnet and a must visit for many different nationalities. With it coastlines and perfect beaches, Turkey is host to more than 40 million visitors each year.
This has seen a rise in many services collaborating with vacationing. Turkey’s health tourism is one such beneficiary with millions of patients visiting for more professional and affordable treatments. The dental sector alone sees more than 500 000 patients each year with a fast growing number because of the great service rendered to patients.
Besides Turkey unmatched use of great technologies and well qualified practitioners, there are other major factors which are outlined below.
Cost vs. Quality of Work
The cost of getting dental treatment in Turkey is unbelievably low. This is not because the quality of service and or treatments is poor; rather it is a great opportunity to get the best treatments for at the most affordable rates.
Prices for dental treatment in Turkey are 70% less in USD compared to other first world countries. If we zoom in on implants you are looking at an average price outlined below.
Titanium Dental Implants: £400 - £650
Full Veneers / Dental Crowns: £125 - £175
Full Laminate Porcelain Veneers: £200 - £350
Teeth Whitening: £250
Composite Bonding: £400 - £650
Titanium Dental Implants: £70
Whether it is implants or just mere cleaning the prices remain lower and the service arguably better considering that you not only get your teeth fixed but you may holiday too. This brings me to my next major factor.
Location and Accessibility
Turkey is located centrally. It is a gate way to Europe, Asia, The Middle East and Africa. This translates to accessibility to flights.
Dental treatment in Turkey is a short flight away with flight costs Hotels and treatment still amounting to very little compared to most countries.
For dental treatments in Turkey you may visit all the major cities, mainly Istanbul and Antalya. Once done with your treatment you are welcome to enjoy a vacation sun bathing on the beach and sharing your brand new smile with the world.
Why Did My Teeth Change Color?
Over time, your teeth can go from white to not-so-bright for a number of reasons:
Food and Drink
Coffee, tea and red wine are some major staining culprits. What do they have in common? Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth (enamel).
Two chemicals found in tobacco create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance.
Below the hard, white outer shell of your teeth (enamel) is a softer area called dentin. Over time, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing and more of the yellowish dentin shows through.
If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change color because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.
Tooth darkening can be a side effect of certain antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure medications. Young children who are exposed to antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming (either in the womb or as a baby) may have discoloration of their adult teeth later in life. Chemotherapy and head and neck radiation can also darken teeth.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
What Causes Bad Breath?
Bad breath, we all know what it is and we’ve all been embarrassed by our own from time to time. But what causes it?
Knowing and understanding what causes bad breath can help you prevent it and the embarrassment that often accompanies it. Read on to learn more about what causes bad breath and quit being afraid of getting close.
What Causes Bad Breath?
Also called halitosis, bad breath can be caused by a number of issues.
Food. Some of the foods we eat can give us temporary bad breath. Garlic, onions, coffee, spicy or fragrant foods can leave your mouth less than fresh. Brush your teeth, chew sugar-free gum, or use mouthwash for a burst of freshness.
Tobacco. Smoking and tobacco use not only cause bad breath, but they can also create oral cancers, stain teeth and irritate your gums. Consider a tobacco-free lifestyle to reduce the negative effects.
Dental issues. Bad breath can be caused by dental issues such as gum disease or cavities. Crowded teeth or ill-fitting dental appliances can also cause bad breath. See your dentist rule out any oral care issues as a culprit.
Bacteria. Without proper brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist, bacteria are not being removed from your mouth. The build-up of these sticky bacteria can lead to bad breath. By following the ADA recommendation of brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and routine visits to the dentist, you can keep bacteria in check.
Dry mouth. Lack of saliva creates dry mouth, which may be a side effect of medications, smoking, or mouth breathing or it could be a symptom of an underlying health concern. Talk to your dentist about dry mouth for the best remedies for both dry mouth and resulting bad breath.
Disease. Sinus infections, tonsillitis, respiratory issues and even diabetes can result in bad breath. Your doctor may prescribe medication for these conditions which may make the dry mouth, and resulting in bad breath worse. Talk to your doctor if your side effects are problematic.
Addressing Bad Breath
In order to address bad breath, you need to understand what’s causing it. The best way to discover the underlying reason for bad breath is by being honest about your lifestyle and habits with both your dentist and doctor to create the best approach to getting rid of bad breath.
Many times bad breath can be avoided by living a tobacco-free life, keeping a good oral health care routine (brushing twice a day and flossing daily) and of course seeing your dentist at least twice a year.
Cosmetic Dentistry: Not Only For The Elite
It is generally known that your first impression is really important. No, not your haircut or clothes, but your smile is decisive. Your teeth are an important part of your appearance because for a lot of people it is the first thing they look at when meeting a person.
A beautiful smile gives you confidence and has a positive effect on the way you present yourself.
First impression and your smile
Most people make judgments about someone within the first few seconds of an encounter. It is intuition that determines the image of someone.
People use easily accessible facial features to assign personality traits. For example, a smile provides the association with a friendly person. It has even been examined that beautiful teeth and an irresistible smile are the decisive factors in choosing a partner.
These are also keys to success in private life and work environment. So use your beautiful smile to make a good first impression, because you only get one chance to do so.
The fact that people attach more value to a good aesthetic appearance of the teeth than to a good looking hairstyle, gives an idea of the way people look at teeth. A healthy and beautiful smile is also important for our personality since it gives a boost to our self-confidence. But do not forget: a natural appearance matters the most.
What is Cosmetic dentistry?
Nowadays it is not only essential to have healthy teeth. The general look of our teeth is becoming increasingly important. The color, position and shape of the teeth and the health of the gums are important factors for an aesthetic and natural-looking smile.
Cosmetic dentistry (or aesthetic dentistry) is a specialism of dentistry in which the appearance of the teeth will be enhanced with dental tools. Tooth-colored filling materials, implants, crowns and veneers can be used to achieve that natural look. Whitening of discolored teeth is also a part of cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry is a great solution for many people. After the treatment they dare to show their smile again. It can give you a piece of life back again.
Cosmetic dentistry only for elite?
Cosmetic dentistry has become popular through TV shows, in particular extreme makeover TV shows. But besides these shows, celebrities also take advantage of cosmetic dentistry. However, this does not mean that only the elite can get a ‘Hollywood-smile’.
Even if you do not work in the television industry or you are not a celebrity, you also know how good it feels to show your most natural-looking and healthiest smile every day. That is the reason why cosmetic dentistry has become a serious opportunity for ‘everyday people’. These days many modern dental treatments can improve the appearance of your smile.
If you would like to know more about cosmetic dentistry and the possibilities, please contact us. Our specialized team will do everything to give you your perfect smile.
Choosing a Toothpaste for Braces Treatment
If you have braces, then it is especially important to keep your teeth clean. Brackets can hold onto food particles, making them more challenging to keep clean. Using the right toothpaste will make the job easier. But which toothpaste is best for the job? Below are some tips on choosing a toothpaste for braces care.
Controlling Plaque and Tartar
Controlling both plaque and also tartar is essential for braces wearers. Bacteria in the mouth causes these two conditions. In fact, tartar is a hard substance on the teeth that is caused by plaque building up over time.
Using high-quality toothpaste twice per day will help to bust through bacteria, fighting both plaque and tartar, as well as bad breath and more.
The Importance of Fluoride
Fluoride is the key ingredient that you should look for in toothpaste. Fluoride helps to strengthen teeth, which is important for your overall oral health.
Strong teeth will be less likely to develop cavities due to plaque. Fluoride also prevents erosion from acids in foods or drinks. Check for fluoride on the toothpaste label before you buy the product.
What About Whitening Toothpaste?
Whitening toothpaste is a very popular option today. However, it is best to wait until after your braces come off to use this product. Of course, braces involve metal brackets that are mounted to the tooth surface.
Toothpaste does not reach the layer of the tooth that is covered by the brackets. Whitening toothpaste for braces might mean an uneven color on your teeth after your braces treatment
Regular Check-Ups Are a Must
Of course, you will visit your orthodontist every month to have your braces adjusted. However, it is also important to see the dentist, too.
Your dentist will check for cavities and also professionally clean your teeth. It is one of the easiest ways to keep your smile healthy. Ready for your dental check-up? Schedule your appointment with The Smile Artisans today.
Three Reasons to Consider Dental Implants
1. Dental implants are the ultimate tooth replacement
When a tooth is pulled, the surrounding bone collapses and withers away over time. A dental implant is the closest thing we have to a tooth replacement. Like a healthy tooth, an implant absorbs forces and transmits them to the surrounding bone, therefore maintaining the bone levels.
2. Dental implants are made of titanium and do not decay
Implants are made of titanium and the crown that screws into the implant is made of metal and/or ceramic.
Unlike natural teeth, these materials are not subject to corrosion or degradation from acid, sugar, and bacteria in the mouth. Despite being resistant to cavities, implants still need to be maintained as if they are natural teeth because they are subject to gum disease and bone loss around the implant if not properly cleaned.
3. Dental implants can be combined with older, traditional treatments to offer better results
Conventional dentures sit on top of the gums and get most of their support from the bone underneath the gums. However, the way the force is applied to the bone does not penetrate the bone as it would a tooth or an implant. The bone, in response, wears away over time. This is why after wearing a denture for many years, dentures may feel loose. The denture never changes, but the gums and bone supporting the denture resorb over time.
Implants can prevent the bone from resorbing at the sites where it is placed and can be used to support a denture. In some cases, the denture will never touch the gums because it is connected to the implant.
In other cases, implants are used to anchor a denture to the mouth, giving astronomically increased strength and retention. Additionally, implants can be used as an anchor for a partial denture to increase stability.
How Do I Know If I Am A Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most patients are candidates for dental implants as long as any gum issues or pre-existing medical conditions are under control. Your care provider can work with you to determine the best plan of action for your oral health.