Patient Education

Patient Education
Patient Education about Dental Health
  • The Mitra’s Dental Speciality is here to help educate and enlighten you on your journey to exceptional oral health! If you have any questions about our services, or you need more dental patient education information, please send a WA message, or call us.
  • You’re always welcome to come to visit our dental care professionals in person! 
  • Did you know:
    • – If you do not treat your teeth, there will be inevitable health consequences?
    • – Your bone is getting atrophy without implants after an extraction?
    • – You could make contact easier if you would have a more aesthetic smile?
    • – You Would be more self-confident with a fixed replacement instead of a temporary solution?
    • – Anesthetic smile is decisive nowadays at a job interview?
  • Do you cover your smile often?
  • Are you satisfied with the color of your teeth?
  • Are you interested in a short-time solution or a long-term, modern, and safe solution?
  • Did your denture get unstable already?
  • Did you recognize that in the family pictures you never smile?

Patient education plays such an important role in our appointment time with the patient. It is our goal to shift the education to them and put the responsibility to maintain their oral health through proper oral health measures.

When we are explaining procedures to the patient, it is nice to give the patients informational brochures but now product websites and videos are readily available with a patient’s section for education on that product and procedures.

Putting together a chart of the information you would like them to access or even texting or emailing the patient the links while you are waiting for the doctor is also nice. They can access the information at their leisure and there is also zero cost to the patient.

Bleeding gums- Noticing bleeding gums while brushing or flossing can cause alarm. Often the cause of bleeding gums is as simple as brushing too hard, but in some instances, it can be a symptom of something more serious.

One of the biggest bleeding gums causes is the buildup of plaque on the teeth. If left unaddressed this will lead to gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. Alongside bleeding gums, symptoms of gingivitis include red and puffy gums.

Bleeding Gums treatment- The best way to find out the cause of your bleeding gums is to book an appointment with us. We will be able to advise you on the best bleeding gums treatment according to your symptoms.

How young is too young for braces- Every patient is different, and early orthodontic treatment may prove to be a viable option to reduce the risk of serious oral health problems from developing down the line.

Common orthodontic problems such as crowding, premature loss of baby teeth, and crossbites may lead to the implementation of braces or other oral health treatments.

Before a child gets braces, it is important for a parent to discuss the procedure with his or her son or daughter. By doing so, this child will understand exactly what to expect from the installation procedure, along with how braces will help improve his or her teeth.

We believe that it’s very important for people to understand everything they can about their dental health and taking care of their teeth because, in our experience, a well-informed patient is usually a healthy one as well!

Patient Education Guide

Most people don’t realize that brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups do more than keep your teeth clean and cavity-free. Studies have shown that one’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. The risk of heart disease, for example, can double for people with severe periodontal (gum) disease.

Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body’s natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.

Your oral health might affect, be affected by, or contribute to various diseases and conditions, including:

  • Endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium). Endocarditis typically occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart.
  • Cardiovascular disease. Some research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries, and stroke might be linked to the inflammation and infections that oral bacteria can cause.
  • Pregnancy and birth. Periodontitis has been linked to premature birth and low birth weight.
  • Diabetes. Diabetes reduces the body’s resistance to infection — putting the gums at risk. Gum disease appears to be more frequent and severe among people who have diabetes. Research shows that people who have gum disease have a harder time controlling their blood sugar levels.
  • HIV/AIDS. Oral problems, such as painful mucosal lesions, are common in people who have HIV/AIDS.
  • Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis — which causes bones to become weak and brittle — might be linked with periodontal bone loss and tooth loss.
  • Alzheimer’s disease. Tooth loss before age 35 might be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Other conditions. Other conditions that might be linked to oral health include Sjogren’s syndrome — an immune system disorder that causes dry mouth — and eating disorders.

The Mitras Dental Speciality can discuss all braces with you and your child to better prepare you both for the process.

If you do not have any of the above problems, you should still visit our clinic for a checkup regularly. 

Please call us or schedule an appointment.