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Mouth rinses and toothpastes containing fluoride in lower strengths are available over-the-counter. A dentist can also apply fluoride to the teeth as a gel, foam, or varnish. These treatments contain a much higher level of fluoride than the amount found in toothpastes and mouth rinses. Varnishes are painted on the teeth; foams are put into a mouth guard, which is applied to the teeth for 1 to 4 minutes; gels can be painted on or applied via a mouth guard. Fluoride supplements are also available as liquids and tablets and must be prescribed by your dentist, pediatrician, or family doctor.
Veneers are routinely used to fix teeth that are discolored, teeth that are worn down, teeth that are chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped or teeth with gaps between them. Getting a dental veneer usually requires three trips to the dentist (one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers). One tooth or many teeth can simultaneously undergo the veneering process.
Also called endodontic treatment, it is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. With modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure.
Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. On the contrary, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. A disadvantage of immediate dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
Other options include products to use at home which can be facilitated by the dentist or purchased over the counter. However, the odonthologists and the ADA are worried about the incorrect use of these products available over the counter, because most of the times they are too abrasives and its sustained use may damage the teeth. The ADA describes teeth whitening as any process that makes the teeth whiter by applying one of two methods: with or without peroxide. A product can make a tooth whiter, changing the tooth natural color. This kind of whitener contains peroxide, helping to remove deep and superficial stains. Meanwhile, a whitening product without peroxide has other substances for eliminating only the stains.