Brushing teeth for two minutes is advised by Dr. Arnaldo Lopez, General Dentist and Owner with SOMI Dental Group. He also recommends flossing all the time, because it helps remove the plaque up to an extra 40 percent. He affirms brushing doesn’t do all the work. The specialist explains what comprehensive care is.
Dr. Arnaldo Lopez, General Dentist and Owner with SOMI Dental Group, explains with a model how implants work. He describes implants have three different parts: the implant, the crown and abutment, the screw onto the screw. He explains the crown is needed when the cavity is too big and it takes over more than a half of the tooth structure.
Dr. Arnaldo Lopez, General Dentist and Owner with SOMI Dental Group, explains the uses of VELscope, a non-invasive oral cancer screening device, and how it helps prevent it. He describes he uses the device and check the areas when the oral cancer is more prevalent, such as the sides of the tongue, cheeks, the bottom of the tongue and the roof of the palate. The doctor does it with any new patient.
According to American Dental Association, dental check should be twice a year, affirms Dr. Arnaldo Lopez, General Dentist and Owner with SOMI Dental Group. He also says 80% of his practice is with patients with fear. Providing a family environment is the way the specialist found for the patient's comfort and lower the fear, he affirms.
When a patient has a lot of teeth and his bite is not correct, he can brush his teeth as well. If the patient is not a good flosser, it can cause plaque and tartar. This tartar is bacteria and it attacks the tooth and causes a cavity, explains Dr. Arnaldo Lopez, General Dentist and Owner with SOMI Dental Group. He explains in his practice he recommends Invisalign, because it is more aesthetic and treatment time is so much faster than brackets. Invisalign is plastic and super comfortable, he affirms.