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We’ve moved! Come see us at our new Arrow Dental office

Welcome to our dental clinic! We've undergone some exciting changes over the past year and are thrilled to announce that we've moved to a brand new, modern office towards the end of 2022.  Located in Pension Towers, 2nd Floor Loita St, Nairobi, our new space is...

Everything You Need to Know About Deep Cleaning Teeth

Deep cleaning of teeth, also known as scaling and root planing, is a type of dental procedure that is performed to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth, and tartar is a hardened form of plaque that can...

Common dental emergencies and how to handle them

Dental emergencies can be painful and stressful, but seeking prompt treatment is essential for maintaining good oral health. Some common dental emergencies include a knocked-out tooth, a broken or cracked tooth, a toothache, a lost filling or crown, and an abscess....

Effects of smoking on oral health

Smoking is a well-known danger to overall health, but it also has a significant impact on oral health. The chemicals in cigarette smoke can cause staining of the teeth and tongue, bad breath, and an increased risk of gum disease and oral cancer. Understanding the...

How to prepare for a successful dental appointment

The importance of regular dental check-ups cannot be overstated. Good oral health is essential for overall health and well-being, and regular dental appointments allow your dentist to detect and treat any problems early on. By properly preparing for your dental...

Types Of Dental Braces: Benefits And Advantages

Dental braces are a common and effective treatment for straightening teeth and improving dental health. Braces use a system of brackets, wires, and elastics to gradually move the teeth into their proper position. Several different types of braces are available, each...

All You Need to Know About Dental Plaque

Dental plaque is a sticky, colourless film that forms on the teeth and gums. It is made up of bacteria, food particles, and saliva and can cause several problems if not removed regularly. This article will discuss what dental plaque is, how it forms, and the...

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a common and effective treatment for replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is a fixed appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, attached to crowns on either side. The crowns...

How Regular Dental Checkups Can Keep Your Teeth Healthy And Save Money

Good dental health is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. Regular dental checkups are important to maintaining good dental health, as they can help prevent problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. This article will discuss how regular dental...

FAQs about Braces Answered

What are braces, and how do they work? Braces are an orthodontic treatment that uses brackets and wires to straighten and align teeth. The brackets are attached to the teeth, and the wires are threaded through the brackets. The wires are then adjusted to apply gentle...
Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular in recent years, with many people turning to these procedures to improve the appearance of their teeth and smiles. However, many myths and misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry can lead to confusion and fear.

Myth 1: Cosmetic dentistry is only for celebrities

Many believe cosmetic dentistry is only for celebrities and is too expensive or unnecessary for the average person. However, this is not true. Cosmetic dentistry is available to anyone interested in improving their smile, and there are various options to suit different budgets and needs.

Myth 2: Cosmetic dentistry is painful

Some people fear cosmetic dental procedures because they think they will be painful. However, most cosmetic dentistry procedures are performed with local anaesthesia, and patients can experience minimal discomfort. In some cases, sedation dentistry may help patients relax and feel more comfortable during the procedure.

Myth 3: Cosmetic dentistry is only for fixing cosmetic issues

Some people believe that cosmetic dentistry is only for fixing issues like stained or crooked teeth. However, cosmetic dentistry can also improve the teeth’ function and the mouth’s overall health. For example, teeth whitening can remove surface stains and improve the appearance of the teeth, but it can also improve oral hygiene and prevent tooth decay.

Myth 4: Cosmetic dentistry results are not long-lasting

With proper care and maintenance, cosmetic dentistry results can last for many years. For example, teeth whitening results can last several months to a year, depending on the individual’s oral hygiene habits and the type of whitening treatment used. Veneers and crowns can last for 10 to 15 years or longer, depending on the quality of the materials and the patient’s oral hygiene habits.

Myth 5: Only older people need cosmetic dentistry

Some people believe that only older people need cosmetic dentistry, but this is not true. People of all ages can benefit from cosmetic dentistry, and many procedures can be performed on younger patients. For example, teeth whitening can be done on people of any age, and orthodontic procedures, such as braces or Invisalign, are often done on teenagers or young adults.

Myth 6: Cosmetic dentistry is not covered by insurance

Many people think cosmetic dentistry is not covered by insurance, but this is not always the case. Some cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening or veneers, may not be covered by insurance. Still, other procedures, such as orthodontic treatment or dental implants, may be partially or fully wrapped. It is important to check with your insurance provider to determine what is covered.

Conclusion

There are many myths and misconceptions about cosmetic dentistry, but it is important to understand the truth about these procedures. Cosmetic dentistry can improve the teeth’ appearance and the mouth’s overall health, and it is available to people of all ages and budgets. It is important to consult with a dentist to determine the best treatment options for your needs.

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We’ve moved! Come see us at our new Arrow Dental office

We’ve moved! Come see us at our new Arrow Dental office

Welcome to our dental clinic! We've undergone some exciting changes over the past year and are thrilled to announce that we've moved to a brand new, modern office towards the end of 2022.  Located in Pension Towers, 2nd Floor Loita St, Nairobi, our new space is...

Everything You Need to Know About Deep Cleaning Teeth

Everything You Need to Know About Deep Cleaning Teeth

Deep cleaning of teeth, also known as scaling and root planing, is a type of dental procedure that is performed to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth, and tartar is a hardened form of plaque that can...

Common dental emergencies and how to handle them

Common dental emergencies and how to handle them

Dental emergencies can be painful and stressful, but seeking prompt treatment is essential for maintaining good oral health. Some common dental emergencies include a knocked-out tooth, a broken or cracked tooth, a toothache, a lost filling or crown, and an abscess....

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