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Why is people so afraid of anesthesia?

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The fear of anesthesia

Are you afraid of anesthesia?

We all have fears as humans, many people are afraid of clowns, some are afraid to socialize, other to losing someone. But when you come to the dentist you are afraid with two things in particular: Pain and anesthesia. But we will tell you: Why you should not feel scared:

  • In the first place, in our clinic everyone is friendly and kind.
  • In the second place, our dentists are highly prepared.
  • In third place, think about all the good things you will get above all the bad things you imagine.

Some patients are afraid of pain, needles, accidents, bacterias, social fobia, and also of anesthesia. But they are not scared of the substance, they are afraid of what they imagine that can happen, for example:

  • The fear of never waking up again from the procedure, consequently the fear of dying.
  • The fear of having pain, due to the failure of the anesthesia.
  • The fear of having an accident outside, due to the effects of the anesthesia.

The bad main feelings comes from an imaginary feeling of dying after losing consciousness, patients think they are not going to open their eyes because of the effects. Or the bad feelings comes from a natural fear: Pain.

People are also scared that their dentists loses control over the procedure, that is why the anesthesia is associated with a “temporary death” by some people, but what most of them do not know is that every dental procedure is supervised.

Some people also think that anesthesia does not work in the same way with them, this is the consequence of a failed procedure in the past.

Anesthesia

If you are about to have your first time with anesthesia or if you have had bad experiences in the past, you have to know that there is nothing to be afraid, because things do not happen twice, here you will be surrounded by experts.

Now, remember this instructions:

  1. Do not feel ashamed to tell your dentist about your fear of anesthesia, they will understand you.
  2. We recommend you to make an appointment in the morning, and schedule other activites, and here in Mexico we have many of them. How about a day in the beach? Or how about visit Mexican markets for souvenirs? Cancun for example has many adventure activities, you can go to the Riviera Maya and visit Xcaret or Xel-Ha. Actually, Cancun is a place full of beaches and it is close to the most popular ecotourist theme parks.
  3. Talk to your dentist if you can listen to relaxing music during the procedure.
  4. Bring a company with you, it can be your partner or your family. You will need help to take you back to the hotel.
  5. And at last but not least, remember all the food you will finally eat again, and in this trip to Mexico, you will be able to taste delicious tacos, empanadas, tamales, moles, pozoles, guacamole, panuchos, spicy food and sea fishes of all kind. And when you return back home you will have a shiny and happy smile.

It is our job to offer the best dental procedures. Our clinic have the high-quality instruments and state-in-the-art facilities. We have a prepared and kind work team full of experience.

 

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What can I eat after a tooth extraction?

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What I can eat after a tooth extraction?

If you have just undergone a tooth extraction, a wisdom or molar tooth extraction or any other type of disease that needed a removal, you may be wondering what you can consume , but do not worry, we will share to you some tips on what you should eat and what you should avoid.

And have in mind that after a tooth extraction you need to follow the instructions of your dentist. These recommendations will help you to be and feel health and to avoid any infection.

Tooth extraction

 

Here we have the list of food or drinks you can consume:

Cold drinks

Snow cone

 

This is one of the best options, because the ice is used to reduce the pain of any tooth extraction. The cold serves to numb the mouth and to create more calm. Remember to drink any cold snow cone slowly to avoid a sensation called “brain freeze”. Avoid or reduce the consumption of cold drinks if you suffer from teeth sensitivity.

  1. Snow cones (especially lemon)
  2. Frappuccinos
  3. Smoothies
  4. Ice cream

 

Purees

Potato puree

The purees serve to avoid constant chewing and pain. For its vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, fruits and vegetables are the ideal ingredient for making purees.

There are many types of purees that you can taste:

  1. Zucchini
  2. Broccoli
  3. Spinach
  4. Chard
  5. Potato

Creams and soups

Carrot cream

The creams are made mainly with vegetables, dairy and have a lot of minerals and vitamins, as well as fiber, which is especially interesting at the nutrition al level. This is important because soups also help to be hydrated. When you cannot eat solid food that contains minerals, you need to consume softer and lighter food that is equivalent in vitamins. Here is a list of creams that you can taste:

  1. Potato
  2. Broccoli
  3. Carrot
  4. Zucchini
  5. Onion
  6. Cheese
  7. Tomato
  8. Spinach

 Dairy products

Dairy products

These types of foods are ideal for your recovery and are an option that you can consume. They have a soft and light consistency. These are some of the dairy products you can eat:

  1. Yogurt
  2. Milk with animal origin: Cow milk
  3. Milk with vegetal origin: Rice milk, oat milk and soy milk
  4. Cheese
  5. Milk shakes: strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla
  6. Atole

Desserts

Chocolate Mousse

You can also pamper yourself with some sweet foods that are allowed, but these sweets must be soft for your teeth. You can try these desserts:

  1. Soft brownies
  2. Neapolitan pudding
  3. Jelly
  4. Rice pudding
  5. Chocolate mousse
  6. Creme brulee

Once you have a tooth extraction, follow your dentist instruction so you avoid any infection or pain. And also remember to consume soft and light food to reduce any inflammation.

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What is Ohaguro or black teeth?

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What if we talk today about an ancient teeth tradition called Ohaguro? This is the name given to the ancestral dental aesthetic in the Japanese culture. It means black teeth (お歯黒) and it was a practiced between married women, and was related to spiritual beliefs.

At the beginning, the Ohaguro was carried out by the women in the royalty, but then both men and women were using this practice as a fashion tendency, but it was still related to spirituality.

Actually the Ohaguro has many uses and meanings, for example: The Kamuros (the brothel apprentices) painted their teeth black to refer that they have reached adulthood, and that they were ready to have their first client.

Another meanings are: Purity and status. Some of this meanings were not related. For many years the Ohaguro was exclusively by women, because they were supposed to be loyal and obedient to their husbands.

The Ohaguro was also created to protect themselves from bad spirits and omens, because they used to think that the diseases were caused by evil possessions. It was thought that the white of the bone would attract of bad luck and energies, this is why the royalty decided to paint their teeth black, also to be different from others, but as we said, eventually all kind of people follow this as fashion.

As you may see the Ohaguro has had a lot of connotations. To get the black tint for the teeth they used iron powder, cinnamon, and aromatic spices to achieve the lacquered appearance. With the time many other countries decided to follow this tendency, everyone of them had their reasons, some for beauty, other for religion, culture, social status, belief and for health. This countries and regions were: China, Malasia, Laos, Micronesia, India, and also Vietman. Until this days some places still practice the Ohaguro, even when they are not the majority.

Teeth have been always a beauty standard, for example, here in the occident having white and perfect teeth is one of the qualities when you say that someone is attractive, this is why is so important to use brackets as a kid or teenager, or to do regular whitening, this is what some beauty and Hollywood magazines call appeal; another example is the tribe Mentawai from Indonesia, in that place women used to be forced to sharpen their teeth, this was an aesthetic symbol.

In present day there also exists anti-cultural movements, another example as we mentioned is Japan, some people there think that having irregular teeth are pretty, especially in girls and women, because they look innocent and with a child face. But in another post we will talk more about it.

In Japan it was consider vanity to express human emotions, including facial expressions, to dissimulate this emotions, they painted their face white, this was another function of the Ohaguro, so anyone would not identify if they were smiling of feeling sad. Every culture has their own traditions and customs, for more strange they are.

And finally, what do you think about this tradition? Do you think is interesting?

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How can soda affect my teeth?

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Consuming soda can affect eventually your teeth, this is something that can happen to the youngest and to the oldest.

The acids and the sugar of this drinks can affect the tooth enamel, and contributes to the formation of cavities. Some other bad habits that can damage your teeth are clenching your teeth and a wrong hygiene, like do not brushing your teeth in the right way.

Some sodas like the light coke have less sugar, but although that they usually contains acids and many other elements that can affect your health.

This are some diseases that can be caused by an excess consumption of sugar:

Dental diseases:

  1. Cavities
  2. Loss of strenght in your teeth
  3. Loss of enamel
  4. Tooth fall

Body diseases:

  1. Diabetes
  2. Obesity
  3. Arterial hypertension
  4. Cardiovascular diseases

Mental diseases:

  1. Depression
  2. Schizophrenia
  3. Dementia
  4. Adictions

 

The consume of this drinks has increase dramatically in the United States, mainly in kids and teenagers. Actually doctors and pediatricians has started campigns to promote better healthy habbits, and to warn parents to take better care of them.

It is estimated that teenagers drink at least 12 drinks per day, and kids 4 every day, this is why having coke or soda in your everyday diet is dangerous for your own health. This is not something that just affect your teeth, it can also damage your general health, you can develop diabetes, stop growing and cause several problems to your streght and bones, not mentioning that a sedentary routine can be harmful for your kids.

But what you can do to take care of your oral hygiene?

  1. First, you will have to reduce the quantity of energy drinks and soda that you consume, eventually you will not just take care of your teeth, you will also feel better, with more energy, and it is something natural to lose weight.
  2. Wash your teeth with fluoride and pasta, also use mouthwash at least one time a day. You have to clean your teeth with your toothbrush two or three times. The fluoride strengthens the enamel and reduce cavities.
  3. If you still consume coke or soda, wash your mouth with water to remove the waste.
  4. Fill your refrigerator with healthy beverages, like water, natural juice, and tea. The key is to vary the options you see everyday in front of you, you can be a role model for your children.
  5. Schedule an appointment with your dentist at least three times a year, depending on the results you notice.

In some countries it is not important to have a dental and oral health, because they think that it is not so damaging as cancer or HIV AIDS, or something that can cause death, but they ignore that the mouth is one of the most important body parts and systems in each one of us.

At last but not least, you should know that consuming soda in special occasions is not damaging, it is like everything, if you always consume tobacco, hamburguers, alcohol, you will eventually get tired and sick. Consuming soda is not recommended, but if you like it too much, just moderate it, and also follow your dentist instructions.

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