As per a report by World Health Organization (WHO), 60 - 90% of children and almost 100% of adults throughout the world have dental cavities. Dental health is vital to care for. Ignoring the signs of a dental problem can lead to early loss of teeth, uneven growth, gum disease, mouth cancer, and loss of teeth whitening. These issues can be one of the primary reasons for an awkward smile, introvert nature, and low confidence.

To give you a better understanding of dental health, problems and their solutions, we have listed down few queries by people suffering from dental issues. We’ll be answering them one after the other. Let’s see if something benefits you:-

Question: Are whitening toothpaste effective and how do they work?

Answer: While a whitening toothpaste does contain some amount of polishing agents which can help in stain removal, it still cannot match the whitening process you receive at your dentist’s. A whitening toothpaste doesn’t include bleaching elements. It can lighten the color of your teeth by one shade but a dentist procedure can make your teeth color six to eight shades lighter.

Question: What all options do I have for changing the shape of my teeth?

Answer: By changing the shape of the teeth, do you mean: repair chipped off or cracked teeth, make the teeth look longer, and reduce the space between two teeth? Doctors use bonding, crowns, recontouring, and veneers as a solution to the above problems.

Veneers: Veneers are also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates. They are custom-made shells made out of tooth-colored material and are wafer-thin. These shells are designed to cover the front surface of the teeth and bond to the front side of the teeth. Although the procedure is a bit expensive, it’s worth it!

Slenderizing: Technically known as reshaping of teeth, Odontoplasty, stripping, recontouring, Enameloplasty. It’s a process of removing a small amount of enamel to reshape or change the look of the teeth.

Dental Crowns: Dental crowns are one of the most popular methods to reshape teeth these days. Crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that are placed over your teeth. These crowns when dry encase the entire visible portion of teeth and gums.

Bonding: Dental bonding is a particular procedure where a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the teeth and dried by lighting. As it hardens, it happens to stick with the tooth material quickly.

Question: I fear to go to a dentist. What should I do?

Answer: If you fear to go to a dentist, it’s completely ok. People fear to visit their dentist in Melbourne due to various reasons. In fact, between 9% to 15% of Americans state that they don’t visit dentist due to fear and anxiety. There can be many reasons for your concern, for example, you might be scared of the pain caused blood loss, etc.

So the first criteria should be to get familiar with your fear. You should know why you fear to visit a dentist. Secondly, try and describing the fear to your dentist so that he/she can be more careful with you. The only way to get rid of your dentist fear is to go and talk to the doctor.

Additionally, this will help you face your fear in the most suitable way ever. Most importantly, if the dentist is not taking your fear seriously, just come out of there. A good dentist will listen to you, understand your emotions and allow you to be comfortable with the whole setup.


These were few important questions that people ask dentist and related professionals. To know more about dental health problems and solutions, you can refer talking to your dental health specialist.

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