When we see a Turkish dentist in Turkey, we immediately start: ‘What kind of brush should I use? is it okay if I don’t get my 20-tooth pulled? Is it harmful to use toothpicks after eating? Is it like that or like that?’ We are also at a break from this situation. What are we wondering about dental health?

1- What is curious about dental health?

When we see a dentist, we immediately start: ‘What kind of brush should I use? is it okay if I don’t get my 20-tooth pulled? Is it harmful to use toothpicks after eating? Is it like that or like that?’ We are also at a break from this situation. What are we wondering about dental health?

2- Does sugar really rot teeth?

Carbohydrates in our teeth mean a payable dinner table for bad bacteria. Of course, sugar is a source of carbohydrates. most other foods – even ‘healthy’ fruits and cereals – fall into this category. As you can see, it’s not sugar that rots our teeth, but bad bacteria that come to eat carbohydrates…

3- Is dental treatment done while pregnant?

Mothers often interrupt dental treatment while pregnant, fearing that their children will also feel the pain. However, there is such a thing. Any kind of dental treatment can be done easily when you are pregnant. In particular, carious teeth need to be removed urgently. You don’t have to take the pain to the end. There is such a thing as local anesthesia! But remember: you must definitely tell your doctor that you are pregnant.

4- Are milk teeth treated?

Because the enamel of the milk teeth is thinner, it is less protected from bacteria. And if the mold is not well-groomed and inflamed on it, it can also affect the maturity teeth that will come out in the future. Therefore, milk teeth should be carefully protected, cleaned; if they rot, it is necessary to consult a doctor.

5- Should the toothbrush be with thick strands for better cleaning?

Some dentists recommend using a soft brush to avoid damaging the gums and tooth enamel. But actually, the toothbrush you use doesn’t really matter. The main thing is to brush your teeth twice a day, and change your toothbrush every 3-4 months.

6- Is it healthy to use toothpicks after eating?

In order not to damage your gums, it is recommended to use gums instead of toothpicks. If you already feel the need to use toothpicks after every meal, this is also a sign of some dental health problems. Be sure to see a dentist.

7- The more I brush my teeth, the healthier it will be?

No! Brushing your teeth more than usual can cause your tooth enamel to wear out. You may even experience some dental diseases due to the abrasive properties of toothpastes. It is healthiest to rinse your mouth with mouthwash after brushing your teeth every morning and every evening.

8- Does every toothache mean caries?

Most likely, your tooth is rotten; yes. But tooth sensitivity can also be a harbinger of another disease, such as inflammation. There is no such thing as a problem that will necessarily be in your teeth. Toothache can even be a symptom of sinusitis from time to time! Only the dentist can understand the truth.

9- Do I have to get my 20th tooth pulled?

If his 20-year-old teeth come out healthy, you don’t need to have them pulled out. If it causes difficulties, you should contact your dentist.

10- Should I brush my teeth in the morning after breakfast?

There is more than one opinion on this issue. Some dentists recommend it after breakfast, while others say that it should be brushed as soon as you get up in the morning. But in general; we know that bacteria and plaques accumulate in the mouth at night because saliva production slows down during sleep. So if you brush your teeth as soon as you wake up, all of these bacteria will get rid of going straight into your stomach.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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