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Always consult your Turkish hospital clinic dentist for damage to the dental tissue that may result in tooth loss. Solving problems caused by acid or tooth sensitivity is actually very simple.

During a life period, teeth are subjected to numerous physical and chemical effects that, although there are no micro organisms in the environment, cause various sizes of rupture and wear of the hard tissues in their structure. This loss, which continues throughout life in dental tissues and does not occur due to caries, is actually a normal physiological process. But when the rate of tissue loss that occurs reaches a size that will damage existing teeth, or when its presence causes anxiety in the patient; it is considered a disease.

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What does acid erosion mean, which has often been heard in recent years?

In recent years, abrasions that are also often spoken about in society have been formed by a chemical factor without the influence of any bacteria, and these are abrasions that we dentists define as erosion. It has been known for a very long time that especially acidic foods and drinks cause erosion. The most important reason for its occurrence is the frequent consumption of non-alcoholic carbonated drinks created with the addition of pure juices and/or organic and phosphoric acids. The fact that the drinks are unsweetened or light does not prevent the erosion and loss of hard tissue that occurs in teeth. The most important reason for the increase in the incidence of erosion in individuals as they age is dry mouth caused by the drugs used.

What changes occur in the teeth with acid erosion, which has many causes?

Temporary softening of the surface of the tooth enamel occurs as a result of contact of acidic foods and beverages with the tooth. Over time, the continued presence of the acid factor and its incorrect application during tooth brushing can lead to significant wear and, consequently, to a decrease in the thickness of the tooth enamel. This, in turn, leads to a change in the texture, shape and appearance of the tooth and, as a result, to an increase in tooth sensitivity in hot or cold weather. The wear that occurs on the tooth enamel due to acid causes the surface of the teeth to become rounded, shiny, polished and slightly yellowed.


Is our saliva important in acid erosion?

Saliva has a direct effect on erosion-type abrasions on the teeth by diluting, cleaning, neutralizing the acid that causes erosion, buffering it. It is reported that diseases that reduce the flow of saliva, uncontrolled head and neck radiotherapy, nervous system disorders, salivary gland diseases, as well as antidepressants and other psychoactive drugs used indirectly contribute to erosion in the teeth by reducing the speed of saliva flow.

What is the sensitivity of dentin?

Dentin sensitivity is a short-term, sharp and uncomfortable pain that occurs against cold, sugary-sour foods and drinks, as well as brushing your teeth and weather stimuli. It is described by patients as ‘cold sensitivity’ or ‘tooth brushing disease’.


What are the causes of dentin sensitivity? In whom is it often observed?

Dentin sensitivity, acid erosion caused by acidic foods and drinks, excessive and improper brushing of the teeth as a result of aging or wear of enamel and dentine occur due to the exposure of the neck. It is also often found in individuals where the enamel in the neck area of the tooth is eroded by brushing, as well as by the forces caused by squeezing and grinding the teeth. It is distributed in society from adolescence to the age of 65. While sensitivity decreases with aging, the incidence of gum disease in individuals is up to 73 percent.


Consumption of acidic drinks with a pipette.

Do not consume acidic foods and drinks immediately before and after brushing your teeth.

Do not use abrasive toothpaste.

Do not use hard brushes and horizontal brushing techniques.

The use of protective plaque against teething and gnashing.

Regular oral care and physician control for gum disease.


I had missing teeth, I had implants, I wonder how long can I use them for?

Our digestive system is one of the most important systems in our body. The starting point of this system, which consists of many organs, is our oral cavity. In particular, our teeth are the most important elements of this system. Teeth can be lost for any reason. The chewing function can be restored with the applications such as movable prostheses and fixed prostheses. In the application of movable or fixed prostheses, in cases where the teeth and supporting tissues that will support prostheses are insufficient, the implant supports us as an alternative treatment method.

Can you explain the stages of implant applications in order?

Individuals who are scheduled to have an implant are evaluated primarily clinically by a dentist. After an estimated determination of the missing teeth and the implants and surgical procedures that will be performed, the individual who will be implanted is evaluated for their general health status. Previously an individual past illnesses (cancer, allergies, chronic diseases (diabetes, diseases that require continuous use of cortisone, as a result of diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, in terms of evaluation of the implant is not in a condition that prevents the application, if further examination is determined to treatment in a clear way. Individuals with cardiovascular disease usually use blood thinners; in this case, the bleeding condition should be evaluated by the doctor who follows this disease and the best treatment conditions that the dentist in Turkey will make should be established.


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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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