International prevention protocols recommend dental inspection and cleaning by a dentist every 6 months. It is also important that children, especially at the age at which their permanent teeth erupt, definitely should visit a dentist about every six months, in order to improve the chances of maintaining very good oral health for the rest of their lives. In any case, by visiting Smiles Only every six months, you have double benefit, since apart from improving your oral health, we offer guarantee for every dental work we perform. In order to make this routine easier, we created an annual prevention program, which includes dental check, cleaning, soda treatment, polishing and fluoridation for children with a total cost of 84 euros in 12 interest-free installments of 7 euros per month.
What are the opening hours of the clinic? How can I schedule an appointment? Can I visit the clinic without an appointment, in cases of emergency?
For your convenience, the office operates daily and Saturday, with a 24-hour telephone service, seven days a week, to answer your needs. You can also schedule an appointment by contacting us online through our website. Finally, you can visit us even without a scheduled appointment. It is recommended, though, that you notify us with a call before your visit, so that we can offer you the best possible treatment in such short notice situations.
Prevention and customizable treatment plans based on the patient’s health profile and his/her financial abilities, are factors we emphasize on here in Attiki Odontiatriki (Attica Dental). Our goal is for minimal invasive action -always aiming at the best result- in order to ensure the lowest possible cost for your dental care .
We also provide individual annual and family programs, as well as loyalty programs. Our clinic can help you make the most cost-effective options, which ultimately amount to “discount” in all cases. In addition, we offer free installments where necessary. Finally, preventive treatment for unemployed parents and a child, is offered with 50% discount, while it is free for the second child. You can see our oral health programs in detail, here (link to the corresponding level in the section SERVICES).
I happen to live in the province / abroad, and that makes it difficult for me to plan a proper visit and complete my treatment. Is there a way to make things easier?
Having long-year experience with patients who visit Athens for a few days, we created the FLY & SMILE program, especially for such occasions. Before any appointment at the clinic, we have long discussions with the patients by phone, e-mail, or other means of remote communication in order to create a detailed and complete treatment plan, which includes long sessions at the clinic. Our extended opening hours, together with the location of our clinics which offers easy parking and is close to the airport and to main highways accessible by many public transport means, are advantages that save you time and help you make your own convenient program. Finally, we can plan your transportation to and from the airport or a port and your stay in Athens in cooperation with specialized partners. More info here.
It is advisable that you avoid stiff-bristled toothbrushes, which injure the gums and damage teeth surface. Prefer small-headed toothbrushes, which can access hard-to-reach areas.
Electric toothbrushes are potentially more effective, but only if they are used properly. At the end of the day, choose a toothbrush that is easy for you to grasp and handle and that makes the necessary dental care routine a pleasant experience. Children should use special children’s toothbrush with soft bristles .
Prefer those containing fluoride. If you are under fluoridation treatment, consult your dentist about whether you can use them in parallel. Note that the so-called “whitening” toothpastes can whiten your teeth to some extent, but contain ingredients that abrade tooth enamel and should not be used if you are under dental whitening treatment. If you have sensitive teeth, choose a toothpaste specially formulated to reduce sensitivities.
At least twice, especially after meals, for 2-3 minutes. Regular and proper use of other means of mechanical cleaning, i.e. dental floss and interdental brushes is also very important. In general, the use of mechanical cleaning tools (toothbrush, floss, interdental brushes) is far more important than the much-advertised chemical cleansers (toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.), that is, without questioning the usefulness of the latter.
Every 3-4 months (instead of every six, as many people think). Actually, if you have been ill, you should change it even before the above time period is over. You should also check regularly the condition of the bristles and the brush’s body. If there is any indication of damage which may affect cleaning or handling, it is time for replacement. Do the same for your children’s toothbrushes. Children usually brush harder than adults and damage the toothbrush earlier, so the 3-4 month rule must be strictly followed.
Bridges and crown implants are two equally reliable artificial tooth replacement solutions. The “disadvantage” of one of the two options for a patient may be an “advantage” for another. It is therefore more correct to speak of differences, rather than advantages and disadvantages. A bridge is more affordable and requires that the two adjacent teeth be sharpened so as to “secure” the bridge.
Crown implants cost more, but they replace the missing root and their placement does not require sharpening of the adjacent teeth. Having long-time experience in prosthetics, we can optimally implement individualized treatment plans for you, while helping you on the financial part with a series of interest-free installments regarding the more expensive treatments.
Η ορθοδοντική εφαρμόζεται σε όλες τις ηλικίες. Αν δεν υπάρχουν άλλα προβλήματα που να καθιστούν απαγορευτικές τις ορθοδοντικές θεραπείες, μπορείτε άφοβα να ξεκινήσετε να «χτίζετε» το ωραιότερό σας χαμόγελο. Ορθοδοντική δεν είναι όμως μόνο τα σιδεράκια αλλά και τα καινούργια συστήματα INVISALIGN, όπου αόρατοι εξατομικευμένοι νάρθηκες πραγματοποιούν την ορθοδοντική μετακίνηση χωρίς τα αισθητικά προβλήματα της παραδοσιακής θεραπείας. Σε κάθε περίπτωση, η ορθοδοντική με ό,τι μέσο (νάρθηκες ή σιδεράκια) και ό,τι τύπο ( λευκά-εσωτερικά σιδεράκια, διάφορα συστήματα ναρθήκων ) θεραπείας αποτελεί μια μόνιμη και φυσική μέθοδο αισθητικής και λειτουργικής αποκατάστασης.
Στο SMILES ONLY κατά τη διάρκεια της θεραπείας, σας καλύπτουμε πλήρως στο προληπτικό κομμάτι (καθαρισμός, φθορίωση) εντελώς δωρεάν, ως επιβράβευση της άριστης στοματικής σας υγιεινής (βούρτσισμα – μεσοδόντια βουρτσάκια), γεγονός κρίσιμο για την σωστή θεραπεία και την στοματική σας υγεία.
Is whitening harmless? Can all individuals try it? What should I expect at a whitening session, how much does it cost and how long does the result last?
It is harmless as long as it is performed by an experienced dentist when it comes to in-office whitening, and as long as you follow your dentist’s instructions when you carry out the procedure at home. Before proceeding to bleaching, your dentist must have taken into consideration your medical history, checked the condition of the entire mouth, and performed any prerequisite dental work. Bleaching is prohibited to children, pregnant women and nursing mothers, patients with periodontitis or with very sensitive gums or teeth. Some temporary sensitivity should be expected during the whole whitening process, even to people who meet all the medical conditions for bleaching.
If you choose whitening at the dentist’s, a protective gel is initially placed on the gums and after that a whitening substance on each tooth, which is activated by halogen lamps or lasers. The process can take from 30 to about 90 minutes. If you choose whitening at home, the whitening substance is placed on a custom tray that fits on your teeth, which you leave on for about two hours. This routine can be repeated daily or on a sparser basis, with a limit of about 15 applications. In-office whitening is more expensive than whitening at home, but the result lasts longer (up to four years, while whitening with splints usually lasts for about 1.5-2 years).
The longevity of the result in both cases also depends on various other factors, such as eating foods that “color” the teeth, smoking, medications, age, etc. Bear in mind that you should never bleach your teeth without a dentist’s supervision (“bleaching shops”) or use any “home-made” bleaching remedies or formulas that are available on the internet, as these are of questionable quality and of low reliability sources and they can cause irreversible harm. At Smiles Only we have created the “Whitening for life” program in order to help you maintain a radiant smile of maximum duration and of top quality at the lowest possible cost.
The majority of popular and glamorous celebrities have porcelain or -rarely- resin veneers which create a new smile (smile makeover). This prosthetic dentistry method has many advantages as it can cover discolorations, cracks, positional abnormalities and other problems. It is also aesthetically superior compared to other methods that improve the look of your teeth, and of better durability and reliability.
It is important to take into consideration the fine line between a perfect smile that accentuates naturally the personality and characteristics of the individual (sex-skin/hair color-age etc.) and a false artificial creation that is clearly odd-looking. Apart from the scientific knowledge and technical expertise of your doctor, communication and cooperation between the patient and the doctor are very important factors for the complete success of the method, especially during the design process (smile designing). Finally, an essential prerequisite is perfect oral health with healthy gums, in order to create and maintain your therapeutic result. At Smiles Only Dental Clinics you can have perfect oral health with only € 7 a month through our annual prevention program, as well as guaranteed dental therapies.
Implants are perfectly safe and “friendly” to the human body, so you shouldn’t be afraid, as long as your dentist recommends such a tooth replacement solution for you. The screws used for the implants are made of titanium, a metal that the body does not perceive as foreign object, thus making the implants perfectly compatible and adaptable to the jaw bone.
Implants have a long life, and statistically the success of the method is almost absolute, as long as the doctor makes rational use of it and the patient follows his instructions, especially during the first period of osseointegration. Having experience of more than 10 years in implantology, treating thousands of cases, we are able to provide implant guarantee for at least 15 years, if the patient follows our annual preventive oral health program.