Dr. Karent Sierra: Tips For Improving Your Smile
The Real Housewives of Miami star and cosmetic dentist Dr. Karent Sierra returned for more important health discussions on The Doctors. This time around, the topic turned towards Dr Sierra’s area of expertise: healthy, beautiful teeth. She said that the most common question patients ask her is, “How can I improve my smile?”
Dr. Sierra shared her best tips for improving your smile. Mouth rinses and strips are very popular, but for a treatment that caters directly to the contours of your own teeth, visit your dentist.
Dr. Karent Sierra: Sensitive Teeth
One Doctors viewer had a question about his sensitive teeth. He’s tried to use whitening strips in the past, but he finds them to be too painful. Dr. Sierra advised that before he try another method, he visit his dentist. Sensitive teeth aren’t a major health concern, but you should be sure that there isn’t any other problem that’s causing the sensitivity. Your dentist can create fluoride trays that will help with this issue.
Even Dr. Travis Stork has issues with teeth sensitivity. Dr. Sierra investigated his mouth and found that his gums have areas of recession. Her advice? Use a soft bristle toothbrush, brush more gently and everything should be fine.
Dr Karent Sierra: Baby Teeth vs. Adult Teeth
When should a child lose her baby teeth? Michelle, who works with The Doctors, had a question concerning her seven-year-old daughter. Michelle’s son lost his baby teeth early, but her daughter hasn’t lost any, and her adult teeth are already starting to grow in behind them.
Dr. Sierra assured Michelle that each child loses his or her baby teeth at a different rate. Normally, this isn’t an issue, but Michelle should visit her daughter’s orthodontist to make sure there is room for the adult teeth to grow.