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Floss like a Boss with Water

Dental floss as we know it was first invented in 1815 by Levi Spear Parmly who recommended patients to use silk floss in order to clean teeth thoroughly.

The dental water jet or oral irrigator was first developed in 1962 as a joint effort from a dentist and an engineer to take the removal of plaque to a whole new level.

Nowadays you can find oral irrigators at drugstores and online for a very affordable price and the benefits are simply […]

Soft Diet After Oral Surgery

A dental implant requires a surgical procedure and also time for resting, healing and bone integration.

Usually doctors will recommend patients to go under a soft diet for around a week. Now when we think of soft diets we might frown in disgust thinking a very tasteless and lame week is ahead of us, but it doesn´t need to be like that.

Make that soft diet week a pleasurable one by following our tips, the key is variety so even […]

Should You Invest in an Oral Irrigation System?

Oral irrigation consists of using a dental water jet that pulsates a stream of water in order to remove food debris and plaque.

This home care system has been used to improve gingival health since it can reach below the gumline. The main point of using this device is to reduce harmful bacterial present in the mouth, thus it contributes to lower the chances and severity of periodontal disease.

Everyone and anyone can make use of this device, however […]

First Visit to Prisma Dental – FAQ’s

Welcome to your first appointment at Prisma Dental, we are overjoyed to have you with us today. We understand that your oral health is a priority in your life and your priority is ours too.
Today we would like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about how to arrange your stay while visiting Costa Rica for the first time.
How can I get to Prisma?
Prisma Dental is located at a prestigious zone just 20 minutes from the International […]

5 Top Reasons Why You Should Choose Prisma Dental

Experience and Tradition

Both Dr. Josef Cordero and Dr. Thelma Rubinstein boast of over 30 years of experience, with a list of thousands of happy patients who do not regret coming over to Costa Rica and giving Prisma Dental the chance to make a major change in their lives. Dr. Josef Cordero is a world-class oral surgeon and Dr. Telma Rubinstein is renowned for her expertise in full-mouth restoration and aesthetic work.

Quality

At Prisma Dental we do not only assure […]

Beware of Inflammation With Dental Implants

What is peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis?

If you had natural teeth, this would be called gingivitis and periodontitis but for those who have dental implants these terms are used to describe the situation when bacteria sticks to your implants.

Peri-mucositis describes the early stages of inflammation with no bone loss and peri-implantitis is when bacteria has caused acute inflammation and bone loss.

For a person with dental implants going for regular checkups (once every three months) is crucial for the maintenance of implants. […]

The Importance of Monitoring Your Implants

You have gone through great lengths to have your implants, some of you might even have decided to travel abroad to have this important procedure done. Now that you are back home, what should you do?

A dental hygienist is the key for the effective maintenance of your dental implants, and it is advisable that even when you had your procedures done abroad, to get in touch with a dental hygienist in your area so that your […]

Make Most of Our Green Season

One of the most interesting questions that tourists make when they come over to Costa Rica is: “Does it rain all the time?”

Many of them are unaware that Costa Rica is a country with only two seasonal stations: a rainy season (from May through November) and a dry season (from December through April). The rainy season has been dubbed by the tourism industry as the “Green Season”, the reason is quite obvious, most tourists expect the worst […]

VIP Treatment at Prisma Dental

At Prisma Dental we value your time, and of course your trust in us to have your procedure done safely, accurately and promptly.

You can surely identify with dental procedures that require multiple visits only to have one small detail checked. Most probably your dentist back home will send the molds of the teeth you need to replace to a provider and if you need tomography scans you might need to go to another laboratory to have them before […]

Dental Implants vs Bridges

Both dental implants and bridges are great alternatives for lost teeth but which one to choose?

In order to install a bridge, supporting teeth are needed as they are used as anchors for the bridge. These supporting teeth need to be recontoured and some of the enamel of the supporting teeth need to be removed leaving them unprotected. Since the bridge will count on the support of healthy adjacent teeth they will be somehow strained.

In the […]