Slow dentistry – more than a smile

Our ultimate goal is to perform dental services focused not only on the esthetics of a smile but also on the overall physical health and patients’ wellbeing.

Your oral health is more important than you might realize. We are going to tell you how the health of your mouth, teeth and gums can affect your general health. Did you know that your oral health could affect the rest of your physical and overall health? Learning more about the connection between your oral and general health could spare you from serious unwanted health issues.

Like other areas of the body, your mouth is filled with bacteria, which are, for the most part, harmless. However, the mouth is the access point to the digestive and respiratory tracts, and some of these bacteria can cause some diseases. In general, the body’s natural defences and good oral hygiene, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, certain therapies, which include antihistamines, painkillers, diuretics and antidepressants, can reduce saliva flow. Saliva washes away food and neutralizes acidic elements produced by bacteria in the mouth, helping to protect you from microbes that multiply and lead to disease.

Studies have shown that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with a severe form of gum disease (periodontitis) might play a role in some diseases. Numerous studies support the link between oral health and endocarditis, infection of the inner lining of your heart chambers or valves (endocardium), and other cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy and birth complications. Thus, visiting the dental office for appropriate solutions should be the first step in your agenda in order to prevent some bigger problems.

Dr Igor Ristić, a dental prosthetics specialist from the Centre for Dental Aesthetics and Implantology (CDEI), says the following:

“At CDEI (, our patients have a long and comprehensive initial consultation. Being first in the region clinic certified by the Slow dentistry protocol ( meant establishing a connection with like-minded clinics around the world,” Dr Ristić points out.

What does this mean to our patients?

”This is a recognition that, in our dental office, you will receive safe, ethical and pain-free dentistry, making quality priority, having enough time to connect with patients and understand their substantial needs. Squeezed and rushed appointments could not provide this! Making sure that your every next trip to our office is a pleasant and unique experience. Our ultimate goal is to perform dental services focused not only on the esthetics of a smile but also on the overall physical health and patients’ wellbeing. The use of the latest digital technologies and proven clinical concepts and protocols allow us to be precise and minimally invasive in numerous treatment options from preventive, interceptive or orthodontics to complex functional and esthetic rehabilitation, involving implants and bone grafting procedures. Therefore, if you have one or several teeth missing or you are dissatisfied with your oral health or just find the esthetics of your smile inappropriate, please know that the latest developments in dentistry have little in common with those from decades before. Today’s treatments are more efficient, patient-centric and individualized and contribute to a higher quality of life through the patient feeling healthier and more secure in social contacts,” Dr Ristić concludes.

Centre for Dental Aesthetics and Implantology (CDEI)

38, Cvijićeva Street, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

+381112759289; +381603368478

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