Do you suffer from muscle pain in the jaw or Temporo-Mandibular joint? Do you have difficulty opening your mouth?

Do you suffer from chronic headaches or muscle fatigue in the jaw area?

All these signs could point to you suffering from one of the most common pathologies of the oral cavity called bruxism or clenching. Often unconscious habit of clenching or grinding teeth during sleep or throughout the day that leads to muscle fatigue and loss through wear of a significant amount of tooth structure.

These signs and symptoms may also be part of a Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome that requires a multidisciplinary approach in its treatment.

These problems can seriously affect a person’s quality of life and require appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

At The Oral Lab we carry out the diagnosis and provide the treatment you need to regain your comfort and joy in life.


This consultation aims to promote oral health in pregnant women and reduce the incidence and prevalence of oral diseases during pregnancy. During this period, a set of hormonal changes and changes in women’s habits occur that place them at greater risk for developing cavities and diseases of the tooth-supporting tissues.

If you are thinking about getting pregnant, you should have a check-up appointment to prevent complications that may occur during pregnancy. During this diagnostic consultation, advice will be given regarding eating and oral hygiene habits to be maintained throughout the pregnancy. All necessary treatments will also be planned so that you can become pregnant safely, preventing future complications regarding your oral health. If you are already pregnant, this assessment will be carried out with the aim of safely planning treatments according to the stage of pregnancy you are in, improving your comfort and that of your baby.


Do you take adequate care of your teeth so that you can maintain a healthy, long-lasting smile?

Did you know that a large number of diseases are associated with oral health problems?

Your oral health may be at risk without you easily realizing it until the first symptoms related to advanced stages of oral cavity diseases appear.

Your regular check-up appointment can make all the difference between a healthy, problem-free smile and an accumulation of problems that are difficult to resolve and costly in nature.

At The Oral Lab we are committed to prevention, scheduling review appointments at a frequency appropriate to your risk factors. We monitor our patients with periodic evaluations of the treatments performed.

The loyalty of our patients over so many years is a source of great pride for us! Bet on prevention and count on your clinic to help you smile!


After completing the treatments, we pay special attention to the maintenance phase in order to guarantee the lasting success of the treatments provided.

Our hygienist is trained in the areas of prevention, diagnosis and maintenance of post-rehabilitation patients with special requirements in terms of oral hygiene, so that the treatments carried out can remain in excellent condition over the years.

Dr. Cátia Borges spends approximately 45 minutes in a consultation that may coincide with the presence of your dentist for any assessment or opinion.

What does the hygienist do during the consultation?

  • Reviews the patient’s clinical history to assess whether there are any systemic conditions that may influence their treatment.
  • A reassessment of oral hygiene is carried out, detecting changes in relation to previous consultations.
  • Diagnoses cavities or problems in the supporting tissues of the teeth so that they can be treated at an early stage as well as screening for halitosis and cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions in the oral cavity.
  • Teaches and reviews oral hygiene techniques such as brushing and the use of dental floss and toothbrushes, advising the most appropriate techniques for each case.
  • You can have a digital X-ray in cases where it is indicated.
  • Removes hard and soft deposits (tartar and plaque) visible and below the gum level using GBT (Guided Biofilm Therapy) technology
  • Aplica agentes de prevenção de cárie (fluor, selantes de fissura) quando necessário.
  • Apply cavity prevention agents (fluoride, fissure sealants) as needed.
  • Apply desensitizing agents to teeth that are sensitive.
  • Maintenance therapy in implantology, periodontology and orthodontics.
  • Establishes for each patient the recommended period that should elapse between each oral hygiene appointment. Refers to specialist dentistry consultation when necessary.

See also: Guided Biofilm Therapy


Sport is a hobby, a way of life and a great way to stay in shape!

Do you love sport, but don’t want to risk losing or breaking your teeth?

Individualized protections adapted to your teeth are the most effective method of protecting them. An investment you won’t regret because your teeth have invaluable value and durability.


When was the last time you were screened for oral cancer?

Did you know that 25% of oral cancer victims do not smoke or drink alcohol regularly?

Up to 90% of oral cancers arise after prolonged exposure to risk factors such as alcohol and tobacco. At The Oral Lab, dentists are trained in screening for oral cancer and benign and malignant lesions that can affect the oral cavity.

Your review consultation becomes particularly important in screening for these diseases which, when detected early, substantially improve your prognosis.

The presence of risk factors is assessed, as well as a complete examination of all intra-oral areas.

The key is always prevention, be sure to schedule your appointment as regularly as advised by your dentist.

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