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Dr. Sunil Iyer

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Dr. Sunil Iyer is an experienced Dentist in Mira Road, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Rohan Dental Care Centre in Mira Road, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sunil Iyer on Lybrate.com.

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MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
Dentist, Mohali
For complete oral health, keeping your tongue clean is as important as keeping your teeth clean. Remove tongue plaque and bad breath by using a proper tongue scraper daily.

Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Why Dental Cleaning and Polishing???

What are dental cleanings (scale and polish) and why have them?

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually, it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

If the scale or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will, unfortunately, provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.Also it leaves your teeth feeling lovely and smooth and clean, which is nice when you run your tongue around them. Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing worse than someone you fancy running their tongue around your teeth and finding a piece of spinach or something! Still, if they're hungry

The professional cleaning of teeth is sometimes referred to as prophylaxis (orprophy for short). It's a Greek word which means 'to prevent beforehand' - in this case, it helps prevent gum disease.

How are dental cleanings done?

The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. The instruments which may be used during your cleaning, and what they feel like, are described below.

Ultrasonic instrument

Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.

The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.

With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.

Fine hand tools

Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed bycarefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.

Polishing

Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste - a special gritty toothpaste-like material - is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.

Fluoride


Your dentist may also apply fluoride. This is the final, and my favorite part of the dental cleaning! Fluoride comes in many different flavours such as chocolate, mint, strawberry, cherry, watermelon, pina colada and can be mixed and matched just like ice cream at a parlour for a great taste sensation! Make no mistake though, this in-office fluoride treatment is meant for topical use only on the surfaces of the teeth and swallowing excessive amounts can give a person a tummy ache as it is not meant to be ingested.

Fluoride foam or gel is then placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds. Afterwards, the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible into a saliva ejector. The fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth since the acids from bacteria in dental tartar and plaque will have weakened the surfaces. It is best not to eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes after the fluoride has been applied.

Is it going to be painful?

Most people find that cleanings are painless, and find the sensations described above - tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during 'scraping' - do not cause discomfort. A lot of people even report that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards! There may be odd zingy sensations, but many people don't mind as they only last a nanosecond.

Be sure to let your dentist/hygienist know if you find things are getting too uncomfortable for your liking. They can recommend various options to make the cleaning more enjoyable.

Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by a number of things: a rough dentist or hygienist, exposed dentine (not dangerous, but can make cleanings unpleasant), or sore gum tissues.

In case you may have had painful cleaning experiences in the past, switching to a gentle hygienist/dentist and perhaps a spot of nitrous oxide can often make all the difference. You could also choose to be numbed. If you find the scaling a bit uncomfortable because the gum tissues (rather than the teeth themselves) are sensitive, topical numbing gels can be used.

 

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I had caps for two teeth in my upper jaw after RCT last May. Unlike the other RCTs and capping done for other teeth earlier, I am feeling some kind of discomfort and mild pain since then. I feel a kind of heaviness in my teeth. Pls advise what I should do?

BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
I had caps for two teeth in my upper jaw after RCT last May. Unlike the other RCTs and capping done for other teeth e...
This could be due to many reasons improper rct improper crown improper contacts you should get it checked by a dental surgeon.
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I am a 20 year old male. I am going through dental sensitivity, PERIODONTAL bone disease was found in X ray.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am a 20 year old male. I am going through dental sensitivity, PERIODONTAL bone disease was found in X ray.
Most probably it may be due to deposits on teeth. I would advice you to go for regular cleaning of teeth as periodontal bone loss is easy and cheap to prevent as compared to curative treatment. You are young and need to take care of your teeth for them to serve you longer.
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I am 23 years old. I have mouth odours for about 4 years. Even though I brush daily. What to do now?

BDS
Dentist, Katihar
I am 23 years old. I have mouth odours for about 4 years. Even though I brush daily. What to do now?
Brushing is not sufficient to mantan good oral hygiene, go for daily flossing and professiona cleaning in every 6 month.
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I have dental pain in my upper last molar area. It pains more in night. How to get relief?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I have dental pain in my upper last molar area. It pains more in night. How to get relief?
you might have a cavity on your tooth..which would be deep.. you would have to get root canal treatment done in tooth..but before thaat get an xray done for the same..
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Hlo sir my name is harsh my age is 21 Year, I have teeth ache there is cavity in my teeth what I have to do, sir if possible provide me natural solution.

oral implantology, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
Hlo sir my name is harsh my age is 21 Year, I have teeth ache there is cavity in my teeth what I have to do, sir if p...
once you have developed decay in teet natural treatment will not help. go to a dentist for thorough check up and treatment accordingly
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I have tooth decay and hollow teeth due to that! I also suffer from bad breath from my mouth! I smoke and chew Rajnigandha Masala Please advice how I can get rid of all these?

BDS, CDE Endo-Prostho, CDE - Cast Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentist, Pune
I have tooth decay and hollow teeth due to that! I also suffer from bad breath from my mouth! I smoke and chew Rajnig...
Hello, you need to visit a dentist and get an x-ray done for that tooth. If there is a cavity get it filled. Bad breath could be because of deposits on your teeth and food lodged in between your teeth. You need to get a deep scaling and polishing done. Brush twice a day. Maintain proper brushing technique. Rinse after every meal. Floss regularly.
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BDS, pg certification in aesthetic dentistry
Dentist, Gurgaon
Kind of toothbrush to be used by adults:       We recommend a brush with soft bristles which helps in removing the plaque and debris thoroughly from the mouth.

I have enlarged chin and crossbite. I doesn't look good ij facial appearance. What can I do a this stage. My age is 18 year.

BDS
Dentist, Kochi
I have enlarged chin and crossbite. I doesn't look good ij facial appearance. What can I do a this stage. My age is 1...
Hello lybrate-user, I understand your problem. This can resolved by getting Orthodontic treatment (braces) done. It will help you by correcting the crossbite. The sooner you get the treatment done the faster the results. So don't delay it any longer. Thank you.
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I am 41 years old, male. My problem is there is a very bad smell in my mouth every time for last few years. I could not speak with others whole heartedly. I have taken allopathy according to dentist, taken homeopathy but no result. I do not have any constipation. Every day two times latrin I do used. What should I do. Please advice.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 41 years old, male. My problem is there is a very bad smell in my mouth every time for last few years. I could n...
Hi, there are various reasons of bad breath, like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath and to solve it permanently. Regards
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My age is 30. What will be best option for filling gap between my teeth and size of gap is little bit more than usual. M also have baby. After delivery the gap become wider.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
My age is 30. What will be best option for filling gap between my teeth and size of gap is little bit more than usual...
Now a days direct composite restoration is very good and done in single sitting. But first you have to visit a dentist. He can only diagnose the problem. Whether it can be done or not. At times when gap is too much we go for capping too. It depends on case to case.
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Hi, Mere danton main lambe samay se pain Hai. Mujhe kya kerna chahiye? Please advise.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, Mere danton main lambe samay se pain Hai. Mujhe kya kerna chahiye? Please advise.
Hi, there are various reasons for tooth pain. You need to visit to a dentist for a check-up and get some x-rays done to get exact cause and solution of your problem.
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How many teeth in mouth in child and old main. And youg main. please tel me fast.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
How many teeth in mouth in child and old main. And youg main. please tel me fast.
In child, its 20 teeth. From age 6-7 they start loosing their teeth n get permanent teeth. Almost all the 32 teeth have erupted by the age of 18. But some times the last molar can come till the age of 25.
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Is Eating chewing gums (center fresh) harmful. I only eat it 2_3 times a week. Does it effect me in any way.

bachelor of dental surgery
Dentist, Hyderabad
Is Eating chewing gums (center fresh) harmful. I only eat it 2_3 times a week. Does it effect me in any way.
Hi, Mr. Lybrate-user eating of chewing gums is not harmful to teeth. You have not given your reason for eating chewing gum.
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MDS
Dentist, Nellore
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which occurs because of the inflammation of the gums. It can easily be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and getting dental cleaning done regularly.
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I extracted my tooth a couple of days back. The dentist primarily went for a root canal treatment a week ago and found it not worthwhile and extracted my tooth. During those 5 days I have been taking antibiotic tablets. Is it necessary to have more after extraction.

P.G. DIPLOMA IN ENDODONTICS, FELLOWSHIP IN AESTHETIC DENTISTRY, BDS
Dentist, Siliguri
I extracted my tooth a couple of days back. The dentist primarily went for a root canal treatment a week ago and foun...
Hi. No it is not necessary to continue with your antibiotics. If you experience any pain you can just take the painkiller but nothing more.
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Doctor, I want to know which toothpaste is more preferred, if it includes neem or if it contains salt? As I am facing this problem since 2 years?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Doctor, I want to know which toothpaste is more preferred, if it includes neem or if it contains salt? As I am facing...
All toothpaste have nearly similar ingredients like Abrasives, Fluorides, Surfactants, Antibacterial agents, Flavourants, Remineralizers, Fluoride, Diethylene glycol, Triclosan etc. Only the wrong brushing technique that we follow harms our teeth and gums. So consult your dentist, learn proper brushing technique, Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush to protect your teeth and gums from plaque and calculus. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water. Drink not consume alcohol drinks. Don’t smoke.
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