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Dental Care: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2024

What is the treatment?

Dental care is one of the most important parts of your health care regime but also the most ignored one. The health of your mouth, teeth and gums can affect your overall health. The mouth contains a lot of bacteria that may turn really harmful for the whole body without proper oral care. Tooth decay and gum disease are the most commonly faced problems. Medications like decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers, diuretics and antidepressants may be prescribed to heal these conditions. These medications reduce the saliva flow. You must make regular appointments with your dentist to keep your dental health in check.

How is the treatment done?

Take very good care of your teeth and gums. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and a soft bristled tooth brush that fits your mouth perfectly. Do not be in a hurry to brush your teeth. Do it gently by aiming at the area where your teeth meet the gums. Remember to clean the outside and inside of your teeth along with your tongue. Rinse and clean your toothbrush after every use and let it dry well before using it again. Keep it at a distance from other toothbrushes. Do not store it in a closed container to avoid the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast. After every three to four months, buy a new tooth brush or replace the head of your electric tooth brush. Do not forget to floss while brushing your teeth. Break off about 18 inches of dental floss; wind most of it around the middle finger of one hand and the rest around the middle finger of the other hand. Move the floss gently through the middle of your teeth. Rub the side of the every tooth one by one in a to and fro motion.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Everybody must follow this simple dental care routine, whether or not you are suffering from any dental problem. You should always consult a doctor as soon as you face any difficulty in your teeth or gums. Do not avoid the minor pains.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Everybody must take good care of their oral health. Make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients of your toothpaste.

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Are there any side effects?

There are no side effects to dental care routine.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Keep following a proper dental care routine to protect yourself from several diseases.

How long does it take to recover?

Recovery from any problem through a self dental care routine will depend on the kind and severity of your problem.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price of tooth brush may be between ₹10 - ₹50. Tooth paste may cost you ₹50 - ₹200 per 100gm. Dental floss may cost around ₹50 for 25m. One session of consultation with a dentist may cost you between ₹500 - ₹1500.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of a good dental care routine are permanent if it is followed religiously throughout your life.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

There are no alternatives to a good dental care routine.

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