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Dental Care: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

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.

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.

Safety: Treatment Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Medium Side Effects: Medium Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs 500 to Rs 1500.

Popular Health Tips

Requirements Of Routine Dental Check-ups!

BDS, Certificate of Speciality Training In Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics, Advanced Certificate Course In Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai
Requirements Of Routine Dental Check-ups!

You may think that you need a routine health check-up every 6 months but some patients may require a more frequent check-up depending on person to person.

What happens during a dental check-up?

  • check your teeth gums and entire oral cavity 
  • dentist may ask about your other health problems and the entire history is taken 
  • x-ray of the teeth may be taken if required 
  • the dentist will guide you to take proper oral health care habits 
  • And quit smoking and tobacco 
  • cleaning of teeth is done and proper brushing technique is explained.
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Oral Care For Children!

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Oral Care For Children!

Dental sealants: protection shield for children oral health

10% of children are prone to dental cavities, as it is one of the most common problems worldwide. Children need specialized pediatric care & their parents have to play an important role to take care of their children's dental health.

Cavities occur when children takes more sugar in their diet which forms plaque or translucent bacterial on the tooth surface. It destroys the tooth enamel. Once you lose tooth enamel, it can't be recovered.

Many studies showed that from childhood to adulthood, children have many dental problems and the most common is cavities. As we can do, many cure through dental visits, good oral hygiene, fluoridated tooth paste which have minimum quantity of fluoride, flossing, mouth rinse.

After all the precautions, children still have cavities because some have low immunity so response to bacteria is more prone on their oral cavity. When your child eats and drinks, these bacteria create acids, which can dissolve the protective layer beneath the retained plaque. It removes minerals from the enamel, which if left untreated causing a cavity. Parents often have questions about how to take care of their children's teeth.

For good oral hygiene of children, using dental sealants as protection shield to keep the teeth healthy. Dental sealant is a plastic material that is applied to the teeth, hardens them, and provides a barrier against plaque and other harmful substances. They are usually placed on the chewing (occlusal) surface of the permanent back teeth, the molars and premolars & protect them from cavities. It works like rain coat for tooth against cavities.

Dental sealant procedure:

First, polishing the surface of the tooth to remove plaque and food debris from the pit and fissure surfaces.
Next, isolate and dry the tooth. Then, etch will apply on the surface of the tooth, rinse off the etching material and dry the tooth.
Applying the sealant on the surface of the tooth with a brush; a self-curing light will be used for about 30 seconds to bond the sealant to the tooth surface.
Then, evaluating the dental sealant and check the occlusion. Once the sealant as hardened it becomes a hard plastic coating, and child can chew on the tooth again.

Many studies have shown that dental sealant are effective in helping to prevent decay on chewing (occlusal) surfaces for last many years. If necessary, it is also possible to place a new dental sealant on the tooth. Dental sealant is a painless treatment without drilling or numbing medications. Sealants are more common in children because of the new growth of permanent teeth.

 

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Dental Care!

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Dental Care!

Flossing once a day is recommend as it quickly take care of any food particles that maybe lodged in your teeth & prevent tooth decay.

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Dentafix Oral Gyaan!

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Dentafix Oral Gyaan!

The standard advice from dentists has long been to brush our teeth twice a day, regularly floss and use mouthwash. 

Visit Your Dental Surgeon Regularly!

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Visit Your Dental Surgeon Regularly!

Visit Your Dental Surgeon Regularly

Popular Questions & Answers

I was a regular tobacco chewer which I left 2 years back and now I have quit smoking around 15 cigarettes I use to smoke daily I had left it 4 days back I have to take any precaution or some medicine my mouth does not opes full.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
Meet any dentist. He will suggest you some exercises and may give you some device (clamp kind of thing) to help you with your problem. Along with these I would suggest you to do some meditation to overcome the withdrawal symptoms.
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I am having mouth opening problem. I had habit of chewing tobacco with Caco3. I left the habit 25 years back. But the ailment still there. I had taken treatment with 4-5 ENTS. Presently l rub Myloxin D gel around ears & do mouth opening exercises as per Dr's advice. I am always afraid & anxious of oral cancer. Pl. Advice whether my problem will go or not?

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
Most probably you have decreased mouth opening due to sub mucous fibrosis. We usually try to treat it conservatively with mouth opening exercises and Tab SM Fibro, which contains lycopene, for 6-12 months. If not working then we may consider surgery. Some people also try hyaluronic acid injection, but I don't have any experience with the same. If only submucosal fibrosis is present and no trismus is present, then surgery entails cutting the mucosa and inserting nasolabial flaps. If trismus is present due to fibrosis of muscle, then coronoidectomy would be needed aswell.
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I eat Gutkha for 2 years but when I am eat food My mouth like soon spicy what to do Please suggest me.

BDS
Dentist, Darjeeling
Chronic Gutka chewers undergo change in their oral mucosa. It could be early signs of Leukoplakia or Oral Submucous Fibrosis. You should consult a Dental Surgeon immediately and stop spicy food.
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I am 19 years old n have milk teeth. Can it be cured with cheap medication. Reply please.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Kindly get an x-ray done to understand how many milk teeth you have ...n situation of permanent teeth below.. then only we can advise anything
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From childhood I never had the habit of cleaning my tongue now when I saw my tongue it is whitish in colour is this due to not cleaning my tongue? How do one know that he had oral thrush please explain.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Start cleaning your tongue from now on. It will gradually disappear and if it doesn't or you have any other symptoms related to tongue than you can consult me through Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment and further guidance.

Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Dental Health Care
Hello, I am Dr Rukmani Lalit and I am a dentist, practising since last 8 years. I am doing dentistry as my health job. Just to explain you few things about your health care and dental health care.

Nowadays people are very much interested in dental care, dental accessories, dental aesthetics cosmetics. By the basic thing is the cleaning of the oral cavity, the health of the oral cavity and the cleanliness. I just want to share the Dental cleanliness or the oral health cleanliness.

First thing is that how to do the brushing properly?

The teeth should be clean and clear. And not only it should be the brushing of teeth but also continues with the flossing of the teeth.

Do you all believe in the brushing of teeth after the meal?

It is not necessary to brush your teeth but you have to follow some flossing procedures. Brushing will help in teeth cleaning in the maximum aesthetic areas. But dirt collects in between the teeth as well which can be cleaned with the help of flossing. By the help of flossing you are not removing the plague, but also you can target those areas which might have been with the food stocks and get it cleaned.

When you floss, you are not only protecting your teeth but also self-guarding your gums. It is the cause of the development of the healthy tissues that loose the tooth. It may lead to Periodontal disease like Gingivitis, peritonitis. You may tatter away from the gums and keep the teeth healthy. It is a more appropriate reason for the healthy gums and the healthy teeth.

The second version of such case is when the plaque stays on the teeth for more than 24 hours, it can cause decay of the tooth enamel surface. It will cause decay of Dentinal tubules. It will cause soft tissue involvement which will lead to inflammation of your teeth. Actually, it is the main purpose to remove the plaque and the tartar, present in your oral cavity which should be clean and clear. It will increase your health, your oral health as well as your systematic health.

For further information or the consultation, you can contact me through Lybrate.

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General Dentistry
Information about everyday dental care

Hello people I am Dr Sahil Singh. Dentist practicing in DLF Phase 4 Gurgaon and today I am here because of lybrate I am here to talk something about dentistry.

Dentistry is usually related only to teeth orgams or I should say it's more about Crown, bridges cleaning. But there is another part of dentistry. Actually dental health or oral health is equal to overall health. Its like your overall health is directly related to dental or your dental health is a reflection of your general health or overall health. Secondly dentistry is way to related to stress. Nowadays the walking schedules, the working conditions lack of time, lack of exercise. So it all give rise to, it's very common problems whatever common word which you must have heard that is stress. And stress can give rise to n number of problems what diseases and yes stress is a Lifestyle problem also.

A dentist can easily tell a person that how stress is affecting his dietary schedules or his dietary habits, his overall health, his General Health condition of the teeth, condition of the gums, anything. For example, if a person is in stress so he will start clenching his teeth we will start grinding his teeth or he will start biting the nails or he will smoke a lot or he will drink a lot or he will not take care of his gums et cetera et cetera. Maybe he will like depend on of junk food a lot. So all these things yes it will deteriorates your oral health plus it will deteriorates your general health also. Because of all these habits any person can develop any kind of disease in the body be it mental be it physical be it any disease. So your oral health is the reflection of the general health.

Nowadays people are just mad about few things that is smoking that is alcohol it seems to be a Lifestyle it seems to be a status symbol but they just forget how these things will affect their normal life their General Health and as a dentist it is easy very much easy for a dentist to understand what a person is going through. If he will clench or grind his teeth yes we can see attrition in his teeth. Nothing is more like to drink acidic drink is like cold drinks or acidic food so we will see erosion in his teeth. Is he an distress or depression he is not taking care of his teeth virgin till cleanliness so we will see plaque calculus or whatever anything or any deposits in the teeth so General Health and oral health are directly related to each other.

Supposedly diabetes let's talk about diabetes. Diabetes its everybody know diabetes is a disease which kind of deteriorates the whole system of the body, whole metabolism of the body. Diabetes yes it affects major part of the mouth that is gums. Gums are declared gums are degenerated where will teeth stay?

A dentist is very much is much able to understand to make out that your sugar level is high and according to the studies it is very much related to the sugar of the body. If The mouth is clean and the gums are clean if there is like no word of any plaque or calculus the sugar level of body also goes down. Thirdly if you have a lot of deposits if you diabetic so there are a lot world chances of developing endocarditis that is a problem of the heart. Good night have a heart attack because you did not keep your mouth clean or you did not go for professional cleaning of the teeth. So dentist is not just about teeth and gums. Dentist is like a dentistry is about taking care of overall health of the body through your mouth.

Thank you very much and you can find me, you can consult me further, you can come for your treatment throught the Lybrate.
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