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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

Dentafix Oral Gyaan

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

How to brush with braces?

Having brackets and wires in your mouth will create keeping your teeth clean a bit more difficult and since food gets caught within the hardware, you’ll need to be diligent regarding brushing and flossing to keep up healthy teeth and gums.

Once carrying braces, brush your teeth within the morning, when each meal and snack and before bed. Transfer a travel toothbrush and a few dentifrice with you once you’re in school or work may be a good factor to try and do.

 If you forget your provides, at the terribly least, rinse your mouth very well with water when uptake.

As for the way to brush teeth with braces, use non-whitening, halide dentifrice (since elements of your teeth are going to be lined, you don’t need to merely color the exposed areas). Begin by brushing the biting surfaces of your teeth. Then, brush the within surfaces of the teeth. 

Brush in associate degree up and down motion on the within of the front teeth.
Angle the toothbrush upwards and gently work your bristles underneath the wire and in between any 2 brackets. Wiggle the comb back and forth till the world is clean and go to succeeding spot. Finally end up by gently brushing on the gum line. Try this for 2 minutes {each time|whenever|every time|when|on each occasion|anytime} you sweep and treat yourself to a replacement toothbrush every 3 months. 

Interproximal brushes may be a decent thanks to supplement your normal brushing and acquire into hard-to-reach areas.


Natural Ways To Keep Teeth Strong

Natural Ways To Keep Teeth Strong

Health Tip:

1. Always floss

2. Drink a lot of water

3. Don’t smoke

4. Mind your diet

5. Be aware of acidic foods

6. Use the right dental products

7. Don’t bite or chew non-food objects

8. Chew xylitol gum

9. Brush properly

10. Avoid clenching your teeth

11. Don’t ignore symptoms

12. Consult a dental professional regularly

6 Signs You Might be Suffering From Periodontal Disease

MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS (Implantologist)
Dentist, Noida
6 Signs You Might be Suffering From Periodontal Disease

Many adults suffer from Periodontal disease, which may result in slight swelling of the gums or something more severe as grave damage to the bone and tissue, which holds on to the teeth. After the onset of Periodontal disease, dental care is essential as it will determine the progress of the condition. 

What are some of the causes of Periodontal disease?

  1. Smoking is one of the main causes of gum diseases. Moreover, it also reduces chances of effective treatment.
  2. Hormonal changes in women make the gums increasingly sensitive; as a result they become more susceptible to the onset of gingivitis.
  3. Diabetic patients are more likely to develop infection of the gums.
  4. The ongoing treatment for serious medical conditions like AIDs and cancer can also cause Periodontal Disease.
  5. Genetics also plays an essential role in the onset of gums diseases. 

What are the symptoms of Periodontal disease?

  1. Persistent foul breath 
  2. Red inflamed gums 
  3. Tender gums with some amount of bleeding 
  4. A sensation of pain while chewing food 
  5. Loose teeth
  6. Teeth sensitivity 

In case these symptoms are experienced, a dentist should be immediately consulted.

How is Periodontal disease treated?

  1. The most effective way of treating Periodontal disease, is by controlling the progression of the condition. The type of treatment generally depends on the extent of the disease. 
  2. Generally the doctor begins treatment by cleaning out the plaque, through a process called scaling and root planing. Scaling gets rid of the tartar from the gums and root planing removes rough spots from the root of the tooth, where bacteria generally accumulate and breed. Sometimes, a laser is also used for the same. 
  3. After the cleaning is done, certain medicines are recommended and the doctor recommends strict oral care. 
  4. If the diseases continue to worsen, a surgical treatment may be recommended. 
  5. Some surgical treatments include flap surgery and bone and tissue grafts.
  6. Scaling should be done every 6months.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Regular Dental Follow Up Never Ignore

Dentist, Pune
Regular Dental Follow Up   Never Ignore

We often opt for dental treatments when it hurts you somewhere. We do the treatment, pain subsides and we forget to visit again. This is a common practice where we aim to treat the pain but not the root cause.

It is very much possible to prevent 80 to 90% of dental problems to progress to advanced stage by just doing Regular Follow ups with your dentist.

Today we will discuss the importance why you should visit your dentist as advised by him/her.

1) Pre-treatment/ Preventive Dental Follow ups:

This is regular check up of your overall dental health/condition of the gums and your oral hygiene status.

This checkup should ideally be done twice a a year or at-least once a year for every individual including kids. These follow-ups will detect the progression of any cavities/gum problems in early stage. The treatment in early stages are less complex, less expensive and less time consuming.

So it saves your level of discomfort, money and time.

On a contrary without followups your cavities, gum problems and other serious oral problems grows silently and when they reach to advanced levels. They start showing the symptoms.

Majority of the oral cancers are well known for their silent killing nature. It is difficult to check your own mouth for early sings for cancers.

2) After treatment / Post Treatment Dental Followups:

Every individual have a different response to the same treatment. It is utmost important to check responses in many cases depending on the nature of the treatment. Some treatments needs followup on next day..some needs in  3 days some in weeks and so on…These followup helps the doctor to see the outcome of the treatment and it becomes easier to find out if any modifications or corrections are required or not.

Some treatments like root canal treatment and implants require follwups for several years to keep watch on the outcome of the treatments. Your dentist will best advice the time duration and frequency of the followups. Never ignore them.

We at “Dhapekars Dental Care ” maintain the follow up records and watch closely the progress of the treatment given. It helps us to give our patients the best possible treatment options and take corrective measures before its too late.

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Dental Erosion - 6 Things That Can Cause It!

BDS (Implantologist)
Dentist, Guwahati
Dental Erosion - 6 Things That Can Cause It!

Dental erosion is the erosion of the upper surface and the enamel of your teeth. The enamel is the thin outer covering of the teeth and the cover of the crown which is the visible part of the tooth below the gums. There are no living/active cells in enamel and thus, cannot be repaired once it is damaged. Dental erosion happens when acids wear down the enamel, thus resulting in pain and subsequent decay.

A few causes could be:

  1. Consuming soft drinks which have large amounts of phosphoric and citric acids.
  2. Consumption of fruit-flavored candies or sweets
  3. Acid Reflux disease can also be one major cause
  4. Genetics or hereditary conditions
  5. Following a high sugar content diet
  6. Improper care and friction

There are a few other causes of dental erosion. The prominent ones are:

  1. Attrition: There is a natural tooth to tooth friction that happens when you grind your teeth, particularly during sleep. This phenomenon is called attrition.
  2. Abrasion: The physical wear and tear caused due to biting hard objects and chewing tobacco on a regular basis.
  3. Corrosion: The damage caused due to high acidic content foods.

Dental erosion has to be treated early and you should consult your dentist before it causes permanent damage to your teeth. If the structure of your tooth is affected, then it may require complex and surgical treatment such as fillings, root canal or dental implant. The span of treatment may vary depending upon the complexity of your condition.

Certain precautionary measures are:

  1. You should eat a healthy and a well-balanced diet
  2. You should drink more of water (about 2-3 liters each day) as compared to processed juices or cold drinks
  3. Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco
  4. Don’t drink fruit juices, rather eat the fruit itself

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Popular Questions & Answers

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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She has not started crawling yet and teeth brushing has also not started. What should I do ?

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Always make sure that the baby's mouth is cleaned either with water or gauge before she/he sleeps. Food remaining in mouth , even if it's mother milk , will infect the gums or cause caries.
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Hi Sir, Can we use interdental brush whenever food get stuck in teeth. What is difference between interdental brush and floss? Can you explain me in detail how and when to use interdental brush?

Dentist, Gurgaon
Yes you can use interdental brush ... the attachment has a brush .. in it And floss is like a thread which can go between gaps .. of teeth .. to clear food ..

My mouth is not opening only one finger is going in mouth by eating mawa and guthka what to do.

BHMS, MSc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma In Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
Pls start using forever living toothpaste and use it for 2 times it has a aloevera and other ingredients which will help you reduce fibrosis.

Suggest a toothpaste, gel,mouthwash or manjan which will make mine teeth's super-2 shine ,healthy and cavity free.

Dentist, Gurgaon
you can use any tooth/paste in paste form only rath/er th/en g/el form can use ch/loh/ex plus mouth/wash/ rinse two times daily for 15 days

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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