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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.

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Dental Erosion - 6 Things That Can Cause It!

Dr. Banashri Bordoloi Bhuyan 91% (10 ratings)
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: Consuming soft drinks which have large amounts of phosphoric and citric acids. Consumption of fruit-flavored candies or sweets Acid Reflux disease can also be one major cause Genetics or hereditary conditions Following a high sugar content diet Improper care and friction There are a few other causes of dental erosion. The prominent ones are: Attrition: There is a natural tooth to tooth friction that happens when you grind your teeth, particularly during sleep. This phenomenon is called attrition. Abrasion: The physical wear and tear caused due to biting hard objects and chewing tobacco on a regular basis. 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: You should eat a healthy and a well-balanced diet You should drink more of water (about 2-3 liters each day) as compared to processed juices or cold drinks Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco Don t drink fruit juices, rather eat the fruit itself
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Child Dental Care

Dr. Deepali Wankhade 91% (54 ratings)
BDS, Certificate Course In Cosmetics And Implant
Dentist, Thane
Child Dental Care
As we all are aware of fact that milk teeth goes away with time, so we ignore them but fact is that we should not ignore milk teeth as they are as important as over permanent teeth, because they allow permanent teeth to come in proper time and at proper place so take care of kids teeth and visit regularly to dentist for your kids after every 4months.

Dental Health

Dr. Devaanshu Dewan 89% (88 ratings)
Dentist, Delhi
Dental Health
The tooth paste that you choose to use should be clinically approved by the american dental association (ada) as they are the pioneer in the field of dental and oral health care.
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Dr. Aashish Pandit 87% (11 ratings)
BDS, MDS - Periodontics, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI)
Dentist, Delhi
Dental Care
Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing. Use of a proper tongue scraper every morning will remove tongue plaque and freshen your breath.
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How To Maintain Dental Health in Pregnancy?

Dr. Premendra Goyal 92% (767 ratings)
Dentist, Mumbai
How To Maintain Dental Health in Pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a transformation phase in itself -it brings with it changes to almost all body systems. The oral tissues and the teeth are also affected significantly. Extra precaution is required to maintain regular oral health and avoid severe decay and/or gum disease. If not avoided, the dental infections can cause severe systemic infections and require strong antibiotics, x-rays, minor surgeries, and root canal therapy which may not be safe during pregnancy. Higher levels of estrogen during pregnancy in the blood lead to a lot of visible changes in the oral cavity -higher incidence of tooth decay, gingival and periodontal inflammation, and even minor benign tumours in some cases. The notorious morning sickness plays havoc with the person's oral hygiene habits, thereby further complicating the situation. Prior to pregnancy: A pre-pregnancy dental check-up to look for gum health and decay would go a long way in a healthy pregnancy, from the dental point of view at least. A thorough scaling and screening for cavities done before pregnancy can help avoid dental visits during the term, other than for routine checkup. Pregnancy: If that pre-pregnancy visit could not happen, then visiting your dentist should be one of the first things to do as soon as you have confirmed your pregnancy. At this stage, no dental treatment can be done. Any elective procedures (cosmetic, etc.) will have to be done only after delivery. If the dentist identifies no cause for worry, that is great news. However, if there are any causes for concern, like a decay, the non-invasive treatment should be done at the earliest. When you are pregnant, note the following from a dental point of view: 1. Noninvasive treatments like minor fillings can be done 2. Regular scaling and polishing is not a problem 3. Let the dentist know about all the medications you are taking 4. Visit the dentist every 3 to 4 months for a regular check-up 5. Follow good oral hygiene practices including, brushing, rinsing, and flossing 6. Switch to a bland toothpaste in case of severe morning sickness 7. Watch your diet - the teeth forming in the fetus require nutrition through you, so ensure adequate intake of minerals like calcium and potassium 8. Avoid sweets and sticky/chewy foods that can lead to plaque formation Though dental procedures can be done during the 4th to 6th month, they are best avoided, which can be done with better planning and some minimal care. After delivery: After the delivery of the baby, please visit your dentist to ensure you have again ensured there is no emergent dental condition requiring attention. Resume your regular dental care after delivery. With a little planning and extra care, dental health can be managed nicely during pregnancy with minimal to no pain.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Mere teeth mai keeda laga hai, na koyi pain hai ,na khanay mai koyi takleef hoti hai. Bt keeda waisa hi hai, kya treatment karu. please tell me.

Dr. Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 93% (1897 ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
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As I was taking tobacco from last 25 year and because of it I cannot open my mouth widely so I started applying kenacort and taking lycostar at night and also start mouth exercise and sits improving. So can I do this without consulting doctor?

Dr. Anupreet Kaur Choudhury 95% (6886 ratings)
Dentist, Kolkata
Yes you may for the time-being, but after that you should see a dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
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Sir, I have a small problem for my teeth. I have no bad habit like using of tobacco. But my teeth are not shining. The upper side of my teeth is looses vitamin, I usually uses Colgate maxfresh, sir give me solution, Plz.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (9030 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi lybrate-user. Stop using Colgate. Use homoepathic toothpaste Heclalava by wheezal. Take a multivitamin tablet. And consult a dentist for scaling and polishing.
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I am having germs in my teeth and gums, I want to remove them completed and my gums become yellow and hard substance like material got deposited around gums, kindly suggest me home remedies to cure this.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Consult a dentist get scaling polishing done n fillings than brush twice daily especially at night massage gums.

Can I use the toothpaste after having the teeth bleaching or which toothpaste good for my teeth. Any lead would appreciated.

Dentist, Jaipur
Yes you can use toothpaste apfter bleach. And if your teeth is yellow then you can go with snowhite tooth paste.

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