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Dental Care Tips

Oral Hygiene Care Tips!

MDS Orthodontics and Dento Facial Orthopedics, MBA Hosipital Adminstration, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Srikakulam
Oral Hygiene Care Tips!

Rinse mouth with some warm salty water.

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Dental Check-ups!

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Dental Check-ups!

When did you last go for a dental checkup? 

It is the fact that so many patients think dental decay is some mysterious occurrence rather than driven primarily by what you eat.

That and the fact that people use pain as the signal to seek care.

Regular dental care means you get regular examinations that can identify oral health problems well in advance of pain and where preventive care and far simpler treatment can be provided to improve your oral health and lower the costs versus the cost of treatment that is required once you have pain.

Dental Care Tips For Winters!

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Dental Care Tips For Winters!

Dental care tips for winters:

  • Brush twice a day (must at night)
  • Nobody can avoid chocolates and sweets. So after eating, try to rinse. Avoid sticky chocolates and if you consume it, don't chew let it dissolve slowly.
  • Use straws to drink acidic juices and carbonated drinks, which reduces the contact of teeth with acid.
  • Visit your dentist at least once a year
  • Use brush with soft bristles
  • Use proper brushing technique (circular technique for children and modified bass technique for adults)
  • Proper alignment of tooth is essential for proper cleaning with brush. So if you have irregular alignment, visit dentist
  • Never use medicated tooth paste without your dentist recommendation. Sensitivity in old age is quite common, for that you can use antisensitivity tooth paste. If it occurs in young age, kindly consult your dentist.
  • Teeth color varies between individuals. For some, it may be mildly yellow shade. No need to worry about it.
  • Pea-sized tooth paste is more than enough for brushing. No need to take huge amount as shown in some advertisements. Keep in mind that tooth paste is just a cleansing medium and its excessive use is neither essential nor recommended. It is better to use ayurvedic preparations.
  • 1 - 2 min proper brushing is enough. If you are brushing more than that, it means you are removing your teeth enamel slowly. Remember your tooth paste contains abrasive agent too.
  • Change your brush in every 3 - 4 months or once it gets flare. If it gets flared in one month means that you are giving excessive force that may abrade your teeth.
  • All of us have microbial environment in our mouth. There are some good bacteria too. Even after brushing this microbial flora will be re-established. Tooth decay and bad breath occur not because of these microbes but because of the byproduct (acid, which dissolves enamel) produced by these bacteria in reaction with the food particles (mostly carbohydrates that contains sugar) deposited on tooth surface. So keep your teeth free from sticky carbohydrates not from microbes.
  • Bad odor occurs due to various causes other than dental starting from common cold to cancer. So better check it.
  • Bleeding gums occurs mostly due to plaque (deposits of dirt close to gums). But can also occur due to other causes like vitamin deficiency and several other.
  • If your salivary secretion is not sufficient for cleansing action, you are more prone to tooth decay. So consume enough water.
  • Tongue cleaning is also an essential part of brushing. So do it properly. Never over do it, which may cut your taste buds
  • Teach proper brushing to your children before giving tooth brush and paste.
  • Dental hygiene should be started immediately after birth that too after eruption of teeth.
  • According to me, flossing is essential for those who have food impaction (lodging of food between two teeth). Otherwise, it's not of much importance.
  • If you do proper brushing then there is no need of mouth washes. Remember there are certain mouth washes which on regular use results in stains and it only gives freshening effect not cleaning.
  • These are certain oral advice never conclude your problem with this consult your doctor periodically for proper dental care

Smile keeps your body and minds healthy so care your teeth for a big smile

Oral Care Tips!

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Oral Care Tips!

Please do not forget to do warm saline gargles - lukewarm water with the pinch of salt in it at least 3 times a day.

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Dental Care Tip!

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Dental Care Tip!

Chewing food from the affected side should be avoided.

What Are Best Ways To Prevent Caries?

Dr. Ayesha Taha 85% (12 ratings)
MDS - Pediatric Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Asansol
What Are Best Ways To Prevent Caries?
  • Visit your dentist regularly
  • Maintain good oral hygiene
  • Get preventive measures by your dentist.

Dental Care!

Certified Implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Pune
Dental Care!

Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food. Using them for cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging can result in chipped or broken teeth.

 

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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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