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Mere teeth me koi problem to nhi hai, lekin mai chekcup karwane ke liye gya to dentist ne bola ki 30 ki age ho gyi aaj tak apne dental checkup nhi karwaya? To unhone bola scaling karwa lo, scaling kuch log mana karte hai usse teeth kamjor ho jate hai kya essa hai? please suggest.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Indore
Mere teeth me koi problem to nhi hai, lekin mai chekcup karwane ke liye gya to dentist ne bola ki 30 ki age ho gyi aa...
Hello lybrate-user, ye samasya sirf aapki nahi hai, bahot patients hamase puchhte hai ki safai se daat kamjor to nahi hote? Aaj kal ke khaan paan ki adato se logo ki dato me kafi sari samasyae aati hai. Isliye apko saal me do baar dentist visit karni chhahiye. Apko agar treatment ki jarurat hai to apke doctor apko pehle hi bata denge, taki samasya aur aage na badhe. English me kahavat hai, prevention is better than cure. Isse apke ilaj ke paise bhi kam lagte hai. Rahi baat daton ki safai ki to usse daat aur jada majboot hote hai. Jo marij bikul aakhri stage pe dikhane aate hai, jinke daat bahot hi hil rahe hai to aise patients ko safai ke baad jada hine lagne ka ahesas hota hai.
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Mere daat khud hi ghis ghis k chote ho rhe samajh nhi aa rha kya kru. So please kuch btaye.

Sayan Roy 88% (35ratings)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Kolkata
Mere daat khud hi ghis ghis k chote ho rhe samajh nhi aa rha kya kru. So please kuch btaye.
I think aapka kuchh habits k wajah se aisa ho raha hai, aise habits bandh kijiye aur ek achhe dentist se checkup karwaiye.
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Diabetes - How To Ensure Oral Health In It?

Dentist, Mumbai
Diabetes - How To Ensure Oral Health In It?

We know that diabetes can harm your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in your body. But did you know it can also cause dental and gum problems in your mouth?

The link between diabetes and oral problems is real, though lesser known. Diabetics are at a higher risk for periodontal or gum disease which is an infection of the gum and bone that hold your teeth in place.

Untreated periodontal disease can lead to pain on chewing and even tooth loss, if it’s left untreated. Gum disease can also more severe and take longer to heal if you are a diabetic.

Research also shows that alternatively, periodontal disease may also make it hard for you to control your blood glucose.

If your diabetes is not under control, you are more likely to develop problems in your mouth like-

  1. Dry mouth, a condition that happens when you do not have enough saliva—the fluid that keeps your mouth wet. It is a common symptom of undetected diabetes and can also cause mouth soreness, ulcers, infections, and tooth decay.
  2. Another problem diabetes can cause is a fungal infection called thrush or candidiasis because diabetes usually causes the glucose levels in your saliva to increase. And this encourages the fungus causing thrush to grow in your mouth, leading to painful white patches.
  3. When diabetes is not controlled, high glucose levels in your saliva also help harmful bacteria grow in your mouth. These bacteria combine with food particles to form a soft, sticky film called plaque which causes tooth decay. Plaque also comes from eating sugary and starchy foods.
  4. And some types of plaque cause tooth decay or cavities and other types of plaque cause gum disease and bad breath.
  5. Diabetics have a higher incidence of Gingivitis which causes unhealthy, red, inflamed gums. You need regular flossing as well as cleaning at the dentists to prevent it.

What can you do?

  1. You must keep your blood glucose under control to prevent mouth problems. Diabetics with poor blood glucose control get gum disease more often and more severely than diabetics whose blood sugar is under control.
  2. If you have diabetes, you should brush and floss every day and follow this up with regular dental check-ups.
  3. Call your dentist when you notice a problem in your mouth. Keep observing and checking your mouth regularly for any problems. Don’t ignore minor stuff like gum bleeding during brushing and flossing. And also notice dryness, soreness, white patches, or a bad taste in the mouth. All of these are big enough reasons to visit your dentist.
  4. Tell your dentist if your dentures suddenly don’t fit right or if your gums are sore.

Also, take care to quit smoking. Smoking makes gum disease worse and causes dry mouth which aggravates oral problems.

Needless to add, good blood glucose control is your best defence against the oral complications of diabetes like gum disease.

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Oral Hygiene Tips!

Dr.Arunima Chandra 91% (431ratings)
BDS , MCP
Dentist, Bangalore
Oral Hygiene Tips!

See your dentist every six months. Your teeth may not look dirty from the outside, but bacteria and plaque lurk in places you cannot see in the mirror.

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Importance Of Healthy Smile!

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Ghaziabad
Importance Of Healthy Smile!

COSMETIC DENTISTRY: A branch of dentistry dealing with the appearance of your teeth. It handles the modification of your smile and anything having to do with how your teeth and gums look in terms of the length, shape, color, alignment and proportion. But as a dentist for me, it is obtaining the most beautiful and long-lasting improvement in the appearance of someone’s smile with a minimal amount of treatment. The primary aim of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the aesthetics of a person’s teeth, gums or bite. There are a variety of cosmetic procedures available that are appealing to many people. The most popular procedure is tooth whitening in which teeth are bleached to remove stains and appear brighter. Other cosmetic dental procedures available to help you achieve your perfect smile are:-

  • Dental implants provide custom, natural-looking replacements for missing teeth.
  • Crowns /caps and dental bridges give you that whiter, brighter smile and later one also closes the missing space.
  • Dental veneers hide many flaws.
  • Tooth-colored restoration replaces metal fillings with a natural appearance.
  • Dental bonding uses a material that looks and feels like tooth enamel to repair damage and flaws.
  • Inlays and Onlays (or indirect fillings) remedy tooth decay or similar structural damage.

A smile makeover typically involves one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental veneers, dental implants, gingival sculpting and teeth whitening to give you the look you’ve always wanted.

Full mouth reconstruction offers natural-looking and clinically sound treatments to correct functional problems with your bite, muscles, teeth and bone structure.

The first impression is the last impression and everyone is becoming more self-conscious of their teeth when they have chipped, discolored, deformed, crooked or missing teeth. They may feel the need to cover their mouth every time they laugh and tend not to smile with their teeth in photos. Apart from affecting a person's self-confidence, it can also affect a person's oral health, particularly if chipped or missing teeth are left untreated. Good thing is that most of these issues can be resolved and treated or at least worked out to get better than what it was before.

Also, as a dentist, I believe there are always one or more treatment options available for any dental issues at an affordable cost. Depending on the complexity and severity of the problem, referral to dental specialists may be necessary. Ask your dentist or oral health professional for further details. Always remember to get a dental health check-up and oral prophylaxis (scaling) of your teeth every six months to keep your teeth and oral health in good shape and also to check the condition of the treatment already taken.

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Regular Oral Health Checkups!

Dr.Jyoti Ranjan 91% (638ratings)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics, B.D.S
Dentist, Cuttack
Regular Oral Health Checkups!

Visit a dentist regularly for oral health checkups.

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Importance Of Routine Dental Check-ups!

Dr.Neha Raina 87% (87ratings)
BDS, PGCRCDM
Dentist, Dehradun
Importance Of Routine Dental Check-ups!

Half-yearly dental check-ups should be added to your to-do list. Don't forget dental treatment is not expensive but neglection is. Regular dental check-ups can help you with early diagnosis and treatment. Teeth are valuable not only for facial appearance but a mandate for chewing. If you can't chew your food properly it would lead to digestive problems.
So say yes to dental check-ups every 6 months.

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Flossing - Know Misconceptions About It!

Dentist, Mumbai
Flossing - Know Misconceptions About It!
Flossing is not the sole dental cleanser. True or False? Take the quiz to know now.
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How To Ensure Dental Health?

Dentist, Mumbai
How To Ensure Dental Health?
Brush your teeth immediately after a meal to prevent dental damage. True or False? Take the quiz to know now.
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When Is Dental Check-Up Required?

MDS ORAL PATHOLOGY
Dentist, Ludhiana
When Is Dental Check-Up Required?

When Is Dental Check-Up Required?

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