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Improving Gum Health!

Dr. Aman Bhatia 91% (403 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Improving Gum Health!

You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continuously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.

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Bad Breath - Causes And Dental Help!

Dr. Hetal Chheda 85% (10 ratings)
BDS, Certificate of Speciality Training In Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics, Advanced Certificate Course In Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai
Bad Breath - Causes And Dental Help!

Bad breath also is known as Halitosis.
Maybe due to improper brushing, underlying gum disease, Diet, improper cleaning of the tongue. It may also be due to any underlying Health disease like diabetes, sinus infection, lung disease, Gastrointestinal problems etc. 
How can you prevent bad odor?
Proper brushing, flossing, Cleaning your tongue is important as most of the time the bad breath is due to not cleaning of your tongue. Mouth rinsing after taking every meal. Keep your self-hydrated and avoid drying of your mouth.
Visit your dentist for treatment of any gum diseases.

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Healthy Gums!

Dr. Suresh Gorantla 90% (92 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Visakhapatnam
Healthy Gums!

Massaging your gums daily with eucalyptus or peppermint oil in a circular motion throughout the mouth will increase the blood activation and will keep your gums healthy and safe.

Taking Care Of Your Gum!

Dr. Aman Bhatia 91% (403 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Taking Care Of Your Gum!

Gum diseases can be treated and reversed in their initial stages very easily. By getting the accumulated tartar and plaque removed by a dentist, there is a chance that they can get better without much ado.

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Regular Dental Check Up - Why It Is Important?

Dr. Kavita Kamraj B. 88% (18 ratings)
MS Restorative, Certificate SMR, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Regular Dental Check Up - Why It Is Important?

You may not look forward to a dental examination, but you can't avoid it. A dental checkup every six months is crucial to your dental health and to maintain that beautiful smile. Skipping a dental checkup may save you time and a little discomfort now, but can cost you much more pain, time and money in the long run.

Here are 6 reasons to maintain a regular dental check up schedule:

  1. Fight cavitiesA clean up is a big part of a dental examination. No matter how well you brush and floss, there will always be spots that you miss out on. With time, plaque and tartar can build up in these spots leading to cavities if not addressed in time. The worst part about cavities is that you can feel them only once the tooth has been damaged. Thus, if you skip your dental examination, you may need a filling instead of a simple cleaning.
  2. Prevent gum disease: Plaque and tartar affect not only your teeth, but your gums as well leading to diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. These are marked by shrinking of the gums that makes teeth sockets loose and eventually lead to tooth loss. Gum disease treatment can be very painful and expensive hence it is best to get plaque and tartar cleaned regularly before they begin to cause a problem.
  3. A brighter smile: Your daily cup of coffee or tea can stain your teeth with time. Wine and cigarettes also contribute towards making your teeth look dull. A professional dental cleaning can help remove these stains and give you a brighter smile.
  4. Find hidden problems: X rays are also an important part of a dental examination. An X-ray can detect problems that lie under the surface like misaligned teeth, bone decay, tumors and cysts. These problems rarely show any symptoms in their early stages and hence without an X-ray you would have to wait for it to advance to a more painful stage before seeking treatment.
  5. Boost overall health: Regular dental checkups can also lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. In addition to checking your mouth, a dentist will also check neck, jaw and lymph nodes during a regular check up for swelling and other abnormalities. This can help in the early detection and treatment of a number of diseases.
  6. Detect oral cancerOral cancer is easily treatable if diagnosed in its early stages. However, the only way to diagnose this correctly is by visiting the dentist. A test for oral cancer is pain free and takes hardly any time.

So, think about it. Visiting the dentist may make you a little uncomfortable but in the long run is well worth. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How Does Tea Keep Your Teeth Healthy?

Dr. M. R. Pujari 92% (644 ratings)
MDS, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
How Does Tea Keep Your Teeth Healthy?

Drinking a cup of tea everyday helps in keeping the gums and teeth healthy as it contains high amounts of flouride and flavonoids which prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the teeth.

Gummy Smile

Dr. Abhishek Vijayakumar 91% (2284 ratings)
MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Gummy Smile

Smiling releases endorphins, which make you feel happy. However, when your smile makes you feel self-conscious (such as when you have a gummy smile) the opposite happens and you try to avoid smiling as much as possible. This can make you look overly serious, giving others the wrong impression about who you are. The good news is there is one gummy smile treatment that is effective, accessible, and non-invasive: Botox.

What Is Gummy Smile?

When a person smiles, it is normal for the teeth and just a small amount of gums to be visible. Those with a gummy smile, however, show an excessive amount of gums when they smile. A gummy smile is clinically diagnosed as showing more than 2 millimeters of upper gum when smiling. This tends to occur when the upper lip muscle pulls the lip up too high, when teeth are too short or gums too long, or when a person has a thin upper lip, which can create the impression of too much gum.

Gummy Smile Treatment with Botox

Traditional gummy smile treatment was surgery. It could involve cutting away some of the gums, repositioning the lip, or even lengthening the teeth. In all cases, it was necessary to receive a local anesthetic and spend several days recovering — managing pain and sticking to a diet of soft foods.

Gummy smile treatment with botox takes around 10 minutes. You receive a couple injections of Botox into the upper lip on either side of the mouth. This causes the muscles of the upper lip to relax, meaning your lip is able to cover more of your gums when you smile.

Only trained medical professionals can administer this gummy smile treatment, as there are many muscles and nerves around the lips and mouth. It is essential to inject botox into exactly the right place to solve the problem of a gummy smile. 

Is Gummy Smile Treatment with Botox Right for You?

You should consider Botox as a gummy smile treatment if you want the following:

  • To avoid pain. Botox is a relatively painless option with no recovery period. You will be able to continue with your daily routine immediately after treatment.

  • Fast results. The effects of gummy smile treatment fully apparent within 3-4 days of treatment.

  • A natural appearance. Experienced professionals know just how much Botox to use for gummy smile treatment to bring the best results.

  • A customized smile. Botox can last three months or more. If you are happy with the results, you can return two or three times a year to maintain your smile. Similarly, you have the option to adjust the number of injections you receive in each visit to better tailor your smile.

  • To save money. A few units of Botox is more affordable than surgery.

The only way to be certain that botox is the right gummy smile treatment for you is to receive a consultation.

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Dental Health

Dr. Aman Bhatia 91% (403 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Dental Health

Periodontists are specialists in treating gum diseases and offer treatment options which dentists might not refer to.

Oral Health

Dr. Mithunesh Sayasikamal 90% (1471 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Betul
Oral Health

Patients who have a history of gum diseases should also consult their periodontist while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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Oral And Dental Health

Dr. Sapan Bhardwaj 87% (107 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Ludhiana
Oral And Dental Health

Patients who have a history of gum diseases should also consult their periodontist while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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