World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared year 2016 campaign as “Halt the rise: beat diabetes” to stop the spread of this preventable lifestyle disease that is afflicting India at large. Recent scientific evidence shows that there is two-way relationship between diabetes and gum disease, with diabetes increasing the risk for pyorrhea and gum infection increasing blood sugar. Continue reading Halt the Rise : Beat Diabetes through Oral Health Maintenance
According to WHO estimates, about 30% of the children and 100% of the adults have cavities. This could lead to more serious dental problems if not treated on time. Fortunately, these problems can be avoided with regular visits to the dentist. Unfortunately, many people do not visit the dentist regularly. Reasons could vary from negligence to fear of the dentists. So we present to you what actually happens during a visit to the dentist and how they can help you avoid serious complications.
Fixing an appointment
The first step is always fixing an appointment. Unless the dentist is your family dentist or you are having a recurring visit, fixing an appointment is essential so that the dentist knows you are coming. Choose an appropriate time and date for your appointment. Visits to the dentist are generally long, so make sure you allocate enough buffer time.
Cleaning and flossing
After you reach the clinic, an oral hygienist attends to you first. Hygienist takes care of the basic cleaning of your teeth. They use a special brush and a specialized toothpaste to clean the teeth. They also floss the teeth to remove plaque and leftover foods from the crevices of the teeth. Sometimes, depending on the frequency of the visit, an x-ray examination is performed to assess the health of the teeth. He would also know about the oral habits. Questions would be asked pertaining to smoking, drinking and brushing habits to correctly analyze the oral health. Before going to the dentist, a fluoride treatment is done. It is generally in the form of a paste or gel, and would help reinforce the enamel of your teeth.
Dentist takes over
After the hygienist, the dentist inspects the teeth. HE observes them for any gum, enamel or cavity issues. If required, fillings and core buildups are done to maintain the bite and shape of the jaw. Dentist also observes the bite and if any issues are found, orthodontist is recommended.
The dentist specializes in bite correction in humans. If there is a deficiency in bite, orthodontist corrects it with the help of braces, retainers, night guards and mouth guards. These help regain the bite.
Schedule visits to the dentist. Make time in your calendar to visit the dentist. Once every 6 months should be sufficient, earlier if required. If you are suffering from cavities or fluoride based infection, then the visits must be more regular.
In-between visits to the dentists, personal care is also essential. Brushing and flossing regularly would go a long way in preventing dental problems. Also, smoking and drinking harm your teeth. So take care. Also, some of the infections in teeth occur way before the actual pain starts so it is a good idea to monitor your oral health. So take good care of your teeth and then say ‘cheeesee’.
None of us are least worried when a tooth is lost! Traditional removable bridges, which are just short term options, no longer gain satisfaction among patients. Dental implants, the biggest advancements in dentistry, are meant to blend in with your teeth.
Dental implant is typically an artificial tooth that is surgically fastened to the lower jaw to hold a missing tooth. It is made up of Titanium, a metal which is strong light-weighted and durable, ensuring you comfort. Titanium has a special property called ‘Osseo integration’ which literally means “combines with the bone”. Placing Dental implants stabilizes the bone while preventing its loss.
Want to restore your smile? Evaluate and qualify yourself with your dentist for the dental implant.
- Feel Like Your Own Natural Tooth: Implants are the best solution to tooth loss as they look, fit, feel and function like your natural tooth. Also, they are not visible once they are surgically anchored to your jaw. Look better and feel better while you reap the maximum of your investment with implant treatments.
- Build Confidence: A missing tooth may even tend to shackle your confidence and self esteem. Don’t give it a chance anymore, with the advent of dental implants! It is an excellent long term remedy. Dental implants helps to maintain the jawbone’s shape and density which is indirectly meant to support the facial skeleton and helps you have a good tooth structure.
- Stay Comfortable: Implants generally support permanent bridges keeping aside the need for dentures. A permanent solution is thereby delivered. You would seldom feel the artificial tooth and are left at your maximum comfort zone, once you become a candidate of dental implants.
- Speak Easy: A missing tooth would hinder your effortless talking to your friends or even neighbours. Don’t ever hesitate to talk, with the advantage of improved level of speech that dental implants bestow upon you. Pronounce any word that you hadn’t with the missing tooth!
- Enjoy Eating Unlimited!!: Enjoy your favorite food without hesitation. Bite naturally anything that you want to, while you can experience the full taste of your food as you do with your natural ones.
- Convenience: Dental implants are anchored in the jawbone without any impact on the healthy teeth. Your implanted tooth neither moves nor clicks. You can chew any food item that you would love to, at your convenience, as dental implants don’t grind away your bone.
- Improved Self Esteem: Stop hiding at home or excusing yourself from talking! Dental implants would never let you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed in public. Unlike removable dentures that tend to fall, implants boosts your confidence and personality.
- Bone Protection: With the absence of tooth, the jawbone in the empty space deteriorates with lack of stimulation. Dentures sometimes accelerate the bone loss as they become loose over years. But, dental implants provide the required stimulation for natural bone growth.
- Safety And Stability: When a tooth is lost, the gap thus formed can cause the adjacent teeth to shift or move or click, which in turn can affect your ability to chew or grind at ease. Dental implants provide safety and stability not only to the replaced tooth but to the adjacent ones too.
- Affordable In Long: Run Bridges or dentures require altering of one or two teeth, which isn’t advisable. When you opt for dentures or dental bridges, they can be economical initially, but in the long run dental implants costs you less.
Dental Implants have earned a record of reliable and long-term successful results so far.
So, wait for what? Consult your nearby dentist or dental hygienist and fix your dental implant right away.
Restore your Smile!!