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When is the right time to have your child fitted with braces?

When is the right time to have your child fitted with braces?

The transformation from the milk teeth to permanent one is an important phase in a child’s life. One by one the milk teeth will start to fall and followed by the permanent ones. Once when the permanent teeth are in place, that is when the parents and the child notice some changes or problems either in the alignment of the tooth or basically in the formation of the lower jaw. Some children also have the habit of tooth grinding or mouth breathing which hampers the normal formation of the tooth.

It is important to note the factor of hereditary. Often when parents had tooth misalignment in their young age, the child also suffers due to it. There are some parents, who are aware and consciously take their child for the periodic dental check-up, and diagnose the challenges right away. They will also be proactive to take the necessary steps at the right time.

It is noted that one in three children suffers out of crowded, misplaced or protruding teeth. As parents, it becomes their important duty to identify the problem and suggest for an early precaution, which would be beneficial in the long run. Parents always suggest good hygiene and cleanliness, at the young age, despite all the awareness and the precautions, there will be some problem identified. Fixing the problem at appropriate times would help curb the bigger problems of the future.

Why is it important to fix the braces when the child reaches its age 8 or 9?

 As the child would have got its new set of teeth, and the bones have just formed, this would be the appropriate time to ensure that their problems in the tooth can be corrected.

 The maturity of the child is very important. The child needs to cooperate to a procedure. As the braces will be there in the child’s mouth for a considerable period of time.

 It should also be taken into account that Crowding and Spacing of teeth forms a very important aspect. When the teeth are crowded, it becomes very difficult to fix the braces.

 Most of the children will have the habit of thumb sucking and teeth biting. When the braces are on, this habit will cause them adverse effects on them.

It is mainly the parent’s duty to make the children understand the importance and motivate them. As braces are not only to enhance the look of the face, but also helps the proper alignment and enhances the functionality of the mouth. The awareness has gained among the people, it is to be noted that many people want to fix the problem in the earlier stage. This awareness is a notable one. Meet your dentist today and get an appointment soon, to ensure a better future.


7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

7 ways to get rid of bad breath

When it comes to the question of oral hygiene, bad odor from the mouth is often unpleasant and caused potentially a negative situation. It gives an embarrassment when you are socializing. People often resort to mouth fresheners, mints, and other quick fixes.  Bad breath is also called halitosis technically, and it denotes the unpleasant odor of the mouth.

Halitosis is often identified by others, even before the person finds out that he has halitosis. Basically, foods which have strong pungency will naturally cause odour. Foods like garlic, ginger and lentils have often left a trace of smell in the mouth for a long time. If the bad breath is temporary and gets cured after a short span of time, it is very normal, but if it persists over a period of time, it is very essential to resort to the doctor to avoid further complications.

Making small lifestyle changes would cause you more benefits. Let us analyze the ways to avoid the bad breath:

  • Brush and Floss more often:

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

The food particles often stick to the teeth and start to emit a foul smell. Sometimes the small food particles will get in between the gaps of the tooth. Regular flossing and brushing often remove the residual particles. Gargling after eating food is a very healthy habit. When all these three things are done regularly, it helps you to maintain an overall dental hygiene.

  • Rinse your mouth

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

When gargling your mouth, add a dash of Mouthwash. The fluorides in the mouthwash protect against bad breath and help protect the gums. It also gives a protective layer for the enamel. Often gargling more than two times a day is advisable for a good oral hygiene.


  • Scrape your tongue

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

Have you ever noticed a white layer on top of your tongue? It is the breeding ground of all the bacteria. The white layer is often mixed with food residue, saliva, and enzymes. While brushing, it is highly recommended to scrape the tongue using the brush.


  • Avoid pungent foods

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

Foods like ginger, garlic, and onions are foods with heavy flavors. Even after brushing or gargling, they leave the smell behind. The bad breath travels down the stream and even reaches the lungs, which causes health hazards. It is advisable to eat pungent food in moderation.


  • Smoking and drinking

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

They cause a severe health hazard, and nicotine of the tobacco stains the tooth. Usage of tobacco constantly for a period of time causes your tooth to get damages and leaves a very bad breath. Drinking also causes adverse effects. Alcohol’s odor is very pungent and often very strong smell.

  • Braces

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

Cleaning the braces often leads to a very healthy practice. As the Braces are fixed too closely to the tooth, it often causes the food particles to cling to the surface of both the tooth and the braces. This is highly harmful to the saliva and other particles have direct contact with the internal organs.

  • Hydrate your mouth

7 Ways to get rid of Bad Breath!!

Dry mouth is always the invitation to bad health. It leads to loss of moisture and saliva. This condition is known as xerostomia.  Dryness naturally occurs while sleeping. If the condition persists, it is the indication of chronic diseases.


Oral health and hygiene are very essential for a healthy life. A bad breath is not only a health hazard but a social stigma, which embarrasses you in the public. It is more important to raise awareness and to immediately consult the doctor for further medical help.  Only a trained dentist can help you fight against oral diseases and problems.

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How to control my buck teeth from further coming forward


The term “Buck Teeth” describes teeth that are too far forward. The buckteeth and the upper jaw bone have moved forward and as a result the spaces between the teeth get larger and larger. The lip is also pushed up because of the teeth. The teeth actually push the lip up as they tip forward. Doctors can correct the problem with buckteeth correction treatments.
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10 FAQs on Orthodontics

People often get confused about how they will get the perfect solution for their dental problems. While people regularly go to a physician to get their ailments checked, many of them suffer in silence when it comes to dental irregularities, resigned to thinking they have to put up with misaligned teeth for the rest of their lives. This is not uncommon since most people have no clue about how orthodontics differs from conventional dentist practices and to whom it may be of potential use. Here are some of the FAQs about Orthodontics you must read:

1. What is orthodontics? How does it differ from conventional dental practices?

Orthodontics is a division of dentistry, which deals with the diagnosis and providing therapy for problems faced due to teeth and facial irregularities. Orthodontics is a specialization and not all dentists are orthodontists since it requires an additional knowledge and advanced study on orthodontics which is achieved by only 5-10% of dentists overall.

2. Who should consult orthodontists and what is the ideal age for general consultation?

Anybody with an asymmetrical dental and facial structure can consult orthodontists. However, the ideal age recommended is as early as 7 years because the earlier a problem is detected, the easier it is to obtain a solution for it. At Apollo White Dental, we insist on “Look before you Leap”.

3. What are the causes of orthodontic problems? Can we avoid it by taking precautionary steps?

Partially, YES. You can avoid it by avoiding practices like thumb/pacifier sucking at childhood. But in most of the cases, the problems arise due to accidents, inherited genetically like crowding of tooth and other irregularities related to jaw and lips.

4. Why is orthodontic treatment necessary?

Who doesn’t want to feel lively, energetic and full of confidence all the time? Also when there are orthodontic problems, people may be subjected to pain in gums, decaying of tooth and other dental related issues. At Apollo White Dental, a bright and happy smile is what we promise to you.

5. What would be the cost of an Orthodontist treatment?

The cost of the treatment varies for different dental issues.  At Apollo White Dental, we recommend the patients to schedule for a thorough initial examination in order to analyze, assess and detect the exact dental issue, thus paving way for the orthodontists to come up with the type of treatment and cost for the same.

6. What will I get to know from the initial examination by an Orthodontist?

Once you go for an initial examination, you’ll get to know about the prevailing orthodontic problems, treatment for the problem detected, the duration of the treatment and the cost for the entire treatment. In short, we provide you a full, thorough analysis of your condition.

7. What is the duration of the treatment?

The duration varies for different cases. It depends on the severity of patient’s orthodontic problems. However, the average time period involved in the treatment would be 8 to 30 months.

8. What are the most common orthodontic problems?

The most common orthodontic problems are overjet/protruding tooth, crowding, deep overbite, spacing, crossbite, lower jaw protrusion. However, we recommend you to schedule an appointment and consult the orthodontist for other extensive details.

9. Do braces hurt? What are the restrictions for a patient who wears braces?

Most patients experience a sense of pain for 2 to 3 days. After few visits to dentist, the patient no longer feels the soreness. The restrictions will be mainly based on food intake for the maintenance of braces. They will be clearly explained in person. After putting on the braces people are generally advised to brush twice a day.

10. Can you tell me about Emergency Appointment and its significance?

There may be a situation where braces could have been broken, or may be causing you an unexpected pain. In those times, we offer emergency appointment to help serve you quickly by fixing an immediate appointment for you. However, we will guide you through telephone in most of the cases.

We hope these FAQs will surely help you take a better decision and get back your flawless smile. If you still have doubts, feel free to call us at 18001-02-02-88.