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Key Reasons For Tooth Decay And The Factors Affecting It

If you are a victim of tooth decay, you have already experienced the pain and discomfort but have you ever wondered why tooth decay happens? Are you aware that sugar and chocolates are not the only reasons for tooth decay? In this article, we will answer some common questions about tooth decay. Before we get into the reasons for tooth decay, let’s first understand what is tooth decay. Tooth decay is an active decomposition of the enamel layer of the tooth that happens through the action of bacteria. What are the key reasons for tooth decay For all those who ...
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Ten Things You Must Know About Clear Aligners or Invisalign

What are clear aligners? Clear Aligners, often most well-known by the brand Invisalign, is a series of transparent, customized orthodontic devices which fit over your teeth and straighten the irregularly placed teeth. How do Clear Aligners look like? What are the advantages of clear aligners / Invisalign over conventional braces? Efficient in smile outcome as it is unique and customized for your teeth Shorter duration of treatment time Better esthetics as they are transparent and invisible. Minimal maintenance Removable – they can be removed anytime and hence wouldn’t affect your oral hygiene and eating habits Who can use clear aligners ...
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Importance of Milk Teeth & How To Take Care of Them

Every individual in their lifetime has two sets of teeth. The first set is called as Milk Teeth (also known as Baby Teeth or Primary Teeth) and the second set is known as the Permanent Teeth. Why Do We Need to Take Care of Milk Teeth Which Are Going to Fall A total of 20 milk teeth emerge from the gums in a child by the age of 3 years. Milk teeth, though are present temporarily act as “Natures Braces” by holding space in the jaws for the growing permanent teeth. Badly decayed milk teeth harbour a variety of bacteria ...
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Do Dental Implantologists in India Follow Correct Potocols

There are broadly two different types of Dental Implant Procedures in India or anywhere in the world. The first one is Immediate Loading Implants (The implants are placed and teeth are given immediately on the Implants in 2 to 9 days) the other is Delayed Loading (The implants are placed and teeth are given on the implants after 3 months to 6 months). 4 most important things to keep on mind while selecting a Dental Implant Specialists Reliability & Quick Healing: Getting an implant or implants done is often a lifetime dream for many people. Patients invest in premium implants ...
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Pit and Fissure Sealants : Everything You Need to Know

What are Pit and Fissure Sealants? A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay. They are the cornerstones of modern preventive dentistry in the prevention of caries susceptible teeth. Which teeth should be sealed? Sealants are only applied to the back teeth - the molars and premolars. These are the teeth that have ‘pits' (small hollows) and ‘fissures' (grooves) on their chewing surfaces. Some teeth naturally have ...
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Choosing the Right Type of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best treatment modality for replacement of missing teeth. Choosing the right type of implants plays a vital role in the rehabilitation process and prognosis. Below are different types of implants available, the time frame involved and case selection. Different Types of Dental implants Single Piece /One Piece Implants Single piece implants are implants that are designed in such a way that the implant and the abutment are connected in one piece. The bridge of the crown can only be cement retained. Advantages of Single Piece Implants Single piece or One Piece Implant prove to be a ...
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Questions You Should Ask Before Getting Dental Implants in India.

Most patients get apprehensive with the idea of getting a dental implant. This is due to the popular belief that getting a dental implant can be a tedious procedure and expensive. The concerns are much higher when you are getting a dental implant done in India or in any other foreign country. Every year we get hundreds of patients across the world coming to India for getting their dental treatment done and as a specialist in dental implants, many of them come to us for implants. While there are a lot of good dental clinics in the country, dental implants ...
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Prevention is Better Than Cure

Your teeth can and should last a lifetime. Prevention and early detection are key in avoiding costly and painful dental treatment. Prevention begins with the control of plaque and calculus, the main cause of decay and gum disease. The most important steps in maintaining oral health and preventing tooth decay are regular brushing and a balanced diet. Oral Care similar to looking after your natural teeth, it is also important to care for your dental restorations such as crowns, bridges and veneers. Full oral hygiene instruction will be given to you by your dentist in the aim of controlling bacterial ...
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Dental Implant For Missing Teeth

“Missing teeth can affect a person’s overall health.Historically, dentures or bridge restorations were used as replacements for one’s lost teeth, but with limited results. “Dental implants, however, are natural-looking replacements for missing teeth that provide the same function as your natural tooth-root. They have of restorations for greater success and patient satisfaction.The effects of missing teeth are detrimental to one’s long-term oral and medical health because teeth provide more functions than just the ability to chew. They are necessary for the health of the gum as well as for the jaw tissues. A prolonged absence of a tooth will severely ...
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Cost of Teeth Whitening in India Compared to USA and Other Countries

Cost of teeth whitening in India is much less when compared to teeth whitening cost in USA, Dubai and other countries. In fact the generic cost of dental treatment overall is much lesser in India, though the quality of treatment available is comparable to International standards. India has some of the best qualified in each and every field, this fact has been realized world over. In regards to dental treatment, India has some of the most competent doctors and world class facilities.One of the major reasons that have put India as a global leader in dental tourism is the low ...
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Say Good Riddance To A Gummy Smile.

A gummy smile is A smile which shows more of gums than teeth while smiling. It becomes an aesthetic embarrassment for many people suffering from it due to which they avoid giving an ear to ear grin. A Gummy Smile can be of 4 types 1. Mild: Amount of gum tissue exposed while smiling is less than 25% of the length of the teeth. 2. Moderate:Amount of gum tissue exposed while smiling is 25-50% of the length of the teeth. 3. Advanced:Amount of gum tissue exposed while smiling is 50-100% of the length of the teeth. 4. Severe: Amount of gum tissue ...
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Oral Health During Pregnancy

Hormonal changes during pregnancy have an effect on the gums that can lead to pregnancy gingivitis, which makes the gums inflamed and sensitive due to the bacteria along the gum line. Pregnancy tumor is a painless bump on the gums which may be pink, red or purple. It does not pose a problem in most cases. Consult your dentist regarding it should you feel something similar. Approximately 40% of women who are expecting have some form of periodontal disease. Pregnant women with periodontal disease are seven times more likely to have a child that is born too early and too ...
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Orthodontic Treatment – An Overview

Many people have less than straight and quite imperfectly aligned teeth. The problems that can arise from this include greater risk of tooth decay, uneven forces on teeth, excessive pressure on the temporomandibular joint and embarrassment for cosmetic reasons. This is diagnosed by your dentist as maloccousion. A malocclusion is an incorrect relationship between the top and bottom teeth resulting in a misaligned bite. Over bites, under bites, open bites and cross bites are examples of it. Orthodontic braces are one way to correct crooked teeth and malocclusions. Orthodontic braces consist of brackets and molar bands that are cemented to ...
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Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an ancient ayurvedic technique where you put oil in your mouth, traditionally sesame or coconut or any of the herbal oils in the mouth and you swish or gargle for about 10 to 20 minutes. Studies have shown that it is actually great for plaque buildup. It gets rid of bacteria, it is good for your gums, for gingivitis and for oral mucosa. It supports the health of your mouth and it definitely promotes great oral hygiene. Now you may have heard of innumerable  reports on the web about oil pulling curing different types of diseases. Back in ...
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Dental Myths Debunked

Know how to recognize the myths from the facts? Well, we can help you debunk a few myths that are commonly believed by the people. Myth: Baby teeth dont need to be brushed or cleaned. Fact: Decay is possible in baby teeth leading to pain, trouble with eating and speech problems. And in addition to that, they can cause misalignment of adult teeth in the future. Myth: Put an aspirin on an aching tooth. Fact: Aspirin only works when consumed, and in addition to that causes acid burns to gums and lips. Myth: Where there is more sugar intake, more ...
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