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FAQ's


 

  • Which tooth brush is really better?- manual or electric?
    It really doesn't matter which tooth brush you use, as long as you use it
    ! both manual and electric tooth brushes can be equally efficient if used
    with the right technique.

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  • How often should I change my tooth brush?
    Ideally adults and children should change their toothbrushes every 3
    months because when a tooth brush is worn out it is much less effective at
    removing plaque from your teeth. Some electric tooth brushes have
    indicators which help you decide. If you have gum disease it is a good
    idea to change it every 4-6 weeks as bacteria harbor on the bristles. You
    should wash your toothbrush under running hot water after every use.

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  • When should a child have his /her first dental appointment?
    Ideally a child should have his/her first dental check up as soon as the
    first tooth erupts & no later than his third birthday.

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  • What is tooth sensitivity?
    Tooth sensitivity is a very common problem affecting many. It means pain or
    discomfort with cold air, hot/cold drinks, sweets, ice cream or in severe
    cases even from brushing and flossing. The good news is that it can be cured.

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  • What is tooth decay?
    A soft and sticky, transparent substance called plaque is continuously
    forming on the tooth surfaces. When this plaque combines with food that we
    eat acids are produced which attack the tooth enamel causing it to break
    down and cause tooth decay.

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  • Why do we need cleaning and polishing at regular intervals?
    Plaque is a sticky transparent film that keeps forming on the surfaces of
    teeth. When this is not removed efficiently, it begins to harden and form a
    calcified mass around your teeth and gums, called calculus (commonly known
    as tartar).This tartar if left to remain for a long time causes gum disease,
    various infections, and even bone loss. A professional cleaning every 6
    months to a year is required to avoid all of that.

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  • What causes bad breadth?
    Halitosis- commonly known as bad breath can be a very embarrassing condition
    and can be caused due to various factors. The food that we eat, with strong
    flavors such as onions, garlic, some spices get absorbed into the blood
    stream and when this blood reaches the lungs, bad breath is evident from the
    air that we breathe out. Indigestion or constipation causes release of
    gasses which may escape through the mouth causing unpleasant odour.Improper
    brushing and flossing can also result in accumulation of food particle in
    the oral cavity resulting in the same. Other reasons may be gum disease,
    tooth decay, dry mouth or smoking.

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  • Why do I have severe pain when eating or drinking hot or even cold food /
    beverages?

    The top layer of your tooth is known as enamel and the one below that is
    known as dentin. When the enamel has worn off, hot and cold drinks can
    penetrate in the small holes in the dentin causing sensitivity. It could
    also be due to tooth decay, broken or damaged fillings.

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  • Can uneven or crooked teeth be made looking straight and great without
    orthodontic treatment?

    Yes, cosmetic dentistry has come a long way since the concept was put into
    practice. A vast variety of materials and techniques are available today to
    improve one's smile by correcting the shape, shade, size and position of
    teeth. So much so that one can have it in a day!! There are various
    procedures like veneers, bonding, metal free aesthetic crowns, etc.. that
    make all of this possible.

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  • How much risk does a removed tooth pose? What is the ideal long term
    solution?

    A tooth once removed must be replaced, if not it causes the adjacent
    teeth to tilt into the available empty space and the opposing tooth of the
    other jaw to grow upward or downward in the toothless space. This poses a
    serious risk for gum and bone disease and also causes an imbalance in the
    alignment of the teeth in chewing position. Missing tooth or teeth can be
    replaced with the following:

    • Removable denture
    • Fixed bridge
    • Dental Implant

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  • What are the first signs of tooth problems or decay? That is even when
    there is no pain!!

    The first signs of tooth decay usually go un-noticed by the patients. Some
    do experience mild sensitivity, accumulation of food and bad breadth due to
    presence of bacteria and food in the areas of initial tooth decay. So the
    ideal thing would be to have regular dental check-ups (every 6 months) which
    enables your dentist to catch tooth decay and other dental problems in
    their budding stages thereby reducing the need for extensive time
    consuming dental treatment.

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  • What are the teeth friendly foods and when should they be consumed?
    What you eat is what you are! The kind of food consumed has an important
    role to play in the benefit of teeth. Consumption of the wrong foods in
    large quantities at one go is less harmful than small quantities throughout
    the day.

    Foods that promote dental decay and gum disease:

    • All sugars including honey
    • Sugary drinks and colas and lemonades
    • Refined carbohydrates such as chips, cookies, white bread etc..
    • Chocolates, sweets and toffees

    Foods that prevent dental decay and gum disease:

    • Fibrous fruits like apples , oranges , pears , bananas etc.
    • Milk products such as cheese , milk and yogurt
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