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Sirf Brush Karna Kafi Nahi!

July 10th, 2019 by


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Everyone is recommended to brush their teeth at least twice a day or after every meal to avoid teeth damage. However, there are cases where plaque and tartar buildup still occur. This happens because the mouth and the teeth have bacterial film. The saliva contains calcium that is required for the teeth to keep them strong and healthy.

What is Pro Clean Dental Cleaning?

The latest invention in Preventive dental care is PRO CLEAN Dental Cleaning exclusively available only at Sabka dentist clinics!!!

It is used to remove external stains and soft plaque deposits from both the front and back side of the teeth and make teeth surfaces look smoother and shinier.

Process:

Our experienced dentists start with a thorough examination of your mouth.

Following this, an ultrasonic scaling device with sonic vibrations is used to remove larger pieces of plaque, biofilm and tartar & stains from the tooth surface and below the gum line.

A manual instrument is then used for removing any residual smaller deposits and smoothening the tooth surface.

If they find any plaque and/or tartar, they will remove them with a metal tool. Usually, plaque and tartar congregate near your gum line and between your teeth. It may feel like scraping and that may concern you, but you should know that this is perfectly normal! And the more buildup in your mouth, the more scraping they will have to do.

Depending on the condition of your teeth, the time a cleaning takes can vary. But usually, the whole appointment can last between 15 to 20 minutes.

Step by Step

  • A professional clinical examination by the dentist.
  • Oral wash with a medicated mouthwash.
  • Removing plaque, tartar & stains using a ultrasonic scaling machine.
  • Polishing of the teeth with a mint, strawberry or fruit flavored polishing paste.

Benefits:

  • Prevent cavities and tooth decay
  • Avoid gum disease
  • Remove stains
  • Freshens your breath
  • Helps you save money
  • Brighten your smile
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Boost your overall health, etc.

Brushing your teeth at home is great, but it’s not enough!

Usually when you brush twice a day; despite that, there is still an accumulation of calculus near your gums hence the only way to remove the tartar is PRO CLEAN Dental Cleaning

Introductory Offer: Get Pro Clean Dental Cleaning at Rs. 100 only!

Package Includes:

  1. Professional Scaling & Cleaning
  2. Complete Dental Checkup
  3. X-Rays if required

Click here for your PRO CLEAN appointment

What Are The Causes of Yellow Teeth?

July 3rd, 2019 by

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Celebrities flaunt a pearly white smile and it is attractive. We all want one of those smiles but we observe that our teeth are yellow compared to theirs.

Has anyone thought why do teeth turn yellow?

There are 7 reasons because of which teeth turn from white to yellow.

Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental Director at Sabka Dentist says “It’s important to identify the root cause of your yellow teeth. Then it can be treated according to the reason.”

7 Reasons for Yellow Teeth

Yellow teeth not only affect your smile but also lowers your confidence. There are multiple reasons for this. Let’s look at a few:

  • Genetic:
  • Sometimes yellow teeth run in the genes of the family and if your parents have yellow teeth, you might have them too.

  • Thin Enamel:
  • Thin enamel (outer layer of the tooth) can lead to exposure of the dentin which has a yellowish hue and may make your teeth appear yellower. It might be natural or due to wear and tear of the enamel.

  • Smoking:
  • Smoking can leave yellowish or brown stains on your teeth.

  • Beverages:
  • Coffee, Tea and sometimes red and white wine can also lead to yellow stains on the teeth.

  • Medicines:
  • If a mother takes Tetracycline antibiotics in the second half of her pregnancy or a child takes them before the age of eight, one might have permanently stained teeth.

  • Fluorosis:
  • Fluoride is good for teeth and strengthens it. But excessive fluoride can lead to a condition called fluorosis. Fluorosis can lead to yellowish or brown spots on your teeth.

  • Grinding:
  • Tooth grinding which is an unconscious habit can lead to wear and tear of the enamel and thus can lead to teeth yellowing.

Other reasons:

Food and drinks that stain the teeth.
Example: Black tea, sugary sweets, red and white wine, brightly colored sauces like curries, sweet chili and tomato, brightly colored fruits and vegetables.

Wearing off the outer layer of the tooth (enamel) due to acids in certain foods and drinks. The tooth when thickest is naturally white but as it starts wearing off, the second layer of the tooth(dentin) starts to show which is comparatively yellower. This is one of the reasons elder people have yellow teeth. The longer you have your teeth the more they have the chance to wear down their protective white coatings.
Example: Drinks that wear off the outer layer of the tooth: Soda, Aerated drinks, sports drink, etc.

To avoid yellow teeth one should maintain good oral hygiene & get regular dental cleanings done. One can also go for teeth whitening treatments or veneers.

Moreover, it is important to visit a dentist every 6 months to prevent dental problems.

Steps to avoid yellow teeth:

  • Avoid brushing immediately after eating the above-mentioned foods as the enamel may be soft after consuming these foods and brushing may worsen the case.
  • Have a big sip of water and swirl it in your mouth to clear the acids and staining compounds from foods.
  • Another option is to get more saliva into your mouth after eating and let it move over your teeth.
  • Soon it would become a habit for you to keep your teeth healthy and clean and white.
    If your teeth are already yellow, you can contact your dentist for teeth whitening procedures.

Dr. Zita Antao Dental Director at Sabka Dentist says “White teeth are considered as healthy and brings good impression among people. Hence it is worth to take steps to achieve whiter teeth.”

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What is Gum Depigmentation & what are the treatments available?

June 17th, 2019 by

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People today are increasingly conscious about their personal appearance, and much attention has been focused on the smile. The perfect smile requires an optimal interrelation between the teeth, the surrounding oral tissue, and the gums. When optimal harmony exists between these three components, the result is a smile likely to be perceived as aesthetic.

Some dental problems, especially gum related disease can ruin the appearance of the gums. Hyper-pigmentation of the gingiva can severely compromise the esthetic appearance of an individual. Melanin pigmentation is generally concerned physiological but if it is too much it can certainly take away the confident smile from persons face. However, Melanin in the skin is very common in many Indians due to genetic factors.

Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental Director at Sabka dentist says “Along with appearance, the untreated gum disease will stress the immune system. And in the long term, it may cause tooth loss”.

What is hyperpigmentation?

The color of the gingiva plays an important role in overall aesthetics. Melanin, carotene, reduced hemoglobin, and oxyhemoglobin is the main pigments contributing to the normal color of the oral mucosa. In mammals, melanin pigments are brown, black or blue depending on the vascularity of the overlying tissue and epithelium. Hyperpigmentation of the gingiva is benign in most cases and does not present a medical concern. However, it may cause aesthetic problems and embarrassment, particularly if the pigmentations are visible during speech and smiling.

Dr Preethi Nagarajan dental director at Sabka dentist says “It may well cause psychological problems for these patients, especially those whose appearance is of vital importance. Therefore many individuals, particularly women with severe melanin pigmentation, contact periodontists to overcome what they feel is a defect in their social presence”.

Causes:

  1. Systemic conditions such as

    • Endocrine disturbance

    • Albright’s syndrome

    • Malignant melanoma

    • Antimalarial therapy

    • Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

    • Trauma

    • Hemochromatosis

    • Chronic pulmonary disease

    • Racial pigmentation

  2. Genetic factors

  3. Tobacco use

  4. Prolonged administration of certain drugs especially – antimalarial agents and tricyclic antidepressants.

  5. High levels of oral melanin pigmentation are normally observed in individuals of African, East Asian, or Hispanic ethnicity.

  6. Smoking.

When are you an ideal candidate?

  1. Skin shade not very dark toned, but gingiva is deeply pigmented.

  2. Gum health not compromised or is pretreated.

  3. The adequate thickness of gums.

Treatment modalities:

  1. Surgical technique –
  2. Gum surgical procedure in which the gum hyperpigmentation is eliminated or reduced by different techniques. It is the most common technique. The overlying epithelium is denuded surgically and the connective tissue is left to heal. It is simple, inexpensive and does not require sophisticated armamentarium. It is easy to perform. Might result in excessive bleeding and discomfort. A dressing is given for one week.

  3. Bur abrasion –
  4. It is similar to the surgical technique. It is a simple, safe and non-aggressive method. It does not require any sophisticated equipment. The clinician takes the handpiece and with a controlled speed and managing the pressure gives strokes along the gum to remove the colored gums.

  5. Electrosurgery –
  6. Requires more expertise that scalpel technique. Prolonged or repeated application of current to tissue induces heat accumulation and then tissue destruction. Contact with the underlying bone and teeth needs to be avoided.

  7. Cryosurgery –
  8. It is a branch which makes use of local freezing for the controlled destruction of tissues. Liquid nitrogen and tetrafluoroethane are used. The advantage of this process is that it does not require anesthesia or dressing. It is painless and has shown excellent results. The disadvantages are depth control is difficult and prolonged freezing can cause destruction.

  9. Free gingival graft –
  10. It requires an additional donor site and color matching.

  11. Lasers –
  12. It has easy handling, short treatment time, control over bleeding, and better sterilization effects. The use of dressing is not needed. However mild postoperative discomfort is common. It requires the need for expensive and sophisticated equipment.

Gum Bleaching before and after

Dr. Zita Antao Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Good health of the gums can improve the appearance of the overall smile and it can boost your confidence”.

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Teeth Whitening Treatment

May 24th, 2019 by

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What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening lightens the existing shade of the teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your appearance.

Whitening is not a one-time procedure in a lifetime. It will require to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain a brighter color.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth-whitening procedure use peroxide-based bleaching substance. At-home methods contain from 3% to 20% peroxide (carbamide or hydrogen peroxides). In-office practices contain from 15% to 43% peroxide.

Usually the longer you keep a powerful solution on your teeth, the whiter your teeth become. However, the higher the portion of peroxide in the whitening solution, the shorter it should be applied to the teeth. Keeping this substance or gel on longer will dehydrate the tooth and may develop teeth sensitivity.

There are pros and cons to each option, but before you decide to try at-home tooth-bleaching kits, be sure to discuss with your dentist. Not everyone will find good results. Bleaching will not improve the color of porcelain crowns or composite tooth-colored bonding.

Why I would need teeth Whitening?

Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth. The color of natural teeth is formed by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, united with the color of the dentin under it. Your genes influence the thickness and smoothness of the enamel. Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to expose through. Having smoother or rougher enamel also affects the reflection of light and consequently the color of the tooth.

Every day, a thin coating (pellicle) develops on the enamel and causes to picks up stains. Tooth enamel also comprises of pores that can hold stains.

The common causes of yellow or stained teeth:

  • Tobacco consumption
  • Drinking dark-colored liquids Eg. coffee, cola, tea, and red wine.
  • Not taking good oral care.
  • Aging can make teeth less bright as the enamel gets thinner.

Dr. Priyanka Shingore dental director of Sabka dentist says “Healthy diet will always the best way of caring your teeth. Limit sugary drinks and consume calcium-rich foods to get a brighter smile”.

Advantages of Dental Bleaching–

  • Bleaching of healthy teeth is the safest and most conservative cosmetic treatment available.
  • It does not require anesthesia and is painless and well tolerated.
  • Time taken is relatively less.
  • Cost of bleaching is less compared to full mouth cosmetic treatment options.
  • It does not damage your teeth or change the structure of your teeth.

What are the different types of bleaching?

Office Bleach–

After protecting your gums and lips, the dentist will apply the bleaching agent on the teeth to be lightened and leave it there for a specific period of time. Intermittently teeth are exposed to a special light, which will accelerate the bleaching process. One session of bleaching includes 3 cycles 15 mins each.

Home Bleach-

This requires you to wear a custom made tray containing a lower concentration of bleaching agent overnight.

What are the risks?

Professional or even so-called office whitening systems are the most secure way to implement the operation. In these types of systems, the bleaching of teeth is controlled by a dentist and also avoids the above unpleasant consequences. It avoids pain in the teeth and gums after the procedure. With this system, there are gingival protectors which are applied before the bleaching agent. After the procedure, the teeth are coated with desensitizing gel and protected.

Some people may experience sensitivity to cold during or after the treatment. Others may find discomfort in the gums, a sore throat or white patches on the gum line. These symptoms are temporary in general and should disappear within a few days after the treatment. If any of these side effects continue you should consult your dentist.

Post- whitening care

Post teeth whitening some people may feel some amount of sensitivity.

Dr. Rupali Gujar Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Post-whitening care is one of the important aspects for the procedure important because it determines how long the determinant stays effective on your teeth”.

How to treat sensitivity after tooth whitening:

  1. The pain associated with tooth sensitivity can be relieved with the help of a sensitive toothpaste. These toothpastes contain potassium nitrate that helps relieve sensitivity.
  2. It has been observed that more saliva produced in the mouth the lesser is the case of sensitivity. One should eat foods that produce more saliva.
  3. Chewing gum will not only increase the saliva in the mouth but also distract the patient.
  4. If too much sensitivity felt, whitening procedures should not have repeated for a while.

Normally a teeth whitening does not need to be repeated for 6 to 9 months. To make it last longer the following tips can be followed:

  • Avoid food and beverages that can stain the teeth: Example: coffee, tea, wine, berries
  • Drink beverages with a straw to avoid the direct impact of the beverage color on your teeth
  • Avoid smoking: Smoking can lead to teeth staining and may reduce the duration for which the whitening stays.
  • If gums feel white or sore post teeth whitening, contact a dentist.

Dr. Preethi Nagarajan Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Whitening treatment will bring the sparkle bright smile on your teeth. It removes stains and improves the existing shade of the tooth”.

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5 reasons to consider Dental Implants

May 21st, 2019 by

There are many popular options to replace missing teeth. One available option is to replace with a fixed bridge. It is a known fact that placing a fixed bridge usually requires altering the supporting teeth that are otherwise healthy. In order to save all of your teeth in its natural shape and to provide aesthetic solution dentists offer dental implants as a better, longer lasting less invasive solution.

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants work as a complete tooth replacement. They are usually broken down into three elements: the post, abutment, and restoration.

The dental implant post appears like a screw. It is normally made of titanium and blends into the jawbone like a tooth root. This is a process known as osseointegration. The abutment is attached to the post, and the reconstruction, or crown, is attached to the abutment.

Reasons to Consider Dental Implants:

  • Prevent drifting into the empty space-

When you miss a tooth, the surrounding teeth will eventually start moving to fill in space. This can cause a number of dental difficulties. Unevenly spaced or crowded teeth are difficult to keep clean and could cost you a fortune down the road in orthodontic care.

Dr. Ankita Gada Dental director of Sabka dentist says “Fixing a dental implant now will keep your teeth properly spaced and make it easy to keep them clean”.

  • Conserve your jawbone-

If you choose to install a fixed bridge instead of getting a dental implant, your jawbone will eventually begin to shrink underneath the missing tooth. This occurs because you don’t get adequate stimulation to the bone without a tooth root. The same happens with dentures that are not implant-supported. The longer you wait to get dental implants, the more possible it is that your jawbone may lack the integrity to get implants in the future without a dental bone graft.

  • Implant-supported dentures-

Many people complain about difficulties with their dentures. Poor fit, sores in their gums, sunken lips, and food limitations. If you wear dentures, you can get a fixed, stable solution with implant-supported dentures.

Dr. Jena Shah Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “There are various methods available and some even support a full arch of prosthetic teeth with as few as four implants”.

  • Preserve your appearance-

When your jawbone begins to shrink because of missing teeth, it usually causes your face to appear sunken in. This can make you look years older than you are. People with dentures often mourn of having thin lips and sunken cheeks.

Dr. Reena Waghela Dental director of Sabka dentist says “Dental implant posts provide the stimulation to your gum to produce dense, a healthy will keep your face looking full and youthful”.

  • Improved Speech-

Removable dentures can cause speaking difficulties. The teeth can slip within the mouth making mumbling of words. With dental implants, normal speech is usually not a problem and patients can feel confident that the teeth will not slip during the conversation.

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How deep is your cavity?

May 15th, 2019 by

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Have you ever wondered the cavity was deeper than you thought? This happens with most people. People often think the cavity is shallower but it spreads all over the tooth without showing any severe symptoms. Not treating cavity causes the infection to penetrate the deeper level. When it reaches the pulp then the pain starts to appear.

These process will not happen overnight. This will take time to spread each layer of the tooth. You can prevent spreading by treating it at the right time. This will save your tooth structure.

As explained above the cavity spread from layer to layer. If you treat the cavity early that will save damaging the next level.

How Would I treat the cavity?

If your cavity is in the first three stages as explained in the image it can be treated by the Filling procedure. But if it is in the last stage ( where infection reached the pulp) the root canal treatment has to be proceeded.

Root Canal Treatment:

Nothing is as good as an original tooth! And sometimes your natural tooth may require endodontic(root canal) treatment for it to remain a healthy part of your mouth. Most patients describe that having endodontic (root canal) treatment today is as unremarkable as having a cavity filled. They have wide experience in this regard.

Why is the Root Canal performed?

The pulp is the living tissue of the tooth with blood supply and nerve tissues. Dental caries (decay) enters the pulp causing pain. The object of the root canal treatment is to remove the infection from the pulp. This is done by removing the infected pulp with files in the pulp chamber and cleaning and shaping the root canals and sealing the canal with a filling substance.

The Story Of Root Canal Therapy

Each of our teeth has a soft tissue ( the pulp which nourishes the tooth). Because of deep decay, injury, or gum disease infection attacks the pulp. In any other part of your body, if a similar tissue becomes diseased, the body simply throws it off and produces new tissue. However, a tooth is different. Because the infected soft tissue(pulp) within the tooth is completely encased within hard tissue, it is the role of the dentist to remove the soft tissue located in the root canals, clean the area, and finally fill the canals with a special material so that bacteria cannot re-invade the tooth to cause another infection. When the endodontic treatment is finished, the tooth is by no means “dead”. It receives quite enough support from the surrounding tissues and may be expected to last as long as any other natural tooth.

STEP 1: After the tooth is anesthetized, a hole is made through the crown into the pulp chamber.

STEP 2: The length of the root canals is defined.

STEP 3: Unhealthy pulp is separated. Canals are cleaned.

STEP 4: Canals are filled and sealed. A metal post may be combined for structural assistance or to retain restorative materials.

STEP 5: The tooth is filled with a temporary filling. Usually, a crown adds further.

Saving the natural tooth is Important. A root canal treatment aimed to save the your tooth with the no damage done to your surrounding teeth.

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What are different kinds of Filling Material?

May 14th, 2019 by

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To treat a decay your dentist will remove the infected portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed.

Fillings are also used to repair injured or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).

What Steps Are Involved in Filling a Tooth?

First, the dentist will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be filled. Next, a drill out the infected area using air abrasion instrument, or laser. The choice of instrument depends on the individual dentist’s practice and the extent of the decay.

Next, your dentist will examine or test the area to determine if all the corrosion has been removed. Once the decay has been removed, the dentist will prepare the place for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. If the decay is near the root, your dentist may first put in a liner made of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material to protect the nerve. Usually, after the filling is in, your dentist will finish and polish it.

Several further steps are required for tooth-colored fillings and are as follows. After your dentist has removed the decay and cleaned the area, the tooth-colored material is used in layers. Next, a special light that “cures” or sets each layer is applied. When the multilayering process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite material to the desired result, trim off any excess material, and polish the final restoration.

What Types of Filling Materials Are Available?

Today, many kinds of dental filling materials are available. The options can be gold; porcelain; silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper); or tooth-colored, plastic, and materials called composite resin fillings. There is also a substance that contains glass particles and is known as glass ionomer. This substance is used in ways similar to the use of composite resin fillings.

The area and extent of the decay, cost of filling material, your insurance coverage, and your dentist’s advice assist in determining the type of filling best for you.

Metals:

Gold or silver amalgam are the most popular metals used for a cavity filling. Gold fillings can cost as much as 10 times more than silver amalgam fillings, but some people prefer the appearance of gold to silver fillings if they require the durability of metal vs. a less-durable composite material. Some people don’t like the idea of metal fillings, but metal fillings can last as long as 10-15 years before they need to be replaced.

Composite Resin:

Composite resin fillings are made of tooth-colored material. They cost more than amalgam fillings, but the cost may be worth it if your cavity filling is on one of your front teeth. Composite fillings are used less often on back teeth.

Ceramic:

A ceramic cavity filling (usually made of porcelain) is tooth-colored, and it may be fewer chances to get stained over time than a composite cavity filling. But the price is a factor—a ceramic filling can be nearly as expensive as a gold cavity filling.

Glass Ionomer:

This blend of acrylic and glass is used to create a cavity filling that releases fluoride to help shield the teeth. But a glass ionomer cavity filling is short durable than other types and may need to be replaced in as little as five years.

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Common problems associated with Dentures

May 4th, 2019 by

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People wear dentures to restore lost or missing teeth so they can have a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Dentures are made of both acrylic (plastic) or metal material.

A ‘complete’ or ‘full’ denture is one which replaces all the regular teeth in either the upper or lower jaw line.

Why should I wear dentures?

A denture is a good option to replace all your own teeth, fit comfortably over your gums. They will help you to eat properly and speak clearly and will improve your confidence and self-esteem.

Why I have some problem with my Denture?

The denture problem may be the result of a combination of reasons. Ill-fitting is the one main reason for this. However, if you find this problem you dentist can solve this problem.

What are some common problems associated with Dentures?

A denture is an artificial arrangement which is designed to perform the daily activities as natural teeth. But due to some reasons, there are chances you may find some issues with the denture. Have a look at the list of problem one may get wearing dentures. However, not necessarily everyone faces this problem.

  • Denture ulcers and stomatitis:

Dentures commonly give rise to ulcers and denture-related stomatitis. Patients suffer from ulcers caused by a new denture should seek their dentist advice as these are typically the result of a production error that can be corrected. Giving appliances time to ‘bed-in’, with or without the use of some form of mouth ulcer ointment or gel can do some rescue, But can not recommendable always.

Sore spots and ulcers typically have some physical causation, either on the surface of the appliance or related to the way the denture teeth meet in the function the occlusion of the dentures.

Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental director of Sabka dentist says “in all cases, you should avoid to adjust an appliance yourself as inappropriate modifications may necessitate remaking the denture”.

  • Denture odor and denture halitosis:

After having, bits of food may become lodged underneath your dentures and can be the source of any potential bad breath. The plaque caused by the lingering food particle can form a layer around your dentures, creating an unpleasant smell.

But sometimes it may be the be associated with a combination of tobacco use, excessive consumption of certain foods and beverages, mouth breathing and dry mouth.

Dr. Preethi Nagarajan Dental director of Sabka dentist says “Cleaning your denture is the important step of the caring procedure. And it helps to prevent many other problems”.

  • Loose dentures:

If new dentures are loose, you can contact the dentist who provided the appliance. Dentures that have become loose after several years of use probably need to be professionally relined or replaced. The use of an adhesive may help retain and stabilize while arranging and waiting for professional help.

  • Persistent angular cheilitis:

Persistent angular cheilitis in denture wearers is typically associated with poor support of the lips, specifically the upper lip, or a very reduced occlusal vertical dimension — the appliance does not restore face height. With these conditions, saliva seeps from the corners of the mouth, causing the commissures of the lip to become ‘soggy’, encouraging the overgrowth of Staphylococcus aureus. This painful, often embarrassing, the condition is typically best managed by the replacement of dentures.

  • Problem patients:

The day-to-day function and comfort of denture are greatly enhanced by the daily cleaning and associated care by the wearer.

Despite expert care, some patients will always have difficulties with these appliances. If you are experiencing multiple difficulties with first-time dentures, it may be the inability of the patient to adapt to prostheses and manage a significant disability that increasingly has a social taboo, that is causing the problem.

If you are resorting to the use of adhesives and liners, and products to help manage oral lesions — especially regular users of such products — may greatly benefit from seeing your dentist, with the possibility of substantial improvements in quality of life.

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How Important is your jaw’s health?

April 15th, 2019 by

Jaw Pain

A classical square like face with high standing skull, upright skeleton and prominent cheekbone and jaw bones that can accommodate straight teeth that hopelessly draw us to the face of famous actors/actresses; we often see people come to our dental clinic and asking us to change their face profile in 15 mins as if one is expecting a dentist to do magic on their misshapen teeth, but when dentist informs it would take a year to correct they go into fight-or-flight mode.

Your jaw is the base for your beautiful smile. Let’s examine what problems may occur when the jaw structure is incorrect.

Cavity

When we pack 10 people in 10*10 square feet room, people die with suffocation. The same way when we accommodate 16 teeth in a small arch that leads to decay, major gum issues which increases their negative feelings that is when people become introvert, avoid taking selfies, wouldn’t be confident enough to talk to people in public.

Moreover, a diseased mouth can result in a lower income job. They go for a job interview and all people can see is their severely broken teeth, their bad teeth stand in the way of their getting a job with a good salary.

Misalignment

Despite our undeniable obsession with good teeth, many of our mouths resemble a disaster zone and when teeth are misaligned, it follows the facial structure too. Crooked teeth indicate poor growth of our upper and lower jaw bones which not only house our teeth but also contains other crucial structures like airways, vessels and the skeleton base for the brain.

Many people think that the jaw is simply a mechanical device that allows us to crush and chew food, but the truth is that it does so much more. In one way or other, the jaw has a significant effect on every other organ in the body.

Sinus expansion

An improperly formed maxilla may also have a deviated septum and narrow, obstructed nasal passages, airways that are essential to our breathing when people have a high palate with crooked upper teeth, their ability to breathe through their nose can be compromised. In the same way, the lower jaw shapes the lower airways and soft palate, its deficiency can cause major issues.

Distortion of other facial features

Looking at children today, you are likely to see long, skinny faces and slumped posture. Cramped upper teeth are a sign of a narrow palate encroaching on nasal airways which can cause slouching and mouth breathing.

Improper development of upper and lower jawbone leads to crooked teeth. Simply put the jaw bone are like platforms that the teeth have to grow out, when the platform is not the right size or they are misshapen in some way, the teeth cannot grow in straight.

What is the solution?

Find the cause of the problem:

People spend days chasing the problems from behind rather than getting it in front of it and stopping it in its track, dental disease would continue to exist, no matter how many dental fillings, teeth cleaning/scaling sessions, root canal treatment, and extractions that patient got it done that persist to stay until unless we remove the cause from the root.

We do not need another treatment that simply hides the problem we need the solution. The uncomfortable truth is that most of the dental issues arise from misshapen teeth, when teeth are straight it becomes easier to clean rather than crooked ones which create the pocket in between the tooth and becomes ground to the oral diseases.

Early Dental Checkups:

It is as if the maxilla and mandible are the concrete foundations of seating sections in a stadium. If the concrete is distorted or the foundation is just small, you cannot install the seats in neatly aligned rows, they end up bunching together or jutting out at odd angles. How could anyone help people make their mouths and teeth strong and healthy, rather than just patch them up when something goes wrong? As parents, taking children at 12 yrs to the dental clinic can avoid so many problems.

What to expect from Orthodontics?

People think orthodontics is all about giving kids a straight smile by aligning the six front teeth in the upper and lower jaw but they are wrong, it is often associated with correcting occlusion, jaw and muscles and many another thing. When we are building a house, we start by building foundations(jaw), then walls (muscles) then the roof soon and the last thing we work on is the interior which in our body’s case includes the teeth. Our body cannot start with the teeth and make sure they are straight because then it might not have enough material to build the foundation that would match them. It might throw the whole house off, so the body starts with the jaw, it builds as best it can with the resources it has and at the end it installs the teeth, if the jaw ends up misshapen, the only way the teeth can go in is crooked and that’s how they go in. We go to the gym to shape our body since we cannot take jaw to the gym we need to visit orthodontics in the growing stage of the jaw so that they change bumpy ride into the smooth ride for good.

Expert’s Opinions:

  • Dr. Ankita Gada Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Everyone should take care of their teeth, bite, and gums”.
  • Dr. Jena Shah Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “It’s important to give extra care to your children’s jaw because healthy jaw can accommodate a good set of teeth.”
  • Dr. Preethi Nagarajan Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Jawbone and bite highly influence the way a person looks and it requires proper care”.

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Dental Implants vs Bridges: How to Know What’s Best for You

April 13th, 2019 by

Implants Vs bridges

Teeth replacements have come a long way in the past years. Missing or lost teeth raise concerns about infection and aesthetic, but the proper replacement is the answer to a confident smile. Today, however, the questions you need to ask your dentist or prosthodontist are a bit different: What’s the difference between a dental bridge vs. implant? Which treatment option is suitable for me?
Very often the dental implant is ideal, but various factors will need to be analyzed first, including if your tooth loss is recent or happened years ago.

Practical Reasons for Both

In olden days a bridge was only choice, and still involves more than just the missing tooth. The adjacent teeth required to be “prepped” by removing most of the enamel in order to fabricate the bridge. With dental implants, however, it is possible to replace just the individual tooth for a result that is stronger and permanent Nonetheless, a dental bridge may be your best option if the neighboring teeth have extensive fillings and need crowns in the future. And if the tooth or teeth have been lost for a long time, the gum and bone will shrink and procedures beyond the implant are required before placement. The advantages and disadvantages of both procedures can ultimately be discussed with your dentist.

Changes in Your Oral Care Routine

Your ability to keep your mouth hygiene will be easier with an implant. Dental bridges have cemented the mouth, and involve at least three crowns connected together to fill the space of the missing tooth. This pattern creates challenges when brushing and flossing, so extra oral hygiene instruction and home care are crucial. When flossing, in particular, an extra step is needed to thread the floss under the artificial tooth. In contrast, implants can restore teeth individually without affecting other teeth. Making oral care more successful. You can brush and floss effectively around an implant just like your natural tooth.

Durability

Durability highly depends upon how you look after the artificial fixative. Dental implants are more durability than bridges, allowing them to provide protection that lasts a lifetime. The implant’s metal cylinder is normally made of titanium, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and this material fuses with the jawbone effectively. It’s made of a strong metal, they are very resistant to decay and gum problems. On the other hand, the average life of a dental bridge is approximately 10 years. A portion of your original tooth remains beneath it and normal wear may cause the bridge to fail more easily over time. In general, the remaining part of the tooth structure continues to be susceptible to decay.

Aesthetics

What about aesthetics?

Often the implant will provide the most desired result, as your dentist can make the final tooth look just like your natural enamel. Sometimes, an implant can be placed immediately after tooth extraction, protecting the natural level of bone and improving the final appearance of the dental work.

Dental Bridge vs. Implant Cost

The cost of the dental bridge is initially less expensive, but it may need to be replaced at some point in the future. Implants – from preparation to final placement – may look more expensive, but over time can be more cost-effective. In addition, the implant can be more flexible, allowing patients to budget the cost in increments. After extraction, for example, a bone graft is sometimes required. This graft normally has to heal for several months before implant placement, at which point it can take anywhere from three to six months before the process is complete.

So, dental bridge vs. Implant?

Make this decision after consulting with your dentist. He or she knows your mouth best and has the tools and knowledge to guide you through what’s best for it.

Expert Opinion

  • Dr. Manan Dhulia Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Both Bridges and Implants has its importance. Depending upon the situation it can be revealed which one is better to the particular patient”.
  • Dr. Jena Shah Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “With advancement in dentistry both bridges and Implants became popular choices to replace missing tooth”.
  • Dr. Preethi Nagarajan Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “Implants perform like a natural tooth, and it does not affect the nearby teeth”.

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