Friday, 24 June 2022

Dental implants


Dental implants
are medical devices surgically implanted into the jaw to restore a person's ability to chew or their appearance. They provide support for artificial (fake) teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures.

 Why you should not be scared of implants:

The procedure is precisely planned. Implant surgery is a relatively minor procedure, mainly because all the placement details are often mapped out ahead of time. For complex situations we can use x-ray or CT imaging to determine the exact location for each implant and create a surgical guide to use during the procedure to make incisions and create the small channel that will hold the implant.

Implant surgery can be performed with local anesthesia. Implantation is usually easier than tooth extraction — if you’re healthy enough for that procedure you should have no problem undergoing implant surgery. With a local anesthetic, your dentist will numb only the implant site and surrounding tissues while you remain conscious. If, however, you have any anxiety your dentist can also include a sedative or anti-anxiety medication before proceeding.

There’s minimal discomfort afterward. Thanks to the pre-planned surgical guide and advanced implantation techniques, there’s very little tissue disruption and incised tissues are normally stitched with self-absorbing sutures. While some cases may require stronger pain relievers, most of the time a mild non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as aspirin or ibuprofen is sufficient for discomfort afterward.

The implant site heals fairly quickly and predictably with a 95-97% success rate. A few weeks after bone integration your dentist will attach the permanent crown, and you’ll be ready for many years of full function and a confident smile.


Benefits of Dental Implant Systems:

  • Restores the ability to chew
  • Restores cosmetic appearance
  • Helps keep the jawbone from shrinking due to bone loss
  • Preserves the health of the surrounding bone and gums
  • Helps keep adjacent (nearby) teeth stable
  • Improves quality of life

To know more, visit us. 

iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic

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Friday, 17 June 2022

Eliminate bad breath with these foods

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Saturday, 11 June 2022

Flouride: The Cavity Fighter

 

Fluoride treatments are typically professional treatments containing a high concentration of fluoride that is applied to a person’s teeth to improve health and reduce the risk of cavities. These in-office treatments may take the form of a solution, gel, foam, or varnish.

The fluoride dentists use in these treatments is similar to the fluoride in toothpaste. However, the treatment contains much higher doses and may offer more rapid benefits.

Fluoride has several benefits for the teeth:

It helps the body better use minerals, such as calcium and phosphate. The teeth reabsorb these minerals to repair weak tooth enamel.

It joins into the tooth structure when teeth are developing to strengthen the enamel of the teeth, making them less vulnerable to bacteria and cavities for life.

It slows or even reverses the development of cavities by harming bacteria that cause cavities.

When taken together, these benefits may help to:

  • Reduce the risk of cavities
  • Slow the growth of cavities
  • Delay the need for expensive dental work
  • Prolong the life of baby teeth
  • Reduce the amount of time and money a person has to spend at the dentist

By preventing cavities and slowing the growth of bacteria, fluoride treatment may also:

  • Prevent gum disease
  • Reduce tooth pain
  • Prevent the premature loss of teeth

Fluoride treatments can improve oral health, which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)Trusted Source, is a major predictor of overall health. Poor oral health can cause a range of other health conditions, including cardiovascular disease.

 


Side effects of fluoride:

Tooth discoloration

The most common side effect of fluoride is tooth discoloration.

Fluorosis is a condition that causes white streaks or other discoloration on the teeth. Fluorosis happens when a child ingests too much fluoride while their baby and adult teeth are developing under the gums. A child can develop fluorosis from birth to 8 years of age.

Discoloration is more common among young children who consume too much fluoride, either because they take fluoride supplements or swallow toothpaste.

Experts recommend that even children who are too young to spit the toothpaste out themselves should use fluoridated toothpaste.

Allergies or irritation

A person may have an allergic reaction to fluoride or experience skin irritation, though these reactions are rare.

Toxic effects

Fluoride can be toxic if a person applies it incorrectly or at very high doses. However, this is unusual.

 

It is recommended that the use of professional fluoride varnish on children under 6 years old. Fluoride varnish is the preferred option for young children, as they tend to swallow foams or gels, which may cause nausea and vomiting.

 

Fluoride treatment

The CDC and the ADA recommend that frequent exposure to small amounts of fluoride every day is the best for reducing the risk of dental cavities for all ages.

For most people, this means drinking tap water with optimal fluoride levels and brushing teeth twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste. For children and adults who may be at a higher risk of cavities, fluoride treatments can provide extra benefits.

Dental cavities are the most common chronic childhood disease, five times more common than asthma.

Dentists or doctors should repeat fluoride treatment every 3–6 months, depending on a child’s risk of cavities.

To reduce the risk of overexposure to fluoride, dentists also recommend the following:

Caregivers should brush children’s teeth with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste to reduce decay and minimize fluorosis risk. For children under 3 years of age, use no more than a smear or rice-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste. For children aged 3–6, use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.

Always supervise a child’s brushing to ensure they use the right amount of toothpaste, and try to get them to spit out most it if they can.

Children under 6 years old should not use at-home fluoride rinses, such as mouthwash, since they may swallow too much fluoride.

Adults

If a person is at a moderate-to-high risk of developing tooth decay, professional fluoride treatment can help. Experts recommend that people at high risk of cavities get professional fluoride treatments twice a year.

People should discuss the risks and benefits of fluoride treatment with their dentists. It is essential to consider all sources of fluoride, including fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash.

People who live in areas where the water does not contain fluoride may gain more significant benefits from regular fluoride treatments.

                                                                  To know more, visit us. 

iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic

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Saturday, 4 June 2022

First dental visit for kids


child should visit the dentist within 6 months of eruption of the first primary tooth and no later than 12 months of age.
  

Do connect with us for your child's first dental visit.

iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic

To book an appointment with us:

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Saturday, 28 May 2022

How to treat your mouth ulcer!

 

Mouth ulcers are painful sores that appear in the mouth. Although they're uncomfortable, they’re usually harmless and most clear up by themselves within a week or two.

Women, adolescents, and people with a family history of mouth ulcers are at higher risk for developing mouth ulcers.

Mouth ulcers are usually round or oval sores that commonly appear inside the mouth on the cheeks, lips, tongue and gums. They can be white, red, yellow or grey in colour and swollen.

It's possible to have more than one mouth ulcer at a time and they may spread or grow.


It is advised that you see your dentist if:

1.       Mouth ulcer has lasted three weeks

2.       You keep getting mouth ulcers

3.       The mouth ulcer becomes more painful or red – this could be a sign of a bacterial infection, which may need treatment with antibiotics

Mouth ulcers are also a possible symptom of a viral infection that mainly affects young children, called hand, foot and mouth disease. Speak to your physician if in doubt.

How to treat mouth ulcers

Mouth ulcers don’t usually need to be treated, because they tend to clear up by themselves within a week or two.

Things you can do to speed up healing include:

·       Applying a protective paste recommended by your dentist.

·       Using a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth

·       Avoiding hard, spicy, salty, acidic or hot food and drink until the ulcer heals

·       Using a straw to drink cool drinks

·       Avoiding things that may be triggering your mouth ulcers.

·       medicines     

      Antimicrobial mouthwash may speed up healing and prevent infection of the ulcer. 

      Vitamins Tablets.

      Painkillers are available as a mouthwash, lozenge, gel or spray. They can sting on first use and your mouth may feel numb – but this is temporary. Mouthwash can be diluted with water if stinging continues. 

      Medicines from your dentist .

 

Triggers :

Stress and anxiety

Hormonal changes some women develop mouth ulcers during their monthly period

Eating certain foods – such as chocolate, spicy foods, coffee, peanuts, almonds, strawberries, cheese, tomatoes and wheat flour

Toothpaste containing sodium lauryl sulphate

Stopping smoking – when you first stop smoking, you may develop mouth ulcers

Your genes are also thought to have a role – around 40% of people who keep getting mouth ulcers report that it runs in their family.

 

Medical conditions

v  viral infections – including the cold sore virus, chickenpox, and hand, foot and mouth disease

v  vitamin B12or iron deficiency

v  Crohn's disease

v  coeliac disease

v  reactive arthritis

v  weakened immune system

v  Beh├žet’s disease

 

Medications and treatments

Mouth ulcers can sometimes be caused by certain medications or treatments, such as:

v  non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – such as ibuprofen

v  nicorandil – a medication sometimes used to treat angina

v  beta-blockers– used to treat conditions such as angina, high blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms

v  a side effect of chemotherapyor radiotherapy – this is known as mucositis



Is it mouth cancer?

In a few cases, a long-lasting mouth ulcer can be a sign of mouth cancer. Ulcers caused by mouth cancer usually appear on or under the tongue, although you can get them in other areas of the mouth.

 

Risk factors for mouth cancer include:

 

v  smoking or using products that contain tobacco

v  drinking alcohol – smokers who are also heavy drinkers have a much higher risk compared to the population at large

v  infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) – the virus that causes genital warts

v  Constant irritant in the mouth eg: sharp tooth, ill fitting prosthesis.

It's important to detect mouth cancer as early as possible. If mouth cancer is detected early, the chances of a complete recovery are good. Regular dental check-ups are the best way to detect the early signs.

 

What causes mouth ulcers?

In many cases, the reason for mouth ulcers is unclear. Most single mouth ulcers are caused by damage to the lining inside of the mouth. For example:

 

v  accidentally biting the inside of your cheek or a sharp tooth

v  poorly fitting dentures

v  hard food

v  a defective filling

To know more, visit us. 

iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic

To book an appointment with us:

Call us at: +912240147049/09321330133

Email: smileident@gmail.com

Website: www.smileident.com

 

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Bruxism: Involuntary grinding of teeth!

 Bruxism

Bruxism is a problem in which you unconsciously grind or clench your teeth. You may clench and grind your teeth during the day. Or, at night while you sleep (sleep bruxism). You may not even realize you have it. Signs and symptoms vary, and can include:


  • Abraded teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Facial pain
  • Overly sensitive teeth
  • Tense facial and jaw muscles
  • Headaches
  • Dislocation of the jaw
  • Locking of the jaw
  • Wearing away of the tooth enamel, exposing the underlying dentin (inside of the tooth)
  • A popping or clicking in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
  • Tongue indentations
  • Damage to the inside of the cheek
  • Wear facets (flat smooth areas created on the biting surfaces of the teeth as they are rubbed together repeatedly)

The symptoms of bruxism may look like other conditions or health problems. See a dentist for diagnosis and treatment.


What are the types of bruxism?

Bruxism can happen when you’re awake or asleep. The grinding action is the same, but awake and asleep bruxism are considered two separate conditions:

 Awake bruxism: You clench your jaw and grind your teeth during the day with this condition. It’s usually tied to emotional issues. Feeling anxious, stressed or angry can lead to teeth grinding. But so can concentrating on something. Awake bruxism often doesn’t need treatment, if you’re more likely to notice and stop. Stress management can help and learning ways to become aware can also help reduce the frequency.

Sleep bruxism: You grind your teeth while asleep with this form, which may cause more harm. You may not get the help you need since you’re unaware it is happening. Another challenge with sleep bruxism is that people don’t realize how strong they’re clenching their jaw and teeth. They can use up to 250 pounds of force, causing jaw pain and teeth problems. Clenching can also lead to headaches.

How is bruxism diagnosed?

During regular dental visits, your dentist will examine your teeth for signs of bruxism such as flattened tips of the teeth. If signs and symptoms are present, your dentist or other healthcare provider will watch the condition over the next few visits before treatment is started.

Treatment for bruxism

In most cases, bruxism can be successfully treated. Treatment may involve:

  • Behavior changes. You may be taught how to rest your tongue, teeth, and lips properly. You may also learn how to rest the tongue upward to relieve discomfort on the jaw while keeping the teeth apart and lips closed.
  • Mouthguard. You may be fitted for a plastic mouthguard that you can wear at night to absorb the force of biting. It can be worn in the day if you grind your teeth while awake. This mouthguard may help prevent future damage to the teeth and aid in changing behavior.

  • Physical therapy.
  • Medication.

Other ways to cut back on teeth grinding include:

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Avoid or reduce caffeine in foods and drinks such as colas, chocolate and coffee.
  • Be aware of teeth clenching during the day. Try to stop yourself: Keep your lips together, teeth apart and tongue behind the front teeth.
  • Don’t chew on nonfood items, such as pencils or pens. Also avoid constant, daily gum chewing.

 

iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic

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Friday, 13 May 2022

Brush up your brushing skills!

 

The modified bass technique (for adults)

  • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum line.
  • Brush each tooth (or two to three at a time) using a gentle circular movement.
  • Brush each tooth well and when finished, flick the toothbrush down the tooth, away from the gum line.

  

To know more, visit us. 

iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic

To book an appointment with us:

Call us at: +912240147049/09321330133

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