Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Good dentures fit well!

 

Good dentures fit well!



Dentures are not always problematic.

Fitting of a denture depends on multiple factors, those are, bone (alveolar ridge) on which the denture sits, saliva and the muscules around it. And most importantly patient compliance.

Advantages of a denture wearing:

1)      Natural and lightweight: Modern dentures aren’t like their traditional counterparts and are designed of lightweight material that has a natural look. They’ll make your smile appear beautiful and give your self-confidence a boost.

2)      Helps with chewing your food:

·         Absorb More Nutrients and Energy From Your Food

·         Maintain a Healthy Weight

·         Your Food Gets More Exposure to Your Saliva

·         Easier Digestion

·         Chewing also reduces the risk of bacterial overgrowth  – lumps of food that aren’t broken down properly can cause bacterial overgrowth in the colon, which leads to indigestion, bloating, flatulence and constipation.

·         Enjoy Your Food

 

3)      Dentures support facial features: Dentures may offer support to your facial features by preventing sagging cheeks and missing teeth.



4)      Less invasive procedure, suitable for many medically compromised patients.

5)      Can also be delivered to patients with inadequate bone density.

6)      Cost-effective: Placement of dentures may be considered a cost-effective solution, compared with other procedures like fixed dental prosthesis.

 


 

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, 19 November 2022

How to deal with sensitivity of teeth

 

How to deal with sensitivity of teeth:


1.       Use Anti-sensitivity tooth paste.

2.       Use soft bristle toothbrush.


3.       Use mouthguard at night.

4.       Have your teeth and gums checked by a dentist.



5.       Use a salt water mouthwash.

6.       Avoid aerated drinks and acidic food.


7.       Flouride application by dentist.



8.       Dental varnish application by dentist.




 

To know more visit us at,

 

iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic

To book an appointment with us:

 

Call us at: +912240147049/09321330133

 

Email: smileident@gmail.com

 

Website: www.smileident.com

 

Friday, 11 November 2022

Do you need aligners?

 

Do you need aligners?





Symptoms that can indicate you need aligners include:

 

  1. Teeth that are visibly crooked or crowded.
  2. Difficulty flossing between and brushing around crooked teeth.
  3. Frequently biting your tongue or cutting your tongue on your teeth
  4. Teeth that don’t close over each other properly when your mouth is at rest.
  5. Difficulty pronouncing certain sounds due to your tongue’s position under your teeth.
  6. Jaws that click or make noises when you chew or first wake up.
  7. Stress or fatigue on your jawline after chewing food.
  8. Wearing of teeth because of the alignment of the teeth.
  9. Gaps between the teeth.



To know more about aligners visit us at,

 iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic

To book an appointment with us:

Call us at: +912240147049/09321330133

Email: smileident@gmail.com

Website: www.smileident.com


Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Acid reflux and tooth erosion

 

Acid reflux can wear away the enamel on the inside surfaces of your teeth, as well as the chewing surfaces.


Your dentist may notice this during an exam.

Unfortunately, tooth erosion is permanent.


If your enamel has started to wear away, you may:

  • ·         Feel pain or sensitivity when consuming hot, cold or sweet drinks
  • ·         Notice a yellowish discoloration of the teeth
  • ·         Find that your fillings have changed
  • ·         Face greater risks for cavities over time
  • ·         Develop an abscess, in extreme cases
  • ·         Experience tooth loss in extreme cases
  • ·         Once erosion occurs, you may need fillings, crowns, a root canal or even tooth removal. Veneers may be an option to restore the look of your smile.

Here’s what you can do to protect your teeth:

  • Avoid brushing your teeth immediately after a reflux episode. Brushing may damage enamel that has already been weakened by acid.
  • Chew sugar-free gum. Chewing gum stimulates saliva flow, which reduces acid in your mouth.
  • To reduce the risk of demineralization of your teeth, ask your dentist about mouth rinses and toothpastes containing fluoride.
  • To dilute the acid in your mouth, rinse vigorously with water.
  • Avoiding alcohol and smoking and refraining from eating 3 hours before bedtime may reduce the frequency of acid reflux episodes.
  • If heartburn, acid reflux or other stomach problems are part of your daily life, work with your physician on a care plan to treat the underlying causes of your stomach troubles.
  • If you suffer from acid reflux, see your dentist regularly so they can make sure your teeth stay healthy, recommend ways to prevent tooth enamel erosion and suggest ways to get relief if you are also suffering from dry mouth.

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

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Pacifier Weaning

 


A pacifier is a rubber, plastic, or silicone nipple substitute given to an infant to suckle upon.

Many pediatricians recommend pacifiers for infants for a variety of reasons, including the prevention of SIDS and to “pacify” a cranky baby, as the name suggests. Every baby is different – some could care less about pacifiers, some find a pacifier helpful for winding down to sleep, and some babies are absolutely addicted to their pacifiers. You’ve probably heard that pacifiers can cause dental issues after prolonged use.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend ceasing pacifier use by the age of 2 or 2.5. Extended pacifier use can cause the top front teeth to protrude and tip forward, often times causing an “open bite” so that there is a large gap between the top and bottom teeth even when the child’s mouth is closed. In general, the earlier the pacifier is taken away, the better for the developing jaws, but long-lasting impacts on your child’s dentition are not expected if they stop using a pacifier by age 3. In general, we expect any malocclusion caused by a pacifier habit to naturally resolve on its own without intervention if taken away by age 2.5 to 3. If the pacifier persists as permanent teeth get ready to come in, an appliance or orthodontic treatment may be necessary to repair the tooth and jaw discrepancies.

 

The longer the habit continues, sometimes the more reliant the child becomes on the pacifier, so some doctors recommend taking it away as early as possible, with six months old being the ideal age to cease the habit. Once a child becomes emotionally attached to their pacifier as they get older, weaning can become even more difficult. However, most parents share with us that the process of taking away the pacifier usually ends up being a bigger deal emotionally for themselves than for their ever-adaptable child. Kids are very resilient, and although they might put up a fight for a few days, they quickly learn to leave their lives binky-free.


How do I wean the pacifier?

If you’ve decided it’s time to get rid of the pacifier, there are a few things that you need to consider.

 

1) The age of your child.

 

2) Your child’s attachment to the pacifier.

 

3) When your child is currently using a pacifier.

 

4) The method that you can be the most consistent with over time.

 

·         Wean the pacifier cold turkey

When it’s time to get rid of the pacifier, throw them all away. Consider giving some warning, especially if your baby is older than 18 months.

For older toddlers, in the week or so leading up to getting rid of the pacifier, consider reading books about saying goodbye to the pacifier, talk about how they will no longer have the pacifier, and offer ideas for comfort items that they can use instead. It can even help to create a little story about sleeping without the pacifier now. This doesn’t need to be a long drawn out conversation, but giving your toddler a few days to process the upcoming change can be so helpful.

 

You can also incorporate one of these fun strategies:

 

Binky fairy /Binka bear-  “Binky Fairy” who took the pacifiers and brought new toys or gifts.  Some find great success with this little bear and bedtime story

 

Plant a Garden - Saw this idea one day to help little one be involved in weaning the pacifier.

 

“Mail” the pacifiers to exchange for a comfort item. - If you seal the pacifiers in an envelope to “send” them away, a package can arrive with a new stuffed animal or lovey.

 

 

·         Broken binkies – When you snip the tip of the nipple of a pacifier, it impedes your child’s ability to create a seal in order to achieve the desired suction. Your child may become less interested in sucking on these broken pacifiers, and as long as you don’t buy any new ones, they’ll eventually accept that their pacifiers no longer work and it’s time to move on.

·         Passing the torch – If there is a new baby in your family or neighborhood, some children will understand the concept of gifting their pacifiers to the brand new babies since they are no longer the baby of the group. Some parents have even arranged for their child to drop off their pacifiers at our office or the fire station to give to new babies in need!

·         Some children love to follow rules, and many of patients simply give up their pacifiers after you tell them it’s time to be a big kid. Or maybe it’s because you promises them a prize and a certificate at their next visit if they stop the habit, but either way that seems to do the trick for many of our patients!

·         Wean the pacifier slowly and use it only for sleeping (naps and nights)

If you have a baby or toddler who uses the pacifier for comfort outside of sleeping, you may decide that it’s best to go more slowly. Before you wean the pacifier completely, you may first make a rule that the pacifier can only be used for sleeping. It never leaves the crib. This is a slow weaning approach where you can eventually get rid of the pacifier during sleep times too, when you are ready.

·         Eliminate the pacifier at nighttime

Only allow it during nap time (and keep it in the crib). The drive to fall asleep is higher at night than during naps so you will find more success eliminating it for night sleep prior to day sleep. This can be a great second step if you’ve already followed the above option .

 

How many days does it take to wean the pacifier?

That depends on the method that you choose, the age of your baby, and their temperament. In most cases, I find that the trickiest days are in that first week after getting rid of the pacifier. Be patient and consistent in your approach, and adjusting to life without the pacifier will be less painful.

 

Whatever method you choose, know that nobody knows that baby better than you. Talk with your pediatrician or dentist if you need help deciding the approach that fits your family best.

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