Monday 30 September 2013

one of our Happy clients :)

                                                                           Smile Please ...


Saturday 28 September 2013

See what happens when you open bottles with your teeth..

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.
However, we do not recommend that you use your pearly whites to open bottle caps!
One of our patients came to us recently with a broken front tooth after he tried to open a coke bottle with his teeth.
Broken front tooth

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Soda and Teeth

Soda related tooth decay..
People across the world use different words to identify a sugary, carbonated soft drink. But however they say it, they're talking about something that can cause serious oral health problems.

People who drink 3 or more glasses of soda each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. Sugar-free drinks, which account for only 14 percent of all soft drink consumption, are less harmful. However, they are acidic and potentially can still cause problems.
According to studies, some teenagers drink as many as 12 soft drinks a day.
“Acidic substances attack tooth enamel, and upper layers of the tooth can even be dissolved in some acidic drinks,” said Dr. Attin in an interview with Reuters Health.  “However, protective agents in saliva may help repair and rebuild damaged tooth enamel.”
Protection from soda related decay??
“You should wait at least 30 minutes after drinking soda before brushing your teeth, said researchers at the German Association for Tooth Protection meeting.”
                                                               ( Source: “The journal of American Dental Association”)
Our Health Advice from iDENT Dental Clinic, Andheri, 
specially for you:
“Put down the pop and sports drinks and pick up some nice fresh water instead"

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Yuck ... Did You Know??

Did you know??
You should not keep your toothbrush near a toilet. The airborne particles from the flush can travel up to a distance of 6 feet.


Friday 20 September 2013

Smoking Hookah/Sheesha vs Cigarettes and Chances of getting Mouth Cancer

The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice ... 'Who are YOU?' said the Caterpillar.  
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - by Lewis Carroll

Perhaps there are many who've read this passage more than once without thinking to establish what the caterpillar was doing with a 'hookah' in its mouth, but either Lewis Carroll was making some oblique reference to Middle Eastern culture, or, seemingly more likely judging by the rest of the book, he was implying that the caterpillar is well-and-truly stoned. 
But all this gives us a false sense of safety which needs to be rationally thought over. Which brings us to one important question...

There is a myth that hookah smoking is safer than smoking cigarettes because the hookah smoke is filtered through water before it is inhaled. But recent studies have found that hookah smokers actually inhale more nicotine than do cigarette smokers because of the massive volume of smoke they inhale. 
The hookah operates by water-filtration and indirect heat. Hookah (Shisha) smokers may feel that the hookah is a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes, but doctors take a dim view of this. Whereas smoking a fag lasts around five minutes, a full-on hookah experience can last 45 minutes, meaning users inhale a larger volume of smoke than they would from a cigarette.

Cancer: Studies have shown lung and bladder cancer rates are higher among water-pipe smokers than among nonsmokers, and they are also at risk from pulmonary disease and other types of malignancies such as Oral Cancer.

                                                                                                                          Source: and

Wednesday 18 September 2013

How often should you replace your Toothbrush??

The Indian Dental Association (IDA) recommends throwing out your toothbrush every three to four months. If the bristles become frayed, you're sick, or you have a weak immune system, throw it out even more often. If you use an electric toothbrush, throw out the head as often as you'd discard a disposable toothbrush.

Ans: Every 2 to 3 months

Monday 16 September 2013

Nail Biting.. Dental problems??

Nail Biting??
Your child may need a dental appointment now to assess and minimize the damage done to the teeth and gums, before he/she becomes a difficult patient eventually requiring complicated Orthodontic/braces treatment.
If you are facing this problem.. call us on 9321330133 or mail us:

Sunday 15 September 2013

3 Common Causes of Tooth Wear

The 3 causes of tooth wear are.. 
1. Abrasion : From aggressive tooth brushing, noticeable commonly near the gum line.
2. Erosion : From Acidic diet, acidity, regurgitation of food affecting/dissolving hard tooth enamel.
3. Attrition : From grinding affecting biting surfaces of the teeth. Night grinding called Bruxism.