Friday 29 November 2013

Smoking: are you still unaware?

A survey suggests the public are still unaware of the dangers posed by smoking.

in a new survey conducted recently, more than one in four people (28 per cent)

are still unaware that smoking is the leading cause of mouth cancer, a disease that kills

one person every five hours


A lack of knowledge didn’t stop at traditional cigarettes. When questioned about

some alternatives, more than half (57 per cent) thought  shisha

pipes (51 per cent) are safe alternatives to smoking while just under half (48 per cent)

thought smokeless tobacco is a safe substitute.


Smoking and tobacco use is still the leading cause of mouth cancer. According

to the World Health organization, up to half of current users will eventually die of

a tobacco-related illness.


Smoking can also cause a variety of oral health problems including

-tooth staining,

-dental plaque,

-bad breath,

-tooth loss

-gum disease.


A study reveals “on average, smokers lose about 16 years of their life.”

Given the substantial investment in anti-smoking campaigns over the last ten years i would have

hoped for fewer people to be unaware of the risks posed by the habit.

“However, the survey alongside rising cases of mouth cancer shows there is still a

large percentage of the population we must reach out to and educate. If combined

with drinking alcohol to excess, these two habits can raise the rise of developing the

disease by up to 30 times.


“Poor diet and the human papillomavirus (HPV), transmitted via oral sex, are also

risk factors. to ensure early detection - something that can transform survival rates

from 50 per cent to up to 90 per cent - we must all look for ulcers that do not heal

within three weeks, unusual lumps or swellings and red or white patches in the mouth.

our message to everyone is

“if in doubt, get checked out.”


Sunday 24 November 2013

Important Notice : iDENT Clinic

Hi Everybody..

I will be on leave from 15th December till 15th March... Yesss..  big long holiday.. I know.. :)
The clinic will be open and Doctors will be available by appointment for all our patients. So you will be in safe hands all the time.
But if you want to see me specifically, for any dental issues, please call us on 022 40147049 or mail us at for an appointment before 15th December.

Warm Regards
Dr Shivangi Jain

iDENT Clinic

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Chewing Ice Can Cause Serious Tooth Damage
With good oral hygiene and proper dental care, your teeth should last a lifetime. But the violent bashing of ice inside your mouth can cause dental emergencies like teeth fractures, cracking and chipping.
Even if you can’t see the damage, chewing ice can:
  • Wear down tooth enamel
  • Increase sensitivity to hot and cold foods
  • Make teeth more vulnerable to decay.
Plus, you run the risk of damaging dental work you’ve had done like veneers and fillings. That could mean a lot of pain—in your mouth and your wallet.

Tip to kick the habit

If you must have something to chew on, we recommend sugar-free gum. And leave the ice in your glass!


Saturday 16 November 2013

Tooth Whitening.. How it helps..

Your smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. A brighter smile gives the impression of youth, vitality, radiant health, happiness, and warmth. A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile.

Teeth whitening is ideal for people who have healthy teeth. Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best.

If you are wondering about tooth whitening.. Ask us..

In-Office Whitening at iDENT, Idyll Dental done recently..


In-office bleaching provides the quickest way to whiten teeth. With in office whitening, the product is applied directly to the teeth. These products can be used in combination with a special light, and/or a laser. Results are seen in only one sitting, with approximately 60-minute treatment.