Tuesday 21 December 2021

Know more about Fractured teeth!


Fractured tooth

When teeth crack or break, this is called a fractured tooth.

Treatment  depends on the location, severity, and type of the crack.

Fractured tooth symptoms

A visible crack, chip, or fracture might be obvious, but some hairline tooth fractures may be hard to detect visually. Any part of the tooth typically can be cracked, not just the part that you can see.

Here are a few signs that you might have a fractured tooth:

          Sharp pain while eating, especially when chewing or biting down

          Sudden hot or cold sensitivity

          Pain that comes and goes

          Swollen gums around the cracked tooth

To help diagnose a cracked tooth, your dentist will probably do the following:

1.        Ask about your dental history, such as whether you chew on a lot of hard foods or grind your teeth.

2.        Make a visual examination.

3.        Feel for the crack.

4.        Use a dental dye, which can make the crack stand out.

5.        Probe your gums looking for inflammation.

6.        Dental X-ray.


Types of tooth fractures

·        Craze lines – Craze lines are tiny cracks that only affect the outer layer of the teeth. They are common in all adult teeth and don’t cause any pain. While they’re technically tiny fractures, craze lines don’t constitute a fractured tooth emergency.

          Cracked tooth

          Fractured cusp

          Vertical root fracture

          Split tooth


What to do if you have a fractured tooth

If your tooth is cracked or fractured, don’t panic.

Ways for temporarily relieving pain or discomfort.

1.     Immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area.

2.     Call your dentist right away.

3.     See your dentist (or visit an emergency clinic) as soon as possible for emergency treatment.

4.     Put cold compresses on the face to keep swelling down.

5.     Avoid chewing with the affected tooth.

What can typically cause a fractured tooth?

  • Biting down too hard on a piece of food
  • Excessive teeth grinding
  • Being hit in the face or the mouth
  • Cavities that weaken the rest of the tooth
  • Large existing fillings that weaken the rest of the tooth

Fractured tooth treatment

  • Bonding 
  • Crowns 
  • Extractions 
  • No treatment . Some tooth cracks such as craze lines are harmless and require no treatment at all.

How to prevent tooth fractures

  • Don’t chew on hard objects such as popcorn kernels, ice, or pens.
  • Don’t clench or grind your teeth.
  • Wear a mouthguard or protective mask when playing contact sports.
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools. For example, to cut masking tape. 
  • Practice good oral hygiene at home by brushing your teeth twice a day, cleaning between your teeth daily, and limiting consumption of sugary foods and drinks
  • Visit the dentist regularly twice a year.

                                                         iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic

To book an appointment with us:

Call us at: +912240147049/09321330133

Email: smileident@gmail.com

Website: www.smileident.com

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Do you clean your tongue every day?


Do you clean your tongue every day?

The tongue is vital for chewing and swallowing food, as well as for speech.

The large surface area and papillae of the tongue that promote tongue coating by retaining microorganisms and oral debris consisting of food, saliva and dead epithelial cells.

Tongue cleaning is done less often than tooth brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash.

Tool used for tongue cleaning is called a  tongue cleaner (also called a tongue scraper or tongue brush). They are made from plastic, copper and stainless steel.


  •   Reduces sulfur compounds that cause bad breath. (Although scraping can help banish bad breath, consistency is the key.)
  •   Reduces bacteria on the tongue.
  •   Contributes to a fresher-feeling mouth.
  •   Reduces plaque. Prevents dental caries and periodontal disease
  •   Improve your sense of taste. 
  •   Improve the appearance of your tongue. .
  •   Improves overall health.


How to perform a tongue scraping?

To perform tongue scraping, follow these steps:

  1. Stand in front of a mirror, open your mouth, and stick out your tongue.
  2. Gently set the rounded end of the tongue scraper at the back of your tongue.
  3. If you’re worried about gagging, you may find it helpful to start at the middle of your tongue. You can gradually start from farther back as you get used to scraping.
  4. Gently touch the scraper to your tongue. Slowly pull it forward, toward the tip of your tongue. You should never push the scraper from the tip of your tongue back. Always go from the back of the tongue to the tip.
  5. After each scrape, use a washcloth or tissue to remove debris from the scraper.
  6. Repeat until you’ve scraped the entire surface of your tongue. One to two scrapes across the same area is usually enough.
  7. Wash the tongue scraper with warm water and soap, dry, and store in a clean, dry area.

The entire process usually takes less than two minutes. At a minimum, scrape your tongue when you brush your teeth. Repeat as needed throughout the day.


Things to remember:

  • Improper use of a tongue cleaner may induce the gag reflex and/or vomiting.
  •   Overuse of a tongue cleaner may also cause damage to the taste buds.
  • It’s also possible to accidentally cut the surface of your tongue with the scraper. You should be mindful of how much pressure you’re applying.

Whether you use a tongue scraper, toothbrush, or oral mouth rinse, tongue cleaning is a good addition to your daily oral health practices. If you notice any unusual changes to your tongue, don’t hesitate to talk to a doctor or a dentist.

iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic

To book an appointment with us:

Call us at: +912240147049/09321330133

Email: smileident@gmail.com

Website: www.smileident.com


Thursday 18 November 2021

Why Dental Checkup During Pregnancy is Important!


Why Dental Checkup During Pregnancy is Important!

                              Gum Diseases appear in 2nd Trimester of pregnancy.

                            If present before pregnancy, it worsens.

  • Gestational gingivitis ( Pregnancy Gingivitis)

During pregnancy, increased levels of the hormone, progesterone, cause an increased response to plaque bacteria which can lead to gingivitis (gum disease).   

As a result, pregnant women are more likely to develop gingivitis.

  •         Gingivitis (if not treated)  Periodontitis (if not treated)  Loose teeth
  •        Morning sickness (Acidic Vomit)  Wear of enamel  Sensitivity

·        Tips: Do not Brush immediately, wait for 15 mins or
 Rinse with water to neutralize the acid.

  •             Sweet Cravings  Dental Cavities

Tips: Try to substitute sweets with healthy food rich in Calcium and Vitamin D.

          Eg: Milk, cheese, eggs, unsweetened yogurt or fish.

Note: Preterm Birth can happen due to gum disease.

  1. Bacteria enter baby’s bloodstream from the mother.
  2. To which the baby produces prostaglandins ( hormone-like molecule) in response.
  3. Lead to Uterus contractions causing Preterm labour.
  4. Low birth weight due to preterm birth causes more healthy related challenges for the babies.

 To address these dental problems connect with us.

iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic
To book an appointment with us:
Call us at: +912240147049/09321330133
Email: smileident@gmail.com
Website: www.smileident.com