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.

 


 

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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.




 

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iDent, Idyll Dental Clinic

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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,

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Ways to prevent cavities on the teeth.

 

Deep pits and fissures are the small holes and lines that can be seen on the biting surface of a tooth. These pits and fissures often trap food and can harvest bacteria, leading to dental caries.


Food particles and plaque are removable through regular brushing, but the posterior positioning of these teeth can make them difficult to clean, which is why regular dental cleanings and exams are so important. In order to prevent this from occuring, pit and fissure sealants are placed and are recommended to be placed on children who are showing signs of deeper anatomy throughout development.

Preventing such cavities begins at home with consistent oral care. You should brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste two times a day for two to three minutes at a time. Be sure to clean every side of every tooth, and now that you are aware, you can pay special attention to molar fissures.

 

Your dentist will also help you to avoid these cavities through regular exams, cleanings, and fluoride treatments. Your dentist may also recommend pit and fissure sealants, which fill your pits and fissures and make it much more difficult for food particles and plaque to be trapped. Sealants are often applied as soon as the permanent teeth arrive, but dentists recommend them to patients later in life as well. The sealants usually last many years but need to be checked regularly by a dental professional to ensure the sealant is intact and that no decay has formed underneath.


Consistent oral care at home is essential to preventing pit and fissure cavities, but it also necessary to visit your dentist regularly so that such oral health issues can be caught in the earliest stages.  If you have noticed that your child has deep pits and fissures or is waiting to have sealants placed, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and diet to prevent caries in these areas.

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Monday, 1 August 2022

Protect your babies from cavities!

 

 

Baby bottle syndrome,” “nursing caries,” or “bottle mouth caries” are names to describe a pattern of caries where the deciduous(milk teeth) upper incisors and molars are more severely disrupted. A key feature of this type of caries is the sparing of the lower incisors, which can be completely healthy or mildly affected.




It is caused when a child goes to bed with a bottle filled with milk or juice — anything except water. Breastfed  infants who fall asleep while breastfeeding are also at risk. Again, the babies who are pacified with pacifiers, which are often dipped in honey or a sugar solution, and this brings in more reasons for dental caries.

It usually affects children between the ages of one and two years. 

Most common signs and symptoms of nursing caries:

1)White spots on the teeth

2)Early development of cavities (brown areas on the tooth that lead to tooth destruction)

 


How can I prevent nursing caries?

Do not allow your child to go to bed with a bottle filled with anything but water.

Wean your child from the bottle in a timely manner.

Begin good early mouth care of the gums and teeth. Even before the first tooth comes out, massage and clean the baby's gums with a clean washcloth or soft cotton every day, and after every long feeding.

Give fluoride supplementation, as recommended by your child's doctor.

Have early dental visits for your child. Try to take the baby for a dental checkup at least every year if not every six months.

Try to cut down on the consumption of extra sweet beverages. Add some water to the fruit juice to dilute the concentration and sweetness.

All these steps mentioned are great to start healthy and good dental care and hygiene.

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Monday, 4 July 2022

When to change your TOOTHBRUSH

 When to change your TOOTHBRUSH




  • You should change your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
  • When the bristles starts fraying or splaying outwards.
  • After any oral infection or flu.



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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

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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. 

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