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Dental Floss

Although teeth can be cleaned by brushing, it is not effective in reaching the adjacent tooth surfaces – adopting a tooth-cleaning technique called flossing can be used for this instead.

Dental floss (or simply floss) is a cord of thin filaments used to remove food and dental plaque from between teeth in areas a toothbrush is unable to reach.

Flossing techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

Technique 1

After pulling out approximately 40 cm of floss, the user pulls it against a blade in the dispenser to cut it off. The user then strings the piece of floss on a fork-like instrument or holds it between their fingers using both hands with about 1–2 cm of floss exposed. The user guides the floss between each pair of teeth and gently curves it against the side of the tooth in a ‘C’ shape and guides it under the gum line. This removes particles of food stuck between teeth and dental plaque that adhere to dental surfaces below the gum line.

 

 

 

 

Technique 2

  1. Wrap roughly 18 inches of floss around the two middle fingers; the remaining floss can be secured around the preferred fingers of the other hand. Hold the floss firmly between your thumbs and forefingers – this will help to free up the thumbs and index fingers, as it is these fingers that will manipulate the floss. Splitting the two tasks—holding and working the string—makes flossing easier to accomplish.
  2. The floss should be manoeuvred between the teeth with a gentle rubbing motion and curved against one tooth until the floss meets the gum line. Slide the floss gently between the gum and the tooth.
  3. The floss should be held firmly against the tooth and rub along the surface of the tooth with a gentle up and down movement. This should be continued until the back side of the last tooth is reached. Follow this process for the remaining teeth.
  4. A new section of the floss should be used when plaque builds up on it.

 

 

 

 

TYPES OF FLOSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unwaxed Floss: 

 

It’s made of thin nylon strands. Typically, it has no flavor.

Pro: It fits into tight spaces. Its non-slip grip property makes it easier to hold, and results in you using less actual floss. This might be a good option for you if your teeth are close together.

Con: It’s not very sturdy. The strands could fray, and there could be breakage or snapping during use.

Waxed Floss: 

 

It’s made of standard nylon with a light wax coating. It may have a mint or cinnamon flavor.

Pro: The wax coating makes it easier for the floss to slide between teeth. It’s sturdier than unwaxed floss, so no fraying or breakage during use. 

Con: It’s thicker than unwaxed floss, making it more difficult to get into smaller gaps. The slickness of the wax also makes it harder to grip and the texture of the wax may be unpleasant to some.

Electric Flosser: 

 

It has a sturdy fishing line-like nylon that vibrates between the teeth in an oscillating motion.

Pro: It’s a great alternative for those who have difficulty manoeuvring floss. 

Con: It can be hard on the gum line. Overzealous flossing can actually change the shape of your gum tissue, especially in the part of your smile that can be seen

Water Flosser: 

 

It’s a cleaning device that shoots a thin stream of water between your teeth or at the gum line. This product can remove food particles and plaque with ease.

Pro: It is easy to use and doesn’t produce waste. This is a good option for those with braces, or other types of dental work where using regular floss can be difficult. 

Con: On top of the higher price range, water flosses may be harder to use outside the home due to the product’s use of electricity and water.

 

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Dental Jewellery

 

 

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Tooth jewellery is a cosmetic dental procedure in which diamond or any other stone is attached to the tooth surface in order to gain the spark and to look more fashionable.

Aesthetics has become an important aspect of dentistry over the past few years and has led to the development of new materials and techniques. Everybody wishes to create their own unique style. Body decoration has also gained influence with the wearing of jewellery at unconventional sites is being referred to as body art.

Now a days, the expression of individualism through such kind of body art like tooth jewellery has become popular; especially, among the younger generations  it has become the latest trend, it is common to see tooth jewellery worn by  hip-hop artists and disc jockeys to add on to their performance.

It is not very costly procedure with price varies according to the designs of the jewel which is being used. It is a painless procedure takes up to only 10-15 minutes for its completion. Moreover, tooth jewellery is a cosmetic dental procedure in which diamond or any other stone is attached on the tooth surface. With the increasing interest of cosmetic dentistry among people the use of dental jewellery has been gaining importance day by day. Unlike earlier methods which involved drilling and setting the jewel into the tooth, a little bit of composite material is used to attach the jewel to the tooth.

TYPES OF DENTAL JEWELLERY

DENTAL TATTOOS 

Dental tattoos are custom designs which are added to dental crowns before the crowns are sealed and set in the mouth. Dental tattoos can be applied to any tooth and they have wide range of styles, colours, and designs.

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THE TWINKLE JEWEL and TOOTH JEWELS

Twinkles are specially designed to be bonded to the tooth and its patented backside is similar to an orthodontic bracket which makes them to stay

so long. Twinkles are pure gold and precious stones ike diamonds, sapphire and ruby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tooth gems are crystals glass mounted on a thin foil of aluminium. They help in creating spark available in different shapes and colours.

THE GRILL

Grilling can have a significant impact on oral health. First of all, the wearing of this type of device causes a hygiene problem. The accumulation of food debris can quickly damage the enamel of the tooth. Wearing a grill can also cause problems with speech, occlusion and frequent injuries to gum tissue. It is not recommended.

 

 

 

 

LINGUAL PIERCING

Tongue piercing has been very popular since the early 2000s. However, it is strongly discouraged by the vast majority of dental health professionals.

Lingual piercing can cause an injury to the lingual nerve that can cause paresthesia (numbness and loss of sensitivity). It can also cause irreversible damage to teeth. It is not recommended.

 

 

 

 

ORAL PIERCING

Oral piercing, like lingual piercing, is definitely not recommended. This type of intervention is often performed by people who have no medical knowledge or skills, exposing their clients to high risks that they are unaware of.

In addition, rubbing the jewel or poor chewing habits can lead to loosening of the gums, localized bone loss and therefore the loss of the affected teeth. Dental fractures are also possible.

In short, before choosing a piercing, you must think carefully because the consequences can be significant.

It is not recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is DIGITAL SMILE DESIGNING?

DIGITAL SMILE DESIGNING (DSD) is a recent concept which integrates the use of technology to deliver better aesthetic results for the patient.

Dr. Christian Coachman developed DSD.

The whole concept is based upon the analysis of multiple factors like the patient’s facial and dental proportions. A series of high quality digital photographs and videos are taken preoperative to determine and understand the relationship between teeth, gums, lips and overall smile with the facial features in motion and with emotion.

 

DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN (DSD) has remarkable advantages:

  • Better diagnosis is facilitated through an extra-and-intra oral aesthetic and structural evaluation.
  • Higher clinical efficiency and predictability through digital technology.
  • Increased effectiveness of case presentation and accordingly case acceptance.
  • Improved communication between the team members providing a better visual perception, education and motivation for patients.

DSD involves the patient in the restorative or smile enhancement process by allowing them to share their concerns, expressing their desires and expectations with the restorative team. Also each customised patient design can be clearly visualised and improved with the patient’s ideas.

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Dental Implants: Aftercare Guide

Today dental implants are the state-of-the-art tooth-replacement systems and are a very common treatment option to replace teeth among adults. Implants can also be used to help stabilize a denture for comfort and function. According to The International Dental Association, 85% of people are ready to restore their missing teeth with an implant-based treatment option and this is increasing by nearly 5% every year.

No matter what kind of implant you have, how well you care for it is the key to its long term success. To ensure the longevity of an implant, specific measures and efforts are needed to keep it clean and free from harmful bacteria and plaque that can cause infection in the tissues around the implant and lead to its failure. Without tenacious biofilm removal peri-implant, the disease can develop and result in implant failure.

What is the peri-implant disease?

Peri-implant disease is an inflammatory condition that affects both, the soft and hard tissues surrounding an implant. Bacteria can develop at the base of the implant or below the gum line, similar to a natural tooth. The bacteria irritates gum tissue over time, causing it to become inflamed. This can also weaken the tissue, and if not treated early, it causes degradation of the bone structure below the implant.

Peri-implant disease is classified into two categories :

In peri-implant mucositis, gum inflammation is found only around the soft tissues of the dental implant, with no signs of bone loss. Generally, peri-implant mucositis is a precursor to peri-implantitis. Evidence suggests that peri-implant mucositis may be successfully treated and is reversible if caught early.

In peri-implantitis, gum inflammation is found around the soft tissue and there is deterioration in the bone supporting the dental implant. Peri-implantitis usually requires surgical treatment.

Here’s how to give the best care to your implants :

1). Brushing: Start brushing after the tissue completely heals to prevent infection as soon as possible. A regular toothbrush may initially be too harsh. Use a special toothbrush for implant care that is intended for use after implant placement. Clean at least twice a day, paying particular attention to the area of the implant.

For multiple implants supporting a bridge, it is important to ensure the area between the implant bridge and gums are kept thoroughly clean as debris can accumulate there and cause problems.

2). Interdental Brushes: These are special brushes to reach the sides of the implants and clean those little spaces effectively. They are available in different sizes, texture, and design to fit individual needs.

3). Use a low abrasive toothpaste for cleaning.

4). Floss Daily. Daily flossing is an important part of your oral health care routine to help remove the plaque from those areas where a toothbrush doesn’t completely reach.

5). Water Flosser: It is a specially designed device that uses water pressure to direct water into the mouth and teeth to remove plaque, traces of food, and massage the gums. Unlike traditional manual flossing, a water flosser is more than just a removal of residual food matter but offers some additional perks and advantages.

Benefits of water flossing vs traditional string flossing

  • Reaches areas in the mouth where traditional flossing is problematic.
  • Unlike manual floss, water is less prone to cause bleeding in the gums.
  • Very easy to use, especially for people who wear braces, dental bridges, or other types of dental structures on the teeth.
  • Provide a message that will improve overall gum health.

6). Gum Stimulators: Stimulators can encourage healthy gum tissue, which is crucial in maintaining a dental implant. The best kind to use is rubber-tipped stimulators to be gentle on the gums.

7). Use of anti-microbial, non-alcoholic mouthwashes to keep your oral cavity bacteria-free.

Implants are a profoundly successful treatment procedure. However, you must be committed not only to the daily performance of dental hygiene at home but to regular visits to your dentist. It is recommended that you see your dentist every 3-6 months for a professional examination and cleaning.

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The Link between Oral Health and Diabetes

Diabetes is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India with more than 62 million diabetic individuals currently diagnosed with the disease.

           And it is predicted that by 2030 diabetes mellitus may affict upto 79.4 million individuals in India.

           With such a large percentage of the population suffering from this condition that affects the body’s insulin levels, it’s vital to understand what does this have to do with that smile of yours and how can you protect it ???

Know The Link between oral health and diabetes –

People who have diabetes know the disease can harm the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in the body. But did you know the diabetes can also cause problems in your mouth ???

Various inflammatory diseases and soft tissue pathologies in oral cavities are associated with diabetes mellitus; however, awareness of these complications is lacking worldwide. Periodontal diseases have been proposed as the sixth most prevalent complication of diabetes mellitus following the other diabetic complications. It has been reported as a more frequent oral complication of diabetes compared to other oral manifestations such as dry mouth and caries.

People with diabetes who have poor control of their blood glucose levels are more likely to develop oral health problems. Here’s how:

  • You may have less saliva, causing your mouth to feel dry. (Dry mouth is also caused by certain medications.)
  • Because saliva protects your teeth, you’re also at a higher risk of cavities.
  • Gums may become inflamed and bleed often (gingivitis).
  • You may have problems tasting food.
  • You may experience delayed wound healing.
  • You may be susceptible to infections inside of your mouth.
  • For children with diabetes, teeth may erupt at an age earlier than is typical.

Your Diabetes Dental Health Action Plan

Teamwork involving self-care and professional care from your dentist will be beneficial in keeping your healthy smile as well as potentially slowing progression of diabetes. Here are few oral health-related things you can do to for optimal wellness:

  • Control your blood sugar levels. Use your diabetes-related medications as directed. Good blood sugar control will also help your body fight any bacterial or fungal infections in your mouth and help relieve dry mouth caused by diabetes.
  • Make sure to brush twice a day with a soft brush and clean between your teeth daily.
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing helps remove plaque between your teeth and under your gumline.
  • Schedule regular dental visits. Visit your dentist at least twice a year for professional cleanings, X-rays and checkups.
  • Look for early signs of gum disease. Report any signs of gum disease — including redness, swelling and bleeding gums — to your dentist.
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking increases the risk of serious diabetes complications, including gum disease and ultimately, loss of your teeth.

Preparing for a Dental Visit 

  • It is important to inform your dentist if you have diabetes, as it helps inform your dental treatment and how often you need to visit for a dental check-up.
  • Always ensure that your dentist is aware that you have diabetes
  • Try to eat a main meal before attending your dental appointment, as recommended by your diabetes care team
  • Let your dentist know what medications you are taking
  • If it applies to you, check your blood glucose levels before the appointment

High blood sugar can take a toll on your entire body – including your teeth and gums as well. The Good News ?? Prevention is in your hands. Take a charge of your oral health from today onwards.

               

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Connection Between HIV POSITIVE & ORAL HEALTH

As the Face is index of mind, Oral Cavity is the index of body.

 

While good oral health habits are important for all people, they have particular significance for people living with HIV. Many of the first signs of HIV infection may occur as oral manifestations that can be identified during a routine oral examination by a Dentist.

 

On the other hand, if a person is aware of their HIV status and oral manifestations are present, this could indicate a change in the immune system or a failure of the current drug regimen.Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of these HIV related diseases may reduce morbidity.

 

It is very Important to disclose your HIV status beforehand to your Dentist, so that they can take the  necessary precautionary measures important for you and others.

 

How Does HIV/AIDS Affect the Mouth?

 

Your mouth may be the first part of your body to be affected when infected with HIV.  Because infection with HIV will weaken your immune system, this means you will be susceptible to infections and other problems.  In your mouth, this can cause pain and tooth loss.

 

People with HIV may experience the following mouth issues:

 

1). TOOTH DECAY

 

• It causes pain with hot or cold food and drinks and can cause strong pain and swelling of the gums. Changes to your diet and cleaning your teeth can help prevent tooth decay.

2). GUM DISEASE

 

•Caused by bacteria on teeth below the gum line. It can cause bad breath, bleeding and swelling but may not cause pain until it is advanced.

 

• Early gum disease (gingivitis) can be reversed by cleaning properly.

 

 

• Advanced gum disease (periodontitis) will cause loss of teeth, has an effect on diabetes, increases your risk of heart disease, and needs professional treatment. Untreated gum disease can advance very quickly in people with HIV who are not taking medications and is worse in smokers.

 

3). DRY MOUTH

 

HIV can damage the saliva glands and many common medications including ART can cause dry mouth.

 

• Saliva protects your teeth by reversing acid damage and keeps your mouth moist to make eating and speaking comfortable.

 

 • Dry mouth interrupts sleep, makes eating difficult, increases mouth ulcers and causes bad breath and taste changes.

 

 

• If you do not drink enough fluids your body cannot make enough saliva. Alcohol strips saliva from your mouth. The caffeine in coffee, soft drinks and tea can also cause dry mouth.

 

 

TIPS TO MANAGE DRY MOUTH:

 

• Drink water every time you drink tea, coffee or alcohol.

 

• Dry mouth rinses and sprays can help reduce the symptoms of dry mouth.

 

• Carry a water bottle and sip water throughout the day.

 

• Chew sugar free gums or hard foods like raw vegetable sticks and fruits like apples.

 

 

Keep well hydrated with plenty of water. Use a sun safe lip balm or lipstick for dry or cracked lips. Do not lick your lips.

 

4). TASTE CHANGES

 

Taste changes are common in dry mouth and can be associated with a number of causes including upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), age related loss of function of taste buds, infections in the mouth or as a side effect of medication.

 

• Persistent taste change should be investigated by your doctor or dentist.

 

TIPS TO MANAGE TASTE CHANGES:

 

• Keep your mouth clean and rinse your mouth before you eat to clean your palate & tongue.

 

 • Use marinades, gravies and sauces to alter the taste of meats if meat tastes unusual to you.

 

 • Add spices, herbs, lemon juice, onion, pepper or vinegar to foods you find too sweet or bland.

 

• Use plastic cutlery and try not to drink out of metallic containers if food tastes metallic.

 

• Vary the texture (e.g. smooth, crunchy, rough), colour, and temperature of foods you eat to enjoy the way food feels and looks.

 

 

• Try a paper or reusable straw for liquids: an easy way to bypass your tastebuds.

 

TIPS TO MANAGE PAINFUL MOUTH:

 

Choose foods that are soft and smooth such as eggs, baked boneless fish, canned fruit, soups, pasta dishes, custard, puddings, yoghurt, tender meat and vegetables.

 

• Blend, mince and chop food finely to reduce chewing time.

 

• Avoid acidic, spicy and salty foods. Allow very hot food to cool for up to 30 minutes.

 

 • Make dry foods softer by dipping them in liquids such as milk and soups.

 

 

• Drink plenty of cool fluids, especially with meals to help moisten the food.

 

OTHER THINGS TO GET CHECKED OUT

 

 • Ulcers and fungal infections can be worse in people with HIV, especially in people with a lower immune function. Ulcers or sore patches on gums have many causes such as trauma, infections and cancer. Have a health care provider check any ulcers or red or white patches in your mouth.

 

Fungal infections like candida look like red or white patches on gums, cheeks, on the tongue or the floor of the mouth. They can be painful. If you wear a denture all the time you are more susceptible to fungal infections that can be difficult to control and may require medication.

 

• Pigmentation can occur more frequently on your gums and cheeks when you have HIV. Talk to your doctor or dentist to get it checked.

 

• Warts can occur on gums and cheeks. Talk to your doctor or dentist to get it checked.

 

 

 • Hairy tongue is not serious but can make it hard to clear food from your mouth. Brush/Scrape  your tongue to make your mouth feel fresh.

 

How Can I Cope with Dental and Mouth Issues Related To HIV?

 

Regular trips to the dentist are an important part of maintaining optimal dental health. But even there are things you can do at home to maintain a healthy set of teeth, including:

 

  • Brush regularly and properly at least twice each day using a manual or electric toothbrush. Make sure the bristles of your toothbrush are soft to avoid trauma to the gum tissue. And remember to gently brush/Scrape your tongue, as well.
  • Flossing regularly and correctly removes plaque that builds up between teeth and prevents the development of inflamed gums, cavities, and sores.
  • Antimicrobial mouth rinses can provide additional protection from bacteria and bacterial infection. It’s important, however, to note that mouthwashes do not replace brushing and flossing but rather support overall good oral hygiene practices.

 

 

 

Ask your Oral Health Therapist to show you

 

the best way to clean your teeth and any

 

special places like crowns or implants and

 

 

which mouthwash is best for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After treating 26000+ patients we are ready to help you!

 

Book your appointment with us today!

 

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