Monday, 28 March 2016

IS USING A TOOTH PICK GOOD OR BAD FOR TEETH?







PEOPLE OPINION ABOUT TOOTH PICK:

You wouldn't think that tooth pick could be bad for your teeth.After all, it's called a tooth pick.

DENTIST OPINION ABOUT TOOTH PICK:

Frequent and forceful use of tooth pick can cause damage to your gums and teeth.

WHY TOOTH PICK ARE BAD FOR TEETH?

  • Gum injury.
  • Damaging tooth enamel.
  • Chipping of dental restoration,veneering and bonding.
  • Damaging tooth root.








CASE PRESENTATION

                         29 year old female, came to our dental clinic with chief complaint of pain in the upper right back tooth region.History of tooth pick usage, as food got impacted between teeth .On clinical examination ,inflammed reddish swollen gums in between 15 and 16 region(premolar and molar region).

                                                              PREOPERATIVE IMAGE

         Picture showing Inflammed swollen gums between 15 and 16 region, due to tooth pick usage.

Scaling , curettage, LANAP (laser assisted new attachment procedure) and suture placed.
Patient was advised not to take any hot or spicy food until healing.
Adivsed review and suture removal after 3 days

                                                                POSTOPERATIVE IMAGE




Post operative image showing complete adaptation of gums to teeth .Completely healed gums.

ADVISE ABOUT TOOTH PICK USE:
You can use tooth pick if you clean your teeth with it gently ,but it is still not recommended.
Toothpick can be used gently if no other cleaner are readily available.


IS THERE ANY OTHER METHODS TO CLEAN TEETH OTHER THAN TOOTH PICK?
There are better solutions for tooth cleaning like
  • Tooth brush
  • FLOSS



  • Interdental brush


For more details visit us at www.gumsandteeth.in
427/200B Gums and teeth laser dental clinic
Mambakkam main road
Medavakkam
Chennai 600100

Ph 9962497766