Monday, 29 July 2019

                          LASERS  IN  DENTISTRY

Laser is an innovative tool in the modern dentistry. Use of the laser proved to be an effective tool in increased efficiency, specificity, ease, cost and comfort of the dental treatment. It is a treatment highly specific in area of focus without damaging the surrounding soft tissues.

Here are some of the pre-operative and healing on third day pictures of laser treated clinical cases of our clinic.

                                                           




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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

         COMMON MYTHS AND FACTS IN DENTISTRY

There is a lot of confusion and misconceptions when it comes to taking care of your teeth. It is important to take care of your teeth because simple things can keep your teeth healthy while wrong things can cause irreversible damage to your teeth.

1.MYTH:

"YOU DON'T NEED TO VISIT YOUR DENTIST UNTIL IT HURTS YOUR TEETH"

  FACT:                                                                                             

Diagnosing a dental problem and treating it at an earlier stage is much easier and cost effective. You do not feel the pain in some cases which cause infection and is in need of treatment. If you wait for the symptom to occur then there will be less chance of saving your tooth. So it is important to have a dental check up once in six months.


2.MYTH:

"FLOSSING CREATES SPACE BETWEEN MY TEETH"

 FACT:

Flossing does not cause space between the teeth. It helps you remove the food deposits present in between your teeth and gums which are inaccessible for toothbrush. It helps you to keep your gums healthier.                                                  

3.MYTH:

"GUM DISEASE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY SYSTEMIC HEALTH , IT'S JUST A PROBLEM OF THE ORAL CAVITY."       

FACT:

There is a lot of connection between mouth and other parts of the body. Bacteria present in the mouth enters the bloodstream and causes serious health problems. Bacteria present in the plaque(hard deposits on teeth) tend to block arteries.In diabetes patients gum disease make it difficult for the body to use the insulin medication. Poor oral health could put you at a risk of stroke, heart disease,diabetes and other serious health problems                                                       

4.MYTH:

"USING A HARD TOOTHBRUSH CAN CLEAN MY TEETH BETTER"

FACT:

Using a hard toothbrush or brushing too hard tend to wear off the enamel(outer layer of the tooth) and cause sensitivity. Hard brushing also traumatizes the gums which results in receding gums.A medium bristled brush when used properly will clean the teeth with less risk of enamel loss.

5.MYTH:

"IT IS NOT SAFE TO VISIT A DENTIST DURING PREGNANCY"

FACT:

Fluctuations in hormone levels during pregnancy cause gum disease which has high risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. So it is important to have dental checkup during pregnancy. Emergency treatments can be performed  immediately. Elective procedures can be done in second trimester(13-27 weeks).

TO BE CONTINUED IN NEXT BLOG..................

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Post operative instructions following Extractions

POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING EXTRACTIONS.......

  

INSTRUCTIONS

  • For an hour after surgery, you should place pressure on the gauze pad covering the extraction site for 45 minutes.

  • After surgery, place a cold compress on your face near the extraction site for 20 minutes. Remove for 10 minutes. Repeat.

  • Do not rinse your mouth.

  • Do not spit.
  • Plan to eat soft foods, such as Idli,curd rice, fruit juice, and yogurt, for 2-3 days.
  • Do not use a straw. To drink a juices in Sipping only.
  • Do not drink carbonated beverages.
  • Do not eat or drink hot and spicy foods and beverages after surgery. 

  • Do not brush your teeth on the day of the surgery. Then resume normal home care, gently brushing and flossing.

    

  • Some bruising, swelling, and pain are normal – particularly if you have had a wisdom tooth extraction. Take your prescribed medication and use a cold compress on your face.
  • Do not bite your lips, cheeks, or scrape your gums. Children should be watched carefully to make sure they don’t do this. It will damage soft tissues and result in pain.
  • To avoid Smoking and Alcohol 
     

 If you follow these instructions; the wound will be healing early and fast.....

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         LASER TREATMENTS DURING PREGNANCY



Laser is safe for all patients to undergo dental procedures,even during pregnancy. It is more important to keep your oral health in check during pregnancy because of the higher risk of developing decay and gum disease.

What happens to your teeth during pregnancy??

Due to hormonal imbalances most of pregnant women suffer from gum disease.     In mildest form it is characterized by swollen and bleeding gums.If untreated it may damage the supporting structures of the tooth which is the periodontal disease. This may lead to receding gums,tooth loss,jaw bone weakness and many other irreversible changes.

The bacteria that develops during periodontal disease may have harmful effects on developing fetus.It easily gets into the bloodstream and fluids related to labor progression resulting in preterm birth. 

ROLE OF LASER :

In laser therapy,the inflamed gum tissue around the tooth is removed. We can clean under the edge of the gum line to remove excess bacteria and plaque. Our gentle laser cleaning can also reach the roots to remove bacteria and damaged tissues that cause periodontal disease. It also prevents bacteria from travelling to other parts of the body. The area between the gum and teeth regenerate during the healing process. Pregnancy tumor is also commonly seen. In case of discomfort it can be easily removed with laser. Laser helps the best to maintain your oral health during pregnancy.

A 27 year old female patient reported to our clinic with a complaint of bleeding gums and gum swelling in lower front tooth region. We had done LASER for her and the images are shown below

                                           PRE-OP                                 

                                          POST-OP

                        

                             HEALING ON THIRD DAY



 WHY LASER??

➤Laser treatment are completely safe during pregnancy. We don't use any tools       that would harm you or your baby.

➤It helps you and your baby to stay in better health.

➤More precise and accurate        

➤No incision

➤Minimal pain

➤No need for suture and surgical packing

➤Minimized bleeding and more  haemostasis

➤Preserve the adjacent soft tissues

➤Improved visualization for the operator

➤Reduce anxiety in patients uncomfortable with dental airotor sound

➤Reduced post operative swelling and pain

➤Quick recovery and post operative healing

➤Maximum oral health in a minimally invasive fashion

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                 Medavakkam,chennai-100
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Friday, 12 July 2019

      BEST AND WORST CANDIES FOR YOUR TEETH........


 GOOD CANDIES

1. Sugar-free(medicated) lollipops and hard candies:

              These treats stimulate saliva, which prevents dry mouth. A dry mouth allows plaque

to build up on teeth faster, leading to an increased risk of cavities.

2. Sugar-free gum:

                  Chewing gum can actually prevent cavities, not only because it helps to dislodge food particles from the teeth, but also because it increase saliva. 
                    Saliva works to neutralize the acids of the mouth and prevent tooth decay.

3. Dark chocolate: 

                    Chocolates are loaded with sugar, but studies have shown that the antioxidants in dark chocolate can be good for heart and may even lower blood pressure. Just be sure to eat it in moderation.

4. Candy bars with nuts:

                   Candy bars with a lot of nuts can break up the stickiness, and it's the stickiness of a candy that increases chance of cavity, so having nuts (and the protein/fiber that nuts provide) can break up the "badness" of the sticky parts of the candy. Nuts can also break up some of the biofilm of the teeth.



  BAD CANDIES

1. Sugary snacks: 

                Candy corn, cookies, and cake all contain a high amount of sugar, which can cause tooth decay.

2. Chewy/sticky sweets: 

                 Gummy candies, taffy, and even dried fruit can be difficult for children and adults to resist, but they are a serious of tooth decay, particularly when they get stuck in the crevices between teeth and make it nearly impossible for saliva to wash away.


3. Sour candies:  

                High acid levels in these treats can break down tooth enamel quickly.
              ♥ Saliva slowly helps to restore the natural balance of the acid in the mouth. 

               Recommended to the patients wait 30 minutes to brush their teeth after consuming acidic foods or drinks, otherwise they will be brushing acid onto more tooth surfaces, increasing the erosive action.

Dental erosion

 Sugar is not actually the real offender: bacteria is the real villain. Bacteria in your mouth from sugars, food particles, and carbohydrates produces acids that eat away at the tooth enamel. A diet high in sugar and carbohydrates and without proper "brushing and flossing" can result in a higher rate of cavities.....


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                 Medavakkam,chennai-100
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Monday, 8 July 2019

BRUSHING YOUR CHILD'S TEETH

            BRUSHING YOUR CHILD'S TEETH !!!!!!!

              Did you know that your baby is born with 20 primary tooth buds, many of which are already fully developed in their  jaw?

               
 This means proper dental care should start as early as possible well before your baby's first tooth appears. 

CHOOSING A TOOTH BRUSH AND TOOTH PASTE


      ๐Ÿ‘‰ It is importance to choose a proper sized tooth brush that will fit in your child's mouth.
      ๐Ÿ‘‰ The brush itself should be soft so it doesn't damage the teeth or gums.
      ๐Ÿ‘‰ Tooth paste should contain fluoride.


ORAL CARE

  1. BIRTH TO 18th MONTHS: 
      Starting from birth, run a damp washcloth over your baby's gums to clear harmful bacteria from your baby's mouth.

                 ➤ When teeth begins to show around 9 months. you can start yours child's teeth an infants tooth brush.

infants tooth brush

A small amount of toothpaste and water is all that is need.





    2.18th MONTH TO 6 YEARS:

           Starting around 18th months, sit your child facing away from you on your lap and tilt their head back so you can see all of their teeth .

          Place a small amount of toothpaste(with fluoride) on a soft tooth brush.



    3. AGE 6 THROUGH CHILDHOOD:

                At around age 6, your child is old enough to brush their own teeth.
              It is important to monitor the brushing to make sure it is being done properly and for several minutes.

THE BRUSHING PROCESS

            ๐Ÿ‘ถAngle the brush bristles towards the gums and move gently in circles to clean both the inner and outer sides of the teeth and the gums.
            ๐Ÿ‘ถ Switch strokes to brush back and forth on the chewing surface of the teeth.
            ๐Ÿ‘ถ Throughout the brushing process, make sure your child spits out the toothpaste.   


  

EARLY SIGNS OF PROBLEMS

        ๐Ÿ‘ถBabies and children can develop tooth decay if proper dental habits aren't started early.
       ๐Ÿ‘ถ Putting a baby or child to bed with a bottle can harm their teeth because the sugars in the juice or milk remain on the teeth and gums and can eat away at the enamel.


       ๐Ÿ‘ถ Pitted or discolored teeth can result,along with cavities.
       ๐Ÿ‘ถ Another sign of poor oral care is red and swollen gums or plaque, seen as a furry white film over the teeth.

swollen gums


To Know more about "Child Dental Care"   contact us @

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Thursday, 4 July 2019

                     PREGNANCY DENTAL CARE 

"BEING A MOTHER IS LEARNING ABOUT STRENGTHS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU                         HAD & DEALING WITH FEARS YOU DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED"

It is important to take good care of your teeth and gums while pregnant . Fluctuations in hormone levels during pregnancy causes gum disease which has been linked to preterm birth(born early) and low birth weight.





COMMON DENTAL PROBLEMS DURING PREGNANCY

PREGNANCY GINGIVITIS : It is most common problem in pregnant women. you can notice changes in the color and texture of the gums. Gums become swollen, red,puffy and inflamed due to changes in hormone level(progesterone).Most of the times you may notice bleeding gums while brushing and flossing.Bad breath is also found.It can be rectified by professional  cleaning and proper maintenance of your teeth.

  • PREGNANCY TUMOR : As the name insist it is not a cancer. It is an inflammatory reaction which appears as red lumps that glistens. It is due to the local irritation (food particles,plaque) ,traumatic injury or hormonal changes. Most commonly seen during second trimester of pregnancy(13-27 weeks). Generally it disappears after child birth.However it can be removed in case of discomfort.

  • MORNING SICKNESS AND DENTAL EROSION: Morning sickness is most common in pregnant women. The gastric acid comes during vomiting  are strong enough to cause dental erosion.So it is very important to rinse your mouth with water or fluoride mouthwashes after vomiting. 

  • FOOD CRAVINGS: Pregnant women generally have more desire towards sugary foods. This has a high chance for dental caries formation.So it is better to take food with low sugar content. Try to have a healthy and balanced diet.The more frequent you snack the greater the chance of developing tooth decay.

THINGS TO FOLLOW DURING PREGNANCY

  • Visit your dentist regularly. Don't skip your dental check up simply because you are pregnant.
  • It is very important to inform your dentist that you are pregnant.
  • Tell your dentist the names and dosages of all the drugs you are taking.
  • Have preventive exams and cleaning during pregnancy.
  • Brush your teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss your teeth daily.
  • Have plenty of healthy foods (fruits,vegetables,whole grains)
  • Dairy products,cheese,yogurt are good for developing baby's teeth and bones.
  • Drink plenty of water especially between meals and snacks.

IS LASER ADVISABLE IN PREGNANCY????   To be continued in next blog.........


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GUMS AND TEETH LASER AND DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER  @
                
                 427/200B, Mambakkam main road
                 Medavakkam,chennai-100
                 Phone-9962497766
                 mail id-care@gumsandteeth.in

                 Also check us out at www.gumsandteeth.in