📢 Exciting Event Announcement! 🇮🇳🗣️
Thrilled to have been a part of the inspiring Yuva Samvad-India @ 2047 program, organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Chandigarh and Yuva Stambh Sanstha, under the guidance of District Youth Officer, Ms. Sanjana Vats.
The event took place at the prestigious Government Model Senior Secondary School Sector 26, Timber Market Chandigarh.
As one of the speakers, Dr. Vijita Mehta along with Mrs. Manjula Salaria, Mrs. Kamakshi Malik, and Mrs. Kiran Bala, had an engaging discussion with the students about the Panch-Pran of the Amritkal of freedom. The focus was on fostering national unity and solidarity, instilling a sense of duty among citizens, envisioning a developed India, taking immense pride in India’s rich heritage, and eradicating any remnants of slavery or colonial mindset.
The enthusiasm displayed by the students was remarkable! They actively participated, sharing their thoughts, and learning about their crucial roles as responsible citizens and their deep-rooted pride in our nation’s heritage. We were also thrilled to hear about the remarkable achievements and contributions of Nehru Yuva Kendra, as shared by the Accounts and Program Assistant, Ms. Preetika.
At the conclusion of the event, all the guests were honored, and together, they took a pledge to make the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence a resounding success. 🙌
Yuva Stambh President Upendra Kumar provided great support in making the programme successful.
The dental changes seen in many of us with bulimia are often recognizable. Frequent vomiting may cause your salivary glands to swell and therefore the tissues of your mouth and tongue to become dry, red and sore. People with bulimia may have chronic pharyngitis and little hemorrhages under the skin of the palate.
Frequent vomiting can erode your enamel , especially on the tongue side of the upper front teeth. This sharply increases the danger for decay in these areas and may make these teeth sensitive to temperature. Severe erosion can cause changes in your bite, or the way your upper and lower teeth close . Your back teeth are often reduced in size and a few teeth can even be lost eventually. Tooth erosion can take about three years to become obvious, but not all bulimics experience it.
Many people with bulimia could also be malnourished, which may cause anemia, poor healing and increase the danger of periodontitis .
Thrush (also called Candidiasis or moniliasis) is a fungal infection that occurs when the yeast Candida albicans reproduce in large numbers. It is common among denture wearers. Most often it occurs in people with weak immune systems—the very young, elderly or those debilitated
by disease, such as diabetes or leukemia. In addition, people with dry mouth syndrome are susceptible to candidiasis. Candida may also flourish after antibiotic treatment, which can decrease normal bacteria in the mouth.
Controlling candidiasis means focusing on preventing or controlling the condition that causes the outbreak.
Good oral hygiene is essential. Clean your dentures to remove Candida and remove them at bedtime. If the cause is dry mouth saliva substitutes and prescription medications may be helpful when the underlying cause of dry mouth is incurable or unavoidable.
What Are the Symptoms?
White, slightly raised areas in your mouth are common signs of thrush. They’re usually found on your tongue or inner cheeks. They can also appear on the roof of your mouth, gums, tonsils, or the back of your throat. These areas may look like cottage cheese. They can be painful and may bleed slightly when you scrape them or brush your teeth.
In very bad cases, they can spread into your esophagus and cause:
• Pain when you swallow or difficulty swallowing
• A feeling that food is stuck in your throat or in the middle of your chest
• Fever, if the infection spreads beyond the esophagus
The fungus that causes thrush can spread to other parts of the body, like the lungs, liver, and skin. This happens more often in people with cancer, HIV, or other conditions that weaken the immune system.
How Will I Know if I Have It?
Your dentist or doctor can probably tell by taking a look inside your mouth. Your doctor might also send a tiny sample of the spot to a lab just to make sure.
If the fungus that causes thrush spreads into your esophagus, you may have to have other tests,
• A throat culture (a swab of the back of your throat)
• An endoscopy of your esophagus, stomach, and small intestine
• X-rays of your esophagus
What’s the Treatment?
Thrush is easy to treat in healthy children and adults. But the symptoms may be worse and
harder to treat in people with weak immune systems.
Your doctor will probably prescribe antifungal medications that you’ll have to take for 10 to 14
days. These come in tablets, lozenges, or liquids, and are generally easy to take.
Since the infection can be a symptom of other medical problems, your doctor may also want to
run other tests to rule these out.
How Can I Prevent Thrush?
- Practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day.
- Get regular dental checkups. Especially if you have diabetes or wear dentures.
- Even if you’re healthy and don’t have dental issues, you should get your teeth cleaned by your dentist every 6
THE DENTAL ARCADE organized a free dental check up and awareness camp at S D college sector 32 chandigarh . Over 50 employees and their families were examined and provided with required dentifrices free of cost.
Apart from check-up, the staff were made aware about dental health and hygiene by the team of experts doctors.
Dr Vijita explained that most of the dental diseases can be prevented by simple practice of brushing twice daily with soft brush and regular dental check-up.
She also told that the modern eating habits are one of the biggest reasons for dental problems.
If we regularly visit our dentist and follow good eating habits we can avoid oral problems.
The camp was initiated with dental awareness talk, educating people about common dental ailments, especially stressing on tooth decay and gum diseases and measures to prevent from them.
Meaning of Talon Cusp:-
Talon cusp is a rare dental anomaly. Generally a person with this develops “cusp-like” projection
Located on the inside surface of the upper affected tooth. Talon cusp is an extra cusp on an anterior tooth. Although talon cusp may not appear serious.
Cause of talon cusp:-
The cause of talon cusp is unknown. The anomaly can occur due to genetic and environmental factors but the onset can be spontaneous. Prevention is difficult because the occurrence happens during the development of teeth.
Treatments of Talon cusp:-
Treatment is only required if the occlusion or bite of the person is compromised and causing other dental problems.
- Multiple long-term clinical problems can arise such as occlusal interferences, aesthetic disturbances, loss of pulp vitality, and irritation of tongue during mastication and speech, caries and displacement of the affected tooth.
- Most people with talon cusp will live their normal lives unless the case is severe and causes a cascade of other dental issues that lead to additional health problems.
Small talon cusps that produce no symptoms or complication for a person can remain untreated. However large talon cusps should not.
Some common treatments include:
- Fissure sealing
- Composite resin restoration
- Reduction of cusp
- Root canal (endodontic treatment)
Sometimes it can cause mild irritation to soft tissues around the teeth and the tongue, and if large enough, may pose an aesthetic problem. Talon cusps that are too large are filed down with a motorized file, and then endodontic therapy is administered.
- In order to prevent any future dental complications, when large talon cusp is present due to an early diagnosis it would be best to see a dentist regularly every six months for routine dental checkups, remain under observation, brush and floss properly and undergo regular topical applications of fluoride gel to prevent caries and to promote enamel strength.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ABFRACTION, ABRASION, EROSION AND ATTRITION
Abfraction, abrasion, erosion and attrition all involve some tooth damage, but at different locations on the tooth. While they have varying causes, they can interact and create a bigger problem. It’s possible to have abfraction, abrasion, erosion and attrition at the same time.
Abfraction is a wedge-shaped flaw on the tooth at the point it meets the gumline.
It’s caused by friction and pressure on the tooth and gums, which causes the neck of the tooth to start breaking off.
Abrasion is likely to be found on the teeth closest to your cheeks, also known as the buccal side. Unlike the V-shaped appearance of abfraction, the damage caused by abrasion is flat.
Abrasion is caused by friction from foreign objects, such as pencils, fingernails, or mouth piercings. Using a hard toothbrush, abrasive tooth products, and improper brushing technique can also lead to abrasion.
Erosion is the general wearing away of tooth enamel. Teeth may have a more rounded appearance, with hint of transparency or discoloration. As erosion progresses, you can start to see dents and chips in the teeth.
Unlike abfraction and abrasion, erosion is more of a chemical process, happening on the surface and subsurface of the teeth. It’s caused by high acid levels in the saliva. This may be due to acidic foods or drinks, dry mouth, or health conditions that cause frequent vomiting.
Dental attrition is a type of tooth wear caused by tooth-to-tooth contact, resulting in loss of tooth tissue, usually starting at the incisal or occlusal surfaces. Tooth wear is a physiological process and is commonly seen as a normal part of aging.
Abfraction lesions on teeth are small notches caused by stress (forces) on your teeth. Biting, chewing, clenching and grinding put pressure on your teeth. Over time, this pressure can cause cracks and splits in the outer layer of your teeth near the gum line. Such lesions are fairly common in adults. Older adults are especially likely to have them. They occur more often in the back teeth, called premolars and molars. But they can occur in the front teeth as well and appear as V-shaped or wedge-shaped notches. Abfraction lesions don’t usually hurt but if the deeper layers of the tooth are involved, sensitivity might occur. These lesions do not heal over time. Some may worsen, and if left untreated, can cause the tooth to fracture. In order to prevent this, your dentist might recommend fillings of these lesions. This will not only strengthen the tooth, but also decrease the sensitivity if present.
What are the symptoms of abfraction?
You might first become aware of abfraction when you get food stuck in the wedge or when you flash a big smile. You might even be able to feel it with your tongue.
Abfraction is usually painless, but tooth sensitivity can become a problem, especially where heat and cold are concerned.
You may never develop other signs or symptoms, but if the damage continues, it could lead to:
- worn and shiny facets on the tooth, known as translucency
- chipping of the tooth surface
- loss of enamel or exposed dentin
What causes abfraction?
Abfraction is caused by long-term stress on the teeth. This can happen in a variety of ways, such as:
- bruxing, also known as teeth grinding
- misalignment of the teeth, also called malocculusion
- mineral loss due to acidic or abrasive factors
How is abfraction treated?
The diagnosis can usually be made on clinical examination. Tell your dentist about any health conditions or habits that can affect the teeth. Some examples of this are:
- habitually clenching or grinding your teeth
- eating disorders
- a highly acidic diet
- wrong brushing techniques
- medications that cause dry mouth
Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the severity of your symptoms and whether you have co-existing dental problems. You might also want to consider how it affects your smile and ability to keep your teeth clean.
The damage can’t be reversed, but you can ease tooth sensitivity, improve appearance, and help prevent future damage. Some treatment options are:
Have you lost a tooth?
- Does it make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile?
- Does it feel awkward when chewing and eating?
- Do you wish you had better, more natural chewing function and the ability to enjoy all foods?
So, DENTAL IMPLANTS is the answer to all your problems.
Dental implants can change all of that.Dental implants perform and look just like natural teeth; no one will ever know you are having permanent dental implants. It increases comfort, function and confidence while speaking, eating and smiling.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.
Procedures involved in placing dental implant
- Placement of the implant.
- Abutment Placement.
- Placement of final crown which will replace the
- Missing tooth crown.
Implant supported denture have many advantages over regular dentures, such as added stability and ability to chew foods. Implant-supported dentures also make it easier to talk. And just as importantly, you won’t worry about your denture falling out of your mouth when you chew your food.
Oral Care Tips For Implants
Most dental implants are successful, and there are a few steps you can take to help ensure success and make your implant last :
- Practice good oral hygiene – brush twice a day and floss once daily. Using interdental brushes, brushes that slide between teeth, can help clean the hard to reach areas around your implant.
- Quit smoking – smoking can weaken the bone structure and can contribute to implant failure.
- Visit your dentist – cleanings and exams every six months can help ensure your implant is in good condition, and that it stays that way.
- Avoid chewing on hard foods – don’t chew on hard items such as ice and hard candy because they can break the crown and your natural teeth.
A community welfare dental checkup-cum-awareness camp was organised in sector 17 BUS STAND. The camp was attended by more than 150 people including local vendors, Auto-Rickshaw pullers, Shopkeepers and Taxi Drivers.
Dr.Vijita Mehta and their team of Doctors Dr. Neeraj Goyal and Dr. Shivali Rai spread the awareness regarding oral hygiene and educated them about various oral health issues related to smoking and Tobacco chewing.
The event was also graced by the DSP Ram Gopal, SHO Maninder Singh and the team of police officers.