Composite restoration in left lower back teeth
Patient came for general check-up. After clinical investigation and diagnosis composite restoration was advised for cervical abrasions. Full treatment was done under microscope.
Ques- Choosing a right toothpaste-a dilemma?
Ans– You have to know your teeth in order to pick toothpaste that is right for you.
After all, nobody knows your teeth better than a dentist!
Most importantly, the type of paste you use won’t make much of a difference if brushing technique is not followed.
Ques-Does the color coding on toothpaste signifies the composition?
Ans-No, they’re EYE MARKS/COLOR MARKS which are artefacts in the manufacturing process which help in identifying where product packaging is to be cut or folded.
Ques- What are the best natural alternatives for toothpaste and brush?
Ans– Neem twig(datun), Acacia (kikar/babool) are the best traditional well known natural cleaning aid for teeth from centuries in our culture. Even clinical researches have proven the same.
Ques- Do Whitening toothpastes bleach teeth?
Ans- Whitening toothpastes alone can’t make whiter teeth. They can help in maintaining the white smile achieved after in-office bleaching or take away home-bleaching kit.
Ques- Which brand of Toothpaste is best?
Ans– All the toothpaste brands are similar. You are safe to brush with quality IDA-approved standard toothpaste to maintain your teeth.
Ques-Why do we need toothpaste to brush our teeth?
Ans-Toothpaste is a medium which helps to clean our teeth by foaming action and aids in getting rid of bacteria, lodged food particles, debris and stains between the teeth.
Ques- How much toothpaste should be used every day?
Ans-For proper and efficient cleaning of teeth, only a pea sized amount is sufficient.
Ques- Can we use mouthwash instead of a toothpaste?
Ans– No, not at all. Mouthwash can just freshen your breath and has an antibacterial action for a little time but can’t remove the food particles and debris.
Ques-Can we use medicated toothpastes for long term?
Ans-No, medicated toothpastes should be used only after consulting your dentist for specific problem. These should be used till the time they are prescribed for. Otherwise, they can have adverse effects too.
Myth #4: Diet coke is better option than the regular coke:
You probably didn’t know that both of them are harmful to your teeth whether it is s diet soda or regular soda. Whenever we consume carbohydrates in any form, the bacteria stimulate the release of acidic content in our oral cavity, which further progresses to develop the cavities. So, if you’re thinking that diet soda will not cause cavities or other problems, and then you’ve been misleaded by anyone.
Myth #5: Visit the dentist only when there is a teeth problem:
Fact : Consulting with your dentist even if you’re feeling deep pain in your tooth once in a while, then it is absolutely wrong . Though, the pain is not constant, but this could be an early alarm for you that some abnormality is developing in your tooth.
Regular checkups every three months, to your dentist for the dental examination, if your dental problem is detected in the acute phase, it’ll be more easily treated.
Myth #1: Sugar is only responsible for causing the cavities :
Fact : Do you know how cavities occur in your mouth? Well, when you consume the carbohydrates including sugar, vegetables, fruits and bread, the bacteria of mouth start producing the acids in the mouth, which leads to the cavities. If you’re consuming mostly, carbohydrates in your diet, then you’re highly susceptible to develop the cavities. Include proteins in your diet too for reducing the chances of tooth decay and try to stay away from the acidic products.
Myth #2: Only children get the cavities :
Fact : Nope, getting effected from the cavities is not limited to the children; yet, you can also get the tooth decay if you’re not maintaining the oral hygiene.
Certain medications cause dry mouth as the side effect. Consequently, the dry mouth has the lowest amount of saliva due to which the bacteria and acids are not neutralized and causes the tooth decay.
Myth # 3: Don’t opt for the scaling option; they’re not good for your teeth:
Fact : Scaling can help you to wash out the tartar and keeps our oral hygiene maintained. It also prevents the problem of bad breath and bleeding gums. In this way, scaling is advantageous for teeth and gums. You should visit the professional dentists for proficient cleaning of your teeth.
To Be Continued………
|Basis||Dental Implants||Dentures||Dental Bridges|
|Performance||Look and like natural teeth||Function similar to natural teeth||Look and like natural teeth|
|Comfort||Secure confident smile||Poorly fitting denture can irritate gum tissue||Sensitivity in supporting teeth|
|Durability||Create normal bite force||Reduce bite force||Vulnerable to bite force|
|Bone loss||Maintain jaw bone||Causes loss of jaw bone||Doesn’t prevent bone loss|
|Impact on natural teeth||Doesn’t impact on natural teeth||Partial denture can wear and increase cavities||Require modification of natural teeth|
|Longevity||Provide long term stability||Less than a year Doesn’t stable more than 8 years||Can last 10-20 years|
|Appearance||Eat your favourite food||Limited food choice||Eat only limited food|
|Cost||More expensive||Less expensive||More expensive|
|Time||Take one month or one year depend on the mouth condition||Less than one month||Less than one month|
|Hygiene||Brush, floss and see dentist like natural teeth||Must be removed to clean and should not be worn while sleeping||Cleaning under the bridges|