Crossbites: Know the effective ways to fix them

The prevalence of crossbites among humans is very unfortunate as it can lead to severe dental complexities. A crossbite is caused due to misalignment in the teeth, leading to the teeth coming together, but either inside or totally outside of its proper positions. It is also often referred to as a ‘bad bite‘ as the two rows of teeth don’t meet properly. In the case of a normal bite, the upper teeth generally sit a little towards the outside of the lower teeth at the front, sides and the back of the mouth. Usually, the most common crossbite occurs when the top back teeth are inside the lowers on just one side. Hence, when the bite isn’t right, proper dental care must be taken to fix the teeth at the earliest.

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The possible effects of Crossbite

The several problems that may arise from a crossbite includes:

  • misaligned bites may result in various types of dental problems, health & emotional issues, dental anxiety, etc.

  • Tooth decay and gum disease might become a definitive, if not treated properly.

  • stress on the jaws can lead to the prevalence of chronic jaw problems & headaches.

  • One may associate pain in the neck, shoulder and back area of the body as well as a result of crossbite prevalence.

The Treatment

A visit to the dentist is a must when suffering from crossbites. Ideally, one should preferably look to get treated while still a teenager, but the option is also open for adults just in case they get affected at a later age. Generally, in the most commonly occurring crossbite, the upper tooth can be widened. Here we will talk about two types of dental braces that can be used for treating Crosssbites.

  • Quad Helix Expander

  • Rapid Maxillary Expander

Quad Helix Expander

This is one type of a fixed brace that is designed in a ‘W’ shaped form and consists of four loops. This helps in widening the upper tooth arch. On the proper fitting of the expander, it compresses so that it can gradually expand and push the back teeth outwards. In the initial period, it might cause mild to low discomfort. The expander needs to be in place for a total time period of six months ideally. Three months to correct a crossbite and another three months to hold the correction. Once the quad helix expander is removed, there might be chances of the crossbite reverting back to its original position. To prevent this, the crossbite will have to be retained for a year after the expander is removed. A retainer (removable brace) will be fitted for the purpose of retaining the crossbite for a year. The success of the entire procedure will depend on how accurately the retainer is used after the removal of the expander.

Rapid Maxillary Expander

The rapid maxillary expander is another kind of a brace that is attached to the upper teeth. The difference in this expander is that it consists of a screw in the middle of the palate. For two weeks straight, the screw is turned twice per day. This helps in the expansion of the upper jaw in rapid time. One might experience some discomfort for the initial few days. The pain can be controlled obviously with the help of any prescribed pain relief pill or even a paracetamol. No kind of damage should be associated with the fixed brace expander as it only needs to be in place for a minimum of three months. Once the expander is removed, it is replaced with a removable retainer. However, it has to be kept in mind that in order to avoid permanent decay around the fixings, a lot of consistency has to go in with cleaning the teeth properly. Too much of fizzy drinks should be avoided and a lot of emphasis should be given on brushing. It is almost needless to mention the importance of using fluoride mouthwash. In order to ensure that the improvement is permanent, the removable retainer has to be put to correct use for a year after the expander has been removed.

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Dental Care Tips: Choosing the Right Toothpaste for the Right Purpose

We all recognize the contribution that toothpastes have made in maintaining dental hygiene in our lives. But do we recognize whether we are using the right toothpaste that is apt for our teeth? Choosing a toothpaste might appear to be a ‘No Brainer‘ most times, but it does require a certain degree of knowledge. You must know what kind of teeth or teeth problems you are dealing with and based on that, the selection for the most apt toothpaste must be made. Here is what you must know.

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For Whitening Purpose

As the name suggests, toothpastes for whitening purpose mainly helps in getting rid of the yellow and brown stains that plague our teeth. This toothpaste mainly contains polishing agents and mild to moderate abrasives that prevents the consistent accumulation of dental plaque which causes the teeth to lose its’ colour. It has to be kept in mind that if there is no marked improvement even after repeated use of whitening toothpaste over a period of time, then one must visit the dentist to figure out what the problem actually is.

For Tartar Removal

Effective dental care should be taken in order to prevent tartar from accumulating on the teeth. Tartar can be referred to as a hard calcified deposition that occurs on the teeth and eventually lead to its’decay. It’s a solidified form of plaque buildup that accumulates over a period of time. There are toothpastes that are designated towards the removal of tartar. Toothpastes that are designated for the removal of Tartar contain certain entities such as Pyrophosphates, Zinc Citrates, etc that prevents the solidified plaque from depositing. Now it goes without saying that you must not use a tartar removal toothpaste for the purpose of teeth whitening and vice versa.

Prevent Sensitivity

Whether you are a proud owner of straight teeth or not, you would definitely not want them to be associated with sensitivity. Sensitivity leads to consistent tooth pain and considerable pain in the gums as well. Before coming down to a conclusion, you might want to pay a visit to the dentist. He might prescribe a toothpaste with desensitising agents that might help you in reducing the sensitivity. A toothpaste that is designated for preventing tooth sensitivity ideally contain the ingredients like Potassium Nitrate, Sodium Fluoride, Sorbitol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Titanium Dioxide, etc.

Anti-Cavity

You are all definitely aware of what tooth cavities are. Whether you are sipping through your favourite sugar drink or resorting to frequent snacking, there is a good chance for the formation of cavities if you do not end up washing your mouth properly. Another reason of cavity formation is the prevalence of bacteria as well. Cavities are basically encouraged by the bacterial plaque when in contact with sugar. A chemical reaction results in the formation of an acid that is detrimental for the teeth. Now in this case, any random toothpaste will not be of any use. Anti-cavity toothpastes with mineral fluoride content will help prevent consistent decaying of teeth due to cavities. Mineral Fluoride aids the teeth by creating a cover or coating on it. This does not allow the bacteria inflicted plaque to form its’ plaque on the teeth. Cavities constantly worsen the quality of your teeth. Anti-Cavity Toothpaste should be used in order to prevent this detrimental scenario.

Thus, choosing the correct toothpaste is very important to ensure that your teeth are subjected to proper dental hygiene and care.

Symptoms confirming that you suffer from Occlusal Disease

The way our teeth meet when our jaws bite together is known as Dental Occlusion. The destructive outcome that is produced from a bite when the teeth are not aligned can be referred to as Occlusal Disease. The muscles and jaw joints can withstand the teeth force when they are properly aligned. But when they are not, the straight teeth imbalance can lead to problems both in the muscles and the jaw joints along with the teeth.

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People suffering from occlusal disease often leave it unattended. Aligned teeth are not only a big part of our facial aesthetics, they can also relieve us from a lot of discomfort. But before treatment, one should realise that he is suffering from the disease in the first place. Here are the symptoms.

Discomfort in the TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint)

The joint that connects our lower jaw with the skull is known as Temporo-Mandibular Joint. It is this joint that allows us to open and close our mouths and chew the food we eat. When the teeth do not meet properly due to improper alignment, considerable discomfort and grinding pain can be associated with the jaw joints. This does not make the opening/closing of the mouth and chewing of food any easier. Thus, discomfort in the TMJ is one primary symptom.

CDH (Cervical Dentin Hypersensitivity)

CDH is a kind of sharp dental pain that arises from exposed dentin surfaces in response to an external stimuli and not connected to any other dental disease. Sensitivity in the teeth is a common phenomenon. But we often get perplexed when sensitivity occurs due to daily activities like sipping coffee or a cold drink, when there is no reason to be. Many of you might be unaware that occlusal disease is one of the major reasons for the occurrence of CDH.

Tooth Hypermobility

Sometimes during a dental examination, it might come to the forefront that the second molars radiographically suggest that they have ample amount of support from the bones, but at the same time have a highly considerable amount of mobility. You can be certain that this is a clear symptom of Occlusal Disease. This can lead to the overloading of some teeth, which might have to be extracted in order to restore the occlusion balance.

Teeth Irregularities

One of the more popular symptoms to fathom this disease is by monitoring our teeth. It might appear that your teeth is flattening out and breaking with the prevalence of fillings and crowns. The teeth may also appear to be loose and one might experience sensitivity at just the mere change of temperature or might undergo toothache without quite being able to understand the reason for it. At this stage, straight teeth might seem far-fethched. These are indications that you might be suffering from imperfect occlusion.

Gums, Muscle and Headache Problems

You might doubt that you are suffering from Occlusal Disease when you find that your receding gums are growing worse. Imperfect occlusion means that the jaw is not in the right place and therefore, the muscles have to work that bit more and tend to wear out. This leads to consistent headaches contributing to the overall discomfort that is experienced. This can also lead to muscle spasms and pain near the eye and the neck region, and at times can extend to the back muscles as well.

Thus, apart from facial aesthetics, occusal disease can have a much larger bearing on your health. It’s important that it is addressed at its’ infancy in order to avoid fatal consequences in the future.

Teeth Sensitivity: Facts one must know

Most of us have had to deal with the aspect of sensitive teeth sometime or the other in our lives. It is a very common phenomenon prevalent among people all across the Globe. Although the magnitude of pain varies in accordance with the cause, one should ensure that sensitive teeth are not neglected and cured at the stages of inception.

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Causes

The primary reasons that may lead to sensitivity involve the following.

  • Incorrect style of brushing can lead to tooth sensitivity as the enamel wears down as a result of rigorous brushing or even due to the use of a hard brush.

  • A Dental implant can lead to sensitivity as a result of excessive pressure exerted on the particular tooth along with the neighbouring ones due to the implant or surgery.

  • The recession of gums occurs when the dentin gets exposed causing sensitivity. This too is a common phenomenon among people.

  • Wearing down of enamel can also happen if a person does not brush regularly. Acid from food accumulates which leads to enamel reduction causing sensitivity.

  • The proliferation of bacteria in the teeth can happen as a result of deposition of food over a period of time. Deposition near the gum margins can lead to the swelling up of gum tissue, a state known as ‘Gingivitis‘.

  • Various dental procedures like a dental implant, replacement of crown, root planning, etc can lead to sensitive teeth as well. It takes a few weeks for normalcy to be restored in the teeth.

  • Using toothpaste that may contain unfavourable chemicals which might cause potential damage to the teeth.

Symptoms

You know there is sensitivity in the teeth when you experience:

  • Hypersensitivity as a result of irritation of the nerves in the teeth

  • Discomfort or pain experienced when subjected to food which is hot or cold in temperature.

  • Difficulty during brushing or flossing as a result of discomfort in the teeth.

  • Discomfort or pain immediately after dental fixing procedures like a dental implant, crown replacement, etc.

  • Considerable difficulty while eating or chewing easily edible food.

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Treatments

Depending on the cause leading to sensitivity, various kind of treatment can be recommended in order to get rid of sensitive teeth

  • Desensitising toothpaste may be recommended by the doctor in order to get rid of sensitivity. Desensitised toothpaste contains a set of favourable compounds that stops the sensation effect from reaching the nerve from the surface of the tooth.

  • Gum tissue erosion can leave roots of the teeth exposed that may lead to sensitivity. In such a case, gum grafting in the form of a surgery may be recommended. Gum grafting refers to the lending of tissue from a particular spot in the gum and placing it at the spot required. This protects the root of the teeth and prevents sensitivity.

  • It is advisable to consume food on a regular basis that has a low level of acids present in it. This will keep the enamel from rapid erosion and also considerably limit the chances of formation of plaque, thus helping in preventing sensitivity.

  • It is advisable that one learns the art of brushing. A soft-bristled brush is recommended and one should not be rigorous and forceful while brushing as it leads to the erosion of the enamel. A mouth guard should be used before grinding of teeth as grinding increases the chances of tooth fracture. Flossing should also be done with care.

  • If nothing works out, then a root canal might be advisable as it is one of the most successful techniques existing in the elimination of teeth sensitivity. In the case of a root canal, the dental pulp is treated in order to minimise sensitivity.

A Comprehensive Oral Health Care Guideline

Why your Teeth is so important?

Your teeth vary in shape and size, and so their jobs vary depending on their position within your mouth. You use some teeth to tear your foods, and some others to chew and digest your food. Besides these primary functions, teeth ensure the shape of your face and bring you a beautiful smile.

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But what can go wrong with your teeth?

Teeth needs little but regular attention. If you leave it unattended, you may have the tooth decay, that can lead you to fillings, crowns or inlays. It is better to treat tooth decay early, otherwise, the nerve of the tooth will become infected and die, and that may cause an abscess. Consequently, you may need root canal treatment.

Do you know gum disease is the largest cause of tooth loss in adults? But now you can treat Gum disease preventing the causes and keep it under control with a routine checkup, to prevent any further problems. However, if you lost your tooth, you must fill the gaps using bridges, dentures, and dental implants.

How can you keep your teeth and gums healthy?

You can easily keep your mouth clean and healthy with some easy cleaning hygiene. Follow a simple routine of brushing, flossing, and clean between the teeth and ensure good eating habits. A regular dental checkup prevents most of the dental problems.

Most of the people brush regularly, but do not care for cleaning in between, some even skip dental check ups. A few changes in your daily routine can ensure you a promising oral health.

Have you heard of plaque?

Plaque is a thin but sticky film of bacteria that forms constantly on the surface of your teeth. It reacts with food turning sugar into acid, which finds a place on your tooth enamel, attack it causing poor oral health. When this happens and continues for more than a couple of times, the enamel breaks down giving rise to cavity formation.

A regular brushing helps to remove plaque by clearing off the food debris that is left behind, which, if not cleared causes tooth decay and gum disease.

But what is Gum Disease? How do you know if you have gum disease?

Gum disease is a very common condition, where you can see your gum getting red and swollen that bleed when brushed and flossed. If you notice this, contact your dentist immediately.

Common Teeth Care Tips:

1. Brush twice daily to ensure good oral health. The best time to brush your teeth is after regular meals. Choose brush having small head and soft bristle that works gently on your teeth.

2. Regular Flossing in a slow, gentle sawing motion helps to remove left out food particles and prevent plaque formation.

3. Limit carbonated water and acidic drinks. These acidic drinks soften tissues, dissolve minerals in tooth enamel, causing holes in your teeth.

4. Limit Sugary food. If you fail to resist, brush immediately after having sugary food.

5. Avoid using your tooth for any other purpose rather chewing your food. You may notice many people use their teeth to crack nuts, open bottle caps or rip off packaging using their teeth. Try to avoid such practice as it may break your teeth.

6. See a dentist after every six months to know the current oral condition of your teeth.

Dental Care Tips For Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

New parents tend to make mistakes when it comes to teeth cleaning and gum care of their newborn. Most of the parents experience a tough time judging how much dental care their child needs. Every parent wants to take the best care to prevent cavity formation but ends up with taking a wrong decision, mostly, because they are not aware of the correct path. So, here are some guidelines to enlighten you on Children Dental Care

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Oral Care Tips For Babies

Ideally, the child’s mouth needs regular cleaning even before the first tooth peeps in. Rather using any kind of soft baby brush at this stage, you can wipe the gums off after each time you feed your baby with a warm, wet washcloth or a dampened piece of gauze wrapped around your index finger. This cleans the gums and rubs off any excess food.

Oral Care Tips For Toddlers

Generally, babies between 4 and 7 months old sprout their first tooth. You can expect to see the first white cap at the bottom middle teeth. Normally these comes in pairs. Once, the teeth start coming in, take the best care right away. Many parents don’t give much importance to baby teeth because they think these are eventually getting replaced by permanent ones. But, decaying of baby teeth also leads to gingivitis affecting the spacing of permanent teeth. So, TAKE CARE!

Once your baby starts getting his teeth, brush them with an infant toothbrush. To clean the primary teeth, use water and a tiny bit of fluoride toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice). Maintain the same amount to minimize the risk of toothpaste swallowing by your baby.

Children around 2 -3 years normally get the set of 20 primary teeth and manage to learn to spite too. Even if your baby is a late bloomer, you have to wait till he’s 3 years of age. Kids having the full set of teeth should use just a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. However, it is better to supervise kids younger than 6 while brushing, as they tend to swallow toothpaste.

Oral Care Tips For Preschoolers

At 6, your child may want to brush on their own. You can give him a turn, as he needs to learn too, but you should cover that up by second time brushing to ensure the cleaning. Most children won’t be able to brush their teeth well on their own till they are about 8 years.

As your child starts getting permanent teeth, a regular cleaning and flossing, along with regular dental check-up are highly recommended.

Toothbrush companies come up with various range of toothbrush designed especially for children. These include brushes with softer bristles that can never hurt your child’s teeth and gums. You can also pick children’s flossers with handles to teach your child how to floss his own teeth.

During this age, old teeth will begin to come loose. Let your child wiggle the tooth until it falls out on its own. This will minimize the pain and bleeding associated with a lost tooth.

Cavity Care For Children

Another thing to be on the lookout for is cavities. What and how frequently your kid’s snack can have a big impact on their oral health. Here are a few tips for snacking and mealtime. Kids healthy eating habits start at home only. Parents should look into the regular diet of their children, which can be done effortlessly by following a few simple tips mentioned below.

  1. You can replace the snack of your kid from regular pizza and burgers to fresh fruits, vegetables, and cheeses. This will limit teeth staining and help to maintain a good health too.

  1. Shop sugar-free or unsweetened foods.

  1. Serve sugary and starchy foods at lunch or dinner rather than a snack. Most kids drink water during lunch and dinner, this will wash food remains from their teeth securing the teeth health.

  1. Brushing twice daily, with one at bedtime is to be included in their TO-DO lists.

  1. Brushing after every food intake is an excellent habit. But it is not possible when you are not at home. Swishing the mouth several times with water is also a good option for your kids.

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Dental Care Guideline for Older People

Most people believe a common myth that – With Growing Age, Tooth Loss And Sunken Teeth Are Inevitable.

Though, as you grow old, tooth loss is a common phenomenon, but age is not to be blamed. Gum disease and tooth decay are probably responsible for the loss. But you can control and cure gum disease and tooth decay at any age.

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As you get older, your gums may recede increasing your tooth sensitivity. You can ask your dentist to show you the proper brushing technique to control your gum problems and get suggestions of mouthwash to deal with your tooth sensitivity.

Normal Cleaning can be difficult for people having medical issues with their arms and/or hands or have poor eyesight. If so, discuss the matter openly with your dentist.

A magnifying mirror, a good light, and brushes with handles that can be held easily are often helpful. If you wear a denture or removable bridges, your teeth need special care which again your hygienist can help you with.

Old Age Dental Problems

  • Dry Mouth

    Many of us take regular medication. This often makes our mouths dry. Saliva secretion in our mouth keeps it moist. So, if you have less saliva than usually required, you need to talk to your dentist for artificial saliva and/or over the counter solutions.

     

  • Gum problems

    Gum problems are generally caused due to the formation of bacteria called ‘plaque’, which forms on your teeth and gums at a constant rate. Gum inflammation can be avoided if these plaques are removed. If you ignore for a long time, gum inflammation will start affecting the bone under your gums. These bones actually support your tooth, and so you will eventually have tooth loss.

     

  • Mouth ulcers

    Ulcers may cause due to broken teeth, ill fitted dentures or sharp food pieces. Once you remove the cause, it should heal within 2 weeks. If you have an ulcer, which is taking more time than required, see your dentist without much delay.

Detecting Gum Disease and Preventive Measures

Some common signs of gum disease are – bleeding gums (when brushed), loose teeth, receding gums which are often accompanied by bad breath.

Even if you have only one of the symptoms mentioned above, you may have gum disease.

  • To get rid o gum disease, you need to remove the plaque from your teeth at least twice daily using a fluoride toothpaste. Look for BDHF products, as they are clinically tested.

  • Avoid sugary foods

  • Visit your dentist and hygienist at a regular interval.

  • Dry mouth can be helped by sipping drink all day long.

Brushing Tips

To clean your teeth properly, you need a small headed medium sized brush and a fluoride toothpaste. Interspace brushes, tape, floss and wood sticks can also be used to clean the gaps in between the teeth. People with limited movements can also use an electric toothbrush to serve the purpose.

How to know if you have removed all the plaque?

Plaque can be sustained with food dye painted on your teeth with a cotton bud, or with ‘disclosing tablets’ from the drugstore.

Such a stain is safe and can spot any areas of your mouth that seeks your closer attention.

Denture – Wait Time


Normally people wonder how long they have to wait for the dentures, after they lost their teeth. If your plannings go right, it can be fitted on the same day. But, as the gums alters its shape, these need to be seen and adjusted by the dentist within 6 – 12 months.

Cleaning of normal dentures and partial dentures are essential along with your natural teeth.

Though dentures can last really long, but it is advised to replace it every 5 years because the shape of our mouth is on a constant change. Often with the slow change of the mouth, denture wearers have managed to keep the denture for more than 5 years, which may cause ill fitted or even broken denture. Discomfort and pain are inevitable in such cases, but with a regular visits, dentist can lessen the pain. To ensure a healthy mouth, maintain a regular dental checkup.

It is better to keep the old denture, after you have replaced with a new set. This old denture will provide valuable information to your dentist, who will create the new set for you.

Wearing Denture – Difficulty Level

It is easy for most of the wearers, however, some may experience sore spots, speech problems, and eating issues. Medical conditions like stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease may cause difficulty that needs specialist help.

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Dental Injuries: Tips To Handle a Knocked Out Tooth

One of the most critical and traumatic dental experience from an emotional and physical standpoint as well is an avulsed or a knocked out tooth.

Avulsed Tooth can be the case for many of us, who are living an active life with running, playing balls and biking. Besides, sportsperson involved in games like – off-road bike riding, rock climbing, skateboarding, white-water rafting, boxing, trampolining, soccer, basketball, rugby, squash and even hockey can too be the victim at anytime.

Avulsed Tooth can happen to anyone at any point of life as “Accidents Occur Accidentally”.

So, today we shall discuss on how to face this unfortunate situation.

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First, you need to know what an Avulsed Tooth is? It is simply a tooth that has been knocked out. Typical reasons responsible for the issue are like a blow in mouth or accident involving face or sports event. Though it is very unfortunate for anyone, but if treated instantly, the tooth can be replaced in the socket.

Tips to Handle the Situation

First, DO NOT PANIC”. Get a clean piece of cloth (you can wash your handkerchief and use) fold it and hold it over your socket and bite. Keep your jaws together to apply pressure.

Now, if your tooth is displaced but still is in your mouth, partly in the socket, do not try to remove it. Rather, try to call the dentist or reach to the dental care office immediately, so that you get immediate help. Try to avoid any medicine containing aspirin as it increases blood loss.

However, many times, the tooth gets completely knocked out. No need to panic, it is normal. The tooth must be in the accident region only. Find the tooth, if it is too dirty, clean it with milk, if available, otherwise sterile saline water or at least patient’s own saliva will do. Place the tooth in the available solution and reach to a dentist within 20 minutes. Realistically, if you fail to find any storing case, victim’s own mouth is the best place.

But DO NOT RINSE YOUR MOUTH WITH PLAIN WATER.

However, no need to keep the tooth if it is already broken or damaged. Generally,it is not possible to look for the knocked tooth for individual facing accident himself. In that case, he must reach the dental office immediately or call us at – 01673842276 or email us at – info@woldsdentalstudio.co.uk. We assure you to be at your help in no time

Tips To Get Emergency Dental Treatment

It is important for everyone specially sportsperson to get registered with a dentist. You must contact your dentist immediately and explain what happen in detail. If you have had the accident in the normal dental practice hour, you should be able to get your treatment done as fast as possible. But, if you are registered with a dentist, contact NHS Direct (0845 46 47) and get the guide about the dentists in your area of your accident.

Tips To Avoid Knocked Teeth Accidents

If you are a player, you can wear mouthguard – a rubber cover that fits over the teeth and protect the teeth from any accidental injuries. You can ask your dentist to customize mouthguard for your teeth, taking the impression of your teeth sets. It is a far better option than the general mouthguards, as the customized piece fits exactly and can be colored according to your tooth color. You can choose the color of your sports team and use it while you play, or can make it tooth colored.

Remember – It is always the best to stay safe than to get an accident and seek dental help. So if you are a sportsperson or living an active life, it is better for you to use mouthguard. Play Hard, but Keep your Teeth!

Oral Health improvement with Regular Dental Care

To get a killer smile, you need to get dazzling white teeth that are healthy, free from plaque and tartar. And it is a real challenge for any individual to keep the teeth clean, healthy and white of course! Carbonated beverages, tea, coffee, excessive smoking and drinking can create havoc on your pearly smile.

But no worries! some easy tips can keep your teeth white and healthy.

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Choice of Toothpaste:

Choose the toothpaste that contains baking soda, as baking soda keeps teeth white. You can also make a paste of your own by mixing baking soda and water. After your everyday brushing, you can brush with this paste and wash with cold water. This will keep your teeth dazzling white.

Gorgeous Gums:

Only white teeth are not enough to complement your face. You need a gorgeous, healthy and pink gum for the purpose. To keep healthy gums, you need whitening floss and a quick gargle. You can also use medicated mouthwash, or can fo for a safer alternative, by making at-home mouthwash(You can add Real salt and clove oil to filtered water).

Avoid Aerated Drinks:

Some aerated drinks and even diet drinks can cause loss of tooth enamel when taken over a period. This weakens the teeth and cause decay. So if you are looking for healthy teeth.

Aerated drinks and even some diet drinks contain acids that cause loss of tooth enamel. This weakens the teeth and more vulnerable to decay. And hence can ruin a beautiful, deserving smile.

Eat Fibrous Food:

Fibrous foods like apple, carrots, bran, cabbage, berries, broccoli, leafy greens, celery, mushrooms, squash, beans, and oranges are good for teeth and great for health. The exfoliating effect removes the teeth stain and maintains the teeth whiteness and boost your smile.

Fix Cracked Tooth:

Tooth crack, missing tooth can negatively effect on your white smile. It also disturbs you while chewing or grinding. You can go to a professional and get your tooth fixed in a day and ask for a protective night guard for your tooth.

Fill Teeth Gaps:

Gaps in between the teeth edges are no better than the cracked teeth. They can hamper the smile and make you look unattractive. However, Cosmetic Dentistry can save your smile by fixing the gap or closing the spaces in between your teeth.

A missing or cracked tooth and teeth gap can instantly draw attention and can be a cause of disturbance for others. So, you can opt for any affordable treatment process to fix your teeth and get a great.

Teeth Whitening:

Pearly white teeth are the desire for all. But colored drinks, tea, coffee cause discolored teeth which need whitening treatment. Dental care products like – Whitening Strips, Whitening Gels can be of great help. They are fast, easy and inexpensive. Over-the-counter teeth whitening are also great for removing stains from the teeth.

Regular Flossing:

A regular habit of flossing after every food intake can remove food particles and plaque easily from the zone where your brush cannot reach.

With the removal of plaque, you can save your teeth from decay and thus maintain good oral health.

But if you really want to keep the spotlight on you for really long, you have to maintain strict diet by avoiding aerated drinks and chewing sugarless gums after every food intake for a strong oral health.

Do I Need To Visit My Dentist When I Am Also Visiting My Orthodontist?

If you are reading this, it means you have just got your braces. So, what was your choice? A clear brace or the tooth colored brace? Yes, both of the types works wonderfully with misaligned or crooked teeth. But, you cannot remove these braces. But if you like to do so (while eating or sleeping) and look 100% natural you have to get removable braces, which are very popular these days especially for the young teens and college goers. But many are of the opinion that such braces work less efficiently than their non-removable counterparts. So, the choice is yours!

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So, you got your brace are now must be wondering whether you should continue your regular check up with your dentist as you are already paying visits to Orthodontist for your brace every other month? Well, you are not the only one! Many patients tend to ask if they need any dental visit as they are going through the teeth straighteningorthodontic treatments once a month or once after every two months!

Well, the answer is YES, you must go for a dental checkup at least twice a year to get gleaming fresh teeth.! So, today we will discuss the reasons that ensure the regular dental checkup even with normal visit due to patient’s orthodontic treatment.

Plaque and Tartar – After the fixation of clear, toothcolored or any metallic brace (you can ignore if you have removable braces) additional nooks and crannies are developed, which serves as a favorite hideout for food remains and bacteria. Plaque and tartar formation take place around the teeth brackets, bands and other brace accessories attached to your teeth. Our regular brush fails to remove this tartar completely and so a Professional Cleaning is a need for all of us.

Decalcification – The second best reason for the dental checkup is the teeth protection from decalcification. Decalcification if not treated at the right time can lead to cavities and may cost you a tooth extraction. But Decalcification is 100% preventable with the use good oral hygiene like regular flossing, brushing, and avoiding sweets and acidic, and sugary foods. A regular checkup and cleaning can prevent the formation of plaque and other cavities.

360-degree Dental Care – Thorough checkup is the third and the final importance of the regular checkup. You can expect your dentist to inspect your teeth, gum, and regular oral health. Many times we fail to identify any minor gum disease or loose tooth or damaged teeth filling. But the dentist’s inspection can spot this instantly and inform you for the treatment.

Dental X-rays – Sometimes during the regular checkup, dental X-rays are also taken to note the positioning of your teeth and detect any overbite or underbite. Even if you have diabetes, oral cancer or similar other diseases, a regular checkup can easily spot the symptoms. And it is needless to mention that an early detection can save lives!

Regular treatment – The last reason, that I personally believe is – a regular treatment is also great for getting straight teeth within 2 years. You must be thinking it is the general duration that your Orthodontist has mentioned. But NO.. if you have any cavities, it can delay your treatment time and worsen up the treatment. You can also ask your dentist for the fluoride treatments to strengthen your teeth and saving them from cavities as well.

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