Hello everyone, what if I told you that there is a magic potion which could make your mouth cavity free. Well, guess what! Fluoride could be your answer. Studies have proven that fluoride helps in reducing the number of cavities by forming a protective layer around your teeth and thereby making your teeth more resistant to acid attacks by bacteria. In fact each one of us does get a daily dose of fluoride through sources like toothpaste, or milk, or even water. But a professional application of fluoride has a much greater advantage. In spite of recent controversies surrounding fluoride, the American Association of Paediatric Dentistry has deemed fluoride applications to be safe as well as effective in kids and adults. So what are you waiting for? Go and see your dentist to get the fluoride advantage. Until we meet next time, hashtag brush floss rinse repeat.
The bacteria in your mouth are not generally harmful. But when the food you eat stays in your mouth, the bacteria start working on it to produce acids. And this acid in turn causes tooth decay or cavity as we know it. While the decay or cavity is on enamel which is the outer part of the tooth, you won’t have any pain or sensitivity. But when it starts proceeding and enter the second part of the or the inner part of the tooth called the dentin you will end up having pain or sensitivity. But hey, you can avoid cavities by number one, brushing twice in a day with a fluoridated toothpaste, number two is flossing once a day, number three would be avoiding sugary and acidic food and drinks number four, visit you dentist regularly and remember hashtag brush floss rinse repeat.
Hello everyone, I am Doctor Shweta. I am a periodontist, which means I take care of your gums and their health. I very often compare gums to the foundation of a building. If the foundation is not strong, the building is not going to be around for too long. Unfortunately, gum disease very rarely causes pain. I say unfortunately because it still leads to tooth loss but there are other signs that we can look for if you want to find out if you have gum disease this could be bleeding gums, red gums, bad breath, a constant need to dig your teeth or loose teeth. So if you have any one of the above signs or you’ve been a long-standing smoker or a diabetic, I think you should book your appointment to see your dentist or a periodontist to get your gums checked along with your teeth. Until next time hashtag brush floss rinse repeat.
Good health is not only the absence of pain, it also means a general sense of wellbeing. The same thing holds true for our mouths. Just because we don’t have pain does not mean your mouths are healthy. You could be having an advanced stage of gum infection with absolutely no pain. Gum swelling however could be, however, a tell-tale sign that everything is not alright. What are the causes that cause this problem? So you have the most common which is inflammatory. So it has been a long time you have not visited the dentist, have not got your cleaning done, then this is probably the reason why you have some gums swelling. The other and interesting one is the one which is causes a side effect of certain medications. They could be medications which are prescribed routinely for blood pressure, and these have a tendency to cause gum swelling. Now how do we take care of this problem? First one you always do is a good through professional cleaning should take care of about 50 percent of gum swelling issues. Now talking about the one which is caused by blood pressure medication or other certain medications, the dentist or your periodontist who is a gum specialist, will need to work in conjunction with your physician to chart out the best treatment plan for you. So remember to take care of your gums so your mouth remains in the pink of health and remember to brush floss rinse repeat.
I enjoy my coffee, how about you? But sadly, they leave bad stains on our teeth and sometimes turn them yellow too. And similarly drinks like tea or even red wine have the same effect on our teeth. But we’ve got you covered. Doing a simple treatment like teeth cleaning or teeth whitening, can really make a huge difference. And for stubborn stains we have treatments like veneers or crowns, which can really brighten your smile, so that you still enjoy your cup of coffee. Until we meet next time, hashtag brush floss rinse repeat.
Parents often ask us when is the best time for the kids to get braces? Well the simple answer is that is different from child to child. So it’s important to get your child checked by an orthodontist at about the age of seven, so that the orthodontist can determine when is the best time for the child to start braces. So does that mean we are going to slap on braces for your seven year old babies? Not necessarily. The advantage of sync is this young is that we can catch certain problems when they are developing and take certain measures to stop them from getting worse or to prevent them from occurring at all. We can start with treatment like treatment for habits like thumb sucking or make sure that the milk teeth are falling on time and even do certain treatments to improve the growth and development of your child’s jaws. So please remember to take your child for an orthodontic check-up at the age of seven. So the orthodontist can decide when is the best time for them to start treatment and until next time hashtag brush floss rinse repeat.