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06/May/2021

COVID-19 has been quite a talking point in the years 2020 and 2021. There is no denying that the Coronavirus pandemic has completely changed our lifestyles, in many ways possible. Without the proper social contact that we have been having since time immemorial, it is incredible to think that social distancing is the first thing being preached to us right now.

Oral health became emergency treatment only and not viewed as an important part of health. Elective procedures were halted albeit they’re important to mitigate problems that potentially evolve into emergencies. Public health, community health, and personal health were initially unprepared with coordinated messages to guide oral health practices.

65.5% of adults who consulted a dentist lost time from work due to unplanned emergency care. Many who didn’t have regular preventive care prolonged the diagnosis of oral health problems that became emergencies like gum problems, cavity, tooth loss, and dental abscesses.

 

Along with that, 45% of the working parents missed some work due to their kid’s oral health issues, many of which arose from skipped visits to the dentist’s office resulting in complications that required emergency dental appointments to fix. Keeping our essential worker’s mouths healthy isn’t to be overlooked.

Because of the overlooking of dental health, these are the possible outcomes for patients right now:

  • Teeth with cavities that would are filled are now getting to need root canals
  • Teeth that would are treated with root canals are now getting to require extractions
  • Mouths with oral cancers may haven’t been discovered and will not receive proper treatment
  • Preventive and therapeutic scalings that they have before beginning dental and medical treatments are delayed

Dental Care Tips at Home

To get the perfect dental health, you need to make sure that you are following these particular tips:

  • Brush Twice A Day
  • Floss Appropriately
  • Eat Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
  • Maintain Vitamin D & Phosphorus Levels
  • Go for an Online Consultation with your dentist for a thorough checkup of your teeth and gums

Checking your habits for the time being and being cautious will help you significantly in the long run.


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17/Mar/2020

Remember when as kids we were all lectured by our Parents or Guardians when we happen to Binge eat candies? They did it for a reason. Although it is hard for a young chap to abstain from such foods, countless studies have time and again demonstrated the ill effects of certain foods especially the ones having an abundance of sugar over the teeth.

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A rule of thumb is to avoid having foods which don’t easily wash off from your teeth. Many foods and beverages can cause plaque, which is a film developing over your teeth and can make way for serious dental problems.

Take for Instance tooth decay. It is a condition where the teeth are severely damaged and can cause holes on your teeth. Isn’t that bad enough? And that is just one example of how some foods are big time culprits when it comes to your dental care.

1.  Soft Drinks

Well it does not surprise any of us, but we have to keep this in the list for the irreversible damage it does to your teeth as well as general health if not kept in check. Even the “diet’ ones won’t fare any better for your teeth even if they are low on calories.

2.  Bread

Brown or White doesn’t matter as they have a tendency to stick between your teeth and if you don’t really floss daily, then it won’t do any good.

3.  Alcohol

Dried out mouth is an open invitation for a variety of tooth diseases and that is what alcohol exactly does. Saliva exists for a reason! But even if you happen to consume Alcohol make sure to keep yourself hydrated by sipping water at regular intervals.

4.  Oranges, Grapes and Lemon

All the above are abundant sources of Vitamin C but they can be very damaging as they are highly acidic in nature.

5.  Candies

As said earlier this list is not ordered by the amount of damage a food makes, otherwise candies would have topped the charts. Children are obviously more likely to mindlessly consume these and therefore more likely to encounter severe dental problems.

Apart from the regular Brush twice and Floss daily advice, it is advised to consult a dentist and take a regular oral examination to be sure.


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19/Feb/2020

We are a smile-happy culture.The Television is filled with people flaunting their bright, white teeth.The content makers and marketers do it for a simple reason. It sells. Infact a lot of research points toward the fact that after eyes it is our teeth that catch all the attention.

One might ignore the impact a healthy smile carries but the stranger facing you will not. A bright and a confident smile gives the impression that the person is having abundant resources to look for themselves. It also indicates the social status or lack thereof.

We cannot change their perception which is purely based on basic instinct but with some professional help and willingness to improve, one can possess a gorgeous smile.

 

Growing Popularity of Dental Makeovers

In fact more people are turning up for Smile Makeovers than you might think. The motives for having a dental makeover could include an important event in their lives such as a Wedding, Anniversary or even a date. A lot of working professionals too desire a dental makeover when they start to notice how poor dental care may even affect their career as people do notice bad looking teeth.

What Smile Makeovers are?

A plethora of Dental problems such as Stained teeth, Tooth gaps, Crooked teeth, Uneven teeth to name a few can be problematic for a beautiful smile. As people do pay attention to our teeth, these Dental issues can have an adverse effect on self esteem for a lot of people.

Thanks to the advancements in orthodontics and dentistry in general almost all dental voes have their solutions. Tooth gaps and Heavily stained teeth could be fixed with help of Dental Veneers. Similarly Enamel shaping can be used to fix uneven teeth. With laser dentistry the procedures become even less painful. And these are just a few examples on how with the help of Dental Makeovers one can possess a smile they desire.

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We specialize in Dental makeovers apart from performing various dental treatments. Consult us for a minimal invasive Dental makeover and be rest assured to have a perfect smile. 🙂


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03/Feb/2020

 

Mouthwash is growing ever popular but it is still far away when it comes to wider public acceptance, especially in a country like India where Dental health is still not being taken seriously.

Why a Mouthwash should be a part of your dental routine?

One clear benefit of using a mouthwash is the presence of Fluoride in it. Fluoride is a substance which essentially reduces the chance of tooth decay. There is a reason why most Toothpastes have Fluoride added on them albeit in lesser amounts. 

Who doesn’t like the feeling of having a mouth which reeks freshness? Exactly! Nobody. Mouthwash undeniably offers your mouth a fresh feeling for quite some time and for some people that is a deal breaker.

Another reason for using Mouthwash is while you perform gargling actions it helps to wash away any food particles that are stuck in your mouth, probably places where a brush cannot reach.

 

The potential downsides of using a Mouthwash

 

The biggest downside a mouthwash can have is ironically also the reason people buy it in the first place. It kills Bacteria. As you might have guessed by now, it kills bacteria pretty much indiscriminately and does not leave out even the good ones. Killing the good bacteria makes it much easier for the bad bacteria to thrive in the mouth.

The irony does not stop here as the presence of Alcohol in mouthwash can dry out the mouth and can result in bad breath. You see how it completely contradicts itself.

 

So Should You Be Buying Mouthwash?

 

Without repeating myself about the pros and cons again I would like to conclude that Mouthwash should be used only once a day and the Alcohol content should be lesser than 20%. That will be enough to balance the pros and cons.

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16/Jan/2020

More often than not we hear people complain about how much pain they endured during their last dental visit. Can we blame them? NO!. Dentistry often requires patients to endure pain depending upon the treatment. But is there a way to avoid such tormenting pain? YES now you can. The use of Laser in Dentistry is nothing short of a Game changer. Laser Dentistry offers a more comfortable treatment option for many Dental Treatments involving Hard or Soft tissues when compared to Drills and other Non Laser tools.

What exactly is a Laser? 

Laser is something most of us are familiar with but don’t exactly know what it is apart from knowing that is refers to a light source. The term “laser”  originated as an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. In simpler terms a laser light is a concentrated source of light simulated towards a target to alter it in some manner.

How can one benefit from having performed a Laser procedure in Dentistry? 

  • The Laser precession ensures patients lose less blood than traditional Surgery.
  • The Laser will sterilize the gums, which reduces the likelihood of having an infection.
  • Anesthesia may not be necessary for certain Dental treatments.
  • Minimal Bleeding as compared to traditional methods like Drilling etc.
  • Removing Certain harmless tumors which are not exactly harmful but might be a cosmetic inconvenience.
  • The use of Lasers can help regenerate damaged blood vessels.

This is not to say that Laser Dentistry do not have any drawbacks of it’s own. Like one might still need a dose of Anesthesia for certain Laser treatments. Similarly some kinds of Filling may still require performing more traditional procedures like Drilling etc.

But the merits of Laser Dentistry greatly outweighs the minor shortcomings and can make a Dental visit almost Painless and can immensely help people having serious phobia of a dental visit especially Children.

We at Dentartz have access to the best in class Laser dental Instruments for a safe and Painless surgery, feel free to contact us to learn more about a Laser treatment.


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08/Nov/2019

What to do after Laser Therapy Treatment

  • If you received local anesthetic today: Please be careful until you have full feeling back in your mouth before chewing or drinking. The numbness should wear off in about 4 hours. You may experience some discomfort at the injection site or in the muscle. This discomfort does not usually last for more than a few days, during that time an over the counter pain reliever of your choice can be taken.
  • If you received Laser Therapy today: Rinse your mouth with warm salt water (¼ teaspoon salt to 4 ounces of warm water). Rinse for 1 minute in duration, 2 times a day for three days following your Laser Therapy treatment.
    • No flossing for three days after treatment
    • Do not use an oral irrigator for 3 days after Laser therapy treatment; on the fourth day start using the oral irrigator on the low and then slowly build up the pressure to no more than half way
    • Follow an alkaline/anti-inflammatory diet for the next 6-8 weeks to promote healing
  • Diet: If extensive Laser therapy was performed, chewing hard foods, such as meat or raw vegetables may be uncomfortable. A diet of a softer consistency is advisable until chewing becomes more comfortable.
  • Smoking/ Tobacco use: Tobacco is an irritant to any healing. Refrain from tobacco use for 6-8 weeks is recommended.
  • Warm Salt Water Rinse: Rinse your mouth with warm salt water (¼ teaspoon salt to 4 ounces of warm water). Rinse for 1 minute in duration, 2 times a day for three days following your Scaling and Root Planing/ Laser therapy treatment.
  • Oral Hygiene:
    • Brush, floss, and use other periodontal cleaning aids as you have been instructed. It is important that you begin establishing proper oral self-care habits immediately. If you find that the recently treated areas are sensitive to the brushing and flossing, be gentle, but be thorough! This may take a little more time than normal. With proper technique you cannot damage the teeth or gingival tissues.
    • Use the oral irrigator with the periodontal attachment as instructed.
    • Use the periodontal cleaning aids as you have been shown.

Follow-Up Care:

Please return in 6 weeks for a periodontal assessment and possible Laser treatment.  During this time, your periodontal tissues will be evaluated for the expected improvement and effectiveness of your oral self-care and to determine the possible necessity of further periodontal treatment. This appointment will include re-probing the periodontal tissues.


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08/Nov/2019

Magnification has revolutionized dentistry. Magnifying an image 2–4.5x with standard loupes is clearly an asset, improving the operators visibility and thereby the ability to diagnose and provide treatment.

With magnification being the current standard of care in dentistry, why is it that the percentage of dentists using a microscope is still a minority? This article will discuss five advantages of implementing the use of a microscope in your practice.

  1. Improved magnification: Remember when you first started using loupes and then could never practice without them because you knew what you weren’t seeing? That same feeling holds true when you go from using loupes to a microscope; wearing your loupes isn’t the same because you now know what you are missing. Dental microscopes provide a range of magnification from 2.6-16x with the average microscope dentist operating at an 8x magnification (compared to 2.5-4.5x magnification for most loupe users). This enhanced magnification can improve accuracy of tooth preparations and margins, allow for more conservative treatment, and can be kinder and gentler to adjacent teeth/restorations as well as the supporting soft tissues. Ultimately, higher magnification provides enhanced visibility in all aspects of dentistry from diagnosing to prepping, seating and finishing restorations.

 

  1. Improves ergonomics: Ergonomics is one of the biggest reasons why dentists choose to use a scope. It forces you to sit upright in your chair with improved posture. This fact alone can add years to your career as a dentist by reducing strain on your neck and back. Essentially, with correct positioning and posture, your body will feel better at the end of the day.

 

  1. Reduced eye fatigue/strain: The technology of loupes utilizes what is called “converging vision” due to the short working distance. This can cause eye fatigue and strain. The dental microscope functions differently. The higher magnification lens and distance from the operating field allows parallel vision of the working field, thereby reducing the strain and fatigue on the eyes.

 

  1. Improved lighting: The built-in light sources on the microscopes today are halogen, xenon or LED. They allow amazing visibility and admission of light to areas in the mouth that are otherwise difficult to see, let alone access. Examples of this are common: deep interproxial decay on the mesial of 2nd molars, looking down into a post space, finishing a composite restoration.  The flood of light provided by a scope is a huge benefit in providing visibility to your working field without the hassle of cables or battery packs.

 

  1. Documentation, education and communication: When paired with a monitor and/or camera, the microscope becomes an excellent way to document treatment as well as communicate with patients or other dentists. It can also be a good way to educate auxiliary staff.

 

It must be stated that there are many challenges to implementing the use of a microscope into clinical practice: cost, staff acceptance, longer procedures initially, a steep learning curve and, most of all, inconvenience. It’s not an easy thing to blend into your normal scheduled workday. That being said, the reality is, once you start using it and you experience the benefits, it’s very hard to go back.


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08/Nov/2019

When American engineer and physicist Theodore Harold Maiman demonstrated a hand-held device using laser technology in 1960, he had no idea of the many ways lasers would be incorporated in everyday life not only in the United States, but also around the globe.

The characteristic ability to precisely cut and target makes lasers particularly attractive for many medical and health care professionals, but what about dentistry? Over the past two decades, lasers have become more commonplace in the practice of dentistry, adding a gentle rushing air sound to the dental suites rather than the whine of the sometimes anxiety-producing dental drill.

Richard Hardt, DDS, of Porterville, California, shares his experience with the benefits of laser dentistry and how the dentists at his practice use lasers to complement their services and the patient’s overall experience.

1. Versatile dental tools

Dental lasers address a variety of issues — everything from teeth whitening to treating gum disease and canker sores and surgically reshaping your gums, making them handy and versatile tools for dentists.

Not surprisingly, there are a variety of dental lasers for different applications. We use a hand-held diode laser to treat soft tissue dental conditions and to perform restorative dental work. The ability to precisely target the laser to address only the diseased or affected area keeps the healthy tissue intact and unaffected, making this laser dentistry tool a win-win for both the patient and the dentist.

2. Effective in treating gum disease

When it comes to periodontal disease and gingivitis, keeping the condition from progressing to the point of losing teeth is the No. 1 goal. Typically scaling to remove plaque from the pockets and root planing to remove plaque from the roots of teeth are the go-to treatments for gum disease.

In severe cases, dental surgery is needed. Some dental practices do this surgery with a scalpel or an electrosurgery device using high-frequency waveforms or currents. But when you use a dental laser as your tool of choice, you not only address the specific issue, but you also get nice added benefits: the reduction of bacteria and toxins and quicker healing time.

3. Minimally invasive surgery device

Surgery is something you don’t want to hear next to the word “dental.” Dental surgery sounds both scary and painful. The good news is that if your dentist uses a diode laser, the whole process is less invasive than traditional dental surgery. That translates into less of a need for local anesthesia for everything like filling a cavity to cutting into your gum to reach an impacted wisdom tooth.

4. Allows you to heal faster

When you need any type of dental work done, the last thing you want is an uncomfortable procedure and a prolonged, painful recovery time. One of the major benefits of using lasers in the practice of dentistry is that they cause less swelling and bleeding, which mean you heal faster.

Using a laser as a cutting tool enables us to cut and coagulate your treatment area at the same time, which prevents excessive bleeding. Sometimes less is really more.

5. Safe for patients with pacemakers

Laser dentistry is particularly useful patients who have pacemakers and can’t undergo electrosurgery techniques due to the risk of electrical interference. Since dental lasers don’t produce a lot of heat and lack the electrical characteristics, they can also be used around implants and orthodontics wires and brackets.   

If you think you might be a candidate for laser dentistry, contact us for a consultation. Book your appointment online or call today.


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