the removal of upper teeth affect my vision?
This is an absolute blooper. Treatment of the upper
teeth including its extraction, has absolutely no
effect on your eyes.
Will an artificial
set of teeth or complete denture last forever?
Perfectly made and fitted dentures last very many
years. But the oral tissues below the dentures
change with time. And dentures, made of hard,
stiff materials cannot evolve dynamically to adapt
to the changing contours of the oral tissues.
Meaning, even the perfect set of dentures cannot
last forever. In fact, if the dentures do not
fit well, the underlying tissues could suffer
damage. Which is why we recommend checking, and
if necessary, replacement, after 5 years.
Once a decayed tooth is treated, are my problems
Decayed teeth are treated using restorative materials
that are artificial in nature, and cannot absolutely
match an original tooth in strength, colour or
smoothness. And, if good dental hygiene is not
maintained, decay can restart about the restorative
material. Therefore, we recommend extra cleaning
with floss, interdental brushes, etc. Alongwith
an annual dental check-up.
Will tooth whitening or removal of tartar loosen
Non-maintenance of oral hygiene results in tartar
deposits on the tooth. They irritate the gums
and can lead to gum inflammation or bleeding.
In case this tartar is not taken off in time,
the gums may recede and the surrounding bone could
get damaged. Professional cleaning eradicated
the tartar and prevents further damage to bone.
It does not loosen the teeth and in fact prevents
the tooth from being loosened further.
Are Dental procedures
as painful as they are said to be?
Carried out under local anaesthesia, most dental
procedures are completely painless. In addition,
state-of-the-art equipment and high-speed drills
cause less vibration and ensure the treatment
is over quickly and precisely.
Can I undergo dental treatment when I'm pregnant?
Yes, of course. While routine dental procedures
can be carried out even during late-pregnancy,
major surgical procedure may require medical opinion
before treatment. Do note, dental X-rays are to
be avoided in the first three pregnant months.
with my finger & toothpowder is better than
with toothbrush and paste?
A toothbrush's bristles removes plaque and even
food particles embedded between teeth. Your finger,
quite obviously cannot be as effective. Ideally,
your finger should be used to massage the gums
rice husk, tobacco, etc. Are they more effective
While standard toothpaste or powder has optimally
sized particles, any powder with coarse particles
can erode the outer layer of the teeth, leading
to permanent damage. In addition, toothpaste is
better than powder as it can be easily placed
on the brush and it usually contains fluorides,
anti-tartar chemicals, etc. The foaming action
also makes you mouth feel fresher. Tobacco must
be avoided at all costs as it is ineffective,
and what's more, it's addictive.
Will by child's
habit of thumb-sucking cause forward placement
of upper teeth?
When your child sucks the thumb, it makes him
or her feel secure and happy. It is normal and
usually decreases after 3 years. But, if the habit
persists beyond the age of 4-5 years it could
lead to the forward placement of the upper teeth.
Which may require the services of a trained dental
Do I need to clean
my child's milk teeth?
Of course. Children are as vulnerable to dental
decay or gum diseases as adults. In addition it's
best to start good habits early. Also, it's ideal
to clean a baby’s gums with a loving massage
even before the teeth appear. Do note that decay
can lead to early loss of milk teeth, causing
in the succeeding permanent teeth to come out
in an irregular position, leading to imperfectly
formed teeth and smile.
When my gums bleed,
isn't it better not to brush?
Bleeding of gums result in the accumulation of
plaque and food particles around your teeth. Until
this motley collection is removed, the gums continue
to bleed. Therefore, brushing the teeth with a
soft toothbrush helps the gums recover. Initial
bleeding should gradually reduces over a period
of time with brushing. If not, it's time you visited
Will keeping an aspirin tablet beside a painful
tooth reduces my agony?
No. It is likely to burn the soft tissues around.
Therefore, swallow the aspirin and visit us.