Dental Care

Myths and Facts about Milk Teeth

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Myth 1– Milk teeth are not important it’s eventually gonna fall off

Fact– Milk teeth are equally important as permanent teeth as it forms a guide for the erupting permanent teeth, if lost or decayed it might lead to impaction or mal aligned permanent teeth.

Myth 2– Milk teeth needs no treatment if decayed, they are temporary teeth

Fact– Milk teeth like permanent ones require equal attention and should be maintained periodically

Myth 3– If my child has beautifully looking well aligned milk teeth he or she will have good looking permanent teeth

Fact– Milk teeth if well aligned and closely placed with no gaps gives no surety for well aligned permanent teeth. As a matter of fact, spaced out milk teeth are the best in terms of achieving well placed permanent teeth

Myth 4– We will get my son/daughter checked for braces once all the milk teeth have fallen

Fact – An orthodontic visit for a child can be scheduled from the age of 7 years. In many cases we can avoid braces by serial extraction or we can avoid elaborate and extensive braces treatment.

Myth 5– How we can perform a RCT in milk teeth, their roots dissolve.

Fact – A root canal in milk teeth is called pulpectomy and is performed using a material that dissolves along with the root.

Costing of Dental Treatments

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Gone are the days when we used to visit a dentist for a filling or removing out teeth. Nowadays there is a whole range of procedures and treatments available in dentistry. From preventive dentistry to restorative dentistry, to cosmetic dentistry there are several options available with dental patients. There are different aspects to a dental treatment, but the most important being a proper and an honest consultation. The consultation must be followed by another equally important step of getting the treatment or procedure done from a skilled dentist at a fully equipped clinic.
Patients mostly make a comparison on the basis of pricing of the treatments at different dental clinics, which should not be the case. Yes, patients should always make an informed choice but, must ask the right questions. So, what are the right questions? Let us take a look at the factors which determine the difference in pricing at different dental clinics:

Specialization of a dentist:

As mentioned earlier there a different branches of dentistry covering different aspects. An endodontist who specializes in Root Canal Treatment (RCT) will charge more than a general dentist performing the same procedure.

Difference in the approach and results:

There is marked difference in the finish results when the procedure is performed by a skilled dentist at a good dental facility. There will be a difference in the way the whole procedure is carried out, taking care of the patient’s ease and convenience all through.

Best medical and hygiene practices are followed:

Patients’ ease and comfort is a vital component of medical practice. Hence, convenience of the patients should be ensured at all times. Also as hygiene and sterilization form a very important part of practicing dentistry, a good dental facility will honestly follow the sterilization protocols. It is understandable that dental clinics may charge more in order to maintain high hygiene standards.

Skill and expertise of the dentist:

This forms the core of the whole treatment and procedure. If the procedure is performed by a skilled and expert dentist in Gurgaon, there will be evident difference in the end results in terms of finesse and long term satisfaction. The clinic is bound to charge more in this case.

Full equipped dental facility:

A fully equipped clinic with the latest set of instruments and X-Ray technology may charge more than the other clinics which may not be fully equipped. The patients do not have to get the dental X-Rays done from another place and then return back for advice and treatment. The whole experience becomes pleasant and hassle-free.

Higher quality of products:

Clinics using high quality and ADA approved products are bound to charge more. These clinics ensure that their patients get the best of what is available in dentistry nowadays.

Healthy teeth and a beautiful smile mark your personality. We aim to provide our patients with the best of dental treatments and best wholesome experience at Dr. Bhatia’s Dental Care.

How to Maintain Good Oral Health?

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Just like, “a penny saved is a penny earned”, goes about “a tooth saved is a tooth earned”. While you eat drink and sleep do you forget to brush or floss your teeth? Guess that’s what is keeping you away from your social circle and peer group. You won’t have a supervisor telling you, how to maintain your oral health, but a dentist (here I am, Dr. Bhatia) can.

Even though you brush your teeth, the contact region between two teeth called interdental area, often is seen food lodged which the regular brushing fails to remove mostly and that’s when you may need interdental brushes and flosses. Here’s how you can maximize the effectiveness of the time you spend oral cleansing:

  • Floss, though a bit tedious to use is better as it is less traumatic to the gums.
  • Whereas inter-dental brushes tend to be patient friendly but are more traumatic to the gums.
  • There have been introduced advanced designs of flosses to make it more patient friendly, ask your nearest pharmacist for the availability.
  • Besides the teeth, gums are majorly affected by negligence which makes them to space out, being a sign of weak gums, comes after which food lodgement that   produces cavity.
  • Interdental brush and floss greatly help prevent cavity between adjacent teeth.

Tooth Sensitivity

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Tooth Sensitivity is a very common condition that anyone can come across. It is the sharp feeling that is experienced when our teeth come in contact with hot or cold objects. It can cause serious problems in eating or drinking if left untreated. We notice a wide range of tooth paste for sensitive teeth every now and then. But should we really use one?

Why does tooth sensitivity occur?

Tooth Sensitivity mainly occurs when the outer layer enamel of the tooth is eroded. This erosion can be due to a number of reasons including acidity, grinding habits and intake of excessive sugary foods. Tooth Sensitivity can be a sign of underlying gum diseases and hence must eb checked with your dentist. You may try using one of the better tooth sensitivity tooth paste if you feel tooth sensitivity and do not enough time to visit your dentist.

How to use sensitivity tooth paste?

Unlike normal tooth paste, sensitivity tooth paste must be used in a particular way to get relief from sensitivity issues. The paste needs to be taken and applied over sensitive points in mouth and should be left there untouched for 40-60 seconds. It is very important to use an ultra soft brush during sensitivity issue to not further damage the outer layer. The paste should be used from there on for a period of two weeks. Usually sensitivity takes about 2 weeks to settle completely. Once the sensitivity is over, the paste should be discontinued and you can switch to your regular toothpaste.

I still experience sensitivity in my teeth. What should I do?

If sensitivity still persists, it’s time to see the dentist. The dentist will examine your teeth to check if there is any other health issue. Your dentist can use professional desensitising agents to reduce sensitivity in your teeth. If the issue can be treated normally, your dentist will try to solve it using desensitising agents. If the sensitivity still persists, your dentist will perform an intentional Root Canal Treatment to treat the condition.

Dr Bhatia’s Dental Clinic is one of the leading dental clinics in Gurgaon and has a promising team of dentists from different specialities who can treat any oral condition in the most comfortable way. You can visit the clinic in Palam Vihar or Pitampura if you are experiencing any sensitivity issue.