Ideally 3-5 minutes of gentle brushing using the correct technique is enough for good effective cleansing of teeth.
Unknowingly some people brush for prolonged periods and in an improper method. This has detrimental effects like
It is often advisable to see your dentist atleast once in a year, if not in 6 months and seek opinion about your oral health status.
Treatment of a mobile tooth depends on the severity of mobility.
In teeth where the mobility is mild it can be splinted together taking support of adjacent healthy teeth by using a wire and a tooth coloured material.
Extraction is the only option for teeth with severe mobility.
Yes, it is mandatory to place cap over the treated tooth because after RCT the tooth tends to become more brittle and may easily break away.
There is a general misconception that milk teeth need not be treated if there is an infection or some problem as they are temporary teeth and are eventually lost in childhood. This is not true as any infection of the milk teeth if not treated may affect the developing permanent teeth.
There are 8 specialties in dentistry, which deal with the various problems.
When the dental decay has progressed to involve the pulp of the tooth, the infected pulp tissue is removed, thoroughly cleansed, made sterile and a biocompatible material is placed/filled into the root canals and pulp chamber, followed by a cap.
Normally, the outermost layer cover of tooth is enamel. It is the hardest tissue in the human body and protects the deeper tissues of the tooth. If for any reason like routine mastication or excessive abnormal brushing or injury to the tooth, the enamel cover is worn away exposing dentin. The patient develops mild / severe pain on having hot/cold / sweet substances or when he sucks air. This is because the underlying dentin is irritated.
No matter what kind of brush or paste one uses, it is the correct technique of brushing that is more important. Our periodontists will guide you with the correct technique of brushing
There are several causes for dental diseases but the main cause is improper brushing. Apart from this, dental diseases could also run in the family. Improper brushing leads to: