Do we have Dental Insurance cover In India?
Unfortunately we don’t have dental insurance yet but on public demand many insurance companies have dental insurance as their pipeline project. So may be in near future there is a possibility of having a dental insurance.
How Often Should I brush & flesh my teeth?
Brushing and flossing is recommended twice a day after waking up and before going to bed.
How Often Should I see dentist for check up & cleaning?
It is recommended to visit dentist every 6 months for regular check-up and cleaning.
Which tooth paste should be used for brushing?
here we do not endorse a particular brand of tooth paste. Whichever tooth paste you are using should contain sodium monofluorophosphate with fluoride content 1000-1200ppm. Fluoride has been proved to allay in prevention of dental caries. Ayurvedic toothpastes do not contain fluoride and should be avoided.
How much quantity of paste should be used for brushing?
Which toothbrush should be used for brushing?
Soft or medium bristled tooth brushes should be used for regular cleaning. Hard bristled brushes should be avoided. In patients with teeth sensitivity/attrition/abrasion ultrasoft toothbrush is advisable. For kids and patients with less mouth opening small toothbrushes are recommended. Electric brushes are available for mentally and physically challenged patients.
What is correct technique for brushing teeth?
Always keep your mouth open while brushing. Place your brush at 45*angle and apply gentle strokes from gums towards tooth surface. Kids and patients who find this technique difficult can apply strokes in circular motion. Horizontal brushing cause damage to teeth and gums and should be avoided.
Why do teeth decay?
Refined and packaged food stuffs such as chips, chocolates, fast foods (pizza, burger, Frankie, etc) stick to tooth surfaces. Bacteria present in these food stuffs produce acids that lead to erosion of tooth and produce decay.
How do I prevent occurrence of tooth decay?
- maintain good oral hygiene.
- night time brushing is a must
- gargling after every meal.
- avoid snacks in between meals.
Why does mobility of teeth occur?
Mobility of teeth occurs due to periodontal disease caused mainly by accumulation of tartar around tooth surfaces. The micro-organisms present in tartar cause dissolution of gums, bone and periodontal ligament surrounding and anchoring the tooth. Sometimes tooth becomes mobile due to pus formation in decayed tooth. Regular teeth cleaning and dental check-up helps in preventing loss of teeth due to mobility and decay.