Digital Dentistry

 

Digital Dentistry is one of the most latest technique apart from routine dental procedures. It involve use of digital technology like Cad Cam, software assisted dental procedures, digital impressions, digital radiography, digitally designed surgical stent for dental implants, digital dental photography, also digitally designed stents for orthodontics, making of digitally developed models for dental crowns, bridge & restorations.

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Six Month Smiles: Short Term Orthodontics for a Beautiful Smile

Six Month Smiles is a type of bracket and wire orthodontic correction for straightening the front upper and lower teeth in approximately six months; although treatment times vary depending on individual misalignment problems.

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Are you More Prone to Cavities ?

You brush and floss daily and don’t snack on sugary treats, yet you’ve had your fair share of cavities. Your friend, on the other hand, is lax with the dental hygiene and lives on energy drinks and junk food, yet rarely has a cavity. What gives? Continue reading Are you More Prone to Cavities ?

 

Dental Abscess – Causes And Symptoms

Dental abscess is characterized by pus formation in the teeth or the gums. This infection may occur either in the gums or the apex (tip) of the tooth. It usually occurs due to a bacterial infection which may enter the mouth through food, thus causing accumulation of plaque. If the plaque is not removed by following proper dental hygiene, then it may result in abscess.

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Bleeding Gums are a Warning Sign.

Bleeding Gums ,Periodontitis is an early warning sign of liver disease, which is a warning sign of pre-diabetes, then Type 2 diabetes.

The last place you would ever expect getti ng an early diagnosis of diabetes is at the dentist’s office. Yet the more we learn about the connection between oral health and overall health and understand that the mouth tells its own story about what’s going on in the body, it could very well become a reality that your dentist could warn you of the early onset of diabetes. This will not only help to prevent tooth loss, which is common with progression of periodontitis, it may just save your life. Continue reading Bleeding Gums are a Warning Sign.

 

Options for Replacing a Lost Tooth

If you’re missing a tooth, you’ve got several options. The least advisable is to do nothing! It’s not just about aesthetics…Replacing a lost tooth is important to restoring maximum function, maintaining the alignment of surrounding teeth, and preserving facial contours.

Your pearly whites don’t just look pretty, they are important place holders for each other. Over time, those adjacent to a toothless gap can drift to fill the space and move out of alignment.  Additionally, tooth roots below the gums provide stimulation that the underlying jawbone needs to maintain its form and density.

Following are common approaches to replacing a lost tooth. The most appropriate for you will depend on a variety of factors that you should discuss with your dentist.

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Dental Health Quiz

Dental Health Quiz

1. If your gum bleeds, you have gum disease: True/False

2. Gingivitis, an early form of gum disease caused by the inadequate removal of plaque, is reversible: True/False

3. Healthy teeth and gums reflect your body’s overall health: True/False

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Preventing Gum Disease for Overall Health Worth Smiling About

If you’re not taking care of your oral health, you could be jeopardizing a lot more than your pearly whites. That’s because researchers have linked gum disease with a host of health problems throughout the body.

According to the National Institute of Dental Research, up to 80 percent of Indian adults have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. The disease is caused by the natural build up of bacteria, mucus, and other particles on the teeth as plaque. If plaque is not properly cleaned away, it can infect the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.

Gingivitis Can Lead to Health Problems

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Talk with Your Dentist Before You Whiten Your Teeth

You may not know what’s in store with store-bought whitening products.

Walk down the aisle where the oral care products are kept in a large drugstore. Near the toothpastes, mouthwashes, and floss, you’ll see a staggering array of over-the-counter products that promise a dazzling smile and whiter teeth. Some of them work well.

But what you won’t see in that aisle is the dentist.

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