Using Tongue Cleaner Good or Bad

Some doctors say tongue cleaning is best, and some doctors say tongue cleaning is bad. Salt water gargles are the best mouthwash in my opinion. 

Benefits of Tongue Scraping:

Tongue scraping is a simple wellness routine that can change your oral health and life. It allows you to quickly and easily remove food particles and other debris from the tongue’s surface, which helps prevent bad breath and other oral issues. Tongue scraping is done using a small, rounded metallic or plastic tool with rubber handles.

What are the Benefits of Salt Water Gargles?

Saltwater rinses can be helpful in stopping growth of bacteria in your mouth.Regularly gargling with salt water can assist in removing bacteria from the gums, which helps in cleaning and preventing the buildup of plaque and tartar. A buildup of bacteria in the mouth can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

Invisible Aligners

Invisible aligners or Clear aligners are transparent plastic frames of dental braces utilized to alter teeth. Just like braces, aligners are used to straighten teeth. It can be detachable and invisible. They can work on warped teeth, misaligned teeth, teeth with improper sizes and so on. They are very helpful and can also have drawbacks, too.

Scar Revision

Scar revision is plastic surgery performed to improve the condition or appearance of a scar anywhere on your body.

Treatment of Scar Revision:

Surface treatments are most often used for cosmetic improvement of scars. These methods can soften surface irregularities and reduce uneven pigmentation. Surface treatments are a controlled means of either mechanically removing the top layers of skin or changing the nature of tissue.

Oral Cancer

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is where a tumour develops in a part of the mouth. It may be on the surface of the tongue, the inside of the cheeks, the roof of the mouth (palate), the lips or gums.

What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

  • A lip or mouth sore that doesn’t heal.
  • Loose teeth.
  • A growth or lump inside your mouth.
  • Mouth pain.
  • Difficult or painful swallowing.

Gum Disease

If your gums are swollen or bleed when you brush your teeth, it could be a sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Many adults have trouble with their gums, even with regular tooth brushing and flossing. Getting an evaluation and timely treatment from your dental care provider can preserve your smile.

What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

  • Reddish or purplish gums.
  • Tender gums
  • Loose teeth.
  • Pus (infection) around your gum line.
  • Pain when chewing.
  • Tooth loss.

Treatments for Gum Disease:

  • Non-surgical: Non-surgical options for the treatment of gum diseases include antibiotics and a non-surgical deep-cleaning procedure called tooth scaling and root planing that removes tartar and plaque from below the gum line.
  • Surgical: Surgical treatments for gum diseases include procedures to reduce pockets that have formed at the gum line, procedures to regenerate lost bone and tissue, procedures to remove excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth surface, and procedures to graft soft tissue onto the gums to cover exposed bone and prevent tooth loss.

Myth Buster

Teeth Cavities is causes in your don’t brush your teeth, you will develop cavities”– is something we have heard ever since we were kids. What are dental cavities? In simple words, cavities are decayed parts of your teeth that are formed due to bacteria and the acids they produce. They appear as brownish-black or black specks on your teeth and food lodgement in these cavities is a common problem. Causes include bacteria, snacking, sipping sugary drinks and poor teeth cleaning. There may be no symptoms. Untreated cavities can cause toothache, infection and tooth loss. Treatments include fluoride, fillings and crowns. Severe cases may need a root canal or removal.

How to avoid the Teeth Cavities?

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Preferably, brush after each meal and especially before going to bed.
  • Clean between your teeth daily with dental floss or interdental cleaners, such as the Oral-B Interdental Brush, Reach Stim-U-Dent, or Sulcabrush.
  • Rinse daily with a fluoride-containing mouthwash. Some rinses also have antiseptic ingredients to help kill bacteria that cause plaque.
  • Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks. Avoid carbohydrates such as candy, pretzels and chips, which can remain on the tooth surface. If sticky foods are eaten, brush your teeth soon afterwards.
  • Check with your dentist about using supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth.
  • Ask your dentist about dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars) to protect them from decay.

Implant Surgery

          Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screw like posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. Dental implant surgery can offer a welcome alternative to dentures or bridgework that doesn’t fit well and can offer an option when a lack of natural teeth roots don’t allow building denture or bridgework tooth replacements.

What are the advantages of Dental Implants?

  • Dental implants can last a lifetime if taken proper care of. Unlike dentures, they generally do not need to be replaced after a certain amount of time.
  • Dental bridges rely on neigh bouring teeth for support, whereas dental implants are fused into your jawbone. This protects your remaining teeth from damage or strain.
  • Caring for dental implants is generally quite easy as you would practice the same oral care as you would for your normal teeth. This entails brushing, flossing and regular dental visits. Implants look and function like real teeth, with no clicking noises or speaking and chewing difficulties that can occur with dentures.

What is Dental Cysts  

Dentigerous cysts are a common type of odontogenic cysts. An odontogenic cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops in the jaw bone over a tooth that hasn’t erupted yet. The cysts, in most cases, affect the molars or canines, and they’re second in prevalence after periapical cysts. These are cystic lesions that result from an infection in a tooth.

What are the symptoms?

Smaller dentigerous cysts might not cause any symptoms. However, if the cyst grows larger than 2 centimeters in diameter, you may notice:

  • swelling
  • tooth sensitivity
  • tooth displacement

If you look inside your mouth, you may also notice a small bump. If the cyst causes tooth displacement, you might also see gaps slowly forming between your teeth.  

How to operate the Dental Cyst Surgery ?

After a thorough examination and X-rays, your dentist will decide which treatment is best for your particular dental cyst.  He/she may decide to remove it and the affected tooth. Alternatively, marsupialisation may be used. This is where a slit is made in the cyst and the slit is then sutured open so the cyst can freely drain itself.

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