Implants

Implants

Conventional dentures only replace the visible section of the tooth, i.e. the natural crown. Healthy adjacent teeth have to be ground down to hold the denture in place. What a shame – especially as it’s not really necessary! Implants are natural alternatives and like nature, take a holistic approach to solving problems. They replace both…

Gum Disease

Gum Disease

What causes gum disease?  The early stage of gum disease, gingivitis, starts with Plaque. Plaque is a soft, sticky colourless film of bacteria that constantly forms on the teeth. The plaque builds up and the bacteria produce toxins and enzymes that can irritate the gums. Gums can become red, swollen, sensitive and can bleed on…

Dental Visit

Dental Visits

Regular dental visits are essential for maintaining good oral health. Yet, millions of adults experience sufficient anxiety at the thought of an upcoming dental visit that they needless to worry about, postpone, or avoid seeing their dentist. If, like most people, you experience some degree of anxiety when it comes to seeing your dentist, the…

Dental Care For Senior Citizens

Dental Care For Senior Citizens

What dental problems could I face as I grow older? Gum Recession and root decay: Without good care, gums can shrink downwards, exposing the roots of teeth. The exposed area decays easily and develops root caries. This condition may lead to pain and sensitivity. Worn out surfaces: The outer surface or enamel of the teeth…

cleaning

Cleaning

Toothbrushing removes plaque and food particles from the outer, inner and biting surfaces of your teeth. A number of different tootbrushing methods are acceptable. Whatever method you use, take the time to brush thoroughly everyday. The following method is one effective way of removing plaque:  Place the head of your toothbrush beside your teeth with…

Child’s Teeth

Eruption Schedule for children’s teeth Upper Teeth Primary Erupt Permanent Erupt Central incisor 8-12 mos. 7-8 yrs Lateral incisor 9-13 mos. 8-9 yrs. Canine (cuspid) 16-22 mos. 11-12 yrs First premolar 10-11 yrs. Second premolar 10-12 yrs. First molar 13-19 mos. 6-7 yrs. Second molar 25-33 mos. 12-13 yrs. Third molar 17-21 yrs. Lower Teeth…

Dental Jewellery

Dental Jewellery: Here’s one for the bling lovers! A painless, non invasive and quick way to add the sparkle to your smile, is getting what is known as a “tooth stud”. Basically a small glistening diamond stud, this procedure helps in adorning your smile; adding to your personality and self confidence. It involves no grinding…

Pink in your smile

Recreating the pink in your smile: A case of a female patient who complained of a ‘black’ gummy smile was treated for the same by a procedure called ‘gingival de-pigmentation’; whereby the pigmented portion of the gums are surgically excised to recreate the pink in the smile. The procedure is painless and done under local…

Chipped Teeth

Chipped Teeth: Chipping of teeth due to accidental trauma is no more a nightmare as repairing such teeth is possible with quite a few dental procedures. The most conservative treatment modality however, is tooth colored composite filling material which can be used to correct the chipped tooth as done in the case shown. The advantage…