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Maintenance and Patient care:

Maintenance includes updating the Patients’ Medical and Dental conditions, Reviewing Patient Oral Hygiene, and Imaging of the Implant with the help of X-Ray and Gum Health.

Brushing:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristle Toothbrush with mild strokes. Take your time to brush your teeth.
  • Take up to 2-4mins with a slow speed of brushing.
  • Dentist recommended #1 Brand ORAL -B PRO 2000 it is an Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush easier and effective way of Cleaning and Brushing your Teeth and Prosthesis. Oral hygiene maintenance plays an important role in maintaining your oral cavity.
  • Recommended for all age groups.

Flossing:

  • Flossing is a very important part of our daily oral hygiene routine whether you have an implant or not. It is a thin thread-like material that is used to clean in the food particles in-between the teeth it is passed and pulled in and out to remove the accumulated food.

Use of Mouth rinse:

  • Accumulation of bacteria can result in Improper maintenance of Oral Hygiene resulting in Bleeding of Gums around the Implant which results in bone loss that is an important factor that results in Weakening of Implant.
  • Usage of Antimicrobial mouth rinses chlorhexidinegluconate or Listerine Effective means for maintaining Oral care
  • Usage of MOUTHRINSE helps you to flush out all the particles in your mouth helps to maintain the Implant. Take a Given quantity in the product and pour it in the Measuring Cup given Rinse for 30 seconds to 1 minute and Spit it out.

Use of Low – Abrasive Toothpaste:

  • The word Abrasive means that scraping away from the surface. In all Toothpaste, they will be adding abrasive material for polishing of teeth. No toothpaste is truly Non -abrasive.
  • All types of Toothpaste are Abrasive to Some degree for you Dentist recommended low abrasive toothpaste cause it may erode the Artificial crown.

Use of Interdentally Toothbrush:

  • It is a small modified type of Toothbrush it can use where our Toothbrush unable to reach which is used to clean in between the teeth and Implant.

Use of Oral Irrigator:

This is an advanced method for the maintenance of Oral Hygiene mainly it is very useful for Implant patients.

  • It is a Dental home care device that uses High pressure pulsating steady stream of water for removing food particles where the tooth brush can’t able to reach and it is very useful in Implant maintenance helps to remove underlying particles. It is having a tip that is attached to the household water supply and can be used.
  • Use dentist recommended Oral Irrigator.

Conclusion:

Daily self Care and Maintenance of Recall schedule are required for Long term success of the Implant This is Best discussed and conveyed to you at the Consultation Time By your Dentist.Long Term success of the Implant Depends on the effective partnership with you and your Dentist.

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Removable Dentures are advised by your dentist to help restore the form and function of the missing teeth. They can be either partial(when you have one or few missing teeth) or complete(when you lose your entire teeth)

Why Removable Dentures?

Removable dentures are one of the many ways of replacing your lost teeth. They help in restoring the structure and function of the teeth. Although they are least preferred in the present times, they have their own advantages.Some of them are:

  • They are easy to clean as they can be removed by patients themselves.
  • They are less expensive.
  • They can be customized to any patient irrespective of the underlying health conditions, provided the quality of the underlying bone is good.
  • They can be modified to some extent without having to make a new one, in case it gets loosened due to change in dimensions of the bone.

How to Carefully Handle Removable Dentures?

Although, we think it is easy to maintain removable dentures, we still need to handle them as carefully as we care for our natural teeth. Following are the steps you need to consider while using your removable dentures

  1. Clean your dentures regularly: It is very important to wash your dentures under the running water after your meal every time to prevent the accumulation of food particles on its surface. Food accumulation leads to microbial growth like bacteria and fungi and thus leading to infections over a period of time.
  2. Store in water: Your dentist will instruct you to remove your dentures at the night time before sleeping. When you remove your denture, place it in a container with little amount of water. This preservesand keeps your denture moist andprevents shrinkage of the denture.
  3. Care for your denture as you care for your teeth: Brush the denture twice daily,with soft tooth brush with mild strokes. This helps in removing any plaque that adhered to the denture and prevents malodour.
  4. Denture Cleanser: Soak denturesin a denture cleansing solution for 15-20 minutes and rinse the denture thoroughly. This helps to clear all the deposits on the denture. If not rinsed properly, the chemicals in the cleansing solution may cause rashes or ulcers in your mouth. Also, this step helps in keeping your mouth safe from microbes.
  5. Handle safely: Even though dentures are strong enough to withstand our chewing forces, they need to be handled very carefully as there are chances of them getting broken if they fall down. Old dentures have increased chances of breaking, hence they need better care.
  6. Check for loose fits: If you are a long term denture wearer, then you must check if you have loose fits or any discomfort while speaking or chewing. Loose fits occur because the bone underneath the denture starts resorbing. This is a very natural phenomenon and is not a condition to worry as long as you detect it earlier. This can be corrected by simple procedures like relining, etc. in those with diabetes especially uncontrolled diabetes, the bone resorption is faster. They may require frequent visits to their dentists.
  7. Visit your dentist routinely: It is recommended to visit your dentist once in 6 months for a general check-up. This will help both you and your dentist know any defects with your dentures at the earliest and helps in rectifying it as soon as possible.
    Apart from the above mentioned steps, follow the instructions given by your dentist for a healthy and better experience with your dentures.

Smile is very precious. Just because you lose your teeth, you don’t lose your smile. Keep smiling.


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Here are 5 Precautions to Consider!

As the theatres are ready to open, with 50% or 100% capacity and you are excited to watch movies in theatres after almost a year, it is mandatory for us to take precautions for us to be safe from the increasing spread of COVID-19 virus. The following simple habits can help you and your closed ones in reducing the exposure to this pandemic.

  • Cover fully: Get dressed in a way where there is minimal or no skin exposure. For example, full hand shirts or T-shirts, etc. This will prevent the maximum exposure to the COVID 19 virus. Wear shoes or boots that fully cover your feet.
  • Wear Mask: Trying wearing a mask that fully covers the lower half the face. Masks are meant to be worn to cover, particularly the nose and the mouth. Using N95 masks protects you better.
  • Avoid taking kids and elderly: As the elderly are the most vulnerable, it is better to avoid taking them to places where there is risk of high exposure. Kids can make unnecessary contact with contaminated surfaces or individuals. So, it is better not to take them to such crowded places.
  • Avoid contacts: When you are in the theatre, avoid touching the surfaces unnecessarily. Use sanitizer and tissues to clean the seats before sitting. Also, try to avoid the human contacts as much as possible.
  • Avoid cold eatables: Do not buy anything cold like ice creams, cool drinks. Though you may crave for them, they cause more harm than good at this point.

Finally, when you come back home, take a shower and wash the clothes you wore. This simple and easy ways of life can make your theatre experience better and help you stay safe and healthy.


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We know the basic anatomy of a dental bridge and a dental implant so far. Now let’s see the difference between the dental implant and the dental bridge and how it affects our oral health.

  1. Condition of the adjacent teeth: Dental implant replaces only the missing teeth whereas Dental Bridge requires the modification of adjacent teeth. For example, to replace one single tooth using a dental bridge, we take the support of the teeth on either side of the missing teeth that is we need to make 3 crowns to replace one tooth. Whereas one dental implant is enough to replace one tooth.
  2. Condition of the Bone: When we replace the teeth with a dental bridge, there will reduction in the height and width of the bone in the region of missing tooth. This is a natural phenomenon occurring in every individual but the pace in which it occurs differs and is called bone resorption. When we place a dental implant, it prevents the bone from undergoing resorption as it acts like the root of the tooth.
  3. Aesthetics: Dental Bridge may initially have a very pleasing appearance but over the time due to the loss of surrounding bone and receding gums, you lose the aesthetic appearance. Whereas Dental implant does not cause such unaesthetic results as they will minimum or no bone loss and receding of gums following the procedure.
  4. Life of the Replaced teeth: Dental Bridge can be made with a number of materials like metal, metal ceramic, all – ceramic, Zirconia, etc. Though some material may last longer, the maximum life of a dental bridge is 10-15 years. On the other hand, the implant tooth when maintained properly will last a lifetime.
  5. Food impaction: Due to loss of residual bone after the placement of dental bridge, there will be food impaction in that region. In case of implants, as there is no loss of bone there will be not be food impaction.

The price difference between the dental implant and bridge may seem quite much but when you are getting your dental implant done, it’s a one- time investment for your healthy tooth. Dental bridge, though seems less expensive in the beginning may cost you more for replacements over the period of time.

Although, dental implant is the best way of replacing teeth, dental bridges are still in use for those who cannot undergo implant procedures due to certain health conditions.

We, in SDC, one of the Chennai’s Best Dental Implant Clinic, provide you with the best diagnosis and treatment plan to help you live a happy, healthy and carefree life.



WHAT TOOTHPASTE CAN BE USED FOR CHILDREN?

The most common question parents ask dentists is, “What toothpaste can I use for my kid?” Most of us don’t give importance to the toothpaste we use for us or for our children.

Toothpastes we use for adults cannot be used for children as they have high fluoride content. Also the use of tooth pastes differ  for every age group. When we choose a tooth paste for kids, we should keep in mind the following criteria:

  • Fluoride content
  • Amount of toothpaste to be taken
  • Age of the children

For children below 3 years of age, the tooth paste should not contain fluoride at all as the tendency for them to swallow the paste is higher. This will have adverse effect on their teeth as it causes in built stains which cannot be removed. Only an amount of grain of rice should be taken.

For Children between 3-6 years of age, we should choose a tooth paste which contains fluoride <750 ppm. Only a pea sized amount of tooth paste should be taken to brush.

For Children between 6-12 years of age, we should choose a tooth paste containing 750 – 1000 ppm fluoride that too a pea sized amount.

For all the kids below 6 years of age, it will be better for the parents to brush as kids feel brushing a very difficult task and most of the time avoid doing it. From 6-12 years, we must ask the children to brush themselves but should supervise them doing it for better oral health.

WHAT TOOTHPASTE CAN BE USED FOR CHILDREN? The most common question parents ask dentists is, “What toothpaste can I use for my kid?” Most of us don’t give importance to the toothpaste we use for us or for our children. Toothpastes we use for adults cannot be used for children as they have high fluoride



DENTAL DENTURES – IS IT GOOD OR BAD?

Most of us don’t give much importance to the teeth which we lost. This is because we don’t know the problems the missing tooth can cause. As important as to know the problems created by lost teeth, it is important for us to know how to replace the missing teeth and the pros and cons of various methods of replacing them.

In this blog, you will be reading about the traditional removable dentures, how to use them, and how helpful they can be for someone with missing teeth.

WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE REMOVABLE DENTURES MADE OF?

Commonly used materials are

  • Acrylic dentures: It is a rigid resin material, more or less similar to plastic. It usually comes in a pink color base with acrylic teeth.
  • Flexible denture: It is made of nylon resin material which is highly flexible compared to other types.
  • BPS dentures: Made of methyl methacrylate, a type of material that causes less irritation to the gums and it is the most convenient, aesthetic, comfortable, easy to maintain kind available in the present-day denture market.

WHO CAN WEAR DENTURES?

Dentures are not restricted to a particular age group but are usually worn by people above 40 years of age.

Dentures can be fabricated for one missing tooth to several missing teeth to full arch dentures. It all depends upon your requirement and your dentist’s decision.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE A DENTAL DENTURE?

A good denture helps you in many ways as in

  • Confident smile
  • Increase  chewing ability
  • Better speech
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Less expensive
  • Non-invasive( involved with no surgical procedure )

DISADVANTAGES:

  • Has to be removed every day
  • Sometimes doesn’t fit perfectly
  • Takes longer time to adapt
  • Altered taste sensation
  • Higher maintenance

REMOVABLE DENTAL DENTURES – IS IT GOOD OR BAD? Most of us don’t give much importance to the teeth which we lost. This is because we don’t know the problems the missing tooth can cause. As important as to know the problems created by lost teeth, it is important for us to know how to replace



PREGNANCY AND GUM DISEASES

Pregnant women usually take more care for their general health. But is it necessary to take good oral care during pregnancy? Yes, it is. But most of us don’t give much importance to oral health. Let’s see what happens when you neglect oral hygiene during pregnancy.

Pregnancy is a phase there is a lot of hormonal changes especially in the levels of Oestrogen and Progesterone hormones. They don’t induce the disease as such but they worsen the already present condition.

WHAT CAUSES GUM DISEASES?

It is known that the main cause for all the gum diseases is the accumulation of food debris around the tooth which is called plaque. This causes swelling of gums which leads to bleeding. The other findings are receding gums, bad breath, tissue detaching from the teeth causing pocket formation, bone loss, tooth loss, etc.

In pregnancy, all these conditions are more severe because some of the immune mediators in our body which increase or exacerbate the normal tissue response.

WHY IS GUM DISEASE A RISKY DURING PREGNANCY?

Although there is little evidence for gum diseases to affect the general health of the mother, gum disease is related to more severe health conditions like heart diseases, respiratory diseases, Alzhemier’s disease, preeclampsia (high blood pressure and Diabetes.

Gum diseases during pregnancy may affect the baby leading to premature birth i.e birth of the baby before it matures fully, low birth weight, miscarriages, babies with long term medical conditions like learning disabilities, delayed motor skills (like walking), vision and hearing loss, etc.

HOW CAN WE MANAGE THIS?

As always Prevention is better than Cure. Hence, we recommend you to get your dental check-up done once immediately when you get to know about the conception.

When the disease is detected at the earliest, the treatment can be as simple as just cleaning your teeth. But when neglected it may lead to gradual loss of teeth. Also, antibiotics should not be prescribed much, especially tetracycline which stains the teeth of the foetus.

PREGNANCY AND GUM DISEASES Pregnant women usually take more care for their general health. But is it necessary to take good oral care during pregnancy? Yes, it is. But most of us don’t give much importance to oral health. Let’s see what happens when you neglect oral hygiene during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a phase there



MANAGEMENT OF THE DECAYED TOOTH

Even though we care so much for our teeth, sometimes we do get our teeth decayed. Treatment for decayed tooth depends on the present condition and the predictable prognosis of the tooth after treatment. However, the present day dentistry is based on the concept of Conservation of the Natural Tooth as much as possible unlike the Old Concept of Removing tooth.

The various treatment options for treating a decayed tooth are as follows:

  • Application of sealant: This is the step which has to be done first that is before the appearance of decay as an act of prevention or when you find white spots on the teeth which are the initial stages of cavity but which can be reversed on the application of sealant.
  • Fillings: Commonly called cements, these are one of the most common treatments. Fillings can be done when the decay is observed in the earliest stage that is as a discoloration on the tooth surface.
  • Root Canal Treatment: Once the extent of decay is so large that it reaches the pulp(living tissue inside the tooth), you experience severe sensitivity or pain, but the tooth structure as such is not much damaged, it can be saved with the procedure called Root Canal Treatment. This procedure involves the removal of pulp and replacing it with an inert material.
  • Post and Core Build up: When your tooth structure is damaged to the extent where it loses its strength, after the root canal procedure, a post is placed inside the tooth and the lost structure is built with the help of strong cement. This procedure is called Post and Core Build Up.
  • Extraction: The final and most avoided procedure for the decayed tooth is the removal of the tooth. This is done when your dentist feels there is no scope at all for the positive prognosis of the tooth.

MANAGEMENT OF THE DECAYED TOOTH Even though we care so much for our teeth, sometimes we do get our teeth decayed. Treatment for decayed tooth depends on the present condition and the predictable prognosis of the tooth after treatment. However, the present day dentistry is based on the concept of Conservation of the Natural Tooth


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Love yourself first and everything else falls into the line.

This Women’s day take a step for yourself – beyond celebrating the day, celebrate the woman in you. Why that self care is always limited to time for most of the woman? Every one of you are told that you deserve the best but do you really spare to give yourselves the same?

From battling the pressure to do everything and doing it well every woman tends to sacrifice and let go something. It is not that you have to unwrap the feminine spirit in you; it is about knowing to arrange things first.

Take a pause

Prolonged stress is being as common as breathing. Well yes. This is being invited by each one of you and is compounded by the poor choices that you make when at the edge. One must know how to unwind from stress. Start by making some time for yourself. Like you take efforts to fulfil responsibilities let your me- time fall under this category.

                                                                                  Your goals and dreams have a say too!

All of you deserve a life of your own. It is okay to dream big and plan to tackle and achieve the same. You are capable of so much more. There is nothing to feel stuck about. Remember, you will have equal opportunities only if you start to accept the same.

Learn to Say No

Family over everything is a good choice but not all the time. Over a period of time you might feel you enjoy your responsibilities but everything has saturation. So feel comfortable to use “No” It is not that you are trying to run away from your role it is about trying to create a balance and setting priorities. Do good to others but do good to yourself too.

It’s time to understand self care. It is not an uncharted territory to do so. One must be equally obliged with self care as much as one is obligated to be a caretaker.

Your smile speaks for you every time. Just like you ensure to be the all rounder your smile ensures to be the same. Don’t let your responsibilities occupy the smile space.

Bring in the transformation. Be so good that one is forced to applaud the sprint and vitality in you. Stop everything and think. What do you need to do to be well today?


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