Sterilization is the process of killing all microorganisms like bacteria, algae, fungi, and spores from the surface of any instruments. A good or sound sterilization practice not only protects the patient but also all the staff who are in the dental team from getting infected or transferring the infection from one person to another. In the medical field, all instruments cannot be disposed off with a single-use. They need to be treated to remove all microorganisms so that they are like new instruments every time you use it on a patient.
People believe in brushing teeth at different times of the day and a different number of times in a day. Hence one may be confused as to how many times and when to brush your teeth. It is generally recommended to brush your teeth twice a day, before breakfast and after dinner. Developing this habit as a routine helps you not forget to brush your teeth every day. It is advised to wake up in the morning swish your mouth nicely with water then brush your teeth for approximately 2 minutes.
In today’s podcast, Dr. Nandini Nelivigi explained to you about "Choosing the right toothbrush for good oral health".
Invisalign are clear aligners used for orthodontic treatment. The aligners are a series of invisible, removable orthodontic appliances that fit over your teeth. Your teeth are 3D scanned and the appliance is custom made on your teeth to guarantee a perfect fit. In order to get the smile you always wanted, simply wear the aligner every day for at least 21 hours. They are only taken off to eat, drink, brush and floss.
An ulcer is a breach in the continuity of skin or mucous membrane deeper than the erosion. Ulcers are quite commonly noted in the oral cavity probably because the mucous membrane is a thinner lining than skin. They get easily affected by mechanical, chemical, thermal, electrical and radiation insults. Common ulcers in the mouth are: 1. Traumatic ulcers 2. Aphthous stomatitis 3. Infections 4. Drug-induced 5. Allergy 6. Malignancies
Hairline fractures of the tooth or cracked tooth are one of the main reasons for a person to seek dental treatment. Causes: Teeth with large fillings High pressure from the opposing tooth Accidents or blow to the teeth Abrupt changes in temperature Chewing on hard food like ice, candy, nuts, etc., Age
Bruxism is the unnecessary, excessive and unconscious grinding of teeth. It is an oral parafunctional activity. Causes: Usually, bruxism may be caused by stress and anxiety. However, things like an altered bite, missing teeth, malaligned teeth or disorders like sleep apnoea may also be the cause.
Brushing all your teeth in this manner thoroughly should take about 2 mints. Please make sure you brush your teeth twice a day without fail. Brushing should be on your mind as the first thing when you get up in the morning and before you retire to bed every day.
All dentists try their best to save a tooth up to their last best opportunity. However, there might come a situation when the tooth has to be removed. The causes for extraction could be varied from
When you have crowded teeth / spaced teeth / proclined teeth it not only causes an embarrassment to smile but has health implications too. Health benefits of straight teeth: