Answers to all your dental visits # New Year 2017

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Q. Does regular cleaning / peeling weaken the teeth?

A. Professional cleaning or scaling, as it is known, is absolutely harmless. The enamel of the tooth is the hardest substance in the human body, therefore, desquamation can not weaken the teeth. On the contrary, the desquamation gives life to our teeth and gums, since this helps to eliminate deposits such as tartar and calculus that accumulate in our teeth and gums causing damage.

Q. What happens if I simply ignore my teeth being cleaned?

A. If the teeth are not cleaned regularly, deposits such as tartar and tartar will continue to adhere to the gums and teeth, thus worsening gum disease. The supporting tissues around the teeth (gums, periodontal ligament and bone) will be lost. If the bone is lost, it will not grow back without surgical intervention. Bags will be formed that will trap the additional plate. This will also result in bad breath.

Q. Will removing a tooth weaken my vision?

A. The extraction of teeth has absolutely nothing to do with sight. This is a mistake that patients who undergo extraction of teeth in the upper jaw often express. The pain in relation to the upper teeth often radiates to the cheek bone and the lower part of the eyes, so the patients connect the two. Also the teeth are usually extracted in the middle and advanced age, when the eyesight usually begins to weaken.

Q. Is dental treatment painful?

A. Dentistry has come a long way since the days when treatment was performed by road-side healers. With enormous advances in techniques, instruments and materials, dental treatment has become painless and a pleasant experience for all.

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Q. My gums bleed when I brush. That I have to do?

A. Bleeding from the gums is an indication of gum disease. This requires a visit to a dental surgeon who can recommend peeling, gum paints, mouth rinses, etc. Sometimes, the cause of the bleeding can be a medical disorder.

Q. Does poor oral health affect general health?

A. If poor oral health can also affect other parts of the body. Studies now have shown that people with gum disease are more prone to heart disease, and pregnant women with gum disease are more likely to have premature babies with low birth weight.

Q. Should baby teeth be treated with cavities?

A. It is often thought, since milk teeth will fall out after an age and permanent teeth will take their place and there is no need to treat them. This is a very wrong approach. The milk teeth are more valuable. They act as a natural space maintainers. The early loss of milk teeth leads to an irregular arrangement of the permanent teeth. The tooth of infected milk can affect the development of a permanent tooth. These teeth help the child chew food and facial development and expression.

Q. Should lost teeth be replaced?

A. if Missing teeth can act as areas of food accumulation leading to tooth decay and gum disease. The teeth adjacent to these areas try to move towards this space, thus disturbing the natural disposition of the teeth. Also the inadequate pressure that results from these areas can cause problems in the Joints of the face. Removable dentures, fixed bridges and implants are the replacement options.

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Q. When should my child start brushing his teeth?

A. Brushing for a child should begin as soon as the first teeth appear in the mouth. Initially, parents should brush a child's teeth gradually as the child grows, he should be guided to do it himself.

Q. How important is diet in maintaining oral health?

A. A diet rich in sweets and sticky foods results in a greater number of cavities. A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals is essential for good oral health.

Q. What should be done if a tooth is accidentally pulled out?

A. You should go immediately to a dental clinic that carries the tooth in a container filled with milk, your own saliva or even a solution for contact lenses. Do not try to clean the tooth, as it can damage the tissues. More often it is possible to replace the tooth in the jaw to function normally.

Read the full article "Answers to all your dental consultations # New Year 2017" that Dr. Gaurav Goel wrote on Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/answers-to-all-your-dental -queries-new-year-2017-25458 / post

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