We have compiled a few frequently asked questions regarding dental health and dental treatment to help you quickly find an answer you are seeking. If you wish to know more about dental implants in mumbai, cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry or esthetic dentistry and have a few unanswered questions you can feel free to contact our clinic.
How and with what hygiene aids should I take care of my teeth?
Brush your teeth twice a day and have healthy food habits. Various dental hygiene aids are available for dental care at home - the regular, angular, interdentally tooth brushes, dental floss, tooth pastes-fluoridated, medicated, etc.
When should I see a dentist?
A visit to a dental clinic should be at least once in case of a dental problem, and once every 6 months for a routine check-up.
Why do teeth get cavities?
Irregular food habits and poor oral hygiene cause accumulation of food, debris (plaque) on and around the teeth. This leads to bacterial action forming acids that dissolve the enamel and form cavities.
What is preventive dentistry?
Preventive Dentistry involves prevention of decay of teeth by filling of the deep pit and fissures of teeth by special sealants.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial root form of a tooth made from any inert material, (e.g. titanium) that is embedded in the bone over which crowns are then fabricated. Dental implant costs depend on the material for both the implant as well as the crown. Thus, implant dentistry is fast gaining popularity.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a bleaching procedure in which darker and discolored teeth are whitened to give a lighter shade.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry / aesthetic dentistry? Should I consider Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry is the art and science of designing wonderful smiles. If your teeth are dark or worn and make you look older, if gaps or chips make you feel self-conscious, or if crooked or discoloured teeth stop you from smiling fully, a Cosmetic Dentist at a smile dental clinic can help.
Assess your Smile
There is a huge misconception that a smile design is only for the rich and famous, that it is expensive and that you dont need it.
It is easily within everyones reach.
Slight correction of even one or two teeth can do wonders to our smiles...
It need not be many teeth!!!
After all a good smile is the best accessory you can carry here is a simple questionnaire to make it easier for you to stand in front of the mirror, observe your smile and answer these simple questions.
Are your teeth too yellow or brown due to tea/coffee /tobbaco/smoking
Would you like your teeth whiter?
Do you observe any spaces between your front teeth ?
Do you notice any stains on your teeth ?
In a broad smile, are any of your teeth of a different colour ?
Are your two upper front teeth too long or too wide ?
Do any of your front teeth ‘stick out’ ?
Are your upper or lower six front teeth crooked and uneven in appearance ?
If there are any fillings in your front teeth, are they of a different colour than your natural teeth ?
Do your crowns / fillings / laminates look artificial ?
When you smile broadly, do you feel that too much of your gums show ?
Do you get conscious while smiling naturally or while smiling for photographs for any reason ?
Do you feel your smile appears unaesthetic for any other reason ?
If you have answered a ‘Yes’ to any of the above the questions you could consider visiting an aesthetic dentist for a smile design consultation.
JUST A FEW MODIFICATIONS AND YOU CAN SMILE THE WIDEST !!!
What can I do to align my crooked teeth?
At Pankaj Mehta Dental Care, one of the finest Dental Clinics in Mumbai, we can align your teeth with the help of Orthodontic Treatment, popularly known as BRACES.
What is the duration of orthodontic treatment Treatment?
It can take from 12 to 24 months. Patients are supposed to visit Orthodontic office at an interval of 4-6 weeks. Initially 2-3 quick visits are required. when braces are fitted. The whole procedure is absolutely painless and does not require any anesthesia at all.
Why should I replace my missing tooth?
A tooth has many functions some being to chew, to speak, to keep the facial muscles and tissue in a proper position, to smile, and to keep the other teeth from shifting. Once a tooth is lost this whole balance is disrupted and it leads to various problems. Once a tooth is lost the neighboring teeth start to shift. This may take some time to notice for our eyes but it happens fairly rapidly. After a few years the size of the opening has closed dramatically. What used to be a fantastic smile is a gapped hole smirk. Some just prefer not to smile big anymore because they are self-conscious of their looks. The cheeks or the lips can appear sunken in. You may speak differently and sound differently. What once was a stable bite is now changing. What once was a self cleansing tooth arrangement is now a plaque trapping nightmare. Chewing can be more difficult and tooth decay becomes more prevalent. These are just some of the effects of losing a tooth.
Why do my gums bleed all the time?
This normally happens when there is an inflammation or infection of the supporting structures of the teeth, i.e. the surrounding gum tissue or supporting bone. It is caused by a sticky, colorless film that is constantly forming on your teeth.
This film is called plaque. If this film is not cleaned off the teeth with proper brushing and flossing the bacteria in the plaque cause an inflammation of the gum tissue called gingivitis. The symptoms of gingivitis are red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums. If you have any of these symptoms it would be wise to contact a dentist as soon as possible. If left untreated it progresses to periodontitis.