1- Nothing is more important than proper brushing twice a day . Night brushing is necessary to remove the plaque and acidic food stuck throughout the day
2- Proper brushing
Improper brushing results in injury to the teeth in addition to having no effect on cleaning. Brushing horizontally with excessive force results in abrasion of teeth. Hence visist a dentist and learn the right technique to brush different areas of the mouth.
3-Fluoride tooth paste
Use a tooth paste containing fluoride to minimise the dental decay
In general, avoid anything very hard or sticky! These foods may loosen bands or break off brackets from the teeth causing damage and delay in your treatment. Cut your foods into small pieces and chew slowly and carefully to avoid breaking, bending or loosening your appliances (braces). Almost any- thing can be eaten as long as it is cut into small pieces and eaten slowly with care.
Specifically, avoid eating the following:
Chewing gum, candy, apples, taffy, peanut brittle, caramels, tootsie rolls, hard candies, gummy bears.
Importance of Baby teeth
Primary teeth or baby teeth are essential to infants or small kids as
healthy permanent teeth are to older children and adults. Baby teeth not only help children speak
clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in growth of jaws and forms a path that permanent
teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.
So in order to to keep your child's teeth healthy without cavities and any other oral health problems , here are few things your dentist want you to know and follow.
1. Clean the gums
-Starting from birth, wipe your baby's gum with a clean damp cloth or gauze pad everyday.
Crown & Bridge
Crowns are caps or coverings made on the top surface of teeth especially in root canal treated teeth to prevent fracture. Bridges are artificial teeth used to replace missing natural teeth.
Implants are the latest entrants into this field to replace missing natural teeth. Titanium screws are inserted into the bone and after a waiting period of 3 months.
When all the teeth are missing full dentures are the only economic solution. When one or more teeth are present removable partial dentures can be used to replace missing teeth.
Smile Designing & Veneers
Who doesn’t want to exhibit a pleasing smile?. A pleasing smile can brighten up any occasion. But due to misplaced teeth and darker colour of teeth at times they fail to give the desired result.
Dental treatment of children are done in a pleasing , stressfree atmosphere with various distraction techniques to help the kids to undergo treatment with minimum fear.
Large number of people in their old age are affected by deseases of the gums called gingivitis, periodontitis, mobility of teeth etc.
It is advised to have your child s first dental visit as soon the first tooth appear in the mouth and no later than first birthday. The pediatric dentist can guide you on how to take proper care of your child's dental health and avoid lot of future problems.