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 What are Dental Cysts?

A dental cyst is a closed-off cavity filled with semi-solid or liquid material. Cysts commonly establish themselves in the soft tissues of the mouth & face such as the gums, and lips, and even in the space surrounding a tooth that has yet to emerge from the jaw bone. These growths are usually noncancerous (benign), but they can be aggressive and cause issues for bordering bone & tissues.


  • Inappropriate positioning of permanent teeth.
  • Atypical tooth development.
  • A Complication of a root canal treatment.
  • Development of wisdom teeth.
  • Dead teeth are a perfect environment for cysts.
  • Mutation in cells that are involved in normal tooth growth.

Symptoms of dental cysts

  • Sensitive or sore teeth.
  • Gaps between teeth or displacement of teeth.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Discomfort when pressing on a specific gum area.
  • Gum swelling.
  • Numbness in the face (cyst pressing on a nerve).

 How to remove dental cysts?

 The only effective treatment for dental cysts is exeresis, a surgical procedure that involves removing the cyst from the patient. The surgery is performed by the best oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Ahmedabad and can be done under local or general anaesthetic, depending on the situation.

 Apart from excising the cyst, it’s also important to treat its cause. For example, the tooth responsible can be extracted, or a root canal can be performed to treat the infection.


 A beautiful smile is something that everyone wants. However, various dental conditions can complicate having the perfect smile. Malocclusion is one such condition that can affect your teeth' function and appearance. A healthy mouth starts from the inside out – with your teeth. Since malocclusion directly affects your teeth, it can also affect your oral health.

What is Malocclusion?

 Malocclusion is a bite that doesn’t align properly from front to back. It's often characterized as having crooked teeth or a poor bite.

 In general, there are three types of malocclusion: underbite, overbite, and crossbite.

  • Openbite: An open bite is a malocclusion where the top teeth and bottom teeth do not come together or bite in the correct position and also called an underbite. Openbite is considered one of the more severe forms of malocclusion because it can lead to significant decay, eating and chewing difficulties, mouth breathing, speech issues, and sleep apnea. In addition, an open bite can also lead to gum disease and TMJ problems.
  • Overbite:  An overbite is a too-large overlap between the top teeth and the bottom teeth. A proper bite requires a small overbite – generally 1 to 2 mm. An overbite is also a serious form of malocclusion because it can lead to wear and tear and decay on the upper front teeth due to their extended length. In addition, an overbite can cause TMJ problems.
  • Crossbite: occurs when both the upper and lower jaws shift too far in one direction or another. This causes the teeth to meet at an abnormal angle, and it can cause significant damage because of this. In addition, crossbites often lead to TMJ problems.

In addition to types of malocclusion, your dentist will also diagnose malocclusion as being class I, II, or III. These different classes of malocclusion are as follows:

  • Class I: A class I malocclusion means that the molar position, or bite, is normal, but there are other teeth that are misaligned in some way.
  • Class II: Classified by a severe overbite that causes the upper teeth to drastically overlap the lower teeth, possibly due to a small lower jaw.
  • Class III: Classified by a severe underbite that causes the lower teeth to overlap the upper teeth, possibly due to a large lower jaw.

How does malocclusion affect oral health?

As we stated before, malocclusion can take on different forms, and each form can cause its own set of problems. In general, however, malocclusion can lead to:

  • Sensitivity on the teeth caused by enamel wears due to their abnormal alignment
  • Decay on the teeth due to damaged and/or worn enamel, as well as bacterial accumulations on overlapping teeth
  • Gum disease, as bacteria can easily accumulate in the crevices between teeth that are not properly aligned
  • TMJ problems due to increased jaw stress, which can cause pain in the jaw, headaches, and other issues

Treating Malocclusion

Orthodontic treatment, like aligners, is used to correct malocclusion concerns. You’ll have to see the best orthodontist in Gujarat or the best aligner expert specializing in alignment techniques to move your teeth safely and effectively. Orthodontic treatment often includes:

  • Braces or other aligners
  • Removing teeth in the case of crowding
  • Surgery to correct severe jaw alignment concerns‌
  • Use of retainers following treatment to maintain your new tooth alignment

 Overall malocclusion is a very common problem, characterized by an improperly aligned bite that can cause a variety of oral health problems. There are different types and classes of malocclusion, all of which can affect your oral health in specific ways. If you are not happy with your smile because of malocclusion, it is important to visit a dentist.

What is direct bonding in cosmetic dentistry ?

Direct tooth bonding is a procedure that is used to mask imperfections on a tooth. It involves the application of a composite resin that matches the natural tooth colour. Bonding is an excellent method for covering small imperfections on the surface of a tooth and enhancing the beauty of your smile in a minimal, non-invasive way.

In direct bonding, smile correction is done with the help of composite resin material.

Bonding is done to correct the following issues regarding teeth:

  • Correcting gaps between teeth
  • Repairing and filling teeth affected by cavities
  • Repairing cracked and chipped teeth
  • Beautifying a misshapen tooth
  • Covering a discolored or stained tooth
  • Protecting the root of a tooth that has been exposed due to gum recession
  • Matching the height of a tooth with the other teeth in the mouth

Direct bonding is a time-saving and immediate correction but the drawback of this is it tends to stain more and more chances of chipping. Plaque adherence could be there if not done correctly.

Composite Direct bonding requires skills to perform.

Why teeth care centre??

Our chief dentist Dr. Pankti Patel has more than of decade experience in cosmetic dentistry. She renders the best services to patients as her utmost priority. She has excellent hand skills and is a very friendly dentist, for more information please visit our official website


 Dental emergencies can happen to both adults and children. They include severe pain, fractured and broken teeth, oral infections, and bleeding from the mouth following an injury or a blow to the face. It's crucial to consult a dentist or other medical professional as soon as possible in the event of a dental emergency in order to stop further damage and heal the mouth.

 Types of Dental Emergencies:

    1. Mouth Injuries: Seeing your dentist as soon as possible is one of the best strategies to stop more damage if your gums, teeth, or jaw are bleeding. Pain can be temporarily relieved by rinsing your mouth with water, applying an ice pack, and taking medicines, but if untreated, the pain will grow and lead to other issues.
    2. Abscesses/Infections - Gum disease and poor oral hygiene are the usual causes of abscesses and infections. If you have a long-term health issue like diabetes, you may also be at higher risk. If oral infections are not treated right away, they can spread throughout the body.
    3. A cracked or broken tooth (or teeth) can result from biting into something hard, such as candy, or from being struck in the mouth. Finding the pieces of a cracked tooth and seeing a dentist right away will allow the tooth to be fixed.
    4. Very Loose Tooth - Tooth loss can be the result of oral injuries, gum disease, or tooth decay. In some cases, a dentist may be able to stabilize and restore the tooth to prevent extraction.
    5. Knocked-Out Teeth - A dental emergency is when one or more teeth are knocked out. This frequently happens as a result of being struck in the face or having your jaw hit a hard item. The knocked-out teeth might be possible to be replaced if you save them and visit a dentist right away.
    6. Severe Toothache - Inflammation, gum disease, losing a filling, cavities, and severe toothaches are all possible causes of severe toothaches. To find out what is causing the discomfort, you must visit a dentist as soon as you can.
    7. Biting Your Tongue or Mouth Consistently - If you frequently bite your tongue or mouth, you may have bite issues that can be resolved with quick dental therapy to realign your teeth. You could require emergency dental care if you discover that the wounds are not healing or are really painful.

              First Aid for Dental Emergencies:

              First aid for dental emergencies often involves reducing pain and swelling and finding any chips or knocked-out teeth so they can be inserted back into the mouth.

              • Cold compresses and pain relievers: Applying an ice pack to the side of the face may be helpful for mouth injuries, edema, and toothaches. In addition, you can take painkillers on the way to the emergency dentist's office to help with pain management.
              • Recover Missing Teeth or Chips, If Possible: In an effort to save them for re-implantation or attachment, try to locate the missing parts or the knocked-out tooth. It is vital NOT to touch the root of a tooth that has been fully knocked out.
              • Rinsing the Mouth: Warm salt water rinses can help relieve pain and draw out infection in cases of mouth injuries, oral infections, abscesses, and toothaches. You will still need to call your dentist and make an emergency appointment.

              If you have a dental emergency and need treatment, then visit Teeth Care Centre Dental Hospital




              Use of Toothbrush Exceeds More Than Three Months

              Despite the recommendation to replace toothbrushes every two months, the majority of consumers keep their toothbrushes for more than three to four months. Change brushes often to keep your teeth clean and prevent gum infections. Also, the average person brushes their teeth for only 48 seconds per day, despite dentists' recommendations to spend at least 2-3 minutes doing so. 

               Toothbrushes Prefer Open Air and a Short Life

              Due to bacterial buildup, the maximum toothbrush use period is three months. If your toothbrush's bristles are frayed, you might need to throw it away more quickly since it cleans less thoroughly. Your toothbrush should be thoroughly dried after use and kept in a tidy, fairly open container. If not, microorganisms might multiply.

              Don’t Share Your Toothbrush!

              Normally, it's not a good idea to share a toothbrush. Even if your significant other doesn't appear to be ill, using a toothbrush with them can spread bacteria that can make you sick. The healthy human mouth is home to around 700 different bacterial species. These species can be found throughout the mouth in various places.

              Sharing is not caring in all situations!

              Bamboo Toothbrush Trends Are Reappearing  

              Even though the humble toothbrush has spent a long time switching from natural to artificial materials, it is now being returned to its original form. Natural and eco-friendly alternatives to plastic are becoming more and more well-liked as people become more aware of the connection between health, plastics, and the environment. Together with an increase in attempts to protect nature, there is a growing public demand for eco-friendly goods and services.

              Looking for a Dentist in Ahmedabad, Gujarat?

              You can ask your dentist for advice on maintaining proper oral hygiene and tooth-brushing techniques. If you need any assistance, contact Teeth Care Centre Dental Hospital.


              You've probably heard the expression "you are what you eat," and this is especially true for your teeth and gums. The bacteria in your mouth that cause tooth decay and gum disease love those starchy or sugary foods we enjoy.

              The difference between a healthy smile and frequent dental visits is largely determined by your diet. Even with a good oral hygiene routine (brushing twice a day, flossing once a day), keeping your teeth healthy in the long run can be difficult.

              You've probably heard the saying, "You are what you eat," and your teeth and gums are no exception. These starchy or sweet meals are particularly beloved by the oral bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay.

              Your diet has a significant role in determining whether you have a healthy smile or need frequent dental work. Long-term tooth health can be challenging, even with a decent oral hygiene regimen (brushing twice daily, flossing once daily).

              ·           Vegetables (broccoli, carrot, Spinach)

              ·           Fruits (oranges and apples, pears)

              ·           Nuts (walnuts and almonds)

              ·           Cranberries and Raisins (Fresh or Sugar-Free)

              ·           Seeds (pumpkin seeds and flax seeds). 

              ·           Cheese, Milk, and Yogurt

              ·           Water

              The best way to consume this meal is uncooked. Food that hasn't been cooked or treated retains all of its natural nutrients. They massage your teeth and gums, strengthen and keep your teeth brighter when you chew them in their raw state.

              Meals and beverages that are bad for your health and that will make your teeth look pale and unclean include:

              •  Steer clear of sugary meals, which are particularly damaging to teeth and gums. If the sugar is not eliminated, it can attach to the teeth and gums and result in plaque and cavities.
              • Avoid starchy meals as well because they can lead to plaque and cavities if they stay to your teeth and gums. The possibility for injury is increased if starchy foods are left in the mouth for a long time.
              • Soft drinks can damage teeth because the acid in them can "eat" away at the enamel and the sugar in them can lead to tooth decay.

              These are some foods that can help in whitening your teeth. However, you must add wholesome and fibrous foods to your daily diet for overall oral health that includes white teeth and stronger gums. Also, drink a lot of water as it helps in washing away acid-producing foods from your mouth that can stain your teeth.

               For more information visit Teeth CareCentre Dental Hospital.

              CLEFT LIP & CLEFT PALATE

              What is Cleft lip?

              The fourth to seventh weeks of pregnancy are when the lip develops. When the growing facial tissues of an unborn infant don't completely close, it results in a cleft lip, which is an opening or split in the top lip. A little slit or a wide aperture that extends from the lip into the nose can be present in the lip. A cleft lip can develop on one, both, or even both sides of the lip, as well as very infrequently, in the middle of the lip. A cleft lip and palate can coexist in children.

              What is Cleft Palate?

              Between the sixth and ninth weeks of pregnancy, the palate (the roof of the mouth) begins to develop. When the tissue doesn't fuse together when the baby is developing in the womb, it results in an opening or split in the roof of the mouth.

              Other Problems:  Children with a cleft lip with or without a cleft palate or a cleft palate alone often have problems such as:

              1.  Difficulty with feedings.
              2. Difficulty swallowing, with the potential for liquids or foods to come out of the nose
              3. Nasal speaking voice or not able to speak clearly
              4. Chronic ear infections
              5. Dental problems.

              Ratio: The most prevalent birth malformations are cleft lip and cleft palate. It is generally agreed that one in 1,000 births will result in cleft lip and palate. Nonetheless, socioeconomic status, geographic origin, and ethnic background all have a significant impact on its occurrence.

              Causes and Risk Factors:


              Most cases of cleft lip and cleft palate are caused by an interaction of genetic and environmental factors. In many babies, a definite cause isn't discovered.

              Risk Factors: There are a number of risk factors that can raise a baby's chance of having cleft lip and cleft palate, including

              1. Family History: Having a child with cleft lip or palate is more likely for parents who have a history of the condition.
              2.  Diabetes: Compared to women who did not have diabetes, women who were diagnosed with the disease prior to becoming pregnant had an increased risk of having a child with a cleft palate.
              3.  The use of specific medications increases the chance of birth abnormalities, such as cleft lips and palates. These medications are prescribed to treat or prevent seizures.
              4. Smoking or Alcohol: Women who smoke or drink alcohol are more likely to have baby with cleft compared to women who do not smoke or drink alcohol.

              When to see a doctor?

              A cleft lip and cleft palate are usually noticed at birth, and your doctor may start coordinating care at that time. To correct the condition, you will likely work with a team involving a plastic surgeon, maxillofacial surgeon, otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist), general dentist, orthodontist, and oral surgeon.

               For more information visit Teeth Care Centre Dental Hospital

              Fluorides are healthy for children or not?


              Fluorides are one of the most important mineral for development of teeth and its prevention from tooth decay by re-mineralization process. It is present in traces in water and food we eat, which also helps in reduction of harmful effects of plaque to teeth and gums.

              Fluorides are present in community water to meet the daily requirement. According to AAPD, children between age of 6 -16 years should have fluorides in their diet to prevent the decaying of tooth. Children should be exposed to fluorides, when their first teeth erupts. Children below 3 years should use topical fluoride in form of tooth paste in grain size of rice and at 3 years, in pea size for the betterment of teeth under the supervision of parents.

                     Risk from fluoride overuse: -

              ·         During brushing and rinsing, the toothpaste should not be swallowed otherwise it may lead to nausea and vomiting.

              ·         Children below 6 years should be monitored during brushing to prevent overuse.

              ·         Community drinking water fluoride level should be optimum and regularly checked.

               Effect of fluoride: -

              ·         Dental caries (decreased  fluoride level)

              ·         Dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis (increased fluoride level)

              Optimum level of fluoride in tooth paste should be 1000 ppm. The fluoride in form of foams, gels and dental varnish should be applied only by specialized dental surgeon in dental hospital. The fluoride application is recommended in children for prevention of dental caries by healthcare provider in 3-6 months in a year.

              Skilled pedodontist at Teeth Care Centre perform fluoride application procedure according to your child’s particular oral and dental situation. We make a point to ensure that adequate levels of fluoride needed are absorbed by the child’s teeth in order to successfully cease the acidic breakdown of the outer layer of the teeth.We aim to successfully eliminate dental decay from its core before it start.


              Can we remove multiple teeth in single visit from dentist?


              This is the most commonly asked question by people when they visit dentist for tooth removal. It is concerning and intimidating for many patients to get multiple tooth removed in one go, although it is not usual  but conditions like trauma , periodontal problems, multiple decayed and loose teeth in elderly people can be removed under certified oral surgeon. The dentist can prepare the patient before the surgery with some precautionary measure to avoid any complications. It is safe to remove multiple teeth under supervision and prior discussion with patient with certain limitation in medical problem and teeth condition.

              The multiple tooth removal is planned by surgeon keeping in mind the necessity of patient. Usually, one section of teeth are removed which are making issue to patient’s health. This is planned in a way to allow patient’s comfort and intake of meals. Multiple wisdom tooth removal is avoided due to its location and surgical removal may create complication. If the same side wisdom tooth is removed without surgery it can be planned after the 2-D or 3-D analysis.

              Post operative care after multiple teeth removal is mandatory and well explained to patient as there will be restrictions to physical activity, meals, drinks and habits of smoking and chewing areca nut.

              Maintenance of oral hygiene is essential to boost up the healing and prevention of infection leading to post operative complications.

              Teeth Care Centre, have a team of specialized dentist. The oral surgeon after thorough discussion and co-operation from patient’s side ensures the ease and painless procedure during removal of multiple teeth, when there is no medical condition and other complication.



              How improper cosmetic treatment affects mental health?


              A smile can uplift one’s confidence or can leave you with embarrassment and low self-esteem. Mis-aligned, crooked, missing and yellowish stained teeth can be the matter of awkwardness socially and personally. After lots of social campaigns by dentist and health care, now individuals prioritize the teeth and gums instead of ignorance and delays in treatment. But now there have been incidents of mental health issues after improper or misguided treatment. Mental health can be severely affected if the expectations are very high of patients’ or the treatment plan by dentist goes wrong.

              A person undergone with wrong treatment and with outcomes far from the treatment plan goes into depression due to end result, financial loss and irreversible treatment.

              It is important to know the difference between general dentist and cosmetic dentist (specialist of cosmetic treatment and smile makeover), the machinery and armamentarium used by dentist for the treatment plan before the treatment starts and mock up of treatment so that the patient’s expectation can be met.

              Teeth Care Centre practices the cosmetic dentistry with the highest order of skills in cosmetics, the magic is performed by cosmetic dentist to beautify the smile and we use the latest technology of Digital Smile Designing wherein you can foresee the final results of your procedure before actually undergoing the treatment. It not only gives you overall idea of the treatment, but also enables you to put forward your requirements and expectation from the treatment. We create a digitally printed mock up so that one can literally try on the smile you always wanted. We can fix a number of dental defects like discolored teeth, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, missing teeth, chipped teeth, gummy smile and misshapen teeth with smile makeover.

              We abide by the quality services and top- notch quality in terms of hospitality, services and treatment needs.


              Alarming signs you should not Ignore of Bad Oral Health


              According to many oral health care surveys, 80% population ignore the warning signs of oral health. This is important yet ignored. Regular teeth cleaning, flossing, along with regular check up the dentist can prevent serious damage to teeth and gums.

              Signs to consider: -

              1.       Non- Healing ulcers: - Ulcers, sores and tender tissue suggestive of nth number of oral health conditions and with delaying of treatment it can progress to life threatening diseases. For example: - Non- healing wound sometimes indicate diabetes, red and white spots or sores in the mouth can also indicate oral cancer. These lesions can appear as white or as red lesions can suggest the cancer.

              2.       Bleeding and Swollen gums: -Seeing blood on your toothbrush after you brush your teeth can be cause for concern. Healthy gum tissue should not bleed unless you are brushing too aggressively. Gums should hold the teeth in place. They’re responsible for creating a barrier between your tooth roots, nerves, and blood vessels and the foods and drinks you consume. You could lose a tooth or teeth without healthy gum tissue. Bleeding or swollen gums can indicate periodontal or gum disease.

              3.       Bad Breath: -Sometimes bad breath is the result of some specific meal you just ate or a sign that you need to drink more water. But chronic bad breath can be a symptom of dental cavities, tartar and gum disease.

              4.       Sensitivity: -It is normal to have some sensitivity in your teeth as they wear and age. However, sudden or severe sensitivity is a cause of concern. It could be a sign of a cavity, infection or excessive wear to either the gum or the teeth. It could get really painful and restrict you from enjoying your favorite hot or cold beverages and desserts as well.

              5.       Pain: -Sometimes pain can occur due to infection in your teeth roots and gums, indicating some serious issue that is needed to be taken care. Pain can be due to developing cyst, tumor and glandular swelling resulting in spread of infection into the body.

              In Teeth Care Centre, the specialized and skilled dentist suggest the preventive dental care at home by brushing twice, use of dental floss and tongue cleaner and proper diet maintenance as well as professional care to rectify any incipient dental caries or gum diseases.

              Diagnosis is key to any treatment need and with the help of advanced imaging, proper treatment plan the progressive disease can be controlled or stopped.Teeth Care Centre abide by the top notch quality treatment and equipments.

              It is important to understand the signs and work for good oral health, as said mouth is the mirror of human body.



              Making right choice while selecting Dental Crown: -

               As it becomes important to take into the consideration before making the dental visit to the dentist, similarly it is important to discuss all the pros and cons of dental crown types before finalizing it with the dentist.

              A Crown is basically a cap covering the remaining tooth structure, which is broken, chipped or irregularly shaped. Crowns are done to enhance the aesthetics, function and shape of the natural tooth to regain the beautiful pearly smile.

              Points to be considered before selecting the crown:

              ·         Aesthetics: - The most important thing to consider is, the crown should be natural looking like tooth especially in front tooth replacement. The full ceramic (Zirconia and E-max crowns) are more eye-pleasing than metal fused to porcelain crowns.

              ·         Functional: - The selected crown should fulfill the function of tearing, chewing and incising the food.

              ·         Form: - The crown should enhance the shape and size; it should be sleek, not bulky with proper contacts to the adjacent and opposite tooth.

              ·         Bio-compatible: - Some people are allergic to the Nobel metals and stainless steel metal as well, the crown should be not acting as allergen and it should be in harmony with the gums and tissues in mouth.

              Talk to Dentist: -Spend some time speaking with your dentist when choosing the right material for your crown. Being proactive will help you save time and money.

              At Teeth Care Centre, the experienced and very skillful dentist provides the best treatment with able knowledge and use of internationally acclaimed materials and technology. Our team of specialized cosmetic dentist have successfully imparted beautiful smiles to the CELEBRITIES and the ELITES and further aim to dramatically change every flaw to bring out the beautiful luminous smile that you truly deserve.


              Important Instruction to keep in mind for undergoing Oral Surgery


              It is important to know about the precaution to be taken before surgery to avoid any complication in the wound site.


              Before Surgery

              Accompanied by: - Choose someone from family to accompany you on the day of surgery. Depending upon type of anesthetic used, you may not physically be capable of driving a vehicle after oral surgery.

              Eating, drinking and smoking: - Before surgery, a light meal 1-2 hours before is OK, brush and floss your teeth before appointment. No smoking at least 12 hours before any oral surgery.

              Medication: - If antibiotics and other medicines are prescribed by the dentist for some particular procedure, it should be started as suggested for accurate effect of anesthetics and suppression of oral infection. And sometimes the regular medicines prescribed are temporarily stopped as per physician consent and dentist, e.g. heart diseases.

              What to wear and what not: - It is usually advised to wear comfortable and breathable clothes, prior removal of jewelry if required, do not wear eye lenses and lipsticks or makeup.


              After Surgery

              Swelling: - Swelling is normal occurrence after surgery and can be minimized by ice packs for first 36 hours. If swelling doesn’t subside four to five days after surgery, contact the dentist.

              Bleeding: - Mild bleeding from surgical site oozes for initial 24 hour, the gauze piece is placed for 1 hour to control bleeding , if blood comes swallow it with saliva, spitting and rinse is to be avoided and avoid drinking with straws as it will cause suction and ultimately bleeding.

              Pain: - The medication prescribed for pain relief is to be taken as suggested, failure in doing that causes the infection and delayed wound healing and pain.

              Diet: - Healthy and soft liquid diet and cool food. Avoid crunchy, spicy and hot drinks and food.

              Extra precautions: - Alcohol, tobacco and smoking are strictly restricted for at least 1 week after surgery otherwise, delayed wound healing and infection chances increases.

              Oral Hygiene: - Maintain oral hygiene by Luke warm gargles and soft bristle brush in surgical site avoided for next 48 hours.

              Exercises: - Bending, lifting and strenuous activity should be avoided for 7 days following surgery. Do not apply pressure or touch with finger or tongue, it may cause damage to wound site.

              At Teeth Care Centre, we majorly focus on patient awareness along with patient’s compliance with the following treatment, painless and pleasant journey before and after surgery.


              How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush?


              Have you ever wondered that, how many times you should change your toothbrush for healthy gums and teeth in a year? Or have you been using the same brush for years?

              Ideally, you should change your tooth brush in 3 months and go for professionally cleaning twice in a year for the health of oral cavity.

              Reasons to change your tooth brush: -

              1.       After usage for 3 months the toothbrush comes to the end of its life, like every other material the tooth brush bristle also has its working life and gets to a point where it is no longer as effective as for the cleaning around the tooth surfaces and this also includes brush heads on electric toothbrushes.

              2.       A new toothbrush can remove more plaque and tartar than one that is worn out due to over usage.

              3.       As the bristles become worn they become more prone to bacterial or fungal growth.

              4.       Using a toothbrush more than three months might give you dental problems, halitosis or bad breath as it won’t effectively work instead leads to abrasion of teeth due to harsh brushing to clean teeth.

              5.      Worn out bristles can cause gum bleeding and tissue damage.

                    Dental specialist also advises to change your toothbrush after you had an infection such as flu, cold mouth sores or sore throat. If you get sick make sure that change your brush even if it’s not 3 months old yet, as bacteria can breed on those bristles and make further cause the bacterial or fungal infection.

              In Teeth Care Centre, the specialized and skilled dentist suggest the preventive dental care at home by brushing twice, use of dental floss and tongue cleaner and proper diet maintenance as well as professional care to rectify any incipient dental caries or gum diseases.

              As we all know prevention is better than cure.



              How Indian Dental tourism is cost effective for International clients?


              India is the country of vast diversity in food, culture, climate and ethnicity; it is one big country with diversified land and people. It marks the beautiful landscapes of The Himalayas to the sunset point in Kanyakumari, the wet land in east to dry dessert in the west. Thousands of people from worldwide visits India to get dental treatment without paying hefty amount yet get the superior kind of treatment like in west. Maximum number of Indians lives in USA, UK, Canada and Australia belonging to Gujarat state. They visit India for dental treatment as it is 70% cost effective in comparison to other countries and demands same quality treatment, exclusive internationally available materials along with latest technology and advanced treatment methods.

              Teeth Care Centre with International Standard, Latest Technology and Eco-Friendly concept offers travelers from all across the world; a unique and cost effective dental treatments that fits into their budget. Our team of dentists provide world class exclusive dental treatments to our overseas clients with assurance of best quality treatment and very- homely environment. You can enjoy your vacation by visiting many beautiful and excellent historical cities and places of India and simultaneously receive all kind of routine and specialized dental services as per your convenience.


              Why flossing is so important for healthy gums?


              ELIMINATE THE PLAQUE: -Flossing your teeth every day can elevate your oral hygiene and impact your bodily health, too. Everyone has bacteria in their mouth. Some are good bacteria and others are bad bacteria and it is part of everyday life. Goal is to keep the harmful one to minimal level. These harmful bacteria can mix with food & stick to your teeth in the form of plaque. When left unchecked, plaque hardens to form tartar; a hard substance that only a dental professional can remove. Flossing can help reduce the plaque build-up in your mouth. Your toothbrush is unable to reach in the tight spaces between your teeth, but floss specializes in this task. When you floss, you eliminate plaque from these hard-to-reach areas and help prevent tartar from forming.

              REDUCTION IN CAVITIES: -Reducing the plaque in your mouth leads to a reduction in your risk of cavities, as well. When you floss, you scrape the plaque from between your teeth so the bacteria are unable to consume sugars and produce their enamel-damaging acids. Brushing can help the visible surfaces of your teeth, but you need to floss to reduce cavities from forming between your teeth.

              PREVENTION OF GUM DISEASES: -Flossing is a critical component of having healthy gums. Plaque and tartar usually form around and below the gum line, where toothbrush bristles are unable to reach. This plaque can inflame your gums and even lead to gum disease without proper hygiene. So flossing helps in prevention of the gums from plaque formation and further irritation.

              NO BAD BREATH: -Bad breath is a common problem for many people, but flossing is one of the best ways to reduce bad breath. When you eat, food particles can become stuck between your teeth. This can cause your breath to have a particular odor that will only get worse as the food particles start decaying.

              BETTERMENT OF OVERALL HEALTH: -Some scientists and health professionals have observed a connection between dental and heart health. Many harmful bacteria present in mouth causing serious heart diseases. This could mean practicing good oral hygiene —twice brushing, tongue cleaning including flossing — can help keep your heart and body healthier.

              How many times flossing is recommended: - Flossing should be performed daily in the morning and at night, it can be done with the help of prefabricated floss or from the loop. Flossing should not be done vigorously otherwise it may hurt your gums causing bleeding, sore gums and recession. The floss should be smoothly placed between each tooth and now move the floss up and down against both sides of the tooth. Avoid pressing the floss into your gums as this can cause damage.

              @Teeth Care Centre, the gum specialist-periodontist, performs the cleaning of the teeth by ultrasonic units and also educate the importance of flossing in daily basis for utmost health of gums. We at TCC always  advocate the words- healthy mouth, healthy body.



              Is clicking sound normal at upper and lower jaws joint?


              If you are experiencing clicking sound while opening of mouth, during chewing of food and yawning along with pain near the ear, it is not normal. This condition of Temporomandibular joint
              (TMJ)  is called Temporomandibular joint disorder(TMD).

              If you are facing problem of Popping sound or clicking sound followed by sensation of pain, chewing dysfunction, clenching and grinding of teeth habit, then Oro-facial pain specialist should be consulted as soon as possible for the best possible treatment and further progression of the condition.


              Medical conditions associated to the TMJ popping sound are-

              Ø  Arthritis

              Ø  Sleep apnea

              Ø  Dislocated or fractured jaws

              Ø  Malocclusion of teeth

              Ø  Infection

              Ø  Tumor

              Ø  Myo-facial pain disorder

              How jaw clicking sound should be treated?

              With some changes in lifestyle and proper supervision by the specialist, one can get rid of this problem. Teeth Care Centre comprises of highly qualified dental specialists and master degree holders offering comprehensive treatment of TMJ.

              Treatments range from at home remedies, conservative treatments to injections and open surgery.

                >At home remedies: Ice pack or moist hear application at jaws joint and soft diet.

               > Medications: Pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, Botox, Trigger point injections.

              > Oral splints/ Mouthguard.
              > Physiotherapy: Exercises for strengthening and relaxing jaw muscles, Avoid of extreme jaw movements.
              > Therapy: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), Radio Wave Therapy, Laser Therapy, UltraSound.
              > The last resort is surgery. It includes arthrocentesis (This minor procedure is performed in the office, usually under local anaesthesia), open-joint surgery, etc.




              Fluorides Role in Prevention of Cavities


              Fluorides are best known as cavities fighter if taken in optimum amount in diet, it is naturally occurring mineral for so many good reasons. Tooth outermost surface is called enamel, which is the hardest substance made of calcium and phosphorous, when the intake of candy, crackers, sticky food is increased the enamel surface is attacked by bacteria which degrade the enamel and eventually dentin and develop cavities. To  prevent the cavities formation the fluoride in our diet and saliva (from toothpaste and water) fights back to the sugar and forms hard substance layer over teeth and further re-mineralizes the tooth structure, that is why fluorides are considered as superheroes for cavity prevention.

              Fluorides intake for adults in toothpaste should be 1000ppm and for kids between ages 3-6 years is pea-sized toothpaste; community water also supplies the fluoride. An optimum level of fluorides is suggested otherwise it may cause dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis.

              Benefits of fluoride

              ·         Re-mineralizes the tooth enamel.

              ·         Protection from early tooth decay.

              ·         Prevention of bacteria growth.

              How dentist supply the fluoride and reduces further progression of cavities: -

               At Teeth Care Centre, the pedodontist applies the fluorides in three different forms to stop the decaying of teeth and safeguarding the tooth surface at much higher level of fluoride than the amount found in toothpastes and mouth rinses.

              The varnishes are painted on the teeth surface; foams are put into a mouth guard, which is applied to the teeth for one to four minutes; gels can be painted on or applied via a mouth guard as preventive measures. The working professionals suggest to take initial treatments rather than delaying as the food habits are degrading the tooth exponentially. Along with preventive measures, proper oral hygiene maintenance is pivotal for caries prevention.





              We all know, children in the age group of 1-14 years are prone to falls and many traumatic injuries while learning to walk, run ,co-ordination exercises and while playing sports .Traumatic dental injuries accounts up to 17% of total dental trauma among children globally.

              Traumatic injuries in toddlers is unpredictable and most commonly happening in home, playground directly or indirectly impacting the tooth and jaws resulting in

              ·         Fracture of teeth

              ·         Crushing of bones

              ·         Soft tissues injuries like contusion , laceration and abrasion

              ·         Popping out of tooth from socket

              ·         Intrusion and extrusion of tooth

              ·         Injuries to upper and lower lips

              In most cases, tooth and mouth injuries are not life threatening and immediate measures can reduce the complexities. Most common dental trauma occurs in upper jaw and front tooth, luxation of tooth being the most common injury in children.

              Management of dental trauma in kids: The main goal of management is full recovery of involved tooth and surrounding tissues. When injury occurs, first aid should be immediately provided coupled with timely examination by oral health professionals. The permanent avulsed tooth can be re-implanted back to the tooth socket if preserved by the one in the following

              ·         Saliva of the child in the mouth itself under tongue

              ·         Hank’s balance salt solution marketed as SAVE-A-TOOTH

              ·         Coconut water

              ·         Cold raw milk

              The tooth shouldn’t be thrown, scrapped and washed, but immediately brought to dentist for re-implantation. Note- primary tooth is not re-implanted but permanent tooth re-implantation can be done. The fractured tooth can be restored by Filling or Root Canal Treatment after doing the initial check up. The laceration and abraded soft tissues can be treated by ointments and topical applicants along with detailed examination by physician.

              @Teeth Care Centre, we have pedodontist and highly equipped machinery and instruments for the traumatic treatments. We also have conscious sedation system for anxiety and apprehensive children for comfortable treatment, the timely visit and examination can reduce the consequences of trauma, preserving the form and function of tooth and tissues.