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The Importance of Tongue Cleaning


Tongue Cleaning and its ImportanceMost of us are stringent when it comes to Dental Care; we go for regular check-ups, brush our teeth regularly and are very careful of what we eat. Yet it is impossible to stay clear of dental issues and problems resurface every so often. Be it bad breath or weak bleeding gums, there is always a need for oral care.No matter the amount of importance given to our teeth, oral hygiene remains incomplete. This is because the Tongue, also Read more

Importance of cloves for teeth


Do you know the Importance of cloves for teeth? We all have our grandmother’s remedies for small health problems like a headache, toothache or stomach ache. There are some remedies that are common for different households throughout the nation. One such remedy is the use of cloves; they make for an amazingly easy and effective remedy for toothaches.Toothaches are a nasty little problem that disrupts our routine. We can’t eat, talk, laugh, work and somehow one of our hands automatically Read more

Embracing Your Braces - Know the Facts


In today’s world Braces are very commonly taken up as a cosmetic tool to aid in giving a perfect set of teeth. We see children of all ages wearing braces and flaunting it.Braces are not only restricted to children these days as there are so many options for adults to wear braces too with minimal interference! Invisalign is one of the most popular clear aligners that adults prefer these days for Dental Corrections.Braces nowadays are also a style statement. Read more

3 Important Things Only a Smile can get you


Technical Glossary - Smiler (The person imparting the smile), Smilee (The receiver of the smile)While the technical glossary above, may have been entirely made up, the rest of the article isn't.1.     I am really good!Nothing says that you are confident as much as a natural smile does. Ironically, not even you actually saying that you are confident, says that you are. The following is how the smilee’s brain instinctively deconstructs the smilier’s smile – “It is common sense that in Read more

The Importance of Tongue Cleaning

Tongue Cleaning and its Importance

Most of us are stringent when it comes to Dental Care; we go for regular check-ups, brush our teeth regularly and are very careful of what we eat. Yet it is impossible to stay clear of dental issues and problems resurface every so often. Be it bad breath or weak bleeding gums, there is always a need for oral care.

No matter the amount of importance given to our teeth, oral hygiene remains incomplete. This is because the Tongue, also a part of Dental Care, gets forgotten in the process. The tongue is also exposed to the food and thus becomes a breeding ground for the germs and bacteria. Food particles also settle on the Tongue becoming the prime reason for bad breath in most cases. Tongue cleaning is an essential routine that needs to be practiced along with regular Dental Care like Brushing, flossing and mouth wash.

Bad breath is not a dangerous problem but a serious issue whose roots lie in improper tongue cleaning. The tongue is the only organ that is starts on the inside (to the floor of the throat) and ends on the outside, resting on the lingual surfaces of the anterior incisors. As you breathe from your lungs through your throat, the mouth carries this foul smell due to the culturing bacteria that spread throughout your mouth and throat

Tongue cleaning for oral health

 

There definitely is a solution to this issue and cleaning our tongue regularly can bring down the possibility of bad breath. Tongue Scrapers are the magic wands that help us remove the sediments on our tongue and rids us of the bacteria/germs that could potentially harm our Dental and normal health. Just scrape your tongue gently till you remove the yellow-white patch on your tongue. Rinse well, use a mouth wash if needed and you are done.

This is all the care that your tongue needs for you to stay clean with a minty breath!

Ayurveda often relates the colour of your tongue with your digestion; more often than not it is true. A dirty tongue gives an indication of a bad digestive system with a history of digestive problems. Therefore the necessity for a clean tongue has been stressed upon in Ayurvedic Treatments as well.

You could also brush your tongue if you do not want to use a scraper. Start from the outside and brush your way to the inside as far as possible.

These are a few basic measures to keep your oral problems at bay. For complete Dental Care and professional help we are there for you, at Dr. Smilez to give you a beautiful and healthy smile!

 

 


Importance of cloves for teeth

Do you know the Importance of cloves for teeth?

We all have our grandmother’s remedies for small health problems like a headache, toothache or stomach ache. There are some remedies that are common for different households throughout the nation. One such remedy is the use of cloves; they make for an amazingly easy and effective remedy for toothaches.

importance of cloves for teeth

Toothaches are a nasty little problem that disrupts our routine. We can’t eat, talk, laugh, work and somehow one of our hands automatically can’t be used as it holds the part of the face where the toothache occurs. So it becomes something we would like to get rid of as soon as possible. The first option is going to the dentist who would give on the spot treatment and also diagnose the root underlying the problem.

But in case the Dentist is unavailable or you are not in a position to immediately visit a dentist, the toothache becomes impossible to control. This is when clove comes in handy; it contains eugenol which is an antiseptic and anaesthetic. This gives a temporary relief and also wipes out number of germs in the process.

Keep a complete clove in the affected tooth, press it between your upper and lower teeth. The clove will release bitter syrup like oil which has the medicinal quality. Keep it in your mouth for some time and then spit it out. Make sure not to ingest it as ingestion might cause side effects. After some-time rinse your mouth with warm water. It will help to subside the pain for a few hours’ time.

Avoid excessive usage of clove over a short time period as it can do more harm than good when used repeatedly. Nowadays many medications for toothache contain a portion of clove oil. Clove is a boon for those who need immediate relief from a toothache; it has helped our forefathers fight toothache through the medieval times and it remains true to its effects till date.

However this is not always a complete solution to your problem, it is necessary to consult a dentist in such circumstances to treat the main cause of the ache. Book an appointment at Dr.Smilez to check your teeth and get rid of that toothache.

Interesting fact: Did you know that Indonesia grows 80% of the cloves in the world?


Embracing Your Braces – Know the Facts

In today’s world Braces are very commonly taken up as a cosmetic tool to aid in giving a perfect set of teeth. We see children of all ages wearing braces and flaunting it.

Braces are not only restricted to children these days as there are so many options for adults to wear braces too with minimal interference! Invisalign is one of the most popular clear aligners that adults prefer these days for Dental Corrections.

Braces nowadays are also a style statement. With various types of braces (coloured, clear, gold, designed) available in the market, Embracing your Braces could have never been easier & fun too!

Embracing your braces - fun facts

Some fun facts that you did not know about the braces:

  1. Contrary to belief Braces are actually not magnetic.

Nowadays traditional metal braces and the wires used to move the teeth are made with stainless steel, they are sometimes mixed with nickel titanium or copper titanium, a technology that was actually developed by NASA! That’s why braces are not magnetic.

  1. One of the oldest civilizations, Egyptians used braces.

The first evidence of appliances being used for orthodontics dates back to 1000 BC, Mummies have been found with crude metal bands around their teeth (needs no guessing why) and in ancient Greece, appliances were used to maintain space and prevent collapse of the teeth.

Braces used in history - In Egypt

  1. The first braces were made of gold.

In the early 1900, dentists used 18-karat gold wires, bands and other parts. Gold was used for its ability to be moulded, but patients had to keep coming back for frequent adjustments because the gold would get too soft and move.

 


3 Important Things Only a Smile can get you

Technical Glossary – Smiler (The person imparting the smile), Smilee (The receiver of the smile)

While the technical glossary above, may have been entirely made up, the rest of the article isn’t.

1.     I am really good!

Nothing says that you are confident as much as a natural smile does. Ironically, not even you actually saying that you are confident, says that you are. The following is how the smilee’s brain instinctively deconstructs the smilier’s smile – “It is common sense that in a human body, the brain prioritizes its tasks and assigns bandwidth in decreasing order of priority. Which is why you see sports-persons or singers often put up hideous, contorted, “make the baby laugh at any cost” kind of faces when they are performing a difficult move or reaching an unreachable note. The brain orders all energy to be channeled to the feat being performed that it runs out of energy for even the basic task of putting up a presentable face in public. So when the smiler smiles when performing a task, it means that not only is the smiler on top of things, the smiler even has spare bandwidth to perform a low priority task such as put on a smile. This can mean only one thing. The smiler must be pretty good at what the smiler is doing!”. Your simple trick – train your brain to prioritize the smile above all else and come out looking like the undisputed ruler of any activity!

2.     You want a piece of this happiness?

For most crushes, the first contact point is a picture. Picture the moment where you “innocently” tried to find out the name of the cute person in the otherwise boring picture in the endless album, your loved one is bombarding you with. Picturing it? Do you remember what the cute person that caught your eye was wearing? A smile! This is exactly why you should be prepared to pull out your beamer anytime your picture is being shot. To make sure you are “crushable” in the picture. A crush is often more than just physical attraction. It is about wanting to spend time with the other person. And not just time-time but a fun time. Would you go out with the hot stud that whines all the time? I wouldn’t! You would want to go out with a person that’s happy already so that you can start having a fun time instantly.  So how does the smilee’s brain instinctively deconstruct this? Simple. The brain is naturally programmed to trigger a smile only when happy. Therefore if the smiler is flashing a smile, the smiler must be happy! Your simple trick – Remember to flash a bright smile whenever you are being photographed. You never know which picture will bring you the ulti-mate dividends!

3.     Do you feel comfy?

Confidence and positive attitudes are no doubt important. But to nail your selection, the final step is how you make the other person feel. Despite being convinced of your capability and outlook you will be picked only if you can make the picker feel comfortable. How on earth do you instantly make an unknown person comfortable? Simple. Just smile, gently. Have you ever wondered, which is the point in a relationship between two beings where they move beyond being just strangers? Let’s go back to the instinctive deconstruction of the smile by the smilee’s brain. No brain in its right frame of mind would flash a smile at a stranger. If the smiler is smiling at me, it can only mean that we aren’t strangers any longer. We must have moved to the next step in the relationship. Your simple trick – Pull out your best smile to move past the stranger zone to seal your deal in style [ie. seal your deal in smile 😉 ].

Don’t just project any smile. Project your best smile because that is your most powerful weapon. To make your smile flawless ensure that your teeth are lined up neat and clean. Also remember that your breath can go a long way in defining you. If not perfect, it can make others go a long way!

Don’t forget to leave your comments and let us know how many times this article made you smile.


Here is the Logic behind Brushing before and after Sleep

Brushing the teeth is the most important cleaning up activity that we are advised to do twice a day. But why has it become a practice to base the brushing habit based on our sleep patterns? Is there a science behind it or has it just been a practice for many many years without any particular reason?


The Less-Known Facts of Menopause and Oral Problems in Women

If you did not already know this or never thought about this, then this article is a must read. Just like Puberty, Menstruation and pregnancy, menopause also causes hormonal shifts that affects the oral health.


Does Teeth Extraction for the Elderly cause Discomfort?

Older people do tend to have more complications associated with tooth removal and extraction. This is one of the major arguments by the proponents of wisdom tooth removal as a preventive measure when there are no symptoms of wisdom tooth problems. Some medications that seniors may take may also have side effects that affect oral health. Seniors can have additional problems from a tooth extraction, including increased healing times.

Oral health is very important to overall general health of the elders. Oral problems get accumulated and become more complicated with age. The side effects and the difficulty to perform the treatment increase with age too. Hence the elders must have immediate oral care even when a small issue arises. This might reduce the complexity of the oral treatments.

Another issue that the elders face is the already deteriorating general health. For instance, people with cardiovascular problems could have hypertension. Hence, during dental treatments, it is crucial that the geriatric patient is monitored completely and make sure that their hypertension is under control.

Elders will also face a lot of discomfort after tooth extractions because they might have lesser capacity to  withstand pain is very less. Hence, they must follow the medications and the safety measures to the T to have a pain-free post operative period. Some elders might have palpitation much after the operation and this could be because of various reasons.  It is always advised that they should have enough rest and be comfortable at least for a few days after the tooth extraction.

These are the reasons that make it imperative to get a second opinion for tooth extraction for the elderly. Oral healthcare is a serious issue for the geriatric patients.  Immediate treatment or the lack of it can cause varying results depending on each patient. So every elderly patient must be carefully observed and their medical history studied before deciding on the right path for them. Gum disease or Tooth Decay can cause serious complications if left untreated for loo long, likewise dental treatments, especially tooth extractions can affect their overall health if not performed with extreme care.

Get consultations from Geriatric Dental Experts before you take the elderly for any Dental procedures.


When do we need a Root Canal Treatment?

Are you suffering from mild to sever pain in your teeth? Are they very sensitive and eating/drinking has become a chore? These could be because of various reasons, but one possibility is an affected root canal. The root canal treatment is done to retain a dead tooth that has been severely affected because of deep cavity penetration. But how will you know if you need a root canal treatment?

 


The Best way to Restoring a Decayed Baby Tooth

Children are definitely more prone to cavities and thus, finding decays and caries on their baby tooth is quite natural. But the question arises when you are not sure how to treat such baby teeth as they are eventually meant to fall off. Experts at the Dr.Smilez Group of Dental Centers have put together a simple method to help you decide what would be the best way to restoring a decayed baby tooth.

How much longer are the baby teeth going to be around?

Baby teeth erupt at various stages and usually they all fall off in the order they come in. Typically, this means the lower front teeth are the first to come in and fall out. The molars are the last to come – between 6 to 7 years and they are more likely to have a cavity due to the child’s eating habit.


How does Laughing benefit your health?

Smile as we know it, is the first feature people notice and creates a striking difference in the way people perceive each other. If we were to move a step ahead and talk about how a smile could become a laugh, would that still be a striking facial feature? More importantly, how does laughing benefit your health?