Thursday, March 23, 2017

Is saliva important?

Saliva is a watery liquid secreted into the mouth by glands, providing lubrication for chewing and swallowing, and aiding digestion. It plays an important role in our mouth. Saliva secretion (formation) are protective in nature. Lets see how.
1. Saliva mechanically cleanses plaque on teeth surface. It also buffers (neutralizes) acid produced by bacteria and controls the further growth of bacteria in mouth.
2. Saliva acts as antibacterial agent. It contains various elements like bicarbonates, sodium, potassium, calcium, fluorides, lysosomes, agglutinate etc. that prevents the growth of bacteria in mouth.
3. Calculus formation, gums diseases and dental caries (cavities) are prevented by flow of saliva in mouth.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dental plaque

Dental plaque is one of the most ignoring things in our mouth and it can be most harmful to your teeth. So we can say it is a silent killer.
For those who don't know, plaque is a layer of bacteria that forms on the surface of the teeth and generally appears colorless and sticky. This deposit forms when the food and fluids we consume collect on the teeth and gums and mixes with saliva. These bacteria when comes in contact with sugary food they form a type of acid. These acids are harmful to your teeth because they can weaken your enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to break down, eventually resulting in cavities. Moreover plaque buildup can also lead to gum diseases, the red and swollen gums that sometimes bleed. If it progresses, severe periodontal (gum) disease can develop. Gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, allowing the bacteria to destroy the underlying bone supporting the teeth and gums. May lead to tooth loss.

If you follow these simple tips, you can prevent plaque formation :
  • Plaque usually starts forming on your teeth between 4 and 12 hours after brushing. This means that if you do not brush your teeth at least twice a day, there’s a good chance you’ll start developing oral problems related to plaque.
  • Brushing alone is never enough. Your toothbrush may never get to the food deposits that are stuck in between your teeth. With flossing you’ll be able to clean in between your teeth.
  • Visit your dentist in every  six months for having your teeth professionally cleaned. Dentist usually recommend teeth cleaning because it helps maintain clean teeth and removes hardened plaque and stains.
  • Brushing with the right toothpaste and right technique can make all the difference in preventing plaque. If you are concerned about plaque it’s a good idea to choose a toothpaste that is specifically manufactured to prevent plaque.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Knowing dentistry in my way

I know some people don't like to go to dental clinic because they
  • think it hurts
  • don't like the drilling sound
  • have many misconceptions
  • have bad experience about treatment
  • thinks it's too expensive
  • needle injection fear and many more

Let me tell you, a good Dentist will always make sure to come out of your fears and misconceptions.
Okay, when you go to visit a dentist there are some terms or difficult words that your dentist says and it's obvious that you would have faced difficulty in understanding it. Some of them like plaque, calculus, root canal treatment, scaling and polishing, cement filling, caries etc.
To explain all these terms I am going to write series of article in my blog to just elaborate it in my way.
Hope it will help you know dentistry easily.
Thanking You ......

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Scientists says there was no evidence for link between bad gums and heart problems

The US scientists reviewed journal articles looking at links between gum and heart diseases. They atlast come to a result that while people with gum disease may be at greater risk of heart or artery disease, the association is probably coincidental. Both conditions have common risk factors, such as smoking, aging and diabetes, and both produced similar inflammation markers.
Source : www.telegraph.co.uk

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