Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oral Hygiene Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

Not many people are aware of recent research that associates heart disease and even strokes with poor oral hygiene. A lax regime in oral care leaves the blood low in Lipoproteins, research shows that this disorder is a leading factor in hardening of the arteries. Shimla dentist says that although this isn’t a direct cause of heart disease, it certainly doesn’t help. The hardening causes a narrowing and this restricts the blood flow which in turn leads to high blood pressure. There seems to be a lot of conflicting views on the subject, some researchers are also advocating that strokes, and even diabetes is exasperated by the lack of good oral hygiene. The dentist goes on to say that although research is incomplete, he would always advise his patients to have a good, well advised method of oral hygiene. Every dentist has an advisor on duty, and they are there to prevent problems rather than push up the bill. Getting back to Lipoproteins, these are a very important part of the blood make up; they carry and distribute water and fat around the body. This is an important part of the functions that keep our body healthy, if there is a lack of Lipoproteins in the blood then that can have a knock on effect. Diabetes is also affected by the lack of this protein. Bad oral hygiene kills off the good part of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low Density Protein (LDL), both of which serve to carry naturally produced proteins from one organ to another. If the proteins aren’t absorbed by their receptacle organ then the organ will experience problems, this leads to many of the diseases which together can cause a heart attack. All this can be prevented by spending a little more time on brushing, flossing and making sure that our gums are healthier.A simple regime will go a long way to eliminating gum disease, which by the way is incurable, if you already have a gum disease then it is important that you learn to brush and floss without cutting the infected flesh of the gums. Regular oral hygiene will not only keep your mouth healthy, but now it seems it will keep your heart healthy as well.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dental Implants : May be a solution for you !

There are a number of ways to replace a missing tooth. A dental bridge uses two dental crowns, attached to teeth either side of the vacant space, which act as a support for an artificial tooth. It is also possible to replace missing teeth with partial dentures, but by far the most realistic method of restoring missing teeth is a dental implant.

Dental implants are the only dental substitute to replace the whole of the tooth, including the root. This gives it the extra stability that is sometimes lacking from other restorations. They come in the form of small titanium screws that are drilled directly into the jawbone. They are then left to fuse with the surrounding bone and tissue so that they are extremely firm. The implants then act as a base for a post and crown, which complete the implant procedure.

Single implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth or for patients who have suffered multiple tooth loss and face the possibility of wearing dentures, a series of mini-implants could act as a secure base for a pair of dentures. This alleviates the anxiety suffered by many denture wearers that they are going to fall out at inopportune moments.

Dental implant surgery sounds a lot more unpleasant than it actually is. Although the implant is secured directly into the jawbone, the procedure will be relatively painless. The implant will usually require between four and six weeks to fuse with the other tissue in a process called osseointegration. Once set firm, the dental implant is a permanent addition to the jaw and will last a lifetime. Therefore your dentist may need to examine the condition of your jaw and gums before carrying out implant surgery.For more information call Goma Dental At 177-6450704.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Teeth Whitening : Something To Smile About

Discolored or badly stained teeth can be very embarrassing and cause the patient to be very anxious and self-conscious about their appearance. It can make people very reluctant to open their mouths or smile in public and be the underlying cause of self-esteem issues and even depression. But with modern cosmetic dentistry there is a solution to having discolored teeth.

Teeth whitening has existed for many years but in the past has been hit and miss at best and often prohibitively expensive. But as more and more dentists offer the treatment and more patients use it the price is dropping and the treatment becoming more available. New whitening treatments are hitting the market each year, each promising new and improved whitening that takes less time and yields better results.

Now dentists offer a variety of whitening treatments to suit all budgets and time considerations. These range form short one-hour treatments in surgery to two or even three week concentrated procedures involving take home trays to be worn at night. The active ingredient in teeth whitening is hydrogen peroxide and it works by gradually penetrating the enamel and staining any discolored areas. Any patches of enamel that have been stained or discolored are then turned the same color as the rest of the tooth.

Teeth whitening can be one of the most successful and dramatic cosmetic dentistry treatments, capable of completely transforming the teeth and restoring the self-confidence of the patient. If you suffer from discoloration or staining, ask your dentist about teeth whitening and really give yourself something to smile about.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Restore Smile With Dental Implants

In the past, when a patient had a missing tooth the dentist would replace it with a partial denture, sometimes known as a plate, or with a dental bridge constructed from dental crowns and an artificial tooth attached. These restorations do still exist and are used to some effect but one form of artificial dental substitute is leading the way in terms of realistic treatment and popularity.

Dental implants are relative new comers to the restoration game but they have made quite an impact. The implant itself is a small metal screw, usually made from titanium because it can be used safely in the body. This is drilled directly into the jawbone (providing the bone is of suitable strength and quality, as your dentist for more details). The implant is then left for several weeks or even months in some cases to give it the chance to fuse with the surrounding tissue and bone. Once this process is complete, the implant has effectively become a part of the jawbone and acts as an artificial tooth root. An artificial tooth is then attached to the implant and secured using a screw and post.

This makes the dental implant the only restoration to replace the whole of the tooth form root to tip and gives it its incredible level of solidity and realism. Unlike some other restorations where you have to be careful to watch what you eat in case of damage, a dental implant acts just like a real tooth and does not limit what you can and can’t eat.

It is also possible to have series of mini-implants to act as a base for a set of dentures to clip on and off. Ask your dentist to provide you with more information about how dental implants work and if you could be a suitable candidate.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Biologic Approach To Dental Care

The most fundamental principle in a biologic approach to dental care is that each of us has a unique biologic response to the materials we find in our lives. Most of us do well with whole wheat bread, but some of us have a very bad reaction to it.

How can biological dentist help? First and foremost by paying attention to your health and your history of health issues. If it looks like reactivity to materials might be a problem, we can test to find what materials you are probably allergic to and which ones you probably are not. Depending on your health status it might be appropriate to remove and replace all the materials you are allergic to. Sometimes it might be more appropriate to restore only the newly involved teeth with biologically safe materials.

Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing is helping dentists determine your unique reactive profile. They test for 90 or so reactive compounds and report on over 9800 dental materials. Over the years of seeing their reports, its clear which materials are most likely to cause reactivity. That includes anything with mercury, nickel, beryllium, and some other metals. Dental practice has been mercury-free for decades.

Another area of concern for the biological dentist is root canal therapy. Most of the time root canals are performed so that you can live with a tooth that no longer has living tissue in it, i.e., a dead tooth. Dead teeth can harbor bacteria and toxins that can cause an infection, either chronic or acute. Infections cause a drain on one’s immune system and can cause problems far from their original site.

Traditional root canal therapy removes the bacteria in a gross way but leaves thousands of tiny micro-tubes in the root open. Some researchers and most biological dentists think that is a problem.The problem can surely be solved by removing the tooth. But this approach causes other problems. If you don’t get it replaced, you lose chewing power, and your remaining teeth shift. If you do get it replaced it might mean having to use metal for an implant, or affecting adjacent teeth by placing a bridge.EndoCal system is such an alternative approach that is a more biologically sound root canal procedure.