Tips on Keeping your Smile Intact with Sparkling White Teeth

A smile equals a thousand words, a smile is all you need to break the ice and make people feel nice and many more such phrases around smiles and smiling have been in existence for ages. So, you may see how important a role the smile plays in telling people about us, our personality and body language. Hence, every one of us wants is smile to be extra white and sparkling. These days many dental treatments are available for whitening and smile enhancement but here are some simple tips you may try at home to keep your teeth shining and glowing white.

 

Brush Properly – Brushing is what most of us do at least once a day, but it’s always advisable that we brush at least two times a day. Also, we need to brush correctly. To know more about brushing technique you may simply google and watch a video. If you have been brushing the same way well and good if not that try

Say no to Teeth Staining Food – Addictions like smoking and drinking black as well as frequent cola consumption can stain your teeth. So, it’s advisable to keep it to the bare minimum or avoid it if possible to maintain the teeth color. If you cannot avoid, try brushing your teeth immediately post consumption so keep the staining to the least.

 

Gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is a whitening agent that helps you keep your teeth white as ever. Simple gargle before brushing your teeth daily in the morning and evening and you’ll see the results in no time. It also helps in killing the germs inside your mouth and around your gums as well

Eat Apples – Many of us aren’t aware of the fact that apples are known as nature’s toothbrush and aid the clean process. Other similar crispy foods like popcorn, raw carrots and celery also help cleaning your teeth. Simple consume these foods at the end of your meal so as to get optimum results if you do not brush immediately post food.

Change your Brush – One more vital point to keep in mind for maintenance of your sparkling teeth is changing your toothbrush every three months.  The toothbrush becomes ineffective after three months of usage and hence it’s advisable to get a new one at regular intervals.

Well, these easy tips which you can do yourself can undoubtedly help you keep your smile intact and attractive for a long period of time

 

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HOW TO USE CHEWING GUM FOR DETECTING DENTAL DISEASE

Dental issues are a very common health problem and most of us human beings experience it on a regular basis, ignore it at times too and consult the doc only in times of excruciating pain or aggravating one. Otherwise, it’s more about home remedies and painkillers as a form of treatment.  Over 15% of the middle-aged population is known to suffer from dental problems while many do admit that if they would not have ignored dental issues they could have had an early diagnosis and treatment resulting into better dental health. Even the old adults over 65 years of age complain of infection issues with their implants and result into peri-implant diseases.

Well, here’s some good news in the regard. Chewing gum has now been considered as a solution to diagnose dental issues. As per European Scientists, chewing gum can help diagnose dental diseases which show very little or no symptoms that too cost effective.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Chewing gum has a compound known as denatonium, also known as the taste alarm which acts as a tool for detection of dental diseases. The role of the denatonium is to act as a trip wire and release bitter taste in case if a patient is suffering from dental conditions like peri-implantitis. The bitter taste is an indicator of the same. If there is no gum or dental disease then the gum would taste sweet and not bitter as it does not break down due to the healthy saliva.

The substance testing has been already carried out on patients suffering from infections and is working very well and was observed to be releasing almost three times more bitter saliva compared to patients with a healthy saliva.

Having said that, the researchers have also taken into note the fact that the taste perception does vary depending upon the demographics like gender, genetics, and ethnicity and the bitterness toleration aspect can differ from person to person. Hence, these kinds of demerits and some others need to be addressed still before determining the final result. Furthermore, even if the process is simple as that of chewing a gum, it’s advisable that only qualified dentists supervise the diagnosis and prescribe or suggest suitable treatment.

 

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Dental College Admissions in Bangalore – BDS, MDS

Dentistry is one of the most lucrative careers today and particularly because India is fast turning out to be a hub for medical tourism. People across the world see India today as a center for excellence in medicine at pocket friendly prices. The reason why there is a great influx of students today in India in Dentistry. A lot of students from outside India are also coming to India to study dentistry.

So, with the vision to garner high quality dental education at undergraduate post graduation and doctoral levels and a mission to be known as for innovator in dental education, Moogambigai Charitable and Educational Trust established the Rajarajeshwari Dental College and Hospital in 1992. Present day, RRDCH is NAAC A grade college, recognized by the Dental Council of India, affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and a name to reckon in the Dental Education Fraternity.

The main objective of RRDCH is to provide top notch dental education to deserving students irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds. RRDCH offers undergraduate courses, PG courses, Doctoral courses and Certificate Courses also. Let take a sneak peak through the courses offered –

BDS – Bachelor in Dental Surgery is 5 year long undergraduate course that includes an internship of 1 year.

MDS – Masters in Dental Surgery is a post graduation masters degree course of three years. There are nine specializations under the masters degree course that include subjects namely Oral Medicine and Radiology, Prosthetics & Crown and Bridge, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontology, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Orthodontics and Dento Facial Orthopedics, Oral Pathology & Microbiology and Public Health Dentistry.

PhD – Doctor of Philosophy is a doctoral program under RRDCH with a duration of 3 to 5 years in subjects namely Prosthetics and Crown and Bridge, Periodontology, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Certificate Courses – Presently RRDCH offers certificate course in Implantology of 1 year duration.

RRDCH is a fully equipped dental college and hospital with state of the art infrastructure that includes facilities like wide spanning campus with WIFI connectivity, spacious classrooms, digital library, hostel, transportation, cafeteria, gymnasium, auditorium to name a few. So, if you are looking out to make a rewarding career in dentistry and serve the society to the best of your abilities than RRDCH is the place you need to be. Admissions for the year 2018-19 are now open.

Do You Brush Your Teeth Properly

All of us brush our teeth daily, once or twice in a day but do we really do it the way it should. Furthermore, many of us are not even aware about the type of brush we need to be using. So, let us dig into some interesting or rather enlightening information of sorts around brushing your teeth properly.
Brushing needs to be done using a proper technique. If you happen to brush your teeth really hard or over brush, it might damage your teeth as per dental experts. Brushing hard causes the enamel wear and tear, gums to recede besides cavities on the roots.

Here are a few tips on brushing your teeth properly without causing damage –

Do You Brush Your Teeth Properly

Brush Gently – Your gums are soft and sensitive so whenever you brush, brush your teeth like you iron your pure silk sarees, softly and not like you scrub your bathroom floor. Move your brush in clockwise circular movements gently across your teeth. Do not try the saw like motion.

The Right Brush – Many of us think that buying a brush with hard bristles will help us in keeping our teeth clean. But, it is a myth and a we need to be aware of the fact that a brush with soft bristles can work with better efficiency and without damaging your enamel. Particularly if you have sensitive teeth, a soft brush is a must have for you.

Floss and Clean – Many of us simply brush our teeth sometimes once a day and sometimes twice a day but many of us do not floss or clean our tongue on an everyday basis. This will help you keep mouth odour besides avoiding plaque deposits on your teeth.

Dental Visits routine – Do cleaning of your teeth every six months from your dentists. This will help you keep dental issues at bay.

Well, brushing your teeth the way it should be done can help you reduce a lot of your dental issues and keep your teeth in shape for a longer period. Do it for a beautiful smile that lasts years longer and allows you to hog on that gourmet favorites of yours longer as well. Happy Eating.

The department of Public Health Dentistry is oriented towards meeting the oral health needs of communities that lack dental health facilities. The objective is to bring people at large within the fold of dental health through outreach programs.

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Cosmetic Dentistry – A Sneak Peek

Cosmetic dentistry is a lucrative area in the dentistry stream is drawing attention of lot of aspiring students in India. Cosmetic dentistry as the name suggests deals with enhancing peoples smiles and teeth. This includes the techniques like whitening, filling, bridges, bonding, veneers and more. This is the reason why it is also known as aesthetic dentistry.

We are all aware how a smile can transform the overall personality of a person and hence has always been a related to self esteem. In India cosmetic dentistry is becoming popular because people in India are now trying to look at the restorative benefits that it provides and how it can change the way you look. Even procedures like dental fillings are nowadays considered under this form of dentistry because of the usage of composite materials or porcelain to match the teeth color closely.

Here is a run down five different dentistry treatment options
Full mouth reconstruction – Sometimes, to enhance your smile its important to reconstruct your complete face that includes treatment around bone structure, muscles, bite and teeth. All this would be done to improve your smile and thus your face aesthetics.

Teeth whitening – This is one of the most common procedures that is chosen by majority of people looking for cosmetic dental solutions. This procedure deals with removal of stains like coffee, tea or wine, food or more through the method of bleaching.

Smile Makeover – Wish to enhance your smile, oh yes you can. Smile makeover is the treatment that helps you enhance your smile. Primarily it involves a complete assessment of your smile and then the treatment is worked out. This could involve either an implant or veneer or whitening or gingival sculpting or more depending upon the individual requirement.

Dental Implants – Just imagine a smile with one or two teeth missing. As horrible as it sounds, no one wants to wear that kind of a smile. The solution for tooth replacement is therefore a dental implant. Herein an artificial tooth root replacement is made by the dentist so that your smile remains intact and you feel confident enough.

Dental Veneers – This is treatment is used for filling up the gaps in between teeth. The procedure involves using porcelain or composite laminates that are used to repair cracks and chips in teeth to give them a clean finish. Adhesive bonds are use for the purpose.

There are many other procedures as well that are used in cosmetic dentistry in order to improve your aesthetic appearance and boost up your confidence.

World Aids Day

World AIDS Day – Scientific Program

World AIDS day” scientific programme has been arranged by Public Health department.
Presenters:
1.Dr. Swatanatrakumar Banakar
Deputy Director and State Nodal Officer
Karnataka State AIDS prevention society
Topic: National free diagnostic services in state of Karnataka

2.Dr. Balaji P.
Professor and Head
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology
Topic: Oral Lesions – A clinical indicator in HIV infection

Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital in co-ordination with the Extension Activities Committee and The Department Of Public Health Dentistry observed WORLD AIDS DAY on 5th December 2017. Activities were held all day to mark WORLD AIDS DAY.

The forenoon session of the program included distribution of RED RIBBONS to Dea,Prinicipal and all the Faculty, Post graduate students,Interns and students of various Departments of RRDC & H.

The afternoon session included guest lectures to mark WORLD AIDS DAY.
A brief note on the speakers and their respective talks is as follows:
1.Dr.Swatanatrakumar BanakarDeputy Director –Karnataka State AIDS prevention society delivered a talk on “Free HIV testing centers and initiatives in Karnataka .”

2.Dr.Balaji.P –.Prof and Head,Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology-RRDCH delivered a talk on “ Oral Lesions- An Indicator for HIV infection”

Head of Dept. and Extension activities Committee Dr.Padma K Bhat welcomed the gathering. The Faculty of Department of Public Health Dentistry coordinated for technical arrangements. The program was well attended by Dean, Principal, Heads of Various Departments, Faculty members, Interns, Post graduate and Under graduate Students.

Live Surgery Demo – Workshop on Orthognathic Surgery

Live Surgery Demo Workshop Orthognathic Surgery

Department Of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery And Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics In Asociation With Royal College Of Physcians and Surgeon of Glassgow, U.K.
Conducted a workshop on orthognathic surgery on 13th November 2017 at RRMCH campus.

Professor Andrew Ian Edward BDS,FDSRCPS,MBChB FRCS (surg), FRCS (omfs), PGDipClinEd, Director Of Dental Examinations and International Associate Director Royal College Of Physician And Surgeons Of Glasgow, U.K. delivered the keynote lecture and conducted the live orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Anjan Kumar Shah MDS, FDSRCS, FDSRCPS(G), FIMSA, FIBCOMS, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, RRDCH spoke on surgery first orthognathic treatment.

Dr. Rajkumar Alle MDS, DNB, MFDSRCPS(G), FIMSA, Professor and HOD, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Director Of P.G. Studies, Rajarajeswari Dental College And Hospital, spoke on assessment and planning of facial aesthetics.

The programme was attended by 150 delegates from all over India.

Morning session comprised of lectures. Afternoon session included live streaming of the orthognathic surgery which was the hallmark of the event.

The programme concluded with the felicitation to professor Andrew Ian Edwards.

Bisphenol A- BPA

Is the BPA used in Plastics harming your child’s Teeth

With the constant rise in tooth enamel defects in children, researchers have worked to find out the cause behind the same. The results point out to BPA (Bisphenol A), a chemical that is used in manufacture of plastic as the culprit. The findings are based on the research study that was carried on rats and it triggered the same issue in rats as in human kids.

This defect of enamel is know to have affected around 15-20 percent of the children in the age group of six – nine years. As per a researching microbiologist its effect varies from region to region. In some parts of the world reports show over 40% of the children being affected Enamel is an integral part of the teeth. It apparently covers the tooth and if it gets defected then can lead to dental issues like cavities. So, here is what exactly happens when the enamel gets defected. As per researchers the incisors and molars viz the teeth located in the front as well as the back of the teeth are affected and milky sports start are visible on them. These are known as defects because these are a result of mineral structure of teeth developing weakened regions. It is a common problem and occurs at the time of formation of teeth. Day by day it is rising. The study was further carried out on the rate and the researchers discovered that he weakened enamel in them was due to pollution altered genes.

Well, hormones are an integral part of the body and more so the endocrine system. The are responsible for controlling some of the major body activities be it reproduction, organ formation or energy usage by cells, to name a few. Pollutants have the ability to disguise themselves as these hormones besides slowing down or completely blocking the actions of hormones. Coming to the tooth enamel, two hormones namely androgens and estrogens are responsible for directing the cells to make tooth enamel. While androgen are male sex hormones and estrogens female sex organs, a study stated that two pollutants were responsible for promoting defects in enamel. One was vinclozolin, a chemical used by farm workers and farmers for killing fungi and the other BPA, the more common one. In case you are not aware, BPA or bisphenol is used by manufacturers in making many products like dental sealents, kitchen bowls, eyewear and more. It is also used to make interior coatings of many food and drink cans as well as jar lids.

The results of the studies that were carried out show that tooth defects could be an alarm that the child has been exposed to hormone disrupting chemicals as there is every possibility that these chemicals like BPA do harm to the teeth, though its not yet proven but is evident enough.

 

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All You Need To Do For Wisdom Tooth Pain Relief

Bringing in the wisdom teeth is all about bearing immense tooth ache until its full grown. We all have experienced this uncomfortable and excruciating pain one in our life time. Dealing with this pain on an off can ruin your daily routines to quite an extent by causing discomforting pain. Well, here are a few tips to help you out of this situation.

Ibuprofen – This is kind of a universal mantra of sorts that sure provides relief in the testing times of wisdom tooth growth. Keeping an ibuprofen handy is a good idea. But, do take care of taking a dose that is within the limits.

Ice Pack – Yes, these also do help provide relief against tooth pain naturally without the need of pain killers. They also help in reducing inflammation of jaw line. Try applying it ever 15-20 minutes for good results

Numbing Gel – This is readily available in the chemist shop. Ask for a tooth ache relieving gel and you’ll find a lot of options. The main ingredient in the gel is benzocaine so those who are allergic to this ingredient, do not use it please. For others it is a good alternative for reducing gum pain. You need to apply it on and off throughout the day for good results.

Cloves – Another useful home remedy is chewing a cloves or using clove oil for pain relief. If you prefer chewing the clove then it has to be placed over the wisdom tooth, and is to be hold as a sandwich between the jaws without chewing it. Once you feel relief from pain you may spit it out and use another one. While using clove oil, just soak a cotton ball in the oil and place it on the tooth until you feel better.
Salt water Gargles – Pain at times is caused due to the bacteria in the mouth and using salt water, you can get rid of these pain causing bacteria as salt water is known to be a the natural disinfectant.

Onion – Very few of us might be aware that even onion comes with healing, rather antimicrobial properties. If you chew a piece of onion by keeping on the wisdom tooth or nearby, you will certainly feel that the pain is reducing after some point of time. You may then spit it off. The juice from the onion helps reduce the inflammation.

Tea Bags – Tea does have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and hence sipping on tea made from tea bags works well. The tea bags can also be kept in the mouth where the pain exists once it is cold.

Other than the aforementioned remedies you may also keep drinking water to get rid of the bacteria in the mouth, brush your teeth, floss and use a mouthwash on a regular basis as well as avoid sugar food. This can help you sail through your wisdom tooth growth process.

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Periodontitis casues symptoms and treatment

All You Need To Know About Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a tooth condition wherein inflammation occurs around the tooth due to serious damage caused to the soft tissue as well as the bone that support the tooth. The mainly affect the periodontium, which surround the tooth for support purpose. All the periodontal diseases are a result of periodontium and even periodontitis is one of them.

In Periodontitis, the bacteria stick around the surface of the tooth while multiplying. The immune systems is over actively involved in fighting these bacteria which further results into inflammation. As periodontitis spreads its starts damaging the alveolar bone around the teeth and ultimately leads to the loss of it. If care is not taken then periodontitis may lead to heart attack stroke and other health problems as well. Having said that, another fact is that is is completely preventable because it is caused due to poor dental hygiene.

Causes – Now, for the causes of periodontitis – it generally occurs when a sticky, transparent membrane known as the bacterial plaque develops round the tooth surface. If we do not remove plaque regularly it turns into hard tartar which is again very difficult to remove yourself. You need to seek appointment of a doctor to do that because if not removed it starts damaging your teeth. The damage could further lead to gingivitis which if not cured will result into bacteria growth. They will start multiplying and destroying the bone as well as the connective tissue that holds the teeth. Eventually the teeth start losening up and fall off.

SymptomsPeriodontitis symptoms include inflammation of gums primarily. The gums swell and sometimes turn bright red and purple. They hurt and recede as well which results in teeth looking more long. It could also cause bad breath, bleeding while brushing teeth and flossing. Even while eating, the person does not feel the same because the teeth do not fit the same.

Diagnosis and Treatment – A orthodontist or a dentist examines your mouth and can easily diagnose the same. The treatment includes prescribing antibiotics in form of gel, microspheres, antiseptic chips as well as anti-microbial mouthwash. But, if the periodontitis is at the advanced stage it might require a bone and tissue graft or a flap surgery which removes the calculus in the pockets, removal of tarter and lifting gums back. While bone and tissue graft is done for regeneration of the destroyed gum tissues. This can be done using special proteins for regrowing the bones naturally.

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