The Effect of Zinc Deficiency on Oral Health – A Sneak Peek

Many of us aren’t aware of the significance of Zinc on oral health. A trace mineral, zinc is apparently naturally found in our saliva and helps us fight bacteria as well as plaque that are responsible for cavities, tooth decay and gum disease.

ROLE OF ZINC

The role of zinc is similar to that of flourides. It helps in demineralization and remineralization of your teeth, further reducing cavities as well as tooth decay. It also protects your teeth against diseases like gingivitis, mild periodontal issues and other gum diseases.

Zinc and Gum bleeding

Another important property of zinc with respect to our oral health is that it aids in healing our oral wounds. There has been a lot of research that reveals the importance of having zinc in our diet because it helps in keeping periodontal health in place. It is zinc, that is your main defense against the plaque that forms around your teeth. Hence, is your body is deficient of zinc it automatically means that your oral health is at risk already. Your bleeding gums would not heal faster if your body is deprived of zinc because without zinc your body cannot transport the Vitamin A that your gums need in order to heal naturally.

And if that’s not enough here’s how zinc offers helps your body in many ways than one –

  1. Fights inflammation

  2. Improves immunity

  3. Improves Skin health

  4. Slows aging

  5. Enhances metabolism

  6. Fights viruses and cold

  7. Regulates blood flow

  8. Avoids blood clot

  9. Enhances fertility

  10. Improves skin health

Having said that, excess could also be a problem and could cause what is known as zinc toxicity. If your body has excess of zinc it could show symptoms like Epigastric pain, Lethargy, Fatigue and vomiting, etc. If you are deficient of zinc then its better to consult a physician before taking any dietary supplements so that you do not get it in excess.

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Speed Braces – All You Need To Know

We all know how braces have always been a useful way to straighten teeth at in a comfortable manner. As far as speed braces are concerned the term itself is self explanatory. Well, yes they speed up the process due to their make which includes attachment to a wireless an elastic tie allowing teeth to move at speed and with less friction.

Speed Braces

Also known as self litigating brackets they are primarily available in two different types –

Active – These come with a thicker wire for putting more pressure on the teeth

Passive – These come with a smaller archwire and are used in the starting phase of treatment.

There are various different brands across the world that manufacture these brackets and some of the international names include in-ovation and Damon to name a few.

As per reports if the depending upon the type of malocclusion addressed, these braces have the ability to reduce the treatment life span by up to six months as compared to the conventional braces.

The material used in the speed braces is same as that of the conventional ones but with 1/3rd the size of the traditional brackets. Due to the smaller size the speed brackets are more convenient to use because cleaning and maintenance becomes easier thus aiding oral hygiene. Even aesthetically they look better than the conventional ones.

Moreover, speed braces fit on your teeth properly making you feel comfortable and ensure that the movement is smooth and without more of friction. The best part it like the conventional ones cannot maintain force levels properly and have to be replaced within a few weeks duration, speed braces can be used for longer periods because of their ability to maintain forces.
*Sourced from Internet

 

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Quackery In Dentistry

Quackery has been in practice in the dental ecosystem for a long time now. A simple reason behind the same being the demand is more than supply, viz. there is a scarcity of qualified dental professionals. The domino effect, gullible people falling to the dupes of quacks, who provide dental treatment apparently backfires.

In India particularly people residing in remote areas, are deprived of affordable oral healthcare services. Quackery, for those who aren’t aware of the term means ‘fraudulent misrepresentation of one’s ability and experience in the treatment and diagnosis of a disease or the effects of the treatment that is provided’.

Even the high court has mentioned a quack as ‘a person who does not have knowledge of a particular system of medicine but practices in that system is a quack and a mere pretender of medical knowledge or skill’.

Quackery

If we go by the statistics, approximately 3000 quacks are already practicing dentistry across India on an illegal basis. Well, there is this huge difference in the allocation of dentists in public and private sector. Again wherever there is some basic oral healthcare facility available the infrastructure is really poor with limited workforce and resources.

Malpractices that the quacks carry out in dentistry include life threatening risks like using the same needle on multiple patients, not using sterilized equipment, no usage of aspepsis while undertaking procedures, using self-curing acrylic for replace a missing teeth. Using an already extracted tooth for replacing a missing one. The aforementioned are just a few examples of unethical practices that people fall prey to due to paucity of oral healthcare professionals. In the name of providing instant and pain-free treatment these quacks fool the people who are not well informed around oral care and are in need of immediate solution to their problems. In contrast, the treatment they receive when they consult such quacks is not only painful but destructive too, at times causing irreversible damage.

This problem too has a solution and the solution lies in providing accessibility to dental services in remote areas alongside stringent polices against unethical practice. Alternatively, spreading awareness amongst people around dental quacks and furthermore training these quacks after absorbing them would certainly help curb these problems to a great extent.

*Sourced from the Internet

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BDS ADMISSIONS 2017-18

RRDCH was conceived under the able leadership of The Moogambigai charitable and educational trust that was set up in the year 1992. Besides being ISO 9001: 2008 accredited, it is also certified by IAO, HLACT and has the recognition of Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow for MFDS examinations.

With a strong belief that good training results in churning out best professionals, RRDCH’S is focus lies in delivering quality education. It already houses highly qualified and experienced faculties and is fully equipped with 9 specialist clinics catering to 600-800 patients daily for optimum practical learning experience. Furthermore, its research facilities are at par with the best dental institutions in India with hi-end facilities like CBCT, T- Scan, EMG and real time PCR that publishes an indexed scientific journal for academic and project support. What’s more, it has entered the prestigious league of dental colleges in the world by installing its own CBCT imaging unit already.


RRDCH offers undergraduate, post graduate and doctorate programs in dental sciences. Additionally, it also offers certificate programs.

Courses on Offer

BDS – 4years

MDS – 2years

Oral Pathology & Microbiology

Public Health Dentistry

Orthodontics and Dento Facial Orthopedics

Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

Periodontology

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Prosthetics & Crown and Bridge

Oral Medicine and Radiology

Phd

Prosthetics and Crown and Bridge

Periodontology

Orthodontics and Dento Facial Orthopedics

Certificate Program – 1 year

Implantology

RRDCH is spread across a lush green campus of 5 acres with facilities like digital library having 6000 volumes of subject matter, cafeteria, spacious clinics, sports & recreation facilities, to name a few. No wonder, RRDCH has been ranked as the best dental college by Newspaper ‘Pioneer’ in 2014.

Well for RRDCH, that was just a milestone in its journey towards excellence in Dental education. There’s much more in the offing.

Admissions to our courses for 2017-18 are now open.

Apply now for a shining career in Dental Sciences.

Campus:

RRDCH – Bangalore
No.14, Ramohalli Cross, Kumbalgodu,
Mysore Road, Bangalore-560 074
Phone: +91-80-2843 7150
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