Intro: From cavities to brushing, from implants to scaling… Here are the top dental questions answered… By our dental expert, Dr Raj Arya.
We all have the need to visit a dentist every once in a while. Although we all know the basic dental hygiene drill to follow, there are more important questions that all of us should know answers to. We got our dental expert and dentist near me, Dr Raj Arya, Director, MedCare (dental clinic near me), New Delhi to answer our questions for us.
Question: Is it required to have a dental checkup on a regular basis?
Answer: According to dentists, every person must visit his/her dentist every 6 months for a periodic checkup. In case of children, taking care of oral hygiene is very important for betterment of the permanent teeth.
Question: what is the need for teeth scaling? What myths are associated with it?
Answer: In case a person is suffering from bad breadth or bleeding gums or itching in any part of the mouth, then he/she must visit the dentist for a complete checkup. Need for scaling is necessary whenever the teeth are not getting properly cleaned with normal brushing. Notably, there is no side effects or any tooth sensitivity that arise because of scaling. Also, there is no gap to be found after scaling.
Q: I have the habit of grinding teeth, which causes eroding of teeth. Is there any cure?
A: The main reason of teeth grinding is stress. It is found that people who are reeling under stress start the habit of tooth grinding. So, stressbusting is the first step to stop the erosion of teeth; otherwise it could lead to cavities or teeth sensitivity. In case people grind teeth during night, then they are given night guards, which aligns the teeth and prevents one from grinding in sleep.
Q: Is neem stick good for oral hygiene?
A: Definitely! Neem sticks, which our older generations used, are scientifically the best for our teeth because neem has anti-bacterial properties that strengthen our teeth. But since we are not living in the era of using neem sticks, brushing is the best alternative.
Q: What can be done to cure Staining of teeth due to smoking or tobacco consumption?
A: It is always recommended to quit smoking or tobacco consumption. But as we know every habit takes time to quit, till then the consumption of low tarring nicotine is necessary since the mouth cancer cases are increasing day by day. Therefore, people who smoke or consume tobacco must visit their dentist regularly.
Q: What is a dental implant?
A: It is a medical device or a screw that is inserted in the place of a missing tooth in the jaw. A dental implant works as a replica of the missing tooth. Dental implants, although costly, work superbly. There are many implants that are imported from abroad.
Q: What is tooth sensitivity and what can be done to prevent it?
A: Tooth structure’s enamel part has denting under it, which is sensitive in nature. At any time if the enamel chips off and the sensitive part is exposed, it causes sensation, which is called tooth sensitivity.
Q: In case of Halitosis (bad breadth) should I visit and ENT specialist or a dentist near me?
A: Bad breadth can be caused due to three to four main reason. These are bad oral hygiene, throat infection, severe gastritis, or diabetes. A visit to a dentist is necessary first and in case of no issue found with the teeth then visiting an ENT specialist is advised.
Q: Are whitening chewing gums and whitening toothpaste effective?
A: No, the plaque formed on the teeth is what is cleaned but toothpastes and chewing gums are of no use for permanent whitening. In case you need to whiten your teeth then you must visit dental clinic near me for a bleaching process. Also, teeth whitening before a period of three years can be harmful. Instead people can opt for the tooth polishing, which is not harmful at all.