FAQS

Teeth will not become loose because of the cleaning procedure. The teeth are held firmly in place due to the gums and the bone around them. The tartar gathered around the teeth causes infection of the gums and bone. This infection leads to receding of bone and gum levels and thus creates gaps between teeth. This tartar if not removed periodically (once in every 6 months) can cause loosening of teeth. The cleaning procedure will help remove tartar and stop the gum and bone from receding.

Root Canal treatment is advised in cases where the nerve within the tooth is affected either due to decay, trauma or fracture. It involves the removal of the damaged or diseased pulp or nerve, cleaning and shaping the root canal and subsequently filling the canals with a suitable material. This treatment is done under anesthesia and hence painless.

Bad breath or halitosis is a common problem which could be prevalent not only due to dental problems but also some systemic diseases like diabetes, stomach upsets etc. Bad breath can arise due to negligence of oral hygiene, pyorrhoea in gums, food lodgement in decayed teeth, unclean tongue. You could be either suggested the use of a mouthwash, taught proper brushing/flossing techniques and /or treated for dental decay or gum problems

One should visit the dentist at least twice a year for regular check-ups. However, if there is toothache, bleeding gums, sensitive teeth or any dental problem, one is advised to visit the dentist immediately.

Toothbrush manufacturers and dentists recommend that you replace your
toothbrush every three to four months. You should stick to those guidelines if
you brush for two minutes, twice a day, as dental professionals recommend.
One of the reasons that you should throw out your toothbrush after this length
of time is that the bristles lose their cleaning ability. They may fall out or
change shape. Once the bristles become splayed, they won’t maintain their
performance. Frayed bristles don’t reach the spots between the teeth and
along the gum line effectively.

All toothpastes work as foaming agents that help to clean your teeth of plaque and food
remnants. The choice of most toothpastes is governed by their medicinal content and flavour.
Any fluoridated toothpaste is a good general toothpaste for the family. Medicated toothpastes
are available for specific purposes and should be used under the advise of your dentist only.

It is important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while
you're pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that boost the
risk of developing gum disease which, in turn, can affect the health of
your developing baby. Getting a checkup during pregnancy is safe and important
for your dental health. Not only can you take care of cleanings and procedures like
cavity fillings before your baby is born, but your dentist can help you with any
pregnancy-related dental symptoms you might be experiencing.