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Prevention is better than cure | Oral Health

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The art of brushing your teeth daily in the morning and at night leads to good oral health. This helps to keep the dental caries and other health issues at bay. A graceful smile will give a happier look on one’s face and personality. Poor oral health is one of the most common health conditions other than diabetes and heart. Healthier and stronger the teeth, the more value add it does to your overall oral health and appearance. Read more is you wish to keep your oral health happy.

True prevention is not waiting for bad things to happen, it’s preventing things from happening in the first place.

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Use of interdental aids like mouthwash, flossing, interdental brushes, waterpik keeps the mouth odour free. Reduced in between snacking, cutting down on sugar intake, gargling soon after having food, keeping a check on what type of food we eat eg; fibrous food helps in cleansing food debris. Eat lots of fruits and green leafy vegetables. Avoid aerated drinks.

The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums.

Dental caries

Dental caries also known as tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems and can be easily prevented by maintaining proper oral hygiene. Hence it is important to treat tooth decay in time. Dental cleaning or scaling is a dental procedure consisting of cleaning of the teeth surfaces, removal of tartar and plaque below the gums and root cleaning. It’s a routine preventive dental procedure carried out for proper maintenance of oral hygiene.

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Cleaning may require single sitting or multiple sittings depending upon the amount of tartar deposits. Patients with high risk of periodontal diseases would require partial (quadrant wise) or full mouth disinfection (FMD). Full mouth disinfection introduced by Quirynen in 2000 is based on the principle of FMD. This means that the scaling and root planning of all pockets and the treatment of all oral niches is done in two visits within 24 hours. The aims of the FMD approach are twofold: first, to avoid the potential rapid translocation of periodontal pathogens; and second, to prevent the reinfection of previously treated sites by untreated pockets or by other intraoral niches.

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Dental filling

A dental filling is a treatment to cure early dental caries and prevent its further progress on oral health. Cavities which are shallow can be filled with pit and fissure sealants. Pit and fissure cavities can be detected during oral prophylaxis and should be immediately treated with pit and fissure sealants thus preventing further decay and root canal treatment. Moderate cavities not reaching the pulp can be treated with fillings. One should keep in mind the consequences of delaying or not undergoing fillings of decayed teeth on time.

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Fluoridated Water

Fluoridated water acts as a cavity fighter in a natural way. This one of the most convenient and easy methods to prevent cavities and cost effective. Fluoride in the right amount helps strengthen our pearly whites. Fluoride concentration in water should be 0.7-1.2 ppm and in toothpaste it should be around 1000 ppm.


Habits such as smoking, tobacco chewing in any form should be avoided completely.

Systemic diseases such as Diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disorder, coronary heart diseases should be evaluated and kept under check as they have a negative impact on oral health.

Royal Dental Clinics believes prevention is better than cure. Teeth are the only part in the human body that can’t repair itself. To protect your smile consult a dentist as soon as possible. Regular visits to a dentist every 3-6 months in order to check for cavities, gum health should be followed.

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  1. A graceful smile will give a happier look on one’s face and personality. Healthier and stronger the teeth, the more value add it does to your overall oral health and appearance.

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