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Simple Oral Hygiene Tips for Kds

1. Sharing utensils with kids can lead to transfer of cavity causing germs to your child. Refrain from this activity.

2. Give your kids fluoridated water and healthy food. Decrease their intake of sugary snack, drinks and foods. Sugary and acidic drinks increase the chances of your kid getting cavity by eroding away the protective enamel layer of teeth.

3. Introduce Sippy cup and take away the bottle after consulting with your medical provider. Putting babies to bed with a bottle leads to constant supply of food to harmful bacteria living on teeth, which exponentially increases the risk of cavities.

4. Kid’s first dental visit should be no later than age 1 year old. Taking kids to see a dentist at an early age helps develop a familiarity with the dental environment. Regular dental visits should also be a priority.

5. Start brushing kid’s teeth with fluoridated toothpaste as soon as they start to erupt through the gums until they can brush by themselves. Monitor their brushing habits.

6. Dental sealants can be placed on biting surface of teeth to prevent cavities. Ask us about this service.

7. Kids should brush their teeth for 2 minutes and twice per day.

Importance Of Fillings

What causes Decay?

Bacteria that live on teeth. When sugar is consumed, bacteria use sugar to manufacture acids that dissolve the teeth and cause tooth decay.

Cavity destroys the tooth structure and weakens it. If this problem is not addressed and treated early, the decay would reach nerves and tissues within the tooth, which may cause infection and pain. At this point, tooth will require root canal treatment. If lot of tooth structure is lost and tooth is deemed non-restorable, we might have to extract the tooth. Getting your fillings done early will prevent this from happening and will also eliminate pain caused by sensitivity due to untreated cavity. This will not only reduce your dental expenses but will also promote your oral health.

Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth. Today's implants are not susceptible to periodontal disease or tooth den poster4decay – the processes that cause breakdown and loss of natural teeth. They are considered permanent – and in most cases can last a lifetime! A dental implant used to replace a missing tooth is a more conservative, less invasive, more durable and more natural and comfortable alternative.

An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It's composed of two main parts: One is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant.

 

Dental implants are intended for use in either the upper and/or the lower jaw to support prosthetic devices, such as artificial teeth. By integrating with the jaw, they enable restorations that range from replacement of one single tooth to an entire arch of bridgework, or as stabilizing elements for overdenture applications.

 

In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. There is good news for denture wearers; even complete dentures can now be supported by implants in what is called an overdenture. The advantage of an implant-supported overdenture is that it is completely stable, with no slipping, no rocking and no falling out. Speaking and chewing are unaffected. With an implant-supported denture or fixed bridge, there is no longer any need to use adhesives or to be concerned about teeth that move.

 

Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

 

Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types of Restorations?

There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a "partial" at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

 

Are You a Candidate for Implants?

If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

 

What Type of Anaesthesia Is Used?

The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office under local anaesthesia, with or without general anaesthesia.

 

Do Implants Need Special Care?

Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.

 

Studies have found that the success rate for today's dental implants is as high as 98 percent, with no or little discernible bone loss. In the hands of a properly trained and skilled specialized dentist, they are a safe, predictable and most often preferred alternative to old-fashioned bridges and dentures.

 

Father Tobin Dentistry provides dental implant services to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results

As an experienced dentist, Dr. Surinder Singh Khurana has extensive training and experience in all aspects of dentures and implant dentistry, which allow him to create natural-looking, precision-fit, implant-supported dentures and partials.

If you are considering dental implants, we at Father Tobin Dentistry will perform an examination and advise you if you are a candidate at your consultation. Implants are placed in our clinic with minimal to no discomfort.  Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, Dr. Surinder Singh Khurana will uncover the implants and attach the healing abutment. At the same time, our team will design the final bridge or crown to complete the treatment.

In addition, with technology available in our clinic we are able to offer 'Teeth in a Day'. For many, it is possible to extract failing teeth, place the necessary implants and place fixed, non-removable temporary restorations in a single appointment. This provides for both immediate functional and cosmetic replacement of failing teeth, minimizing the disruption to a patient's busy life style.

Wisdom teeth

Top Ten Reasons To Remove Wisdom Teeth

10. Even if your wisdom teeth don’t bother you, infection and inflammation are more likely to occur in the gums surrounding your wisdom tooth as they are hard to clean. Once the inflammation starts, it is very hard to eliminate and may spread to adjoining teeth. Top reasons to remove wisdom teeth9. Some studies have also linked preterm or low birthweight infants to oral inflammation associated with wisdom teeth. 8. Wisdom teeth are usually non-functional even if they fully erupt through the gums. 7. Cysts and tumors associated with impacted wisdom teeth require complex procedures to remove. Restoration of jaw function and appearance in such cases is some cases, impacted wisdom teeth develop associated cysts and/or tumors. removal of such lesions require extensive procedures to re pair and restore jaw function and appearance wisdom tooth impacted 6. As you grow older, there are higher chances of complications associated with wisdom teeth extraction. So get them extracted at a younger age. 5. Since wisdom teeth are hard to keep clean, the adjoining gum tissue gets inflamed and results in gum tissue recession, loss of jawbone height and in severe cases, tooth loss. 4. Wisdom teeth may contribute to crowding of nearby teeth. 3. Even wisdom teeth that seem to be problem-free (asymptomatic) remain a breeding ground for oral infection and inflammation. Research supports the concept that such inflammation may enter the bloodstream and contribute the development and/or progression of a variety of diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. 2. Once it has been determined that a wisdom tooth will not successfully erupt into your mouth and be maintained in a healthy state, early removal of wisdom teeth is associated with faster and easier recovery. 1. The number one reason for removing your wisdom teeth is Peace of Mind.