Choosing the best dental clinic: 5 essential tips

Your oral health is just as important as your overall health. Therefore, maintenance is essential. In order to ensure that your oral health is in perfect shape, you have to visit the dentist for regular checkups , Do Your Research : Look into your options and their services. Everything is a few clicks away, so hop online and get the job done. Look into reviews, surveys, and tributes from previous clients to make the process easier for you. If you are not one who relies on online reviews, approach your family and friends for recommendations. Word of mouth is very important when it comes to assessing a clinic and doctor’s reliability because it comes from other people’s personal experiences.

Why dental care is important?

Dentist visits are not very exciting; we agree. However, going to the dentist does not always entail fixing a problem. Most people amongst us only pay a visit to the dentist when they are in pain or have aesthetic concerns that need addressing. There are very few amongst us who pay visits to their dentists regularly for routine checkups. Routine dental checkups, in fact, are just as important as medical checkups. Your oral health affects your life in ways that you may take for granted. Your mouth can reflect your body’s overall health by exhibiting signs of disease or infection before experiencing other symptoms associated with the ailment. Dental health and care are thus integral for your overall wellbeing. The following is a list of reasons explaining why preventative dental care is beneficial to you.

Achieving the perfect Hollywood smile

“Smile is the beauty of the soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

Your smile plays an integral role in creating your persona and accentuating your charisma. What makes the perfect smile? A perfect set of teeth.

Having perfect teeth, unlike most beauty trends, never goes out of style. Flawlessly aligned, pearly, bright, and gap-free white teeth; what more could anyone ask for?

Vitamin D Deficiency and Dental Health: What you need to know

When it comes to dental health, most of us tend to focus on simply maintaining good oral hygiene. Some of us go the extra mile and try to reduce sugar intake in an attempt to prevent the incidence of dental caries.

You would think that a strict oral hygiene regime and reducing the intake of sugar would be the key to attaining excellent dental health. Good dental health requires more than just superficial maintenance.

Your teeth are a living and functioning part of your body that require essential nutrients to thrive. One such nutrient is vitamin D.

Wisdom tooth extraction: A detailed insight into a routine dental procedure that is feared by many

Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine surgical procedure that is performed to remove the wisdom teeth. It is an outpatient procedure, i.e., you can go home on the same day as the procedure, Wisdom teeth: The basics, Wisdom teeth are third molars that erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. They are the last permanent teeth to appear in the mouth.

When wisdom teeth do not have room to grow, they may result in pain, infection, swelling, as well as other dental issues. For this reason, wisdom teeth are often extracted.

In fact, most surgeons recommend extracting asymptomatic impacted wisdom teeth as well to prevent potential future problems.

Dental Aligners: All your questions answered

We all want the perfect smile; however, most of us are not blessed with perfectly aligned teeth. Needless to say, we could use the extra help.

Braces are the conventional treatment modality used to align teeth. Braces, however, are not the most aesthetically pleasing option out there.

Clear orthodontic devices, or dental aligners, are a series of clear, tight-fitting custom-made mouthpieces becoming increasingly popular nowadays. They slip up on the teeth and work to align teeth the same way braces do without the aesthetic concerns.

Flexible Dentures: Everything you wanted to know

Losing your teeth does not mean that you have to bid farewell to your beautiful smile. When it comes to restoring lost teeth, the two most common options that we present to patients are dental implants and dentures. Dental implants are undoubtedly the best treatment modality when it comes to replacing lost teeth. They are stronger, slow down bone loss, and, most importantly, are permanent. Dental implants, however, are costly. Dentures, thus, are an excellent economical alternative solution. Flexible dentures are a specialised variant of conventional dentures that are recommended depending on the patient’s need. Flexible dentures: How are they different from conventional dentures? Conventional dentures feature a metal base plate, acrylic gums, and resin or porcelain crowns. Although sturdy and durable, traditional dentures can be uncomfortable and contribute to irritation and soreness during the initial days of wear. They are also prone to breakage if dropped. Flexible dentures are a softer and more flexible type of partial denture. They are made with a thin thermoplastic material that bends and flexes to fit the mouth. While standard dentures may be used to replace the entire dentition, flexible dentures are partial and thus can only be used to replace a few missing teeth.

Dental care amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has presented an unprecedented global public health crisis. Therefore, it is important to address concerns regarding routine dental care during these trying times. The coronavirus spreads via respiratory droplets and thus can be inhaled. Some dental devices can spray these droplets putting both the doctor and patient at risk. The majority of dental practices are not designed to offer such high levels of protection. The CDC and American Dental Association (ADA) have requested dental offices across the globe to limit operations and stop non-urgent visits and surgeries in attempts to control the spread of the virus. For this reason, dental visits during the COVID crisis have been limited to emergency care only.