dental care tips

Today, we are gonna talk about importance of teeth and tips to keep teeth healthy. Teeth are an important and integral part of our body. They help  in chewing and digesting the food, they help us speak clearly and most importantly they give our face its shape. This image clearly depicts the importance of teeth. As per latest research, dental problems can lead to other problems in the body, including increased risk of cardiac diseases. So, it’s imperative to have good oral hygiene.

  • Brushing and Flossing: Brushing and flossing are two important and necessary habits which need to be done to keep dental problems at bay. And if done correctly, can help one maintain good oral hygiene. We are all aware that one should brush twice a day as it is one of the most effective practices for removing plaque and bacteria. However, people don’t know that brushing is only effective, if done with the right technique. Brushing too hard or using a hard-bristled toothbrush can damage the gums and tooth enamel, which leads to sensitivity to cold & hot, permanent damage to the protective enamel of  the teeth, and gum erosion.Brushing should be done in an up and down motion and not side to side.

Now,flossing also helps in removing plaque and bacteria from teeth, but generally people avoid it as they don’t know how to do it. It is recommended to consult your dentist to know the right technique of flossing. 

  • Use Fluoridated Toothpastes:  Fluoridated toothpastes help prevent cavities and tooth decay in both children and adults. So, when purchasing a toothpaste, make sure it contains fluoride in it. However ,the fluoride content in children and adult toothpaste varies. Ask our experts which toothpaste is best suited according to individual needs  .
  • Limit Sugary and Acidic Food: Consuming sugar in excessive quantity can lead to tooth cavities. This is because sugar gets converted into acid in the mouth, which then erodes the enamel of the teeth. So, try to avoid sugary, acidic and starchy food. And if you have cavities, don’t take it lightly. See a dentist before it’s too late!!!
  • Drink plenty of water: Water is no doubt good for our skin , but it’s beneficial for our oral health too. Water helps get rid of some of the sugars and food particles from your teeth that can otherwise cause stains and cavities.It also helps in fighting bad breath and last but not the least, water is a good source of fluoride so basically it is ‘nature’s cavity fighter’!
  • Regular Dental Checkups: We often neglect this but practicing good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups help in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. We visit a dentist only whenever we are having any dental problem. But it is recommended to see a dentist for dental cleaning and general checkup twice a year.

Follow these simple tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you still have any dental problem, we are just a call away. Cosmodontist Dental and Implant Centre is one of the most trusted and recommended dental clinic in Gurgaon. Our highly experienced dentists Dr. Nilay Bhatia and Dr. Vidushi Mayor have helped thousands of patients with virtually painless treatments and are acknowledged as the best dentist in Gurgaon by their patients. 

The New Normal” in Dentistry in the Era of COVID-19

We all are aware of the fact that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected our day to day lives, our businesses and is slowing down the global economy too.  Know what is the “new normal” in dentistry.

According to WHO emergencies doctor, Michael Ryan, “The new coronavirus may never go away and populations around the world will have to learn to live with it”.

We have no idea when this situation is going to end, and this is the “New Normal”. We have to learn to live it.

Dentists are reopening their practices, because all the dental problems can’t be managed through tele consultation always. Dental care is sometimes urgent and dallying can make things worse. However, dental clinics are taking all the necessary precautions and safety measures within their clinic premises.

Dr. Nilay Bhatia, B.D.S, PGAD, is a renowned dentist in Gurgaon and a Principal dentist at Cosmodontist Dental and Implant Centre and a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says dental pain is the worst of all pains and if not treated on time can lead to severe problems. 

How are Dental Practices coping up with these Unprecedented times?

The Government of India has issued guidelines for dental professionals in COVID-19 pandemic situation. According to them, dentists, auxiliaries as well as patients undergoing dental procedures are at a higher risk of cross-infection. Most dental procedures require close contact with the patient’s oral cavity, saliva, blood and respiratory tract secretions. Saliva is rich in COVID-19 viral load. Therefore, it is suggested that all patients visiting a dental practice must be treated with due precaution. Source: www.mohfw.gov.in

Zones and Dental Clinics   

  1. The dental clinics will remain closed in the CONTAINMENT ZONE; however, they can continue to provide tele triage. Patients in this zone can seek ambulance services to travel to the nearby COVID Dental Facility.
  2. In the RED ZONE, Emergency dental procedures can be performed.
  3. The dental clinics in ORANGE AND GREEN ZONE will function to provide dental consults. Dental operations should be restricted to Emergency and Urgent treatment procedures only.
  4. All routine and elective dental procedures should be deferred for a later review until new policy/guidelines are issued.
  5. Due to the high risk associated with the examination of the oral cavity, oral cancer screening under National Cancer Screening program should be deferred until new policy/guidelines are issued.

What is the “New Normal” in Dentistry?

Dental practices are following all the guidelines issued by the Govt. of India  and here’s what you can expect when you visit any dentist post lockdown:

  1. Book Online Appointment: It’s better to book your appointment first rather than going directly to the dentist. Because doctors are treating patients on prior appointments only. You can book your appointment online by visiting the dentist’s website or by calling on the contact number mentioned on their website or any digital channel. Some practices are offering tele consultations also if your problem is not that much severe. So, it’s better to have a word with them before heading to the dental office.
  2. Precautionary Measures of Safety of Patients: Patients are asked to sanitize their hands, they are given a new 3 layered mask, gloves, head cap etc. at the time of entrance. Their body temperature is checked using no-contact thermometer at reception. They are requested not to carry any unnecessary items like bags, laptops or any other thing. They are asked to visit alone if possible.
  3. Hygiene Standards at Clinic Premises: Dental Practices are maintaining a strict hygiene within their clinic premises.Treatment areas are being sanitised with high strength disinfectants, covering all contact points such as handles, computer keypad, etc. with proper and disposable coverings. Electronic or digital payments are highly encouraged to reduce physical contact. 
  4. Precautionary Measures taken during Dental Procedures: Dental practices are making sure that all the instruments like mirror, probes etc are packed separately for each patient and are sterilized using dry heat steriliser (autoclave). They are making sure to use disposable items wherever possible to avoid any transmission of virus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives completely and it’s very unlikely to get the “old normal” back. We have to live with the current situation. Our focus should be to keep ourselves healthy as much as we can. New research by the Oral Health Foundation shows staying at home has led to more than one-in-three (38%) British adults increasing the amount of times they are snacking throughout the day. Snacking can have serious repercussions on our oral health. Whenever we eat or drink anything, plaque bacteria builds up in the mouth. And this produces acids that attack our teeth, causing tooth decay and or any other dental problems. Therefore, it’s necessary that you maintain and follow good oral care habits at home. For more information about new normal in dentistry you can refer to WHO website.

dental-care-during-covid-19

Hey Guys. Hope you all are keeping it safe. We have reopened our dental clinic in Gurgaon. Read on to know more about dental care during COVID-19.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created a global health crisis that has had a deep impact on the way we perceive our world and our everyday lives. Working, shopping, travelling etc – the COVID-19 outbreak has fundamentally changed many things. As we have no clue about when this situation (COVID-19) is going to end and this is the

At Cosmodontist Dental and Implant Centre, our patients and our staff’s health and safety is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, we are taking all the necessary precautions within our clinic premises to provide you good and safe dental care. Dental care is sometimes urgent and putting it off can sometimes make things worse. Some problems can be managed through tele consultation but many times it requires dental visits.

Dr. Nilay Bhatia, B.D.S, PGAD and a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says, dental pain is the worst of all pains and if not treated on time can lead to severe problems.

Here are the following measures taken at Cosmodontist Dental and Implant Centre:

  1. First of all you can book your appointment online as per your time availability. Then, you might receive a call from our clinic asking about your current health before confirming your appointment. If your problem is not that much severe and can be handled through tele consultation, we will arrange that for you.
  2. As you visit us, you will be asked to sanitize your hands properly, you will be given a 3 layered mask, gloves, shoe cover and head cap at the time of entrance.
  3. You will be requested to visit alone if possible.
  4. Your body temperature will be checked using no-contact thermometer at reception.
  5. You will be requested not to touch anything in the clinic.
  6. You will be offered paper towels instead of cloth towels which you used to receive earlier.
  7. You might find our dental assistants sanitizing the treatment area with high strength disinfectants and covering all contact points such as handles, computer keypad, etc. with proper and disposable coverings.
  8. You might see our dentists clad in PPE kits just to ensure extra safety for all of us.

These are some of the safety measures we are following within our clinic premises to make your dental visit 100% safe. Let us know if you have any other queries related to dental care during COVID-19.

Oral health = Overall well-being.

so book your appointment with us today!

braces

If you think you’ve already crossed the age to wear braces, it’s time to rethink. More than ever, a lot of adults are opting for braces these days to align their teeth. Braces help in straightening and alignment of teeth giving you the perfect smile! Not only this, but braces also give relief from overbiting or painful mouth bites which may occur if someone has crooked teeth. Let’s find out how to correct misaligned teeth ..

At Cosmodontist Dental & Implant Centre, we have multiple orthodontic treatments available for perfect teeth alignment. Over the years, advancement in orthodontics had led to the use of different materials for making braces. Most of the adults opt for invisible braces over the traditional ones. Below mentioned are some of the types of braces which are commonly used by adults:

Metallic Braces: These are the most common and traditional option available if any person thinks about braces.

Ceramic Braces: These braces are not as prominent on the face as metallic ones. They are clearer looking and made up of composite materials.

Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are simply metallic braces but the only difference is that these are attached to the backside of the teeth and not visible outside.

Invisalign: Invisalign Braces are one of the preferred braces treatments in Gurgaon. Invisalign is a set of clear removable aligners which are the modern replacement of braces used for teeth alignment.

Depending upon the condition of your teeth and the amount of realignment required, our Orthodontist (Braces Specialist) will guide you with the best choice of braces for you.

Our clinic is well equipped with modern equipment and technologies to ensure virtually painless braces treatment. We have a team of highly experienced and best dentists in Gurgaon. If you have any questions or queries, you can schedule a free consultation with our Orthodontist.

Because, it’s never too late to get a perfect and beautiful smile.

how-to-choose-a-good-cosmetic-dentist

Are you looking for ways to restore your teeth and have a perfect smile? We’ve got you covered! Cosmetic dentistry has made it possible to improve your aesthetic appearance without having to worry about your teeth health anymore. We’ve compiled a list of the top things to keep in mind while looking out for a good cosmetic dentist. Know how to choose a good cosmetic dentist:

Step 1- Have a clear thought of what exactly you’re looking for?

Before starting your search, make sure that you know exactly what you want when you visit the dentist. You may have disfigured teeth or excess gaps or excess appearance of gums. It’s good to have a basic idea of the perfect smile that you desire-a natural smile, a celebrity smile or any specific way you want your teeth to look. 

Step 2- Research the choices of the best cosmetic dentists 

You can search online about the best cosmetic dentists in your vicinity, check their reviews and recognition. Their association with renowned organisations like the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry or similar ones will ensure they are updated with current dental practices and procedures.

Step 3- Schedule an initial appointment

Once you’ve shortlisted one or two dentists near you, schedule a consultation.On your first visit, you can decide whether to go ahead with the dental procedure or not by understanding your comfort level with the dentist.

Ask about different options to improve your smile like composite or ceramic veneers, teeth reshaping, gum recontouring or simply braces.

Always ask to see the aesthetic cases done by the dentist and see for yourself if they have the expertise you are looking for. This will help you make the final decision of choosing the right cosmetic dentist.

Summary:

The selection of the best cosmetic dentist for you is a crucial step for getting your dental treatment right.

Dr. Nilay Bhatia from Cosmodontist Dental and Implant Centre is one of the best cosmetic dentists in Gurgaon. He had been nominated for the Best Aesthetic Dentist 2019 Famdent awards and was also the Official Smile Care Expert for Clarions Miss Indian Diva 2016. 

Root-canal-myths

The following are the myths about root canal and tooth pain that misguides people. Root canal treatment can be frightening, but it acts as a tooth saving procedure. Check out the myths and facts about root canal treatment:

MYTH 1: You only need a root canal if you have a tooth pain.

There are many tests involved that help us to know whether the tooth is dead or needs a treatment.

MYTH 2: A lot of pain is involved in the root canal treatment.

The treatment helps to relive the pain of the tooth and does not cause any pain.

MYTH 3: Root canals causes infection.

Not only are root canals safe and effective, they eliminate bacteria from the infected roots of teeth, improving both your oral health and your overall health.

MYTH 4: It is better to get the tooth extracted than to have a root canal treatment done.

Own teeth are the best to keep. So, one should take all the treatments that can help to save the teeth.

If you have any other questions or queries related to root canal treatment, then schedule an appointment with our specialist. Or if you know any other myths and facts about root canal treatment apart from these, then share with us.

diffferent-types-of-teeth

Did you know you could be damaging your teeth without even knowing it? Everyday habits that seem innocent may actually be wrecking havoc on your mouth. Here are the worst offenders and how to avoid them.

  1. Using teeth as a tool. We’re all guilty of prying packaging or ripping tags off with our teeth, but that needs to stop! Instead, use an actual tool, like scissors, or invest in a small multi-tool key chain so you’re always prepared.
  2. Nail biting. Biting your nails is unhygienic and puts you at risk of catching illnesses, and can also permanently damage the nail. Furthermore, just like using your teeth as a tool, it can do damage to your teeth. Try kicking the habit by getting a manicure.
  3. Chewing ice. While it may feel refreshing, chewing ice puts a of unnecessary pressure on your teeth. If you really must chew something, try sugar-free gum. And if you have persistent urges, talk to your doctor. Studies show iron deficiency anemia may make people more likely to chew ice.
  4. Using toothpicks incorrectly. Frequent and overly aggressive use of toothpicks can damage teeth and gums. If you do have an annoying piece of food stuck in your teeth, dentists agree it’s okay to use toothpicks sparingly and gently, but flossing and brushing are preferable.
teeth problems during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very beautiful moment in a woman’s life, however hormonal changes occur in our body that alters its normal behavior. This is the reason why it’s important for us women to take good care of our teeth and gums while we are pregnant. These hormonal changes increase the risk of developing gum disease because it makes gums more sensitive, which makes it easier for gingivitis to develop, and this can affect the health of the unborn baby. Read on to understand the teeth problems during pregnancy.

Understand, the increased likelihood of getting periodontal disease. It is very common to experience pregnancy gingivitis, identified by and uncomfortable swelling, bleeding, redness or softness in the gum tissue. A more advanced oral health condition (periodontal disease) may also affect the health of your baby. Research has shown that an expectant mother suffering from periodontal disease might deliver a premature, low birth weight baby. As a matter of fact, these pregnant women may be seven times more likely to have a baby that is born earlier and smaller that the usual, which may increase the risk for future health problems and disabilities.
If you’re pregnant and receive a positive diagnosis for periodontal disease, your dentist will recommend a common non-surgical procedure called scaling and root planning. With this procedure the root of your tooth or teeth are deeply cleaned to remove plaque, tartar and bacterial toxins, this may reduce the risk of having premature or low weighted births. Additionally, this procedure should reduce many of the pregnancy gingivitis symptoms.

Avoid dental treatments at specific times during pregnancy. For precaution, during the first trimester and second half of the third trimester dental treatments should be avoided as much as possible. You need to let your dentist know about your pregnancy and have routine dental care and checkups. If you have any other queries regarding teeth problems during pregnancy, then schedule an appointment with our dentist today.

With all the hassles of your daily life, it is very important to take care of your dental health. Here are few things that we suggest:

  • Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day to keep your mouth away from bad breath and decay.
  • Floss, floss and floss! Add flossing to your daily routine. This helps to give a new life to your oral health.
  • Visit your dentist regularly. Our team will be able to provide you with a professional teeth cleaning, gum disease evaluation, in-depth check-ups, diagnostic exams and cavity-prevention techniques that you just can’t do by yourself.

There is a lot you can do to keep your mouth healthy and enhance your smile. Schedule an appointment at Cosmodontist Dental and give us a chance to take care of your smile.