My dear friend Anamika asked me how to have pearly white teeth….this post is for her and all my lovely readers…
TOOTH BLEACHING or TOOTH WHITENING refers to same procedure . It is an elective procedure, which you can undergo to lighten the natural color of your teeth.
Before we proceed to the procedure details of bleaching it’s important to know that tooth discolorations are of two types….
1. Extrinsic stains:-which are basically deposits on tooth surface and are treated by scaling and polishing.
2. Intrinsic stains:-may be due to:
-inherent yellow color of the teeth.
-teeth that have stained during their formative years (remember tetracycline’s)
-blackening of tooth due to any trauma.
-bad habits like chewing tobacco or pan masala or smoking.
-drinking excess of tea/coffee/cold drinks
Tooth bleaching procedures mentioned here refer to intrinsic stains.
TYPES OF TOOTH BLEACHING:-
1. In-office bleach
2. Home bleach
As promised in P A R T – 1 , here in this post we are going to discuss some tips to help you maintain good oral health before, during and after pregnancy.
BEFORE YOU GET PREGNANT:-
Make a dental appointment before planning or getting pregnant. That ways:-
1. Your teeth can be professionally cleaned and gum tissue carefully examined so that the chances of developing gum disease gets minimized.
2. Any other oral health problems like existing cavities can be treated in advance.
3. Also letting your dentist know about pregnancy plans can help in planning x-rays and other treatments.
Hi…recently I attended a seminar on “sensitivity of teeth in Noida on 18th June 2011,right after I completed a post on sensitivity. It was held by a very eminent dentist Dr . Porus Turner. Based on his clinical studies and clinical experience he shared with us brand new sensitivity toothpaste that has been launched in India by Colgate.…
It’s called Colgate Sensitive Pro – Relief.
You must have seen its commercial by now on your TV’s but here I m going to tell you behind the scenes story from a dental point of view that common people don’t have access to…..
How is this toothpaste better than the others available in market….?
1. It contains an ingredient called ARGININE which is found naturally in our saliva. Hence it is more suited for our mouth. And is more effective than potassium nitrite and strontium chloride found in so many sensitivity toothpastes…
2. It contains calcium carbonate which further increases its effectiveness in controlling the sensitivity.
3. It contains 1000 ppm of fluoride.which helps in preventing cavities on exposed dentine
4. It contains very less silica (the common abrasive found in sensitivity toothpastes) hence it is less abrasive than regular ones and does not increase sensitivity on prolonged use.
5. It does not stain teeth as it does not contain strontium chloride found in many sensitivity toothpastes.
6. It tastes very fresh and nice
7. And finally….IT CAN BE USED LIFELONG……..it won’t stain teeth and it won’t cause increased sensitivity on prolonged use…..
8. COST PRICE
RS 70 FR 4O GRAMS
RS 120 FR 80 GRAMS
9. And how to use this tooth paste. Take a little amount on your clean finger and massage it onto the area of tooth where you are feeling sensitivity for one minute and then wet your brush and do regular brushing. This paste is to be used twice daily……
Any queries…….I m all yours to answer……..
When I started writing on this topic I never knew that the article is going to be this long. When I finished it was almost 4 word document pages. Long isn’t it? And I didn’t want to erase anything.
So to keep your interest in this topic and to avoid making it boring I have split the post in two parts
In first part we are going to discuss the various ways in which pregnancy affects our teeth. So let’s begin.
PREGNANCY….the most beautiful phase in a woman’s life…especially if it’s the first one. When you are pregnant you know how important it is to take special care of your body. However you should also know that pregnancy is the time to take extra special care of your teeth and gums, that’s because hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy can increase your chances of developing gum disease and cavities, and can affect the health of your developing baby. So while you are pregnant make sure you practice good oral hygiene and take healthy and balanced diet and do regular dental visits. By doing this you will not only avoid dental problems of your own rather you will also contribute to the healthy development of your baby’s teeth.
Sensitivity of teeth….
Before we precede onto this topic let me give u a brief about tooth structure…
Basically a tooth comprises of three layers….
1 enamel-the top most and hardest layer. It’s white in color.
2. Dentine-the second layer beneath enamel. It’s yellow in color. It’s softer and more sensitive
3. pulp-third and the innermost layer. It’s red in color. It’s the most sensitive part of tooth as it contains the nerve supply and blood supply of tooth.
So when enamel gets abraded or erodded, due to any of the causes mentioned below, the softer layer that’s dentine get exposed to the oral cavity (that is your mouth).so whenever we eat or drink anything we feel sensitivity. And when the damage extends beyond dentine then it reaches the inner most layers called pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels and then u start feeling pain.
Now let’s get to the topic….
What is sensitivity…..?