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Know your health by your teeth

Research has shown that taking care of your teeth can save your life. Not quite metaphorically, it literally acts as a caution against major diseases thus taking the first step towards saving your life.  The bacteria in the teeth and unhealthy gums can cause platelets in the blood to form clots which in extreme cases could result in a heart attack or stroke. Generally the most commonly ignored symptoms to some of the diseases, build slowly and steadily in the mouth.

So here’s are some signs that our dentists at Dentzz dental ask patients to watch out for, read on to find out what they are and how you can save yourself before it’s too late:

  1. Pale teeth and bleeding gums:

While this comes across as a very easily ignored common phenomena among most adults, it can be an indication towards greater health problems. This can be an indicator of blood disorders. Starting to floss daily and brushing twice a day is the simplest way to deal with bleeding gums and pale teeth and transform them into strong gums and healthy teeth.

  1. Frozen jaw:

In lay man terms a frozen jaw is when your jaw gets stuck while you are eating or talking or doing anything else. Sometimes this could cause bone loss in the lower jaw. This bone loss could be an early indicator of skeletal osteoporosis. Basic exercises of the jaw help with a frozen jaw. A frozen jaw might also occur because of a small jaw in which case you could opt for an extraction and restructuring treatments for your teeth to give space to new teeth.

Healthy Teeth

  1. Inflammation in the mouth:

This is less of an indicator and more of a direct cause for various digestive and intestinal diseases. Inflammation in the mouth secretes certain enzymes that corrode or spoil the food we eat and thus cause stomach disorders. It is also coupled with fever sometimes. Consult with a dentist when this occurs and they might prescribe over the counter creams or tablets which would temporarily sooth the inflammation and improve dental health.

  1. Other diseases:

There are certain diseases that cause severe oral health issues. Diabetes and Cancer deteriorate oral conditions and cause severe gum problems and a degradation of the overall health of the teeth and mouth. AIDS also is another such disease. Not only does it cause bad dental health and severe dental problems but AIDs itself can also be caused by oral infections.

Smile Care

Most diseases that are caused or are the cause of various other diseases, start in the mouth.  So it is very important to consult an experienced and skilled dentist as soon as you notice any dental health issue as it might just be your body communicating other larger health concerns to you. Your mouth could be your personal health indicator as long as you are alert and learn to heed the signs. If you notice any of these signs call and book an appointment with Dentzz today and put all your worries to rest.

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5 tips to make the most of your Dental Visit

There was a time when people used to visit a dentist only if they had to get a root canal or any other procedure. But that trend has changed today and more people are opting for regular dental checkups and cleanups.

Often we do not know what to do or what questions to ask our dentists to make sure that our teeth are healthy and fine. So here are 5 tips to make the most of your next dental visit:

  1. Prepare Well

Before you head to the dentist, list down all the questions you would like to ask. Be it a bleeding gum issue, pain, sensitivity, soreness in your mouth, problems with brushing etc. any problem, big or small should be discussed with your dentist in detail and at length to understand and take proper measures.

  1. Take Notes

It’s the age of the internet but that doesn’t mean that your old pen and paper won’t do the trick. Many times our dentist tells us various ways to take care of our teeth, what to eat, what not to eat, what brush to use, what toothpaste to use, how many times to floss, but remembering all of this can be a little overwhelming. So take notes. It’s easier, it’s practical and if you miss out on something, you can ask him to mail you the information.

  1. Honesty is the Best Policy

Be honest with your replies. Your dentist is going to ask you a lot of questions related to your daily healthcare routine. Maybe it’s been over a week since you last flossed — don’t feel embarrassed to say it. For the best care for your teeth, it is important that your dentist in Mumbai knows what kind of problems your teeth are facing and gives you solutions accordingly.

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  1. Be Consistent

Most of us want to be the ‘good kid’ in front of our doctor and put our brush into overdrive a week before. Do not do that. No matter how much you try, nothing will happen in a week’s time and you might actually end up hurting or damaging your teeth or enamel or even your gums. Always stick to your routine and let the dentist decide what needs to be done further.

  1. The Past can shape your Future

If you’re changing your dentist, make sure you bring in your dental records and history with you. It is important for any dentist to access your medical history before going ahead with any kind of checkup or major procedure like dental implants or cosmetic dentistry. So do not forget that bit.

Better smile

Make sure that you remember all these tips the next time you visit your dentist as it will help you and the doctor to work together to create a healthy and beautiful smile. In addition, it will be smooth ride not just for you, but also for your teeth.

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Space age dentistry

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If you are experiencing:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back ache
  • Orofacial pain
  • Tingling sensation of hands
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Popping or clicking of joints
  • Vertigo

Then it’s time to pay a visit to the DENTIST.

While traditional Dentistry focuses only on teeth and gums, Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the harmonious relationship of the teeth and gums with the masticatory muscles, tempero-mandibular joints and nerves which together forms the masticatory system. If there is disharmony in any part of the masticatory system, all the other parts get affected. Neuromuscular Dentists are concerned with the entire functioning of the mouth including chewing, swallowing, speaking, biting, yawning, singing etc.

Dentzz has been one of the pioneers of neuromuscular dentistry in India. Neuromuscular Dentistry deals with correcting the bite and aligning the jaw; to put it in simple words, Neuromuscular Dentist puts the jaw in its optimal position, thus relieving the symptoms associated with TMD (Tempero Mandibular Disorder).

When the jaw is not aligned properly, the hard and soft tissues get affected which can cause various physiological problems such as:

  • Headache and migraines
  • Jaw pain
  • Neck ache
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Clicking or popping sounds in jaw joints

The above problems are the manifestation of a BAD BITE!

So what is a good bite?

A good bite is:-

  1. When you bite, all your teeth should touch together at the same TIME.
  2. All the teeth should apply the same FORCE. The force of the bite should be evenly distributed.
  3. The muscles of your head and jaw should be in relaxed or rest position while the teeth are separate and should evenly work together without hyperactivity when the teeth are clenched together.
  4. The joint (TMJ) should be healthy and comfortable without any sign of clicking, popping or pain.

As we know now, that the most important determinant of a good bite or occlusion are factors such as timing, force and location, and the only way to diagnose such problems with extreme precision is by using Hi-End technologies like T-SCAN, JVA( Jaw Vibrational Analysis) and EMG (ElectroMyoGraphy).

What is T-Scan?

It is a diagnostic device that records a patient’s bite force dynamics including timing and location of force. Unlike earlier methods of occlusion detection using special papers, waxes and pastes, T-Scan provides absolutely accurate, detailed and reliable information. Thanks to the T-Scan, we are able to detect trouble spots in places where there is contact of the upper and lower teeth which may cause a toothache or headache, sensitivity of teeth, damage of dental fillings, denture rupture, implant failure, gum disease, tooth loss, or temporomandibular joint disorders.

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EMG (Electromyography)

Electromyography is a technique to measure the electrical activity of your masticatory muscles. This technology can be synchronized with the T- Scan to give us detailed and accurate findings and correlation of a bad bite to a sore muscle. It helps us in determining the underlying cause of a muscle spasm, or muscle tenderness or hyperactivity and muscle incoordination if any.

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JVA (Jaw Vibrational Analysis)

JVA is a fast, non-invasive and repeated measurement of the vibrations of the Temperomandibular joint (TMJ), which aids in diagnosing various disorders of TMJ. It is based on the simple principle of motion and vibration. When smooth surfaces rub against each other it produces a little vibration and friction. But when these surfaces become rough, it produces vibrations of different wavelengths, which helps us determine various disorders of the joint.

JVA

We at Dentzz have mastered the art of using such technologies and we pride ourselves on being the pioneers of Neuromuscular dentistry in India. We have successfully trained various doctors and treated various patients with myofacial symptoms and all other symptoms related to a bad bite.

So the next time you are down with a headache, maybe it’s time to visit a ‘NEUROMUSCULAR Dentist’ instead of simply popping a painkiller.

 

 

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