Chaat Masala on the Cheese!

When the Indian Dental Association collaborated with Switzerland based International Team for Implantology, you know something path breaking is about to happen. What the Team from overseas could not imagine was the sheer numbers -1500 registered delegates to make the Meet one of its kind. The overwhelmed Speakers were seen taking a panoramic selfie of […]

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Painless Local Anaesthesia Technique – A Practice Builder

Administering local anaesthesia to a patient is a science and an art. The “science” lies in understanding the different types of anaesthetics available, their composition, their action, and their application.  The “art” is to choose wisely and master the one procedure that precedes clinical dentistry which could make or break your practice. How do patients judge the […]

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Your mouth when you have a cold

  Taking care of your teeth is simple until suddenly you have constant sneezing or a blocked nose. Coughing, wheezing or sniffing- all these make oral hygiene very difficult. Here are some quick care tips during a cold or flu bout: 1. Hydrate yourself – drink plenty of water. 2. Watch your sugar intake. Use […]

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Toothbrush Tales

There are so many toothbrushes in the market. Ever wondered which one is for you? In reality, any toothbrush you feel comfortable works well. To start with, select a toothbrush head size that easily fits into your mouth and can brush 1-2 teeth at a time. Any toothbrush you choose should have soft but firm […]

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Brushing Blues

You may be one of those who takes excellent care of your teeth. Your mother has been responsible for instilling this good habit. Brush regularly as properly, she said. You have taken her advice and now your routine is set. You brush as well as you can using the best marketed toothbrush and as often […]

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Help for that Gap !

Madonna, Eddie Murphy and Omar Sharif sport big gaps in their teeth giving them a distinctive, unique look. Are gaps for everyone? True, gaps between the front teeth may look cool on a few but for most people they are a source of concern and embarrassment. Gaps can occur anywhere in the mouth but they […]

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Calcium and your Teeth

There is a belief that Calcium and Calcium supplements are good for your teeth.  Milk and dairy products such as cheese are rich in calcium. They contain fatty acids, proteins, and phosphates that have decay-fighting properties. However, there is no proof that by increasing the dietary Intake of these foods it will strengthen the teeth […]

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There’s been a small accident….

Your 12-year-old son has charged his way down the staircase, 2 steps at a time and trips on the last one, landing on his face. Just a minor bruise, but his front permanent incisor has neatly flown out of his mouth and landed on the floor. Different scenarios, an accident, a fight or in sports […]

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What’s a tooth post?

When you have to get a crown for your tooth the dentist says you need a ‘post’. Posts are small pillar-like structures meant to strengthen your tooth before capping. Badly broken down or damaged teeth need root canal treatment. Such teeth are weak structurally and brittle and cannot support a cap unless strengthened. A ‘post’ […]

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Paediatric dentistry guidelines for parents

Children’s first (milk) teeth are important because, apart from being needed for chewing and speaking, they help to maintain space for permanent teeth, developing underneath them in the jaws. If the milk teeth are well looked after, then it is more likely that the second (permanent) teeth will grow into their correct position. DID YOU […]

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