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December 2015

Chisel Dental Clinic:Dental Fluorosis – Common among Kids

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Fluorosis is a dental condition that is common among kids. Overexposure to fluoride is the major cause behind dental fluorosis. The maximum chances of getting affected by this condition are during the first eight years of life.During this time the permanent teeth get formed and too much exposure to fluoride can leave them stained for life.

As soon as the permanent teeth appear you must check if your child’s teeth bear stains or not. In case you observe some stains on the teeth of your child then you must make your way to the dentist because your child might have been affected by fluorosis.

These tiny stains or marks can be aesthetically displeasing and can be yellowish or brownish in color. In worst cases, this problem becomes a major cause of embarrassment for the child and this hampers his/her self-confidence. Hence it is essential to help your child to get rid of this dental problem.

Experts from Chisel Dental Clinic say that the foremost reason behind the occurrence of fluorosis is too much use of products that have high fluoride content- for example, toothpaste and mouth washes.

In maximum of the cases, fluorosis affects the teeth in a very minor wayso no specific treatment is required. However if the stains are very much prominent then you must consult your dentist in order to seek some treatment. There are numerous treatments available these days that can cure the teeth that are stained due to fluorosis.

The only way to keep your child away from fluorosis is to restrict the use of dental products that have high fluoride content.Before buying toothpastes, mouth washes and dental creams make sure that you read the ingredients and compositions very carefully. Also make a habit of taking your child to a good dentist for routine check-ups at least twice a year.

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Take Care of your Teeth

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“Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” We all have heard this famous saying but still choose to not take our oral health seriously.         Oral health gives us an overview of our overall health. As our eyes are windows to our soul, similarly oral health is window to our complete health. Paying regular visits to the dentist does not ensure you only a healthy smile but give an inside glimpse of your health, say, whether you might have developed a high BP problem or diabetes. A good oral health helps in keeping many other ailments at bay.

Poor oral health, no doubt, is home to plethora of problems. Endocarditis, Premature birth, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, eating disorders, to name a few, are the problems generated due to poor oral health. There is an association of gum diseases, also known as periodontal diseases, with heart diseases.

Paying regular visits to your dentist can help curbing this major problem of oral health as dentist can diagnose any complication developing at the early stage. But as they say never hide anything from your lawyer, so is the case with your dentist. Provide your dentist with your full medical history and you will be sorted out.

However, there are some things which you can practice to keep your oral hygiene under check. Round the clock dentists clad in white coat in every single toothpaste advertisement advise us to daily brush our teeth at least two times. So, we think we need not have to emphasize more on this basic hygiene care. Another hygiene care which we tend to ignore is cleaning our tongue. Gums, teeth, tongue all are the parts of our mouth. But we, as usual, tend to ignore this significant part of our mouth. We should also avoid eating tobacco and smoking cigarettes. Having green tea on regular basis can help reduce the earlier teeth fall.

Now make a move and rush to the Chisel Dental Clinic to get that white, shiny and fresh smile!

Symptoms of Oropharyngeal Cancer

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The percentage of people getting affected with Oropharyngeal cancer is on a rise. Experts from Chisel Dental Clinic say that there are numerous factors that can be held responsible for causing this issue and an unhealthy lifestyle is one such factor for sure.

There are several indicators that indicate the presence of Oropharyngeal cancer. A lot of people do not pay much attention to these symptoms or indicators until the problem reaches to an advanced stage. Read on to know these symptoms that may indicate the presence of Oropharyngeal cancer or some other sort of problem related to mouth or throat.

  • The most common indicator is the occurrence and reoccurrence ofstinging swellings in the mouth or on the corner of the lips. These swellings or blisters take a lot of time to heal. In case you observe any sort of painful wound or blister, rush to seek professional help immediately.
  • Another symptom includes appearance of red and white patches in the mouth. Though these patches might appear as if caused by deficiency of some or the other vitamin still you must get them checked by a skillful professional. Along with these patches you may also observe small painless bumps on the inner lining of the mouth.
  • Most of the times the people complain that they have been suffering from a sore throat from a long time and no medicine is being of any use. This may be a serious indication of various infections. In severe cases people notice a significant change in their voice. The voice becomes husky and unclear.
  • There might be severe swelling in the mouth and it may cause difficulty in eating or swallowing food items. Apart from this there can be unexplained bleeding in the gums or mouth.
  • Sometimes the indication might be very trivial like- pain in the ear or jaw and it might appear very normal but if it continues for more than a few days then you must know that it can be a matter of concern.

 

 

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