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Dr. Sachdeva’s Dental Aesthetic And Implant Centre

I 101, Ashok Vihar Phase 1, Delhi- 110052

q 1 why should one see the dentist regularly

Q.1 Why should one see the dentist regularly?

Many people do not see their dentist regularly unless they have any dental problem. Dental visits are important to keep your teeth & gums healthy in order to prevent dental problems in future. People have misconception of wasting money over a regular dental check up but they are not actually aware that they are preventing dental problem before they reach advanced stages. Usually most of the dental conditions do not show any symptoms unless they attain the advanced stages of the disease.


q 2 is flossing teeth mandatory even if i follow

Q.2 Is flossing teeth mandatory even if I follow brushing regularly?

Yes flossing is as important as brushing teeth. Brushing helps in cleaning & removing the plaque & debris present at the surface of teeth, whereas flossing helps to remove the film of bacteria & food from between the spaces of your teeth. Flossing helps you to preserve & keep your gums healthy by cleaning them regularly. One should floss once a day in order to get rid of plaque present between the two surfaces of teeth.


q 3 how can i convince my kids to brush their

Q.3 How can I convince my kids to brush their teeth regularly?

Kids follow what they usually see, try brushing your teeth in front of them so that they become keen to follow the same activity. Once they see you following the good dental habits, ultimately they will try to implement the same into their regular activities. Besides all this you can show them videos of kids brushing their teeth, also consult your dentist as soon as child’s first tooth erupts into the oral cavity.


q 4 how can i prevent cavities certainly cavities

Q.4 How can I prevent cavities?

Certainly cavities can be minimized by regular brushing & flossing your teeth. Be certain that you brush or rinse your mouth after every meal. Try to minimize the amount of sugar along with your meal. Even if you are sweet aholic just make sure you rinse your mouth & do not forget to visit your dentist in North Delhi.


q 5 how x rays are helpful

Q.5 How x-rays are helpful?

X-rays helps your dentist to visualize the bone along with the teeth.

An x-ray examination reveals:

  • Location & extent of cavities
  • Presence of abscesses or cysts
  • Periodontal i.e. gums problem
  • Bone infections
  • Presence of tumours

Dental radiographs are helpful in detecting the conditions which remain unseen during clinical examination. Early detection of any condition ceases the progression towards advanced stages. Your dentist gets to evaluate your complication accurately through the dental radiographs.


q 6 what is fluoride why it is important

Q.6 What is fluoride & why it is important to dental health?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral available in water & various foods, helps to prevent caries in children & adult. When the outer surface of teeth is treated with fluoride it makes the tooth resistant to acid attacks from bacteria that leads to decay. Fluoride is available in many forms beside foods such as fluoridated toothpastes, mouth rinses, supplements are also available. In the dental clinic fluoride is also available in the form of gels, foams & varnish.


q 7 what are cavity fighting sealants a dental

Q.7 What are cavity fighting sealants?

A dental sealant is a thin coating that is either white or clear applied to premolars & molars over the deep grooves in the chewing surface of the teeth. Generally sealants are recommended to be applied from ages 4-13 yrs. Sealants are recommended to a tooth’s surface as soon as it comes in & since the kids brushing skills are not as strong as adults.


q 8 i knocked out a tooth can it be saved when

Q.8 I knocked out a tooth, can it be saved?

When a tooth is dislodged patient should contact the dentist within 30 minutes of accident for successful re-implantation & the tooth must be preserved in milk & should not be cleaned or brushed. The dentist in Ashok Vihar examines the gums & emergent tooth & then plan accordingly. If the conditions are normal the tooth is placed back into the socket & splinted.


q 9 what causes morning breath saliva protects

Q.9 What causes morning breath?

Saliva protects us from bad breath via high concentrations of oxygen, which kills anaerobic, bad breath bacteria. When the person is awake saliva flushes out the bad breath causing bacteria. During sleep there is reduction in the flow of saliva which causes dryness of tongue, palate, & taste buds this causes bacteria to breakdown food particles & leads to increase in sulphur producing bacteria & causes bad breath.


q 10 what can i do about sensitive teeth

Q.10 What can I do about sensitive teeth?

Sensitivity of teeth is due to exposure of dentinal surface. On consuming something acidic or sweet, sensitivity aggravates. To get the appropriate treatment for sensitivity let your dentist examines you & find out the main cause behind it, whether it is due to exposed root surfaces, cavity or attrition.


q 11 what is periodontal disease

Q.11 What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal diseases refer to infections around the teeth. Bacteria in the dental plaque lead to periodontal diseases. Early stages include the infection of gums which further causes swollen & bleeding gums. There are possible connections with periodontal diseases & other medical conditions like

– Atherosclerosis & heart disease, respiratory disease, premature births, strokes, diabetes.


other signs of periodontal disease include

Other signs of periodontal disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Exposure of roots by retraction of gum tissue
  • Pain on biting
  • Pus around the teeth

Periodontal disease can be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene & visiting your dentist in North Delhi regularly.


q 12 why should one take antibiotics prior

Q.12 Why should one take antibiotics prior to dental treatment?

There are certain conditions that require pre-medication with an antibiotic prior to dental treatment to prevent adverse affects and infection that can be caused by bacteria that enter the blood stream during certain treatment. Your dentist will let you know prior to treatment whether you must take antibiotics or not.


q 13 how does chemotherapy and or radiation

Q.13 How does chemotherapy and/or radiation for cancer treatment affects mouth?

Chemotherapy & radiation can lead to dry mouth, sores, infections, bleeding gums & pain. The immune system is generally compromised in cancer patients so it’s quite impossible to control these conditions. Before the treatment begins it is very important to get recommendations by your dentist regarding to avoid discomfort & follow-up care.


q 14 i have dentures how often should

Q.14 I have dentures. How often should I see my dentist?

People with dentures have no chances of dental decay. People with dentures might have concern with ill fitting dentures, irritation due to dentures etc. Patient with these problems must visit the dentist unless his problem is solved. During the patient’s visit the dentist will conduct an oral cancer screening to see the need for replacement of existing dentures.


q 15 how is diabetes concerned with my dental

Q.15 How is diabetes concerned with my dental health?

Increased blood glucose levels can put your oral health at risk. Research shows that there are increased chances of gum disease among those with diabetes such as gingivitis & Periodontitis. Patients with poorly controlled blood glucose level are more likely to develop serious gum disease & further may lead to loss of teeth.


q 16 how long will the results of teeth whitening

Q.16 How long will the results of teeth whitening last?

The effects of whitening are thought to last up to a few years. However, this varies from person to person. The effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, consume products that can lead to staining of your teeth. So for the results to end a bit longer you are recommended to avoid smoke, red wine, coffee, tea & acid containing foods.


q 17 do whitening toothpastes work the ability

Q.17 Do whitening toothpastes work?

The ability of commercial whitening toothpastes vary in their ability to whiten teeth. They are used along with mild abrasives to remove stains over external surface. Internal stains cannot be removed that easily with whitening toothpastes. Toothpastes comprises of hard abrasives which can damage the outer surface i.e.


q 18 what are factors behind stained teeth

Q.18 What are factors behind stained teeth?

There are many factors which causes staining of your white teeth. People who smoke, drink red wine, coffee & consume acidic foods are more vulnerable to stained teeth. Some people may have staining under the surface, which can be caused by certain antibiotics or by tiny cracks in the teeth which take up stains.


q 19 what should one do about bleeding gums

Q.19 What should one do about bleeding gums?

Bleeding gums are due to deposits of plaque below the gums. The plaque beneath the gums leads to swollen gums & ultimately causes bleeding of gums. This occurs due to improper oral hygiene maintenance & certain medications. Early stage of disease responds well to good brushing & flossing habits & regular dental check-up's.


q 20 what causes canker sore s

Q.20 What causes canker sores?

Cancer sores are small, shallow ulcers in the mouth that often leads to discomfort while eating & talking. The exact etiology of canker sores is unknown. Sometimes stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliances like braces or ill-fitting dentures might also trigger canker sores. Also impaired immune system, nutritional problems such as- B12, zinc, folic acid or iron deficiency can lead to canker sores.


q 21 is smokeless tobacco harmful

Q.21 Is smokeless tobacco harmful?

Certainly smokeless tobacco is harmful. It affects oral cavity in an abominable way by causing teeth decay in exposed roots. All types of smokeless tobacco contain nicotine & chemicals that may cause cancer. Additionally, white patches & red sores turn into cancer.

It also has direct effects on the mouth.

  • Bad breath
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Gums begin to recede & become diseased, leading to lose teeth.
  • Cancer of mouth including lip, tongue & cheek.


for more information you can book an appointment

For more information, you can book an appointment at

  • Dr Sachdeva’s Dental Aesthetic And Implant Institute

I 101, Ashok Vihar Phase 1, Delhi- 110052

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