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You all must have heard of weight loss and fat loss diet to keep your body in shape. But, do you know that along with your body and looks you should also check your dental health and hygiene? Only brushing two times a day won’t do your job. It’s much more than that. However, it’s not that difficult either. Only some precautions from your side will go a long way in keeping your dental hygiene healthy.


Brushing is an ideal part of dental hygiene. It is said that you must brush at least two times a day to keep your mouth healthy.Selecting a good toothbrush is very important. However, there are two types of brushes available.

Which one to choose from?

Let’s have a look at some of the features of an electric and a manual toothbrush.

Over the years the electric toothbrush has become very popular and some say that it provides superior dental hygiene. But can you actually compare it to a manual toothbrush?

The idea of a toothbrush is to remove plaque and strengthen the gums. However, you should know how to use the toothbrush in a proper way.

  • Cost and Availability

It is inexpensive and easily available. A majority of the dentists prefer this kind of toothbrush. An electric one, on the other hand, is an expensive one and many of them may not be able to afford it in the first place.

  • Easy to travel with

You can take a manual toothbrush with you when you are traveling. Unlike an electric toothbrush, it is not bulky and easier to carry.

  • It puts less pressure on your gums and teeth

You can feel how much pressure is there on your gums when you brush the teeth. However, this is the case only with a manual brush and this helps you to avoid putting pressure on your teeth. With an electric model, you can’t feel it. If too much pressure is given on your teeth your tooth enamel can wear away causing pain, sensitivity and an increased risk of tooth decay.

  • For all ages

A manual toothbrush can be used by people of all ages. Be it a child, middle age teenagers or senior citizens.


What about electric toothbrushes? Should we brush them completely aside? Well not really.

An Electric toothbrush is recommended in some cases. And it certainly has some advantages.

It is recommended for people who cannot do away with a manual brush. For e.g.-older people, some who have less manual dexterity (for e.g. arthritis)

Also, people who have a limited ability to move their hands, shoulders can go for an electric toothbrush.

How can you really choose an electric toothbrush?

Today electric toothbrushes are equipped with a variety of features. There are pressure sensors which tell you that you are brushing too hard or different timers which tell you when you should stop.

Electric toothbrushes activate the gums and teeth and they do a fantastic job of keeping your teeth clean. In case the teeth are not cleaned properly it would not be an immediate problem but will eventually lead to cavities and other tooth problems. Of course, you do have gum infection treatments. But in this case, any toothbrush can do an effective job; however, there is one specific brush whose configuration is such that it is better at removing the plaque and preventing gum disease.

Electric toothbrushes with bristles that rotate together in a single direction and which rotate in the opposite direction are more effective than manual brushes.

Which one should you really choose from?

It really depends on the type of toothbrush you are comfortable with. If a manual one suits you go for it however if you feel you can handle an electric one then there is no harm in using that.

The only thing to keep in mind is that the bristles should be soft whether manual or electric one. Similarly, for an electric one, you need to change the bristles when they are worn out.

Bristles are very important.

On a concluding note

Toothbrushes need to be changed every three months and you should keep a check whether the brushes are clean and firm. If they are not they would no longer help in keeping your teeth clean.

So always use a good toothbrush whether manual one or an electric one.

Happy smiling!


Today Orthodontics are gaining popularity as people are open about getting treatments for a better smile and problem free dental health. A noticeable number of adults are opting for braces after the advancement in orthodontic technologies. We at Dental Sphere make use of the best technology available to make your treatment process comfortable and quicker.  You can visit us for a smile makeover in Pune.

As we list down the differences between removable and fixed braces, read on to understand the working and your requirements.

Removable Braces

Removable braces are used to correct minor tooth alignment issues. They are often used to solve problems affecting front teeth in a short period of time.  A particularly popular choice of patients suffering from dental problems is removable braces. Other options are Invisalign and the Inman Aligner. Invisalign are clear aligners made of plastic that help in the movement of teeth into predestined spots. As a very convenient option, the aligners get camouflaged once aligned and can be easily removed whenever you eat, drink, brush or floss. These are easy and convenient while being appealing in terms of results.

A cosmetically oriented brace, the Inman Aligner works with an advantage of producing results faster, within a few weeks or months. A shortcoming of this aligner is that it only works on front teeth which show up when you smile or talk. But with its speedy treatment as an outcome, it’s slightly higher price is worthy. If you have only a few teeth misplaced without major problems in your bite, the Inman Aligner is an easy and one of the best options for you.

Fixed Braces

If you suffer from more complicated dental issues, your dentist might suggest you to get fixed braces. This could be a little disheartening but its long term promising is worth the treatment.Fixed braces are recommended for more precise teeth placements. In this process, brackets are fixed onto teeth which enable a well planned, accurate movement and placement of teeth in the position they should be in.With fixed braces, you need to really watch what you eat. You should avoid hard food like nuts, hard crusts, etc. Also avoid eating chewy candies or other chewy food as it sticks to your mouth and braces. This could detach your brackets. Brushing should carefully be done. It is recommended to brush thrice a day, carefully reaching out to restricted spaces in the mouth.

But an advantage of fixed braces is that they continuously work to rectify your teeth and thus they need to be worn for a relatively shorter period of time.Opting for this treatment will give you the optimum result.

Both, removable and fixed braces have pros and cons. What will suit you best depends on your requirements and problems. Thus, the best way to find out whether you need fixed braces or removable ones is to visit your dental care clinic and take recommendations from your dentist. If you need any kind of help regarding dental health, you can visit Dental Sphere, a clinic known for best orthodontic treatments in Pune.


We have been brushing teeth all our life. But then why do we still have dental problems? That is because we don’t use the exact techniques to clean our mouth. Did you know the average time for adults to brush their teeth is at least 2 minutes?

Flossing is one method that most of us skip. When we floss, we remove the bacteria present between our teeth. Through brushing and flossing, our mouth becomes completely germ free.

Researchers at the New York University College of Dentistry concluded that flossing can considerably reduce periodontal diseases and cavity causing bacteria, through a recent study of twins. The research presents new data about the significance of a flossing routine in addition to daily brushing of the exterior of teeth and tongue.

The Correct Way to Floss-

Flossing removes plaque and food bits from places where the bristles of your toothbrush barely reach. They lie between the teeth and under gum line. Since rise in plaque causes tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is recommended.

Here are the steps for flossing:

  • Take out about 18 inches of floss from the dispenser; twist most of it around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss for use.
  • Hold the floss tight, linking your thumbs with the index fingers and lightly slide it up and down between the sides of the teeth and under the gum line.
  • Hold the floss tightly around each tooth in a C shape; move back and forth in a push-pull action against the side of each tooth, thus removing all the bacteria and food. Don’t go very quick with the floss. Otherwise, it could cut or harm delicate gum tissues.
  • Use the same technique as you shift to the other teeth and make sure you use fresh sections of floss.
  • Make sure you visit a dental care clinic to understand the requirements of your mouth and follow their recommendations.

What type of floss should you use?

There are two types of floss to choose from-

  • Nylon (or multifilament) floss
  • PTFE (monofilament) floss

Nylon floss is offered in waxed and an un-waxed form, that too in varied flavors. Since this type of floss is made up of numerous nylon strands, it could tear or shred due to the tension created between the flossing points.

Single filament (PTFE) is slightly expensive floss which slides easily between teeth, through tight spaces and does not tear easily. When used correctly, both types of floss are brilliant at removing plaque.

To keep your mouth disease free, make sure you maintain proper hygiene habits. You should also visit your dentist regularly. If you are facing any gum problems, you can visit Dental Sphere for gum disease treatment in Pune.


Dental bridges and crowns are permanent prosthetic devices used by a dentist. These are attached to hold existing teeth together. Crowns are commonly to cover an implant or to wrap up or “cap” an injured tooth. Bridges, as the word explains, are used to bridge the gap when there is a space due to missing teeth. These are attached together to natural teeth or implants adjacent to the space where they once existed.

Benefits of bridges and crowns –

Bridges and crowns are used so as to strengthen an injured or damaged tooth and improve its appearance, form, position and dental closure (bite). These also help in preventing shifting of teeth due to gaps left by missing teeth.

How are bridges and crowns made?

A tooth or teeth should first be reduced in size for the crown or bridge to fit properly. After this, your dentist will take impressions for your teeth to make an exact mould for the crown or bridge. If you want the crown or bridge to be of the exact shade and colour of your existing teeth, the dentist will use porcelain. Once your dentist specifies the material to be used, the dental lab will use the impression to make the crown or bridge. A temporary one will be placed in your mouth until the permanent one is made. Once the permanent crown or bridge is made, it will be cemented in its place with existing teeth.

If you are suffering from any such dental problems, you can visit Dental Sphere, a clinic famous for fixing crowns and bridges, in Pune.

How do bridges work?

A bridge is used to cover up the gap of missing teeth. Because of missing teeth, remaining teeth eventually shift or rotate from their original positions, causing a bad bite. This disparity can also lead to gum diseases and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders.

Bridges are cemented to the surrounding space of natural teeth. These teeth are known as abutments and provide support as anchors for the bridge. For crowns and bridges, you can choose the material through your dentist’s consultation. It depends upon the location of the missing teeth, their purpose, appearance and cost. Pontic, also known as a replacement tooth is fixed to the crown that covers the abutments. Materials like porcelain and ceramic match the color of your natural teeth.

How do crowns work?

A crown completely covers up or ‘caps’ an injured tooth. It also strengthens, improves appearance, form and position of teeth. When placed on top of an implant, it resembles the shape and function of a tooth. Apart from porcelain and ceramic that matches the colour of existing teeth; crowns come in acrylic and other metallic alloys. Since metallic alloys are stronger than porcelain, they are recommended for back teeth whereas porcelain appears to look attractive.

A crown is usually recommended when –

  • There is a need to substitute a large filling due to very little tooth remaining.
  • To guard a fragile tooth or restore it from fracturing.
  • When there is a requirement to cement a bridge.
  • To plaster a dental implant.
  • To envelop a discolored or badly shaped tooth.
  • To cover up a root canal.

Avoid chewing hard food like ice or food that sticks to your teeth like chewy sticky candies, to prevent damage to your new crown or bridge.

How long do Crowns and Bridges last?

Usually crowns and bridges last for lifetime, but there are exceptions when they fall out. One of the best ways to ensure the long life of your crown or bridge is to perform proper oral hygiene. Due to dental diseases, chances are that the bridge might lose support because of damage on the bone or teeth that hold the bridge in place.

For a healthy oral hygiene, brush and floss daily with a fluoride toothpaste, twice a day.


Sugary sweet food tastes delicious right? But do we realize that apart from increasing chances of diabetes, it affects out teeth and oral health as well? Not just kids, but as adults; we all love sweets and candies, not to forget pastry cravings. A poor diet can cause gum diseases and tooth decay. Food high in carbohydrates, sugar and starch significantly add to the production of plaque acids which attack tooth enamel. Eventually, these acids can cause a break down in the tooth enamel forming a cavity.

Food containing sugar in any form contributes to tooth decay. Almost every food item together with milk and vegetables, contain some form of sugar. Yet, these food items are essential for a healthy diet, due to its nutritional value. To control the amount of your sugar intake, always read food and beverage labels and choose the ones that are low in added sugars.

How sugar attacks your teeth?

Germs and bacteria are invisibly present in the mouth at all times. Some of them build a sticky material called plaque, on the surface of the teeth. When you eat sugar, the bacteria of plaque in your mouth gulp the sugar, turning it into acids. These acids are strong enough to melt the hard enamel which covers your teeth. This is how cavities are formed. If you reduce sugar intake, the bacteria won’t be able to produce as much acid which eats down the enamel.

Smart snacks

One major way to smart- snack is to avoid extra sugary foods. Gooey or chewy sweets stick on the surface of your teeth for a longer time, making way for a sugar bacterial vacation. Always recall the number of times you eat sugar in different forms, in a day and limit yourself. The acids affect your teeth for a minimum of 20 minutes, before they counterbalance and don’t harm further. So make sure you don’t fuel up for those greedy bacteria.

Whenever you eat dessert or any other sweet, brush and floss your teeth. If you are suffering from any problems you can visit Dental Sphere, a clinic famous for gum infection treatment in Pune.

Choosing the right food

Low-fat food like fresh fruits, whole-grain crackers, bread or raw vegetables are a neat choice. Eating right food help you protect tooth from decaying and other problems. Next time you go for a snack, choose food from the following list.

All the fruits and the veggies!
Unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices

Fame for the grains
Unsweetened cereals
Unbuttered popcorn
Tortilla chips (baked, not fried)

Straight from the dairy
Low or non-fat milk, yogurt, cheese, paneer,etc.

Eat Meat, crack nuts and seeds
Sliced meats
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds

Always remember to

  • Choose food less sugary.
  • Limit your sugar intake.
  • Eat non-fat foods from the necessary food groups.
  • After having snacks and meals make sure to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste.


If your children are regularly eating sweet, you can take them for a routine examination in Pune, at Dental Sphere.


Ever noticed your teeth in the mirror and wondered why they look so yellow? Having yellow teeth is not a chronic disease but there are many reasons which cater to this problem. It can cost you your confidence and eagerness to smile every day. Though yellow teeth can be treated to a new shiny white smile, let’s look at some of the reasons that cause tooth discoloration.

 1. It is in your genes

One reason for your teeth being yellowish could be because the tooth color runs in your family. If one of your parents’ have a yellow ting, you are likely to acquire it. Reddish brown, reddish yellow, gray and reddish gray are four natural shades apart from white teeth, and this profundity of color differs in a range from light to dark

 2. Smoking

If you are addicted to smoking or other tobacco habits, it might be one of the reasons for your teeth being yellow.

 3. Antibiotics

If you are on a medication that requires you to intake high dosage of antibiotics like Tetracycline, it stains teeth when they’re emerging in the gums. According to the National Institutes of Health, if your mother took antibiotics in the second half of her pregnancy, or you took them before the age of eight, you may have permanently stained adult teeth that merit an incumbent bleaching treatment.

 4. Accidents

If you have met with an accident that resulted in physical trauma, it can impact in cracked tooth enamel, damaging teeth interior, resulting in tooth discoloration and bleeding that needs immediate attention.

 5. Grinding

If you have a habit of grinding unconsciously, when under stress, anger or sleep, it harms the tooth enamel declining it to a point of it cracking yellow. It is also known as bruxism.

 6. Fluorosis

Fluorosis is a condition of yellow or brownish yellow spots developing on your teeth due to excess use of Fluoride. Prescribed fluoride tablets, fluoridated water or toothpaste, etc are the highest sources of fluoride. Always consider your doctor’s recommendations regarding the use of fluoride.

 7. Wearing of teeth

With age, your teeth also turn older. Your enamel wears off due to acids from food and drinks. Most teeth turn yellow or grayish because of thinning of enamel due to age.

 8. Dentin

A deep yellow or brownish material inside your teeth that is under enamel is called dentin.  When the dentin teeth show through it, they look yellow. Thick enamel can cover up dentin but will not necessarily block stains that build up on the surface.

 9. Foods

An extensive variety of food stains teeth. Tomatoes, curry spices and berries contain pigments that stick to tooth enamel and stain the surface. Even healthy salads with balsamic vinegar dressing could leave unwanted color on your teeth.

 10. Drinks

Coffee, tea, red wine and white wine are the most common causes of yellow teeth. Other drinks may include sodas or sports drinks that contain artificial flavors.

Although, there are many ways to treat staining of teeth, you should be careful about your eating habits. Brushing, flossing, professional treatment, whitening treatments are your best help. If you are looking for professional help, you can visit Dental Sphere, one of the best dental clinics for a smile makeover, in Pune.


A universal fact known by all is that ‘Smoking is bad for health’. But do you know that smoking or the intake of tobacco not only damages your lungs but also your teeth. It weakens, constricting the blood flow towards your mouth and can also turn it into a breeding ground for bacteria. Not just that, but smoking also leads to foul breath, a diminishing sense of taste and discoloring of teeth. Apart from this, smoking can hinder your immune system and increase risk of oral cancer. As a side effect, it also lengthens the time to heal from an oral surgery, which is closely associated to gum or periodontal diseases, leading to tooth inflammation. This results in irritation which eventually leads to tooth loss.

What are the effects of smoking on teeth?

  • Bleeding gums
  • Dry mouth
  • Tooth decay
  • Hardening of plaque.

Excess smoking could lead to-

  • Loss of teeth
  • Greater requirement of root canal.

Why is tobacco bad for your gums?

Due to smoking, more bacterial plaque is produced in the mouth because nicotine as an ingredient of cigarettes causes reduction in the amount of oxygen reaching soft tissues of our mouth. It also constricts blood vessels which, in the long run, can diagnose some gum diseases due to which gums bleed. It is always precautionary to visit a dentist if you are diagnosed with any such gum diseases because the situation can worsen, leading to depletion of your health.

What are the effects of smoking on gums?

  • Tenderness and redness
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Loosening of teeth
  • Pus oozing out of teeth
  • Pain while chewing
  • Receding gum line.

The above are signs of periodontal diseases that need immediate attention from a doctor. They might treat you through the following procedures:

  • Anti-microbial mouthwash
  • Flap surgery to remove tartar from pockets beneath gums
  • Bone surgery
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Doxycycline gel
  • Grafting soft tissues.

Gum disease prevention

To prevent gum disease or tooth problems, the best way out is to quit smoking. Although, chain smokers could start reducing the intake of cigarettes while maintaining oral hygiene. Daily flossing and brushing, gargling after every meal and regular dental checkups is a must. This way, one can if not reduce, control the damage caused by smoking.

Are e- Cigarettes- beneficial or harmful?

Over the years, e-cigarettes have gained a lot of popularity. It is believed to be a safer alternative to smoking tobacco. Proponents claim they drastically reduce the risk of cancer and pulmonary diseases while helping many people quit a habit they never thought they could give up. But the debate on whether e-cigarettes are less harmful than the ones with tobacco is a never ending question since there are no medical proofs to support either. There has not been a lot of research on the topic. While the clear advantage is to reduce the use of tobacco, which will eventually drop the risk of developing oral cancer, there could be other problems tied to e-cigarettes or vaping that have not yet been discovered. Though, the only complaint regarding e-cigarettes is that it causes dryness in the mouth, you cannot merely depend on it.

It may take a few years to conclude whether e-cigarettes are a better and safer alternative. Till then, the smartest way out is to avoid smoking. Maintain healthy mouth hygiene and visit your dentist regularly. A healthy mouth leads to a healthy lifestyle. You can also visit one of the best dental clinic in Pune- Dental Sphere, located on Mukund Nagar and F.C road.


Proper gum maintenance is about keeping your oral health in check at all times. If they are untreated, the situation can become more severe and may result in tooth loss. But first, let’s go to the basics of gum disease.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease (also referred to as periodontal disease) is a bacterial infection that affects your gum and bone tissues that keep your teeth in place. The bacteria in plaque slowly build up on your gums and teeth and if not removed can turn into tartar. As gum disease becomes more serious, it can cause your teeth to become loose and painful and eventually fall out.

Gum disease progresses in 3 main stages –

Stage 1: Gingivitis

The earliest stage of gum disease occurs when the gums become inflamed as a result of plaque buildup. If the plaque isn’t removed (by daily brushing and flossing) it can infect your gums and cause gingivitis. Symptoms include bleeding and sensitive gums. This stage of gum disease can be easily treated since it only affects the gums and not the bone tissue that supports your teeth.

Stage 2: Periodontis

If gingivitis is left untreated, it can lead to the more serious stage known as periodontis. At this stage, your gum and bone tissues supporting your teeth are affected. Pockets will begin to develop below your gum line where plaque and food debris can get trapped. Proper oral hygiene and professional dental care can help stop further damage to your oral tissues.

Stage 3: Advanced Periodontis

During this stage, your gum and bone tissues are so damaged that they can’t support your teeth anymore. This causes your teeth to shift and loosen. Teeth may even have to be removed if the damage is severe.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The best way to check for gum disease is visiting your dentist. During examination, your dentist will check your gums for bleeding and tenderness. Your teeth and bite will also be evaluated. The key to fighting gum disease is detecting it early so it doesn’t progress to more serious forms. In the early stages, good oral hygiene is often enough to treat and reverse the development gum disease. Brushing removes the sticky plaque on your tooth surfaces, while flossing removes the plaque between your teeth and gums.

However, if gum disease is allowed to progress, plaque buildup can turn into tartar, which can only be removed through professional cleaning by your dentist. If there’s bone loss or severe gum recession, ‘scaling’ and ‘root planning’ (SRP) may be required. Scaling involves scraping the plaque and tartar from above and below your gum line. Root planning smoothes uneven surfaces on your teeth’s roots so plaque and germs are less likely to form.

By brushing and flossing daily and seeing your dentist every 6 months, gum disease can be detected early and more easily treated. A healthy gum will benefit you for your entire life. Make sure it stays that way by contacting Dental Sphere with any questions you may have. If you think you have signs of gum disease, contact us to schedule an appointment.


Let’s face it, most of us are not blessed with a perfect set of teeth and gums. Plus, as we age, everyday wear and tear will take a toll on our smile.

At Dental Sphere, cosmetic dentistry involves just about anything you can imagine from straightening out crooked teeth to whitening teeth that are deeply discolored and implanting replacement teeth where a need exists.

Here is a brief synopsis of some of our most popular solutions:

Teeth Whitening

Dental Sphere’s proficient teeth whitening system can quickly reverse the darkening effects of aging, along with the deep-stains that our daily habits tend to leave behind.

Orthodontic Treatment

Just because you missed out on braces back in high school, you don’t have to put up with a gapped, crooked, or overcrowded smile!

At Dental Sphere, we have got some amazing, painless orthodontic treatments that will save you from all the throbbing and embarrassing moments that conventional braces can cause.

What’s more? Plus, our treatments are equally subtle, safe, and effective.

Reform Your Gums

If you have a gummy smile, we can swiftly help you get a more even smile through a gum reshaping session.

Gum reshaping is a procedure that will remove the excess amount of tissue that hangs over your teeth.It is a minimally invasive treatment that will leave you with perfectly even gums that enhance your smile.

Give it a try!

Reshaping the Teeth

Most of us were not blessed with teeth that are just the right length, size, and shape. The practice of tooth recontouring/reshaping tackles these kinds of issues.

At Dental Sphere, the tooth reshaping procedure will painlessly correct any size and shape issues that you might have. For this treatment, we gradually remove small amounts of tooth enamel until we shape your teeth into a more balanced smile.

Easy enough, right?

Dental Veneers

This treatment is the great cover-up of cosmetic dentistry. It can hide damage and give you a fresh look. Cracked, chipped, misshapen, uneven, and discolored teeth can all be covered up by veneers.

During this procedure, we will remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth and then cement the porcelain veneers on top of them. It is as simple as that!

We will make it happen for you!

If you are ready to improve your look, once and for all, then just get connected with Dental Sphere, Pune.

We have a wide array of cosmetic services for you to choose from! If you can relate to any of these, we’d love to have you over for an official cosmetic dentistry consultation, where we can examine your situation and decide what is going to be your best treatment for getting the job done.

You have the resources and the power to transform your smile in a trouble-free way. So, why not see what we can do for you?

To explore all the services offered by us, you can visit our website and for any queries, you can connect us at:


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