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There is nothing more unbinding and relaxing than removing your braces. It is that eureka moment because finally you are going to enjoy the reward of your patience and bring back that confident smile of yours. Just like magic you feel liberated and free.

YES it’s a great feeling all right, but don’t get the excitement get the better of you. The treatment is well over but the precautionary modes exist, which you will have to maintain them for your teeth.

We are talking here about the retainers. There are many dental clinics which offer the best treatments after taking an orthodontic therapy.

Why are retainers important after an orthodontic treatment?

Many people think that once the treatment is over, their teeth will stop moving. But this is not the case. Even after the braces are removed, the teeth will be in a moving position, simultaneously if there is no tool to keep the tooth together in the required shape they may move back again to the position they were in before the braces were used.

This is where retainers come in the picture and will help keep your teeth properly aligned. Its main task is to keep your teeth stabilized in one place.

What are the different types of retainers?

  • Fixed Retainers

They are usually thin wires which are wore across the back your lower teeth which is fixed in place. They are easy to clean and hold teeth properly. As they are not removable they are likely to be twice effective.

  • Removable Retainers

It is normally a combination if a wire going across the front of the lower and the upper front teeth held in place with a combination of acrylic material. They can be removed and reinserted as and when you wish.

  • Essix Retainers

They are clear molded plastic retainers which fit in your teeth to keep them in the desired position for as long as possible and are virtually invisible.

How exactly do the retainers work?

  • Like a car puts breaks to prevent over-speeding, similarly retainers prevent shifting. Retainers send minute indicators to the roots of your teeth to tell them to stay in place and keep your teeth properly aligned.
  • Wear the retainers as instructed by your orthodontist.
  • Take care as to not to break them. If they do break replace them as soon as possible.
  • Depending on your orthodontist’s recommendation you may have to wear the retainers for 24 hours a day for the initial first 3 months.
  • Then he may eventually change the time frames for your retainers.
  • They are useful in solving your other dental problem also. Misaligned teeth can hinder your speech and also create joint problems. Retainers help keep your bite in place so that you can enjoy your meal.
  • Also routine dental examinations are very important to check the working of your retainers.

Get the most of the benefit from your retainers

Be sure that you wear your retainers all the time and be sure to maintain them always. If you fail to do this you can contract some infections and other dental complications. Take care to wash the retainers on a regular basis.

Need any help with post orthodontic treatments? We at Dental Sphere are always there to help you. For any queries and assistance call us at +91 96732 56232


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Diabetes is a problem caused due to the deficiency of insulin. This problem is a grave one and is increasing with each passing day. However, it is a cause for concern since it not just affects your overall health but also has an adverse effect on your teeth and gums.

Understanding the oral problems of diabetes

If you are having diabetes chances are you are host to a number of gum and teeth problems, as your teeth and gums are not immune from the hazards of diabetic problems. It can give rise to severe periodontal diseases.

Gum disease treatments and periodontal disease treatments are of course available at your disposal but firstly it should start from taking proper care of your teeth.

What are the various types of dental problems one can face?

  1. Gingivitis– Unhealthy or inflamed gums, which gives rise to red or swollen gums. Treatments are Daily brushing and flossing and regular checkups with the dentist.
  2. Periodontists– A type of gum disease which can go from mild to severe. Treatments are deep cleaning, gum surgery in severe cases.
  3. Oral burning– A kind of burning sensation in the mouth due to uncontrolled blood sugar levels. Symptoms are dry mouth, bitter taste, burning sensation in the mouth. Treatments are keeping in check your blood sugar levels, changing your medicine according to the symptoms.

Other problems which should be taken care of-

  • Sores or ulcers which cannot heal holes in your teeth, a changed sense of taste, loose teeth.

Why are diabetics more susceptible to dental problems?

  1. Diabetics often cannot produce sufficient saliva levels which can hamper the proper cleansing of cavity causing debris and bacteria in the mouth.
  2. Also out of the balance sugar levels can promote cavities, slow healing and give rise to gum diseases.

Dental Care for Diabetes

A good oral hygiene is very important anyways. Whether you have diabetes or not, regularly brushing, flossing and rinsing regularly are some of the basic care you have to take.

But it doesn’t end here. There are many other aspects which you should take of which goes beyond normal care of taking health. Diabetics need to be overall vigilant about their dental health.

If you are a diabetic visit the dentist regularly to ensure that your dental problems are promptly taken care of and you can adhere to the best treatments. We will give you a perfect smile makeover you can ever dream of.

We have a complete program at Dental Sphere to treat all your dental problems. Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have at +91 20 2427 4555.


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Dental implant’, the name itself sounds scary to a layman. However, it can get even scarier if it is not worked upon and can make serious injury to your teeth.

Having a fear about implants is very common. Most of the dental patients say that the procedure doesn’t hurt much and pain is minimal. Plus the advantage of having an implant is that you can have that confident smile without holding anything back.

Tooth implants costs can vary depending on the kind of treatments and the procedure.

So how does the tooth implant surgery actually work?

  • A dental implant process is conducted over a period of months and the correct procedure should be followed. The dentist and the patient at this time work in tandem to get the desired positive result.
  • Starting with the procedure an incision is made in the gum, which is implanted in the jawbone using a screw.
  • After the implant is placed, the gums are surgically stitched. This is a comparatively delicate procedure and the implant must heal at least for three-six months. In this period the jawbone will from around the implant.
  • After the implant is healed it is supported paving the way for a new tooth. An impression is taken of the support which is used to create tooth restoration.
  • After the restoration you will have to check up with your dentist for follow ups.

Will there be pain during surgery?

The incision, drilling and screwing may sound scary but of course the dentist takes required care so that you experience minimal pain or no pain altogether.

Normally a local anesthesia is used. But if still you are nervous, a sedative option is used to make you more comfortable during the procedure.

Today there are various dental hospitals and clinics with the most advanced techniques to give you the best.

Does it pain after the surgery?

Expect some amount of pain after the surgery is over. However, the pain is manageable and with certain precautions and medicines you can reduce the pain.

Precautions to be taken-

  • You may experience some pain or swelling on your the teeth, cheeks or in the down portion of the eye.
  • Your dentist will recommend some painkillers to reduce the pain. You can use an ice pack to reduce the swelling on your cheek. Soft foods are advised to put minimum pressure on the teeth.
  • Also rinsing your mouth softly with warm water will help soothe your tissues and will offer relief.

We at Dental Sphere offer you the best treatment in any kind of dental procedure with the utmost care and modern techniques. To book an appointment call us @020-2427-4555 or visit Dental Sphere.

Our aim is to give a healthy smile always!!!


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Everyone wants a healthy smile and for that, you have to take the utmost care maintain your teeth. However, there are some factors due to which you may not be able to keep a healthy and a white smile. Some are natural while some can be due to some accident and others due to the ill maintenance of the teeth.

So what is the solution for this?

There are various teeth whitening treatments available today which you can make use of. But again the treatment depends on your teeth. For e.g.-genetics, hygiene, the past dental work also plays an important part. Tooth whitening does not work on crowns and veneers. There can be of course some side effects also, like tooth sensitivity.

But, on the whole according to experts as long as you take care of it and proper precautions for your teeth whitening cab have comparatively good benefits.

So how does whitening works?

With the help of whitening, the stains can be removedfrom your teeth which are normally caused by tea or it changes the colour of the dentin. (Dentin is the bulk of the tooth beneath the enamel)

If you don’t want to go for a full proof whitening treatment there are whitening toothpaste available. Of course, the effect is not that strong and the visible effect is pretty minimal. If you want to try whitening toothpaste route ensure that it is not causing damage to your teeth enamel and is approved by the Indian Dental Association.

If you actually want to change the colour of the dentin then it requires bleaching. It has a more lasting effect and makes teeth shades three-five times lighter and the colour can last for about 3 years.

Does whitening work on all teeth?

Probably not. You have to get an x-ray done to examine how the whitening procedure really works for you. Plus your habits also play a very important role. Excessive consumption of tobacco, cold drinks, very hot or very cold beverages can also have a drastic effect on your teeth and in such cases, whitening will work that positively. It also won’t be effective if it is caused by medications or a tooth injury. Similarly, if you have a ceramic veneers treatment it can be a bit tough to get a whitening treatment done.

Are there any side effects of teeth whitening?

Teeth Whitening may develop teeth sensitivity and may affect the nerve of your tooth.

Excessive whitening can also damage your enamel or gums so take the accurate precautions and do a thorough research before going for a teeth whitening treatment.

So should you ever go for teeth whitening?

A teeth whitening treatment will help you give a smile makeover and the effect will last for at least around 3 years as mentioned above, however you have to be extra cautious after the treatment

  • Brush your teeth at least twice with good fluoride toothpaste.
  • Cut down on sugary foods and drinks.
  • Visit your dentist regularly.

Want to go for a perfect teeth whitening treatment? Visit Dental Sphere.


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Unwrapping that dairy milk wrapper and enjoying the sweet chocolaty taste in your mouth sure is heaven. But that heavenly feeling is temporary and the damage to your mouth permanent.

Yes, we all know that chocolate can have harmful effects on your teeth. But in spite of that, you cannot stop yourself from having that sweet liquid. And what’s even more tempting is that it comes in a variety of different flavours. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate are all the different kinds of chocolate available.

While there is no harm in eating some quantity of chocolate and it does have some health benefits, the cons far outweigh them. You have to be extremely cautious while eating any sugar related foods as they can immediately impact your dental health. Then be ready to visit your dentist frequently to get those cavities filled.

What are the pros of eating chocolates?

Chocolate releases endorphins. They are the hormones which are designed to help us feel good and happy.

  • Good for heart and circulation.
  • Reduces stress
  • Powerful source of anti-oxidants

However, it has the reverse effects on your teeth if not eaten in moderation.

As mentioned above there are three types of chocolates which are commonly available.

Milk, dark and white.

Milk chocolate is one of the most widely consumed chocolate and most popular. Unfortunately, it contains high sugar content and is not so great for your teeth. The high sugar content can cause cavities, tooth decay, and tooth pain.

Dark chocolate is comparatively a better choice when it comes to consuming your favourite chocolate and keeping yourself away from the ill-effects. Dark Chocolate contains polyphenols which fight the overgrowth of bacteria and other organisms in the mouth. So a moderate amount of dark chocolate is not a bad idea.

White chocolate doesn’t contain chocolate solids i.e. the cocoa powder. It is of coco butter, milk solids and sugar. However, the high amount of sugar can be a dampener for your teeth.

So is chocolate bad for your teeth?

Consuming chocolates in a limited amount is okay provided you keep your mouth immediately clean after eating it. Excessive consumption can lead to many dental problems. For e.g.-erosion of teeth, destruction of the tooth’s enamel, worse it can lead to the dwindling of the teeth. Of course, there are various treatments available to prevent tooth decay such as root canal treatment, teeth whitening treatment.

So the bigger picture is no one’s stopping you from having your favourite chocolate provided you do it in moderation and do not binge on it. Also be very particular about keeping your teeth healthy and clean. Rinse immediately after eating chocolate else the sugar in the chocolate will remain in your mouth and turn it into acids eroding your tooth enamel. Visit your dentist regularly and keep in check your dental hygiene.

Need the best treatment for your teeth? Look nowhere else. It’s only at Dental Sphere, the best dental clinic in Pune.


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Do you recall that dreaded feeling of a sharp tooth pain in your mouth whenever you have something sweet or hot? Yes, that horrible feeling which no one likes.

You immediately picturized going to the dentist, getting that tooth filling done or worse the doctor tells you to do a root canal!!!

Now what? You fear it even more! But is it that bad? Well, certainly not.

The fear around root canal is surely over hyped. But it is not at all that worse. In fact, the doctor is, on the contrary, eliminating your pain in the long run. It also doesn’t mean that when immediately you have a tooth pain you have to get a root canal done. You have tooth filling and gum treatments are also available which can get the job done.

But in some cases, it is imperative to get a root canal done for the betterment of your dental health.

The most common causes of a root canal are

  • Damage or complete tooth decay
  • Chipped teeth
  • Any kind of disease.

So what are the parameters on which a root canal is done?

  • Symptom 1

You have a reasonable toothache when having extremely cold or hot food.

  • Symptom 2

You have pain chewing or biting food. Also, you notice some slight swelling.

  • Symptom 3

You suddenly wake up in the night with a sharp pain in your teeth and feel the need of taking a painkiller.

  • Symptom 4

You have a bubble on your gum which certainly doesn’t look good and when pressed it you have an intolerable toothache.

  • Symptom 5

You have a pain which starts in one part of your tooth which gradually spreads to the other areas of the mouth such as the jaw, ears and eventually your head.

In such cases, you should not waste much time and get a root canal treatment done.

The Procedure

 It is a multi-step dental procedure which includes removing the infected tooth pulp from the rest of the teeth and sealing it with a cap to keep it secured. Even though it is a multi-step procedure you can be rest assured because as mentioned above it is only going to help you in the long run.

In some cases, however, there may not be a pain in your teeth but due to some infection of some sort, your teeth may be performing internal degradation. So it is very necessary to take care of your mouth and consult a good dentist.

We at Dental Sphere pride ourselves in giving the correct and accurate treatments to our patients with utmost care. You can be rest assured that under the able guidance of our skilled dentists you will get the best our clinic.

To book an appointment visit Dental Sphere or call @020-2427-4555


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The beautiful smile on your child is priceless and you should help remain it intact. There is a lot you can do to take care of those pearly whites. Taking care of your precious one’s teeth is very important right from the time they start getting their first milk teeth to the permanent ones. If not properly taken care of it can develop into serious dental problems which can be very bad for the child.

Fortunately taking care of your precious one’s dental hygiene is not that difficult. With some alertness, you can achieve it. Of course, there are various treatments available at orthodontists and dentists which can help prevent tooth problems.

As they say, “prevention is better than cure“.

Follow the below simple guidelines to help your child have a great dental health-

  • Instill the importance of brushing

This should be from the time kids start understanding and can do small things on their own. You get baby toothbrushes easily available in the market. They are gentle on the gums and can get the job done easily. Tell them how brushing will be beneficial for them and can protect against germs. Children dental care is of utmost importance and starts from regular brushing.

  • Develop healthy habits

Yes, this is quite a task. While infants and toddlers don’t really have a sweet tooth, older children typically between the age group of 4-10 are likely to binge eat. And for parents, it’s a daunting task all-together, since children can be a real pain when stopped from eating their favorite food especially junk food. So what’s the solution? Decide a day where they can eat their favorite food. Remind them to thoroughly rinse off after eating.

If possible restrict or eliminate the use of

  1. Sugar
  2. Candy
  3. Desserts and Pastries
  4. Sugared beverages
  • Gums are important

Children do get gum problems and if left untreated or ignored can have serious consequences. Keep the plague under control. Why are gums important? Gums have the important job of protecting the bones which hold your teeth in place.

  • Use a good toothpaste

When looking for a tooth always checks that the toothpaste is recommended by the Indian Dental Association. Also for brushing purposes use only a pea-sized amount on the toothbrush. Remember children should not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing.

  • Regularly schedule a visit at your pediatric dentist

We know that your little one doesn’t like a visit to a doctor forget to visit a dentist. But it’s important. We sincerely hope that your child’s teeth are in fine condition but if it is not and some problem is overlooked it can develop into a serious problem later on in life. Detecting early teeth problems can be a lot beneficial to your child so that the dentist can recommend some treatment for the same.

Dental checkups are a must for your child to have a great dental hygiene. Want to give the best dental treatment for your child? Contact Dental Sphere, dental care clinic in Pune.


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Dental Hygiene is of utmost importance because a good oral health has a lot of advantages. From building your self-confidence to a healthy smile it has numerous benefits. It can transform your visual appearance for the better and generate positivity.

However, very unknowingly we inculcate into habits which are injurious to our dental health. It does also mean to occasionally indulge in cheat foods but does not make it a habit.

 For starters, a routine dental examination at your dentist is necessary even when everything is fine with your teeth.

Below we give you some tips on ensuring a good dental health-

1. Rinsing your mouth

This one’s a pretty basic one which everyone can follow quite easily. Rinsing your mouth after every meal makes sure that food particles don’t get stuck in between your teeth. This is a very healthy habit as it makes sure that rinsing after every meal does not lead to cavities.

2. Putting a check on the diet

A haphazard diet is bad for your stomach but so is it bad for your teeth. One way to take care of your teeth is cutting down on sugary foods and drinks because a high quantity of acidic food leads to tooth decay.

3. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day

It is important that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and second before going to bed. While it is understood to brush your teeth in the morning a night time routine is also important. Why? In the night the flow of your saliva which is the mouth’s cleaning system slows down. This process can lead to an increase in mouth decay and brushing can act as a preventive measure.

4. Using a correct toothbrush

A correct toothbrush is of utmost importance as the bristles on it help remove the waste. If the bristles are of a poor quality they will hardly do their job of keeping your mouth healthy. Also always change your toothbrush from time to time, preferably every 3 months.

5. Soak in the sun!

Yes, regular exposure to the sun ensures dosage of Vitamin D, helping to keep both your teeth and your gums strong.

6. Don’t ignore the tongue

It’s not just your teeth plaque and bacteria can gather on your tongue too. Cleaning the surface of your tongue daily is the key to good dental health. Not only it keeps your mouth healthy but also prevents bad breath.

7. Chew your food

Do you ever remember your parents telling you that don’t talk while having your food?  Yes, there is a reason for that, talking or doing any other kind of activity while eating affects the process of chewing. Food should be chewed in the right manner so that it reduces the effects of acids from food which can have on your teeth.

8. Lastly, think about your appearance

Here we are not talking about the physical appearance but being presentable. You maintain a great oral hygiene but still wish to upgrade your dental health you can always go for a cosmetic surgery. A cosmetic dentist can give you the much-needed makeover and help restore your confidence back. There are various dental clinics in Pune to give you a variety of treatments to help you get back that winning smile.


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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.


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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!


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