Dental Care tips
1. BrushingIt is important to brush first thing in the morning to remove plaque and bacteria that have accumulated over night and to brush last thing at night because saliva (which helps to keep the cavity-causing plaque off teeth) dries up as we sleep. Toothbrushes should come with a small head and soft bristles. Set a timer for 2 minutes, hold the brush at a 45 degree angle.
2. FlossingUse dental floss to clean in-between the teeth where plaque collects. Floss before you brush to remove any plaque from these areas. Roughly 90% of problems arise from areas between the teeth so it is important to floss effectively.
3. Electric toothbrushesElectric toothbrushes are recommended by a large number of dental professional for their superior performance when compared to manual brushing. Electric toothbrushes tend to have small brush heads that cup around the tooth and are faster and more efficient in cleaning areas of the mouth where bacteria and plaque collect.
Services and featured
Root Canal Treatment (RCT)Our teeth are vital and respond to thermal stimulus. underneath dentin is an area of soft tissue called the pulp that contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. It extends from the crown of the tooth (Pulp Chamber) to the tip of the root (Root Canals) The pulp can get infected due to a deep cavity or fracture.
Dental ImplantsDental implants are fixtures of titanium which are surgically screwed into the jaw bone. When a tooth is missing an implant takes the place of the missing root and a prosthetic crown replaces the natural crown of the tooth.
Teeth WhiteningTooth bleaching, commonly known as tooth whitening, has become very popular dental procedure especially in cosmetic dentistry. Every person wishes to have whiter teeth so that therir smile becomes more attractive. Milk teeth in the childhood are white but as one grows older his teeth are yellowish or brownish because of stains aquired from the food or beverages or chewing or smoking habbits The teeth are bleeched with the help of oxidizing agents such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to lighten the shade of the tooth.
Dr. J. K. Dogra
Dr. J. K. Dogra attended Dental College Trivandrum from 1969-74. After graduation he Joined A.I.I.M.S. first as resident doctor and then as Senior Research Fellow and completed his widely acclaimed research on the "Re-plantation and Transplantation of Teeth. "He has a number of publications to his credit in the National and International Journals. His research has been quoted in the text books of dentistry. more...