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Preventive Dentistry In Shimla

Posted in Preventive Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on March 22, 2010

Preventative dentistry is the practice of making sure your teeth are in the best possible shape and that everything is being done to protect them from the threat of tooth decay and gum disease. It involves drawing up a plan with your dentist or hygienist, which you can stick to ensue that your teeth and mouth are as healthy as they can be.

The process starts with an initial consultation with your dentist. They will assess your teeth for any problems that need sorting out and make a further appointment to carry out any repair work necessary. Once the required dental repairs have been carried out it is then time to have your teeth completely cleaned by the hygienist. By using scaling and polishing, the hygienist will remove tartar and make the surface of the teeth smooth so that it is hard for plaque to stick to it.

Once the teeth are completely cleaned it is considered a fresh start. Your clean and repaired teeth are healthy and it is up to you to keep them that way. The hygienist will draw up a hygiene plan, which if stuck to correctly will help to keep your teeth as healthy and clean as when you leave the surgery. This may involve using new cleaning techniques or products and may even involve a change in your eating habits or small lifestyle adjustments. Of course you will not be completely on your own as your plan will involve regular check ups with the dentist to assess progress and ensure it is working for your teeth.

If you think you could benefit from a preventative dentistry plan to keep your teeth and gums healthy then make an appointment with a dentist.

Porcelain Veneers : For Brand New Smile

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on March 21, 2010
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There are two main types of veneers that can be placed over the top of damaged or discoloured teeth to restore the cosmetic appearance of a smile. Composite veneers are made of a resin and are made in laboratory or even constructed in the mouth during an appointment. The other type of veneer is made entirely from porcelain and is cemented over the top of teeth using dental bonding.

Although composite veneers are cheaper, they do not look nearly as realistic as a porcelain veneer which are specially designed to resemble tooth enamel. Composite veneers are more suitable for individual teeth that are damaged or for repairing small cracks or chips. When it comes to replacing a whole dental arc that has been damaged by staining or discolouration there really is only one option. Also, as technology advances, new tools are being developed to speed up the manufacturing process of porcelain veneers and with technology such as digital x-rays and Cerec, it is now possible to sculpt veneers from a single piece of porcelain in a matter of minutes.

Other modern porcelain veneers are incredibly thin, some the same width as a contact lens, which can be fitted over the teeth with no enamel removal and can be completely removed themselves should the need arise. They are in fact so thin that they can fit over existing veneers and other dental repair work.

As well as completely restoring the appearance of damaged teeth, porcelain veneers also play an important protective role. Acting as a second layer of enamel they protect the teeth from decay adding another important barrier to tooth decay. Call 177-645-0704 for a free consultation at Goma Dental Clinic in Shimla.

Facial Rejuvenation : Repair Facial Tissues

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on March 20, 2010
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Every great picture needs a great frame and the same is true for a great smile. With the improvements in dental technology over the last twenty years, the possibilities for improving the appearance of teeth for patients of all ages has increased almost beyond belief. It is now possible to reverse even the most severe damage and cosmetic dentists can produce stunning results. For many patients who have undergone cosmetic dentistry treatment to improve their appearance they also might consider improving the appearance of the skin around the mouth.

Dermal fillers such as Botox can make skin appear firmer and younger completing the smile makeover transformation and taking years off the appearance of the patient. Botox has existed for many years but in the last decade it has really become more accepted as another normal beauty treatment. As it has become more widely available it has also become more affordable.

Botos works by blocking the signals that are transmitted through facial muscles. It is these transmissions that cause the muscles to spasm and create creases we know as wrinkles. By interrupting this movement the appearance of wrinkles is reduced and the skin looks younger and firmer.

Botox involves no surgical cutting of the skin and can be achieved with a few injections. Dentist will apply an anaesthetic gel to the area prior to treatment to make the treatment as painless as possible. The treatment involves very little risk of carried out by a trained dentist and will last up to four months before it needs topping up.These procedures are increasingly being used by dentists as a non-surgical alternative to facelifts. Because of the relationship of the facial muscles, including the lips, to the mouth and smile, dentists are using the treatments as part of a wider smile makeover treatment. Facial rejuvenation can also be used as a reconstructive measure to repair facial tissues damaged by sinking due to lost teeth.

With results appearing after as little as two days, facial rejuvenation is becoming increasingly popular with over 90 per cent of women noticing a marked improvement in their skin after treatment. Consult your dentist about the non-surgical treatment for facial rejuvenation.

Dental Tourism Himachal

Posted in Dental Tourism by UK Dental Tourism on March 7, 2010
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In this 21st century era where air travel has become so affordably cheap, medical tourism has become a very attractive commodity for the young, and also the rich and famous around the world. Among the medical tourism the relatively young trend of “tooth tourism,” is fast becoming part of a fast-growing global phenomenon among the travellers. The idea of able to visit the place of your wish and at the same time to fix your dental problem is a dream comes true to many executives. This special package seem to some as valuable because they do not need to ‘waste’ their precious hectic working times to do this necessary task.

There are many factors to attract international travellers to come to Shimla for this tooth travel package.

* Able to see Shimla which they never seen before.
* To be treated in a world class dental care centre at very competitive price.
* A wide range of dental service set up to choose.
* Availabilty of up to date dental technology and equipments.
* Soaring medical costs at home.
* Lacking of comprehensive dental care centres.

In order for Shimla to be the place of Dental Tourism of excellence, the dentists here have set up comprehensive state-of-the-art facilities and have highly trained medical staff ,dental clinics and hospitals which have complete range of family dental services and advanced dentistry solutions which includes: general dental care, orthodontic services, dental implants, tooth whitening, all ceramic crowns/bridges, ceramic veneers, flexible dentures, cosmetic dentistry and reconstructive dentistry, fillings, root canals, full mouth reconstructions, and children’s dentistry, sedation dentistry, laser diagnostics, and advanced laboratory and tooth shade procedures.In addition, other value added services like: on line reservation, on line counselling or consultation, pre-arranged hotel lodging, close by to natural scenic resort or shopping mall are part of healthcare packages.

Not only do you save an enormous amount of money — since offshore dental procedures can be performed for as little as one-fourth the cost of what would normally be charged in the Western states, with state-of-the-art facilities to boot, you also get to enjoy VIP services, such as personalized hotel accommodations, free shuttle services to and from the airport, and absolutely to-die-for hotel accommodations, restaurants, spas, and vacation packages anywhere India. Here, at HD, our focus is on giving you our closed attention and the finest of dental care. We maintain our notable full service operation in all levels of dentistry to ensure you the utmost possible care. Renowned as a pioneer in one-stop dental treatment in Shimla, we extend our full dental service to welcome you at the gate of India.

Mouthwash Definitely Helps To Cut Out Bad Breath

Feeling fresh on waking in the morning itself is energizing, at the same time bad breath can ruin our whole day. This is a very common condition affecting people living in India irrespective of their age and gender. Bad breath, halitosis, or fetor oris is a condition where an unpleasant odour comes out of mouth while exhaling. It could be due to different reasons. Generally, bad breath occurs due to some conditions of mouth, tongue, gums, or teeth. The commonest cause is improper oral and dental hygiene. Sometimes it could be due some disease conditions affecting the respiratory tract such as sinusitis, tonsillitis, chronic lung disease, or other systemic conditions such as diabetes, liver, kidney diseases, etc. Sometimes, this could be psychological too.

Many people use mouthwash as a part of their dental hygiene. And it definitely helps to cut out bad breath and other dental related problems. But do you know exactly what a mouthwash is and what it contains? Are you wondering how to use it effectively to protect your teeth? Here are some tips and facts about mouthwash and their use.Most of the mouthwashes and rinses are designed to be used only after brushing.  Only a proper tooth brushing technique can remove the food ingredients from your teeth. Mouthwash just acts as a mouth deodorizer with a few additional helpful ingredients to control bacteria in your mouth. But its absolutely necessary to keep you teeth clean with a tooth brush.

There are different types of mouthwashes available in the market.

• Fluoride rinses are very useful to protect against cavities by making the enamel harder.
• Anti-plaque rinses contain ingredients which help to loose and detach plaque from tooth surface as well as the gum line.
• Smoker’s mouthwashes also are available in the market. These will remove tobacco stains from the teeth and mouth.
• Desensitizing mouthwashes are used to control teeth sensitivity and have to be used in conjunctions with desensitizing toothpaste.

Gargle with a mouthwash for 30 seconds. Then spit it without swallowing. Preferably brush your teeth first and then start gargling with a mouthwash. If you are using a medicated mouthwash then it’s a good idea to avoid eating food for at least 30 minutes after the mouthwash. You can use your mouthwash more often. But limit its use to once a day for children as the major ingredient of all mouthwashes is alcohol. If you are using mouthwash to control your bad breath do it only on a short term basis.Other cleaning devices such as tongue scrapers and inter-dental brushes are also useful in the battle against plaque. Mouthwashes may be useful but can also cause further dental hygiene issues so you should always ask your dentist before using them. Finally, it is crucial that this hygiene routine is backed up by regular visits to your dentist.Call 177 645 0704 for a free consultation at Goma Dental Clinic in Shimla.

Long Term Solution To Missing Teeth

Many patients find that some dental substitutes such as partial dentures and dental bridges are just not strong enough and cause constant anxiety about breaking. This can have an impact on their life and prevent them enjoying it to the full, especially when it comes to eating. Patients are often looking for a more long-term and solid solution to a missing tooth and often find it in the form of a dental implant.

A dental implant is the only artificial dental substitute that replaces the whole of the tooth from root to tip. The implant itself is only the small titanium screw that makes up the root portion of the restoration. This is screwed directly into the jawbone in a procedure that sounds a lot more unpleasant than it actually is. When secure in the bone, the dentist will leave the implant for several weeks to fully fuse with the bone and soft tissue around it.

Once fully secure, the implant will now act exactly the same as an actual tooth root and can act as a base for an artificial crown to be attached. This is secured to the implant using a screw and post device. Once attached, the whole implant is incredibly sturdy and feels just like a real tooth. Thanks to the porcelain crown attached, with its enamel-like qualities, it also looks exactly like a real tooth. The other major benefit of the dental implant is that it lasts a lifetime, unlike other dental replacements which need to be replaced every ten years or so. This means once the surgery is complete you can completely forget that the implant is there and enjoy your life just as you would with a full set of real teeth. There is no need to suffer with the embarrassment of a missing tooth or with the frustration of an inadequate dental replacement.

Dental implants are as close to real teeth as are available. Because the root of the implant is secured to the jawbone like a real tooth, it acts and feels like a real tooth. If you have a missing tooth or are looking to replace an earlier dental substitute, make an appointment to see a Shimla dentist.Call 177 645 0704 for a free consultation at Goma Dental Clinic in Shimla.

Laser Gum Contouring

Posted in Gum Surgery by UK Dental Tourism on March 4, 2010

The gum is the soft tissue that surrounds the root of the teeth in the mouth. Aesthetically it acts as a frame for the teeth and if it is out of proportion it can make the teeth appear too small or uneven. Many people, about 7 per cent of men and 14 per cent of women, have an excess of gum tissue, known more commonly as a gummy smile. This excess gingival display can be caused by a number of factors. It is often the result of a hormonal imbalance. In other cases it can be caused by a patient taking some form of medication, often blood pressure medication, but in most cases it is simply a hereditary condition.

Large amount soft gum tissue has no medical disadvantage but cosmetically it can seriously affect the appearance of the teeth. Large gums can make teeth seem short, stubby and uneven but it is a condition that can be addressed through a minor corrective surgery known as laser gum contouring. The process involves using a powerful dental laser to simply remove any excess tissue and sculpt the remaining gum to the desired shape and size to enhance the appearance of teeth. This surgery used to be carried out with a scalpel, which made it a great deal more complicated. The new laser technology means that recovery times are reduced because blood vessels are cauterised during surgery. The intense heat of the laser also prevents any post-procedural infection occurring and reduces blood loss.

Laser gum contouring is a straightforward and relatively painless procedure offered by most cosmetic dentists. It can usually be performed in under an hour and requires no extensive preparation. In some cases gum tissue may grow back but this can be remedied by a painless removal of some of the bone under the gum tissue. Make an appointment for a consultation at a dentist to see if laser gum contouring could improve the appearance of your smile.

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