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Tips for Teeth-Whitening

Everyone is fascinated with bright white teeth. If anyone tells you they are totally satisfied with their teeth, believe me you, they are either lying to you, or lying to themselves, or both. From celebrities to our next door neighbor all want to have shiny pearly white smile and why not? These pearly whites add the most to your personality and confidence.  Our teeth whitening methods at Roots and Crown microDENTISTry, Kharar (Mohali), will help you to achieve a smile that you are eager to show.

Here are the dentist-approved tips that help you to get whiter brighter teeth.

1. Regular dental appointments

Before starting any whitening procedure, make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy. Visit a dentist and ascertain that there is no underlying disease and you have no deposits (calculus/plaque) on your teeth. For the best whitening results, always undergo professional dental cleaning and polishing. This will take care of some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth.

2. Avoid things that cause teeth staining

There are some foods and drinks that can lead to staining on your teeth. It is best to avoid them if you want whiter teeth. Some of the examples are coffee, green tea, black tea, red wine, white wine, blueberries, pomegranate, blackberries, soda, barbeque sauce, curry, turmeric, balsamic vinegar etc.

Of course, we can’t avoid eating and drinking all the mentioned things, it is better to rinse your mouth thoroughly within 30 min after eating and drinking. Rinsing is better than brushing in this case as during brushing you are actually scrubbing the stain-causing food or drink’s acid on your teeth, which can erode your enamel.

3. Consume foods that brightens the smile

  • Apples:  Apples improve your gum health and stimulate saliva production, which helps to rinse away stains.
  • Cheese, milk and yogurt: Rich in calcium, all of these help to strengthen teeth enamel and appearance.
  • Nuts, celery, broccoli and carrots: The abrasive and coarse abrasive texture of these foods scrubs off stains.
  • Raw onions: The sulfur found in raw onions stops plaque from forming.
  • Strawberries: The malic acid found in strawberries naturally removes surface stains lurking on your teeth.

4. Brush and Floss

Knowledge of proper brushing and flossing technique is important. Many people do aggressive brushing and end up eroding their enamel. Flossing cleans the area between two teeth which cannot be cleaned by brushing. No flossing or aggressive flossing both is harmful. Learn proper technique from your dentist and do at least two times a day.

5. Use electric toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes remove more stains than a standard toothbrush. It is also better in cleaning your teeth and keeping your gums healthy.

6. Keep your gums healthy

Unhealthy, bleeding, swollen or receding gums will make your smile look unhealthy and unattractive even if your teeth are white and bright. The attention will go to your unhealthy gums instead of your pearly whites. Healthy gums let the teeth take the center stage and make your smile healthy and attractive.

7. At-home professional teeth whitening kits

Teeth whitening trays are provided to you by the dentist. These trays are made after taking impressions of your both arches, to ensure a good fit. You have to place the whitening gel on the trays and put them on for the recommended period of time.

8. No Smoking

Smoking is injurious to health, we all know that. It also causes rapid discolouration of your teeth. It causes yellow/brown stains on your teeth. Stop smoking for better smile and better health.

9. Teeth whitening at dental clinic

The most effective, fast and instant whitening procedure is teeth bleaching procedure done by a dentist. The dentist place a whitening gel with high concentration of hydrogen peroxide on your teeth after placing a cheek retractor and gum barrier. This gel is left for 15-30 mins on the teeth and sometimes is activated using white light. This gives instant whitening result and is a very safe procedure since it is done by professionals.

10. Dental Veneers

Most of the celebrities have perfect smiles, thanks to veneers. In just two appointments, you get a smile which is not only bright white but also perfect in terms of size and shape.

Every individual has different dental issues, queries and treatment needs. We work individually to discuss the details of required treatment, alternative treatment and possible outcome. For quality dental treatment, safe, predictable and better teeth whitening, book an appointment today with Dr. Ankur and Dr Anjali. You can visit us at: Roots and Crown microDENTISTry, SCO 1037, Near Arista Hotel, Kharar, Mohali. You can contact us on 9876064652,9876064653 to know more our team, our practice and how we provide excellence in dentistry in Kharar, Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula.

What is Retreatment of root canal?

In most of the cases, with proper care, a root canal treated tooth will last a lifetime; but it is not always the case. Occasionally, the tooth may not heal as expected and causes pain even after months and years of the root canal treatment. In such cases, the first choice of treatment is to go for a retreatment of root canal.

Why a tooth fails to heal after RCT?

    • Root canals are complex tooth structures and may have curvatures, narrow lateral and accessory canals, missed canals which were not treated or went undetected during the initial treatment.
    • Canal complexities like calcifications, bifurcations went undetected during the initial treatment.
    • The fillings over the root canals were not placed within time after the RCT procedure.
    • The filling or the crown over the root canal treated tooth could not prevent the seepage of the saliva inside the tooth.

In some cases, new problems can occur in the tooth which was previously treated successfully. The reasons can be:

  • A new carious lesion that can lead to the exposure of the root canals causing infection.
  • Cracks in the old filling or cap may lead to infection of tooth.

How the retreatment is done:

Endodontist reopens the canal and removes the root canal fillings. This may or may not require the removal of cap. After the reopening, the root canals are inspected for the presence of canal complexities, missed canals or any unusual anatomies. The canals are then shaped, cleaned and filled
again. It may be required to give the dressings of different kinds of medications to be kept inside the canals for few days to months depending upon the severity of infection.

In case the canals cannot be shaped and cleaned properly during the retreatment like in cases of canal blockage or unusual narrow canals or presence of a broken instrument inside the canal, an endodontic surgery is recommended.After the retreatment, the tooth again receives a filling and cap to restore it and protect it.

 

For quality dental treatment and predictable retreatment under dental operating microscope, book an appointment today with Dr. Ankur and Dr Anjali. You can visit us at: Roots and Crown microDENTISTry, SCO 1037, First Floor, New Sunny Enclave, Near Arista Hotel, Kharar, Mohali. You can contact us on 9876064652, 9876064653 to know more about our team, our practice and how we provide excellence in dentistry in Kharar, Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula.

 

Veneers for your beautiful smile

A confident smile completes a confident look. But do you feel less confident while smiling? Is it something about your smile that makes you feel less confident? No matter how many haircuts or makeovers you take, you still wish your appearance and smile could be better? Well you are not alone. There are many people who are not happy with their smiles. They feel self conscious and less confident. There can be many reasons that make you feel that your smile is less-than- beautiful. It can be because of staining on teeth, crooked teeth, chipped teeth, spacing, irregularly shaped teeth and many more. If you feel self-conscious about your smile, it’s time to consult a dentist who can help you to get a beautiful and confident smile.

A smile makeover can be done with dental veneers in many cases. Here is a small introduction about what are dental veneers and how veneers are done and what to expect.

The first step of smile makeover is consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentists #Dr Ankur and #Dr Anjali. A consultation will determine what is the best option for your smile makeover, whether veneers are needed or not and what type of veneers will suit you better. There are different types of veneers available and our dentists will help you to choose the right type of veneers for you after understanding your goals and expectations and answering your questions. We will also tell you about the limitations of the procedure.

Before the procedure, we may also recommend you to go for gum recontouring which helps your smile to appear more even after the dental veneers have been placed.

The second step will be preparing your teeth for dental veneers. Based on the type of the chosen dental veneer, the tooth will be prepared. Composite veneers generally require lesser preparation than porcelain veneers. Mostly the preparation is on the enamel so there is no sensitivity but if you experience any sensitivity or discomfort, you may ask for dental anesthesia. After the preparation, the impression will be made and sent to lab and we will provide you temporary veneers till the time you receive your permanent ones.

In the third step your new veneers will be bonded onto your teeth with the help of adhesives. We may make a few alterations on the veneers before bonding and check your bite after placing them. The veneer process ends here but we recommend a follow up visit after few weeks or months.

To know more about veneers, schedule an appointment today with Dr Ankur and Dr Anjali. Visit us at Roots and Crown microDENTISTry, SCO 1037, First Floor, Near Arista Hotel, New Sunny Enclave, Kharar, Mohali.To learn more about our team, our practice and how we provide excellence in dentistry in Kharar, Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula, contact us on 9876064652, 9876064653.

Root canal treatment: Myths Vs Facts

Root canal treatment is a common dental treatment. When the pulp of the tooth is no longer healthy or there is an infection, RCT is the done to save the tooth which otherwise requires extraction. But the very thought of RCT is fearful or uncomfortable for many patients who are not familiar with the procedure. Some patients do not go for the procedure because of the fear of pain; some opt for wait-and- see approach and some for extraction instead of saving the tooth. All this happens because of the misconceptions about the Root Canal Treatment procedure. The common myths and facts are enlisted here for the better understanding of this procedure so that the patients can make an informed and educated decision for their treatment:

Myth 1: RCT is very painful

This may have been the case decades ago, but here at Roots and Crown, with the use of modern technology and knowledge of proper techniques, RCT is a relatively painless procedure. Endodontists i.e. Root Canal treatment specialists are experts in pain management and most patients can be treated comfortably. #Dr Ankur and #Dr Anjali, both being endodontists, provide you a painless and comfortable RCT experience.

Myth 2: RCT causes illness

In this era where all kind of fake and true information is available on internet, many stumble upon the information claiming RCT can cause illness. This myth is the result of almost a century old debunked and poorly designed research, when a physician claimed that root canals could cause trapped bacteria to be released into the bloodstream and cause illness. This was long before the era of modern medicine and no scientific evidence or medical research supports this claim. Root canal treatment is considered a safe and effective treatment by all the international and national dental associations.

Myth 3: Extraction is better than RCT

The looks, feel and function of a natural tooth cannot be replaced by even the best of the artificial replacements available. It is always best to save the natural teeth, if possible. At #Roots and Crown microDENTISTry, the success rate of #RCT is quite high and thousands of people got the chance of keeping their natural teeth. Replacing a tooth with prosthetics requires more time and money in treatment and may result in further procedures to the neighboring tissues and teeth.

Being endodontists, our dentists are expert in root canal treatment under microscope and pain management. To learn more about Root Canal Treatment, schedule an appointment today with our experts Dr Ankur and Dr Anjali. Visit us at Roots and Crown microDENTISTry, SCO 1037, First Floor, New sunny Enclave, Near Arista hotel, Kharar, Mohali. For more queries, contact us on 9876064652, 9876064653.