WHY MILK TEETH ARE IMPORTANT

Do not neglect your baby teeth.

Milk teeth or baby teeth are important because a child’s self confidence, self esteem and speech develops if he/she has healthy baby teeth.

Milk teeth start erupting from the age of 6 months and sheds till the age of 12 to 13 years. During this period , maintaining the milk teeth in a good health is important as it helps the child to bite, chew and eat with ease thereby the child can get adequate nutrition for maintaining his / her overall general health in a good condition. Maintaining baby teeth also helps in the development of jaws and facial growth.

Baby teeth hold space for the next coming permanent teeth to erupt in a proper fashion which in turn can help prevent crowding of teeth in the future. Space present after loss of baby teeth at an early age due to decay or trauma needs to be maintained. Without a maintainer, there are chances of tilting of adjacent teeth and crooked way of eruption of permanent tooth.

So, a milk tooth should always be healthy and retained in the oral cavity until it sheds on itself. Neglecting milk teeth diseases may lead to problems in permanent teeth.

A good oral hygiene practices and a regular monitoring by pediatric dentist can keep your child’s teeth in a good health.

Oral health is overall health !!!  Why not maintain it from childhood !!!

Tips to take care of your baby’s teeth

  • A mother needs to maintain her oral health right from her pregnancy
  • Visit your pediatric dentist when your child turns one or within 6 months after the first tooth erupts
  • Clean your baby’s gums using wet washcloth / dampened piece of gauze wrapped around your finger after every feed
  • Start using finger brush after teeth erupts
  • Do not put your baby to bed with feeding bottle
  • Avoid in between meal snacking
  • Brush your baby’s teeth twice a day
  • Start using fluoridated tooth paste when your child learns to spit
  • Limit the amount of sweetened / sticky foods
  • Clean the mouth after the intake of sweetened foods
  • Use a floss if there is tight contacts between the teeth
  • Get the cavities filled as soon as it starts
  • Consult your pediatric dentist if your child develops habits like thumb/ finger sucking , breathing though mouth, lip biting, nail biting etc
  • Talk to your dentist regarding preventive measures like fluoride application etc. to protect your baby’s teeth
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PROPER TOOTH BRUSHING

Learning how to brush your teeth properly is the first step to maintaining healthy teeth and gums by removing food particles, plaque, and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. Plus, it helps minimize the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, the major causes of tooth loss.To brush your teeth correctly, spend at least two minutes using a recommended technique, which includes 30 seconds brushing each section of your mouth (upper right, upper left, lower right and lower left), both morning and night. Since most manual toothbrushes don’t have built-in two-minute timers, you may want to have a clock handy so you can be sure you’re brushing long enough.

Steps for Brushing Your Teeth Properly

How you hold the toothbrush depends on which part of the tooth you’re brushing.

Step 1: Start with outer and inner surfaces, and brush at a 45-degree angle in short, half-tooth-wide strokes against the gum line. Make sure you reach your back teeth.

Step 2: Move on to chewing surfaces. Hold the brush flat and brush back and forth along these surfaces.

Step 3: Once you get to the inside surfaces of your front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and use gentle, up-and-down strokes with the tip of brush.

Step 4: Be sure to brush gently along the gum line.

Step 5: Brush your tongue in a back-to-front sweeping motion to remove food particles and help remove odor-causing bacteria to freshen your breath.Now that you’ve learned proper brushing technique, a little discipline in practicing it every day will help make it feel like second nature. It’s one of the easiest things you can do to maintain the health of your teeth and gums

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DENTIST AND ORTHODONTIST

A dentist and orthodontist both are dental professions. A dentist takes after the general problems related to teeth and gums. On the other hand, orthodontist is a specialist who addresses serious issues like alignment of tooth and jaw. A dentist needs to complete specialization in orthodontics to be an orthodontist.

A dentist is a person who professionally looks after the issues addressing the diagnosis, prevention and treatment related to oral cavity. Simply he is a health care practitioner who practices dentistry. They examine the teeth and gums specifically.

The word dentist has been derived from the French word dentist, from dent meaning “tooth”. In order to be a dentist, one needs to complete medical school by completing graduate or post graduate dental training. They mainly deal with the general dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease.
Many people consider a dentist and Orthodontists to be the same. However, they are little different. Orthodontists are dentists but deal with more complicated problem as comparison to a general dentist.

To become an Orthodontist, one needs to go through a program in Orthodontics which Is a branch of dentistry dealing with the treatment and prevention of irregularities of the teeth and jaws. They deal with serious issues like alignment of tooth and jaw. They basically treat issues like overbite, underbite, crowded teeth, crossbite and improperly spaced teeth.

An orthodontist is a specialist dealing with issues of dental and facial irregularities. To be an orthodontist, one needs to be a dentist first. Later after the successful completion of orthodontic program, one becomes an orthodontist.
Thus, one can simply say that an orthodontist is a dentist specialized in orthodontics.

DentistOrthodontist
Definition A dentist is a person who professionally looks after the issues addressing the diagnosis, prevention and treatment related to oral cavity. An orthodontist is a specialist dentist dealing with the issues of dental and facial irregularities
Work on Issues General dentists provides services like – • Teeth cleaning • General dental health care prevention treatments • Regular checkup • Fluoride treatments • Cavity fillings • Root Canals • Jaw alignment • Positioning of the teeth which makes use of Braces, Retainers, etc.
Educational Qualification Graduation or Post Graduation in Dental Surgery or dentistry An additional degree or program in Orthodontics
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HISTORY OF EPIONE

Epione Dental Care a unit of New Medical Centre Hospital was founded by Dr. Arjun Sundaram under Auro Care Private limited in 2016 on a quiet road in Puducherry. Epione means “goddess of soothing pain”. Epione was a visionary idea of both Dr.Arjun Sundaram and Dr Hanumanth S wherein it caters the needs of all class of people. The goal is to provide affordable dental treatment with quality service. In this span of nearly 2 years, we have gained the trust of generations of patients who are happy to come back and bring along with them their friends and family.

Epione dental care is housed in eight hundred square feet in centrally located Gingee Salai with well appointed dental operatories in a sparklingly clean, pleasant and hygienic environment. A team of dedicated specialists and general dentists welcome patients to the ideal blend of Indian skills with French architecture.

We are honoured and happy to serve our patients with the latest that modern dentistry has to offer at affordable cost.

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