NO;ITS NOT TRUE ABOUT MY TEETH

DENTAL MYTHS

Are you scared of dental treatments?

Most people with fear of dentist must have heard not so true facts or horror stories at some point in their lives which affected their consciousness. Oral health is often associated with overall health, which is why its so important to separate facts from fictions.

MISCONCEPTION NO 1:-THE MORE  YOU BRUSH ,THE HEALTHIER YOUR TEETH WILL BE

Over brushing the teeth can wear the teeth enamel due to the abrasive property of toothpaste/cleaning agent. This damage may leads to formation of dental caries. Brushing twice a day is perfect for your oral health. You can even rinse after eating and chew sugar free gum to avoid plaque formation.

MISCONCEPTION NO 2:-DENTAL TREATMENT SHOULD BE AVOIDED DURING PREGNANCY

Regular dental check-up, is recommended during pregnancy. The only thing we should remember that we should inform our dentist about the pregnancy before procedure since some treatments like extraction or minor surgeries are avoided during this phase.

MISCONCEPTION NO 3:-DENTAL XRAYS ARE UNNECESSARY

It is necessary to have dental x-ray before any dental procedure to detect the disease carefully. It should not be feared because the radiation dose is very small when dentist use RVG’s or any other digital radiography techniques.

MISCONCEPTION NO 3:-HAVING THE WISDOM TEETH REMOVED WILL PREVENT CROWDING

Any decision regarding the removal of wisdom teeth should be taken by your oral surgeon or dentist. There are very few cases when wisdom teeth cause crowding.

MISCONCEPTION NO 4:-IF GUMS ARE BLEEDING ,BRUSHING AND FLOSSING SHOULDNOT BE DONE

Regular brushing and flossing is very important to remove plaque build-up which causes gum bleeding. So if you are having a bleeding gums you must take care of your teeth by doing both.

MISCONCEPTION NO 5:-MOUTHWASH CONTAINING ALCOHOL IS BEST

Different types of mouthwashes are used to treat different types of dental conditions. Let your dentist decide what is correct for your issue, there isn’t a “one size fits all” model that can applied to your oral issues.

“Life is short smile while you still have TEETH”

Dr.Shireesha Maddali BDS

 

 

 

Antioxidants :-The preventive ingredient to have healthy smile

ANTIOXIDANT

 

LETS KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD OF PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY:-ANTIOXIDANTS

One of the promising new technologies available to dental professionals involves the use of ANTIOXIDANTS. Understanding how they work requires revisiting basic chemistry to understand various events and processes that can cause cellular and tissue damage including oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species, free radicals, oxidation and reduction and the mechanism of antioxidant action. Tissue damage occurs when free radicals overwhelm the antioxidant reserve in the body.

PRESENCE OF NATURAL ANTIOXIDANTS :-

1.ASCORBIC ACID(VIT C ):-Plasma ,saliva, GCF, CSF, synovial fluid.-Deficiency leads to gingival bleeding.

2.ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL(VIT E):-plasma, saliva-Deficiency leads to periodontal disease.

3.CAROTENOIDS(VIT A):-plasma-Deficiency leads to periodontal destruction.

ROLE OF ANTIOXIDANT IN VARIOUS DENTAL DISEASE.

Most strategies for managing periodontal disease involve control of the causative agent. So what is periodontal disease? These  are inflammatory process resulting from bacterial attack and host inflammatory response(immune response of an individual).Free radicals and reactive oxygen species i.e. ROS are responsible for the inflammatory response. Periodontal pathogens can induce ROS  overproduction and thus cause collagen  and periodontal tissue breakdown. When ROS are scavenged by ANTIOXIDANTS, collagen breakdown can be minimized. Decreased level of vitamin A and C, beta carotene , and beta crytoxanthine significantly increase the risk gingival disease. Periodontal tissue depends on natural antioxidants to overcome this oxidative stress and maintain homeostasis.

Recently it has been claimed that the imbalance in level of free radicals, reactive oxygen species and antioxidants in saliva plays in important role in the onset of dental caries. Most important would be the function of salivary peroxidase system(one of the major antioxidant system).

Antioxidants shows preventive and therapeutic potential in many stages of oral carcinogenesis. Researcher have recently  stated there is inhibition of oral cancer phenotypes after antioxidants intakes. Reversal or suppression of pre malignant lesion is very much witnessed post the trial of antioxidants.

Antioxidant provide a novel way of addressing oral diseases and conditions such as lichen planus, xerostomia, gingivitis and aphthous ulcer.

The antioxidants  micronutrients are important not only for limiting oxidative and tissue damage, but  also in preventing increased cytokine production, which is a result of prolonged activation of immune response. Dietary and other enzymatic antioxidants protects the lipids of lipoprotein and other bio membranes against oxidative damage by intercepting oxidants before they can attack the tissue.

Free yourself from free radicals. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

Dr.Shireesha Maddali BDS