FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Health
1. What is a crown?
A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and improve its appearance.
2. What is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is the removal of tooths infected or dead pulp tissue. After removing pulp tissue, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled.
3. What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into the bone for the replacement of missing teeth.
4. What is a cavity and how to prevent it?
Cavity is the decayed or rotting portion of the tooth.
Prevention of cavity:
a. Brush twice daily with proper brushing technique.
b. Use toothpaste and mouthwash containing fluoride, an agent that strengthens teeth and helps prevent cavity.
c. Clean between your teeth daily with dental floss because toothbrushes are unable to reach those areas.
d. Follow a healthy diet and avoid sticky food.
e. Rinse after every meal.
f. Visit your dentist regularly, approximately after every 6 months for regular checkup.
5. What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is known as bleaching of teeth which lighten color and help to remove stains and discoloration from teeth.
6. What is smile designing?
Smile designing is the procedure of improving the appearance of smile through different cosmetic procedures such as crowning of teeth, dental veneers, composite bonding, orthodontic treatment, teeth whitening etc.
7. What is orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is the treatment for straightening or moving teeth, correcting spacing between the teeth to improve the appearance of teeth.
8. What is scaling?
Scaling is a professional cleaning of teeth to remove the plaque and tartar(grey, yellow, brown hard deposits on the teeth near the gums) and stains from teeth which are one of the major reasons that cause gum disease.
9. What is pyorrhea and gum treatment?
Pyorrhea is a disease that causes damage and infection to the gums and bones, bleeding gums and bad breath.