Dentist and Dental Care – Know All

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A dentist is a symbol of dental hygiene, seduction and complicit smile, the dentition is the key to our smiles and takes an important place in our relational life. However, our teeth are too often neglected. The dentist has a role comparable to that of the physician and should be regularly consulted for both the prevention and treatment of major dental problems.

1 - Who is the dentist?

The dentist monitors the health of the mouth, teeth and gums. His role is both to cure and to prevent dental problems, the main ones being dental caries, dental plaque and gingival and periodontal diseases. His weapons: oral examinations - depth advice, hygiene requirements, but also customized where appropriate, care to repair, replace or correct defects in positioning. His specialties are orthodontics and periodontics. This regulated profession is organized and controlled by the Council of the College of Dental Surgeons.

2 - When visiting a dentist?

We must develop the habit, if possible at an early age to see a dentist at least once a year for an adult and twice a year for a child. This reflex allows for a visual (and possibly radiation) to highlight certain areas overlooked when brushing. However, when a potential or confirmed presence of gum disease is identified, then the care and supervision will be more frequent.

3 - When will we see a dentist?

Do not wait for trouble to consult. In general, any change should bring the mouth to view: bad breath, tooth sensitive to hot / cold or cutting the tongue, an impression of mobility or a food impaction between the teeth, gums red, swollen or bleeding.

4 - Who is most at risk?

All persons whose mouth is more fertile ground for the development of caries and gingivitis, those who wear dentures and those who neglect regular care and brushing.

5 - What to prepare for first consultation?

· Personal history: list all your old cavities and other dental problems;

· Orders: those of current treatments especially if they are psychotropic, anticoagulants or antibiotics;

· Previous reviews: Panoramic radios already done.

6 - What happens at the first consultation?

At the first appointment, the dentist carefully examine your mouth to diagnose a possible risk of caries and periodontal or check the status of your dentures if you wear them. It can then carry radios to further examine the teeth and jawbones. Then follows a series of questions about your general health: diabetes, hypertension such as your previous dental (tooth loss, loosening and fragility of the jaw, etc.).

Finally, the dentist looks at your lifestyle, that is to say, eating habits and the consumption of tobacco or alcohol. Except in an emergency, a dentist does not start real treatment during a first date.

7 - Keywords to know

  • Dental plaque is defined by a set of bacteria that attach themselves to the teeth and eventually form a film on the surface. This plaque can harden into tartar that has an irritant to the gums.
  • Cavities are small holes that form the surface of the tooth enamel. They thrive in spaces between teeth or in the grooves of molars. The more they grow, more large holes become irreversibly.
  • Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that swell in response to bacteria in dental plaque. This condition can be treated with effective brushing and regular cleanings.
  • Periodontics can be defined as the worsening of untreated gingivitis is to say periodontal inflammation, all of the tissues supporting the teeth (gums, ligaments and bone). It results in a red gum, swollen and bleeding on contact. Treatment may begin with a root planning and removal of the plate to finish sometimes by a gum graft and filling of bone lesions.

8 - The dentist in figures

India has more than one lakh dentists, 14% are women;

The liberal exercise of the profession is in the majority at 93%. 11% of employees working in hospitals, clinics or health service of armies;

The number of practitioners varies from 1 per 1000 to 1 per 3000 population by region;

Only 26% of Indian people go to the dentist regularly against 60% in the United States;

A visit 1 time per year to the dentist, brushing and regular fluoride intake with a balanced diet can prevent 95% of dental problems.

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This article was published on 2011/06/21