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How Do You Keep Your Mouth Fresh During Ramadan?

The Holy month of Ramadan is a time for fasting and self-discipline for Muslims. It is also the time for purifying the mind and the body and empathizing with the less fortunate.

Fasting has numerous therapeutic benefits including improvement in blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

What causes bad breath?

  • Poor oral hygiene – Bacterial plaque build-ups are a known cause of bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Improper cleaning of dentures – Like teeth, dentures can retain bacteria, tartar and cause bad breath when they are not cleaned properly.
  • Smoking – including cigarettes, cigars and shisha
  • Nutrition – Some food may aggravate the bad smell, such as onion, garlic and some kind of spices.
  • Dry mouth – Also known as xerostomia, dry mouth is one of the major causes of bad breath. It is caused by an insufficient flow of saliva and is a common side effect of certain medications and a symptom of some medical conditions.
  • Other non-oral conditions – including nose, sinus, throat or digestive disorders

How does bad breath occur during the fasting period?

Saliva plays an important role in protecting your mouth and decreasing bacterial growth. The reduction of salivary flow while fasting is the main reason for bad breath. After Iftar, the salivary glands are soon stimulated and the production of saliva becomes normal.

Is there a way to prevent bad breath while fasting?

Here are some important tips to prevent bad breath while fasting.

  • Practice excellent oral hygiene to efficiently eliminate plaque.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables and avoid salty, fried and sticky food.
  • Cut down on diuretics like coffee, tea, soda and all other caffeinated drinks.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Drink plenty of water during Iftar, rinse your mouth with water during the fasting hours without swallowing it.

What are your top tips for maintaining a healthy oral hygiene routine during Ramadan?

Oral hygiene during the holy month of Ramadan does not differ from your routine dental hygiene.

  • Brush thoroughly before sleeping at night and I recommend brushing after Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) for at least 2 minutes.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Clean your tongue using tongue scrapers or separate toothbrush.
  • Use alcohol-free mouthwash.
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5 Common Lifestyle Habits That Can Damage Your Teeth

There are a number of habits that can potentially damage the teeth and some of them are a lot more common than we think.

1- Increased intake of acidic food and drink

This can include but is not restricted to citric and acidic fruits and juices, fizzy drinks including sparkling water, vinegar and excessive alcohol consumption. These damaging foods and drinks lead to a condition known as acid erosion which is characterized by thinning and destruction of the top layer of the tooth, known as the enamel. The condition is non-reversible. The enamel is very strong but over time when subjected to all these acidic products degenerates and thins out exposing the inside of the tooth (which can also in turn be damaged) and this can lead to an increase in sensitivity and pain symptoms as well as increased susceptibility to decay. It also weakens the tooth.

2- Grinding and clenching teeth

This is a habit which is increasing steadily and seen much more frequently in many patients who present to us. There are many complex factors which lead patients to grind or clench their teeth and we see it more frequently at times of anxiety and stress. Other factors that play a role are genetics, arthritic changes in the bone and changes in the cartilage of the jaw joint, anatomy and muscular attachments, trauma, etc. Unfortunately, many patients who suffer from this condition are unaware of it and don’t realize they grind or clench (as they are usually doing it subconsciously or in their sleep) until they are informed by a clinician that there are signs of this in their mouth. If left unchecked, this condition can lead to a variety of problems and symptoms for the patient including thinning and wear of the teeth, jaw and muscular pain and headaches, difficulty in opening the mouth and chewing and cracking of the teeth.

3- Overbrushing teeth

This is usually coupled with the use of a hard toothbrush and/or an abrasive toothpaste. This leads to a condition known as abrasion. Abrasion is characterized by recession of the gum line where the overbrushing takes place and when left unchecked leads to an eventual formation of cavities at the neck of the tooth known as abrasion cavities. These can lead to severe symptoms of pain and sensitivity and it is often necessary to restore these teeth with a filling material to reduce the symptoms and effects of the abrasion. Occasionally, if the abrasion has been occurring for several years, gum surgery may be necessary to correct the recession of the gums.

4- Using non-fluoride toothpaste

The use of non-fluoride toothpaste is becoming more and more popular across the world owing to some negative advertising about the effects of fluoride on the body. Fluoride in very large doses can be toxic and can cause systemic problems however the amount of fluoride in toothpaste is minimal and is nowhere near those threshold doses.

It has been well documented with established studies that fluoride is critical in reducing the effects of decay causing foods to our teeth. Fluoride can also help remineralise tooth structure which has already been damaged (when in the early stages) hence reducing the need to fill those affected teeth. The adult dental health surveys and the child dental health surveys carried out in the UK show significant reduction of decay in patients following the introduction of fluoride to drinking water in certain cities with no adverse effects on general health and this, along with other well established clinical studies are proof enough of how effective fluoride can be to create a barrier against decay.

What is less well known is that smoking is directly linked to the progression of gum disease.

5- Smoking

Smoking has a well-known adverse effect on the general health. However, what is less well known is that smoking is directly linked to the progression of gum disease. Gum disease is a very loose term used to describe any disease that affects the supporting structures of the tooth, namely the gums and bone. If left untreated gum disease progresses to a form of the disease known as advanced periodontitis which is characterized by significant bone loss and the loosening of the teeth. There are of course other factors that cause gum disease, mainly poor oral hygiene, however smoking has been linked directly with the progression of gum disease and the disease effects appear to be multiplied in patients who smoke.

Helpful prevention tips and replacement options:

● The effects of erosion unfortunately are non-reversible and when the disease progresses significantly we may need to consider restorative options such as fillings and crowns to protect the teeth. To reduce the effect of early erosion we must consider a change in dietary habits. Limiting our intake of acidic foods will help reduce the effect of erosion. This of course does not mean cutting out on eating healthy fruits, but changing the frequency of acidic intake, instead of 3 oranges or juices a day, consider having one. We can also change our diet from acidic fruits such as oranges, apples, pineapples and kiwi to non-acidic fruits such as pears and bananas. The use of a straw helps reduce the effects of erosion significantly as the fluid bypasses the teeth upon entry into the mouth hence reducing the effect it has on the teeth. Regular sips of still water following an acidic intake can help neutralize the pH of the mouth hence also reducing the effect of erosion. We must also consider when to brush after eating, as brushing immediately after eating or drinking something acidic multiplies the effect of erosion by pushing the acid directly onto the teeth, hence brushing in the morning should be considered prior to having breakfast if the breakfast contains acidic elements such as orange juice.

● Owing to the fact that teeth grinding is usually carried out subconsciously and that there are many factors that cause it, grinding is a very difficult condition to treat.

Treatment is usually confined to a minimalistic approach of:

  1. Awareness of the condition
  2. Physiotherapy exercises
  3. Reduction in local factors contributing to grinding such as high fillings
  4. Construction of a bite guard or shield which can also act as a de-programmer to reduce the effect of grinding
  5. Occasionally a referral to a physiotherapist may be necessary.

● The effects of abrasion can be reduced by changing the hardness of the toothbrush you are using to a soft or medium toothbrush. The finer the bristles the less abrasive they are. There is a fine line between overbrushing and ineffective brushing and this needs to be pointed out to you by your dentist or hygienist. The mode of brushing also needs to be altered from a scrubbing motion to a softer round or sweeping motion. If you are using an abrasive toothpaste (some whitening toothpastes are extremely abrasive) then consider changing to a milder, less damaging one.

● The use of modern electric toothbrushes has really helped combat this condition as they are equipped with sensors known as pressure sensors which identify when you are pushing too hard onto your teeth and reduce the pressure by either slowing down or stopping, or by flashing a red light to alert you to the damage that is being done. The better brushes do both hence minimizing the damage to the teeth. Some toothpastes on the market are made specifically for patients who suffer with erosion and these can help remineralise the teeth, although the remineralisation effect is very minor.

There is no substitute in protecting our teeth more effectively than the use of fluoride toothpaste.

● There is no substitute in protecting our teeth more effectively than the use of fluoride toothpaste. Herbal toothpastes may claim to have an antibacterial effect however these do not help remineralise teeth which are already decaying. The correct use of fluoride toothpaste in the right quantities should have no detrimental overall effect on the teeth or the general health whatsoever.

● Smoking is a very difficult habit to break. Support from the people around you as well as health care professionals will help make the process less daunting and you’d be more likely to succeed. There are many nicotine alternatives on the market such as patches, gums, inhalators and e-cigarettes, however the effects are still debatable as to whether they cause harm to the body. Other ways include the use of tablets taken daily to help reduce the cravings and even hypnotherapy. Ask your medical professional for help and they will be able to point you in the right direction.

Are there any measures to reverse this?

Unfortunately, many of the conditions listed above are non-reversible and the principal aim of treatment is to reduce the damage done and stop any further deterioration. Occasionally, interventional dentistry is necessary to try and reduce the impact of the damage carried out and this can be in the form of fillings, more complex restorations such as crowns and bite guards or occasionally even more complex surgical treatments need to be carried out.

Any further advice?

The best advice that can be given to any patient is to regularly visit your dentist to help identify any of the conditions listed above as well as any other conditions or diseases and minimize the effect early. Early intervention always yields better results and better prognosis long term. Most patients believe that if they are symptom-free then they are disease free and unfortunately this is simply not correct. An asymptomatic mouth is not necessarily a healthy one and problems may be brewing which can be very difficult to treat if left unchecked.

The role of the dentist is not restricted to treating any illnesses but also to give advice to prevent future problems and can be an invaluable source of information on how to keep your mouth healthy and disease free. Remember a healthy smile reflects a healthy body!

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A Guide to Dental Implant in Dubai

Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions.

Are you planning to replace your lost teeth with dental implant in Dubai? Do you have lots of question about dental implants? We will try to answer to all your questions in this topic. If you would like to hear some personal experiences and some facts about this procedure, we recommend reading this article till to end.

Are dental implant right for me?

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Are You a Dental Implant Candidate? Whenever you have one of these issues, the dental implant is a solution for your problem.

  • If you have missing teeth and also have bite problems or pain.
  • Whenever you have a bridge that needs to be replaced then the dental implants is your solution.
  • If your dentures affect your quality of life by slipping, clicking or keeping you from eating what you want.

The dental implants experts don’t recommend it for young people under 18. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants is to meet a dental implant expert.

Does dental implant hurt?

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The teeth plantation is painless. But you may experience some pain or discomfort afterwards. Prior surgery, you will be given a local anaesthetic to help numb the area. With most anesthetics, the tooth will be numb for 1-2 hours your lips and tongue will be numb for 3-5 hours from the time of injection. Although you will experience discomfort in the first week following your treatment but it will be disappear very soon. For few days you will have your jaw aches and your gums are tender and swollen. That’s why doctors recommend using painkiller after procedure.

If the jawbone accepts the implanted teeth, is there any risk of any pain afterword? Is there any pain when you are flying?
There is no pain during flying, cold weather or drinking hot and cold drinks.

Is there any risk when you are pregnant?

You can get dental implants  when you are pregnant but after your first trimester. Dental implant therapy is a very safe procedure to have performed, but it is best to wait until after your baby is born. That is because most dentists  want to put off elective x-rays or surgical procedures during a patient’s pregnancy.

How much does cost dental implant in Dubai?

What Should You Expect? How much is the average price per tooth? The cost of dental implants in Dubai depends on several factors, including.

  • The level of skill of the dentist, the quality and brand of implant used.
  • The clinic where the treatment is performed.
  • The amount of work required (for example bone grafting).
  • And the number of implants required

Based on these factors you should expect a range price between AED 7500 to AED 9500.

Do the implanted teeth really look like the real ones?

Yes, It looks totally natural.  A dental implant feels fits and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants allow you to bite naturally, eat anything you want, and brush your teeth normally. Dental implants are fixed in the jaw so they won’t move, click or shift.

 

Why Should I get dental implant?

The Dental Implant can help you to improve overall quality of your life. Some other benefits of Dental Implant are.

  • Allow to bite and chew naturally.
  • Allow to enjoy your favorite foods again.
  • Help keep other teeth in position.
  • Allow to speak naturally.
  • Help you feel more attractive.
  • Give you confidence.
  • Provide a long term solution for missing teeth.
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Before and After Pictures of Dental Implant in Dubai.

Please visit the Dental Implants Experts  to get information on dental implants

 

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Inman Aligner in Dubai – How it Works

Inman Aligner in Dubai, Revolution treatment of Straightening Front Teeth

To find a perfect treatment to keep your teeth aligned, Inman Aligner in Dubai is an alternative technique to straighten your front teeth. Inman aligner braces are very user friendly and your teeth benefit from its long term health.

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Teeth straightening with Inman Aligner in Dubai

The Inman Aligner procedure
It is not a complicated procedure, as all the others it begins with a consultation between you and our orthodontist. After your teeth being examined by doctor team and the braces designed as per the shape of your teeth, you start using it and the great point is that you find Inman Aligner very easy to be adapted in your mouth. By using Nickle Titanium coil springs which power two aligner bows that set the teeth to their correct position, The Inman Aligner puts your teeth in their perfect spot. Your front teeth will be moved gently to its desired position not in a very long time. In most of the situations the process is completed in 6 to 16 weeks and the great point is that our team in Dubai guarantees that Inman Aligners does not affect your lifestyle because you can remove it easily.

Inman Aligner Vs Invisalign

If you are considering to straightening your teeth, you may have lots of questions about straighten treatments. The most effective teeth straightening treatments are Invisalign clear braces and Inman Aligner in Dubai. But which one is more effective? Which is more affordable?

 

The way it differs from the Invisalign brace is that the material used in Inman aligner is a semi-transparent in contrary with Invisalign which is completely transparent. Also the metal bar used in Inman Aligner moves across the teeth front. Invisalign is generally a more costly procedure when compared to the Inman Aligner.   Invisalign brace is needed every 2 weeks, with visits to your dentist or orthodontist every 4-6 weeks While Inman Aligner does not need to be replaced as treatment progresses

 

Advantages and Disadvantages

The period for the treatment is significantly shorter comparing to other braces. It’s easy to be removed so that you can eat and clean the Inman aligner braces much easier comparing to the fixed braces. As far as the cost is concerned, Inman Aligner is much cheaper that so many other braces in the market. You don’t need to change Inman Aligner braces. You use only one aligner in the whole process of treatment. On the other hand, the numbers of dental clinics which offer the Inman Aligner in Dubai are in a limited range as of now. Meanwhile it only works for crowding of the front teeth.

 

Inman Aligner Consultation:

If you are living in Dubai and looking for a solution to keep your teeth aligned we highly suggest making a consultation appointment with one of our orthodontist and asking us about Inman Aligner and its advantages. During the consultation, we discuss your case in detail to determine if you’re a good candidate for Inman Aligner. We are very honored of having hundreds of successful performances in Inman Aligner in Dubai and satisfied clients. We’re committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service possible. Our extensive range of services allows us to satisfy all of your dental needs in our clinic, without having to make several appointments with various specialists.

 

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Before and After pictures of Inman Aligner in Dubai

 

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Dental Implants in Dubai With the highest success rate

Dental Implants in Dubai is the Best Option for Replacing Missing Teeth

If you are searching for “ Dental Implants in Dubai ” you should find a professional implantology. Dental implantology is the field of dentistry that is concerned with the replacement of missing teeth and their supporting structures with artificial prostheses anchored to the jawbone.

Once you lose your back tooth, you may feel you don’t need to replace it, because nobody can see that it’s missing. However, there is more bone loss going on under the surface when a tooth is lost. There is an alveolar bone around all teeth which supports the tooth and when you lost the tooth, that bone basically evanesces. But through implanting, a professional dentist is able to recreate bone to support an implant.

What are dental implants?

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Dental implants are the replacement roots on which crowns can be mounted. They are made of titanium and connect directly to the jawbone. This creates a similar bond to that found in natural teeth. Dental implants are an alternative to dentures and bridges. Dental implants in Dubai are common as they are easier to maintain in our patients’ busy lives.

Why should you get dental implants?

Dental implants are very convenient compared to dentures as they are fixed in the mouth and do not need to be constantly adhered or removed. They are as good as natural teeth and also improve eating and speech abilities of the person wearing them. Dental implants in Dubai have a success rate of well above 95% hence it is a relatively safe and effective way to restore your smile.

 

How dental implants are done?

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Dental implants are often seen as a complicated surgery however it is a simple and carefully thought process. In our dental clinic, we ensure that the surgery runs smoothly and effectively. Dental implants are done very professionally in our clinic in Dubai as described below (dental implants video).

At first, the patient’s mouth is assessed by our dentist. In order for the implant to be supported, bone mass called alveolar tissue is needed. For patients having lost such bone mass, a bone graft can be performed to recreate the support needed for the success of the dental implant.

Following the examination, a dental implant is connected to the jawbone under the gum tissue and allowed to heal. Upon healing, the dental implant will adhere to the jawbone.

An abutment is a link between the dental implant and the artificial tooth. The abutment is fixed on the dental implant so that the crown can be mounted on it.

The artificial tooth is then mounted on the abutment followed by bridges if needed. Our dentist will then be able to adjust the artificial teeth in order to create harmony in our patient’s mouth.

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Natural teeth vs dental implants in Dubai

The surgery often requires more than one visit to our dentist in order to make sure that the dental implant has bonded correctly.

The healing and recovery processes will vary from patient to patient however most of our patients experience little to no post-surgical pain. In very rare cases, bleeding and infection might occur or the implant might not have bonded to the jawbone correctly. However, our dentists are careful to provide you with the best, worry-free experience (Read more).

Advantages of Dental Implants in Dubai:

  • Improved appearance
  • Improved speech
  • Improved comfort
  • Easier eating
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved oral health
  • Convenience

Read more: How much does cost dental implant in Dubai?

Book Your Dental Implants Consultation:

With many years of experience in Dental implants in Dubai, We are very honored of having thousands of successful performances and happy clients. To find out more about our services, please feel free to contact us today at 800 80 80 80. You can also come and visit us at our clinic, and we will personally sit down with you to discuss what makes us one of the best dental implants in Dubai.

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