Frequently Asked questions in dentistry

Why should I go to the dentist regularly for a preventive dental checkup?

Some people visit the dentist regularly for preventive dental checkups, and some go only when they have a problem. The first one is called a “Preventive Dental Checkup,” and the second one is called “Crisis Dental Treatment.” During a preventive dental checkup, most patients do not have any symptoms. The dentist will check and diagnose a dental problem in the early stages before it becomes an emergency. This will save time and money and definitely avoid any pain for patients.

While some patients think that by avoiding preventive check-ups they are saving money, this is not true. It often costs more money. Most dental problems start with symptoms when they reach an advanced stage. For example, with tooth decay, initially there is no pain and it can be treated with a simple tooth filling. In an advanced stage, when pain starts, this decay has reached the nerve roots. Now the treatment required is Root Canal Treatment followed by a Tooth Crown or Cap. Sometimes this requires Post & Core, Root Canal Treatment, and a Crown. In the very advanced stage of disease, we can’t even save a tooth and need tooth extraction followed by a dental implant.

Dr. Renu Chaudhary is well experienced and one of the best dentists in Jaipur who provides complete preventive dental care. She has experience of more than 12 years. At Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, she also promotes preventive dental checkups by introducing Smile Cards for family and friends at a very nominal cost with unlimited benefits. For more information, call +91 9650935061 or visit Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, Nirman Nagar, Jaipur—the best dental clinic in Jaipur.

Is it okay to only brush my teeth and skip flossing?

The main issue is that while brushing your teeth removes plaque, it can leave behind bacteria that causes cavities and gum disease, which can’t be removed by brushing. Flossing removes this bacteria from in between the teeth where a toothbrush can’t reach.

Some people argue that if you brush your teeth properly, then you don’t need to floss. However, others say that you should always floss after brushing to ensure that all of the bacteria is removed from your mouth. If dental plaque continues to remain on tooth surfaces, plaque will harden up and turn into dental tartar that can be removed only by the dentist.

The best thing to do is to talk with your dentist about what they recommend for you personally and what they think would be best for your oral health.

Ask Dr. Renu Chaudhary how to do proper tooth brushing and dental flossing, and you will feel the difference during your daily life and during your next preventive dental visit.

How can I get my kids to brush their teeth?

Make it fun for the kids! Kids do what parents do. If they see you brushing and practicing dental hygiene, they will follow you. All children should start brushing after their first birthday when their teeth start erupting.

Studies and our dental practice show that children who started regular dental checkups at an early stage, dental hygiene explained by the dentist, have better oral hygiene.
Dr. Renu Dental Clinic is a kid-friendly clinic where we provide all kinds of preventive dental care for kids, including fluoride treatment, pit and fissure sealant, space maintainers, and all kinds of other dental treatments.

How can I prevent tooth decay?

Tooth cavities are preventable if we take care of our oral hygiene and avoid sugary products like candies, crackers, and chips.

Always brush your teeth for the proper duration. We advise you to brush for 30 seconds in each quadrant. The total brushing time is 2 minutes. It is advisable to brush with soft brushes. For proper care, flossing is advisable at least once a day. Floss will help in removing bacteria where brush can’t reach. 
High sugar content in foods like candies, sticky chocolates, crackers, and chips helps bacteria grow in the mouth. These foods stick to your teeth and provide food for bacteria and make a favorable environment for bacteria.

Good oral hygiene is the most important factor in avoiding tooth cavities. We advise you to brush your teeth after every meal with sticky food. And do not forget your preventive dental checkup at Dr. Renu Dental Clinic or your dentist to diagnose tooth cavities early and treat them. Good dental habits and good oral hygiene make your dental visit cavity-free.

Why does my dentist advise dental X-rays?

X-rays are required to see teeth from inside and surroundings that a dentist can’t see by dental examination alone. For example, dental X-rays are also part of the dental examination if indicated to diagnose some diseases, for example.
> small decay between teeth, as well as decay beneath old tooth restorations
> Is there any infection in the jaw bone

> Any type of periodontal (gum) disease
> Any abscesses or cysts in bone or soft tissue

> Any abnormalities in the development of the teeth or jaw
> Tumors of various types
Through dental X-rays, the dentist can diagnose disease at an early stage, which ultimately can save patients time, money, and unnecessary discomfort. Dr. Renu Dental Clinic has the most up-to-date RVG (X-ray) machines, which allow us to take digital x-rays and make treatment plans.

Why is fluoride important to dental health?

Fluoride is a mineral that is present in many foods and water. In the event that drinking water does not have the proper amount of fluoride, then supplements are required. Some foods, like tea, fish, spinach, and milk, have some fluoride.

Anyone at any age who is not taking proper fluoride is at a high risk of tooth decay or dental decay. Fluoride is very important for dental health. It makes tooth enamel resistant to acid, which helps to prevent tooth decay. 
Fluoride treatment is a treatment modality that we advise for all ages, in which we apply fluoride application on teeth that will help in preventing tooth decay. Consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary-Best Dentist in Jaipur @ Dr. Renu Dental Clinic – Best Dental Clinic in Jaipur to get your fluoride treatment.

What are cavity-fighting pits and fissure sealants?

Pit and fissure sealants are thin coatings we do on the chewing surfaces of premolars and molars with flowable composite. These sealants for pits and fissures work as a barrier to protect your teeth from getting cavities.
Sealants can be used on both adults and children, but they are used more on kids. Ask your dentist to visit Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, the best dental clinic in Jaipur for preventive dentistry, and consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best dentist in Jaipur for preventive dentistry.

I knocked out a tooth. How to save it?

If a tooth is knocked out due to injury, there is a possibility that the dentist might save it by placing it back. You need to take some precautions in handling the tooth and visit the dentist immediately.

>Rinse the teeth with normal water without scrubbing and remove dirt and debris
>Place the tooth under your tongue after cleaning or put the tooth in cold milk
>Do not try to replace the tooth in the socket by yourself.
>That might cause further damage to your teeth
. Successful re-implantation is possible if you take consultation quickly, ideally within 30 minutes.
Call Dr. Renu’s dental clinic at +9650935061 If the clinic is closed as it is an emergency, Dr. Renu Dental Clinic is open 24X7 for dental emergencies.

What causes morning bad breath or halitosis?

Saliva is a natural mouthwash. When people sleep, saliva production decreases in the mouth. During the night, while saliva production is lower, bacteria continue to break down food particles that produce sulfur compounds, causing bad breath or halitosis. During the day, saliva washes away bacteria and food particles.

Sometimes this might be a sign of serious illness, so we advise you to consult your dentist or visit Dr. Renu Dental Clinic-Best Dental Clinic and consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary-Best dentist in Jaipur. She might advise scaling and polishing, as dental plaque is also a causative factor for bad breath or halitosis.

What can I do about my sensitive teeth?

Some toothpastes that contain potassium nitrate or strontium chloride are effective in the treatment of sensitive teeth, also called sensitivity toothpastes. These toothpastes require 2-3 weeks to act. Direct lemon or highly acidic fruits can increase sensitivity and decrease the effect of these toothpastes.

If sensitivity is not being relieved by these toothpastes and precautions, then consult your dentist. They might apply some compounds to the roots of your teeth to decrease sensitivity. For sensitive teeth, consult your dentist, Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best dentist in Jaipur, at Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, the best dental clinic in Jaipur.

What is periodontal or gum disease?

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. It can involve supporting bones as well. If not treated on time, this can cause jaw destruction or tooth loss. Untreated gum disease is associated with an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, low birth weight babies, prostate cancer, preterm delivery, and respiratory problems. In an advanced state of periodontitis, the gums are inflamed and the teeth are loose. Other signs and symptoms of advanced periodontitis are:
 >Bad breath, also known as halitosis
>Swollen gums

> Red gums

> teeth are sensitive
>Teeth that are loose or displaced
>Pus pockets around teeth

> pain while chewing and eating

> bleeding gums

> Tender Gums

Periodontal disease can be prevented by regular consultation with a dentist. In an advanced stage, patients may require gum surgery.
 The best dental clinic in Nirman Nagar, Jaipur is Dr. Renu Dental Clinic. They offer gum surgery, from early preventive steps to flap surgery. 

How long will the results of professional teeth whitening last?

Teeth whitening treatment effects vary from patient to patient. This depends on lots of factors, like smoking, drinking red wine or coffee, and eating high-acid-containing foods. If you smoke, eat, and drink, your teeth may become yellow earlier than you expect.
Typically, the teeth whitening effect lasts for years, with only an occasional touch-up required if there are any yellow patches. Talk to Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best cosmetic dentist in Jaipur, at the Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, which is also the best cosmetic dental clinic in Jaipur. 

Do whitening toothpastes work like professional teeth whitening?

Whitening toothpastes sold in stores can’t change the natural color of your teeth, and they vary in how strong they are. They also harm enamel in the teeth whitening process because they use abrasives. With repeated use of the same tooth whitening toothpaste, your teeth may start to experience sensitivity problems.
If you want to whiten your teeth, then consult with Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best cosmetic dental surgeon in Jaipur, at Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, the best cosmetic dental clinic in Jaipur, for professional teeth whitening and tooth whitening,

What causes canker sores or aphthous ulcers?

The exact cause of aphthous ulcer is unknown. Some probable reasons are stress, allergies, genetics, vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Trauma is also an important cause of aphthous ulcers. This trauma can be caused by sharp teeth, ill-fitting dentures, brushing too hard, or cheek bites while eating. Some foods, including citrus or acidic foods, also trigger canker sores. The simple remedy for aphid ulcer is mouth rinse with antimicrobial mouthwash and vitamin replacement.
In case the aphthous ulcer is not getting better or remains on some days without getting better, we advise getting a proper dental/oral cavity examination to rule out any serious illness like oral cancer. Consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best dentist in Jaipur, at DR. Renu Dental Clinic, the best dental clinic in Jaipur, for complete evaluation, diagnosis, and management of any kind of dental problem.

Is smokeless tobacco not harmful?

Smokeless is also harmful, although it doesn’t produce smoke. This is less painful than regular cigarette smoking, but still carries all the harmful effects associated with nicotine. Some potential harms are:
> Non-healing oral ulcer

> white patches on the lips
>Sore throat not getting better

> Jaw pain or movement restriction

> Tongue movement problems or restrictions

> Irritation in the throat
 We advise all tobacco users to visit the dentist regularly.
Consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best dentist in Jaipur, at DR. Renu Dental Clinic, the best dental clinic in Jaipur, for quit smoking counseling.

What should I do about my gums bleeding?

Bleeding gums is a common symptom of periodontitis. There is a need for dentist consultation, but sometimes patients respond in the wrong way and stop brushing. That ultimately makes the problem worse, but actually, if the gums are swollen, brushing should help. Over the counter medications may help initially, but it’s temporary.
Chronic tooth pain, swelling, and bleeding gums might be obvious signs of a serious problem, so it is recommended to see a dentist as soon as possible to get treatment. Consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best dentist in Jaipur, at Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, the best dental clinic in Jaipur, for the most complete evaluation, diagnosis, and management of periodontal disease and all kinds of gum surgeries, including gum reshaping.

Why do my teeth darken or stain?

Everyone’s primary teeth are white, and all new permanent teeth are white initially. With age progression, some people’s teeth become stained and cause smiles to fade gradually, while others’ smiles remain bright and sparkling white. Many factors are responsible for teeth staining. The main culprits are tobacco, hot tea, and coffee. By expanding and contracting over and over, cyclic hot and cold products can also stain teeth.
Cutting coffee and hot tea from your daily routine and quitting smoking will help you retain your smile. If your teeth are stained or darkened, a professional teeth whitening service is a recommended treatment. Consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best cosmetic dentist in Jaipur, at Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, the best dental clinic in Jaipur for cosmetic dentistry for professional teeth whitening or dental bleaching. Professional teeth whitening is a safe procedure if done by an expert dentist like her.

I have diabetes. Should my dentist be concerned?

Research shows that there is a link between diabetes and gum disease. According to research, poor control of blood sugar can cause gum disease, and poor control of blood sugar can also cause gum disease.
Be sure to visit your dentist regularly for preventive checkups. It becomes more important if you have diabetes. As good oral hygiene helps with good blood sugar control, consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best dentist in Nirman Nagar, Jaipur at Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, Nirman Nagar, Jaipur, the best dental clinic in Jaipur for preventive dental care. It is very important to tell your dentist about your diabetes, diabetes control, and what medications you are taking for diabetes.

I am pregnant. Is this affecting my dental care?

About 50% of pregnant women are experiencing a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. In this condition, their gums become swollen, red, tender and achy. Periodontal disease, like periodontitis, also has adverse effects on the health of intrauterine babies, like premature birth or intrauterine growth retardation.
  Dr. Renu Chaudhary suggested that pregnant women get regular dental checkups as part of their prenatal care. This will help catch and treat periodontitis early, which can cause problems during pregnancy if your teeth aren’t healthy. 

Why did my dentist advise antibiotics before my dental procedure?

There are a few conditions that require pre-procedure antibiotics to avoid infection spreading into surging tissue and the blood stream. All patients do not require antibiotics. The advice to consult a dentist before taking any medication
  Consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best dental surgeon in Nirman Nagar, Jaipur. She is available full time at Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, Nirman Nagar, Jaipur—the best dental clinic in Jaipur for all kinds of dental operative procedures. In the clinic, all procedures are done with all aseptic precautions and full sterilization of instruments is maintained.

I am undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy for my cancer treatment. How can this affect my oral health?

Chemotherapy and radiation can cause numerous problems in the oral cavity. A few are mouth ulcers, dry mouth, infections in the mouth, including fungal infections, and bleeding gums. A few are due to the immunocompromised state of the body and a few are due to side effects of treatments.
There are special mouth rinses available that will help with symptomatic treatment. Good oral care is necessary, and regular follow-up with a dentist is recommended.

  Consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best dental surgeon in Nirman Nagar, Jaipur. She is available full time at Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, Nirman Nagar, Jaipur—the best dental clinic in Jaipur. In the clinic, all procedures are done with all aseptic precautions and full sterilization of instruments is maintained.

I have dentures. How do I take care of my dental health? Do I need to consult my dentist regularly?

There is a misnomer that people who are on dentures do not need to see a dentist. Dentists do more than just check teeth. While you are wearing dentures, your dentist will check if your dentures fit well, as ill-fitting dentures can cause mouth ulcers and bone resorption at pressure points. 
An annual dental consultation is recommended, during which the dentist might perform an oral cancer screening if warranted. Regular dental visits may benefit you and help you avoid problems in the future. 
Consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary, the best dental surgeon in Nirman Nagar, Jaipur. She is available full time at Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, Nirman Nagar, Jaipur, the best dental clinic in Jaipur, where affordable dental care is available yet trust comes from her experience.