It is easy to keep your teeth and gums in good health. A simple routine of brushing and cleaning between teeth every day, establishing good eating habits and having regular dental visits can prevent many dental problems - saving you dollars and discomfort!

At Shiva Dental Care we provide following Healthy Tips:

The Problem of Plaque

Your teeth are covered with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Following a meal or snack, the bacteria release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to break down, eventually resulting in cavities.

Plaque that is not removed with through daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus, or tartar. Brushing and cleaning between teeth become more difficult when tartar collects above the gum line.

Brushing Basics

Brush twice a day with toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay. Since there are various techniques for brushing your teeth, it is a good idea to ask your dentist which one to use.

Cleaning between your teeth

Even if you brush twice a day, decay-causing bacteria still lingers between teeth where tooth-brush bristles can't reach. Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between teeth and under the gum line. We can provide instructions on proper flossing techniques.

If you haven't been flossing, you may experience sore or bleeding gums for the first five or so days that you floss. This should stop once the plaque is broken up and the bacteria removed. If bleeding does not stop, see your dentist.

Be a Wise Dental Consumer

With the wide array of dental care products available, you may feel overwhelmed as you walk down the aisle of your drugstore or supermarket. Here are some tips to help you be a wise dental consume.

Talk to us about what types of oral care products will be most effective for you.

Maintaining a Healthy Smile

Remember, it only takes a few minutes each day to achieve a healthy smile.
Brush thoroughly with fluoride tooth-paste with a day, or more often if we advises you.
Eat a well-balanced diet. Limit between-meal snacks.
Clean between your teeth once a day with floss a another type of inter dental cleaner.
Schedule regular dental check-ups. Professional teeth cleaning and examinations are an important part of maintaining that healthy     smiles

Facts on Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is as common as other cancers Fatal if not detected & treated early, more common among males, although females are also t significant risk. Habits like guttka, tobacco and smoking contributes to the rising incidence of oral cancer.