What you can expect from this sessionWHY? WHAT? HOW? • Why Is • What • How Oral And Should Be Should Dental Done to Oral And Healthcare Prevent Dental Important Oral And Diseases For You Dental Be Treated and Your Diseases? Family
Life stages to be understood for understanding oral and dental care Babies PreteensPregnancy and Kids and Teens Adults Adults 40- Adultsunder 40 60 over 60
Few Myths and FactsSome people think tooth decay is just for childrenDid you know you are at risk your whole life?Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problemssuch as infection, damage to bone or nerve and tooth lossDental infections that are left untreated can even spread to otherparts of the body and, in very rare cases, can be life threatening
Good news isDental disease is preventableYou can practice preventive dentistry on yourself by adopting these healthy habits:Always remember to brush your teeth twice a day, floss between teeth once a day, eat abalanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.And dont forget to schedule regular dental visits.By following a healthy dental routine and making smart food choices, you can lower your risk fortooth decay.
Healthy Habit No 1: BrushingBrushing your teeth is the cornerstone of any good oral hygiene routine.To keep your teeth and gums healthy, always be sure to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush.The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily.Also, don’t forget to replace your toothbrush every three or four months or sooner if thebristles are frayed.A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.Finally, make sure to use an IDA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. It makes no difference whetheryou choose a manual or powered toothbrush—just make sure to brush twice a day, every day!
The proper brushing technique isto:Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.Move the brush back and forth gently in short (tooth-wide) strokes.Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
Healthy Habit No 2: FlossingFlossing goes hand in hand with brushing.By flossing once a day, you help to remove plaque from between your teeth in areas where thetoothbrush cant reach.This is extremely important because plaque that is not removed by brushing and flossing caneventually harden into calculus or tartar.Once tartar has formed, it can only be removed by a professional cleaning.
How to floss?Talk to your dentist about what types of oral care products will be most effective foryou. Look for products that contain the IDA Seal of Acceptance so you know theyhave been evaluated for safety and effectiveness.
Common Dental and Oral Problems Bad Breath Sore Bleeding Tongue Gums Oral and Dental Issues Plaque Ulcers and Tartars Crowding
Bad Breath (Halitosis) For the majority of people (85-90% of those who have bad breath halitosis), the single most frequent cause of bad breath problems are the bacterial that live in their mouth. Bad breath remains a taboo subject and most people realize that they cannot rely on their friends, work colleagues, partners to let them know when they smell the odor from their mouth. Most of your friends will avoid you rather than tell you about your breath for the fear that you may get upset. An extensive survey carried out by the British Dental Association some years ago found that bad breath was rated as the number 1 turn-off for everybody, no matter what their age or gender.
Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease, an infection of the teeth, gums, and bone that surrounds the teeth, is the number-one cause of adult tooth loss. It begins when plaque, a sticky film of food and bacteria, builds up on your teeth. If plaque isn’t removed, it hardens into calculus, also called tartar. The buildup of plaque and tartar dramatically increases the number of harmful bacteria in your mouth and can result in deepening spaces between the teeth and gums, called pockets. Bacteria trigger the body’s immune system to produce enzymes. These enzymes destroy the bone surrounding the teeth, which ultimately leads to tooth loss. Ultrasonic scaling removes calculus and reduces the number of harmful bacteria below the gum line. It is an important tool in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.
What is Orthodontics Orthodontics, formerly orthodontia is the first specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of improper bites, which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. In the latter case it is better defined as "dentofacial orthopaedics". Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of patients teeth. However, there are orthodontists who work on reconstructing the entire face rather than focusing exclusively on teeth.
Oral TreatmentsDentoalveolar surgery (surgery to remove impacted teeth, difficult tooth extractions, extractions on medically compromised patients,bone grafting or preprosthetic surgery to provide better anatomy for the placement of implants, dentures, or other dental prostheseDiagnosis and treatment of benign pathology (cysts, tumors etc.)Diagnosis and treatment (ablative and reconstructive surgery, microsurgery) of malignant pathology (oral & head and neck cancer).Diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous malignancy (skin cancer), lip reconstructionDiagnosis and treatment of congenital craniofacial malformations such as cleft lip and palate and cranial vault malformations such ascraniosynostosis, (craniofacial surgery)Diagnosis and treatment of chronic facial pain disordersDiagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disordersDiagnosis and treatment of dysgnathia (incorrect bite), and orthognathic (literally "straight bite") reconstructive surgery, orthognathicsurgery, maxillomandibular advancement, surgical correction of facial asymmetry.Diagnosis and treatment of soft and hard tissue trauma of the oral and maxillofacial region (jaw fractures, cheek bone fractures, nasalfractures, LeFort fracture, skull fractures and eye socket fractures).Splint and surgical treatment of sleep apnea, maxillomandibular advancement, genioplasty (in conjunction with sleep labs or physicians)
Nutrition TipsAs you know, a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living.Poor nutrition can lead to all kinds of health issues, including oral health problems such as gumdisease and cavities.Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So naturally,what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also the health of yourteeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your oral health.
About SYMA Started as a Pvt. Ltd. company in Oct 2012 with a vision to be the most easily accessible Dental Care Facility in India for everyone. Currently has 3 centers: Bavdhan , Baner and Kothrud Plan to have 2 more centers in next 2 months: Aundh & Pimple Saudagar Will have around 10 centers by end of 2013. Partnership with Healthberries to provide Dental Care Services at their Diagnostic Centers in Pune
Leadership Team Dr. Monika Agrawal, MD & CEO Satish Agrawal, Director and COO Dr. Trilok Bajaj, Chief Dentist
Dr. Monika Agrawal Dr. Monika is a Dental Surgeon having 10 years of experience in general dentistry in India, mostly in Pune. She attended many short term courses to keep herself updated with latest trends and advancements in Dental Surgery. She is the MD and CEO of the company. Her mission is to have 50 dental clinics in Maharashtra by 2015 supported by central administration and support team, panel of super-specialist Dental Surgeons and a dedicated sales-force. She is life member of IDA and has attended may entrepreneurship programs organized by TiE, Pune and Mumbai. Dr. Monika meets CXOs of various IT and Services companies in Pune to organize free dental check up camp. She is also involved in brand promotion through print media as well as through digital media. http://in.linkedin.com/pub/dr-monika-agrawal/1a/b96/b0b/
Satish Agrawal Satish is well known IT professional having experience of 16 years and has worked with Indian MNCs like Tech Mahindra and Persistent Systems in past. He is currently working as VP – Technology Operations at e-Zest Solutions Ltd and as a part time director at SYMA. His role at SYMA is to set up standard operating procedures for all the current and future clinics and staff. He is working to create strategic partnerships with diagnostic centers and hospitals in Pune. He also looks after setting up centralized IT infrastructure for the chain of clinics. Satish is helping SYMA to penetrate its presence in multi-billion IT industry through his contacts and professional network. in.linkedin.com/in/agrawalji
Dr. Trilok Bajaj Dr. Trilok Bajaj is a well-know Dental Surgeon in Nagpur. He is backing SYMA’s quality delivery practices with his vast experience of 30 years. His objective is to align dentists and dental hygienists with SYMA’s quality principles and identify any training needs for them.
Mission, vision and valuesVision ◦ To be the most easily accessible Dental Care Facility in India for everyone.Mission ◦ To bring back lost smiles on the faces of patients through affordable and modern Dental Care.Values ◦ Quality : We believe in delivering what we say ◦ Passion : We care our patients with deep bonding ◦ Society : We believe in creating better societies and hence organize either free or discounted dental treatment camps for poor and underprivileged people ◦ Planet : We care mother earth and make sure we deploy energy efficient equipment at our facilities ◦ Leadership : We believe in leading from front to create better tomorrow
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