Dr. Ashish Shah, dental clinic near me

Ceramic Veneers For That Perfect Smile !

Ceramic VeneersPorcelain LaminatesCeramic Veneers Ceramic  Veneers are one of the best and quickest ways to make your teeth look snow white and well figured. Ceramic Veneers have revolutionised the world of Cosmetic Dentistry. They are used to correct Chipped, Stained, Discoloured, Broken, Malformed Teeth. They are also used to correct gaps between the teeth. Ceramic Veneers are custom made tooth shells that are usually applied over the tooth surface. They aim at covering the enamel of the worn out tooth and help with getting the scratchy tooth aligned. They also help in covering up the spaces, cracks and chips of the teeth with ease. Ceramic Veneers are good alternatives for teeth that have lost colour or shape or have become crooked. They can even be used to remove the grey or yellow tinge that has got settled on the surfaces of the teeth. This young lady from HongKong.reported with sensitivity in her front teeth. She had cavities for which fillings were done. a thorough examination revealed leaky margins of these restorations. She was not happy with the shade and for of the final restorations. Her sensitivity persisted. She was prescribed Desensitizing toothpaste for the same. . She was treated with ceramic Veneers or Porcelain Laminates. Entire treatment was finished in 4 Days. The results are self-explanatory. She was extremely happy and so were we. Nothing like seeing a patient with perfect Smile !.      

Dr.Ritu Shah, dental clnic near me

Dentistry For Children

We offer an entire range of braces. These are Metallic or Traditional Braces, Ceramic and Crystal Braces, Lingual Braces to Aligners. Read More We understand their nature and take great care in a child-friendly specially designed pediatric suit. The staff is specially trained to take care of your precious ones.Dr.Ritu Shah looks after the pediatric Dentistry along with Dr.Sharad.Both are extremely fun to be with and are loved by all our little gems. Frequently Asked Questions: When Should I Start Bringing My Child To The Dentist? The American Academy of Pediatrics and your pediatrician recommend you bring your child for their first dental visit by the age of one or six months after the eruption of their first tooth. Does my child need to take care of their teeth even if they are baby teeth and are going to fall out? Absolutely. The baby teeth help children chew naturally and speak clearly. Also, starting early with regular brushing and flossing forms a lifelong habit and excellent oral health. Leaving decay/cavities untreated in baby teeth may lead to infections that may become very serious. How can my child's thumb sucking habit affect their teeth? Most children are ready to stop an oral habit around the age of three. Habits that persist may alter your child’s bite, jaw form, and the position of their teeth. A critical factor in determining whether a habit may affect your child’s teeth is how frequent and intense the habit is. Our doctors will review tips and strategies to help extinguish difficult oral habits and minimize any risk to your child’s teeth. When does a child's first tooth erupt? Primary (baby) teeth can vary in their timing of eruption. In fact, some infants are born with a tooth that has already erupted into their mouth. Most children have their first baby tooth erupt into the mouth between the age of six months and one year. Of course, as soon as teeth erupt, they need to be cleaned either with an infant brush or washcloth. Typically, a child’s first permanent tooth will erupt between 5-7 years of age. However, some children may have an early or delayed eruption of teeth that is an important marker for anticipating future oral-facial growth and development. Typically, the first tooth that is lost is a front tooth in the lower jaw. What can I do to prevent my child from getting cavities? Prevention is key to a lifetime of oral health, and it begins with daily brushing and flossing of your child’s teeth along with routine examinations and cleanings. Another important step in prevention is altering dietary patterns to limit a child’s exposure to sugar. Our pediatric dentists will thoroughly review all prevention strategies with you and create an individualized preventive plan for your child. Does my child need fluoride? This depends on many factors including where you live and your child’s exposure to fluoride from sources other than water. Our doctors will walk you through a cavity risk assessment for your child to determine if a fluoride supplement may be of benefit to your child. If your question isn’t here, feel free to ask us! We love parents who want to learn more about their children's optimal dental health. FIRST DENTAL VISIT THE INITIAL NEW PATIENT EXAMINATION If your child is between two and three years of age, they will be ready for a formal new patient examination. At this visit, we will set aside plenty of time to help make your child feel comfortable and introduce them to the dental setting. We @ Dr.Ashish Shah & Associates like to engage the children in a "Tell, Show, Do" approach during the visit. This technique is very effective for this age group because it encourages the child to open up and become actively involved in the visit. What Is Included? Once your child is comfortable, the doctor will: Gently examine the teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues. Review at what point dental x-rays are indicated based on a patient-specific risk assessment for dental decay. Discuss with you any treatment indicated. Put together a preventive plan that is tailored to your child’s specific needs. At Dr.Ashish Shah & Associates, we understand children have different needs and comfort levels. We frequently recommend scheduling a separate cleaning appointment after the initial examination, so we make dental hygiene and dentist visits a regular and essential part of their lives. With years of experience and wisdom as parents, we hold true to our mantra: prevention. A pediatric dentist always needs to be thinking and planning for the future. With adults, there is no orofacial growth and development to consider, but with children, every visit is unique in that it will set the stage for your child's future development. We take this responsibility very seriously. Our goal is to maintain an open dialogue with parents, so they are well informed and equipped to assist their children with the home care needed to maintain their oral health What Is Included? At each stage of dental development, there are important hallmarks for prevention that we will thoroughly review with you to optimize your child’s oral health. These may include: Diet counselling: We converse with parents regarding the child’s diet. Does the child eat between meals? Do they lean towards eating sugary carbohydrates or protein? We are able to determine their risk level and recommend alternatives as part of our prevention program. Hygiene: Daily brushing, proper flossing, and regular cleanings contribute to healthier teeth and gums. Optimal oral health contributes to a healthier body. Growth and Development: Guidance/monitoring of dental/skeletal growth and development. Sealants: A plastic sealant material that is flowed into the grooves of at-risk teeth to prevent decay. Mouthguards: Made for kids who participate in sports or activities that place them at risk for dental trauma. Fluoride: A natural mineral that makes tooth enamel more resistant to the acid from bacteria that causes tooth decay. Fluoride also helps repair areas where acid attacks have already begun. Prevent problems today; your children will thank you tomorrow. Enroll in our Preventive Dental Programm and save your child the trouble of undergoing extensive Dental Treatment. Read More Dental Emergencies Although emergencies cannot be planned, one can prepare for them. We try to accommodate all emergencies on the same day. If it is outside of normal office hours and your child has an emergency tooth issue, don’t hesitate to call  Ashish Shah & Associates. You will be connected to an on-call dentist, who can provide recommendations and see your child immediately if needed. What Is Included? The following scenarios may be considered as emergencies: Displaced/knocked out tooth: If the tooth is displaced from the socket, the tooth can be taken out and placed back into the socket if it is relatively clean. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a cup of milk and gives us a call. An emergency of this nature needs to be addressed in a timely fashion to ensure optimal healing and treatment success! Chipped/Fractured Teeth: Not every tooth fracture is an emergency; however, if your child is in pain or you have a question, do not hesitate to contact us. Gum Swelling or Abscess: This may be caused by tooth decay that has reached the nerve of the tooth. The patient may or may not experience discomfort; however, a timely dental visit will likely determine whether the tooth may be saved or not. Toothache: If your child has a toothache, clean the area around the tooth. Rinse the mouth with warm salt water and use dental floss to remove any trapped food between the teeth. DO NOT place aspirin on the gums or tooth. This will cause a burn to the gum tissues. If there is swelling, apply cold to the outside of the face. Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain. Call the office to schedule a visit for your child. Cold Sore or Canker Sore: Some patients get canker sores periodically. There is no definite cause for a cold sore. It could be due to stress, vitamin, or zinc deficiency or it may have a viral origin. Cold sores usually last for seven to ten days. There is no definite treatment for cold sores. Treatment is aimed towards relieving the discomfort either with over the counter medication or prescription medication. Save our number! +91 9321122002 SPAN STYLE="COLOR: #00CCFF;">ORAL SEDATION</SPAN> Even the idea of a routine visit may create a level of anxiety for patients who have had difficulty with dental care. Our doctors are specially trained to calm and care. Read More <SPAN STYLE="COLOR: #00CCFF;">GENERAL ANAESTHESIA</SPAN> If your child is unable to tolerate conscious sedation or had extensive dental treatment needs, we may recommend General Anesthesia. Read More <SPAN STYLE="COLOR: #00CCFF;">DIGITAL X-RAYS</SPAN> Computerized Digital X-rays are more efficient and allow us to better see and treat the tooth and suggest preventive care. Read More PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE  Healthy Smiles for Every Child   Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics 421-422,4th Floor, B-Wing, Panchsheel Plaza, Hughes road, Mumbai 400007, INDIA Contact Details: T: +91 022 2367 7771 +91 022 23614127 +91 93211 22002 E: W:

Braces For All Ages

Publishing Few of  Orthodontic cases. Before and After Pics.Nothing like corrected well-aligned teeth. The cases are done over a period of 1-3 years and results are self-explanatory. As it is said "A Picture can say better than a thousand words" Orthodontics or the science of Aligning teeth commonly called as braces have evolved tremendously over years. Our Orthodontist Dr.Kumar obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the Bombay University He then then did his post graduation in Orthodontics.[MDS] Dr Kumar is a certified Orthodontist specialist in LINGUAL Orthodontics(KOREA), 3M INCOGNITO (GERMANY), Invisible Aligners like 3D ORTHOLINE (U.A.E.), CLEARPATH (U.A.E.).He is also a certified INVISALIGN [USA] provider Dr. Kumar is a Fellow Of World Federation Of Orthodontists (U.S.A.)and a Member of American Association Of Orthodontists(U.S.A.), Indian Orthodontic Society. First Orthodontic Visit The American Association of Orthodontics recommends children have their first orthodontic visit at age seven. Also known as the “Lucky number seven” visit because, at this age, most children have begun the transition into the mixed dentition (a mixture of baby and permanent teeth). LUCKY SEVEN For seven-year-olds, teeth are a “hot topic” everywhere; friends are losing teeth, there are tooth charts at school, and The Tooth Fairy is making frequent visits. It's a big deal for them, and a great time for parents to inculcate proper oral care. At their first orthodontic visit, we enjoy talking with patients and parents about the exciting changes that are occurring as the permanent teeth begin to erupt. Additionally, we will observe and review the following: Growth and development of teeth Bite/Occlusion/Function Facial harmony TMJ Health X-rays (if needed) Baseline and measurements of spacing/crowding Our pediatric dentists and orthodontists work closely together as a team to facilitate the care for our patients. If the pediatric dentist sees a potential issue like an impacted, crowded, or poorly positioned tooth, they may have the orthodontist come over immediately to check it out. Also, when a child with braces comes in for a cleaning, the orthodontist can easily remove and put back on the wires or appliance for a more thorough cleaning. We believe our team approach is a huge benefit and convenience for our patients. Preventive Orthodontic Malocclusion Also known as early orthodontics is carried out at the age of 8-11 years .it generally consists of habit breaking appliances[Thumb Sucking, Tongue Thrusting and generally accomplished by specially custom designed appliances. As the name suggests this helps to prevent the child from having to undergo extensive orthodontic treatments at a later date. In some cases, it helps to alter the growth pattern of developing jaws which would be impossible at a later age. Early Orthodontics Depending on the scope and seriousness of the problem being addressed, early orthodontic (also known as Phase One) care is generally completed in about 6-18 months! Phase One (typically beginning around age 8-9, while Phase Two begins around age 9-11) allows for timely detection of problems and corrective treatment options that may not be possible as a teenager or adult. The goals of early treatment are to correct severe growth disturbances of the jaw (overbite, underbite, crossbites) and re-establish harmony in facial/skeletal growth. Early treatment also helps make room for permanent teeth to come in properly, lessening the chance for extractions in the future. As an ounce of prevention, early orthodontics can improve the following imperfections: Early or late loss of baby teeth Difficulty chewing or a shifting bite Prolonged thumb, finger, or tongue habits Crowded, misplaced, or blocked out teeth Speech problems Biting of the cheeks or roof of the mouth Protruding teeth Teeth that don’t meet or meet abnormally Facial imbalance or asymmetry Grinding or clenching of teeth Inability to comfortably close the lips Alterations in skeletal/jaw harmony Two-Phase Orthodontics DOES MY CHILD NEED TWO-PHASES OF TREATMENT? Not necessarily. Some children can benefit from early orthodontic treatment (also called Phase I Orthodontic Treatment). For example: if your child has severe crowding of the permanent teeth, aesthetic concerns, jaw growth discrepancies, space loss in one or both dental arches, or functional problems (crossbites, deep bites, underbites, or protrusions), then it's reasonable to address these problems early on to avoid future expenses and further damage in the teen-adulthood years. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? An average two-phase treatment plan consists of the first phase of approximately 12-18 months of active orthodontics in the mixed dentition (permanent and baby teeth are present) at an average age of 7-9 years. This is usually followed by a period of wearing retainers as the remaining permanent teeth erupt. The second phase of active orthodontic treatment follows the intermediate retention period once all of the permanent teeth have erupted, and takes approximately 1 ½ years. Again, not all children will require early phase orthodontics. But as mentioned, treatment of severe crowding or functional problems at an early age will allow the orthodontist to utilize the patients’ active growth as well as produce benefits such as: Decreasing the risk for dental trauma due to a protrusion or “buck teeth" Decreasing the need for extractions of permanent teeth to align crowded teeth Controlling harmful habits Shortening the treatment for full braces during the critical “teen” years Facilitating proper jaw growth and enhancing the facial profile (proper growth relationship of the upper and lower jaws to each other) Customized program flexibility for both children and sometimes even adults The total active treatment time for two phases of treatment is approximately 2 – 3 years split into two time periods to optimize long-term stability and harmonize aesthetics. Orthodontics For Teens The confidence and self-esteem that comes with a great smile is a gift that is as rewarding for parents as it is for their teens. Although patients of all ages (including adults) may benefit from orthodontic care, the most common age to pursue orthodontic treatment is during the teenage years because of the enhanced growth potential during these formative years. WE THINK FACES... NOT BRACES We believe orthodontics is much more than straightening teeth. During your teen's treatment, our goal is to create facial harmony with your child's smile while improving its function. Whether it is a big dance, senior pictures, or a family event, we know teens are motivated to complete any needed orthodontic care as quickly as possible. But we can't give you a beautiful smile without your cooperation! When we consult with the parent and teen, we present a time frame for orthodontic treatment. Please note the following factors may affect the length of time and end result of treatment: Growth & development of individual patient Good oral hygiene techniques and habits Patient cooperation Keeping regular scheduled appointments At each appointment, we will review your child’s oral health and hygiene to see if improvement is needed. We'll also offer suggestions to speed up treatment along the way! Adult Orthodontics It’s never too late to improve your smile! In fact today, 1 in 5 orthodontic patients are adults. Additionally, advancements such as Invisalign and Damon Clear Braces have made treatment much more comfortable, discreet, and appealing for adults. Whether it is preparing for a complex restorative procedure or creating a beautiful smile to make the best of your facial features and personality shine through, we will help. We can work closely with your general dentist and the finest specialists to give you an outstanding result! Fortunately, higher technology braces and Invisalign can make your treatment more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than ever - in about the same amount of time! There are many solutions available with our experts in adult orthodontics. Consult with us to assist you in your journey to a better smile and confidence! Whether it is preparing for a complex restorative procedure or creating a beautiful smile to make the best of your facial features and personality shine through, we will help. We can work closely with your general dentist and the finest specialists to give you an outstanding result! Notice some of the cosmetic benefits of adult orthodontics: Increased confidence and self-esteem More attractive, younger-looking appearance Smile Rejuvenation (“Brace lift”) Facial harmony and beauty Notice some of the functional benefits of adult orthodontics: Improved chewing and eating Improved speech Relief from jaw or TMJ pain Improved hygiene and dental health Protection from grinding or clenching A more balanced bite Orthodontic Emergencies What should I do? Loose Bracket: The loose bracket usually remains connected to the main wire. You may use tweezers to reposition the brace or gently slide the brace over next to an adjacent brace. Wax may be placed to hold the loose brace in position. Please call our office so we may schedule an appointment to repair the broken bracket and restore comfort. Poking Wire: A wire can typically be covered with wax for comfort or you may gently slide the wire around until it is not poking. An eraser end of a pencil or a Q-tip is often handy if you need to push gently on a wire so that it is not poking. Please call our office to schedule a time for us to repair your wire. Loose Main Wire: If the main wire has come out of the tube on your back molar tooth, you may attempt to insert the wire with your finger, a pair of needle-nosed pliers, or tweezers. If the wire is not poking you, place a piece of wax over the area. If the wire is poking you and wax does not help, the wire can be cut with a small wire cutter or fingernail clipper close to the back of the last brace (this is the last resort). Please call our office so that we may schedule an appointment to make you comfortable and repair the broken appliance or wire. Sore Teeth: If your teeth are sore after your adjustment or initial placement of braces, you may take Crocin or Brufen (ibuprofen) as prescribed by the doctor or as directed on the medication by age and weight. It is not uncommon to have a generalized tenderness after a wire adjustment. This soreness will decrease over 3-4 days. Cool foods (smoothies, ice cream) soften the wire and are effective at relieving discomfort as well. Some patients find clenching into this soft wafer an effective way to minimize any discomfort. It is unusual for patients to have unexplained tooth discomfort several weeks after your last regular visit. If your teeth suddenly get sore between visits, please call our office. Impacted Food: If food becomes stuck between your teeth, use dental floss or a proxy brush to dislodge the food. Missing Spacer or Separator: Use a double thickness of floss to check the area. If the double thickness floss catches between the teeth, call our office so we may help you schedule an appointment to replace the spacer. If the double thickness of floss does not catch between the teeth, it means there is adequate space and the spacer does not need to be replaced. Please do not hesitate to call if you have questions or are uncertain about the space. Swallowed Appliance: First, remain calm. Using the diagram provided in your new patient kit, you may determine what piece may have been swallowed. This will usually go into the stomach, passing out of the body in a bowel movement. If you should experience difficulty in breathing, coughing, or choking, you should seek immediate medical attention. X-rays may be taken to determine the location of the swallowed piece. Please inform one of the doctors if you swallow any piece of an orthodontic appliance. Broken Retainer: Remove the retainer from your mouth and bring all the pieces to our office for laboratory repair. Cut Gums/Tongue/Cheek: Apply gentle pressure with a tissue or gauze to the bleeding site for several minutes. Be aware that a small amount of blood in your mouth may appear larger in your mouth because of the presence of saliva. If the bleeding does not stop, call your orthodontist, pediatric dentist, or general dentist. Various types of braces are now available. Please click the link below to know more 1]Types Of Braces 2]Lingual Braces 3]Invisible Braces 4]Invisalign & Braces