About Dentavista

Dentavista providing quality dental care from 1962, brings together about 110 years of dental experience along with state of the art technology and a clear aim to bring impeccable quality dental care. Having obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification from QMS International Plc of England for its dental treatment practice, Dentavista is strongly committed to its worldwide clientele providing robust and innovative solutions.

Dental Implants at Dentavista

Dentavista, the leading dental hospital in India is highly equipped with all most modern medical equipments. We offer dental implant treatments at much affordable price. The entire procedure is usually done under a local anaesthetic. Dental implants are synthetic tooth roots positioned in the jaw bone to grip a replacement tooth or bridge for those who have lost a tooth or teeth.

Call on   044 2434 1088 or 044 2433 1516 or visit http://denta-vista.com/contact.php for more details.

 

Root Canal Treatment – Get Expert Advice

DentaVista are experts in Root Canal Treatments. Root Canal Treatment is the most common procedures in endodontics. This treatment is very essential when the soft tissue of the tooth becomes swollen or contaminated and the dentist and patient want to save the tooth.
The dental specialist, who does root canal procedures, removes the soft tissues. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned, sterilized and sealed. If root canal treatment is not done properly, the infected tooth might have to be ultimately removed. The infection may also extend beyond the tooth itself.

DentaVista have been providing root canal treatments since 1962 with ISO 9001:2008 certification from QMS International Plc of England for its dental treatment practice.

 

Aetna Global ties up with Dentavista Dentacare Private Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aetna International the leading insurance provider worldwide has entered into a tie up with pioneering multi-specialty dental clinic and orthodontic center Dentavista Dentacare Private Limited, India for treatment of its customers travelling to India for their dental ailments.

 

We are proud that Dentavista is the first and only dental clinic in India to be part of Aetna’s global network of service providers.

 

Aetna customers especially in the Middle East and Africa, as well as expats can take advantage of this tie-up.  This tie-up would mean huge benefits for the Aetna customers as this would mean possible coverage of more procedures for the same amount.  They would also be able to enjoy the benefits of reduced copay due to the lower costs at Dentavista.

 

Needless to say Dentavista clinics and the quality of treatment would be on par with the best in the Middle East and other parts of the world.

 

It is thus a WIN-WIN for all parties!

 

 

DENTISTRY: A Brief History

 

Dental medicine has come a long way and how?

 

When you go to the dentist to get a cavity filled or for a root canal you probably do not think of the Dental History. Dentistry has come a very long way from the myths, cluelessness, macabre and bloody procedures plaguing the Dental barbers of the Eleventh century.

 

Here are a few moments in Dental History

 

3000 B.C. 
In ancient Egypt, Hesi-Re is the first named “dentist” (greatest of the teeth). The Egyptians bind replacement teeth together with gold wire.

700—500 B.C.
The Romans use bones, eggshells and oyster shells mixed with oils to cleanse the teeth.

570—950
 The siwak, a primitive form of toothbrush, is used for cleaning teeth in the Middle East.

The Romans burn 300 A.D.
Christian martyr St. Apollonia, the patron saint of dentistry, after having her teeth extracted.

1498
 The first toothbrush is made in China of wild boar hair fixed to a bamboo or bone handle at a right angle.

1728 
Pierre Fauchard publishes “Treatise on the Teeth” and elevates dentistry to a new level.

1789 
George Washington is elected president of the United States with only one tooth. Contrary to the myth of wooden teeth, his dentures were made from ivory.

Horace H. Hayden and Chapin A. Harris, professors at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, found 1840
The first dental college in the world, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.

1844 Dentist Horace Wells discovers nitrous oxide anesthesia.

1846 
Dentist William T. G. Morton uses ether for the first time.

1871 
James B. Morrison invents the first commercially available foot-powered dental engine.

1895
 G. V. Black perfects the formulation for amalgam for dental fillings: 68% silver with small amounts of copper, tin and zinc. Expansion and contraction of fillings can now be controlled.

1945 
Grand Rapids, Michigan are the first city to fluoridate its drinking water.

1957 
Dr. John V. Borden invents the first successful air-turbine dental engine, the Airotor.

1980
 The use of sealants begins.

1990
 The FDA approved certain lasers for use on soft tissue that promise less pain, less noise and less fear in dental procedures.

 

Did you know dentistry was praticed by barbers?

 

 

Anyone fearing dental extraction should draw comfort from the thought of following description.

“On no account could the tooth be broken as it was realised that bits of the tooth remaining in the gum would cause yet more trouble in the future!
The gum, therefore, was cut down with a sharp scalpel and the tooth then rocked and shaken to loosen it while the patient’s head was firmly held between the operator’s knees!
All efforts were made to extract the teeth in the straight direction.
Repellent mouthwashes were prescribed afterwards and often wound was cauterized with a red-hot iron!”

 

Did you know tooth extraction and rudimentary scaling were the only form of Dental ‘Treatment’ for close to 800 years.

 

 

Barber-surgeons, fairground tooth-drawers and blacksmiths were entrusted with the authority of performing dental surgeries, and they use to perform it wearing a soaked sanguinary aprons.

 

How did Dental Science start its drift from general medicine?

Around mid sixteenth and early seventeenth century Dental science starting its drift from general medicine but showcasing very poor standards of treatment available. The Dental world was marred by a lot of myths and apparition; such as,

  • Worms in teeth cause dental pain
  • Many treatment of toothache were directed towards the outer ear, for the belief that the two are connected.

Early eighteenth century saw the common use of toothbrushes!

In the early eighteenth century small progress was made and greater care was taken of the teeth by individual, with more common use of toothbrushes and personal scaling sets. Books were written advocating dental symmetry and extraction to get to it.

In spite of these small advances, dental treatment was practised by charlatans well into the Ninteenth century, often a sideline occupation of blacksmiths and butchers, who drew teeth as entertainment at fairs- the cries were downed by the raucous music from the assistant.   Dental knowledge was generally self-acquired resulting in widespread disparity. The terms of apprenticeship that existed were harsh, and the boy was enjoined to strict secrecy about what he learnt. For about 5 years he was not allowed to marry, play cards or visit taverns.

 

After having given a fair idea on the dental cosmos of the Eleventh to Nienteenth century let us draw our attention towards some of the tools at play-

1.Extractors-
The Greeks were probably the first to use extraction as a form of dental treatment and had devised various tools for it.These earliest illustrations are sketchy and unreliable. Pelican Extractor- was perhaps the first highly illustrated dental instrument named after a bird whose beak it resembles. There primary purpose was to create a good grip for the pull of the teeth.

 

a) Elevator Extractors- were principally used for incisors and canine teeth but were suitable for roots and stumps as well. One of the most popular forms was known as the ‘goat’s-foot’.


b) Toothkeys- it resembled keys of the period with a large handle and a straight cleft. The French called them ‘clef Anglais’.


c) Screws- they were used in the extraction of roots of incisors and canines where no part remained which could be grasped.


d) Forceps- Early forceps of damascened iron with notched beaks were as much for shaking the teeth as for extracting them, and seem ill-designed for the job.

2.Scaling Instruments- Small cased sets of scalers were made for personal use from the 17th century. These included anything from five to twelve different headed instruments which were interchangeable on one ornate handle.


3.Dental Mirrors-
For use with scalers , and possible with toothpicks, tiny mirrors with a magnifying glass were made . Their small size, the oval frames were only about 4 cm long. Inspired delicate workmanship and they are one of the prettiest find for the collector.


4.Excavators and files-
Uneven teeth were sometimes filed down to make them even, a process which lasted for about 7 days. Excavators and drills were used to excavate teeth and the cavity was filled with tin, lead and gold.

 

Twenty first century dentistry is leaps and bound ahead from the debauchery of the eighteenth century! Dentists have shed the sanguinary apron for a holistic one. Pains from procedures have almost disappeared to pave way for smiles, love and laughter.

 

Aren’t we glad we are that we are from the twenty first century. The next time if you have to visit your dentist, don’t kick up a fuss. At Dentavista, we have more than 20 specialists in Endodontics, Peridontics, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Surgery & Implantology with vast experience in their respective fields. Our diverse and global clientele is a testimony to the skill & ability of our doctors, which is unparalleled in the country and abroad.

 

We pride ourselves in the personalised care and attention given by our team of dentists. If you have any questions, feel free leave a comment below or you can connect with us on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn page.

 

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Do dentists need Social Media?

What is Social Media?

 

Social Media, by definition, is the collection of strategies, practices and tools for communicating, creating, sharing and discussing news, information and other media online. Also, social media is a phrase that has been tossed around a lot these days. But why do dentists require social media? How can dentists harness the power of social media? Can your dental office receive an endless stream of new patients from Facebook and Twitter? Are you keeping up with what is going on in LinkedIn and being connected to peers and network?

 

Do dentists need Social Media?

Dental Marketing has come a long way from when dentists were getting websites prepared but had no inkling about how websites helped them in their business. They jumped on the bandwagon because all their peers had a website, without understanding the positives of Internet marketing. Now with the dominance of Social Media, there is an incredible new way to let people know about your dental office and your services. You can use various social media platforms to market your brand online and you can do it all by yourself!

 

The good news is that Social Media is virtually free, if approached the correct way, it can be a gold mine in the truest sense. A dentist who is savvy understands the positive financial impact of Social Media Marketing. Many Dentists have begun to realize and understand the potential of dental marketing. A Twitter survey of 38 dentists conducted by “The Wealthy Dentist” early last year found over half (57%) of the respondents were already using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for professional purposes!


Is Social Media is about building relationships?

Social media isn’t about the media; it’s about being social. Dentists are human beings too! Often, we will hear that we shouldn’t be ‘wasting time’ on social media sites all day, and that we should be busy ‘getting things done’. What these people don’t understand is that being successful in using Social Media is all about building human relationships and associations.

At Dentavista, we believe social media is all about connecting with people and establishing relationships!

 

5 Must Have’s for Social Media Dentists!

 

Twitter Account

Twitter is one of the most powerful forms of social media! It is simple and effective and provides dentists with recognizable benefits. And there is a bunch of people discussing new trends in dentistry and people are talking about their dental offices, so you need to be there too!

Here are a few advantages of using Twitter for Dental Marketing

▪   It’s a great platform to find, connect and interact with like minded people, industry and network.

▪   Twitter is a massive traffic generator to your blog or website.

▪   Twitter helps you not only in generating lead but also converting that lead into productivity!

▪    It is a great tool for customer services.

▪   Search engines index every tweet and they are great tools for Search Engine Optimization.

A Twitter profile — if named properly — can also provide another score in the search results for your website.

 

At Dentavista, we have taken full advantage of the communication and networking powers of Twitter. Here’s our twitter handle, stay connected!

 

Facebook Account

 

Facebook has turned to a major communication channel and it is a mistake to keep it out of your dental marketing.  An Average Facebook user visits the site 40 times per month and spends more than 20 minutes in each visit. Here are a few tips to get the most of of Facebook!

 

How to benefit from Dental Facebooking?

▪   With more than 845 million active users as of this post, Facebook is the largest social networking site in the world. Having a Facebook Page that is dedicated to your company can put your business on the social media radar.

▪   Facebook can pinpoint users based on your needs and is highly targeted.

▪   It helps you gather a strong collection of quotes from clients that have achieved success with you and pepper a few of them throughout your Facebook page!

▪   You can easily upload photos and videos, and share links and updates about your dental products and services on your Facebook page. The photos of your products can also be organized through albums with title and description.

▪   It strengthens the trust and relationship with customers. It can build trust and confidence in them.

▪   Facebook can be the perfect medium to launch your viral marketing campaigns.

▪   Although it’s a business page, you can also effectively share personal posts that can inspire people.

 

At Dentavista, we educate our patients on dental ailments, their cure and prevention via our Facebook page. We also edify our patients about dental facts and dental tips.  Facebook is a “one-stop shop” for entertainment, communication, and sharing of information with others. Here’s a link to our Facebook page!

 

Pinterest Account

Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media platforms. A new social media app is bucking the trend and showing some promise by using pictures. It’s a social network, a bookmarking site, and a dynamic content curation site—all rolled into one.

 

How can Pinterest benefit your dental practice?

▪  Create boards that make you laugh, smile, or react in some way that pushes people to share a piece of content.

▪  Savvy dentists will figure out how to create and delegate the use of Pinterest in their practice like follow patients and fellow doctors on Pinterest.

▪  It is likely that most dentists and orthodontists have a selection of products they recommend to patients, so why not make a Pinterest pin board showcasing those recommendations?

 

The Pinterest eagle has landed and everyone wants to be the one to tell you how to use it to market your brand. We at Dentavista believe in the power of Pinterest! 

LinkedIn Account 

As professionals or business owners, connections are key to our success and dentists are no exceptions. In all honesty, people need both, online and offline connections to make a difference in their businesses. If you want or need to communicate with professionals, in and out of the dental industry. LinkedIn may be a good investment of your time. LinkedIn is a great way to connect with fellow dentists, people interested in the profession. Earlier this year, a HubSpot study found that when it comes to generating leads, LinkedIn is 277% more effective than other social networks.

 

Why is LinkedIn a Must-Use Tool for Dentists?

▪   Top Influencers are group members whose contributions cause the most contributions from other group members. If you are a social media savvy dentist, you can benefit tremendously from LinkedIn.

 

▪   It’s a place for professional idea sharing where one can join groupspertinent to one’s industry and look for associations. Dentist Network on LinkedIn is a great community to share information.

 

▪   LinkedIn helps in creating polls and starting discussions. Creating a poll can show users that you are truly interested in hearing their opinions. Discussions are a great way of enlightening and engaging with like-minded people.

 

At Dentavista, our doctors have a LinkedIn profile. We engage with their peers and network.

 

Blogs

 

While social media plays a role in the development of trust and credibility, the effectiveness of your website cannot be overlooked. Blogs can be incorporated as part of your dental practice website domain. 

 

Dental Blogging Benefits

▪   Content leads to conversation, conversation builds relationships and relationships result in business or ROI. And blogs are a great example of great content.

▪   Blogs are like putting a human face on your brand, differentiating you from your competition and educating prospects and clients.

▪   Your blogs should be content driven, original and it is important that you entice people, earn their trust, and teach them about your services and products in a way that resonates with them.

▪    Blogs are also a great way to educate people about the latest trends in dentistry; it is also a good tool for communicating with current patients and attracting new patients online.

▪   Two important considerations when setting up a blog are inclusion of contact information and an opportunity to subscribe to the blog.

▪   Blogging conveys your seriousness to search engine indexing spiders while also branding your dental practice and services to patients.

▪   Your blog posts should be sprinkled with important keywords such as smile makeover, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers, dental implants, with your location.

Well-written blogs provide search engines exactly what they want—new information and original content. The higher your dental blog ranks for targeted keyword phrases, the more traffic you can expect on your site.


Blogs are a great source of knowledge. And we at Dentavista, believe that knowledge is power. Here’s a link to our latest blogs.

The keyword to understanding the intent of these communication channels is Social. Using Social Media in the right way leads to new customers, happy customers and of course more business! More power to Social Media! More power to Dentistry!

 

If you have any questions, feel free leave a comment below or you can connect with us on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn page.

 

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Flossing: The Secret To Oral Health

 

What is Dental Flossing?

Brushing can only clean three-tooth surfaces Facial, Oculus & Lingual. In order to reach the inter-proximal surfaces- Mesial (middle of the front jaw) & Distal (farthest from the middle)- dental floss, dental tape, or super floss is used.

 

1.Dental floss is round and can be either waxed or un-waxed. Waxed floss is used for tight contacts, since it does not fray as un-waxed floss does. We at Dentavista recommend un-waxed floss as it easy to clean tooth surfaces, smooth restorations, and areas without calculus (tartar).


2.Dental tape is flat and has sharp edges. It can be used for the same purposes as waxed floss.

 

3.Super floss is made to resemble yarn. It is very effective where large interdental spaces occur.

 

Flossing can be performed either before or after brushing. When flossing is done first, the fluoride in the toothpaste covers the inter-proximal areas where plaque is removed. We at Dentavista recommend that flossing should be performed at least once a day and preferably before retiring to bed.

 

What is the right way to floss?

Use a piece of floss approximately 15-18 inches in length. Wrap most of the floss around the middle finger on one hand and just a small amount on the middle finger of the other hand. When moving from tooth to tooth, floss can be unwrapped from one finger and onto the other.

1.Begin in the maxillary right quadrant on the most distal surface.(Right side of the mouth). With no more than 2-inches of floss between the fingers, guide the floss with both thumbs or thumb and index finger. Pull the floss around the distal surface of the tooth. Starting at the sulcus, move the floss up and down several times. Before moving to the next area, use a clean piece of floss. Unwrap the floss from one finger onto to the other.

 

2. Hold floss in a diagonal position over the teeth at the insertion point. Seesaw the floss  between the contact areas. Do not force or snap the floss as the interdental papilla may be injured in the process.

 

3. Pull the floss around the Mesial surface of the tooth. Starting at the sulcus, move the floss up and down several times. Cross the interdental papilla and wrap the floss around the distal surface of the neighboring tooth. Slide the floss up and down several times.

 

4. Remove the floss using a seesaw motion. If the contact is too right or the floss begins to shred, hold it against the proximal surface and pull the floss through, unwrapping it from the opposite finger.

 

5. Move to the mandibular arch. Guide the floss with both forefingers. Continue with steps 3-7.

 

6. Move from tooth to tooth until all teeth have been flossed.

 

What are the precautions one should take while flossing?

Flossing incorrectly could result in floss cuts and trauma to the interdental papilla. Problems may be avoided when proper instruction and precautions are brought to the patient’s awareness.

 

1. Allowing too much floss length between fingers when inserting inter-proximally.

 

2. Snapping the floss between the contacts without using a finger rest.

 

3. See-sawing the floss once it is in the inter-proximal area.

 

Our dentists hear all sorts of excuses for not flossing. At Dentavista, our doctors demonstrate on how to floss the right way!

 

What are the simple aids for flossing?

If a patient experiences difficulty in flossing, a floss holder may be used. Patients who lack the manual dexterity to floss will benefit most from using a holder.

 

1.In the event the patient has a fixed bridge, a floss threader is a convenient way to guide the floss under the pontic (artificial tooth) to clean the space and the cervical position of the crown. It resembles a needle with a large eye.

 

2. A perio-aid is a device that has two angled ends and round toothpick tips inserted into either end.

 

3. A 2-inch triangular wooden tip known as a Stim-U-Dent is suggested for use when there is lack of interdental papilla.

 

At Dentavista, we suggest the use of inter proximal brush, where areas of the mouth are inaccessible or where there are open contacts or bridgework.

To revive unhealthy gingivae, a rubber tipped stimulator is used. By massaging the diseased area, blood flow is increased or restored. It should never be used on healthy gums.

 

An increasing body of evidence suggests that proper dental care — including regular flossing — can do more than keep your smile pretty and healthy.

 

If you have any questions, feel free leave a comment below or you can connect with us on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn page.

 

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How to choose a good dentist? – What are the attributes that one should look for?

Healthy teeth and gums do more than providing you a nice, shiny smile. Good dental health - and good dental coverage – is a great way to keep your whole body in good shape. The health of our teeth and mouth are linked to overall health and well being in a number of ways. The ability to chew and swallow our food is essential for obtaining the nutrients we need for good health. Apart from the impact on nutritional status, poor dental health can also adversely affect speech and self-esteem. And most of us don’t know how to choose a good dentist. Remember your dentist is a partner in your dental health too! Just like in any other medical practice such as heart surgeons, opticians, or skin disorder specialists, dentists also require similar kinds of attributes relating to their line of duty.

 

1.Does your dentist treat you with respect and concern?

 

A good dental practitioner is concerned about his patients. It doesn’t work if the patient-doctor interaction is hurried; disrespectful, cold or uncaring. A good doctor empathizes with the patient during times of pain. This makes it easier for the patient to go though the procedure under reduced stress. He/ She handles his patient not just like a client but also like an individual. Every doctor needs to know how to apply his/her knowledge with wisdom and relate to plain folks who are capable of understanding the ailment and treatment. Good dentists are also great psychologists. None of us like to face a doctor who is brusque, dismissive and all business. Our doctors at Dentavista treat each patient with respect and concern. Here’s a link to our patient testimonials.

 

 

2. Does your dentist believe in patient education?

A dentist can be exceptional at performing procedures at a clinic, but the most important part of oral health is often the decisions and habits of patients outside of the dentist’s office. It is important for dentists to be able to impress the importance of oral hygiene on their patients and make the patients want to maintain the health of their teeth. Dentists should educate patients on the importance of brushing teeth, flossing regularly and avoiding certain foods, and other important factors that influence oral health. At Dentavista, our doctors give out tips on dental health and hygiene. Here’s a link to our dental tips.

 

 

 

3.Does your dentist ask for a complete medical history?

The more information your doctor has on all of medical history, the better he can treat you and you may even be surprised how much your over all health can be interrelated with your dental health. Many dental offices have you fill out a medical questionnaire before you are given treatment.  Some of these questionnaires can be very specific and include things that you may think does not relate to your dental health. At Dentavista, our dentists ask for a complete medical history of the patient for better results!

 

 

4. Does the dentist check thoroughly for gum disease, decay, and other ailments?

A thorough dental examination includes inspection of the teeth, gums, tongue, lips, inside of the cheek, palate, and the skin of the face and neck, plus feeling the neck for abnormal lymph nodes and enlargement of the thyroid gland. In adults a periodontal probe should be inserted between the gums and teeth to detect abnormally large crevices. Good dentists also chart their findings in detail. At Dentavista, our dentists check thoroughly for all dental ailments.

 

5. Does your dentist have a well-run office, with smart, efficient support & dental staff?

Expertise, knowledge, intellectual curiosity and all the right credentials are attributes of a great dentist. But a great dentist should also have a well-run office with efficient support staff. At Dentavista, we have great support and dental staff to make the entire experience more hassle-free.

 

6. Is your dentist a good listener?

 

Great doctors are active listeners during the conversation with the patients. A good doctor asks open-ended questions that prompt the patient to discuss your symptoms and provide more detail. It is also important for patients to ask queries but be careful not to interrupt when the doctor is doling out advice. At Dentavista, our doctors listen and take patient inputs seriously to achieve better results.

 

7. Is your dentist a great communicator?

Research has shown that great doctors/ dentists are also great communicators. Communication is important in order to make the right decision; the patient needs to fully understand the details of a diagnosis along with the solution and options proposed by the dentist. Every medical practitioner should be trained in essential communication skills, which are paramount to gain the trust of the patient. Here at Dentavista, our dentists speak English, – Tamil, the local language, Hindi and other South Indian languages too. We make sure our patients fully understand their dental problems and their options!

 

8. Does your dentist believe in patient involvement?

The most alluring quality that separate a doctor from a “good” doctor would have to be his social skills. The doctor’s intellectual prowess may be a factor, which would make him, stand out from his doctor colleagues but his social skills come in handy when interacting with the patient. “A good doctor is interested in me more than just as a patient, interacts with me, and remembers me as an individual.” says Amrutha Bhatt who shares a great rapport with her dentist! At Dentavista, our dentists believe in patient-doctor rapport to achieve desired results.

 

9. Is your dentist well qualified?

 

Make sure your dentist and/or dental specialist is well qualified.. Well-qualified dentists always stay on top of the latest techniques and technology in the field of dentistry. Dentavista has highly-qualified dentists with a full complement of other support staff. Here’s a link about our team of doctors. You will also find Dentavista’s centers supported by world-class infrastructure.

 

10. Choose the right dental specialist.

Keep in mind that there is a specialization for different types of dental works like Periodontics, Orthodontics and Implants. There are doctors, who specialize in various fields in dentistry, choose an Orthodontist if you are opting for braces and choose a Cosmetic Dentist if you’re opting for teeth whitening treatments! At Dentavista, we have specialists who cater to all dental needs!

 

Ask friends and colleagues if they recommend their dentists. Finally, consider the following criteria before choosing a dentist.


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Dentashakthi Dental Insurance – Easing your tooth pain!

Does your toothache hurt more than it should? Do toothaches take your pocket for a spin before it goes away? One of the most often overlooked health insurance coverage yet clearly must be on your priority list is Dental Insurance coverage.

Dental Insurance

Dental treatments are expensive and can burn a hole in your pocket. Dental insurance in the past was considered a big company perk; dental insurance has today established itself as a must-have benefit.

Dental Treatments

 

This blog gives you a brief introduction to Dentashakthi Dental Insurance and also simplifies the jargon associated with Dental Insurance. It is designed to help you look after the dental health of you and your family and it can be tailored to give you the best-fit solution in terms of the cover level you require.

Dental Insurance Table - Dentavista

 

Dentashakthi is a unique and affordable dental insurance scheme. It has been launched in partnership with leading Sri Lankan insurer Janashakthi Insurance PLC and pioneering multi-specialty dental clinic and orthodontic center Dentavista Dentacare Pvt. Ltd

Our Doctors

 

“Dentashakthi is targeted at providing individuals, families and businesses quality dental coverage to fit every budget and lifestyle. We understand that dental treatment can be expensive and we are responding to a growing consumer need,” said Janashakthi’s Managing Director Mr. Prakash Schaffter. “One is sure to find that Dentashakthi is the perfect dental insurance plan, to suit one’s needs at an affordable price that suits their budget.” – said Mr. Chandra Schaffter, Vice Chairman of Janashakthi.

 

To achieve this, Dentashakthi offers a variety of different plans to suit an individual’s need and convenience. From monthly installments, annual schemes to silver/gold/platinum packages. Furthermore, the family cover for a couple and two children is one of the most useful packages to cut down steep dental expenses for a family. Adding more than two children to the package is also a breeze, by paying just 15% of the policy per extra member. More bang for your buck!

 

Additionally, it is aimed to suit people who are looking to buy affordable insurance for ‘total’ dental care, Dentashakthi Dental Insurance gives 100% coverage on all treatments included in the package, including several expensive dental treatments like implants and laser – ensuring that an insurance plan actually covers complete oral health with no hidden costs! Voila!

No Hidden Costs

The insurance covers routine treatments such as scaling and root canals as well as specific orthodontic and implantology treatments, dental implants, gum surgery, crown and bridge and even removable appliances for children based on the dental package. So don’t worry about shelling out money if your child needs a filling.

 

Another unique feature in Dentashakthi dental insurance scheme is that it covers existing illness – which makes the package very lucrative for people who have dental issues and are looking for immediate treatments. This means you don’t have to spend a bomb for your dental implant the next time around!

 

Considering Dentashakthi an insurance policy is worthwhile in the fact that the Dentavista clinics provide easy access and connectivity – as they are situated in the heart of top tourist destinations in India. Since travel plus stay in a 4 star hotel in India costs very less, the money saved by tourists with Dentashakthi is more than sufficient for a luxurious holiday in incredible India – more than once – as explained by the founders. So combine travel with pleasure. Read our blog Saving Thousands With World-Class Treatment – 8 Reasons Why India Is A Dental Tourism Hub!

 

This will ensure that every penny spent on insurance is all worth it. Hence Dentashakthi dental insurance should be on your priority list! Happy healthy teeth for your family with your Dentashakthi Dental insurance Plan!

 

Get the value of your hard-earned money; choose from your wide array of dental insurance choices today. Click here to get a better understanding about Dentashakthi Dental Insurance. If you have any questions, feel free leave a comment below or you can connect with us on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn page.

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Healthy Smile, healthy you: The importance of general dental health!

Here’s a compilation of the most interesting dental tips and tricks to ensure you a great dental health and of course a great smile! And here are a few things to consider when it comes to keeping your pearly whites in tip-top shape.

 

At Dentavista we cant emphasis enough on the importance of general dental health and hygiene. Maintaining good dental health habits can prolong the life of your teeth and many studies have showed that there are a ton of problems that arise due to poor dental health. Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive – they can tell dentists a lot about your overall health too! Seeing a dentist regularly helps to keep your mouth in top shape and allows your dentist to watch for developments that may point to other health issues. Here are a few pointers to help you out.

Brushing technique - What is the right way to brush? 

Proper brushing is essential for cleaning teeth and gums effectively. Use a toothbrush with soft, nylon, round-ended bristles that will not scratch and irritate teeth or damage gums. Use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth. Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth. Clean the chewing surfaces too! For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too!

 

Don’t use your teeth as a tool - Chewing on ice or opening bottles with your teeth can cause your teeth to crack or break. Ouch!

Gnawing on pencils or pens, chewing on ice, using teeth to crack open nuts or seafood shells, biting your fingernails, etc.–all can lead to distorted teeth. It can also cause you to lose tooth structure. Your teeth were not meant to open these things but designed to chew food, support our lips and cheeks structurally, and help us speak properly.  A healthy set of teeth also adds to your overall appearance and gives you an attractive smile. Remember your chompers are not indestructible!

 

Avoid clenching or grinding teeth – What is bruxism? 

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. It is thought that about half of the population bruxes from time to time, while around five per cent are habitual and forceful tooth grinders. It generally happens during sleep, but some people experience it when they are awake. 
Emotional stress, anger and anxiety are some of the reasons for clenching or grinding teeth. If you suspect you grind your teeth, see your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist will examine your teeth and may take x-rays to gauge the severity of the problem and the damage to teeth and bone.

 

Avoid taking excessive amounts of sugary foods or drinks  - Read our blog on Pediatric Dentistry

The kind of foodstuff you consume can help or hinder your dental health. We all know that sugary foods are bad for our teeth. This is because bacteria feed on the sugar from our food and drink. The bacteria live in the sticky, yellow plaque that builds up on teeth. When teeth aren’t brushed frequently to remove the plaque, or if sugar is eaten too often, the bacteria produce acid, which attack and soften the enamel surface of teeth. Opt for the tooth-friendly snacks like fruits and nuts the next time around!

 

Flossing - Why is flossing important to oral health?

Many people don’t realize the importance of flossing. Flossing in between your teeth is essential for avoiding periodontal disease as well as preventing tooth decay. Periodontal disease is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults and can be easily prevented by flossing. You should floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing in between your teeth removes food debris and plaque from in between the teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. There are a number of dental products. available that is designed to make flossing easier, such as disposable dental flosses. Another great reason to floss is that recent studies have shown that flossing helps to prevent a heart attack or stroke.

 

Avoid smoking – don’t step over the ledge

While most people today are aware of the ill effects of smoking on general health, not many are aware of the ill effects of smoking on oral health. Smoking causes staining of teeth due to the nicotine and tar present in the tobacco products that you smoke.  Teeth turn yellow in a short space of time and often, in case of heavy smokers, can turn a darker brown after many years of smoking. Avoid smoking for cleaner and better looking teeth! Read our blog on Protect your tooth enamel – your teeth will thank you!

 

Stay hydrated – drink lots of water!

The right amount of fluoride in drinking water can help prevent tooth decay by making teeth stronger. Many studies have shown that when fluoride is used properly, it is safe and effective in reducing tooth decay. You can also buy toothpaste with some amount of fluoride in it. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay in both primary and permanent teeth.

 

Cover your toothbrush – there a variety of colorful toothbrush caps available in the market today

Researchers have found that one uncovered toothbrush can harbor more than 100 million bacteria, so cover your toothbrush with a cap. Toothbrushes can become contaminated with bacteria both from our mouths when we are cleaning our teeth and from the environment when stored. You will often read how you should always cover your toothbrush when it is stored and to place it as far as possible from the toilet area because of airborne germs. You can also soak your toothbrush in white vinegar every two weeks, as vinegar is great for killing off most molds, germs and bacteria.

 

Fluoride – Choose a toothpaste with fluoride in it

The right amount of fluoride in drinking water can help prevent tooth decay by making teeth stronger. Many studies have shown that when fluoride is used properly, it is safe and effective in reducing tooth decay. You can also buy toothpaste with some amount of fluoride in it. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and caries in both primary and permanent teeth. Read our blog on Pediatric Dentistry.

 

A visit to your dentist at least twice in a year is a good way to identify problems early. Ensure that your dentist give you a full mouth examination and also checks your cheeks, tongue and throat for further investigation.

 

 

If you have any questions or comments regarding dental health – write to us at info@denta-vista.com and we will be more than happy to help – happy smiling! You can connect with us on our FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn page.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL: India before and after Independence

 

Going with the flow of Independence Day, we are covering 5 stunning Indian locales with an interesting assortment of pictures – before and after Independence! Some things have changed over time and some haven’t. Some buildings made by British rulers are still standing while some of the bridges have collapsed. Some cities still retain their old charm while others have taken the more cosmopolitanapproach.

 

Some black & white photos before India’s Independence are interesting and reveal many stories, while the new colorful ones sing a different tune altogether. This blog has pictures of both, the old and the new! 

 

These cities are also the hubs for Dental Tourism! This concept is slowly gaining momentum. A planned vacation along with total dental care is indeed the mantra of the day!

 

In our previous blog, we learnt why India is a hub for dental tourism, how travellers and tourists combine travel and treatments to achieve that perfect smile. People have begun to throng to India to get their tooth fixed and simultaneously enjoy the different hues of mystic India!

 

World-class Dental Clinics all over India with well-trained specialists in Dental implants, smile design and cosmetic Dentistry along with affordable treatments all add up in making India a hub for Dental Tourism. Dental Tourism enables international patients to save on dental treatments while exploring India.

 

Shaun Preston has many reasons to smile. A 30-day holiday exploring the temple towns of South India with a bunch of other places with his wife. He is busy working on his travel itinerary, which includes witnessing the celebration ceremony of India’s 66th Independence Day! 

 

His wife looks resplendent in her 7-yard Kanchipuram silk saree – Indian craftsmanship encapsulated in meters of fabric! She is all excited about the composition, range of colour combinations, designs and patterns.

 

But the real enthusiasm comes from the fact that Shaun has managed to save a whopping 1200$ on his dental treatments during his trip.The savings come from his decision to get his dental treatment done in Chennai. He has combined travel with treatments. Back home in New York, a dental implant, and a teeth-whitening procedure would have cost him 3000 $ which is frightfully expensive. He consulted his Dental Insurance Company which advised him to check out a dental hospital in Chennai. He could afford air tickets and a holiday package to India along with his wife!

 

In between dental sittings, Shaun will travel with his wife to the stunning temple towns of Tamil Nadu and to a host of interesting places. Kerala and Goa have been dental tourism hubs for decades. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are catching up too! Many of the big hospitals have tied up with insurers abroad and tour operators locally.

 

Internationally, Singapore and Thailand have emerged as other hotspots for dental tourism in Asia. While Hungary and Spain are dental tourism destinations in Europe.

 

We are covering 5 interesting locales. — They are all tourist destinations in their own right. Some of these places are interesting temple towns, some cities are a history lesson in themselves. Some are for the freewheeling traveller’s paradise while others are for the well-heeled one. But they all have one thing in common – they are all centers for dental tourism!

 

Experience more in the Temple Towns of Tamil Nadu

 

With magnificent temples dotting its landscape, it’s no wonder Tamil Nadu is on every traveller’s itinerary. Tamil Nadu was an important cultural and commercial center in South India. Its importance down the ages has given Tamil Nadu a rich heritage in buildings, arts and crafts. As a result, the state has always attracted visitors. For many a well-heeled, a pilgrimage is no longer about an arduous journey to meet God, it’s also about travel with treatments. These temple towns are quickly turning into goldmines for the hospitality trade. While in Tamil Nadu, don’t forget to shop for those swishy silks in various hues, patterns and fabrics! Tamil Nadu has always been the destination for medical and dental tourism.

 

Kerala for your body, mind and soul!

 

Kerala has a wealth of tourist attractions including ancient monuments, churches and temples. Kerala, in south India, is often referred to as “God’s Own Country“. This coastal state has grown to be one of the most popular tourist places in India, up there with Rajasthan and Goa. It’s rich in distinctive traditions and culture, and lush unspoiled tropical beauty. Most of all, Kerala is known for its elephants, elaborate temple festivals, and the tranquil backwaters. The pace of life is slow, making Kerala the perfect place for a leisurely vacation.

One of the most tranquil and relaxing things you can do in Kerala is take a trip in a houseboat along the palm-fringed Kerala canals, known as the backwaters. Fort Kochi, Periyar National Park, Varkala and Wayanad are some interesting places in the state, on most travellers’ itineraries. Kerala allows the traveller the most important ingredient of a holiday – do nothing! It allows the traveller to revel and wallop in the lap of luxury. Kerala has always been the destination for medical tourism, thanks to its unique Ayurvedic treatments. Dental treatments too are not far behind!

 

Goa – A unique travel destination

Goa’s long stretch of sandy coastline is renowned for its multitude of beaches. It is popular for its beach and relaxation. Goa is comfortable, cozy and freewheeling! This state is a diverse mix of beaches, adrenalin, nature and history. The former Portuguese colony opens its arms to visitors of all kinds. North Goa, best known for its package holiday- and partier-friendly resorts of Calangute, Baga and Candolim as well as its flea market at hippyish Anjuna, offers a whole host of atmospheric delights for those keen to experience a slice of life of an older, more ‘authentic’ Goa. 

Once the magnificent Portuguese capital of Goa India, these days all that remains of Old Goa is a handful of imposing churches and cathedrals. They are amongst the largest in Asia though. Some of the buildings have now become archeological museums, and provide a fascinating display of Goa’s history! Head to Goa to experience a heady combination of beautiful beaches, azure waters and a bevy of interesting cuisines. Goa is the rejuvenation nucleus for most travellers visiting India, they also combine dental treatments to make the best use of their holiday!

 

Jaipur – Affectionately called the Pink City!

The “Pink City” of Jaipur is large, crowded, and noisy. However, it’s a city full of captivating ancient palaces and forts, with most of them boasting stunning views and elaborate architecture. Jaipur forms part of India’s popular Golden Triangle tourist circuit, and lures visitors with its stunning remnants of a bygone era. A visit to Jaipur will give you a feel for how the monarchy once lived in all its glory. Staying in Jaipur is also particularly enjoyable. The city has some incredible heritage hotels that have been converted from old palaces, giving guests a very regal experience! Jaipur is an excellent place to shop and you’ll find an enticing variety of goods available there. Some of the most popular items are precious gemstones, silver jewelry, bangles, clothes, blue pottery, and textiles. Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Palace, Jaigarh Fort and the Galta Monkey Temple are very popular with the travelers. Visit Jaipur to get a lesson in History! Jaipur is one of the hottest destinations for dental tourism.

 

Karnataka – where the old and the new collide happily!

Karnataka, in south India, has a lot to offer. Those who visit Karnataka’s tourist places will be rewarded with a memorable mix of nature, history, and beaches. Sprawling Karnataka is an inexhaustible goldmine of natural, cultural and artistic variety. Complemented by an ultra-professional tourism industry and an inherently friendly population, it’s a travellers’ haven that makes for fun, stress-free and thoroughly enjoyable.Tippu Sultan’s summer palace, Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park are on every traveller’s programme. Hampi the seat of the famed Vijayanagara empire was the capital of the largest empire in post-mogul India. Although in ruins today, this capital city once boasted riches known far beyond the shores of India. Some of the palaces in Mysore have now become attraction for visitors, some of them are government offices and some are hotels, and university office. Some of them are Mysore Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, Jayalakshmi Vilasa, Lalitha Mahal. Don’t forget to savour aromatic coffee while recharging your soul, it surely delights the true-blooded South Indian heart! Karnataka has some of the best dentists in the country which makes it a popular dental tourism destination!

 

Hope you found this blog to be interesting! Let us know if you know of more dental tourism hubs in India, we promise to cover them in our next blog. You can connect with us on our FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn page.

 

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