Dental / Oral Health - Best Private Hospital in Dubai Al Mankhool | IMH Dubai

Are dental treatments just to treat your pain?

Traditionally dental treatments are done to treat your pain and to prevent oral and general health issues. But now dentistry has advanced beyond the space. Do you know something fascinating? About 47% of people notice your smile when they meet you first. Hard to believe? Try cropping your eye brows and black out one of your front tooth in a picture. What do you notice first? And look at the drastic change that does to your face. Not only smiling makes you attractive, it can also make you look younger. How? The muscles we use to smile also lift the face making a person look younger. Your teeth and smile are one of the most important factors to boost your confidence. An interview, a photo shoot, a public speaking engagement, official meetings, you name it, but your confidence starts with your smile. These days the brides and grooms-to-be visiting the dentist before the wedding ceremonies has become an inevitable part of the wedding preparations. There are plenty of options these days to beautify your smile without compromising your oral health.

For instance,
Did your teeth get chipped off?

Go for a tooth colored filling.

Are your teeth crowded or proclined? Or are they irregular?

Go for an orthodontic treatment.

Do you have yellow/cream/black deposits in your teeth, especially in the inner portion of your lower teeth? Or tea/coffee stains which dull your smile?

Go for a professional teeth cleaning and polishing.

Are your teeth yellow?

Go for a teeth bleaching.

Are your teeth irregular in shape/size? Do you have spacing between your teeth? Are they badly stained? And do you want to get it fixed permanently?

Then veneers are made for you!

Veneers are of two types based on the material used, composite and ceramic veneers. No tooth preparation (trimming/shaving of the tooth structure) is done for the composite veneer while a minimal preparation is required for the ceramic veneers. Composite veneer can serve you for up to 5 years while ceramic veneers can last for a very long time depending upon how you maintain your oral hygiene. Veneers are thin shells made to mimic the shape of your teeth. They are fabricated in a different shape and size which you desire, in a whiter and attractive shade you choose. The chalk white shade of veneer many a times referred to as ‘The Hollywood Smile’ is the talk of the town among the models and actors especially in the Middle East. But there are natural pearl white shades as well which is the best loved among the people who want a natural attractive smile. These are as thin as the contact lens and are bonded onto the front side of your teeth. These are permanent and the happy news is that a very minimal tooth shaping is needed and that too just the front portion of your teeth unlike the crown.

Are these painful?  – Absolutely not!

Now, if you already have a gorgeous smile, do you want to be the center of attraction in a crowd of charismatic people? Or do you simply want to make your smile more fetching?

Go for a tooth jewel / tooth gem. Though they come in different colors and shapes, tiny diamond shaped white stones are always in style and are always magnificent.

Why should you compromise your smile and looks when you have so many options to improve it?

Consult your dentist to choose the right treatment or makeover for your teeth. Smiling is the key to self confidence. So keep smiling ,



Causes of Bad Breath (Halitosis)

There are a number of possible causes of bad breath (halitosis).

Poor oral hygiene

  • The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Bacteria that build up on your teeth, particularly between them, as well as your tongue and gums, can produce unpleasant-smelling gases. These bacteria are also responsible for gum disease (Periodontal disease) and tooth decay.
  • If you don’t floss and brush your teeth regularly, any food trapped between your teeth will be broken down by the bacteria and may be responsible for bad breath.
  • Bacteria can also live on the rough surface of your tongue. As well as brushing your teeth, cleaning your tongue can also help control bad breath.
  • You should have regular dental check-ups to ensure any oral hygiene problems are picked up and treated early.

Food and drink

  • Eating strongly flavoured foods, such as garlic, onions and spices, is likely to make your breath smell. Strong-smelling drinks, such as coffee and alcohol, can also cause bad breath.
  • Bad breath caused by food and drink is usually temporary. It can be avoided by not eating or drinking these types of food and drink too often. Good dental hygiene will also help.


  • Smoking is another cause of bad breath. As well as making your breath smell, smoking stains your teeth, irritates your gums, and reduces your sense of taste.
  • It can also significantly affect the development of gum disease, another major cause of bad breath. Stopping smoking will lower your risk of gum disease and help prevent bad breath.

Crash dieting

  • Crash dieting, fasting, and low-carbohydrate diets are another possible cause of bad breath. They cause the body to break down fat, which produces chemicals called ketones that can be smelled on your breath.


    Some types of medication can also cause bad breath. These include:

  • Nitrates – these are sometimes used to treat angina.
  • Some chemotherapy medication
  • Tranquillisers (phenothiazines)

If the medication you’re taking is causing bad breath, your doctor may be able to recommend an alternative.

Medical conditions

  • In rare cases, bad breath can be caused by certain medical conditions. In dry mouth (xerostomia), the flow and composition of saliva may be affected.
  • A lack of saliva can cause more bacteria than normal to build up in your mouth, as well as a change in the types of bacteria. A build-up of these in the mouth may lead to bad breath.
  • Dry mouth can sometimes be caused by a problem in the salivary glands or by breathing through your mouth instead of your nose.
  • In some cases, gastrointestinal conditions can also cause bad breath. For example, a bacterial infection of the stomach lining and small intestine (H. pylori infection) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) have been linked to bad breath.
  • If a gastrointestinal condition is thought to be causing your bad breath, you may need to have an endoscopy. This is a procedure where a piece of equipment called an endoscope is used to examine an area inside the body, such as your airways or abdomen.
  • Other medical conditions that can cause bad breath include diabetes and lung, throat, or nose infections – for example, bronchiectasis, bronchitis, tonsillitis, and sinusitis.


  • Some people are convinced they have bad breath when they don’t. This psychological condition is called halitophobia.
  • People with halitophobia are paranoid about the smell of their breath. They often misinterpret other people’s behaviour and comments, thinking they’re suggesting they have bad breath. They become fixated with cleaning their teeth, chewing gum, and using mouth fresheners.
  • Treatment for halitophobia involves talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), to help the person overcome their paranoia and fixation on the smell of their breath.