Know how menstruation affects your oral hygiene

Menstruation gingivitis is a common oral problem women go through. It occurs due to hormonal fluctuations during the course of menstruation or before. Further gingivitis can also make you fall prey to periodontitis (tooth mobility)

Know how menstruation affects your oral hygieneThe surge in the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that occurs during menstruation increases the blood flow to the gums. In this process the gum tissues become red, soft, swollen and tender, further leading to conditions like bad breath, bleeding gums, bleeding while tooth brushing, gingival pain and discomfort while chewing hard foods. This condition is experienced one […]

Poor teeth-brushing habits can increase risk of developing cardiovascular diseases

The link between gum disease and heart attacks has long been known. The scary reality is that people with gum disease are twice as likely to have heart disease

Poor teeth-brushing habits can increase risk of developing cardiovascular diseasesA study found that people who brushed their teeth less than twice a day for less than two minutes had an increased risk for heart diseases. Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests. Previous studies have found a link between […]

Want to keep your blood pressure steady? Don’t forget to brush and floss

Researchers reported Monday that in adults whose hypertension was being treated with medications, systolic blood pressure - which measures pressure in the vessels when the heart beats - got higher as the health of their teeth and gums declined

Want to keep your blood pressure steady? Don’t forget to brush and flossCompared to hypertensive patients who had no signs of periodontal disease, those with inflamed gums were 20% less likely to have gotten their blood pressure within healthy limits. In addition, patients whose dental health was poor had systolic blood pressure readings that were 3 mm HG higher, on average, than similar patients with healthy gums. […]