Mumbai: 60% students from municipal schools suffer from oral health problems

Around 60 per cent of students studying in Mumbai’s civic-run schools are suffering from tooth decay and gum-related ailments. This was revealed by data collected from health camps conducted at municipal schools, so far this year

Mumbai: 60% students from municipal schools suffer from oral health problemsThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had conducted health check-ups of more than 2 lakh children Currently, over 34,000 students are undergoing treatment at various civic-run hospitals for different health ailments Mumbai has also witnessed a steep rise in students getting addicted to tobacco and other products. In order to save the next generation from diseases […]

#WorldHeartDay: Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heart

This year, as world heart day celebrates the global community of Heart Heroes, Dr Ramakanta Panda, vice chairman of Asian Heart Institute and world-renowned heart surgeon reminds us of five everyday health promises that we need to keep to live longer, better and heart-healthy lives

#WorldHeartDay: Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heartPromise yourself a sound sleep Make sleep a priority. Researchers believe that sleeping too little causes disruption in our biological clocks and thus adversely affects body functions, including increasing the risk of developing high blood pressure and inflammation in the body and can cause heart disease. The prescribed duration of sleep is nothing less than […]

Oral health plays an increasing role in overall health during ageing

Oral health is a critical component to overall health for all ages, but according to dental and medical experts from UConn Health, vigilance is especially critical for the elderly

Oral health plays an increasing role in overall health during ageingIn a review article recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the authors outline the potential complications that can arise from poor oral hygiene in older adults and cite the role of all health care professionals in working to promote good oral hygiene in this population. “All health care professionals should work […]

6 health benefits of using sesame oil

Sesame oil is a vegetable oil derived from yellowish-brown seeds grown in Africa and India. Sesame oil can be used on food to marinate, add dressing and flavour. It can be used as an ingredient to add a little something to sauces, noodles, stir-fries, and dips by purchasing online or at the local grocery store

6 health benefits of using sesame oilThe oil has become more popular lately since it is not expensive to process and extract. The best time to extract the oil is when the seeds are at a ripe stage and the outer shells naturally shed. A lot of manual processing delays the production and supply of sesame oil which is so in […]

Maharashtra witnesses increase in dental fluorosis cases

Around 1,481 people have been affected across eight districts in the state. It is caused by ingestion of excessive fluoride. The state government has started a door-to-door campaign. Through which they will diagnose people. Free treatment will be given at civil hospitals to those affected. It is a treatable dental disorder

Maharashtra witnesses increase in dental fluorosis casesFluorosis is a defect of tooth enamel caused by too much fluoride intake during the first 8 years of life. Although fluorosis can be cosmetically treated, the damage to the enamel is permanent. The cases of dental fluorosis are rising due to the drought in Maharashtra, as people have to dig deeper to gain access […]

How to take care of dental problems in children

Dr Nirali Mehta Ajmera, a Paediatric Dentist, Mumbai, shares her insights about how to take care of the dental problems occurring in the children at different years

How to take care of dental problems in childrenEarly childhood caries is a devastating form of dental decay affecting children below the age of five. The reason is linked to poor oral hygiene practice, improper feeding habits, lack of parental awareness, and avoiding a dental visit. Poor oral health can affect the general health of the baby, as it can cause problems in […]

Middle-aged tooth loss linked to increased heart disease risk

People who lose two or more teeth during middle age may be more likely to develop heart disease, scientists have found. A study of nearly 61,000 adults aged between 45 and 69 showed those who lost two or more teeth had a higher chance of developing coronary heart disease than those who didn't lose any teeth

Middle-aged tooth loss linked to increased heart disease riskLosing two or more natural teeth in middle age may signal an increased risk for coronary heart disease, a U.S. study suggests. “In addition to other established associations between dental health and risk of disease, our findings suggest that middle-aged adults who have lost two or more teeth in recent past could be at increased […]

Plaque control for the elderly with physical limitations

Dr Karishma Jaradi, Aesthetic Dentist, Dentzz Dental Care Centres, shares her insights about how to care about dental treatment in the elderly with physical limitations

Plaque control for the elderly with physical limitationsOral health is not distinct from your general well-being and can have a direct link to your overall health, which is why it’s essential to develop and uphold oral care habit during any age. Maintaining oral hygiene can be difficult in old age, and as for seniors and people with disabilities that impair mobility, traditional […]

Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease, reveals study

Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental problems is largely unknown. New research led by an international team, including researchers at the University of Bristol, suggests hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education and personality could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease

Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease, reveals studyTooth decay and periodontitis, also known as gum disease, are among the most common diseases around the world but unlike many other well-known diseases knowledge of how genes affect the risk of developing these dental diseases is still limited. Researchers know that two people who eat the same things and take care of their mouth […]

Your mouth bacteria can influence the health of your lungs, finds study

These bacteria were found predominantly in seniors with more plaque, more cavities, and fewer teeth. Additionally, the study found more fungi in these seniors' microbiotas, as well as among those who wore dentures

Your mouth bacteria can influence the health of your lungs, finds studyThe new study was carried out by a team of Japanese-based scientists affiliated with the Kyushu University in Fukuoka. Dr Yoshihisa Yamashita, from the Division of Oral Health, Growth, and Development in the Faculty of Dental Science at Kyushu, is the corresponding author of the study. As Dr Yamashita and his colleagues explain in their […]
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