Simple and effective remedies to treat toothache at home

 These home remedies are meant to provide temporary relief only. It is important to seek immediate treatment from a dentist once a toothache lasts for more than a day or two

Simple and effective remedies to treat toothache at homeA toothache is a pain in and around the teeth and jaws. Tooth decay, an infection, loose or broken fillings, or receding gums can cause it. If the pain lasts for more than 1 or 2 days, it is best to see a dentist immediately to have it treated. Until then, the following simple remedies […]

Here’s how you can self-examine oral cancer symptoms

Every day, Mumbai's state-run Government Dental College and Hospital witnesses around 300-500 patients in the OPD (Out Patient Department). As many as 2,281 patients, with pre-oral cancer symptoms, are identified in the last two years. To spread the awareness among the people, St George Hospital, recently, launched a programme on oral health  

Here’s how you can self-examine oral cancer symptomsMumbai’s state-run Government Dental College and Hospital, has started a programme to create awareness among people about oral hygiene. The doctors are teaching the patients, through a demo, how to conduct a self-oral examination. Doctors say, by following these simple steps, a common man can identify the symptoms of oral cancer. If you happen to […]

Your mouth bacteria can influence the health of your lungs: 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: 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 […]

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 […]

Dental health: Keep your teeth healthy by avoiding these foods

We all are aware of the vitality of oral health for our overall well-being. It’s a known fact that our diet plays an important role in safeguarding our dental health. It is essential to know what to pay attention to and how to minimalise the probable dangers

Dental health: Keep your teeth healthy by avoiding these foodsIt really looks like the well-known maxim, “You are what you eat” rings true when it comes to oral healthcare it definitely is all the more significant than usual. We always discuss at great length about the edibles one needs to consume to uphold a healthy oral condition, but it’s also equally imperative to know […]

Here’s why you should discourage your kid from holding a pencil in their mouth

Doctors reveal how an innocent habit of putting a pen or a pencil in the mouth can damage one's jaw overtime. And the effects can it cause to you or your kids

Here’s why you should discourage your kid from holding a pencil in their mouthHave you ever been scolded by you mother/father or elders in the house – to not hold or put the pencil in your mouth? And most of the time the answer would be a loud yes! All of us have had the habit of holding or putting a pencil in the mouth, while we are […]

Say cheese! Meet a doctors who photographs teeth with mobile camera

The younger generation might be obsessed with ‘the selfie.’ But, have you ever clicked a picture of your teeth?  Now, you will ask what sort of absurd question is this. Taking a photo that of your teeth? Why? What’s the point? If you are searching for an explanation, then we would like to introduce you to a dental photographer

Say cheese! Meet a doctors who photographs teeth with mobile cameraIn today’s day and age, smartphones have become an integral part of our life and we cannot even think about having a life without the smartphones. Smartphones have given us ultimate access, through which we can stay connected, and the mobile camera has become like another eye to view the world. While spending time with […]

Poor oral health increase risk of weakness in older men

The researchers said that men with dental issues were more likely to be frail than men without those issues. These dental issues included having no teeth, having trouble eating, having dry mouth symptoms, or rating oral health as ‘fair to poor.’

Poor oral health increase risk of weakness in older menOral health issues are common among older adults. These issues include tooth loss, gum disease, tooth decay, and dry mouth. These conditions can also affect an older adult’s well-being because they may make it harder to eat, swallow, speak, get adequate nutrition, and even smile. Oral health issues like tooth loss and gum disease are […]

International Women’s Day: Protecting the dental health of our protectors

Mumbai female cops work 24/7 to ensure the safety of the citizens.  Due to work and stress they tend to ignore their health. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) has organised free dental check-ups. The camp was inaugurated by Amruta Fadnavis, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife on Wednesday

International Women’s Day: Protecting the dental health of our protectorsFemale cops in large numbers participated in the dental camp. Amruta Fadnavis, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife who inaugurated the dental camp said that oral cancer should be eradicated from India. And we should aim for a tobacco free India. Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra said, “IDA should see that these treatments available […]

Severe gum disease could lead to pancreatic cancer 

The study found Treponema denticola, bacteria that causes periodontitis, could potentially cause cancer. This study's finding was originally published in the British Journal of Cancer. These studies have demonstrated for the first time that the virulence factors of the central pathogenic bacteria underlying gum disease are able to spread from the mouth to other parts of the body

Severe gum disease could lead to pancreatic cancer Periodontitis, or gum disease, is characterised by the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the base of the teeth, or the gums. In its more advanced stages, periodontitis might lead to the destruction of the gums and even begin to attack the bone that holds teeth in place. As if living with the symptoms of periodontitis […]
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