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 […]

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 […]

Festive season: Take care of your teeth

Diwali, the festival of lights, gifts, crackers, and sweets loaded with fun is back! We are all geared-up for extravaganza around the corner taking care of every little thing from gifts to clothes to decorations to sweets. But are we actually ready? Okay let’s revise, gifts – check, clothes – check, decorations – check and oral health – No!

Festive season: Take care of your teethYou will think what’s with the oral health? What connection does it have with celebrations? Your oral health has nothing to do with festivals. But is that so? With festivals on board and having so much on our plate, we never think about our health especially the oral health. We eat anything and everything we […]

State initiates oral health campaign

An oral hygiene campaign has been implemented in state to create awareness about oral health. This movement organised by the medical education department, includes dental colleges across Maharashtra. In December 2016, the government has released a Government Resolution (GR). So far, five mega health camps were organised in the state. More than 7,000 people were provided free dental check-ups and treatments

State initiates oral health campaignEveryone wants to have a great smile which is why good oral hygiene is important! Having poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems. The purpose of oral hygiene is to prevent the buildup of plaque, the sticky film of bacteria and food that forms on the teeth. But due […]

Union government launches dental and oral healthcare portal

On the occasion of World Oral Health Day, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, launched a toll-free number for addressing oral health queries and highlighted about the importance of dental hygiene

Union government launches dental and oral healthcare portalOn the occasion of World Oral Health Day, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Faggan Singh Kulaste, launched a toll-free number for addressing oral health queries and highlighted about the importance of dental hygiene. “Oral health is integral to overall health of a person and will contribute to all-round development of the nation,” […]