Does poor oral health impact brain function?

Oral health can be a surprisingly good indicator of a person's well-being. Not only can oral diseases reduce a person’s quality of life, but they can also increase the risk of other serious conditions

Does poor oral health impact brain function?Researchers have linked gum disease and tooth loss to the occurrence of stroke. An article published in the Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology in 2010 concluded that gum disease could raise a person’s risk of heart disease by around 20%. It is, however, necessary to carry out more research in these areas. Teams at […]

Signs and symptoms of teething children

The symptoms of teething vary from one infant to another. Some babies do not have any symptoms at all when their teeth come in. Others may become mildly irritable, begin to drool, lose their appetite, or cry more than usual. In some cases, vomiting and fever can accompany teething

Signs and symptoms of teething childrenMany people believe that vomiting while teething is normal. However, most experts now agree that teething does not cause generalised symptoms, such as vomiting, fever, rash, and diarrhoea. Teething occurs when an infant’s teeth first begin to break through the gums. This typically takes place between the ages of 6 and 12 months. The two […]

Study warns: Undetected diabetes may double the risk of heart attack, periodontitis

New research finds an intriguing link between undetected blood sugar disorders and the development of heart attacks and severe gum disease

Study warns: Undetected diabetes may double the risk of heart attack, periodontitisPrevious research has pointed to a connection between periodontitis, a chronic condition that affects the gums and bones that support the teeth, and diabetes. The latter is a major risk factor for the former, with data showing that people with diabetes are three times more likely to develop periodontitis. Also, the risk of mortality from […]

Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol, finds study

Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat such as poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol, finds studyThe study, led by scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), the research arm of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, surprised the researchers with the discovery that consuming high levels of red meat or white poultry resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels than consuming a comparable amount of plant proteins. Moreover, this effect was […]

Hypnodontics an easy way to treat patients afraid of dentists

Dr Prachi SS dwells into the concept of dental hypnosis, wherein hypnosis is used to calm the patients and then treat them for their dental flaws

Hypnodontics an easy way to treat patients afraid of dentistsBuddha describes human mind one which is filled with drunken monkeys – jumping around, screeching, and chattering endlessly. He suggested that the only way to tame it is through meditation. Meditation is a well-known way to calm the mind, but another very close concept to meditation, which is often misunderstood, is hypnosis. People have been […]

Here’s India’s 1st woman dentist-turned-forensic expert

If you are a fan of crime shows and would like to get some thrilling fun in life, one person you should meet for sure in the city is Dr Hemlata Pandey Gala, a forensic odontologist. Haven’t heard of the field? We will solve this mystery for you

Here’s India’s 1st woman dentist-turned-forensic expertIt is believed that passion can often be a very powerful force in making a person work tirelessly. And that stands true, at least in the case of this wonder woman, Dr Hemlata Pandey Gala. Any person who asks her what her profession is tends to look at her with a sense of awe and […]

Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?

In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old

Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old In dental […]

IITB student designs portable dentist chair to aid in dental camps

Dental camps are medical camps organised by dentists for diagnosis and treatment in rural as well as urban areas. This newly designed chair will be a useful accessory for a dental camp. The chair has been accurately designed with minute details which keep the patient’s and dentists’ needs in mind

IITB student designs portable dentist chair to aid in dental campsA properly designed patient chair is a primary need of dentist but while conducting dental camps the transportation of the chair becomes problematic. A post graduate student of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) has come up with a solution for this chair portability problem. Arun Shah, who is in his last year of Masters […]

‘I plan to start family dentist concept,’ says new president of Maharashtra Dental Council

In an exclusive interview with My Medical Mantra, Dr Mansing Pawar shares his plans and ideas to improve dental services in the state

‘I plan to start family dentist concept,’ says new president of Maharashtra Dental CouncilDr Mansing Pawar, the newly elected President of Maharashtra Dental Council, believes that dental treatment is not costly if treated on time. In an exclusive interview with My Medical Mantra, Pawar, who is also the dean of Government Dental College, shares his plan to have dental insurance. He says it will allow more people to […]

IDA extends support to Make in India for dental technology

At its 8th Annual World Dental Show, the association had latest technology displayed at over 350 stalls, of which around 35 stalls belonged to international exhibitors

IDA extends support to Make in India for dental technologyThe Indian Dental Association this year announced its support to the Government of India’s Make in India campaign in the dental healthcare sector by giving an opportunity to foreign manufacturers. The announcement was made at its 8th Annual World Dental Show (WDS), the biggest three-day dental event of the year, held between October 7 and […]