Know about 4 infections that can be spread through kissing

We tend to associate sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections (STIs) with vaginal, anal, and oral sex. But it is also possible to get sick after kissing someone, although chances are relatively much lower

Know about 4 infections that can be spread through kissingHere are four types of infections that can be transmitted through mouth-to-mouth contact with an infected person. Herpes Oral herpes, often referred to as cold sores, is caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). According to experts, it is the most common infection spread through kissing. Women are said to be more susceptible than […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer’s disease, suggests new study

Researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person develops Alzheimer’s or not

Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer’s disease, suggests new studyThe bacteria produces a protein that destroys nerve cells in the brain, which in turn leads to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer’s. “We discovered DNA-based proof that the bacteria causing gingivitis can move from the mouth to the brain,” says researcher Piotr Mydel at Broegelmanns Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen […]