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 […]

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 […]

Cavities in kids might not be caused by bad genes, suggests study

Environmental factors appear to play a bigger role than genetics in shaping children’s risk for cavities, according to findings of an Australian study on twins

Cavities in kids might not be caused by bad genes, suggests studyResearchers followed 345 twins from 24 weeks’ gestation through six years of age, when they all had dental check-ups. At age six, 32 per cent of the kids had tooth decay and 24 per cent of the children had advanced cavities. To see how much genetics might shape the risk of cavities, researchers looked at […]

Oral Health: Maha govt launch drive to prevent tooth decay among school children

The pilot project of the “Dental Sealant Program” has been already started in Ahmednagar district. In this campaign, students studying in the government-run schools, will be examined by the specialists doctors

Oral Health: Maha govt launch drive to prevent tooth decay among school childrenWith an aim to prevent tooth decay among the school children, the Maharashtra government has launched a pan-Maharashtra drive. The oral hygiene campaign will kick-start in all the 34 districts and will cover thousands of students studying in government-run schools. The Maharashtra government has also roped in private dental colleges to reach out to the […]

Mumbai doctor develops app to monitor the health of children

A doctor from Mumbai’s government dental medical college has developed a new and innovative android mobile application called ‘PedoDontics’

Mumbai doctor develops app to monitor the health of childrenThis app gives us detailed information about a child’s dental and general health from birth till thirteen years of age. The app is free and very simple to use. It does not require any special permission or any verification details of the user. Parents and caretakers of children can be benefited by this informative app. […]

Visiting your dentist before cancer surgery can reduce complications post-surgery

Patients undergoing major cancer surgery might reduce their risk of post-operative pneumonia by seeing a dentist beforehand, a study from Japan suggests

Visiting your dentist before cancer surgery can reduce complications post-surgeryPatients who visited a dentist were slightly less likely to have post-surgery pneumonia or die within 30 days of surgery, the study authors found. “Oral care is one option for preventing post-operative pneumonia as post-operative pneumonia can be precipitated by aspiration of oral and pharyngeal secretions,” said lead researcher Miho Ishimaru of the University of […]

Want to keep your blood pressure steady? Don’t forget to brush and floss

Researchers reported Monday that in adults whose hypertension was being treated with medications, systolic blood pressure - which measures pressure in the vessels when the heart beats - got higher as the health of their teeth and gums declined

Want to keep your blood pressure steady? Don’t forget to brush and flossCompared to hypertensive patients who had no signs of periodontal disease, those with inflamed gums were 20% less likely to have gotten their blood pressure within healthy limits. In addition, patients whose dental health was poor had systolic blood pressure readings that were 3 mm HG higher, on average, than similar patients with healthy gums. […]

What is hairy tongue? Know its causes, prevention and treatment

Although black hairy tongue may look alarming, typically it doesn't cause any health problems, and it's usually painless. Black hairy tongue usually resolves by eliminating possible causes or contributing factors and practicing good oral hygiene

What is hairy tongue? Know its causes, prevention and treatmentAlthough it may seem unpleasant, hairy tongue is a relatively harmless condition that can be easily dealt with in most cases. Here, we will discuss what hairy tongue is, how it can be triggered and how it may be treated or prevented. Fast facts on hairy tongue: The exact causes of hairy tongue are sometimes […]

Pune doctors help accident victim to restore his natural tooth

Around two months ago, a 20-year-old, met with an accident in Pune. In the fatal accident he lost his tooth located in his upper jaw. The doctors at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune helped him restore his natural tooth

Pune doctors help accident victim to restore his natural toothThese days, tooth implant technique is widely used. Replanting the natural tooth and helping the patient to recover with the help of replanting the natural tooth is rare. Arun Patil, (name changed), visited the doctor with the tooth wrapped in paper. The tooth was muddy when it was brought to the hospital. The doctors at […]

Mumbai: Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates IDA’s research and super speciality centre

Indian Dental Association (IDA) has established a brand new Education and Research Centre and Super Specialty Dental Clinic in Mumbai. Dental restoration work and advanced dental procedures will be provided free of cost at this centre to the underprivileged. It will be opened on weekdays between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Mumbai: Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates IDA’s research and super speciality centreThe Education and Research Centre and Super Specialty Dental Clinic is named after late former President of India and Missile man Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and it was inaugurated on Sunday by Dr Harsh Vardhan Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. This centre is created with aim of facilitating pre-clinical and clinical educational training […]