Is there a connection between menstruation and oral hygiene?

The 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 […]

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Study links severe gum disease to raised dementia risk

Plaque control for the elderly with physical limitations

Oral 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 […]

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

With 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 […]

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Mumbai doctor develops app to monitor the health of children

Mumbai doctor develops app to monitor the health of children

This 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. […]

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

Patients 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 […]

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

Compared 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. […]

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Pune doctors help accident victim to restore his natural tooth

These 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 […]

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

The 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 […]

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