Severe gum disease could lead to pancreatic cancer 

The study found Treponema denticola, bacteria that causes periodontitis, could potentially cause cancer. This study's finding was originally published in the British Journal of Cancer. These studies have demonstrated for the first time that the virulence factors of the central pathogenic bacteria underlying gum disease are able to spread from the mouth to other parts of the body

Severe gum disease could lead to pancreatic cancer Periodontitis, or gum disease, is characterised by the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the base of the teeth, or the gums. In its more advanced stages, periodontitis might lead to the destruction of the gums and even begin to attack the bone that holds teeth in place. As if living with the symptoms of periodontitis […]

Simple and effective remedies to treat toothache at home

 These home remedies are meant to provide temporary relief only. It is important to seek immediate treatment from a dentist once a toothache lasts for more than a day or two

Simple and effective remedies to treat toothache at homeA toothache is a pain in and around the teeth and jaws. Tooth decay, an infection, loose or broken fillings, or receding gums can cause it. If the pain lasts for more than 1 or 2 days, it is best to see a dentist immediately to have it treated. Until then, the following simple remedies […]

Poor oral health increase risk of weakness in older men

The researchers said that men with dental issues were more likely to be frail than men without those issues. These dental issues included having no teeth, having trouble eating, having dry mouth symptoms, or rating oral health as ‘fair to poor.’

Poor oral health increase risk of weakness in older menOral health issues are common among older adults. These issues include tooth loss, gum disease, tooth decay, and dry mouth. These conditions can also affect an older adult’s well-being because they may make it harder to eat, swallow, speak, get adequate nutrition, and even smile. Oral health issues like tooth loss and gum disease are […]

Shaky tooth? Don’t pull it out, advise doctors

Generally, when we feel a tooth moving or looseness in teeth, we ask the dentist to extract it. Now, doctors advise against pulling the teeth out as it can be saved naturally

Shaky tooth? Don’t pull it out, advise doctorsA 62-year-old patient had come for tooth removal at Noble hospital in Pune around five months back. He had insisted that he would like to undergo tooth removal. But doctors at the hospital insisted on saving the natural tooth. Doctors generally go for tooth removal in such cases, but a Pune doctor performed a root […]

Mouth bacteria linked to oesophageal cancer reveals new study

Studies have shown that the composition of oral microbiota changes with different habits — such as heavy alcohol use, smoking, and diet — and also in response to disease, such as gum (or periodontal) disease and gastric reflux. There is also evidence that some types of oral microbiota that cause gum disease are linked with cancer of the head and neck

Mouth bacteria linked to oesophageal cancer reveals new study  The study — led by NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center in New York, NY — also reveals that some types of mouth bacteria are linked to lower risk of oesophageal cancer. Reporting in the journal Cancer Research, the researchers note that they ruled out potential effects from smoking, alcohol, and body mass index […]

Wanting to switch over to green tea, here are six reasons you should

A cup of green tea a day, may actually keep the doctor away. From a weight loss aid to targeting pancreatic cancer, green tea has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses. The reality is there are surprising benefits to reap from this magical drink in just one cup

Wanting to switch over to green tea, here are six reasons you shouldGreen tea is already quite a rage in the health sector and has actually benefited people. From a weight loss aid to targeting pancreatic cancer, green tea has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses. The reality is there are surprising benefits to reap from this magical drink in just […]

Does your mouth feel like it’s on fire? You may have burning mouth syndrome

This condition has a capacity to bother an individual to an extent that they fall prey to depression, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep. It also leads to a scratchy sensation in the throat, anesthetised feeling, astringent taste and soreness

Does your mouth feel like it’s on fire? You may have burning mouth syndromeBurning Mouth Syndrome is a condition where a person may get a feeling of their mouth being on fire. This does not occur because of the consumption of highly spiced food. It puts the sufferers in a horrible condition as they experience a sweltering sensation of having drank or eaten something enormously hot. It brings […]

Did you know? Diabetes can affect your oral health

Diabetes is a disease in which the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired which elevates the level of glucose in blood. People who have diabetes know that this disease can lead to impairment of the eyes, nerves, kidneys and heart. What they don't know is that diabetes can also hamper their oral health

Did you know? Diabetes can affect your oral healthThey say, ‘Every human being is the author of their own life.’ Your lifestyle and your habits contribute a lot towards living a healthy life. A busy lifestyle, long working hours can have a negative impact on your health and it can even affect your immunity. A poor immune system can lead to diabetes as […]

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 […]

Toothache? Here are the foods that wreck your pearly whites

If you are what you eat, that's particularly true for your teeth and gums. Because many foods and beverages can cause plaque, cavities and lead to tooth decay, which can damage your teeth. So, brush your teeth twice -a-day, use a mouthwash, floss and visit the dentist regularly, say city doctors

Toothache?  Here are the foods that wreck your pearly whitesThere are plenty of foods that people should be avoiding if they want to keep their teeth in good shape said doctors. Mumbai based dental surgeon Jyoti Deshpande said, “Foods that are both sticky and sugary are bad for the teeth. After you eat a sugary snack or meal, the sugar causes the bacteria to […]