Here’s how you can identify signs of bad breath

Bad breath commonly occurs when sulphur-producing bacteria on the surface of the tongue and in the throat become active and release odorous volatile sulphur compounds. From thick saliva, an awkward taste to changes on the tongue, know the right and easy ways to check if you have a bad breath

Here’s how you can identify signs of bad breath  Bad breath can ruin almost every moment. From your most awaited date to that interview for your dream job, it can disrupt the conversation and force someone in front of you to cut it and turn their heads. The effects of bad breath can damage self-esteem. Knowing that the unpleasant scent of the air […]

Here’s why you should discourage your kid from holding a pencil in their mouth

Doctors reveal how an innocent habit of putting a pen or a pencil in the mouth can damage one's jaw overtime. And the effects can it cause to you or your kids

Here’s why you should discourage your kid from holding a pencil in their mouthHave you ever been scolded by you mother/father or elders in the house – to not hold or put the pencil in your mouth? And most of the time the answer would be a loud yes! All of us have had the habit of holding or putting a pencil in the mouth, while we are […]

Mumbai: 60% students from municipal schools suffer from oral health problems

Around 60 per cent of students studying in Mumbai’s civic-run schools are suffering from tooth decay and gum-related ailments. This was revealed by data collected from health camps conducted at municipal schools, so far this year

Mumbai: 60% students from municipal schools suffer from oral health problemsThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had conducted health check-ups of more than 2 lakh children Currently, over 34,000 students are undergoing treatment at various civic-run hospitals for different health ailments Mumbai has also witnessed a steep rise in students getting addicted to tobacco and other products. In order to save the next generation from diseases […]

Oral health plays an increasing role in overall health during ageing

Oral health is a critical component to overall health for all ages, but according to dental and medical experts from UConn Health, vigilance is especially critical for the elderly

Oral health plays an increasing role in overall health during ageingIn a review article recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the authors outline the potential complications that can arise from poor oral hygiene in older adults and cite the role of all health care professionals in working to promote good oral hygiene in this population. “All health care professionals should work […]

Gum disease linked with higher risk of hypertension, reveals study

People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Gum disease linked with higher risk of hypertension, reveals studyHigh blood pressure affects 30-45% of adults and is the leading global cause of premature death, 2 while periodontitis affects more than 50% of the world’s population. Senior author Professor Francesco D’Aiuto of UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK, said, “We observed a linear association—the more severe periodontitis is, the higher the probability of hypertension. The findings […]

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 […]

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study finds

The study, by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, analysed a large cohort of over 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study findsModels were applied to estimate the relationship between cancer risk and self-reported oral health conditions, such as painful or bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and loose teeth. Whilst no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority gastrointestinal cancers and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer. “Poor oral health […]

Maharashtra witnesses increase in dental fluorosis cases

Around 1,481 people have been affected across eight districts in the state. It is caused by ingestion of excessive fluoride. The state government has started a door-to-door campaign. Through which they will diagnose people. Free treatment will be given at civil hospitals to those affected. It is a treatable dental disorder

Maharashtra witnesses increase in dental fluorosis casesFluorosis is a defect of tooth enamel caused by too much fluoride intake during the first 8 years of life. Although fluorosis can be cosmetically treated, the damage to the enamel is permanent. The cases of dental fluorosis are rising due to the drought in Maharashtra, as people have to dig deeper to gain access […]

How to take care of dental problems in children

Dr Nirali Mehta Ajmera, a Paediatric Dentist, Mumbai, shares her insights about how to take care of the dental problems occurring in the children at different years

How to take care of dental problems in childrenEarly childhood caries is a devastating form of dental decay affecting children below the age of five. The reason is linked to poor oral hygiene practice, improper feeding habits, lack of parental awareness, and avoiding a dental visit. Poor oral health can affect the general health of the baby, as it can cause problems in […]

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 […]
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