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 […]

Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease, reveals study

Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental problems is largely unknown. New research led by an international team, including researchers at the University of Bristol, suggests hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education and personality could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease

Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease, reveals studyTooth decay and periodontitis, also known as gum disease, are among the most common diseases around the world but unlike many other well-known diseases knowledge of how genes affect the risk of developing these dental diseases is still limited. Researchers know that two people who eat the same things and take care of their mouth […]

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 […]

Dental infections in kids linked to heart disease risk in adulthood, finds study

Children who develop cavities and gum disease may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart attacks and strokes decades later than kids who have good oral health, a recent study suggests

Dental infections in kids linked to heart disease risk in adulthood, finds studyResearchers did dental exams for 755 children in 1980, when they were eight years old on average, then followed them through 2007 to see how many of them developed risk factors for heart attacks and strokes like high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, high blood sugar, and hardening of the arteries. Overall, just 33 kids, or […]

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. […]

Do you have braces? Know what to eat and avoid

The irony of braces is that they help and hurt your pearly whites at the same time. They help correct serious alignment issues and hurt because they make it a little harder to practice your oral hygiene. According to city doctors, certain foods can damage braces components like the rubber bands, wires, or even the bracket itself. To help you do what’s best for your teeth, doctors list out foods to eat and avoid with braces on

Do you have braces? Know what to eat and avoidIf you have just gotten braces or got them tightened, it can be tough on your teeth and very painful for the first few days. So it’s important to maintain a good oral hygiene and make conscious food choices during as it’s important to be careful and not to damage them. Mumbai based dental surgeon […]

Here are a few personal hygiene mistakes that can affect your health

When it comes to personal hygiene, most of us are pretty well-versed in how often to take a shower or how to properly wash our undergarments. However, it turns out there are a lot of other things to think about, and it's possible we are making some common hygiene mistakes and don't even realize it. No matter how clean we think we might be, a few important practices might be slipping through the cracks. No one's perfect when it comes to personal care, but the more you know, the better you can keep yourself free of unwanted bacteria, breakouts, or even illness

Here are a few personal hygiene mistakes that can affect your healthPoor hygiene can not only increase the risk of sickness but also affect our social and professional life. But even the best of us are bound to make a few errors when trying to keep up with cleanliness. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid. Wearing shoes without socks Wearing shoes without socks to […]

Here’s how you can self-examine oral cancer symptoms

Every day, Mumbai's state-run Government Dental College and Hospital witnesses around 300-500 patients in the OPD (Out Patient Department). As many as 2,281 patients, with pre-oral cancer symptoms, are identified in the last two years. To spread the awareness among the people, St George Hospital, recently, launched a programme on oral health  

Here’s how you can self-examine oral cancer symptomsMumbai’s state-run Government Dental College and Hospital, has started a programme to create awareness among people about oral hygiene. The doctors are teaching the patients, through a demo, how to conduct a self-oral examination. Doctors say, by following these simple steps, a common man can identify the symptoms of oral cancer. If you happen to […]

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 […]