Is there a connection between menstruation and 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)

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 […]

Vitamin D during pregnancy may improve dental health of babies, shows new study

High doses of vitamin D during pregnancy improved tooth enamel in offspring. Women who take large doses of vitamin D during pregnancy may be giving their children a lower risk of dental problems

Vitamin D during pregnancy may improve dental health of babies, shows new studyIn a double-blinded clinical trial, researchers randomised 623 women to two groups. Beginning in the 24th week of pregnancy, one group took two pills daily, one containing 400 units and the other 2,400 units of vitamin D. The other took a 400 unit pill plus an identical-looking placebo. The study is in JAMA Pediatrics. Six […]

Israeli scientists invent antibacterial filling material to prevent tooth decay

Almost everyone experiences tooth decay (caries), it seems, making this among the most common conditions caused by a bacterial infection. The costs of treating this condition are among the highest for bacterial conditions

Israeli scientists invent antibacterial filling material to prevent tooth decayHowever, the problem with treating dental decay is that it comes back again. Tel Aviv scientists have now discovered that certain novel materials have powerful antibacterial properties which can be harnessed in restorative dental fillings, to prevent recurrent tooth decay Getting a filling isn’t always the end of a tooth’s cavity problems. Sometimes, bacteria is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our immune system could actually be contributing to dental cavities, say researchers

Our immune system could actually be contributing to dental cavities, say researchersResearchers have found that tooth decay is potentially partly caused by bacteria enlisting the unwitting help of immune cells known as neutrophils, with cavities and damage to fillings the collateral damage of the battle between these neutrophils and bacteria. Neutrophils are deployed through the gums to fight off infection – but while they can’t damage […]

Gujarat: Know why forensic experts are studying the teeth of deceased persons

According to survey conducted by researchers at Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) it was revealed that residents of Gujarat have stronger teeth on the basis of calcium levels when compared to people living in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu

Gujarat: Know why forensic experts are studying the teeth of deceased personsThe main objective of the study was to help identify people based upon the unique set of teeth that they posses and the differences in dental structure and levels of elemental calcium and zinc. The survey was conducted by studying and analysing extracted teeth from deceased person. The study was conducted by Dr Abhinav Raj, […]

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 […]

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 […]
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