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

In 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 […]

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Israeli scientists invent antibacterial filling material to prevent tooth decay

However, 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 […]

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

Researchers 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 […]

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

The 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, […]

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