September 13th, 2013

Facts On Sore & Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth If the thought of having an ice cream makes you think of your sensitive teeth, it means you have exposed tooth roots. Periodontal disease and tooth grinding can recede your gum line which may result in sensitive teeth. Besides, acid attack and sinus infection can also cause sensitive teeth.  Sore Study Sores look ugly feel painful but beyond this obvious story, they are signs of an infection lurking within our system. Stress, cold, flu and nutritional deficiency can also cause sores. The humble toothbrush is emerging as your partner in your goal towards good health. Lend ears to your mouth, it has lots to say.

September 13th, 2013

What is Dragon Breath

Bad or foul smells which originates and moves beyond mouth and do not allow anyone stand by you is called dragon breath. If bad breath precedes your words, it can be a sign of medical disorder, such as a local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, gastrointestinal disturbance, liver or kidney ailment. Tips to treat it To keep bad breath at bay, scrape your tongue after you brush your teeth especially at the back—the place where bad breath causing bacteria live. Also change the time when you gargle with your mouthwash from early morning to night. During night our mouths produce less of saliva—natural antiseptic against

September 13th, 2013

Periodontitis and its Affect on Your Health

When gingivitis is left untreated, it grows into periodontitis informs Dr Anjana Satyajit, oral consultant at Artemis Health Insitute. He explains further…. What happens in periodontitis Periodontal disease causes the gums and bone underneath to become inflamed. The inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets. These small spaces between teeth and gums collect debris and can become infected. The body’s immune system fights the bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. While your front row may sparkle, dental decay begins hidden from the view, which gives infection an opportunity to grow. Periodontitis and your health Our mouth has a

September 12th, 2013

Explore 9 Steps to Whiten Your Smile

Stained teeth add years to your face. Get your teeth pearly whites by following the below mentioned tips and tools and as an added bonus point smile with greater confidence.  Now read the tips to shine like never before. 9 ways to care for your teeth and whiten your smile Try not to snack between the meals and drink lots of water. Give 2-3 hours gap between meals so that acid level in mouth comes down and gives a chance for saliva to counteract effect of acid and repair enamel. Do not have junk food, aerated drinks. The high sugar content of junk food washes away the protective enamel layer of the teeth leading to corrosive cavities. So better eat raw food like fresh fruits and raw

September 12th, 2013

Brace it Before it Break: Facts about Dental Braces

A close friend of mine got braces installed in her late thirties. Then onwards, I have seen her struggle with her braces almost every day for the last six months. She has visited her orthodontist so many times in these months and paid through her nose for each, has borne lot of pain, has done dental acrobatics to fish out food particles from her mouth and is continuing with it because she wants a just perfect smile. From her, I learnt that braces need to be worn for as long as a year or a year and a half. Who says you need bravery only for cosmetic surgery? Her experience prompted me to do a feature on dental braces, because like most of us, I too believed that dental braces are only for

November 20th, 2009

What’s Your Oral Hygiene Score

Oral hygiene is an important indicator of your overall health. Yet, it’s also one of the most neglected aspects of our health. Researches say that the status of your oral health is an important predictor to your cardiovascular health. Let’s take a quiz to find where you stand? 1. How much time do you spend brushing your teeth everyday? A. 0-30 seconds B. 30-60 seconds C. 60-120 seconds 2. How often do you change your toothbrush? A. Only when it gets lost B. When I feel uncomfortable brushing my teeth with it C. Every two months I change my toothbrush. 3. Do you floss? A. What’s that? B. I do it, but occasionally when a food particle gets trapped in my gums. C. Everyday while

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