Oral health

Your dental health is of utmost importance during the monsoons – Here's what experts have to say

Your dental health is of utmost importance during the monsoons – Here's what experts have to say

Especially during the monsoon season, sensitivity is a common complaint. For that, experts advise less of steaming hot food and beverages and recommend regular flossing.

Aug 10, 2017, 19:37 PM IST
Artificial blood vessels may prevent tooth loss

Artificial blood vessels may prevent tooth loss

The current procedure involves removing infected dental tissues and replacing them with synthetic biomaterials covered by a protective crown.

Jun 13, 2017, 18:58 PM IST
Marijuana use may increase gum disease risk

Marijuana use may increase gum disease risk

Periodontal exams focus on a patient's gum tissue and connection to the teeth. 

May 30, 2017, 00:43 AM IST
Suffering from bleeding gums? Eat these foods to prevent it!

Suffering from bleeding gums? Eat these foods to prevent it!

Bleeding gums could be an indication of a periodontal or gum disease which should be taken care of immediately.

Apr 29, 2017, 19:59 PM IST
Oral health: Watch out for the mercury in your mouth

Oral health: Watch out for the mercury in your mouth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers mercury as one of the top 10 chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern.

Apr 24, 2017, 09:03 AM IST
Oral cancer: Early detection can help boost chances of survival

Oral cancer: Early detection can help boost chances of survival

 The problem in India is that people ignore the early signs of cancer and they only consult a doctor when the cancer has reached the third or the fourth stage.

Apr 22, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Gum disease and your health: Why regular dental checkups are important

Gum disease and your health: Why regular dental checkups are important

Gum disease, or gingivitis, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and is a result of poor dental hygiene. 

Mar 27, 2017, 13:53 PM IST
World Oral Health Day – Essential hygiene rituals that should be followed rigorously

World Oral Health Day – Essential hygiene rituals that should be followed rigorously

Several risk factors that can cause oral disease include tobacco use, excess intake of sugar, consuming fizzy drinks too often.

Mar 20, 2017, 17:37 PM IST
Alzheimer's drug to help boost natural tooth repair

Alzheimer's drug to help boost natural tooth repair

Currently, dentists use man-made cements or fillings, such as calcium and silicon-based products, to treat larger cavities and fill holes in teeth. 

Jan 09, 2017, 21:40 PM IST
Now, dental implants that kill bacteria and anchor to bone

Now, dental implants that kill bacteria and anchor to bone

For the study, the team used sol-gel synthesis, with silica as the precursor -- known to be osteoinductive -- and added various anti-bacterial agents. 

Dec 28, 2016, 00:16 AM IST
Scuba diving may damage your teeth

Scuba diving may damage your teeth

The findings, published in the British Dental Journal, are based on responses from 100 certified recreational divers.

Dec 23, 2016, 17:02 PM IST
Oral hygiene: Try these natural remedies to treat gum pain!

Oral hygiene: Try these natural remedies to treat gum pain!

Gum pain usually happens due to an underlying inflammation of the gums and when the person doesn't practice proper dental hygiene.

Dec 03, 2016, 00:01 AM IST
Dissatisfied with your love life? Your poor oral health may be the reason!

Dissatisfied with your love life? Your poor oral health may be the reason!

A study finds that individuals who are in a trusting, secure and loving relationship may have good oral health compared to those in a bad one.

Nov 21, 2016, 15:09 PM IST

Top seven health benefits of drinking lemon water!

 Lemon water is considered good for our body as it helps in restoring our health and rejuvenating the entire physical system. 

Oct 20, 2016, 23:18 PM IST

Here's how to whiten your teeth using orange peels!

 While teeth discoloration is part of the ageing process, you can still fight it and avoid stains or tooth discoloration.

Aug 18, 2016, 13:47 PM IST

Your daily oral health routine: 10 tips for healthy teeth!

Besides, good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, there are many things you can do everyday to improve and keep your teeth healthy.

Aug 17, 2016, 13:32 PM IST

Video selfies of brushing may improve oral health: Study

The very act of recording a selfie may disrupt ingrained habits, making participants conscious of their brushing and reinforced staples of behaviour change, including the process of memory formation, association and creating new muscle memory, researchers said.

Aug 11, 2016, 13:52 PM IST