Oral health

New 'smart' material to help fight tooth decay

New 'smart' material to help fight tooth decay

Scientists have developed a filling material with tiny particles made by self-assembly of antimicrobial drugs which is designed to stop bacteria in its tracks.

Jan 31, 2018, 17:09 PM IST
Brushing your teeth may soon be good for your heart as well – Read

Brushing your teeth may soon be good for your heart as well – Read

The device would be a simple way to incorporate heart check-ups into daily routines and could prompt heart patients to adjust their medications as required.

Jan 01, 2018, 18:47 PM IST
Soothe teeth sensitivity in easy ways

Soothe teeth sensitivity in easy ways

Change your brushing habits. If you're not using a soft toothbrush and if you're scrubbing your teeth vigorously, you might worsen the condition.

Dec 27, 2017, 20:04 PM IST
Here’s why you should take good care of oral health even at old age

Here’s why you should take good care of oral health even at old age

Taking care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy goal even at the old age. This is because oral health problems are linked to greater risks of developing frailty in older adults.

Dec 23, 2017, 12:57 PM IST
Researchers create new dental material to kill microbes and resist plaque

Researchers create new dental material to kill microbes and resist plaque

Dentists rely on composite materials to perform restorative procedures, such as filling cavities.

Dec 05, 2017, 19:52 PM IST
Smoking, drinking may cause failures in dental fillings

Smoking, drinking may cause failures in dental fillings

The results, published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, suggest that genetic analysis might help dentists to personalise treatments for their patients, which could lead to improved outcomes.

Nov 07, 2017, 19:03 PM IST
Worried about your child's oral health? Take stock of eating options near school

Worried about your child's oral health? Take stock of eating options near school

Policies promoting healthy eating environments could have a greater impact on children’s oral health than school programs run in isolation to encourage kids to take good care of their teeth.

Oct 25, 2017, 12:44 PM IST
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