4 birth defects that could affect your oral health
November 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm
It is likely that you have seen kids with a cleft in the lip sometimes continuing into the palate (or roof of your mouth) or tooth/teeth missing from birth. Well, these are what are called congenital anomalies or birth defects. In this post, we see how such defects often lead to oral health
Have a sore throat? Try these tips!
November 15, 2013 at 11:36 am
Most throat infections are caused by virus and a very few by bacteria. A throat infection caused by a virus is usually taken care of by our body’s immune system and therefore, will often get better on its own. But on the road to your recovery you can follow these tips to soothe your sore
Could your dental treatments be causing gum disease?
November 13, 2013 at 10:32 am
Dental treatments treat various conditions in the mouth – that’s common sense. But what is not so commonly known is that some of these dental treatments, when not done properly, may be the cause of your gum disease.
Orthodontic treatment or braces
Straightening teeth with braces can have
How dental trauma or fractures can affect you
November 5, 2013 at 11:02 am
Trauma or injury to the teeth can cause various problems. It may cause your teeth to fracture, injure the tooth supporting structures and/or tear the soft tissues. A tooth may be broken, loosened, displaced or even knocked out resulting in pain and discomfort. The direct and indirect effects may
Caring for a diabetic in your family
October 30, 2013 at 11:14 am
Diabetes can be treated but can’t be cured. People with diabetes can still live a long and healthy life by making some important changes in their lives. When a family member is diagnosed with the disease your support and care can go a long way in achieving and maintaining their blood glucose
5 reasons why regular visits to the dentist is a good idea!
October 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm
You must have often heard that it is very important to visit your dentist for regular check-ups – generally, twice a year. But depending upon how good your oral health is you may need to visit your dentist either more frequently or less often. It could be as frequent as every three months or as
9 ways to lose bad breath naturally
October 23, 2013 at 10:24 am
Certain foods, dry mouth, etc. can leave you with bad breath. But when you are on the go you cannot always rush to a restroom to brush your teeth. There are many mouth fresheners that are available in the market. But, how about carrying some natural breath fresheners readily available in your
Quit smoking for healthy gums
October 5, 2013 at 9:30 am
You may know by now the ill effects of tobacco. It has been notoriously linked to heart and lung disease, and cancer. But did you know that it can cause gum disease too? In fact, tobacco use is one of the biggest risks for gum disease.
Gum disease occurs more often and is more severe in
Coconut water: More health benefits than you know!
October 4, 2013 at 9:53 am
100% sterile, 94% water, low in calories, zero cholesterol; rich in B vitamins, amino acids, cytokinins and minerals like potassium, magnesium and manganese and potassium. Yes, we are talking about the humble coconut water. Read on to know its various health benefits.
1. Drink it for your
There’s more to anaemia than just iron deficiency!
August 28, 2013 at 10:22 am
If you've consulted a doctor because you've been feeling easily fatigued and weak lately, chances are that you are asked to get a blood test done to assess your Hb or haemoglobin levels to figure out if you have anaemia.
If your Hb levels turn out to be less than 13.5 gm/100 ml (if you're a
Flossing – top 10 facts you should know
August 13, 2013 at 10:39 am
Flossing is indeed an important part of your oral care routine which is why your dentist advises you to floss every time you visit him. Here are ten facts you should know about flossing:
Food and bacteria like to hide in the spaces between your teeth and no matter how thoroughly you brush
10 healthy reasons to go bananas!
August 8, 2013 at 10:40 am
When it comes to health benefits, bananas are difficult to beat. They are delicious, cheap, available throughout the year and almost every part of a banana tree is useful - be it the leaves, flowers , fruit or the stem.
Although the leaves are mainly used as a replacement for plates and