Category Archives: Dental Hygiene

Chocolates can make your kid smile but can leave the tooth fragile!

Chocolates can make your kid smile but can leave the tooth fragile!

Is your child’s sweet tooth making you anxious? Experts estimate that every second child in India has cavities, which if not prevented, can lead to severe dental ailments and can even affect the overall development of the child. According to US National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42% of children aged 2 to 11 develop a cavity in their primary teeth and nearly 28% of children aged 2 to 5 develop at least one cavity.

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What Should You Eat And What Should You Avoid After a Tooth Extraction

What Should You Eat And What Should You Avoid After a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction feels exactly how it sounds. Getting a tooth extracted is a long chain of events where you have to take care of the site of the extraction for weeks to come. This means taking care of brushing and cleaning the site properly, avoiding strenuous activities right after the extraction, and avoiding putting undue pressure on the site by sucking or smoking.

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Mouth Breathing

Mouth Breathing

Healthy breathing occurs through the nose, with right amount of Oxygen intake while breathing in and release of Carbon-dioxide while breathing out. When you stop breathing from the nose, your mouth tends to open and you start breathing through your mouth instead. This leads to deficiencies in O(Oxygen), CO2 (Carbon-dioxide), and NO (Nitric Oxide) in body cells due to hyperventilation – a condition in which you start to breathe very fast.

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6 Tips for Quick Recovery Post Wisdom Tooth Extraction

6 Tips for Quick Recovery Post Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Evolution and the change in living conditions have rendered our really important third molars completely irrelevant in our modern lives. Also known as wisdom teeth, these are actually a set of 4 molars that erupt in our mouth after the age of 17. However, evolution has also ensured that not all of us have the room in our mouth to adjust these wisdom teeth, and thus, they end up causing more trouble than they solve.

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Taking Oral Contraceptives Pay attention to your Oral Health

Taking Oral Contraceptives? Pay attention to your Oral Health

These days, choosing a form of birth control can seem as daunting as shopping for a new cell phone. The birth control technology is constantly changing and there are just innumerable options. Even after options galore, the science behind contraception remains the same. In today’s day and age, women being professionals, who have to plan the family, it is highly important, that we know the effects of oral contraception on one’s Oral Health. Birth control pills make your body think that it’s pregnant, so the body does not get pregnant again. The hormonal pills taken for the birth control cause certain changes which have profound effect on your gums.

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