Dental Health

Dental Health

Periodontal disease: Symptoms, Risk factors – When to see Doctor

Periodontal disease: Symptoms, Risk factors – When to see Doctor

Periodontal disease means gum disease. It is a gum infection that eventually damages your teeth’ structures – the infection spreads to the soft tissue surrounding your teeth as well as the bone supporting your teeth, if not treated at the right time.  Symptoms of Periodontal disease Bad breath Swollen and… Read more »

Oral Hygiene During Pregnancy

Oral Hygiene During Pregnancy

Women are at risk of having oral problems during pregnancy. Doctors strongly recommend taking care of teeth and gums if a woman is planning for a baby or is already pregnant. Why is oral care necessary during pregnancy?  Compromised oral hygiene can affect the mother as well as the baby. … Read more »

Mouth ulcers: Causes, Treatment, Home remedies

Mouth ulcers: Causes, Treatment, Home remedies

Mouth ulcers or canker sores are lesions that erupt on the soft tissues of the mouth, inside the cheeks, under the tongue or palate, or on the base of the gums. They can be painful and can pose difficulty in eating and talking. However, they usually go away within a… Read more »

Ten most common dental problems

Ten most common dental problems

1. Bad breath Halitosis or bad breath is caused by several reasons, mainly, tooth decay, gum disease, a coated tongue, and dry mouth. Good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing, and cleaning the tongue can significantly reduce this problem. 2. Tooth decay  Caused by demineralization of enamel, tooth decay, or… Read more »

Toothache and dental emergencies: Common Dental Contingencies, Managing Dental Emergencies

Toothache and dental emergencies: Common Dental Contingencies, Managing Dental Emergencies

A toothache may not always be a life-threatening emergency, yet it can be extremely debilitating. It is virtually impossible to eat, drink, and speak when you have intense pain.  There can be several reasons for sudden unbearable dental pain that require immediate attention. Common Dental Contingencies The most common reasons… Read more »

Dental X-ray – To Examine the Teeth, Gums as well as the Jaw Bone

Dental X-ray – To Examine the Teeth, Gums as well as the Jaw Bone

Dental x-rays are used to examine the teeth, gums as well as the jaw bone. These can reveal hidden defects that may not be obvious on visual examination. Metal fillings will stand out in white in a dental x-ray.  X-ray is a painless way to assess:  The size of the… Read more »

How to Brush or What is the Right Way to Brush your Teeth

How to Brush or What is the Right Way to Brush your Teeth

Do you know that one of the main reasons behind becoming susceptible to dental problems is not following the correct technique of brushing? Yes, we all ignore it many times, in a rush of the moment, we brush haphazardly and then quickly wash our mouth, sometimes even forgetting to clean… Read more »

Diabetes and Oral Care

Diabetes and Oral Care

One of the most alarming of all health diseases is diabetes, and precisely those already affected are more susceptible to dental problems. Studies show that “one-quarter of Canadians have diabetes or pre-diabetes and therefore are vulnerable to infections and must be especially vigilant about their oral health.” But how does… Read more »

Toothache: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Toothache: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Toothache is one of the most common dental complaints. Many reasons cause one to suffer from tooth pain.   Let us have a look at toothache and how you can take care to avoid it. What is Toothache? The sharp pain that one suffers from in and around their teeth and… Read more »

Tooth Extraction: Types, Preparation, Complications & After care

Tooth Extraction: Types, Preparation, Complications & After care

Tooth Extraction Getting a tooth extracted is one of the most dreaded dental procedures. At times, there is no option left, but removing the natural tooth to save the neighboring teeth or prevent an infection.  Let us have a look at the scenarios where tooth extraction is the only option…. Read more »

Root Canal Therapy: Procedure, How Long Will Root Canal Treatment Last?

Root Canal Therapy: Procedure, How Long Will Root Canal Treatment Last?

Other names: Endodontic therapy, endodontic treatment, root canal treatment It is always wise to visit a dentist the minute one experiences dental caries or cavities. When left untreated, it causes the infection to spread further within the teeth. This causes the hole or cavity to deepen. When the cavity reaches… Read more »

Gum Diseases: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Gum Diseases: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention

There are many people around the world suffering from gum disease. Gum disease is called as periodontal disease in medical terms. It is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and surrounding bones. This causes gum tissues to become weak and unable to support the teeth it holds. People with… Read more »

Canker Sores: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment.

Canker Sores: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment.

Other names for Canker sores are aphthous ulcer, aphthous stomatitis, Sutton’s Disease You have ever suffered from an uncomfortable ulcer within your mouth that makes eating as well as speaking painful? If yes, then you probably suffered from a canker sore. A canker sore is a type of mouth ulcer…. Read more »

Dry mouth: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Dry mouth: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

One can experience dry mouth in case of fear, anxiety, or nervousness. However, if one experiences dry mouth at all times, it means there is something wrong with their health. Medically, abnormal dryness of the mouth due to a decrease in the saliva is called xerostomia. This is a Greek term,… Read more »

Oral Hygiene: Maintenance of Oral Hygiene. Dental Problems with Poor Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene: Maintenance of Oral Hygiene. Dental Problems with Poor Oral Hygiene

Introduction Teeth are one of the vital structures in the human body, which not only make up a bright smile but also play a major role in other functions of the body. They are one of the easiest body parts to be maintained but alas are the most ignored part… Read more »