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How Acid Reflux Affects Dental Health

GERD-gastroesophageal reflux disease-it is a condition where there is reflux of acid from the stomach back into the esophagus eventually making its way into the mouth. This acid which is in constant contact with the teeth causes demineralization of the layer called enamel. In patients with GERD symptoms like dry mouth helps intensify the activity of dental plaque and bacteria, thus increasing the chances of tooth decay. In such cases, if patients chew on mints/lozenges containing sugar their teeth are more [...]

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BRUXISM

Bruxism is an abnormal oral function which involves excessive grinding of teeth or clenching of jaws. Symptoms commonly seen include: Hypersensitive teeth Aching jaw muscles Headaches Tooth wear Damage to dental fillings Types of bruxism: awake and sleep bruxism Causes include: Psychological factors e.g. stress Genetic factors Medications Occlusal factors Treatment includes: Correction of occlusal disturbances Night guards Psychological intervention Medications Know More: Dental Care Services in Pune DR. PRAMANIK NAMRATA

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Monsoon Diet

Monsoon Diet The damp and filthy conditions in monsoon plays a host for many diseases causing germs, which cause some health attacks like dengue, malaria, typhoid, viral fever, pneumonia, gastrointestinal disturbances, diarrhea, and dysentery. Here immunity plays an important role. To protect yourself from such infections some dietary countermeasures have be taken 1)        Eat fruits as they help you restore energy. Seasonal fruits are best option instead of non seasonal fruits as there is a chances of worm infestation is more [...]

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How Do You Get Lyme Disease? Signs & Symptoms of Lyme Disease

What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, that’s transmitted to humans through a bite from an infected black-legged or deer tick. Symptoms can occur anywhere from 3 to 30 days after the bite, and symptoms can be wide-ranging, depending on the stage of the infection. The chances you might get Lyme disease from a tick bite depend on the kind of tick, where you were when the bite occurred, and how long the tick was [...]

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Cell Banking in Dentistry | Stem Cell Banking

Cells found in milk teeth and healthy adult teeth have regenerative potential and can convert themselves into an array of different types of cells. These cells are considered to be naive and it is this very characteristic which could allow them to adapt and repair cells such as joints, muscles, bone, nerves and even a damaged heart. The centre of a tooth is a reservoir of cells. Once the tooth has been received at a cell banking laboratory the dental [...]

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Tips for Mom and Mom to be – Pregnancy and Oral Health

Hormones play a part in making your gums swell while pregnant, leading to a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. If you notice that your gums are bleeding more frequently during pregnancy, your dentist might recommend more frequent professional teeth cleanings, at least until your baby is born. At home, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to reduce the chance of irritating your gums, and a toothpaste to help prevent plaque, tartar build-up and gingivitis. Also, remember to floss at least once a day; [...]

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Even though baby teeth are temporary, your child requires them to be able to chew food, speak and have a good looking smile, thus it is important to protect these teeth from decay. The most common cause of early childhood caries is a frequent and prolonged exposure of the baby teeth to drinks that contain sugar. Baby’s teeth can decay when they are put to bed with a bottle or the bottle is used as a pacifier. To prevent baby bottle [...]

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Safe Fasting For Diabetics

Fasting put diabetics at risk of low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia). Serious medical emergency condition if the patient is not aware of the symptoms of hypoglycemia. Even for the high blood sugar level (hyperglycemia), lack of water lead to dehydration may result in diabetic ketoacidosis. As above mentioned both the condition diabetic first take the approval of their doctor. Doctor will be able to adjust to your medication & dose to minimize the risk of both hyperglycemia & hypoglycemia. Guidelines for safe [...]

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How to Stop Thumb Sucking Habit?

Thumb sucking is a natural urge in babies and generally decreases by 6 months of age. But sometimes babies may continue this habit to soothe themselves when they are anxious or bored or afraid. Children who suck their thumb often or with great intensity beyond the age of 5 are at a risk of developing dental and speech problems. Sucking of thumb can cause malaligned teeth or forwardly placed teeth that may require orthodontic treatment later on. Speech problems [...]

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