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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Diabetologist, Thoracic (Chest) Surgeon.Our goal is to offer our patients, and all our community the most......more
Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Diabetologist, Thoracic (Chest) Surgeon.Our goal is to offer our patients, and all our community the most affordable, trustworthy and professional service to ensure your best health.

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Preet Vihar Delhi, Delhi - 110092
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Hello friends! Myself Dr. Shelly Gupta. I have BDS from Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences ...

Hello friends! Myself Dr. Shelly Gupta. I have BDS from Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences Research, Faridabad.

Today I want to discuss some tips with you all regarding how to maintain good oral hygiene. For this few things are very important. First is brushing, second toothpaste, third flossing and fourth is mouthwash. Now we will discuss all these things one by one. First is tooth brushing, selection of toothbrush is more important rather than a selection of a toothpaste. We should brush our teeth twice daily and our toothbrush should be soft. We should change our brush in every 3 months.

Change of toothbrush in every 3 months is more important and you can change it before time also. Floss before every brushing. Dental floss is a thin waxed thread which gently slides debris between teeth and eradicates plague, keeping mouth free from bacteria. Floss should be wrapped between around the fingers and then stretched tightly between the thumbs. Floss should be moved carefully up and down the side of the teeth. Other interdental devices are an interdental toothbrush, rubber or wooden tips.

A dentist is trained to determine the need of the patient that which kind of interdental device he or she should use. Now the third is mouthwash, the recommended dose of mouthwash is 10ml. rinse with 10ml solution of mouthwash once after breakfast and once at bedtime. Now the next point comes about the toothpaste. High fluoride content containing toothpaste must be used in case of dental advice only otherwise anyone can use toothpaste of creamy consistency.

Now the question arises that where does the dentist fit into good oral hygiene? Visit your dentist in every 6-12 months. The dentist is able to recommended cleaning techniques and products. Clean plague and calculus from teeth, fill cavities that could lead to further tooth decay. Administer fluoride treatment, treat mild gingivitis before it turns into periodontitis, take radiographs, reinforce oral hygiene instructions over the long term. So for further queries, you can contact me.

Thank you!

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Hi friends!<br/><br/>I m Dr. Pooja, naturopath and yoga expert and the nutritionist and diabetes ...

Hi friends!

I’m Dr. Pooja, naturopath and yoga expert and the nutritionist and diabetes educator. It’s been 12 years I’m working into the same field. Aur aaj me apko batane ja rahi hunk e ap apne food ko as medicine lengi tau ap kabhi bhi life mein bemar nahi parenge. There are four to five to seven rules jab ap apni life mein agar yeh rules ko follow karenge aur diet ko ache food ko ap apni diet mein add on kerna shuru karenge tau ap kabhi bhi bemar nahi parenge.

The rule number 1 is that keh understand your diet routine basically. Apka daily routine kia hai ap kis time uthte hain kis time sotay hain that really matters a lot. Reason being ke apka pura din isi cheez per depend kerta hai. Agar ap late uthte hain tau apka pura din delay hojata hai. Agar ap time se uthte hain tau apka breakfast time se hoga kyoun ke time really makes major important role in your daily routines. Like agar apne breakfast kiya hai subah 9 baje se 10 baje tak tau apka next diet hoga 11 or 12 o clock.

Jab ap fruits le sakte hain nuts le sakte hain. Then you can take your lunch proper, then you can take evening snacks like tea green tea you can add on you can add on butter milk you can add on salads in your diet that time. Don’t indulge too fruits too tastes all together. Ap fruits alag rakheye, salads alag rakheye. Dinner apt hora light rakheye, 8 baje ke qareeb ap dinner kerlijeye. Proper meal lijeye aisa kuch nahi hai ke apko sirf soups aur salads hi lene hain. Salads ap 7 o clock ya 6 o clock le sakte hain. 8 se 9 baje ap proper dinner lijeye lekin khana khaney ke adha ghantay ke baad ap walk per zarur jaeye.

This is the basic this is the general rule what I m telling you but there are certain rules which you have to take care. 1 ap pani buhat ziada piyoge till the age of 50 ap thora sa pani ka intake dehaan mein rakheye, ap 8 to 10 le sakte hain but ap after 50 we have to see certain medical conditions also tab apka may be apka pani restrict hosakta hai. Tau namak ek aisi cheez hai jau hum din mein buhat ziada lete hain. But ap 1 tea spoon salt per day rakheye isse ziada namak koshish kareye nahi lena hai. Tala hua ap nahi khaeye.

Ap meal roasted form mein le sakte hain ya grilled form mein le sakte hain. Koshish kijeye thora sa tandoori waghera jau ap gas pe hi bana sakte hain who apt hora sa add on kijeye. Daily ap walk ker sakte hain apke liye best hai. Agar ap walk nahi ker pa rahe hain tau seerhian charye elevator use matt kareye. Agar ap kuch bhi cheezain apni daily diet daily routine mein nahi ker parahe hain jaise physical hai kuch bhi jaise abhi hum bethe hain tau ap apna thora sab eth ker thora cabin hi mein walk ker lijeye ya stairs ko ya jahan ap apna foot rest hota hai us per up and down kerlijeye. Ap bethe bethe bhi kuch kuch exercise kersakte hain. Facial exercises ker sakte hain, ap hand exercises ker sakte hain, tau thora thora sa ap apne apko physical exercises mein indulge kijeye.

And most important thing kea p apna time banaye sonay ka. Snay ka agar apka pattern sahi hai tau ap kafi beemarion se chutkara pa sakte hain. Believe me ap diabetes mein sleep ka buhat bara role hota hai agar ap proper so nahi rahe hain ap proper kha nahi rahe hain agar apka short sleep hai chahe who 5 hours ka sleep hai but agar who sound sleep hai tau that means ap apni diabetes ko peche ker rahe hain. Ap apni diabetes ko rok parahe hain. But agar apka sonay ka tareeqa sahi nahi hai aur ap dhung se so bhi nahi parahe hain ya ap late night so rahe hain tau ap dekheyega kea p un logon ka sugar ka level ziada barha hua hota hai. Tau please ap apna dehaan rakheye. Aur in sab cheezon per ap thora thora sa dehaan rakhenge tau bhi acha hai. Idhar udhar ki baton ko sochna ya sunna band kijeye.

Consult kareye proper doctor se ta ke who apko apki body ke according apki diet mein bata sake medicine bata sake. And more important ke koshish kareye kea p jitna healthy khana khaenge ap apni diet mein fruits indulge kijeye vegetables indulge kijeye and nuts indulge kijeye. These things are very very much important and the water. Coconut water is one of the substitute of the cold drinks and other drinks. Please ap in sab cheezon ko khaye aur healthy raheye.

Thank you so much.

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Dr. Ashok Grover

MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MD - General Medicine
General Physician
39 Years experience
800 at clinic
₹300 online
Available today
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Pooja Singhal

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), MBA in Hospital management , Diabetes Educator, Certified insulin pump trainer
Dietitian/Nutritionist
86%  (54 ratings)
12 Years experience
700 at clinic
₹300 online
Available today
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Dr. Shelly

BDS
Dentist
89%  (102 ratings)
10 Years experience
200 at clinic
₹200 online
Available today
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Ms. Damini Grover

Master In Counselling Psychology , Certificate In Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy
Psychologist
5 Years experience
1100 at clinic
₹200 online
Available today
10:00 AM - 06:30 PM
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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How To Maintain Oral Hygiene?

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
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Hello friends! Myself Dr. Shelly Gupta. I have BDS from Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences Research, Faridabad.

Today I want to discuss some tips with you all regarding how to maintain good oral hygiene. For this few things are very important. First is brushing, second toothpaste, third flossing and fourth is mouthwash. Now we will discuss all these things one by one. First is tooth brushing, selection of toothbrush is more important rather than a selection of a toothpaste. We should brush our teeth twice daily and our toothbrush should be soft. We should change our brush in every 3 months.

Change of toothbrush in every 3 months is more important and you can change it before time also. Floss before every brushing. Dental floss is a thin waxed thread which gently slides debris between teeth and eradicates plague, keeping mouth free from bacteria. Floss should be wrapped between around the fingers and then stretched tightly between the thumbs. Floss should be moved carefully up and down the side of the teeth. Other interdental devices are an interdental toothbrush, rubber or wooden tips.

A dentist is trained to determine the need of the patient that which kind of interdental device he or she should use. Now the third is mouthwash, the recommended dose of mouthwash is 10ml. rinse with 10ml solution of mouthwash once after breakfast and once at bedtime. Now the next point comes about the toothpaste. High fluoride content containing toothpaste must be used in case of dental advice only otherwise anyone can use toothpaste of creamy consistency.

Now the question arises that where does the dentist fit into good oral hygiene? Visit your dentist in every 6-12 months. The dentist is able to recommended cleaning techniques and products. Clean plague and calculus from teeth, fill cavities that could lead to further tooth decay. Administer fluoride treatment, treat mild gingivitis before it turns into periodontitis, take radiographs, reinforce oral hygiene instructions over the long term. So for further queries, you can contact me.

Thank you!

7549 people found this helpful

Importance Of Good Nutrition

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), MBA in Hospital management , Diabetes Educator, Certified insulin pump trainer
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
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Hi friends!

I’m Dr. Pooja, naturopath and yoga expert and the nutritionist and diabetes educator. It’s been 12 years I’m working into the same field. Aur aaj me apko batane ja rahi hunk e ap apne food ko as medicine lengi tau ap kabhi bhi life mein bemar nahi parenge. There are four to five to seven rules jab ap apni life mein agar yeh rules ko follow karenge aur diet ko ache food ko ap apni diet mein add on kerna shuru karenge tau ap kabhi bhi bemar nahi parenge.

The rule number 1 is that keh understand your diet routine basically. Apka daily routine kia hai ap kis time uthte hain kis time sotay hain that really matters a lot. Reason being ke apka pura din isi cheez per depend kerta hai. Agar ap late uthte hain tau apka pura din delay hojata hai. Agar ap time se uthte hain tau apka breakfast time se hoga kyoun ke time really makes major important role in your daily routines. Like agar apne breakfast kiya hai subah 9 baje se 10 baje tak tau apka next diet hoga 11 or 12 o clock.

Jab ap fruits le sakte hain nuts le sakte hain. Then you can take your lunch proper, then you can take evening snacks like tea green tea you can add on you can add on butter milk you can add on salads in your diet that time. Don’t indulge too fruits too tastes all together. Ap fruits alag rakheye, salads alag rakheye. Dinner apt hora light rakheye, 8 baje ke qareeb ap dinner kerlijeye. Proper meal lijeye aisa kuch nahi hai ke apko sirf soups aur salads hi lene hain. Salads ap 7 o clock ya 6 o clock le sakte hain. 8 se 9 baje ap proper dinner lijeye lekin khana khaney ke adha ghantay ke baad ap walk per zarur jaeye.

This is the basic this is the general rule what I m telling you but there are certain rules which you have to take care. 1 ap pani buhat ziada piyoge till the age of 50 ap thora sa pani ka intake dehaan mein rakheye, ap 8 to 10 le sakte hain but ap after 50 we have to see certain medical conditions also tab apka may be apka pani restrict hosakta hai. Tau namak ek aisi cheez hai jau hum din mein buhat ziada lete hain. But ap 1 tea spoon salt per day rakheye isse ziada namak koshish kareye nahi lena hai. Tala hua ap nahi khaeye.

Ap meal roasted form mein le sakte hain ya grilled form mein le sakte hain. Koshish kijeye thora sa tandoori waghera jau ap gas pe hi bana sakte hain who apt hora sa add on kijeye. Daily ap walk ker sakte hain apke liye best hai. Agar ap walk nahi ker pa rahe hain tau seerhian charye elevator use matt kareye. Agar ap kuch bhi cheezain apni daily diet daily routine mein nahi ker parahe hain jaise physical hai kuch bhi jaise abhi hum bethe hain tau ap apna thora sab eth ker thora cabin hi mein walk ker lijeye ya stairs ko ya jahan ap apna foot rest hota hai us per up and down kerlijeye. Ap bethe bethe bhi kuch kuch exercise kersakte hain. Facial exercises ker sakte hain, ap hand exercises ker sakte hain, tau thora thora sa ap apne apko physical exercises mein indulge kijeye.

And most important thing kea p apna time banaye sonay ka. Snay ka agar apka pattern sahi hai tau ap kafi beemarion se chutkara pa sakte hain. Believe me ap diabetes mein sleep ka buhat bara role hota hai agar ap proper so nahi rahe hain ap proper kha nahi rahe hain agar apka short sleep hai chahe who 5 hours ka sleep hai but agar who sound sleep hai tau that means ap apni diabetes ko peche ker rahe hain. Ap apni diabetes ko rok parahe hain. But agar apka sonay ka tareeqa sahi nahi hai aur ap dhung se so bhi nahi parahe hain ya ap late night so rahe hain tau ap dekheyega kea p un logon ka sugar ka level ziada barha hua hota hai. Tau please ap apna dehaan rakheye. Aur in sab cheezon per ap thora thora sa dehaan rakhenge tau bhi acha hai. Idhar udhar ki baton ko sochna ya sunna band kijeye.

Consult kareye proper doctor se ta ke who apko apki body ke according apki diet mein bata sake medicine bata sake. And more important ke koshish kareye kea p jitna healthy khana khaenge ap apni diet mein fruits indulge kijeye vegetables indulge kijeye and nuts indulge kijeye. These things are very very much important and the water. Coconut water is one of the substitute of the cold drinks and other drinks. Please ap in sab cheezon ko khaye aur healthy raheye.

Thank you so much.

7270 people found this helpful

Anemia- How It Affects Your Health?

MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Anemia- How It Affects Your Health?

Anemia (or anaemia) is a medical condition which generally occurs in a human body because of the lack of required healthy red blood cells (RBCs) or hemoglobin in the blood. Diagnosis of anemia is done through a blood test, a man is anemic when his hemoglobin level is less than 13.5 gram/100 ml and a woman is anemic when her hemoglobin level is less than 12.0 gram/100 ml.

Risk factors: People suffering from long-term or chronic diseases such as cancer are more susceptible of developing anemia. Hemoglobin is the salient constituent of red blood cells and is an iron rich protein. It provides the red color to the blood and binds oxygen. Red blood cells carry this oxygen to all the vital tissues and organs of the body. Due to lack of appropriate amount of red blood cells, the amount of blood required in a body to function normally is also low. One of the most prominent causes of occurrence of anemia is the deficiency of required amount of nutritional iron, vitamin B-12, and folate in the body. This iron is needed for the formation of hemoglobin. Apart from these causes, the other causes of anemia comprise of the following:

  • Loss of blood
  • Insufficient production of red blood cells (inadequate intake of iron, vitamin B-12)
  • Fast rate of destruction of red blood cells (disorders of liver and hemorrhage)

Diagnosis: It is relatively easy to detect an anemic person. The symptoms of anemia include pale appearance, complaint of cold, giddiness, unsteadiness, laziness, particularly when the person is in action or is standing up. Sometimes people suffering from anemia crave for eating clay, ice, or even dirt. Also, there are complains of exhaustion along with issues of constipation and concentration. Other indications of anemia are brittle nails, gasps for breath even in mild activities, and pain in the chest. Since the level of oxygen in the blood is low, there could be even scope of a heart attack.

A person suffering from anemia is usually diagnosed on the basis of a complete blood count. The blood test brings out if serum folate levels are quite low. In case the anemia is severe, sometimes doctors take the help of erythropoietin injections so as to foster the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow. In case there is bleeding or if the level of hemoglobin is low, it might become essential to carry out blood transfusion.

Treatment: Anemia is straightforward to diagnose and treat, but at the same time could prove to be deadly if it is left undiagnosed. Proper heed should be paid to the intake of adequate and required food which is rich in vitamins and minerals, dietary iron, folic acid, including other vitamins and minerals.

Diet For Anemia

With any newly diagnosed medical condition, it’s common to begin looking at the best ways to improve your situation. Diet usually comes up as one of those factors that can be altered fairly easily in order to help your condition. In the case of anemia, there’s a wide list of iron-rich foods you should think about adding to your diet.

1. Red meat
2. Soybeans
3. Spinach
4. Beets
5. Whole grain bread
6. Peanut butter
7. Eggs
8. Nuts
9. Honey

Foods to Avoid if You Have Anemia

1. Phytate-Rich Foods
2. Tannins
3. Gluten
4. Calcium-Rich Foods
5. Alcohol

Fruits High in Iron
When it comes to fruits for anemia, your best bet is to look for fruits that are high in iron. 

1. Watermelon
2. Prunes
3. Raisins
4. Currants

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

7258 people found this helpful

Typhoid - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Typhoid - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

Typhoid is as an acute illness commonly characterized by high fever and an impaired digestive system. This illness is caused by the bacterium ‘Salmonella Typhi’ and generally spreads from one person to another by means of food or water.

Causes of typhoid

  • Salmonella Typhi, the bacterium responsible for typhoid, primarily spreads on consumption of unhygienic street food and water.
  • Typhoid can also occur as a result of a poor sanitation system. In these cases, the bacterium spreads through fecal matters and the contaminated urine of the infected person.
  • Typhoid can also spread if you share the same food and water consumed by the infected person.

Symptoms 
The symptoms generally appear within 1-3 weeks, after coming in contact with the already infected individual. The ensuing fever and discomfort remains for about 3-4 weeks. The symptoms are:

However, in most of the cases, the symptoms tend to improve from the third week itself.

Treatment
The following treatments can be implemented in order to cure typhoid fever:

  • Doctors generally recommend a prescribed dosage of antibiotics in order to deal with the disease. 
  • Along with the prescribed dosage of antibiotics, the doctors recommend balanced consumption of various fluids such as natural fruit juices and water to restore hydration. A healthy diet packed with all the essential nutrients is another necessity that has to complement the dosage of antibiotics.
  • Choice of antibiotics should be Ceftriaxone, Cefixime, Azithromycin and Ciprofloxacin.

Complications

  1. The two most common complications are haemorrhage (including disseminated intravascular coagulation) and perforation of the bowel. Before antibiotics, perforation had a mortality of around 75%.
  2. Jaundice may be due to hepatitis, cholangitis, cholecystitis, or haemolysis.
  3. Pancreatitis with acute kidney injury and hepatitis with hepatomegaly are rare.
  4. Toxic myocarditis occurs in 1-5% of patients (ECG changes may be present). It is a significant cause of death in endemic areas.
  5. Toxic confusional states and other neurological and psychiatric disturbances have been reported.

Needs and Indications for Hospitalization-

Hospital admission is usually recommended if you have severe symptoms of typhoid fever, such as persistent vomiting, severe diarrhoea or a swollen stomach. As a precaution, young children who develop typhoid fever may be admitted to hospital. In hospital, you'll have antibiotic injections and you may also be given fluids and nutrients directly into a vein through an intravenous drip. Surgery may be needed if you develop life-threatening complications of typhoid fever, such as internal bleeding or a section of your digestive system splitting. However, this is very rare in people being treated with antibiotics. Most people respond well to hospital treatment and improve within three to five days. However, it may be several weeks until you're well enough to leave hospital.

Vaccines

Two types of vaccines are available

  • Injected
  • Oral 

The injected vaccine is more commonly used and  is also known as inactivated typhoid shot . It is injected in one single shot an it can easily provide protection against typhoid. This type is widely prevalent in cases where one has to travel to a typhoid infected place. However, one must be careful and should keep a tab as to what they eat or drink at the time of travelling. Also, this type of vaccine should not be administered on kids below 2 years old.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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How Anxiety Affects Your Sleep?

Master In Counselling Psychology , Certificate In Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Delhi
How Anxiety Affects Your Sleep?

Anxiety and stress are the biggest roadblocks of sound sleep for many individuals. It is estimated that three out of ten individuals can’t sleep due to anxiety related disorders. The mind starts racing as soon one tries to sleep. The anxiousness results in increased restlessness, thereby, affecting sleep. Most adults face this problem at least once in a week. There are many individuals whose sleep is affected more than once a week due to anxiety.

A study revealed that more approximately 42 % women and 52% men find it difficult to focus on their work the very next day. In a case, anxiety affects your sleep occasionally, these simple methods would help you to do away with sleeplessness:

  1. Exercise: It is a very old practice and most people already know it. Daily exercise, moderate workout, brisk walking, jogging etc. can keep stress away and helps to improve sleep. Daily exercise can relax your nerves, loosen body muscles, relaxes the brain and helps to keep stress away. People with chronic insomnia have found to be exercising beneficial. In a case of an intense work-out session, it should be ensured that the body is rested at least twice in a week.
  2. Wind down before sleep: A bedtime routine is important for a sound sleep. Healthy practices such as taking shower, playing quiet music, reading a book etc. can help soothe your nerves and get can hellp you sleep better and quickly. These activities should be done at least half an hour before sleep. Soon it becomes a habit and helps an individual sleep without stress and anxiety.
  3. Meditate: Quieting the mind is an art. Yoga can greatly you help to achieve this without much hassle. If meditation looks like too taxing, sitting quietly in an isolated place for 5 odd minutes and inhaling and exhaling air will also do the trick. Yoga is a thousand-year-old stress buster mechanism. It has fetched fruitful results for many.
  4. Do not undertake stressful activities before bed: It becomes obvious not to get into any heated arguments, reading a stressful news, undertaking any stressful activity etc before bed. This will ensure that a person can relax before sleep and the adrenaline levels are at a normal level. It will ensure sound sleep for an individual.
  5. Create a to-do list: A to-do list takes care of daily works to be done. This can organize the day and help a person establish everything he needed to, throughout the course of the day. This will also help an individual refrain from any stress which in turn will help in sound sleep.
  6. Don’t lie awake: If it becomes difficult to sleep, it makes sense not to lie awake. Instead few things that are relaxing can be done in the interim. It will soothe the nerve and help to catch sleep sooner than later.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have lost my main tooth as it was decayed is the implant safer and my wisdom tooth is impacted but one of doctor suggested me to wait as it can come ahead so what to do with impacted one I am not willing to extract and second ques is that what a flap surgery how much would it cost.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I have lost my main tooth as it was decayed is the implant safer and my wisdom tooth is impacted but one of doctor su...
Hello Lybrate user, now a days implant is the best option for the missing tooth, if dental conditions n medical conditions are favorable. Before extraction of impacted tooth, one OPG should be done.
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Dental Public Health Education And Workforce

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Dental Public Health Education And Workforce

In the recent years, dental problems have been on a mercurial rise. Lack of proper knowledge and awareness (especially in the rural areas) makes the situation even worse. Dental problems can affect anyone, irrespective of their age and sex. Proper measures should be taken to deal with the problem effectively. People should be educated and made aware of the importance of practicing a good oral hygiene and dental care. In this regard, the Dental Public Health Education becomes very important.

As the name suggests, the dental public health work towards educating the people (in rural as well as urban areas) about oral and dental hygiene. It comes up with various campaigns, health camps and awareness programs (mostly government funded) to help people take care of their and their loved one's dental health. The aim of the dental public health work is to reach out to and, in the process, extend help to a wider mass.

In some of the campaigns, the dentists reach out to the children (in schools and colleges) and explain them the importance of a good dental health and the healthy dental practices they need to follow. Few of the initiatives and awareness programs have indeed been of great help to people.

The Dental Public health workers and specialists work on the competencies as directed by the Indian Dental Association, some of which are being mentioned below:

  1. Organizing and managing oral health campaigns and programs.
  2. Extensive research to deal with oral health problems of the public.
  3. Communicate with people regarding the various dental and oral health problems
  4. Measure the status of oral health through effective surveillance systems.
  5. Address individual (as well as population) oral health issues effectively.
  6. Promote and protect public oral health through public health regulations, policy, and legislation.

The Dental public health is thus, a non-clinical speciality, whereby trained and experienced workers works effortlessly to improve the oral health of communities rather than individuals. It is a broader term that touches upon the different aspects of dental and oral health (causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and precaution).

Advantages of the Dental Public Health Education:

The dental public health education and workforce are indeed a blessing that comes with a lot of oral health benefits:

  1. The dental public health (DPH) has helped create awareness, thereby lowering the incidences of tooth decay and plaque formation greatly.
  2. It has brought about a remarkable improvement in the overall health of the people.
  3. The DPH has successfully held campaigns and oral health camps in areas that have been left unattended and neglected for long.
  4. Campaigns organized in schools help children and their families to practice healthy oral hygiene.
  5. The action is at a community level so that maximum people can benefit from the programs and campaigns. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.
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The Role Of Implants In Dentistry!

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
The Role Of Implants In Dentistry!

A dental implant is a titanium post which mimics the root of the tooth and it’s surgically positioned into your jawbone beneath the gum line. After the implant is positioned, your dentist mounts replacement teeth or a bridge to replace a tooth or teeth that have fallen off, into that area.

Implants are a very useful new way to replace teeth that have been lost due to ageing, gum disease or trauma.

Benefits-
The options which were earlier available to replace missing teeth were an ordinary bridge which was attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth.

  1. A big advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be chipped or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth or teeth in place.
  2. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip. It gives you improved speech. 
  3. An implant also is better for maintaining dental health as it does not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.
  4. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
  5. Implants also don’t come loose as dentures can.

Because implants fuse to the jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. This means dentures and bridges mounted to implants don’t slip or shift in your mouth. This helps you eat and speak normally.

This secure fit also makes the dentures and bridges mounted over implants feel more natural than bridges or dentures.

Some people can’t get ordinary bridges and dentures because of sore spots, poor ridges or gagging and for them, implants are a heaven send.

Should you get implants?

You can only get implants if you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft you may have to get a bone graft first.

You should also be committed to keeping your implants healthy. For this, you should be committed to meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits as these will ensure the long-term success of your dental implants.

Types-

Two types of implants are considered safe by the American Dental Association. They are:

  1. Endosteal implants —These are surgically implanted directly into your jawbone. This is followed by a second surgery to connect a post to the original implant after the surrounding gum tissue has healed. And finally, an artificial tooth or teeth is attached to the post. This can be done individually or grouped on a bridge or denture.
  2. Subperiosteal implants — These consist of a metal frame that is fitted onto your jawbone. After the gums heal, the frame automatically becomes fixed to the jawbone. After these artificial teeth are mounted onto the posts, which are attached to the frame, and left to protrude through the gums just like with endosteal implants.
  3. Implants are very natural but they are expensive than other dentures or bridges, the other methods of teeth replacement. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.
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Diarrhea in Adults!!

MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Diarrhea in Adults!!

Diarrhea is one of the world’s most common ailments and almost everyone suffers from it now and then. It is a condition in which the bowel movements become loose and watery. In many cases, diarrhea lasts a couple of days. But when it lasts for a week, then it can mean a serious disorder. You have to seek medical attention immediately in such scenarios.

Symptoms:

The symptoms of diarrhea can include loose, watery stools, abdominal cramps and pain, blood in the stool and bloating symptoms. If the condition persists for more than two days and if you are unable to find any relief, consult your doctor. You might also tend to get dehydrated when you are suffering from the condition. Hence, you might feel weak and tired. Occasionally, your stool samples may be loaded with blood.

Causes:

There are many harmful pathogens that can cause diarrhea- including viruses and bacteria. One of the most important reasons is contaminated water and the buildup of parasites in your body. There are also certain foods that might not suit your body type and as a result, you might experience diarrhea. Do know your food symptoms and follow a proper diet accordingly. One of the major complications of diarrhea is dehydration and if left untreated, it can become life threatening. This is especially worse in small children. Hence seek medical attention if your child is suffering from it. Do look out for signs like no tears when your child cries and withdrawn face in your child.

Other causes include:

Diagnosis:

Diagnosis is usually rare for diarrhea unless you want to find the reason. Usually, this is done by testing your stool and in some cases even your blood.

When to see a doctor

People who have warning signs of blood or pus in the stool, fever, or signs of dehydration should see a doctor right away, as should those with significant abdominal pain. Such people may need immediate testing, treatment, and sometimes admission to a hospital. If the only warning signs are chronic or nighttime diarrhea or weight loss, people should see a doctor within a week or so. People without warning signs should call a doctor if diarrhea lasts for more than 72 hours. Depending on the person's other symptoms, age, and medical history, the doctor may recommend the person have an examination or try at-home or over-the-counter treatments

Treatment:

In most cases, diarrhea symptoms can clear up by themselves, without any treatment. Most of the scenarios involve changing your food habits for some days. You can take antibiotics but use of antibiotics in diarrhoea should be only under medical supervision. In most cases these are helpful and the symptoms will go away after a day or two. Drink plenty of fluids during these days to replenish the lost water content and to keep your body hydrated at all times. If drinking fluids affect your stomach then you may need to take the fluids intravenously. If you do not get relief from the symptoms even after a couple of days, seek medical help. 

Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) - How To Make It?

Oral Rehydration rehydration salts (ORS) is a special drink made up of sugars, salts, and clean water. It can help replace fluid loss from severe diarrhea or vomiting. Studies have shown ORS to be as effective as intravenous fluid administration when treating dehydration. ORS drinks can be made using purchased packets, like Pedialyte®, Infalyte®, and Naturalyte®. You can also make ORS drinks at home using clean water, salt, and sugar.

Making Your Own ORS Solution--

1. Gather the ingredients. To make your own ORS solution, you’ll need:

  • Table salt 
  • Clean water
  • Granulated or powdered sugar

2. Mix the dry ingredients. Add a half-teaspoon of table salt and 2 tablespoons of sugar into a clean container. You can use granulated or powdered sugar.

  • If you don't have a teaspoon to measure, you can use a fistful scoop of sugar and a three-finger pinch of salt. 

3. Add one liter of clean drinking water. If you cannot measure out a liter, add 5 cups of water (each cup is about 200 ml). Only use clean water. The water can be bottled water or recently boiled and cooled water.

  • Be sure to only use water. Milk, soup, fruit juice or soft drinks cannot be used since they will make the ORS ineffective. Don't add any extra sugar.

4. Stir well and drink. Use a spoon or whisk to mix the ORS powder into the water. After a minute or so of vigorous stirring, the solution should be completely dissolved. Now, it is ready to drink.

  • ORS solution can be refrigerated for 24 hours. Do not store it any longer. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.
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Diabetes and Oral Health- Tips For Diabetics

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Diabetes and Oral Health- Tips For Diabetics

We know that diabetes can harm your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in your body. But did you know it can also cause dental and gum problems in your mouth?

The link between diabetes and oral problems is real, though lesser known. Diabetics are at a higher risk for periodontal or gum disease which is an infection of the gum and bone that hold your teeth in place.

Untreated periodontal disease can lead to pain on chewing and even tooth loss, if it’s left untreated. Gum disease can also more severe and take longer to heal if you are a diabetic.

Research also shows that alternatively, periodontal disease may also make it hard for you to control your blood glucose.

If your diabetes is not under control, you are more likely to develop problems in your mouth like-

  1. Dry mouth, a condition that happens when you do not have enough saliva—the fluid that keeps your mouth wet. It is a common symptom of undetected diabetes and can also cause mouth soreness, ulcers, infections, and tooth decay.
  2. Another problem diabetes can cause is a fungal infection called thrush or candidiasis because diabetes usually causes the glucose levels in your saliva to increase. And this encourages the fungus causing thrush to grow in your mouth, leading to painful white patches.
  3. When diabetes is not controlled, high glucose levels in your saliva also help harmful bacteria grow in your mouth. These bacteria combine with food particles to form a soft, sticky film called plaque which causes tooth decay. Plaque also comes from eating sugary and starchy foods.
  4. And some types of plaque cause tooth decay or cavities and other types of plaque cause gum disease and bad breath.
  5. Diabetics have a higher incidence of Gingivitis which causes unhealthy, red, inflamed gums. You need regular flossing as well as cleaning at the dentists to prevent it.

What can you do?

  1. You must keep your blood glucose under control to prevent mouth problems. Diabetics with poor blood glucose control get gum disease more often and more severely than diabetics whose blood sugar is under control.
  2. If you have diabetes, you should brush and floss every day and follow this up with regular dental check-ups.
  3. Call your dentist when you notice a problem in your mouth. Keep observing and checking your mouth regularly for any problems. Don’t ignore minor stuff like gum bleeding during brushing and flossing. And also notice dryness, soreness, white patches, or a bad taste in the mouth. All of these are big enough reasons to visit your dentist.
  4. Tell your dentist if your dentures suddenly don’t fit right or if your gums are sore.

Also, take care to quit smoking. Smoking makes gum disease worse and causes dry mouth which aggravates oral problems.

Needless to add, good blood glucose control is your best defence against the oral complications of diabetes like gum disease. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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