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Gum Hygiene Tips

Think Health - Think Mouth!

Dr. Aman Bhatia 91% (403 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Think Health - Think Mouth!

While many people think this is something to do with medical practisners, but your dentist  also plays a large role in the health of your heart.Your dental health plays a very can significant roll in your overall health and, in serious cases, poor oral hygiene can even be life-threatening.

Very common finding between heart & oral health

Your heart and gum disease

Most people don’t connect gum disease with a risk to their heart, but the connection is there. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that individuals with higher levels of the bacteria associated with gum disease also have an increased risk of having a heart attack, as well as a stroke.

" think health, think mouth"

What you can do

First, you want to make sure you brush twice a day and floss once a day it helps in reducing the bacterial load in oral cavity. 

The plaque and tartar leads to gum disease, or periodontitis. Gum disease leads to inflammation in the body, which can be harmful on its own, as well as damage to gum tissue, so taking the proper steps to care for your oral health is critical.

Also, make sure to visit your dentist at least once every six months for a regular checkup and cleaning. 

The dentist  remove plaque and tartar, assess the health of your mouth, and recommend any additional treatments that may be necessary to keep you in optimal shape.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women, so everyone should take an active role in the health of their heart, and that includes oral care.


 

Think Health - Think Mouth!

Dr. Aman Bhatia 91% (403 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Think Health - Think Mouth!

While many people think this is something to do with medical practisners, but your dentist  also plays a large role in the health of your heart.Your dental health plays a very can significant roll in your overall health and, in serious cases, poor oral hygiene can even be life-threatening.

Your heart and gum disease

Most people don’t connect gum disease with a risk to their heart, but the connection is there. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that individuals with higher levels of the bacteria associated with gum disease also have an increased risk of having a heart attack, as well as a stroke.

" think health, think mouth"

What you can do?

First, you want to make sure you brush twice a day and floss once a day it helps in reducing the bacterial load in oral cavity. 

The plaque and tartar leads to gum disease, or periodontitis. Gum disease leads to inflammation in the body, which can be harmful on its own, as well as damage to gum tissue, so taking the proper steps to care for your oral health is critical.

Also, make sure to visit your dentist  at least once every six months for a regular checkup and cleaning. 

The dentist  remove plaque and tartar, assess the health of your mouth, and recommend any additional treatments that may be necessary to keep you in optimal shape.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women, so everyone should take an active role in the health of their heart, and that includes oral care.


 

Dental Health Checkup During Pregnancy

Dr. Richa Sharma 92% (216 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, FNB Reproductive Medicine, MRCOG
IVF Specialist, Mumbai
Dental Health Checkup During Pregnancy

Making a dental appointment around the middle of the first trimester of pregnancy is a good idea, as poor oral hygiene and gum diseases often lead to premature labour and other unnecessary complications. Do inform the dentist about your pregnancy, as any kind of x-rays during pregnancy can be risky.

Best Homeopathic Medicines For Pyorrhea

Dr. Bela Chaudhry 92% (327 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
Best Homeopathic Medicines For Pyorrhea

What is Pyorrhea?

Pyorrhea, also known as periodontitis, is inflammation and destruction of the tissues and bone surrounding the teeth. Periodontitis mainly begins with gingivitis. Gingivitis refers to inflammation of gums as a result of plaque formation due to poor oral hygiene. Gingivitis, when left untreated, leads to periodontitis. Gingivitis is a milder form of the disease and in gingivitis, no irreversible changes take place. However, persistent gingivitis leads to formation of deep pockets between the gums and teeth. These pockets get filled with plaque and bacteria over time and start to damage the tissue and bone surrounding and supporting the teeth. Eventually, the teeth lose their grip and fall off.

Symptoms of Pyorrhea:

Symptoms of pyorrhea include swollen gums, pain and tenderness of gums, red/purple gums, bleeding gums, spitting of blood after brushing, bad breath, metallic taste in the mouth, receding gums and loose teeth in sockets.

Treating Gum Disease With Homeopathy:

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat gum disease but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat gum disease that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of gum disease:

  1. Merc Sol: This is one of the best homeopathic medicines for pyorrhea. It is used when symptoms such as swollen, bleeding, and tender gums are experienced. The gums are likely to turn bluish red. A metallic taste in the mouth and foul breath are also indicated. An increase in saliva is another likely symptom, along with loosening of teeth in the sockets.

  2. Carbo Veg: This homeopathic medicine is used for treating pyorrhea, especially in cases where there is gum bleeding after cleaning the teeth. The gums are receding and become blackish in color. Toothache is also experienced, which worsens when you chew food. A sour, bitter taste may be felt in the mouth.

  3. Kreosotum: This medicine is effective for treating teeth and its surrounding structures in case of pyorrhea. It is ideal for use when symptoms such as puffy, bluish gums, and foul odor from the mouth are observed. Bleeding of dark blood is also indicated. Teeth may become decayed or turn dark and crumbly. Kreosotum is beneficial in treating such symptoms associated with pyorrhea.

  4. Phosphorus: This is another important homeopathic medicine used for the treatment of pyorrhea. It is useful in cases of pyorrhea when gum bleeding occurs easily. It is an effective anti-hemorrhagic medicine. Gum pain and soreness are also likely in such cases. The pain worsens by both heat and cold. Pain in the teeth may also occur along with gum pain.

  5. Lachesis: This medicine is used for curing pyorrhea when there is a swelling of the cheeks along with other symptoms. The gums become dark purple in color and swell up immensely. Burning along with a coppery taste in the mouth is also experienced, which is a unique symptom. The tooth pain is likely to extend into the ears.

There are homeopathic medicines meant for curing pyorrhea occurring from various factors, with different symptoms. However, it is important for you to consult a homeopathic practitioner before taking any of these medicines. This is because homeopathy does not work the same for all people, in spite of similar symptoms, and only a licensed doctor will know about the best medicine that will suit your purpose.

 

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5 Habits You Must Follow for Good Health

Dr. S. K. Pundir 88% (151 ratings)
MD - Anatomy, MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
5 Habits You Must Follow for Good Health

Healthy people follow certain daily habits to stay fit and in shape. If adopted by common people, they also stand a chance to gain good health by following these habits.

Here are a few habits for good health:

  1. Alter your diet: 70% of your health depends upon your diet and calorie intake daily. Add more protein and reduce the number of simple carbohydrates in your diet. Make sure the food you eat is fresh and wholesome to keep you satiated for a long period. Making small changes in your food intake such as cutting out fried and preserved foods entirely will help you lead a healthier life.

  2. Never skip breakfast: Several studies have shown that people who eat breakfast daily are healthier than people who skip breakfast entirely. Make breakfast your heaviest meal in the day and add protein in the form of eggs and grilled chicken if you can. Eating breakfast keeps you energised for the rest of the day and helps your body convert the nutrients into energy.

  3. Make exercise a part of your daily routine: Exercising daily will help you keep your body in shape and fit. If going to the gym isn’t your thing, you can opt to play a sport for an hour or go for brisk walk. Any kind of physical stimulation will help you build those muscles before you actually start shedding them. It is never too late to start working on your body, if you are determined to be regular.

  4. Get 6-8 hours of sleep: Most adults face sleep deprivation which leads to reduced energy and willingness to work during the day. Getting a good night’s sleep is necessary as it lets your body and brain rest and provides you with the required energy for the next morning. Also, while you are asleep, the fat hormone around your belly slowly dissolves resulting in weight loss.

  5. Practice good oral hygiene: Poor oral hygiene will lead to foul mouth odour and problems in your gums and teeth. However, you don’t need to worry about filling cavities if you follow the thumb rule of brushing twice daily. Also, don’t forget to floss when you brush because food particles might often be stuck between the teeth. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Why are Your Gums Bleeding and What to do About it?

Dr. Pankaj Sen 88% (243 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
Why are Your Gums Bleeding and What to do About it?

Even if you clean and floss your teeth regularly, you may have noticed a drop of blood or two dripping out from your gums. Maybe you feel that it is no big deal, but you may not be aware of the fact that bleeding gums can never be a normal symptom. Director of the Perio Arts Institute, Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha has raised an important question. Have you ever seen your scalp bleeding while brushing? If you feel that is not normal, then while brushing or flossing, if your gums bleed, you are most likely suffering from a periodontal disease which is commonly known as a gum disease.

Severe outcome of gum bleeding

Gum disease is a simple, contagious bacterial infection that can cause havoc on your oral health. For instance, if it is left untreated, it can lead to destruction of gums, erosion of jaw bones and may even cause tooth loss. Not just the oral health, bleeding gums infect the whole body. Firstly, these can cause plague that creates irritation along the gum tissue and the longer this inflammation is left untreated, the faster it spreads causing a host of illnesses ranging from allergies to cancer.

Reasons behind bleeding of gums

This disease is very common as declared by the American Academy of Periodontology in a report that says up to 80 percent of adult population is suffering from gum disease and very surprisingly, just 10 percent of this populace is aware of it. The good news here is that bleeding gums are caused due to various reasons that can be easily treated, and the condition can be improved to put a stop to bleeding of gums.

  1. Inadequate oral hygiene: Though you may think that you brush your teeth twice a day and so there could be no germ build-up, it is not true. Actually, it takes only 24 to 36 hours for a healthy gum to become infected with disease. Therefore, take care of your teeth in the best possible way and floss your mouth after every meal.

  2. Your diet is wreaking havoc: Processed food is not just bad for your tummy, your teeth are also going to be adversely affected with those donuts, chocolates, ice-creams and all the tempting junk food. It is always recommended to have a healthy diet comprising of fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in calcium and vitamin C.

  3. Misc. factors: Other factors like smoking, stress and anxiety can also trigger gum bleeding, and you should try to reduce them and consult a specialist if your gum health is out of control. If you wish to discuss about any specific dental problem, you can consult a specilized dentist and ask a free question.
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