For CAREGIVER/ MOTHER: • Eat healthy foods to reduce the cavity-causing germs in your mouth. • Brush your teeth with a toothpaste that contains fluoride. • Do not put anything in your baby’s mouth that has been in your mouth including spoons or a toothbrush, do not blow on your baby’s food • Do not use your spit to clean your baby’s pacifier - use water instead. • If you have bleeding gums or cavities, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible.
FOR YOUR BABY: • Before your baby’s first tooth becomes visible in the mouth, you should wipe the mouth every day with a soft, moist washcloth. As soon as teeth become visible in the mouth, brush the teeth with a small soft bristle toothbrush that contains a rice-sized smear of fluoride-containing toothpaste. • Encourage your baby to spit out the toothpaste. • You should brush your child’s teeth at least twice each day - once in the morning and once at night. Remember, the most important time to brush your baby’s teeth is right before be…

Everything about the Nipah Virus

Kerala has been on high alert due to mysterious deaths of eight people because of an unidentified viral attack. Out of these, three were reported to be caused by Nipah Virus (NiV). As per the National Institute of Virology, Pune, NiV is the sole cause of these three deaths. An unheard virus, NiV is yet to be understood by many. Here is what the virus is all about. What is NiV? As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), Nipah Virus is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes a severe disease in both animals and humans. This virus was first identified in Malaysia and Singapore in 1998. At that time, it was primarily caused in pigs and through them got transferred to humans. Nipah Virus infected as many as 265 people then, out of which 40% were taken under intensive care due to the infection having spread severely. As quoted by the WHO, the natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus. The virus can be transferred through infected bats, pigs or humans w…

Lets Fight Dengue this Monsoon...

Rain has come and its time to relax after hot climate. Rain brings joy to everyone but it also brings some troubles in the form of dengue, malaria, chickungunya, viral respiratory illness, diarrhoea etc. Today, we'r talking about dengue, how to prevent, identify it and the various treatment options available. With multiple cities including Delhi recording a high number of dengue related cases, it is important that you know about the disease and how to prevent it. Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus. Mosquito can bite any time in day but it is more in early morning hour & in evening. Symptoms of Dengue Fever Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include Sudden, high feverSevere headachesPain behind the eyesSevere Bone, joint and muscle painFatigueNauseaVomitingBreathlessnessSkin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of feverMild bleeding (such a nose blee…

Myths About Dental Implants

Dental Implants These are the most natural & stable method of replacing your missing teeth. Dental Implants are the future of dentistry that adapts cutting edge technology & offers much better solution to the patient as teeth replaced with dental implants look more natural, strong & functions very much similar to natural teeth.
But there have been many misconception or myths that surround this dental procedure. You can look out for more detailed information about dental implants on the internet.
Dental Implants are Painful Dental Implants are placed into the jawbone in the position of the missing teeth. Implant Placement Procedure is very precise and is performed by experienced specialists using special equipment designed for the procedure. It is done under local anesthesia and is almost a painless procedure. Many a times a Dental Implant is placed in the same place of the extracted tooth, saving on time and trauma and medication for the patient. A skilled dental surgeon can p…

Are Root Canal Treatments as safe as we expect them to be?

Many adults have root canals every day. But what if those procedures may be resulting in long-term health issues down the road?

According to a research, many of them are. In particular, the research points that often the bacteria that leads to the original root canal often remains even after the procedure - which can result in nasty complications later.
As a result, may dentists no longer perform root canals therapy anymore.

While the American Dental Association continues to say root canals are safe, but this still remains a topic of debate.
It is believed that, the patient should alway be informed that the treated tooth may still remain infected and the post Root Canal Teeth complications  may arise in the future as the bacteria can indeed travel to other sites in the body, and that bacteria in root canal teeth and the surrounding bone release potent toxins, then the patient can decide to have a root canal or not.
According to the ADA, any remaining bacteria will be "entombed" w…

Effects of Nicotine On your Gums

What Are the Effects of Nicotine on Gum Health? Studies have shown that nicotine — whether delivered via traditional cigarette or other means — does harm to the mouth, gums and tongue. A report published in the Journal of the Indian Society of Periodontology has stated that nicotine may contribute significantly to the development of gingivitis and periodontitis, which can cause bad breath and inflammation throughout the body. Here’s how nicotine can impact your oral health: Nicotine Causes Gum Recession Nicotine is a vaso-constrictor, meaning it reduces the amount of blood that can flow through your veins. Without sufficient blood flow, the gums do not get the oxygen and nutrients they need to stay healthy. Nicotine chokes tissues in the mouth from the blood it needs to survive, causing death of the gum tissues. Nicotine Masks Symptoms of Gum Disease “Almost two years vaping and my gum disease has dramatically improved.” “I just got back from the dentist and he said my gum health has …
#Oral_Health & #Wellness#Tips 1. #Tooth#decay often begins soon after a baby's first teeth appear – clean your baby's #gums once a day by using moistened gauze or a washcloth to gently massage the gums. 2. #Baby teeth need care too! #Brush your child's teeth gently with a soft toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of #fluoride toothpaste when the first tooth appears. 3. Make sure the kids see you brushing your own #teeth, and then make a point of showing off your shiny, clean teeth. Ham it up and make it seem like a treat and privilege to have a shiny smile. Encourage your kids to show off their own smiles once their teeth are clean. 4. Carbonated beverages are a significant cause of cavities in teens, so watch what your teens drink and make sure they brush frequently during the day. 5. A small amount of fluoridated #toothpaste will help to inhibit #decay. Fluoride is also found in mouth rinses, community/municipal water supplies, and in some foods. 6. At age two or three,…