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Things all parents must know about baby teeth
Things all parents must know about baby teeth

Taking care of children’s teeth is a responsibility of all parents. But before parents assume thisresponsibility all parents must ask themselves – Do I know enough about my children’s teeth?Well! Fret no more. We are here to demystify baby teeth for young parents. These are some of thethings that ADA recommends all parents must know about their children’s teeth. Are…

Fluoride treatment for children
Fluoride treatment for children

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral which is extremely beneficial for our teeth. It is naturally found in water however the quantities in it may not be sufficient hence dentists recommend fluoridated toothpastes other than fluoridated water. Fluoride helps reduce cavities. One myth which we have busted in another blog about fluoride is that fluoride is unsafe for kids. This…

Cigarettes and your teeth
Cigarettes and your teeth

Well everyone knows cigarette smoking is bad for health. And many are aware that it also harms our teeth. Here we explore how cigarette smoking harms our teeth in particular. Smoking stains teeth One of the most common side effects of smoking cigarettes is stained teeth. Tar and nicotine in tobacco is responsible for this. Yellow teeth and in case…

How to choose your toothbrush
How to choose your toothbrush

26th June is celebrated as the tooth brush day. It’s the day when toothbrush (the way we use it today) was invented in China in the year 1498. This was made of hog hair bristles on a bamboo stick. Today toothbrushes are inalienable part of our daily routines. How do you choose your toothbrush? Do you think of the color or the…

A ready reckoner for Gingivitis
A ready reckoner for Gingivitis

What is gingivitis? Inflammation of gums is called gingivitis.  What is the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis? Gingivitis (inflammation of gums) happens prior to periodontitis (gum disease) but not all gingivitis leads to periodontitis. What are the causes of gingivitis? Most common cause is poor oral hygiene. When you don’t brush, floss or rinse your teeth properly a sticky film of…

When to remove wisdom teeth?
When to remove wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the teeth that erupt around the ages of 17 – 21 years at the back of the mouth. They are called wisdom teeth because they erupt so late in life and don’t make you any wiser. Wisdom teeth are molars that help grind your food. Some people never get their wisdom teeth.  Some people decide not to get them…

Minerals, Vitamins and Teeth
Minerals, Vitamins and Teeth

We all are aware that a healthy diet contributes to a healthy body. Vitamins and minerals constitute some of the most important ingredients in our food which our body as well as our teeth need. Let us see which vitamins and minerals make our teeth healthy. Calcium Calcium is a mineral which is essential for healthy bones. Our teeth and…

Kids hate brushing? What can you do?
Kids hate brushing? What can you do?

If you are a parent, you probably would have come across this very common issue. All kids hate to brush their teeth period. Well most of them at least. Here we try to give tips and tricks to resolve this problem. The best way to tackle this problem is to understand why they hate it in the first place? It…

Dentures vs. Implants
Dentures vs. Implants

Many of our patients find themselves unable to decide whether to go for dentures or to go for implants. If you are also caught in this dilemma this blog will help you in understanding the pros and cons of each and may even help guide you towards a decision on which option is best for you. Both dentures and implants…