Can you prevent tooth decay? Firstly, what is tooth decay? Tooth decay is the destruction of the tooth – this can affect both the enamel (the outer coating of the tooth) and the dentin layer of the tooth. Tooth decay is very much common among children. It occurs when you eat foods containing sugar and […]
E-Cigarettes and Oral Health – How does vaping damage your oral heal We all know that smoking is bad for oral health. The risk of dental plaque and gum disease increases with smoking. Hence, E-Cigarettes were created and are advertised as a safer option to traditional cigarettes. But here is new research shows that vaping […]
Can gum disease be the cause of Alzheimer’s? Definitions: Alzheimer’s disease – A type of dementia that causes progressive memory loss. Gum disease – An infection that damages the gums, eventually leading to loss of teeth. Can the bacteria that causes gum disease also be responsible for Alzheimer’s? There are tons of people who ask […]
Dental plaque or mass bacteria grows and accumulates on the tooth and within the mouth. These bacteria use food particles and saliva to grow and multiply. The gums then start bleeding and swelling occurs which is known as gingivitis. In order to get rid of the bacteria, the body produces chemicals to attack the bacteria which in turn harms or destroys the bone and ligaments holding the teeth in place.
Systemic diseases associated with gum diseases Gum disease and systemic diseases In the last few years, researchers have found possible links between periodontal disease and systemic diseases and the public at large seem quite aware of the same and are concerned about the effects on themselves. One study in the US states that nearly half […]
Research has shown that there is an increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes, and hence gum disease has been added to the list of severe health complications that arise due to diabetes.