If you were given two options of foods to snack on, a carrot or a chocolate, which chocolate would you choose?

Sugar is a common ingredient in diets among most cultures across the globe, however, it is also notorious for decaying & destroying teeth by causing cavities or more commonly, holes in the teeth.

As much as sugars are necessary to provide energy in the body, it is also very important to monitor how we consume them.

How does sugar cause decay?

1. As soon we eat something sweet, a certain group of bacteria living in our mouth start to…

Baby teeth: they serve a much more important role than you think. Sure, they’ll all fall out or have to be pulled out at one point, but there is a need. Baby teeth start growing before birth and serve a huge role in our lives as we get older. Regardless of age, baby or adult, teeth help us chew and talk. Those little chompers can have quite an impact, so we’ve provided you with a list of ten facts, stats, and tips that might even amaze mothers with grown children!

1. Typically, all 20 baby teeth will arrive within the…

Motherhood truly metamorphoses a woman’s life, not just emotionally but also physically. In those 9 months, you experience a surge of hormones that affects nearly all the parts of the body. Clearly, the mouth is no exception to this. During pregnancy, a variety of dental problems emerge which can be avoided if you are aware of them before hand. Let’s look at a few of the commonest dental problems arising during pregnancy

  • 1. Pregnancy Gingivitis

Pregnancy Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums that can cause swelling and tenderness. Your gums also may bleed a little when you brush or floss…

Well, let’s agree on one thing. The best part of life is food and especially when

doctors or nutritionist take that favorite item out of your meal, you just feel like you have lost a slice of life.

So, we are not here to bore you with cliché tips like stop avoiding chocolates and brush your teeth before bed. You have heard those a zillion times. Let’s just spice up your diet with all these awesome delicacies that actually avoid Dental Cavities.

  • 1. CHEESE
  • Research has proved that Cheese increases the pH of the plaque, which means it becomes deadly…

Our team at The Dental HQ is very passionate about children and their oral health. Maintaining the health of teeth & oral cavity from a young age will help your child a great deal in the long run.

On the occasion of Children’s Dental Health Month, we have answered some of the frequent questions we face when it comes to pediatric dentistry.

What is the best way to keep the mouth clean & healthy?

Brushing the teeth twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste , flossing daily, & limiting intake of sugary & starchy foods should ensure that your child’s…

2020 is not even half way through & the world has already witnessed a roller coaster of events, the most significant one being the Corona virus pandemic.

This one virus has created frenzy & panic around the world which might actually be paradoxical as panic & fear weakens the immune system, which right now needs to be boosted in order to stay protected.

Our doctors at The Dental HQ have curated a handy & simple list of all things that boost your “immune system”, your body’s natural defense mechanism which is capable of preventing most diseases.

  • 1. The immune system…

After weeks of living in quarantine, dentists are now getting ready to get back to work.

The Dental councils & associations across the globe have laid down multiple guidelines for dental practitioners.

We at The Dental HQ, have also been seeing only emergency cases, however, now we are fully equipped to see patients requiring dental treatments. While we have implemented all the guidelines of the Dental Council of India & the Australian Dental Association, we would require some cooperation on the patient’s end too.

Our Philosophy : Patient protection and safety is the topmost priority via mimimizing possibility of infection.

Do you often wake up with a painful jaw, sore shoulders, or a back pain?

You could probably be suffering from what is known as “Bruxism”

Bruxism is the term used to describe jaw clenching & grinding. You could be doing this in the day or more commonly at night while sleeping.

How does it impact your health?

Bruxism can impact your oral as well as overall health.

Some of the oral health impacts are:

  • Shortened appearance of teeth as the enamel layer wears off over time.
  • Wearing away of the enamel causes problems of sensitivity, leading to the need…

Did you know that the health of your oral cavity is an important indicator of your overall well being?

Maintenance of oral and general health are synergistic actions.

The oral cavity is the entry point to the respiratory & digestive tracts.

Certain oral health conditions that can impact your overall health are given below:

  • Endocarditis: Our mouths are home to a variety of bacteria. When the bacteria in the mouth spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream, it can cause an inflammation of the lining of the heart chambers, scientifically called as Endocarditis.
  • Pneumonia: Similarly, when the…

What is teeth sensitivity?

Every time you consume something hot or cold, a mild to sharp painful sensation arising within the teeth is known as teeth sensitivity. Although this sensation is temporary, its effects can be long lasting & detrimental to oral health.

Why do teeth become sensitive?

The outermost layer of tooth, called enamel, is the layer that protects your teeth. When this layer wears off or gets destroyed (due to reasons discussed below), the inner layer, called dentin, gets exposed. This exposure of dentin to extreme temperatures causes the problems of sensitivity & hypersensitivity.

The reasons for this…

Dr Gareema

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