The Flouride Story

Flouride is an element that is essential for the general well being of the body at large, but to be specific it contributes immensely to the dental well being. How is it important? Flouride renders the enamel of the teeth more resistant to dissolution under an acid attack, and hence, prevents tooth cavitation. How doesContinue reading “The Flouride Story”

Do we need artificial sweeteners to avoid dental caries?

There is growing concern about the ill effects of sugar on the general as well as oral well being, and hence, newer products are being launched in the market as replacements of regular table sugar (sucrose). These products are actually plant extracts that are not metabolised by the oral bacteria and therefore, do not causeContinue reading “Do we need artificial sweeteners to avoid dental caries?”

Demystifying Sugars: When, What and How?

All of us have, not just a sweet tooth but ‘sweet teeth‘ and sweets are a mandate when it comes to festivities and celebrations. With Diwali just passed by and New Year just around the corner, celebrations are going to continue for long and sweets are going to be unavoidable. So here’s a short pickContinue reading “Demystifying Sugars: When, What and How?”

All About Toothpastes

How many of us actually think about our specific needs while buying a toothpaste? Did you know, what substances comprise your toothpaste? Did you know, that there are different variety of toothpastes for different kinds of problems? The toothpastes are customised to perform different functions, depending on a specific use case. Hence, it is importantContinue reading “All About Toothpastes”

Oral Ulcers

Our mouth sends out signals in the form of certain deviations from the normal. It is upto us to recognise these hints and act judiciously. Oral ulcers are one of the commonest lesions in the entire oral cavity and there can be of multiple causes. The treatment for the same should be based on theContinue reading “Oral Ulcers”

Dental Home Remedies

India is a land with diverse cultures and a vast cultural heritage. Our lineage has a rich blend of knowledge and humility. This knowledge has been passed down many generations and overtime, has been modified and tweaked in its form. The ancient Indian wisdom gained its roots from Charaka, around 100-200 BC, who established medicalContinue reading “Dental Home Remedies”