Count your teeth to know risk of stroke

Dental News Count your teeth to know risk of stroke Saturday, December 14, 2002 Tooth loss and periodontal disease may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, which is caused due to a blockage in an artery leading to the brain. This is a most common type of stroke, according to a new study. Men who […]

Dental X-Rays Can Highlight Risk Of Stroke

Dental News Dental X-Rays Can Highlight Risk Of Stroke Aug. 20, 2001 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Routine dental X-rays can help identify postmenopausal women who are at high risk for stroke, a recent study showed.   “This is a significant finding,” said Arthur H. Friedlander, D.D.S., lead author of the study, which was published […]

Be Aware of the Mouth/Body Connection

Dental News Be Aware of the Mouth/Body Connection and Help Keep Healthy in Every Way! 7/25/2001  COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jul 25, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — There’s a lot to smile about when maintaining good oral health — health professionals and research scientists are determining that you may be keeping the rest of your body healthier, too. […]

Multivitamin Formulated to Promote Oral Health

Dental News CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals Launches Multivitamin Formulated to Promote Oral Health Dentaplex(TM) Designed to Help Maintain Optimal Health of the Gums and Teeth NEWTOWN, Pa., June 19 ,2001/PRNewswire CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the availability of Dentaplex(TM), a professionally-recommended nutritional supplement specifically formulated to help maintain optimal oral health. The new supplement’s formulation is built on […]

Dry Mouth Syndrome Affects Dental Health

Dental News Dry Mouth Syndrome Affects Dental Health 6/11/2001  Is your mouth so dry you could drink gallons of water a day, and even that wouldn’t help? You may be one of the many who suffers from xerostomia, or dry mouth syndrome. Beyond discomfort, dry mouth is a serious condition that affects dental health and, […]

Dental specialists safeguard more than teeth

Dental News Dental specialists safeguard more than teeth 4/10/2001  April Is National Facial Protection Month Spring, sports, safety, teeth, face, and dentistry. This can only mean it is time again for “April Is National Facial Protection Month.” The month of April finds more and more people heading outside for exercise and sports. A potential side effect […]

Dental x-ray uncovers clogged artery

Dental News Dental x-ray uncovers clogged artery 12/19/2000  Findings on a wide-angle or panoramic dental radiograph (x-ray) uncovered a patient’s critically clogged neck arteries, prompting potentially life-saving treatment, according to a case study in the November 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). “The patient described in our case report had no signs […]

Calcium, vitamin D supplements linked to prevention of tooth loss

Dental News Calcium, vitamin D supplements linked to prevention of tooth loss in the Elderly 10/2/2000  TORONTO — Calcium and vitamin D supplements, often recommended to help prevent osteoporosis, are significantly related to a decrease in tooth loss risk in the elderly. Elizabeth Krall, PhD, of Boston University, reported these findings at last week’s annual meeting […]

Bad Gums, Bad Heart Link Questioned

Dental News Bad Gums, Bad Heart Link Questioned By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) – Floss-haters, take heart.A new study rebuts evidence suggesting that gum disease may lead to heart trouble. That doesn’t mean gums shouldn’t be attended to by floss and brush. But the results question theories stemming from a growing area […]

Diabetics urged to improve dental hygiene practices

Dental News Diabetics urged to improve dental hygiene practices September 13, 2000 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People with diabetes are more likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease, yet few patients are aware of the risks, results of a recent survey suggest. Many patients with type 1 diabetes do not take steps to […]

Dentistry and Eating Disorders

Dental News Dentistry and Eating Disorders July 05,2000 The race is on to conquer eating disorders By Chris Smith Bulimia may be easy to hide from parents, friends or even physicians. But it’s something that dentists can detect fairly easily just by giving patients a regular dental exam. Patients with bulimia, a serious eating disorder, have […]

Bad For The Mouth Is Bad For The Body

Dental News Bad For The Mouth Is Bad For The Body June 16, 2000 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Gum disease is caused by a chronic bacterial infection and can lead to bone loss, damaged gum tissue and even tooth loss. Now, new research suggests that gum disease may also increase the risk of preterm […]

Misuse, Overuse and Underuse Antibiotics

Dental News Misuse, Overuse and Underuse Antibiotics Essentially Useless Against Many Diseases W A S H I N G T O N, June 12, 2000 Misuse, overuse and underuse of certain antibiotics has rendered them almost useless against certain diseases, the World Health Organization said today. We are literally in a race against time to […]

Prescriptions: Are You Dotting Your Ps?

Dental News When Writing Prescriptions, Are You Dotting Your Ps and Crossing Your Eyes? 5/8/2000  Dentists and physicians are notorious for bad handwriting. Reading some doctors’ prescription orders has been likened to deciphering hieroglyphics or interpreting the Rosetta Stone. But though society once made light of their indiscernible scratches and scrawls, doctors’ bad handwriting is […]

Dental Patients Found To Have Undiagnosed Medical Conditions

Dental News Dental Patients Found To Have Undiagnosed Medical Conditions October 19, 1999The Medical Tribune During initial dental visits, patients routinely complete a medical history questionnaire. Yet a new study reveals that striking inconsistencies exist between patients’ self-reported medical history and their actual health status, as determined by laboratory testing. In the October issue of […]

FDA Approves Ethyol To Reduce Radiation-Induced Dry Mouth

Dental News FDA Approves Ethyol To Reduce Radiation-Induced Dry Mouth WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA. and PALO ALTO, CA. — June 25, 1999 — U.S. Bioscience and ALZA Corporation announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Ethyol® (amifostine) in an important radiation therapy setting. The approval expands the uses of the […]

Dental problems can accentuate heart ailments

Dental News Dentists May Play Important Role in Recognizing Facial Skin Cancer Interview with DR STUART MORGANSTEIN – By Hubert Vaz The Afternoon Despatch & Courier – Monday, February 16, 1998 World renowned professor of dentistry, Dr Stuart I Morganstein has disclosed that those suffering from heart problems can worsen their condition in case they […]

Take your breath away

Dental News Take your breath away By Mitali ParekhPosted On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 02:23:52 AM Bad breath is less embarrassingly known as the medical condition halitosis. Besides being a result of obvious habits such smoking and a fondness for garlic, it could also be indicative of diseases. Dr Shantanu Jaradi of Dentzz Dental […]

“Toothbrush Tree” Bears Bacteria-Killing Branches

Dental News “Toothbrush Tree” Bears Bacteria-Killing Branches September 16, 2008 by Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service INTELIHEALTH – A toothbrush made from a twig can kill some bacteria without even touching them, a study suggests. Swedish researchers did a study with the miswak, also called the siwak and chewing stick. It is used for oral hygiene […]

Help stave off heart attacks… keep your teeth clean

Dental News Help stave off heart attacks… keep your teeth clean Jenny HopeLast updated at 2:39 AM on 11th September 2008 Keeping your teeth clean could save you from a heart attack, scientists say. Researchers have found that poor dental hygiene and bleeding gums could allow up to 700 different types of bacteria to enter […]

Taking care of dental problems early can save money in long run

Dental News Taking care of dental problems early can save money in long run Periodic exams can stop problem before it gets worseMarcine HaysMarch 19, 2008 Many people think that their dental health is just fine — until they feel pain. About half of the population doesn’t see the dentist until there’s a problem. It […]

Tooth or consequences: The costs of poor dental fitness

Dental News Tooth or consequences: The costs of poor dental fitness The traditional divide between dentistry and medicine is shrinking as data accumulate linking oral health with overall health. By Victoria Stagg Elliott, AMNews staff.March 3, 2008. A few years ago, an extremely sick, 2½-year-old boy came to the Houston office of pediatrician Ray Wagner, […]

Miswak beneficial for dental health

Dental News Miswak beneficial for dental health Posted in: Sports, Health & LifestyleWritten By: Thuria Ghaleb & Eman al-JaradyArticle Date: Oct 2, 2007 – 3:38:15 AM The research identified a total of 19 natural substances found within the miswak that benefit dental health. It contains a number of natural antiseptics that kill harmful microorganisms in the mouth; […]

Cell Damage Caused By Brushing May Help Keep Gums Healthy

Dental News Cell Damage Caused By Brushing May Help Keep Gums Healthy Microscopic images of wounded epithelial cells in the gum and resulting expression of the c-fos gene (in red). (Credit: Image courtesy of Medical College of Georgia) ScienceDaily (Aug. 6, 2007) — One way regular brushing may help  keep gums firm and pink is, paradoxically, […]

African twig brushes offer all-day dental care

Dental News African twig brushes offer all-day dental care Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:06pm EDT By Pascal Fletcher DAKAR (Reuters) – Brush your teeth every day, dentists say. In Africa, that can mean keeping your toothbrush in your mouth all day long. Across the continent south of the Sahara, many people go about their daily business […]

Despite Dentists’ Urging, Many Don’t Take Proper Care of Teeth

Dental News Despite Dentists’ Urging, Many Don’t Take Proper Care of Teeth Saturday, April 28, 2007; 12:00 AM HealthDay News — There’s limited evidence that so-called behavior management techniques help dentists convince patients to brush and floss their teeth properly. That’s the conclusion of British researchers who reviewed four previous studies that included a total of […]

Electric Toothbrushes Provide Many Options for Consumers

Dental News Electric Toothbrushes Provide Many Options for Consumers SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2006: “Both manual and powered brushes are capable of doing a good job,” said Dr. Bill Weaver, a PDA member dentist from Brookville. “It is the manipulation of the brush and the important soft bristles that determine the quality of the cleaning. Individual […]

SquirtBrush – An Unique Interdental Brush

Dental News SquirtBrush – An Unique Interdental Brush 10/29/2005 The newly patented design of the SquirtBrush allows liquid oral rinse to flow from a squeezable bottle in the handle to the interdental brush tip. This brush is designed by a dentist to assist dental patients in the maintenance of difficult areas, such as, around dental […]

Forget the Breath Mints, Eat Yogurt Instead

Dental News Forget the Breath Mints, Eat Yogurt Instead Tue Mar 15, 2005 – 2:15 PM ETBy Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New study findings suggest that yogurt may be another weapon in the battle against bad breath. “Yogurt intake may improve oral hygiene, namely tongue-coating bacteria and halitosis,” study author Dr. […]

Dentists Reveal Medicinal Properties of Miswak

Dental News Dentists Reveal Medicinal Properties of Miswak M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News Staff RIYADH, 4 November 2003 — A panel of dentists at the King Saud University has revealed the medicinal properties of miswak or teeth cleaning sticks, suggesting that its beneficial effects for oral hygiene and dental health are equal to those of […]

Kiss Bad Breath Good-Bye

Dental News Kiss Bad Breath Good-Bye Is chronic bad breath turning you into a hermit? It’s all in your mouth — and proper hygiene can keep bad breath at bay. By  Leanna SkarnulisReviewed By Brunilda  Nazario, MDon Monday, July 21, 2003WebMD Feature Dentists can tell you horror stories about the terrible social and professional consequences of […]

To Keep Your Teeth, Brush And See The Dentist

Dental News To Keep Your Teeth, Brush And See The Dentist March 4, 2003 By Lisa EllisInteliHealth News Service INTELIHEALTH — Patient to dentist: Do I really have to floss all my teeth?Dentist: No, only the ones you want to keep. It’s an old joke, but now researchers say they have demonstrated it’s also true: People who […]

Brushing teeth helps heart health

Dental News Brushing teeth helps heart health 9/30/2002 SAN DIEGO, Sep 28, 2002 (United Press International via COMTEX) — Brushing and flossing may do more than give you a bright smile, it may also help prevent heart disease, microbiology experts said Saturday. Caroline Genco of Boston University’s medical school said infecting mice with the microbe that […]

Cleaning Teeth Prevents Pneumonia in Nursing Homes

Dental News Cleaning Teeth Prevents Pneumonia in Nursing Homes Fri Apr 12,2002 5:26 PM ET By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuter Health) – Regular cleanings of teeth and gums may help prevent pneumonia in nursing home residents, new research suggests. The results are based on comparing pneumonia rates between residents of 11 nursing homes in […]

Brushing, Flossing Stave Off Diabetes

Dental News Brushing, Flossing Stave Off Diabetes March 8, 2002 — By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Whiter teeth and fresher breath are not the only benefits of good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing may also help stave off diabetes, according to studies released on Friday. Gum disease may even be more important than obesity […]

Old Toothbrushes Not Up To Job

Dental News Old Toothbrushes Not Up To Job February 12, 2002 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Dentists say you should replace your toothbrush every three months. But they didn’t have statistics to back them up. Now, research supports the idea that older toothbrushes don’t work as well as new ones. The research compared new toothbrushes […]

Bristlemania It’s here!

Dental News Bristlemania It’s here! Linda MatchanBoston Globe Jan. 10, 2002 19:01:03 Pity the poor toothbrush. Caked in plaque, soaked with spit: Could there possibly be a less sexy, more prosaic article in the home, except for maybe the toilet plunger? Who would have predicted that the toothbrush, used in one of life’s most annoying […]

Boys Have More Dental Injuries

Dental News Boys Have More Dental Injuries August 15, 2007 by Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service INTELIHEALTH – They say boys will be boys. And one study after another has found that boys are more likely than girls to have teeth broken or knocked out. Two recent studies confirm this. Scottish researchers collected information from all children […]

Pacifiers have a positive side too

Dental News Pacifiers have a positive side too Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:03pm EST By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Though pacifiers have gotten a bad rap for their potential to damage baby teeth, they can have some benefits as well, according to experts. Past the age of 2, pacifiers can begin to disrupt […]

Dental Sealants Reduce Tooth Decay In Children

Dental News Dental Sealants Reduce Tooth Decay In Children November 20, 2001 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Dental sealants reduced the number of fillings and extractions by about 67 percent in a group of low-income children from North Carolina, according to the results of an eight-year study. Sealants are a thin coat of plastic applied […]

Medical Vacations” – A Good Idea?

Dental News Cancer Surgery, Dental Work in India “Medical Vacations” – A Good Idea? By Fred YagerConsumerAffairs.Com January 29, 2007 Do you need a break from skyrocketing health care costs? Maybe you should take something called a “medical vacation.” More and more people faced with expensive medical procedures are doing just that. An estimated half […]

Cosmetic Dentistry Costs – The Best Treatment at the Lowest Cost

Dental News Cosmetic Dentistry Costs – The Best Treatment at the Lowest Cost Submitted Saturday, May 13, 2006Submitted by: Sacha Tarkovsky Cosmetic dentistry costs tend to be quite high in the US and UK but the smile of your dreams could be more affordable than you think. How about getting your dentistry costs down by […]

Dental Jokes-II

Dental Jokes -II A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist. “I want a tooth pulled, and I don’t want Novacaine because I’m in a big hurry,” the woman said. “Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we’ll be on our way.” The dentist was quite impressed. “You’re […]

Dental Jokes – I

Dental Jokes – I Patient: Doctor, I am extremely nervous. You know, this is my first extraction.Young dentist: Do not worry, it is my first extraction too. —————————————————————————————————————————————- Dentist: There goes the only woman I ever loved.Assistant: Why don’t you marry her?Dentist: I cannot afford to. She is my best patient. —————————————————————————————————————————————-Dentist: Just let me […]

Endodontics

Endodontics THE TOOTH & IT’S SURROUNDING TISSUES CROWN- this is the part of the tooth you can see above the gumline. ROOT – this part of the tooth sits in the bone below the gum. The root of your tooth is usually twice as long as the crown, the part you see above the gumline. […]

Dental Implants

Dental Implants What are dental implants? Dental implants are fixtures of titanium which are surgically screwed into your jawbone. The implant is an anchor for a naturally appearing false tooth or a set of false teeth. The success rate of dental implants depends on where the implants are placed and their purpose. They are typically […]

Bruxism

Bruxism Statistics show that about one out of four dental patients have one of the oldest maladies known to man – bruxism or clenching.Bruxism is the technical term for grinding of the teeth that soon removes critical portions of healthy enamel from the chewing surfaces of the teeth and may cause facial pain.Clenching is a […]

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and appear in the mouth. They are called “wisdom teeth” because they usually appear during a person’s late teens or early twenties, which has been called the “age of wisdom” The normal position of wisdom teeth is behind the upper and lower […]

Dentures

Dentures When a person has had all of their teeth removed we must make complete dentures for the person to wear. Dentures are an acceptable solution, but no match for our real teeth! Hence we always try to save natural teeth. When the teeth are removed we are left with a ridge of bone on […]

Emergencies

Emergencies We offer emergency services to our patients.  If you have a dental emergency, you may call our office or the residence or on the cellphone 9819363215. Dr.Khosla will try his best to contact you as soon as possible. Learn what to do in the event of injury to your mouth. It could save you a […]

Flossing

Flossing Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent degenerative conditions in India, afflicting adults beginning in their late 20’s. It is the disease that causes people to lose their teeth by slowly dissolving the supporting bone structure surrounding teeth. The most common symptoms of the disease are BAD BREATH and BLEEDING GUMS. Flossing is […]

Use of Tobacco & Dentistry

Use of Tobacco & Dentistry Chewing tobacco affects your dental health as well as the rest of your body. If you use smokeless tobacco and have thought about quitting, your dentist can help. In the meantime, here are a few facts that may help you decide to join the many who are tobacco-free. Chewing tobacco […]

Toothpastes

Toothpastes First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes caries, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. Second, the toothpaste contains fluoride, which makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes […]

Dental X-Rays

Dental X-Rays Term X-ray is actually referring to the radiation that is used to make the image on the film. The radiograph or picture on the film is the resultant picture that we see. A radiograph is an extremely important diagnostic tool. These pictures show the dental professional many things that are not visible by […]

Brushing

Brushing BRUSHING TECHNIQUE – MANUAL TOOTHBRUSHES   The following BRUSHING TECHNIQUE is commonly recommended by dentists. You should see your dentist to ensure that you are using a technique that meets your needs.Use a soft bristled brush (synthetic bristles preferably because natural bristles tend to harbour the oral bacteria as the bristles are more porous). […]

Caries (Decay)

Caries (Decay) Tooth decay is the disease known as caries or cavities. Unlike other diseases, however, caries is not life threatening and is highly preventable, though it affects most people to some degree during their lifetime. Tooth decay occurs when your teeth are frequently exposed to foods containing carbohydrates (starches and sugars) like chocolates, sticky […]

Antibiotics

Antibiotics & Dentistry   Many of you take an antibiotic prior to dental treatment. The purpose is to use an antibiotic prior to an infection to prevent an infection. It may be because of a mitral valve prolapse, certain types of implants, a joint replacement, or a heart murmur cause by a roughened heart valve. […]

Dental Tourism

Dental Tourism Dental Tourism Globalization has come to mean much more than just nations and people coming together to exchange views and ideas, technologies and expertise. The latest concept that has started taking shape in Medical / Dental Tourism. Medical / Dental Tourism can be broadly defined as provision of ‘cost effective’ private medical care […]