Bad breath, medically known as halitosis is any foul smell that emits from your mouth. It is something that not only affects you but people around you too. Any foul smell from your mouth should not just be a cause of embarrassment but a cause for concern too.
Do you know the health of your gums can determine the health of your heart? According to studies, the bacteria found in infected gums can spread to your heart and cause heart diseases. People with gum diseases are twice as likely to get cardiovascular diseases than people with good oral health. Given the increase in the number of heart diseases in India, the link between oral and heart health is of utmost importance.
Do you notice a streak of red in your spit after brushing? Does it hurt when you brush? Do you often find yourself not smiling for a picture because your gums are too red and swollen?
If even one of the above is true, chances are that your gums are bleeding. While an occasional bleed is not a cause for concern, if your gums are bleeding consistently, it is not something that you should ignore. Gums would bleed to an infection, pregnancy or simply due to wrong oral hygiene methods. So what could you do if you notice gum bleeding?
“Like a rudder steers a ship, your tongue steers your life”
Without our tongue we would struggle to eat or speak, but do you know your tongue can also tell you a lot about your health? The color of your tongue is a reflection of your health and can tell you what is going on with your body. A normal tongue is pink in color with small bumps called papillae over it. The papillae are the taste buds responsible for all the sensory action. Any deviation from this appearance means your tongue is trying to tell you that something is wrong with your body.
Dental check-ups can become a little scary sometimes. You are either scared of sitting in the reclining chair or of getting your teeth drilled or removed or you are simply scared of the bill that you are going to get at the end of the visit. So much apprehension and anxiety around dental treatment have led to a proliferation of myths around the same which discourages you more.