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Dental Care during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a physiological state where the female body undergoes multiple changes. The body needs to reset itself to accommodate for the growth and nutritional requirements of the mother as well as the fetus. A lot of hormonal upsurge occurs to maintain the pregnant state and alter the other functionalities of the body. Due toContinue reading “Dental Care during Pregnancy”

In the words of Dr. Maria Kunstadter (DDS), “A perfect storm has been brewing up to create a hot Teledentistry market.” Now, one may ask, What is Teledentistry? Well, isn’t it quite simple. Dentistry that is practiced over a telephone. But, all that we have heard to date is TeleMedicine. How can Dentistry be practicedContinue reading

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?”

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