Oral Conditions

7 Reasons your tongue can be swollen

Your tongue is an important organ that helps you to taste, speak, chew and swallow. Sometimes, your tongue feels swollen. Usually, a puffy tongue can be more annoying than dangerous. The...

Is a single sitting RCT better?

Nothing is more painful than a tooth pain. Although there are many reasons for a tooth pain, tooth decay is the most common cause worldwide. Good oral hygiene habits can prevent...

Is gingivitis or gum disease the same as pyorrhoea?

What is gingivitis or gum disease? Gingivitis or gum disease means inflammation of the gums or gingiva. Gum inflammation happens because of the irritation of the gums. Dental plaque with the bacteria...

20 signs you have a dry mouth

What is 'Xerostomia' or dry mouth? Xerostomia, also known as dry mouth, is dryness in the mouth. You can have dry mouth because a change in the composition of saliva or reduced salivary...

Best 15 tips to good healing after a tooth removal

What is tooth removal? Tooth removal or tooth extraction is the surgical removal of a tooth. Your  tooth is held to the surrounding ( alveolar ) bone by way of a ligament called...

12 things you must know about bleeding gums

What is gingivitis or gum disease? Gingivitis or gum disease means inflammation of the gums, or gingiva. It commonly occurs when a film of plaque or bacteria, accumulates on the teeth. Gingivitis is...

Why do you drool? How can you fix drooling?

Saliva is an integral part of your mouth hygiene. Saliva helps in the digestion of food, keeps your mouth clean by flushing the debris, aids in speech, keeps your mouth moist...

What you need to know about “Bruxism” or “Teeth Grinding”

What is clenching of teeth or “Bruxism” ? Bruxism is excessive, involuntary or habitual  grinding or jaw clenching. It is not related to normal activities like eating or talking. Most people who...

5 easy home care steps for healthy gums

  Bleeding gums is a common dental problem. Millions across the world suffer from gum infections. Poor oral hygiene still remains the main cause for bleeding gums.    Dr Sriranjini Jaideep, MD Internal medicine...

12 Do’s and Dont’s in tooth pain

    Ever experienced tooth pain!!?? Suffering from one can be the most painful experiences. Your dentist will help you alleviate the pain. However, there are a few do’s and dont’s you can...