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Dental myths busted and actual facts explained

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Dental myths busted and actual facts explained
  1. Dental treatment is costly.

“A little neglect may breed great mischief” – Benjamin Franklin. Dental treatment is not as costly as self-negligence. A small black spot on your tooth, with no associated pain, may seem insignificant, but, is easier to treat and costs much less than you would have to pay due to neglect. This insignificant dark spot on your tooth, allows bacteria to fester and work its way down, eating away at your tooth slowly, leading to sensitivity, pain and furthering with infectious swelling – which costs more, to treat. A healthy dentition is the gateway to a healthy life and a beautiful Smile.

  1. Haggling over fees and cost of treatment.

“Positive effort is fairly rewarded”. Do you receive your salary in variables or a fixed slab? Do you have to haggle over receiving your salary with your Boss? It is your hard-earned money for which you have spent money and time learning everything to give the best output to your workplace. It is your effort that is being rewarded in the form of salary. A Doctor’s income is their salary, when you, as a patient haggle over that, it is showing disrespect to your Doctor. If the prices seem high, feel free to check with another doctor, but please do NOT haggle.

  1. Scaling removes the enamel layer.

A Dentist’s primary goal is to suggest treatments beneficial for the patient. If we knew that scaling removes the enamel layer, we would not suggest it. Scaling is more like you taking a bath and using a scrubber, it removes the dirt attached to your skin but doesn’t remove your skin. Similarly, scaling removes all the food debris which has hardened over a period of time, around your teeth and the discolouration due to lack of proper brushing. You can also approach your dentist to know how to maintain your teeth to avoid such accumulation of debris. *The normal suggestion is to visit your dentist once in every 6 months*

  1. Treatments for a child’s teeth are not important because they fall off anyway.

“Children are the future of any Society”. Inculcating positive attitude towards oral hygiene and proper maintenance of teeth is easier in a child than in an adult. The problems you are facing, as an adult, would have been much less if you were taken to a dentist as a child. Teaching a child to properly maintain their teeth and performing necessary dental treatments create a positive attitude towards Doctors and Dentists. As one rotten tomato has the ability to spoil a sack of tomatoes, similarly, 1 caries-affected tooth becomes the harbouring site for bacteria which spread to decay other teeth too. This allows bacterial count to remain high even when new, permanent teeth erupt, thus, causing the new teeth to be affected as well. After all, everyone admires a child’s innocent and wonderful Smile, help them to continue that Smile, always.

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What is tomato flu ?

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What is tomato flu ?

Tomato flu:

Tomato flu is an unexplained virus mainly seen in the India state of kerala. It affects children below five years of age.It is also called tomato fever.

Symptoms:

  1. Extremely high fever
  2. Body aches an pains
  3. Swelling of the joints
  4. Fatigue
  5. Rashes the size of tomatoes on the skin.
  6. Irritation in the mouth due to the medication.
  7. Hands, knees, and buttocks discoloration are standard.
  8. Some patients have also reported that worms have emerged from the blisters formed on their rashes.

Precautions:

  1. Tomato fever is contagious, if someone is infected with this flu, they need to be kept in isolation as this could spread rapidly from one person to another.
  2. It is essential to prevent children from scratching the blisters cause by the flu.
  3. Proper rest in hygiene is advised.
  4. Utensils, clothes and other items used by the infected persons must be sanitize to prevent the flu from spreading.
  5. Fluid intake would also help counteract dehydration.
  6. Most importantly, it is important to take your doctor’s advice, if you notice the above-mentioned symptoms.
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know the benefits of Ice apple

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Ice apple:

Ice apple or nungu  is a low calorie fruit, which is rich in calcium and phytonutrients and contains fiber, protein,  vitamin C, A, E, K, B7 and iron.It offers incredible health benefits.it is a seasonal fruit, it helps to get rid of toxins in the body.

Benefits of Ice apple:

  1. Acts as a coolant in the body
  2. Helps to maintain balance in the body
  3. Relieves constipation
  4. It contains numerous phytocheicals that possess potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  5. Helps to cure the skin problems
  6. Keeps the liver healthy
  7. Helps in weight loss
  8. Strengthens hair
  9. Relieves the muscles
  10. Prevents urinary tract infections
  11. Good for pregnant women
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Beat summer with healthy and hydrating drinks

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Beat summer with healthy and hydrating drinks
  1. Sugar cane juice– Sugar cane juice gives you instant energy and makes you feel rejuvenated immediately.
  2. Coconut water-coconut water is a best natural drink to beat summer heat and to stay hydrated.
  3. Jal jeera – It is super easy to make and it tastes delicious and it also helps in detoxifying your system
  4. Lassi –Lassi is made of yogurt is extremely refreshing and helps in cooling down your body.
  5. Lemonade– This is like a summer staple, be it sweet or salty, have it either ways.
  6. Ice tea – Replace your chai with ice tea. Its refreshing and also really healthy.
  7. Cold coffee – It is best alternative for hot coffee.
  8. Mango lassi – If you dont like to taste plain lassi then you can try mango lassi. It is delicious and refreshing.
  9. Aam panna – Another staple for summer,this raw mango drink will keep you hydrated throughout the day.
  10. Watermelon juice – Fruit juices are always better option over other beverages.
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