Snacking habits are strongly linked with dental decay in preschool children

The study looked at nearly 4,000 preschool children in Scotland, UK and discovered that snacking habits are the behaviour most strongly associated with dental decay. Researchers found under-five’s who snack throughout the day, compared to eating just at meal times, are far more likely to have signs of dental decay and that relying on tooth …

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Happy Diwali

The smoke, the noise, the chokes and cries,

Just sit and think, how many lives they destroy.

The infants, who are just learning to crawl,

Their cries diminished by deafening roars.

 

No one can breathe for a dismal week,

And our Mother Earth can’t do anything but weep,

Though nothing her fault, the consequence she reaps,

Of our so called ‘pleasure’ and traditional heap.

 

Diwali may be the festival of light,

People endeavor, to light up the night,

But don’t you think it may be time,

Not to brighten the skies but instead our minds.

 

So this Diwali, let’s all take a vow,

To look at the clear sky, and then say ‘WOW’,

From this day forth, let’s all make a rally

To celebrate, an anti-cracker Diwali.

 

Credit: Poem by Abhinav Gupta

 

 

 

Say No to Tobacco – Protect Your Oral Health. World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017

  Tobacco is linked to a number of health complications, including those inside your mouth. To raise awareness of these conditions and encourage people to stop using tobacco (in all of its forms), the World Health Organization (WHO) holds World No Tobacco Day every year on May 31. Here are five oral health complications linked …

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Good dental care and treatment helps ward off dementia, according to new research.

A high quality study conducted in Japan emphasised the importance of good dental care and treatment from an early age, for reducing the risk of dementia in later life. This study of an elderly Japanese population indicated that subjects with greater tooth loss were at greater risk of onset of dementia. Losing teeth almost doubled …

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