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Here are some tips to ease teeth sensitivity

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Teeth sensitivity may cause severe pain, therefore treating it as early as possible is a must
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New Delhi, Dec 27, 2017: Oral health is a window to a persons overall health and well-being and amongst that teeth sensitivity is one of the main problems that can range from slight discomfort to severe pain — so make sure you are taking care of it properly.

Ajay Kakar, a Periodontist, shares some simple tips to ease teeth sensitivity:

* The quickest and easiest way would be to switch to a specialised toothpaste formulated to take care of sensitive teeth.

* Change your brushing habits. If you’re not using a soft toothbrush and if you’re scrubbing your teeth vigorously, you might worsen the condition. Hard brushing can wear away the enamel, increasing the sensitivity in your teeth.

* Keep a check on acidic food and drinks as they might wear down the teeth enamel. Limit the consumption of these foods and drinks, and try to brush about 20 minutes after eating them (not earlier, or the brushing may hurt your enamel further)

* Teeth whitening treatments or alcohol-based mouthwash can make things even worse, so steer clear of them.

* In case your problem continues even after these changes then you must visit your dentist.

Tarun Kumar Giroti, BDS, MDS – Conservative Dentist and Endodontist also shares tips to tackle this oral condition.

* Individuals with gastric activity problems or gastric reflux should be treated with appropriate antacids as acid reflux leads to demineralization action resulting in dental enamel erosion.

* People who have parafunctional habits such as teeth clenching or bruxism are advised to wear a night guard. (IANS)

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Poor Cognitive Function Raises Bad Oral Health in Elderly

The study included 4,416 adults aged 50 years and above

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According to the study, there was a clear association between cognitive function and tooth loss when cognitive function score was categorised into quintiles. Pixabay
Older adults with poor cognitive function are found to have impaired oral health and higher risk of tooth loss later, says a study.
According to the study, there was a clear association between cognitive function and tooth loss when cognitive function score was categorised into quintiles.
The study, published in the Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, showed people in the lowest quintile reflecting poorer cognitive function had 39 per cent higher odds of tooth loss than those in the highest quintile.
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“The findings indicate that an improvement in cognitive function could potentially improve oral health and reduce the risk of tooth loss in the ageing population,” said Wu.
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“Our study suggested a close link between cognitive function and oral health in older adults,” said Jianhua Wu, Researcher at the University of Leeds in Britain.
“The findings indicate that an improvement in cognitive function could potentially improve oral health and reduce the risk of tooth loss in the ageing population,” said Wu.
The study included 4,416 adults aged 50 years and above.
According to previous studies, older adults with just 10-19 teeth are at a higher risk of malnutrition in addition to higher rates of weight loss and lower appetite. They are also at increased risk for dementia and/or depression. (IANS)