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Green Dentistry: A Guide for Dentists and Patients

Dr. Saurabh Lall
Specialist – Periodontics & Implantology
Clinical Analyst, CEO’s Office, Clove Dental

If you've ever sat in the dentist’s chair and wondered where all the latex gloves, chemicals and x-ray films end up or stopped to consider how much water and electricity the office uses, you aren't alone. Some dentists are starting to take off their protective ey

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Dental Care Networks – Why They Make Sense

Dr. Aarti Kapila-Sharma

Head of Dental Administration, Clove Dental

In an Aug. 13, 2012, article titled "Big Med," Harvard public health Professor Atul Gawande, MD, deliberates U.S.

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Worried about Oral Cancer? See Your Dentist.

Dr. Tandeep Malhotra

Associate Dental Surgeon, Clove Dental

India is facing a health crisis with 130,000 people dying every year due to oral cancer. It essentially means that oral cancer kills 14 Indians per hour. This statistic has put India at the epicenter of the oropharyngeal cancer scourge, with the hi

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The Dangers of Tobacco Use

When we think of the dangers associated with tobacco use, we tend to think of lung cancer first. But tobacco use – whether it’s smoked or not – is associated with several types of cancer,
including cancer of the tongue, lip and salivary glands.

Early warning signs of oral cancer include non-healing ulcers or white or red patches in the mouth. A burning sensation, the presenc

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How to Prepare Your Child to Visit the Dentist

When you mention the word “dentist,” does your child hide under the bed? Report the sudden onset of an illness? Or remember an important homework assignment that happens to be due the next day?

Like their parents, most kids aren’t fond of visiting the dentist. In fact, they may well have learned their fear of the dentist from their parents. But given the pain-management solutions

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Help!!! My Parents Give My Child Too Many Sweets!

Grandparents are special figures in a child’s life. But their habit of spoiling the grandkids can wreak havoc on a child’s oral health. Sweets and treats are rarely denied, much to the angst of the parents. Dentists often hear the complaints: “Dadi and Dada keep giving my child chocolates and biscuits, no matter what I say! What can I do???”

Chocolates, potato chips and biscuits

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Oral health: A window to your overall health – Part II

Oral health is essential to general health and well-being at every stage of life. A healthy mouth enables not only nutrition of the physical body, but also enhances social interaction and promotes self-esteem and feelings of well-being. The mouth serves as a “window” to the rest of the body, providing signals of general health disorders.

For example, mouth lesions may be the fir

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A Window to Your Overall Health, Part I

What's the connection between oral health and overall health?

Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body's natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach leve

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Milk Teeth Need Care Too!

As adults, we know that our teeth need regular care. A solid oral hygiene routine and professional dental care are both important. But the same is true of a child’s first teeth, even though they are eventually lost to make way for the permanent teeth. In fact, the neglect of a child’s milk teeth and general oral health can have serious consequences that could last well into adulthood. Like

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Lovely Lemongrass – a Natural Solution

You likely know lemongrass as a common and very fragrant ingredient in several Asian cuisines. Citrusy yet milder, sweeter and far less sour than the lemon itself, lemongrass grows and spreads quickly. In addition to the enticing flavor it brings to food, it offers a range of medicinal properties.

Lemongrass oil is rich in vitamin C, A and E and has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrob

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The Right Diet for Your Teeth – Part II

Part I of The Right Diet for Your Teeth addressed the damaging effect that sugar can have on the teeth. But sugar isn’t the only food item that can harm the teeth.

Acidic foods and drinks are also harmful, as the acid wears away the enamel and leaves the dentine (the tissue that makes up the bulk of the tooth) un

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The Right Diet for Your Teeth – Part I

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but it won’t have the same effect on the dentist. Surprising, right?

We all know that some foods are good for our bodies and some aren’t. The same is true for your oral health: some foods are good for the health of your teeth and gums, and some foods can do damage. So it pays to consider your oral health when choosing the foods you eat.

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Hello Teeth!

As parents of infants can attest, the appearance of a baby’s first teeth is an exciting milestone in their child’s first year. When that first white cap pokes through the gums, it’s a source of delight for parents. But not necessarily for the infant.Baby teething III for Hello Teeth blog

The process of teething typically begins around the age of six months, though it can start as

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Love Your Heart – Take Care of Your Teeth

That’s right. If you want to take care of your heart, be sure to take care of your teeth.

Good oral hygiene habits are critical for your teeth and gums and for your general health, including the health of your “ticker.”

In fact, links have been established between oral health and a range of diseases. And many diseases can be detected through oral
examinations: 90% of

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