Keratoconus: Different ways to treat this corneal disorder

Along with nearsightedness, many other eye disorders could affect a person in their teen years. One such eye disorder is Keratoconus which usually starts developing at a young age and advances over the years. Here is everything to help you know if you are at the risk of developing Keratoconus. What is Keratoconus? The cornea is the dome-shaped, clear window present in the front portion of the eye. Also, called …

Sedation Dentistry Providing You A Relaxing Treatment

Sedation dentistry provides a relaxing and anxiety-free treatment to people fearing dentistry treatment. Some individuals may be too afraid of going to the dentists and may have a condition like a dental phobia. Sedation helps these patients feel at ease. Sedation dentistry uses medications to relax the patients during dental procedures. In this, the patients are usually awake, though the patients under general anesthesia may lose their consciousness, and in …

Low vision: Know how to cope with this eye disorder

Our body goes through a lot of changes as we age. Our eyes undergo a lot of changes as well. Glasses or contact lenses can successfully help you manage some of the changes. However, in some cases, the general prescription lenses, surgery or other medical treatment cannot assist in restoring the complete vision. If there is some vision in such a case, then it is termed as low vision. Some …

Periodontitis Causes Symptoms And Preventive Measures

Periodontitis is nothing but a set of gum-related inflammatory diseases. It affects the tissues that surround the teeth. Thus it is commonly known as gum disease. Periodontitis progressively affects the bone around the teeth in a negative way. If it is not treated or avoided for some period, it can result in the loss of teeth. It is caused by the microorganisms which grow on the surface of teeth. Wellington …

Root Canal Treatment A Savior To Your Decaying Teeth

Root canal treatment is the one used for repairing and saving a tooth which is badly decayed, or that may get infected. During the procedure of root canal, the dentist removes the nerve and the pulp, and the inside portion of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. If this is left untreated, the tissue that surrounds the tooth may become infected, and abscesses may form. The word “Root canal” is …

Bruxism – Grinding Or Clenching Teeth While Sleeping

Bruxism is a state in which one grinds, gnashes or clenches one’s teeth. If one has bruxism one may unconsciously clench the teeth when awake (awake bruxism) or clench and grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism). Sleep bruxism is a disorder related to sleep-related movement. People who have sleep bruxism develop other complications like snoring and sleep apnea (pauses in breathing). Mild bruxism is not a problem and may not …

Hepatitis B Causes Symptoms Prevention And Treatments

What is Hepatitis B? The term Hepatitis implies the inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B affects the liver. It is an infectious disease caused by hepatitis B virus or HBV.  It is a DNA virus and belongs to the family of viruses named Hepadnaviridae. Usually, adults with hepatitis B have it for a short time and can get cured. This type of infection is called acute hepatitis B. But sometimes …

Teeth Whitening Facts You Should Know About The Procedure

Your teeth are not very different from your skin. It absorbs anything in the pores that are put in your mouth just like a sponge. Some food tends to leave stains after being absorbed by the teeth like coffee, dark berries, and wine. Smoking also has a discoloration effect on the teeth. The natural look and color of the teeth darken eventually due to the accumulation of the stains. Mere …

The Top Eight Most Common Reasons For Tooth Loss

Tooth loss – a common cause of concern Tooth loss is a common teeth problem in the world and occurs in old people but also may affect some children and teenagers too. It refers to a process in which two or more teeth become loose and eventually fall off. It is usual for deciduous teeth (milk teeth in babies) as after they fall off permanent teeth appear but in case …

Cosmetic Dentistry For A White Bright And Healthy Smile

Dentists these days can perform many procedures to increase the appearance of the smile that includes subtle changes to major repairs. Dentistry used to be just about filling and taking out teeth, but over the time the dental advancements have brought us cosmetic dentistry. Many people are choosing this form of dentistry to have a confident looking and beautiful smile. Cosmetic surgery targets in improving the aesthetic appearance just like …

Composite Tooth Colored Fillings Pros And Cons

According to American Dental Association, there is a decrease in the number of people having cavities as advancements in dentistry have made it easier for people to take care of their teeth better. Despite that people get cavities. Have you recently discovered that you have cavities? There is nothing to worry about as the advancements in the technology have made it easier for the patients as well as the doctor …

Dry Eye Syndrome: Understanding the common Eye disorder

Tears are essential for our eye to stay healthy.  A film of tear spreads evenly over the eyeballs everytime we blink our eyes. The tears help in maintaining the smooth and clear surface of the eye. For having a good vision, the film of tear is essential. Sometimes our eyes fail to make enough tears or one or more layer of the tear film is affected which leads to the …

Top 6 Medical Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Medical Marketing is essential to help your medical practice achieve its full potential and increase the bottom line. Unfortunately, marketing mistakes happen. Honestly, don’t give up. You can get this right by being well informed and avoiding these six common mistakes listed below. 1. No Online Presence The web has become go-to for need-to-know-immediately information. Online presence through a website, blog, social media as well as involvement in professional groups, …

Keratoconus: What are its causes and Treatment options?

The human eye is made up of several layers. Each layer has a different morphological makeup designed according to the functions. Any disease affecting even a single layer of the eye, alter the complete functionality of the eye, causing loss of eyesight and other related conditions. The eye has one such essential component; it is the transparent window at the front of the eye called cornea. It is a round …

Dry Eye Syndrome: Are Dry Eyes A Cause For Concern?

Some patients experience frequent drying of eyes due to medical conditions. Dry eye is a medical situation which occurs when the lachrymal glands are not able to produce tears in the required amount and consistency. This case may lead to inflammation of the eyes, and if this is not treated with care, will lead to pain, ulcers, severe scars on the cornea and finally loss of vision. Permanent vision loss …

What is Macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration is an age-related eye disease that leads to blurry vision or loss of vision due to degeneration of the macula. It is the central part of the retina, which lies in the back layer of the eye. It records the images that we see and transmit it to the brain. A healthy macula helps us to see clearly and perform tasks like reading, writing, sewing and many other …

Invisalign Is This Treatment What You Really Need

Some lucky people are born with a set of perfect looking teeth. Others can achieve the same by undertaking the orthodontic treatment which has known to make a big difference. It changes the smile entirely and has known to increase the self-confidence of many people. Your dentist will offer a different type of orthodontic treatments depending on the condition of your teeth. What is an orthodontic treatment? Orthodontics is a …

What To Expect During A Tooth Extraction Procedure

Tooth extraction or pulling out of tooth from its socket can be a process dreaded by most of us. Advances in dentistry have managed to make this process almost painless, but we would be lying if we say that this procedure has not caused pain in any case. Pain during a dental extraction depends on a dentist as well as the patient. An unaware patient would continuously moan and flinch …