Perfected by the great Guru and sage Patanjali in Bharat or the present day India, in ancient times, Yoga is an eternal and precious gift of our country to the people of the universe. Humanity can immensely benefit from Yoga by making it a part of life and living. Though perfected and gifted by the Hindu Gurus, Yoga is not to be equated with Hindu religion, its rituals or practices. Yoga therefore, transcends religion and is a secular affair in its manifestation. People belonging to all races, cultures, religions, countries and other backgrounds can adopt Yoga, without any inhibition.
Yoga is a civilization gift from the Hindus to the world that can usher in harmony in life and living. By sacredly addressing the trinity of Kaayaa-Mana-Atmaa, Yoga, when practiced in right earnest and under the supervision of a Guru of standing; it can synchronize the subtle aspects of the three, fusing them into a unified whole.
The Yoga postures and Kriyas are panacea of optimum health. It can be highly beneficial in maintaining good health, as well as to cure or prevent diseases of body and mind to a great extent. While practicing Yoga, it is essential that proper and recommended diets (Saatwika) are taken. The benefits of Yoga is best realized in a natural and serene environment, away from the clutter and din of the society. However, the students of Yoga are not required to turn ascetics or remain outside the usual fold of the immediate societal realities and boundaries.
On the occasion of International Yoga Day, today on 21st. June 2018, we the Dental Surgeons, and support staffs at The Dentistree, situated at No.3, Taramani Link Road, Near Hotel Buhari, Dhandeeswaram Nagar, Velachery Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042, India. Congratulate all the Yoga Gurus and Students of Yoga for their efforts and contributions to make the Day, a success. On our part, we firmly believe that Yoga can help us remain healthy and in harmony with the environment.
Next time you visit your dentist, you won’t just be getting your teeth cleaned or getting a filling. You’ll be taking an important step towards better health for your whole body.
It’s no secret that your oral health affects your overall health (and vice versa), but the connection is deeper than many people realize. Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy goal in and of itself. Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth healthy as you get older.
Researchers are also discovering new reasons to brush and floss. A healthy mouth may help you ward off medical disorders. The flip side? An unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes and preterm labor.
Brush your teeth twice a day: When you brush, don’t rush. Take time to do a thorough job.
Use the proper equipment: Use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush that fits your mouth comfortably.
Keep your brush clean: Always rinse your toothbrush with water after brushing. Store your toothbrush in an upright position and allow it to air-dry until using it again. Try to keep it separate from other toothbrushes in the same holder to prevent cross-contamination. Don’t routinely cover toothbrushes or store them in closed containers, which can encourage the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast.
Know when to replace your toothbrush: Invest in a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric or battery-operated toothbrush every three to four months — or sooner if the bristles become irregular or frayed.
Clean in between the teeth: You can’t reach the tight spaces between your teeth and under the gumline with a toothbrush. That’s why daily flossing is important.
Eat a balanced and a healthy diet: The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too. Eg: If you consume too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks, you could be at risk for tooth decay.
Schedule regular appointments with dental professional: for routine checkup and teeth cleaning
How often do you think about the health of your gums? Most people assume their gums are healthy and spend time on more pressing problems. But the health of your gums may affect your physical health as well. Medical researchers believe that individuals with gum disease may be at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and respiratory infections.
Healthy gums are the foundation for strong and healthy teeth. The gums are made of a soft skin designed to cover the bones and teeth. This tissue forms a tight seal around the teeth to support the bones and provide a barrier to bacteria.. Lack of this keratinized gum tissue around teeth can lead to:
The primary cause of gum disease is plaque, an adhesive layer that forms from food debris. When plaque is not removed it hardens up into tartar (calculus) – an ideal home for the bacteria which cause gum disease. Bacteria in the plaque and tartar secrete toxins that cause infection and destroy the gums and bone that support the teeth. In addition, your body produces substances that destroy infected gum and bone as well as killing the bacteria.
Most people suffer from some form of gum disease, however, the disease develops slowly in most people and it can be slowed down to a rate that should allow you to keep most of your teeth for life. Unfortunately, because gum disease progresses painlessly, most people do not notice the damage it is doing and over a number of years the bone supporting the teeth can be lost. The longer the teeth are left untreated, the more complex treatment can become.
Gingivitis is a common but mild form of gum disease, the first sign of which is often bleeding gums. Left untreated, it can progress to a more serious condition called periodontitis
Periodontitis is a more serious form of gum disease. Calculus buildups to reach below your gum line, causing the gums to separate from the teeth and supporting bone. Leading to development of periodontal pockets . This pockets may cause swelling, bleeding, pain while chewing, and teeth looseness and misalignment. Sometimes sores develop inside the mouth. Many patients experience persistent bad breath, as well as tooth sensitivity. Another symptom could be discharge of pus from the gums. Unless treated, periodontitis symptoms will worsen and your teeth could fall out.
Consult our experts at Dentistree today to have healthy gums and healthy body!
If its true that you are what you eat, then its true for your teeth and gums also.
When you drink sugary beverages and eat starchy fods you are not only feeding yourself but also the bacteria that harbours in the plaque around the tooth.
While some foods invite tooth decay there are some which also help to combat thereby keeping the gums and teeth healthy.