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  • Sense of Taste Myth
    By Health Blog on August 6, 2011 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Did you know that the tongue map where the tongue was supposed to sense different tastes on different parts is a myth? It was taught in schools around the world to be a fact that different areas of the tongue cater to different tastes which has been scientifically proven to be false. The reality of it is that the tongue senses all tastes from all parts of the tongue.
    Sense of taste for tongue

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  • Gingivitis Symptoms
    By Health Blog on May 30, 2011 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue often caused by poor dental hygiene. It can cause swollen gums, gum tissue to become inflamed red or purple, bleeding gums, and gums which are often sore or tender.

    Gingivitis symptoms

    The symptoms of gingivitis

    While proper oral hygiene is the most common preventative cure for gingivitis, there are two different types of the periodontal disease; dental plaque induced gingivitis and the non plaque induced gingival lesions. The most common type of gingivitis is plaque induced which is usually prevented with improved dental hygiene.

    If gingivitis symptoms occur you should first see your dentist or dental hygienist, but if the symptoms are very mild or you simply wish to avoid plaque induced gingivitis, there are a few things you can do.

    • Brush your teeth daily, morning and night
    • Floss your teeth daily
    • Regularly use an anti gingivitis mouthwash recommended by your dentist
    • It is also recommended to have your teeth cleaned regularly by your dentist to remove the plaque build up which brushing misses.

    Good oral hygiene promotes all over general health and eliminates any health problems caused by poor oral hygiene.

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  • How to solve the problem of tonsils?
    By Health Blog on October 27, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    This is one of the problems that make us difficult to breathe and eat or drink anything. This problem generally occurs along with common cold. The throat may be red and hurt. When we already have the problem of tonsils then they create more problem when you eat or drink some cold items or during the winter season due to climate. The tonsils forms lumps on each side of the throat and become very painful and we can also get fever when suffering from this problem.


    There are some temporary treatment tips that can reduce the hardness of this problem but they are permanent and can show again when climate changes to cold or when we drink or eat cold items. The permanent treatment is tonsillectomy through which can completely remove them.

    • Temporary treatment methods:
    • Gargle with warm water with some salt in that water.
    • Take Paracetamol tablet for fever and pain.
    • If the problem continues with fever for more days then it might be a danger sign of rheumatic fever and this treated through penicillin.
    • If the child has tonsils very often then take the medical help.

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  • Works of Tongue
    By Health Blog on October 7, 2010 | No Comments  Comments


    Body’s most unusual and most flexible muscle in the body is the tongue which makes us to speak, chew, gallop and sense the taste. It allows the control and manipulation of food and speaks. This enriches food digestion and speaks flow.  On observation we can find the tongue in to different shapes. What could be the reason which makes only tongue to change its shape when it’s not possible with other muscles? The composition of skeletal muscle fiber enriches your life with flow of sweet and hard accent oriented talk. Let’s find what makes your tongue to speak, taste and digests your food.

    Things makes to Fulfill tongue’s Diverse Responsibilities:

    Its Role in Food digestion: Tongue plays the role of molding and chewing the food in mouth along with the cheeks. This enriches the digestive process in quite easy way. This is the reason for suggesting chewing the food for at least 10times.

    Tongue is the most musical fiber that gets lace with in a surrounded skeletal bone perceiving the secured organs. This peripheral sense organ has the sensation towards heat, cold, pain and pressure.

    Beneath the Tongue:

    The symmetrical structure of tongue and muscles have two halves got divided by medium septum. Its composition is of extrinsic and intrinsic muscles. Each plays a different role and is initiated at different locations of body.

    Extrinsic Muscle:

    The very long extrinsic muscle is root is from somewhere in deep of the body, connects to the bone of the surrounding mouth and provides the movements to it. The stylaglosus, palatoglousus makes its movement where as geniglossus enriches the depression and thirstiness.

    This extrinsic got laced with the jaw bone called hyoid bone for supporting the tongue, styloid processes and temporal lobes.  Its u shaped structure hyoid bone suspends the styloid processes with the help of ligaments and muscles.

    Intrinsic Muscle:

    These intrinsic muscles originate from the tongue and it’s the cause of tongue flexibility like contracting and expanding in different shapes. Intrinsic includes longitudinalis inferior, transverses linguae, verticalis linguae, longitudinalis superior which plays the keen role in speech process.

    tongue structure

    tongue structure

    Mucous Membrane:

    Mucous membrane is a double layered cover over the tongue which prevents the entering of intruders like microbes, pathogens in to the digestive system. Its covers the muscle mass and fat of tongue and secrets the mucus and keeps the mouth and food always moist.

    Taste buds:

    The taste which we sense while eating makes us feel different moments (tasty, spicy, sweet, hot, etc). Its due to the taste buds around the tongue which are named as papillae. This makes the actual friction between the tongue and food.

    Small structured taste buds fixed in the papillae are made up of basal and supporting cells which maintain 50 gustatory receptor cells which are simulated by the chemical solutions.

    Speech Instrument:

    Tongue is the most vital speech instrument for the human body. The world of phonetics is generated just because of speech ability. There are vowels which specially needs the help of tongue, any of its malfunctioning can leads to the issues in speech.

    A small flexible tongue have big role in human for interaction, finding the tastes of cusisine.

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  • Teeth Bleaching
    By Health Blog on August 10, 2010 | No Comments  Comments
    Teeth Bleaching

    Teeth Bleaching

    Every one of us is seeking for perfection in appearance going through different cosmetic process. It can be face, skin or teeth. Whatever the problem is, there is a solution for every problem either temporarily or permanently. Among all having genuine white teeth without any defects is rare. The reasons for it could be addictions, things consumed, genus, use of fluoride water. In order to obtain such natural whiten teeth, many of us consult doctors and goes through different treatments. Among all, teeth whitening are mostly preferred by all of us. And for that mostly accepted solution is tooth bleaching. But tooth whitening can lead to several problems which may turn to non solution issues. This articles deals with the problems which will rise because of bleaching teeth using various methods.
    Tooth Bleaching
    Tooth bleaching and whitening are meant for the removal of stains over the teeth. Based on the status of teeth stain, the bleaching techniques will be applied. Stains will be generally categorized in to extrinsic and intrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains over teeth take place because of prolonged consumption of coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco etc. Whereas intrinsic stains occurs due to the excess fluoride injection in body, trauma and drugs addiction. Sometimes it can be of teeth color from birth, thickness of color. For all this, there is a solution through bleaching.
    By consulting the dentist, they offer high level of peroxide after cleansing the teeth and covering the gums. For optimal results they suggest for two more sittings. Apart from this, there are general home usage kits, which can be directly used by the users without the involvements of doctor’s consultation. But for this, user has to choose the side effects free teeth whitening kits.

    This cosmetic teeth procedure a double package, it offers white teeth and offers few side effects. The side effects can vary from minute to non curable cases. Few of them are gum irritation, enamel damage, leakage, zingers, tooth sensitivity, leakage, and oral cancer.
    Bleach Leakage:
    The bleach leakage may takes place when patient has the cracked tooth. The bleach moves in to tooth and effects tooth pulp. And it results to severe pain and to resolve this again, dentist need to perform root canal procedure.
    Irritation of Gums:
    Due to the teeth whiteners of hydrogen peroxide, there is chance of gums irritation if they are not covered safely. This irritation in patients range from mild to moderate based on the usage of bleaching.



    Zingers by Home teeth bleaching:
    By the home teeth bleaching techniques, there is a chance to cause intense, sharp pains which are named as Zingers. There is no specific reason for the cause of zingers, but many studies states that it’s because of car amide peroxide level in the teeth whitening gel.
    Tooth sensitivity is another problem which occurs during this cosmetic procedure. It’s based on the patient’s level of reaction towards whitening bleach. Doctors can suggest applying desensitizing gels before or after the treatment.
    Loosing Enamel:
    Enamel is the most important factor for healthy teeth. By the usage of few of the home made remedies, there are hard chemicals which can affect the enamel of teeth and results to drastic cases of tooth gums.
    Many researches also posted that there is very close relation between the whitening bleaches and oral cancer. Over usage of teeth whitening bleach can affect the tongue and thoughts and results to the birth of oral cancer.
    Usage of cosmetic process for the whitening teeth is preferable, but it should not lead to over usage which results to unbearable side effects. Before going through any cosmetic dental process, consult the doctor and get clarified with its positive and negative effects and step forward.

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