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The link between depression and teeth.

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the world. When you or someone you love is struggling with depression, it can be easy to overlook oral health. Yet maintaining good oral care is an important factor in your overall mental health. Depression can lead to poor oral hygiene, poor nutrition, avoidance of necessary dental care. But the connection between depression and oral health doesn’t end here. Few other oral problems are related to depression like- Many people who have been suffering from depression also have been diagnosed with an aching mouth due to excessive clenching of teeth. Due to excessive clenching patients also report with problems in jaw joints like pain and restricted jaw movements. In depression certain body hormones like cortisol are increased which causes various gum (periodontal) diseases. Depression is also linked to high risked behavior like smoking, alcohol, drug abuse. these are associated with oral damage. The side effects from medications can a…
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TIPS FOR REDUCING BRACES PAIN

Ice pack or cold food and drinks reduce swelling and inflammation and also helps in relieving pain as it does on other areas of the body. Pain relieving medicines is a conventional way to relieve the pain after braces tightening and can be taken for 4-5 days till the pain is completely relieved. Switch to soft foods for some days like soups, lentil water, mashed potato and milk rather than having foods like candies, chicken or nay other hard food. A warm rinse might help in healing any cuts, injuries or nay ulcer that you have had due to braces. Massage or gums in a gentle circular motion all over for 15-20 minutes with your finger. This can be done at any time of the day. Use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth as harder ones are going to irritate the gums more. Continuously touching your braces might just add additional bacteria in the mouth so this should be taken care.  Swishing your mouth for one minute after every meal will alleviate the soreness and infection.  Orthodontic waxes are …