'In a recent survey, we were surprised to find that most Indians don't give much importance or time to brushing their teeth. Yet, it is a vital step for dental health. A technically sound toothbrush and fluoride-based toothpaste are essential tools. And, since India is the diabetes capital of the world, you need to be extra careful, because there is a well-documented link between diabetes and gum diseases. All dental diseases are preventable, if diagnosed in the early stages. So be regular with your visits to the dentist,' says Dr Paul R Warren, vice president, Global Professional & Scientific Relations, P&G Professional Oral Health.
5 major dental ailments such as tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, tar and staining of teeth and sensitivity to heat and cold begin to surface especially as you grow older.
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