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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology

Smart phone – A silent killer to oral health

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Author Details : S Gopalakrishnan*, G D Gomathi, G Kanimozhi, Gnanasagar

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 73-75

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Smart phones are electronic gadget that is used for many purposes other than communication. Past few years data reveals increased smart phone buyers due to introduction of 4G network. The e-rays emitted from cell phone usually between 301MHz and 950 MHz depending upon the type of device, frequency and duration of use. Long duration of mobile use can lead to increase in temperature of the exposed areas and surrounding tissues. Mobile phone radiation increases production of singlet oxygen through NADPH oxidase, leading to oxidative stress that forms a major etiological factor for various diseases. Increased exposure to smart phone radiation could have ill effects on human body. Particularly, oral cavity & Perioral tissues are frequently exposed to mobile radiation compared to other parts of the body. This review highlights the possible mechanism between effects of cell phone radiations on oral tissues.

Keywords: DNA, Surrounding tissues, E-Rays.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpi.2019.016

How to cite : Gopalakrishnan S, Gomathi G D, Kanimozhi G, Gnanasagar, Smart phone – A silent killer to oral health. IP Int J Periodontol Implantol 2019;4(3):73-75

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