Info-graphics: Life of a Dead Tooth

A dead tooth is a tooth that does not have a nerve inside it. There are so many factors behind a tooth to turn dark color however the most frequent is from a injury, decay, extreme clenching, and periodontal disease. Shortly after a tooth dies, it is not possible to observe any significant difference. It…

Test Your Dental IQ!

Think you know everything you need to know about teeth? Test yourknowledge with this 9- question quiz.   QUESTIONS: 1. True/False – A dental carie (cavity) is an infectious disease. 2. True/False – A sealant is a dental treatment designed to prevent decay in 1st and 2nd adult molars. 3. According to the American Dental…

Kesan Buruk Memakai Fake Braces

Zaman sekarang ini, terdapat banyak produk palsu yang dikatakan boleh menambahkan kecantikan seseorang. Namun agak bahaya jika ianya mendatangkan kesan buruk. Salah satu alat palsu tersebut ialah fake braces. Fake braces ini dikatakan mampu membuatkan penampilan seseorang menjadi lebih nerd. Namun tidak berfungsi seperti braces sebenar. Tapi ada juga fake braces yang berfungsi braces sebenar yang…

Tooth Development (Odontogenesis) – Part 2

1. Initiation Stage: This is the first stage of odontogenesis; it begins between the sixth and seventh week of prenatal development during embryonic period, where ondontogenesis of primary (baby) dentition starts. At the beginning of the sixth week, the embryo’s primitive mouth is lined by ectoderm. The outer position of the ectoderm gives rise to…

Tooth Development (Odontogenesis) – Part 1

Stages of Tooth Development There are different stages in the development of tooth. The staging of tooth development is an attempt to categorise changes that occur along a continuous path and usually it is hard to decide what stage we should assign to a specific development of tooth. These stages are used to help students…

Why is Fluoride Essential for a White and Healthy Smile?

Fluoride is important for healthy teeth and gums, and if your teeth aren’t healthy then you cannot whiten safely. But how is fluoride able to strengthen teeth, and how much fluoride is necessary? Fluoride is a mineral that is found naturally in rocks, and it is also found in some water supplies and in some…

10,000 pengamal pergigian diperlukan menjelang 2020

KUALA LUMPUR 6 Okt. -Malaysia memerlukan kira-kira 10,000 pengamal pergigian pada 2020 bagi mencapai nisbah satu doktor untuk 3,000 penduduk, kata Menteri Kesihatan Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. Beliau yakin sasaran itu akan dicapai berdasarkan peningkatan jumlah graduan berkaitan pergigian setiap tahun sekali gus menunjukkan perkembangan positif dalam perkhidmatan itu. “Ketika ini terdapat kira-kira 4,000…

Dental Stem Cells Could Be Used to Save Lives in the Future

A recent report in the Daily Mail told of how a dentist removed his seven-year-olds wobbly front teeth in order for the dental stem cells to be frozen and stored for up to 30 years. The parents hope their daughter’s milk teeth could one day be used to enable her to take advantage of the…

Irish Research Finds Coconut Oil Could Help Fight Tooth Decay

New research carried out at the Athione Institute of Technology in Ireland has found coconut oil could be useful in fighting the bacteria that causes tooth decay. Scientists at the Institute tested coconut oil to see how well it reacted against the bacterium Streptococcus mutans and found when the coconut oil was treated with digestive…

Too many doctors chasing too few jobs

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is all for the reduction in students entering medical faculties in institutes of higher learning this year. Its president Krishna Kumar said, “There are too many doctors with no jobs and we fully agree with the cutback.” Kumar also said that since the current minister of health is…