Common Types of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth Typically wisdom teeth start to erupt, or grow into the mouth, in people aged between 16 years to 26 year olds. They derive their name “wisdom teeth” from this being the time of the “getting of wisdom” as you progress from “youth” to “adulthood”. Wisdom teeth are the third of the molar series of teeth…

11 ways you’re ruining your teeth without even realising

1. Eating dried fruit You might think you’re getting your five a day, but dried fruit such as raisins are actually packed with sugar, which leads to tooth decay and cavities. Try to enjoy these foods in small doses, and make sure you’re brushing your teeth twice a day to make sure the sugary stuff can’t hang…

Info-graphics: Dental Health Facts You Need to Know

Not taking care of your mouth can lead to many dental problems: bad breath, gum disease, cavities, sensitivity and even tooth loss. But the good news is these issues are preventable. For ideal dental health, there are numerous good habits you need to adopt. Here are few dental health facts you should know. Maintaining your oral…

Should Hospitals Treat Patients as Customers, Partners or Both?

In an increasingly competitive healthcare environment, hospitals are seeking new ways to attract and retain patients. In addition, now that patient satisfaction is tied to reimbursement under value-based purchasing, hospitals are beginning to think of and treat patients as customers. Some hospitals, for example, have developed hotel-like amenities to create a comfortable environment. At the…

The 10 Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Teeth whitening may be considered a vain pursuit, but maintaining good dental health is totally necessary. Regular dentist visits and good brushing and flossing habits are important components of healthy tooth maintenance, but our choices can also impact our tooth health—namely, the things we choose to eat and drink. Avoiding sugary sodas and staining coffee…

Why You Should Never Brush After Eating

For years, we have been told by dentists and health professionals alike that brushing your teeth right after eating a meal is your best best course of action. However in recent times, a number of dental experts have suggested that the tradition of brushing immediately after eating could be detrimental to your dental health over a…

5 Surprising Ways You’re Seriously Hurting Your Teeth

When it comes to cavities, there are the usual suspects to blame: soda, sugar, shoddy brushing. But other chomper wreckers may fill your daily routine, too. Keep reading for 5 unexpected dental culprits—and the best ways to stop them. CARDIO Long cardio workouts may take a toll on your pearly whites, a new German study…

Info-graphics: Dental Facts (Australia)

Despite the relatively high standard of living and the positive impact of water fluoridation, dental disease poses a significant burden to us. The following statistics highlight the prevalence and impact of dental disease and the link between lifestyle behaviours and good oral health. Oral Health There are over 19 million decayed teeth in Australia with…

1 out of 5 Malaysian doctors quit to become waiters

Housemen do not complete training stint for various reasons PETALING JAYA: One in every five doctors undergoing training as houseman in Malaysia quit each year, an alarming rate of drop out, considering the high cost of studying medicine. It may cost up to RM500,000 to study medicine in Malaysia and up to RM1mil if it…

6 reasons why patients are not customers. Do you agree?

Came across a blog entitled “Patients are not customers. Here are 6 reasons why” written by Dr. Shirie Leng, an anesthesiologist. She gives 6 reasons why patients are not consumers. How much do you agree with the following opinion? Original blog: Recently I wrote about the problems with maintenance of certification requirements.  One of the…