Test Your Dental IQ

Try your hand at these questions on what’s good for your teeth.   QUESTIONS: 1. You should replace your toothbrush every six months. __True __ False 2. Nearly 35,000 new U.S. cases of oral cancer are diagnosed annually. __ True __ False 3. If one of your teeth is knocked out, you should place it…

Tooth Decay Process (2): How to Reverse It and Avoid a Cavity

How can we help teeth win the tug of war and avoid a cavity? Use fluoride Fluoride is a mineral that can prevent tooth decay from progressing. It can even reverse, or stop, early tooth decay. Fluoride works to protect teeth. It . . . prevents mineral loss in tooth enamel and replaces lost minerals….

Tooth Decay Process (1): How to Reverse It and Avoid a Cavity

You probably know that a dental cavity is a hole in a tooth. But did you know that a cavity is the result of the tooth decay process that happens over time? Did you know that you can interrupt and even reverse this process to avoid a cavity?   What’s inside our mouths? Our mouths…

What About Sugar

Sugar plays a harmful role in tooth decay. The bacteria that form together to become plaque use sugar as a form of energy. They multiply faster and the plaque grows in size and thickness. Some of the bacteria turn the sugar into a kind of glue that they use to stick themselves to the tooth…

Dental Health & Auxiliaries In Malaysia

Planning the Future : The National Oral Health Plan The government aspires to achieve a developed nation status by 2020. It is from Vision 2020 that the Oral Health Division has taken the lead to formulate a National Oral Health Plan (NOHP) for year 2010. The NOHP documents oral health goals and strategies. Goals are…

How to Relieve Tooth Pain After Filling By Dentist

Toothache after filling up is an ordinary experience for many who have gone through such ways. People who experience pain have extra sensitive teeth compared to others, as a result, making the pain intolerable. A filling done by a skilled dentist helps to prevent more cavities. Once in a while your teeth may be extra…

Patients are not customers? The balanced counterpoint!

6 reasons why patients are not customers. Do you agree? The balanced counterpoint from Dr. Keith Kaplan, MD Pathologist. Original blog: I recently came across a blog post on KevinMD entitled “Patients are not customers. Here are 6 reasons why” written by Dr. Shirie Leng, an anesthesiologist in Massachusetts. She introduces the post comparing how we…

Info-graphics: 3 ways to prevent tooth dacay in kids

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. Parents and teachers can prevent more serious oral health problems for children by instilling the importance of good dental hygiene. Approximately 48 percent of third graders in the Commonwealth have experienced tooth decay, which can affect more than their smiles. It can have negative consequences for children’s…