5 ways your dentist can tell when you’re stressed

When Jessica Chia visited the dentist for her annual check-up, she was surprised when he asked her if she was experiencing a stressful time at home or at work. He pointed out that she had a couple of ulcers on her tongue and observed that she had been grinding her teeth unconsciously during the night….

Tooth diagram

Most adults have 32 teeth, including wisdom teeth. Our teeth are one of the hardest parts of the body. Teeth are essential for chewing food, but what lies beneath the shiny white surface of a healthy tooth? Parts of the teeth Parts of the teeth include: Enamel: The hardest, white outer part of the tooth….

7 million Filipinos have never visited a dentist—Are you one of them?

First, some facts on the state of dental health in the Philippines: • 7 Million Filipinos Have Never Visited the Dentist. • According to the WHO and the DoH, 98% of Filipinos have dental caries, or a form of tooth decay. • 53% admit to visit dentists only when they experience pain. • The Philippines has…

6 surprising reasons you shouldn’t overlook gum health

Consider your gums When you think of oral hygiene, do you consider your gums? “In most people’s minds, tooth brushing is focused on teeth and prevention of decay,” says dentist Robert MacGregor of Kentville, Nova Scotia. “But it’s equally important to prevent gum disease,” he says. Periodontal or gum disease is more common than you…

Practise effective safeguarding measures, dentists told

Malaysian Private Dental Practitioners’ Association president says patients’ dental and medical histories are pivotal in ensuring safe treatment. PETALING JAYA: It is important for dentists to practise effective safeguarding measures to avoid issues of incompetency when carrying out a dental procedure. These measures, Malaysian Private Dental Practitioners’ Association President Dr V Nedunchelian told The Star,…

[Video] Girl’s wobbly milk tooth pulled out by a hungry squirrel

Can I have another $5 from the tooth fairy for this?’ Little girl lets her father enlist a SQUIRREL to pull out her loose milk tooth.   Man decides dental floss, granola and a squirrel will remove loose tooth The ‘internet first’ plan was played out at a park in Montreal, Canada Squirrel is filmed…

Bantu kanak-kanak malang

Ramadan sememangnya dinantikan umat Islam seluruh dunia. Hadirnya Ramadan bermakna tibanya bulan penuh keberkatan bagi yang meraikannya. Munculnya Ramadan ini juga menuntut setiap umat Islam untuk meningkatkan sifat kesabaran dalam diri, bukan setakat menahan lapar dan dahaga malah berwaspada dalam setiap tindakan. Menjelangnya Ramadan turut mengimarahkan aktiviti keagamaan dan kemasyarakatan khususnya buat golongan memerlukan. Menjamu…

Singapore’s first dental clinic for elderly, special needs patients opens

SINGAPORE: The first dental clinic in Singapore catering to the elderly and patients with special needs was officially opened on Tuesday (Jun 21). The Geriatric Special Care Dentistry Clinic at the National Dental Centre Singapore offers a full range of oral health services customised for patients with complex medical needs as well as those with…

[Video] Ultra realistic Dental Training Android Robot Showa Hanako 2

Tokyo’s Showa University has unveiled its latest robotic dental patient. The University engaged robotics company Tmsuk to manufacture the realistic bot which is designed to simulate a number of typical patient gestures and responses, allowing dental students to experience what it’s like to work with a real patient. Showa Hanako 2 is said to be…

‘Tidak apa’ attitudes that lead to negligence

Consumer group chief calls for a special government agency to monitor and enforce negligence laws. KUALA LUMPUR: The “tidak apa” attitude among Malaysians is causing professional negligence to rise, says Nadzim Johan, president of the Malaysian Muslim consumers association. “In the past two months alone, we have received seven cases regarding professional negligence in the…