Smoking and Teeth

We all have habits; some habits are good, however others are not so good and can even affect our health. If we grew up between 1960 – 1970 it was common to see and hear in tv the importance of smoking. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in the 1960 – 1970 the average…

Are you making these brushing mistakes?

Brushing your teeth is something you probably do two or three times a day. But does that make you an oral hygiene hotshot? Could you be making brushing mistakes without even realizing it? Check out these five common brushing boo-boos, and find out if you’re doing what it takes to look after your teeth and…

4 signs you’re brushing the wrong way

You’re using the wrong brush What kind of brush are you using? It really does make a difference, says Dr. Ron Smith, president of the Canadian Dental Association and a dentist in Duncan, B.C. “You want a toothbrush that has relatively soft bristles and has lots of them,” he notes. Your mouth is also better…

[Video] Kids teach kids about dental hygiene

Ask your children to sit with you as they watch this and answer any questions they have. This great video gives your kids a chance to learn from other kids some of the best dental health practices.

6 unusual ways to clean your teeth

Forgot to pack your toothbrush? Save your smile with these six simple teeth-cleaning secrets 1. Seek cinnamon Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that cinnamon-flavored chewing gum reduces bacteria in the mouth. The reason? The gum contains cinnamic aldehyde (the compound that gives cinnamon it’s flavour and colour), a plant essential oil…

[VIDEO] Your child’s teething and tooth-loss timeline

Even before your baby was born, tooth buds were developing under his gums. Here’s when pearly whites tend to appear – and when baby teeth fall out to make way for permanent ones. Rest assured that this is a rough guideline. It’s perfectly normal for a baby’s first tooth to show up at 3 months…

USM cipta produk bantu pesakit

PULAU PINANG 8 Nov. – Pasukan Inovatif dan Kreatif Galaksi R-3 dari Institut Perubatan dan Pergigian Termaju (IPPT), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) mencipta sejarah tersendiri selepas inovasi mereka dinobat sebagai johan dalam pertandingan Cabaran Ino­vasi Inklusif Zon Utara 
baru-baru ini. Pasukan itu berjaya meyakinkan juri menerusi reka cipta alat senaman yang memudakan pesakit yang dinamakan…

Tea or coffee at work – thanks a latte!

A hot cup of tea or coffee during the working day is both refreshing and surprisingly good for oral health. Getting a round of tea and coffee in at work could help to improve the oral health of your colleagues. A series of studies has shown that regular tea and coffee drinkers are less likely…