Early Tooth Growth 2: Establishing Good Habits

Perinatal Care Even before your child is born, you can set the foundation for good oral care. Pregnant mothers should take care of their own oral health to help increase the health of the baby. There is an association between mothers with oral disease and low birth weight and/or preterm birth.  Tooth Brushing It’s important…

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the practice for decades. Dentists provide samples to their patients; the American Dental Association insists on…

7 travel tips for good oral health

Guilt of ignoring your teeth while on vacation? Banish the bad habit with these travel tricks… You can’t take a vacation from oral hygiene It can be hard to give your oral care the attention it deserves when you’re travelling for business or pleasure. You’re away from home, and you’re out of your routine. But…

6 Tooth Tips For Athletes

On and off the field If you play sports, you probably focus on keeping your body in shape. But have you ever thought about the fitness of your mouth? Oral health is important for everyone, on and off the field. But if you’re an athlete, there are special considerations when it comes to looking after…

Rawatan Gigi Di Bulan Puasa

Tentu ramai yang sudah tahu tetapi tentu ramai juga kurang tahu mengenai persoalan: Bolehkah kita membuat rawatan gigi di bulan puasa? Adakah puasa kita akan terbatal jika jumpa dr gigi?   Di sini kita kongsikan sedikit info berkaitan puasa dan rawatan pergigian. Apakah perkara yang membatalkan puasa? Memasukan sesuatu benda dengan sengaja ke lubang (rongga…

10 teeth whitening mistakes to avoid

In the quest for pearly white teeth, it’s easy to fall into bad bleaching habits that can do more harm than good. Let an expert help you avoid these 10 common teeth whitening mistakes.. 1. Going rogue with whitening Don’t start bleaching your teeth until you’ve seen your dentist. She can determine if you’re a…

History of Toothpastes

Egyptians are believed to have started using a paste to clean their teeth around 5000BC, before toothbrushes were invented. Ancient Greeks and Romans are known to have used toothpastes, and people in China and India first used toothpaste around 500BC. Ancient toothpastes were used to treat some of the same concerns that we have today…

Tips for helping kids maintain healthy teeth on their own

IT starts with a proper lunch, says Kathleen Pace, DDS, an assistant professor at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, who shares her advice on encouraging smile-friendly habits in children as they start school. School lunches have taken center stage in the interest of maintaining children’s overall health, says Pace, yet dental health has…

Baby Teeth Deserve Care While They’re There

Misconception: Baby teeth don’t matter because they are going to fall out anyway. Actually: Neglecting baby teeth can set a child up for lifelong dental trouble. Nearly a quarter of all children between the ages of 2 and 5 have cavities, a study at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. What’s the big deal?…

History of Toothbrushes

Toothbrushing tools date back to 3500-3000 BC when the Babylonians and the Egyptians made a brush by fraying the end of a twig. Tombs of the ancient Egyptians have been found containing toothsticks alongside their owners. Around 1600BC, the Chinese developed “chewing sticks” which were made from aromatic tree twigs to freshen breath. The Chinese…

75% murid hadapi masalah gigi

KUALA LUMPUR 12 Mac – Masalah kerosakan gigi dalam kalangan kanak-kanak semakin merisaukan apabila statistik terkini menunjukkan lebih 75 peratus daripada murid sekolah rendah di seluruh negara memerlukan rawatan pergigian. Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam berkata, jumlah tersebut terlalu tinggi dan memerlukan perhatian semua pihak terutama ibu bapa untuk menjaga corak pemakanan anak-anak…

Aloe vera soothes mouth sores

As winter makes its last stand, keep in mind that the aloe vera plant, which has been used to heal sunburned skin in the summer, can also treat common oral health conditions, including cold sores and fever blisters (outside of the mouth) and canker sores (in the mouth), according to the Academy of General Dentistry….