Smoking and Dental Health (3)

Addressing Your Oral Hygiene With Your Dentist Clearly the use of tobacco of any kind — whether it’s smoking or snuff — can be harmful to your gums and teeth. The best solution to this issue is to stop using tobacco entirely. We know that’s not easy. Many people have tried and failed to quit…

Smoking and Dental Health (2)

How Does Tobacco Damage Gums? Smoking has many effects on the mouth that can lead to the weakening of gums and development of periodontal disease. Smokers are 64.2 percent more likely to develop gum disease than non-smokers. More than 40 percent of all periodontal disease in the United States is attributable to smoking. The problem…

Smoking and Dental Health (1)

Everyone knows smoking causes lung cancer. It’s closely linked to cardio-pulmonary problems and can cause coughing fits and worsen asthma symptoms. And it’s common knowledge smoking can lead to emphysema and other chronic lung problems. Most people who use tobacco are aware of these risks. There’s another side effect of smoking that doesn’t get as…

Majlis Pelancaran Program Ikon Gigi (iGG) Kebangsaan 4 Disember 2016 Dewan Tun Perak, LHDN Melaka

Program iGG telah dimulakan di Melaka Bandaraya Bersejarah pada bulan Mei 2016 dengan 30 orang sukarelawan dari pelbagai peringkat usia dan latar belakang. Para ikon ini diberi latihan terlebih dahulu berpandukan modul penjagaan kesihatan pergigian. Walau bagaimanapun, ikon pergigian ini masih dibimbing dan dipantau oleh fasilitator yang terdiri daripada Pegawai Pergigian. Hasilnya, semenjak program ini…

5 bad oral health habits you need to break

1. Not flossing Flossing is one of the most important dental health habits, yet it’s the most likely to be forgotten or skipped, according to Dr. Gary MacDonald, vice president of the Canadian Dental Association. With just 28 percent of Canadians flossing at least five times a week, you are not alone if you’re guilty…

5 Ways To Prevent Tooth Decay Gum Disease

Nearly all American adults experience forms of tooth decay and gum disease, most commonly in the form of cavities and gingivitis detected during routine dental visits. Cavities and gingivitis are common, and start as small concerns, but when left untreated they can quickly escalate to more severe dental disease. Despite what statistics may suggest, keeping…

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.