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Ageing and Dental Health

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What happens to your teeth as time goes by?

Good nutrition and medical care has enabled many people to live to a ripe old age. Life expectancy now exceeds 80 years. However, if we look at the dental history of the average person in his/her late fifties-to-mid seventies, there[...]

Hypertension and Dental Care

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Keeping your heart and teeth healthy

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. The two measurements for your blood pressure reading refer to the force of heart muscle contraction pumping the blood[...]

Combat Cavities

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Five ways to prevent tooth decay

Tooth decay or cavities are common especially in children and teenagers. There are many different reasons why we develop cavities, but the most common of which is eating sugary food frequently and not cleaning our teeth well. When sugary and[...]

Fixed Bridges vs Dental Implants

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Know your options!

When someone loses one or more teeth, it’s usually an event that one doesn’t take lightly. This is especially so if the loss is in one’s front tooth/teeth, which will be more visible when the person smiles. Besides the obvious[...]

Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist

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7 Tips to help children overcome their fear of dentists

For a child, a trip to the dentist can be overwhelming due to the different people, sounds and sights they may encounter. However, regular visits to the dentist are vital to ensure good oral health and to promote good oral[...]

No More Excuses

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Periodontal diseases and other reasons why you should floss!

Did you know that flossing is even more important than brushing when it comes to preventing periodontal (gum) disease and tooth loss? At any given time, our oral cavity contains plaque. Plaque is the sticky, colourless film that constantly forms[...]

Beat Bad Breath

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Oral care and management of halitosis

Resolutions are never far off when someone wishes, “Happy New Year!” Have you made a declaration to start your year on a clean slate? While you are at it, remember your oral health. After all, fresh new year, fresh new[...]

Dental Distress

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How to handle dental emergencies during the holiday season

Injuries to the teeth or oral tissues are very common amongst adults and children. One survey reported that 16% of adults had experienced some sort of injury to the teeth or mouth affecting more males than females. The figures are[...]

Beyond Milk Teeth

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5 Common dental problems in kids

In the 21st century, where people are getting more educated and conscious of their overall well-being, dental services are not only provided to adults but to a growing population of children as well. The early introduction of dentistry to young[...]

Missing Teeth No More!

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The latest in dental implant technology

DENTAL IMPLANTS HAVE long been a predictable option to replace full or partially missing teeth. Typically, when a fully (or almost) edentulous (no teeth at all) patient comes in for a consultation,  dental specialists will examine and assess whether replacing[...]

The Smile Booster

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Dr Pong Mei Yee – Advocate for conservative and non-invasive cosmetic dental techniques

AMIDST THE IMPRESSIVE, albeit invasive, new technologies in the dental industry, one dentist still believes in the conservative and non-invasive approach to restoring the teeth and enhancing the smiles of her patients. Dr Pong Mei Yee is an advocate for[...]

Tooth Sensitivity

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What you need to know

WE’VE OFTEN ENCOUNTERED episodes in our day to day lives when we’ve experienced some measure of sensitivity on our teeth either from eating or drinking, and even at times when we’re doing nothing. More often than not we simply let[...]

Toothpicks

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Are they bad for my teeth?

I was having dinner with my friends a few nights ago when one of them asked me this question,“Is picking my teeth bad for me? I was told it is.” I thought to myself, if toothpicks are bad for teeth,[...]

Pain and Locking Episodes

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Signs and symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD, TMJ Disorder or Jaw Joint Disorder) is a common condition which affects the jaw joints (TMJ) and the muscles and structures around the joint. Most people know someone who has suffered from this disorder. There are[...]

Biting Pain

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The truth behind wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last few teeth to be formed in the human jaw. It is also known as the third molar, the last molar at the four ends of the two rows of teeth. Wisdom teeth erupt or appear[...]

Halitosis and Oral Care

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Don’t let bad breath get the better of you

Bad breath or halitosis is a common problem that can affect anyone at any age. It affects about 2.4% of the adult population, and most people at some point. The odour often depends upon the source or underlying cause of[...]

Children’s Dental Accidents

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What to do during dental emergencies at home

Ezyhealth spoke with Dr Elizabeth Tan, Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry at Specialist Dental Group, about some of the common issues relating to children’s dentistry. Here are some useful tips for parents on how they can ensure that their children’s teeth[...]

Nutrition and Oral Health

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The significant role of diet in the development and maintenance of healthy gums and teeth

Patients occasionally inquire on the need for good oral health in relation to their general wellbeing. My reply is that the mouth is the starting point for our digestive system. The ability to cut, chew and swallow food is essential[...]

Gum Disease

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It’s a matter of the heart

You may be wondering what gum disease has to do with heart problems – after all, the mouth and the heart are separate organs of the body. Gum (periodontal) disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the supporting bone[...]

More than Teeth

More than Teeth - The importance of gum health

The importance of gum health

Gum disease is one of the two most common diseases that affect our oral cavity. This disease is a condition affecting the gum and bone surrounding the teeth. While gum disease does not show obvious symptoms until it has progressed[...]

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