KARACHI- Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences held a debate competition between MBBS and BDS students recently with the topic of the debate being “Facebook- advantageous and disadvantageous”.
The competition was organized by Assistant Professor Dr. Marium Iqbal , Head of Department of Community Dentistry, with SSCMS. The chief event being were Assistant Professor Dr. Nighat Zia, and Demonstrator Dr. Talha Tahir Nagi, (Department of Community Dentistry). Prof. HR Sukhia, colleges Vice-Principal & Head of Dental Section, was highly appreciative of the events and distributed the prizes amongst the winners. He stressed on the importance of debates and competitions where they express their inner feelings on current issues concerning the society and the youth thus widen the scope of understanding of the subject matter. Senior members of the medical and dental faculty were the judges at the event. The debate was greatly enjoyed by the audience composed of students and faculty members alike.
Health Tip: many seniors suffer from dry mouth
Talk to your dentist about what’s causing yours
Dry mouth can cause dental health problems, including an increased risk of cavities. And dry mouth is especially common in older adults.
The American Dental Association lists these tips to help manage dry mouth in seniors:
“If you are using an over-the-counter mouthwash or spray, it may be contributing to dry mouth.
“Talk to your doctor about the medications you are taking and ask if you can make any adjustments to help with dry mouth.
“Carry a water bottle with you and drink throughout the day.
“Suck on sugar-free lozenges or chew sugar-free gum to help with saliva production.
“Run a humidifier in your home.
“Avoid irritating foods and drinks, including coffee, soda, alcohol and fruit juice high in acids.