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Mobile Dentistry
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Mobile Dentistry

By: Ayesha Bibi, Mehwash Kashif As active members of the Pakistan dental community, we would like to bring into knowledge the importance and role of mobile dentistry. Mobile dentistry answers the following questions. Why do children cry while sitting on a dental chair and don’t open their mouth for examination? Why do elderly people and…

Scientists say aspirin could reverse tooth decay
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Scientists say aspirin could reverse tooth decay

A research, the first of its kind, conducted at Queen’s University has discovered that aspirin stimulates stem cells in teeth, enhancing tooth regeneration. Tooth decay is the most common dental disease. It results in inflammation of the tooth nerve, which causes the toothache which most people are familiar with. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is a drug…

Dental house officers fight for their right to fair pay
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Dental house officers fight for their right to fair pay

  KARACHI-Dental house officers of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) shut down all dental out-patient departments and came out in joint protest at the Dow Medical College main campus on Monday (today). The protest included house officers from all three dental institutions of DUHS – Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences, Dow…

Tooth implants vs crowns: what’s best for YOU?
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Tooth implants vs crowns: what’s best for YOU?

Dental implants and tooth crowns are used to replace missing teeth. There is a fundamental difference between the two processes, but the goal achieved is the same. In dental implants, new teeth are attached to the jawbone, where as in tooth crowns, natural teeth are used for support. You and your dentist can discuss your individual case and…

Using charcoal for pearly whites!
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Using charcoal for pearly whites!

Sounds unbelievable? It seems beyond logic, but brushing your teeth with this black powder is actually going to give them a white glow. It is the new trend on social media, and people all over Pakistan are trying it out. You will be shocked to see the results of yellowing teeth first turning black and…

Dr Channar promoted to Assoc Prof at LUMHS
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Dr Channar promoted to Assoc Prof at LUMHS

JAMSHORO: Congratulations to Dr Kashif Ali Channar for being promoted to Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro. He has one international publication and 30 national publications along with 33 citations, 3 in h-index and 1 in 10 index journals. Currently he is supervising 8 FCPS…

How to protect your teeth from breaking
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How to protect your teeth from breaking

WHAT CAUSES BROKEN, FRACTURED, CRACKED TEETH AND OTHER DENTAL TRAUMA? The most commonly encountered causes that can lead to chipped, fractured, broken teeth and other traumatic dental injuries are as follows: Accidents Assaults Untreated Dental Cavities Root Canal Treated Teeth without Crowns Teeth with Temporary Fillings left for a Prolonged Period of Time (More than…

IMDC hosts Oral Health Promotion Day
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IMDC hosts Oral Health Promotion Day

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Medical & Dental College (IMDC) recently hosted a Oral Health Promotion Day. It was organized by Community Dentistry Department. The theme of the day was: ”BATTLING THE TOOTH-BERG”. HOD Dr. Rubina Mumtaz presented the oral health promotion agenda. She highlighted the need of oral health policy, induction of auxiliary dental staff at primary…

Obesity destroys oral health
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Obesity destroys oral health

Obesity is a medical condition which involves accumulation of body fat, creating an adverse effect on a person’s health. It is a complex disorder and a multi-factorial disease that is now growing into a major health concern all over the world. The factors that contribute in making a person obese includes: Imbalance between the energy…

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