April 3, 2012
Dr Andre Clarke
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Oral health is important to the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities.
“All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, my two front teeth, see my two front teeth!”
Alcohol is the most common drug of abuse and is a depressant of the central nervous system.
Is your dentist a professional or is he just an individual who has a degree in dentistry?
“It seems like the cost of dental care keeps increasing. Dentists charge too much. Why should I pay so much for such a simple dental procedure?”
Eating disorders are sometimes perceived as not very serious conditions. They are a group of serious conditions in which individuals are very preoccupied with food and weight and cannot focus on anything else. Food and weight becomes paramount in the individual’s world.
It is here again: Dental month. October 2012 has come and we still have all of our teeth, most of them or hopefully some of them. In any event, let us give Dental Month a big welcome.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood mental disorders and affects approximately 3-5 percent of children. There is a predilection for boys, affecting them two to three times more than girls. ADHD is also known to persist into adolescence and adulthood.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a range of pervasive developmental disorders that usually begin in the first 30 months of life.
Mouth health is crucial to the health and well-being of people with disabilities. Good mouth health promotes communication, good nutrition, self-esteem and
The process of reshaping the gum (gingival) tissue around the teeth is called gum sculpting, gum contouring or gingival contouring.
The word chemotherapy is a combination of two words: chemical and therapy.
THE early detection of mouth and throat cancer can be achieved by regular checks of the mouth and throat, by a competent oral healthcare professional. Sometimes, tissue changes in the mouth and throat may signal the beginning of cancer. These indicative changes will be seen and felt by a thorough dental examination and appropriate action can be taken.
Osteoporosis is a nice fancy word. We often hear about it in the media. Older men and women predominantly get it and many supplements claim to be able to stop it or slow it down.
Breast cancer has affected the lives of so many Bahamian families and families the world over.
When a person is diagnosed with cancer, it is very common for the person to become apprehensive about the diagnosis. It often strikes fear in many persons and such a diagnosis is received with the worst expectations.
In the Bahamas, medical doctors and dentists are required to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to the Ministry of Labour and Social Development and/or the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
A tumor is an abnormal growth of body tissue. It can be cancerous, noncancerous, precancerous or may have no cancerous potential at all. A brain tumor, in particular, is an abnormal growth of tissue inside the cranium or inside the central spinal canal. The cranium is a skull without the mandible (lower jaw bone).
April 7 was World Health Day and it has been celebrated every year since 1948. Every year, as is the custom, the World Health Organisation (WHO) selects a theme to be highlighted. The theme they usually choose reflects a priority area of focus for the WHO. This year the theme was "Ageing and Health: Good health adds life to years".
Erectile dysfunction is generally described as the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. It usually affects men over age 40 and affects approximately one in ten men worldwide.
World Kidney Day was March 8th, 2012 and it was recognized internationally. It is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). The day is to increase awareness of the importance of the kidneys to the overall health (including the mouth). In addition, the day seeks to reduce the stigma attached to kidney disease.
Is your dentist a professional? Or is he just an individual who has a degree in dentistry? After your dentist graduated from dental school, he became a participant in a profession and not necessarily a professional. Joining a profession will not automatically make an individual a professional.