Category Archives: Q & A

Teaching Dental Care to Preschoolers

I am a pre-school teacher. A teacher’s job is never done. Even if the school-year is over, I am using whatever spare time I have in coming up with better and more creative ways to impart knowledge to my preschoolers … Continue reading

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Whiter Teeth?

I want to whiten my teeth. Their color is the light shade of yellow and I don’t like it. What can I do? I am 29 years old. – Name Withheld Upon Request Sometimes, it makes me sad that many … Continue reading

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Genetic?

 Genetic din po ba ang magandang ngipin? Napansin ko po kasi, may mga friends ako na ang gaganda ng ngipin – pantay-pantay at talagang sparkling white. At hini naman sila particularly maingat sa pag-aalaga ng teeth nila. May boyfriend nga … Continue reading

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Importance of Prophy

Gaano kaimportante ang dental prophylaxis? Yung anak ko kasing babae, 15 years old, gustong magpaganun. Ang sabi ko naman, wala namang problema ang ngipin niya, bakit siya pupunta sa dentista. At saka, basta’t regular naman ang pag-toothbrush, sapat na yun, … Continue reading

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Trench Mouth?

My gums are always bleeding. Needless to say, they are quite painful. I’m sure, this has a lot to do with the fact that I am very lazy when it comes to taking care of my teeth. Nakakahiya mang aminin, … Continue reading

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Odontophobia

One of my greatest fears is to go to a dentist. What I do, I just take very good care of my teeth to avoid the need of consulting a dentist. But, recently, I’m having a pain in my gums … Continue reading

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Teething and Breastfeeding

Help! My 8-month-old baby has started having teeth and it weakens my resolve to breastfeed him until two years old. Please help. – Name Withheld Upon Request This feature article from la Leche League International may prove very enlightening. “Mothers … Continue reading

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Losing Milk Teeth

My six-year old is starting to lose his milk teeth. Is it wise to pull them out manually? Do I need to bring him to a dentist? – Lina Villa-Benavides  Children typically start losing primary teeth around five to six … Continue reading

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Baby Born with Teeth

When my baby was born two weeks ago, we were dismayed to see that he already has two front teeth. Is there any cause for alarm? – Gina Casas-del Mundo of Angono, Rizal Indeed, it is rare but some infants … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Cavities

I have a 27-month old child whose baby teeth are already showing signs of decay. I don’t know what to do. Please help. – Rexy de Leon of Navotas Your worry is a common problem of mothers of very young … Continue reading

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