Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dentist for Dentist

The PDA is calling all dentists to partake in Dentista para sa Dentista.

Dentist for Dentist is a fund raising project of the Philippine Dental Association to raise funds for our colleagues affected by the recent typhoon.

Date: October 29 2009
Time: 6 pm onwards

SMX convention Center
Function HAlls 2 and 3

Ticket Price at Php 1,000 per person inclusive of dinner, fun and entertainment

For inquiries please contact PDA Secretariat at
Telephone No.
02 899 63 32
02 890 46 09
02 897 80 91

Prizes to be given away: Trip for 2 to Hong Kong, (5) cellphones, (5) wireless broadband connection.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Denture Care

When you lose a tooth or an entire set of teeth to injury or disease, it can be a traumatic event in many ways. Your smile is something that is important to daily life, and a missing tooth can completely wreck it. Having a gap between teeth can also cause problems of tooth misalignment as they begin to shift with all that extra space. It can also complicate your hygiene by being a trap for food bits that grow bacteria in your mouth.

Dentures have been the traditional way to replace lost teeth, and they promise to significantly eliminate the problems arising from missing teeth. However, they are not without their own specific issues. Dentures care is a crucial part of having dentures. There are several things you need to consider when caring for your dentures.

Hygiene is one of them. Though dentures prevent food from being trapped in the gap they fill, they can still accumulate bacteria through daily use. It’s recommended that you wash your dentures at least once per day. The best time is usually right before you put them on. To clean dentures, use a suitable cleaning paste designed for dentures (they don’t have the same requirements as regular teeth) and a good denture brush. Be sure to cleanse all surfaces of the denture and focus on areas where staining may occur. If you use denture adhesives, you must make sure that all of it has been removed before applying a new patch of adhesive.

Before you sleep you should remove your dentures and place them in a cleansing fluid. This helps maintain cleanliness while giving your gums and oral tissue time to be exposed to air and saliva. You shouldn’t leave dentures in for more than 16 hours without taking them off for at least 8 hours.

You should always be monitoring the fit of your dentures. It’s easy to forget that you’re even wearing them, but the fact of the matter is that you can do serious harm to your mouth if you wear them improperly. Dentures should be snug and comfortable. Regular chewing of soft to moderately hard food should not jostle or shift the dentures out of position. If you like to eat harder foods on a regular basis, an adhesive is probably the best way to go. If you find that your mouth is sore from wearing the dentures, and if sores begin to develop, this should not be corrected by applying more adhesive. This is a sign that your dentures may no longer fit your mouth correctly or that they were never done properly in the first place. At the first sign of any misfit, you should consult your dentist for a new set.

Dentures are a great solution to the problem of missing teeth. However, you should never neglect dentures care just like you shouldn’t neglect proper oral hygiene.

Source: PPS

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


We're devastated by flood in Rosales. Many are still homeless. There is still no power. Smart and globe are up. SM was destroyed though I haven't seen it yet. Peace and order is okay, thanks to Mayor Ricardo Revita. Thanks to Remigio P Yu for charging my phone for free and for offering some help. Thanks also to kagawad Jimlo Olegario and kagawad Perfecto Cezar. Special thanks to all volunteers, channel 7 and 2, President Gloria M Arroyo, AFP and PNP.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Infection Control

It has long been noticed by dental community in the Philippines the lack of guidelines on Infection Control. This year the Philippine Dental Association put up its Infection Control Guidelines which the PDA based on United States' Guideline for Infection Control in dental health care settings. The PDA has fulfilled the need to meet global standards through the said infection control protocol.

All dentists have the professional responsibility to prevent transmission of infection. Dental professionals are always at risk of catching infection and passing it to others. Infection from patient to dentist, dentist to patient, patient to patient and dentist to others. These guidelines meant to inform and steer local dentists to strict and updated antiseptic systems observed internationally.

Kaya kapag may nakita o naobserve kayo na kakaibang ginawa ang dentists niyo, advise niyo sila na meron nang guidelines ang Pinoy dentists about infection control. Suggest the linked site above or they can get their own Guideline booklet from PDA.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Google Adsense

I've decided to remove Google Adsense from this blog to make this non-profit. I was not banned from adsense. In fact my other dental blogs are doing okay and I might enroll for masters in Prosthodontics next month using what I'm getting from Adsense.

Google Adsense is one of the best products Google provided for Filipino bloggers, second to Google Search Engine. Philippines is a third world country. One of the most corrupt nation in the world. Lots of filipinos can't even afford to surf the internet. The opportunity for a better life can't be provided by the system. Walang trabaho at ang ekonomiya bugbog sa kurapsyon. Mismong SSS id ayaw ibigay dahil walang pondo ang SSS para magprovide ng ID.

Google Adsense gave Filipino bloggers the chance to earn money. Yung tsansang hindi maibigay ng sistema at ng mga taong naiboto natin. Especially for bloggers from poor towns and provinces na hindi maabot ng asenso.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Typhoon Ondoy

Typhoon Ondoy rampaged Manila during the PDA Convention. Ondoy caused flooding which resulted to loss of lives and affecting millions of filipinos.

SMX convention center carpark

Help for Typhoon Ondoy Victims in the Philippines
Typhoon Ondoy: Help. Donate. Volunteer.