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ORAL HEALTH CHECKS

with the Ministry of Health

Be at The USP Health Week 2014 for your chance to take advantage of the FREE Oral Health Checks being conducted by the Ministry of Health.

DATE:    Monday: May 12th - Friday: May 16th

TIME:    12pm - 3pm

VENUE: Student Carpark

Take advantage of this opportunity and learn more about your Oral Health and how you can make your smile last a lifetime.

 

ORAL HEALTH INTERESTING FACTS

  • A typical human mouth contains billions of bacteria. If you haven't brushed your teeth lately, you might well have more bacteria in your mouth right now than there are people living on planet Earth. Scientists have identified more than 700 different species of mouth-dwelling microbes.
  • Research indicates that green tea has been associated with healthier gums and lower odds of tooth loss.
  • Chewing Depends On Your Hands! If you are right handed, you will be likely to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will be inclined to chew your food on your left side.
  • Harmful bacteria in your mouth can lead to gum disease, which has been linked with a number of other chronic inflammatory diseases throughout the body such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer's disease. It was once believed that the bacteria were the culprit. But researchers have begun to believe that the resulting inflammation is the key.
  • The life span of a taste bud is only ten days! Plus, taste buds are not always placed under the tongue. It can be on or within your cheek, or even on the top of your month.

 

 

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