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WATCH: How do extra-small toothbrush heads work?

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Size matters when it comes to your dental health

Why size matters when it comes to your dental health

Mar 20, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Achieving good oral health is as easy as switching up your toothbrush

Are you guilty of these brushing no-nos?

Mar 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Maybe you didn’t even know these habits were harming your teeth and gums

House panel quizzes DOH on drug rehab, animal bite programs

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:50 PM

A couple of lawmakers ask Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial about her department s capability to implement certain programs

Stress less, smile more

Aug 03, 2016 - 3:47 PM

Stress is an unavoidable fact of life but it doesn’t have to show

The incredible mouth and its incredible uses

Aug 23, 2015 - 9:48 AM

The human mouth has some basic uses but some really take the cake

Oral bacteria: Friends and foes of the mouth

Aug 16, 2015 - 2:15 PM

What you need to know about the bacteria party that goes on in your mouth

Why your mouth matters more than you think

Aug 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Bad oral hygiene isn’t just off putting it’s a burden

Include dental health in 2016 budget – Recto

Jun 20, 2015 - 4:52 PM

One in 7 Filipinos miss work or school due to aching teeth or gums

HEALTHY SMILES FOR PINOYS. With the current dental problems faced by Filipinos, Senator Ralph Recto wants to appropriate funds for oral health care in 2016. Graphics by Alejandro Edoria

TRUE OR FALSE: Do I have bad breath?

Jun 13, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Do you know what causes bad breath? Take this quiz and test your knowledge on bad breath and what may cause it

Looking for a treat? 3 dessert places you need to visit now

May 11, 2015 - 1:16 PM

Planning your next food trip? Make sure to visit these 3 unique stopovers It will be a party in your mouth

Gingivitis is more common than you think

May 05, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Did you know that 48 3 of Filipinos suffer from gingivitis or gum disease?

How important is oral health to Filipinos?

Apr 27, 2015 - 5:11 PM

How much importance do Filipinos give their oral health?

What's your oral lifestyle?

Apr 16, 2015 - 1:20 PM

When you’re on your third cup of coffee or take soft drinks with every other meal do you know how it affects your mouth?

The trouble with yellow teeth

Apr 08, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Knowing possible causes of yellow teeth can help you avoid it and give you a better understanding of oral health

Step up your lifestyle: Easy ways to make a change

Mar 25, 2015 - 12:26 PM

Filipinos want to be healthier but studies show that they aren’t doing enough about it Here are some simple tips on how to step up your lifestyle

Budget needed: PH has 1 dentist per 70,000 public school pupils

Mar 02, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto suggests cutting down on allocations for less important things in the budgets of other agencies to allow an increase in the dental budget

What can cause a toothache?

Feb 23, 2015 - 10:32 AM

Plaque is the culprit we should all look out for

Why oral health needs more attention in PH

Feb 16, 2015 - 10:55 AM

Oral B and the UP Dental Alumni Association come together to promote oral wellness in the country with the launch of Smile Pilipinas last February 6 2015

PARTNERS. Oral-B brand ambassador Ms. Iza Calzado (4th from left) graced the unveiling of the Smile Pilipinas campaign logo.  With her are (from left) Dr. Vicente Medina, chairman of the board of Smile Pilipinas Development Foundation, Inc.; JP de la Vega, vice chair of Smile Pilipinas; Dr. Jocelyn Tan, president and CEO of Smile Pilipinas; Mr. Shankar Viswanathan, general manager of Procter & Gamble Philippines; and Mr. Suranjan Magesvaran, Procter & Gamble vice president, Home Products, Power and Oral Care, Procter & Gamble Asia.

When plaque attacks

Jan 24, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Why plaque is the root cause of most of your oral health problems

Sugary foods you don't suspect are harmful to your teeth

Nov 28, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Cavities are not just caused by lollipops sodas and the like Read this list for unsuspecting sugar culprits

Fast Facts: The real problem behind sensitive teeth

Nov 15, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Migraines or aching knees don’t go unnoticed Pain in your teeth should be no different

2012 Olympic athletes had bad teeth – study

Oct 01, 2013 - 10:39 AM

Previous studies have suggested poor oral health in athletes may be caused by high intake of carbohydrates and reduced immune function through intensive training

Visitors walk near The Olympic Stadium in east London on July 28, 2012, during The 2012 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT