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Gums Are Just as Important as Your Teeth

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by: Dr. Joseph D. Lim

IF you are age 40 or over, chances are you will have gum disease.

While it is commonly experienced during middle age, gum recession actually starts during the teenage years.

When a tooth appears longer than normal or the spaces between teeth seem to grow, you are likely to have the malady.

(photo source: http://www.gumrecession.com/)
(photo source: http://www.gumrecession.com/)

Symptoms include teeth that are very sensitive to stimuli (hot or spicy food for example), visible roots of the tooth, notched tooth at the gum line, tooth dislocation and cavities below the gum line.

It is easy to prevent gum disease with simple habits like flossing and brushing, avoiding tobacco, eating properly and not piercing the lip or tongue.

Over-aggressive brushing that cause gum recession may be evaded with gentle brushing with a soft toothbrush.

Regular professional dental cleanings prevent plaque buildup that also causes gum recession. Scaling and root planning may be necessary to clean the teeth and heal the inflammation in the gums caused by tartar.

It is necessary to avoid gum disease because it leads to other serious ailments. #OpinYon #LifeStyle #Gums

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Japanese Embassy Awards Mindanao Classrooms

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TWO turnover ceremonies were held in Mindanao on September 17 -18, 2013 for projects implemented by a Japanese NGO “ICAN.” Both projects were funded by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines through the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects, a grant funding program of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).

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On September 17, the ceremony was held at Bia-o Primary School in General Santos for the project called “Community Development Project with the Children of Indigenous Community in Mindanao” (Phase 2), amounting to US$ 240,693 (approximately PhP9.8 million). The ceremony was attended by Hon. Ronnel Rivera, Mayor of General Santos City and representatives from the Department of Education (DepEd) and the community as well as staff members of the Embassy of Japan and ICAN. #OpinYon #foreign #japan