Put teeth into oral healthcare management

Go beyond treatment to preventive efforts to root out decay that could cause severe illness

Our teeth serve the important function of chewing up food to aid digestion and also play a vital role in speech. But they are often considered more important for cosmetic reasons.

There is no doubt that having a nice smile is good for self-confidence and esteem.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2018, with the headline 'Put teeth into oral healthcare management'. Print Edition | Subscribe