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Never waste time wasting

Dear Readers,

When I first returned to the Bahamas several years ago, I was called on very often to conduct workshops on "Stress Management."  In fact, this request was made so often, that I used to ...

Handling dental emergencies

Any injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and exp ...

The importance of an oral exam

The Importance of an Oral Exam

When patients visit the dentist one of the first things we do is the oral exam. The Surgeon General's Oral Health Report recommends a thorough oral examination to detect ...

Understanding Oral Health

The health of your teeth and gums directly affects aspects of your physical health. Researchers are continually linking good oral health to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and other life-threaten ...

Floaters and flashes

Welcome back to another article in the continuing educational series on eye health. The important topic for this week focuses on an interesting and significant phenomenon known as “floaters and ...

Whose reality is it any how?

Dear Readers,

Over the years, I have learned many things from traveling. Vacations can be adventurous or scary; being away from home for several weeks at a time can take you away from your daily comfo ...

Natural options for oral care

Everything from the food we eat to the cosmetics we use are full of chemicals and toxins. Many people are becoming more and more interested in natural and organic products. How about oral care product ...

Scaling and Root Planing

Your gums bleed when you floss, your friend tells you that you have bad breath, and your dental hygienist tells you that you have gum disease. Don’t despair!  Even if do you have the signs ...

I need a human touch

Dear Readers,

Twenty years ago, I could plug my telephone into a car port and make a call to anywhere in the world from my car. Today, I am able to hold a cellular telephone in my hand and make that ...


Welcome back to Eye on Health. With the incoming Independence Day holidays many of you undoubtedly will utilize fireworks, as part of your festive celebrations.  However, every year someone, quit ...

Dental specialties

Did you know that there are 86registered dentists in the Bahamas? (Official Gazette, Bahamas Dental Council, 2014) However, within this number are different types of dentists that specialize in diff ...

Dental fluorosis

Do your teeth or your child's teeth have white or brown spots and pitting? If so, you or your child could have a condition called dental fluorosis. Consuming too much fluoride during the first eight y ...


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Reviving Grand Bahama’s cultural experience

Grand Bahama once served as the cultural mecca of the country. However, over the years that reality has slowly faded into a thing of the past.

Cultural performances reigned supreme as far back as the ...

Performing Arts Center will foster creative growth

Members of the Grand Bahama Youth Choir (GBYC) and other youngsters interested in performance arts will soon have a place to explore and hone their talents.

This according to GBYC Director Kevin Tomli ...

Showstopping finale for 2014 Goombay Festival

Goombay Summer Festival 2014 concluded Thursday evening with a “bang,” after four nights of festivities.

Due to interruptions by inclement weather, this year’s festival was one week ...

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