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Here, at Team Luminous, we pride ourselves in providing a friendly, quality and modern dental experience for our patients.

We believe it is important to share knowledge which can brighten the future, the community and also improve dental care.

21-Oct-2017 | MINDS outing

We had a fun and meaningful two day outing with our friends at MINDS on 3rd and 5th October 2017. As part of LDGH's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, our team brought our MINDS friends on a little excursion to the Deepavali bazaar at Little India. They had the opportunity to interact with the shopkeepers as well as taste some of the goodies on offer at the stalls. Everyone had a wonderful time! We are thankful to MINDS for the new friendships and understanding forged these two days and we look forward to working together again in the future!

26-Sep-2017 | Thinking of having whitening or cleaning done while you are in Bangkok?

Come visit our clinic in Bangkok! We are located at:

2 Ploenchit Center Building

1st Floor Unit 14-15

Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110

Next to JW Marriott Hotel

Nearest BTS: Ploenchit Station

Clinic Tel: 02-252-3788

You can call any of our clinics in Singapore for enquiries and to book Bangkok appointments!

We look forward to seeing you!

26-Sep-2017 | LDGH Thailand Trooper Walk

From 18th to 20th September 2017, LDGH Thailand held a Trooper walk on the busy streets of Bangkok to bring awareness of our clinic in Ploenchit Center to the Thai public. Our group of 10 to 12 troopers handed out flyers, gifts and played games with the public. Even though the weather was swelteringly hot, our Troopers remained enthusiastic throughout and had lots of fun!  Thank you to our Troopers and our Bangkok friends!

06-Aug-2017 | Happy 10th Anniversary to Luminous Dental Group Holdings!

We are proud to celebrate our 10th Anniversary of providing quality dental care for our patients. Since our inception in 2007, we have been continually growing, learning and upgrading ourselves. We also showed our appreciation for staff who have been with us through thick and thin. Here's to many more years of partnership!

20-Jul-2017 | Mass Clinical Training for Dental Assistants

LDGH recognises the importance of training our dental assistants to improve the quality and efficiency of treatment for our patients. We conduct our tri-monthly clinical training for all dental assistants to update their knowledge and practical skills in dental assisting. Our assistants are trained by external vendors and in-house trainers on topics of infection control and care/operation of the dental chairs and x-ray units. 

07-May-2017 | LDGH Clinic Retreat in Bangkok

The team participated in a clinic retreat to Bangkok from 1st to 3rd May 2017. We visited our clinic branch there and had a wonderful time interacting with the Thai public by giving out flyers and small snacks and taking selfies with members of the public! The Singapore team also had fun getting together with our Thai colleagues. We look forward to meeting one another again!

19-Mar-2017 | LDGH takes part in Wellness for Me & U event

On 11th March, our team members got together and set up a booth at the event organised by Mountbatten Grassroots. Besides fielding enquiries from the public and giving advice pertaining to dental health, we also gave out free toothpaste and toothbrush samples. We had a wonderful time meeting everyone who came to our booth!

06-Mar-2017 | Away on a trip to Bangkok this March during the school holidays? Come visit us for cleaning or tooth whitening!

You can call any of our clinic branches in Singapore to make an appointment in Bangkok!

Luminous Dental @Ploenchit Center is located at:

 

2 Ploenchit Center Building

1st Floor Unit 14-15

Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110

Next to JW Marriott Hotel

Nearest BTS: Ploenchit Station

Clinic Tel: 02-252-3788


 

23-Jan-2017 | LDGH Chinese New Year Dinner 2017

LDGH wishes all a happy and prosperous Year of the Rooster! This year, our annual CNY gathering was held at Hua Yu Wee restaurant along East Coast Rd. A sumptuous feast and the noisy, de rigueur Yusheng! Let's make it even louder next year!

20-Jan-2017 | A snapshot of what goes on in our Bangkok clinic daily

Come visit us today!

09-Jan-2017 | Visit our Kids' Rooms today! Specially designed to stimulate and delight our young patients
08-Jan-2017 | Luminous Dental Group Thailand is now Open! Why not pop by when you are on holiday in Bangkok?

Together with our partners in Thailand, we are pleased to announce that our very first dental clinic is now open in Bangkok to provide comprehensive dental services to the public. Our Thai dentists, nurses and administrative staff are pleasant and dedicated to making your dental experience an enjoyable one.

We are proud of our Thai staff, brand new facilities and high standard of infection control.

Luminous Dental @Ploenchit Center is located at:

2 Ploenchit Center Building

1st Floor Unit 14-15

Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110

Tel: 02-252-3788

To make an appointment, you can call any of our clinic branches in Singapore. All Singaporeans and foreigners are welcome!

 

08-Jan-2017 | LDGH Annual Christmas Gathering 2016!

It was a massive one this year! Held at the Singapore Swimming Club, our LDGH family had tremendous fun with a bowling competition, filled their tummies with a sumptuous Christmas feast and got to know one another better. What will Santa have in store for 2017? We can't wait to find out!

08-Jan-2017 | Grand Opening of our Tampines Plaza branch! Our staff, family, friends and the public gathered to make this event a significant and enjoyable one.
28-May-2016 | LDGH culture of work and relaxation! We had our friends' and partners' gathering held at GOBI Cafe on a breezy weekend.
20-May-2016 | Did you know? Horse hair for toothbrushes

The chinese used horse hair to make toothbrushes as early as 1498. 

27-Apr-2016 | Why clean teeth can prevent cancer?

 

Inadequate brushing can cause gum inflammation, which is often associated with cancer. And it’s not the first time that dental issues have been linked to a deadly disease. For example, we’ve known for quite some time that poor oral health can lead to cardiovascular disease. Infectious bacteria flourish in the mouth, migrate to the circulatory system and ultimately damage the heart.
These findings only confirm what Traditional ChineseMedicine and other ancient healing approaches have known for centuries: different systems of the body are highly inter-connected.
 
The Research
The evidence linking cancer to gum disease and other oral health conditions is becoming quite compelling. A recent study conducted in Sweden, and published in the British Medical Journal, followed nearly 1,400 people for 24 years. Researchers found that participants with significant dental plaque, and the bacteria that creates the plaque, tended to die prematurely. Study analysis suggested that poor oral hygiene might increase the risks of early death due to cancer by up to 80 percent.
More research needs to be done - cancer is a complex disease with numerous potential causes. The specific link between dental hygiene and cancer is still being investigated; however, there are other studies that make similar determinations.
Research at the State University of New York investigated the gum health of 266 patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer. They measured bone loss in the tooth socket as evidence of severe gum disease. For every millimeter of bone loss, the risk of contracting bone cancer multiplied by four. This link was independent of high-risk behaviors, such as tobacco and alcohol use.

 

 

Fighting Gum Disease
If you’re not brushing and flossing regularly, then it is critical to start. Regular visits to the dentist are also in order. What you eat can make a big difference as well. As you already know, too many sweets and soft drinks can lead to dental decay. On the other hand, nutrient-dense, whole foods and fresh vegetables help control inflammation, improve oral health and reduce infection. Natural supplements, botanicals and nutrients can also keep inflammation and infections at bay.
For example, one study showed that a Tibetan botanical formula dramatically reduced gum inflammation. The formula’s ability to regulate inflammation, support circulation and strengthen the immune system had a profound effect on oral health.
Another beneficial compound is purified honokiol, a Magnolia bark extract, which also provides a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect. Antioxidants, such as vitamins C, E, A, D-3 and the coenzyme Q10, have also been shown to improve dental health, reduce inflammation and boost immunity. Green tea and calendula reduce inflammation and fight infection.
These supplements are often found in natural mouthwashes as well. Look for a mouthwash product without fluoride that includes natural ingredients.
 
The System is the Solution

Perhaps there are biological mechanisms that work independently from the rest of the body. If so, we have yet to find them. Increasingly we are discovering evidence that a healthy mouth translates into a healthy body. The best news of all is that many natural products that protect oral health also support other critical areas, including the cardiovascular system, cellular health, immunity and overall vitality. And remember, the pendulum swings both ways. Anything you do to support one aspect of health, can pay off throughout the rest of your body.

 

Source taken from

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6190/Why-Clean-Teeth-Can-Prevent-Cancer.html

 

 

30-Mar-2016 | What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use?

 

What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use?
Most dentist agree that a soft-bristled brush is best for removing plaque and food debris from your teeth. A hard bristle toothbrush, accompanied by aggressive tooth brushing, can lead to gingival recession and even tooth abrasion. Abrasion cavities can lead to sensitive teeth and even tooth decay. Small-headed brushes are also preferable, since they can better reach all areas of the mouth, including hard-to-reach back teeth. For many, a powered toothbrush is a good alternative. It can do a better job of cleaning teeth, particularly for those who have difficulty brushing or who have limited manual dexterity.

 

 

27-Jan-2016 | Did you know that some sugar-free drinks can also damage teeth?

Sporting a sugar-free label does not make a product tooth-friendly, warn oral health experts. They urge consumers to be aware of the potential for sugar-free beverages and confectionery to be as damaging as those containing sugar.

While most people are probably aware of the link between sugar and tooth decay, what is perhaps less well understood is the nature of that link, and why drinks that are acidic – whether they contain sugar or not – can also be bad for our teeth.

“Many people are not aware that while reducing your sugar intake does reduce your risk of dental decay, the chemical mix of acids in some foods and drinks can cause the equally damaging condition of dental erosion.”

Eric Reynolds, professor at Melbourne Dental School and CEO of Oral Health CRC.