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Mandatory Health Insurance Law in Dubai

Mandatory Health Insurance Law in Dubai

In 2013 a mandatory health insurance law in Dubai was announced by the government. It states that basic health insurance in the Emirate would be compulsory from 2014 onwards. According to the announcement, all companies in Dubai must provide their employees with basic health insurance coverage. It is important to note that spouses, children and anyone… Read more

Will “Chocolate Toothpaste” Make Fluoride a Thing of the Past?

Will “Chocolate Toothpaste” Make Fluoride a Thing of the Past?

Earlier this month we started compiling a list of retailers in the UAE that sell fluoride-free toothpaste. The natural living trend is growing in the UAE and it’s important for people to know there are alternative ways to keep up their oral health as well. Theodent aka “Chocolate Toothpaste” Theodent, the so-called “chocolate toothpaste,” will… Read more

Ohaguro: Ancient Japanese Cosmetic Dental Treatment

Ohaguro: Ancient Japanese Cosmetic Dental Treatment

Some of you have probably seen Japanese artwork that features “ohaguro,” women who have black teeth. Did you know that this practice of blackening one’s teeth was actually a cosmetic dental treatment? Sounds (and looks) bizarre, but it’s true. Ohaguro The word “ohaguro” literally means black teeth. In Japanese, “ha” means teeth and “guro” is… Read more

Fluoride-Free Toothpaste in the UAE

Fluoride-Free Toothpaste in the UAE

We’ve recently blogged about how most dentists agree fluoride is an important ingredient in toothpaste that helps strengthen teeth against tooth decay. However, natural health experts disagree and name a number of negative impacts caused by over-exposure to fluoride. If you choose to go the natural route, we’ve put together a list of stores in the… Read more

Dubai Health Authority Twitter Health Clinics

Dubai Health Authority Twitter Health Clinics

Over the Summer, Dubai Health Authority used Twitter to send out health tips for Muslims fasting during the Holy Month. While they focused mostly on giving out general Ramadan health tips, they also interacted with users by answering specific health questions. It was an extremely successful and popular way for the DHA to connect with… Read more