Instagram and YouTube sensation Dr. Milad Shadrooh uses his platform as the “Singing Dentist” to promote better oral health.
It all started in 2015 when a root canal patient failed to show. With 45 minutes to kill, Dr. Milad Shadrooh began singing along to the radio.
“I used my musical background to freestyle new lyrics over the top and chat about teeth,” he said. “I thought it was funny, so I recorded it and sent it to a dentist friend of mine who then put it online and that clip started to get views.”
Preventing tooth decay
Dr. Shadrooh, a graduate of The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, uses his videos to entertain and inform.
“Tooth decay and gum disease are the main threats to our oral health, but these are also preventable diseases.”
The pain is real
Tooth decay and gum disease can also lead to abscesses forming, which can cause pain and swellings on the face.
“Long term, teeth can be lost or need to be removed, and this can have a huge impact on quality of life, with inability to eat properly and a massive loss of confidence. Oral cancer is another big threat. Seeing the dentist regularly can really save lives, as often the symptoms of oral cancer go unnoticed until it’s sadly too late.”
Don’t forget to floss
Dr. Shadrooh explains, “Teeth are not two-dimensional, and brushing alone only cleans the front and back, not the sides. This is where floss comes in. You can also use small brushes and oral irrigation devices.” Also recommended is brushing the tongue.
The singing dentist
As for his music, Dr. Shadrooh is just getting warmed up. “As long as there are teeth and people enjoy what I do, I’ll keep doing it.”