I Have Gum Disease - What Does That Mean?

So you’ve been told you have gum disease but you’re not really sure what that means. Gum disease can be broken down into two categories - gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis This is the first stage of gum disease. It is the inflammation of the gums due to accumulation of bacterial... Continue reading

Tags:  Health and Hygiene,  Periodontal Disease,  Teeth Decay

Is Coffee Bad For Your Teeth?

If you are like me and enjoy a cup or two of coffee each day, then you might havewondered about this daily habit and the long term impact it may have on your teeth. Many of my patients admit to drinking A LOT of coffee and believe that it’s likely to beharmful to their teeth. But this is no... Continue reading

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Top 7 Things That Cause Bad Breath

Maintaining Your Positive Dental Experience Is Easy If You Keep To These Basic Steps! 1. Poor oral hygiene Smelly breath is most commonly caused by bacteria in your mouth. The microbes feed on food particles and release sulphur compounds which cause that distinctive smell. Brush your teeth twice... Continue reading

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Is Chewing Gum Good For You?

IS CHEWING GUM GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH? Yes it is! That's SUGAR FREE of course. So How does it work? Sugar free gum stimulates saliva flow. Stimulated saliva as opposed to resting saliva is rich in minerals like calcium ions that keep teeth hard and mineralized. It also buffers against pH changes a... Continue reading

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Snoring Danger

DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE IN BED WITH A CHAINSAW? Frequent snoring can have far more serious consequences for your partner than being banished to the couch. It could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition where the airway is repeatedly obstructed during sleep due to relaxation of... Continue reading

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Is Your Toothbrush Destroying Your Teeth?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE BRISTLES OF YOUR TOOTHBRUSH TO LOOK LIKE THIS? Surely it’s normal for the brush to become worn out after a couple of months, right? Wrong! Most of us are brushing our teeth with way too much aggression. Ideally, the bristles on your toothbrush should look like... Continue reading

Tags:  Damaged Teeth,  Health and Hygiene

How Smoking Can Affect My Mouth and Oral Health

The effects that smoking has on your general health have long been known. However, smoking can also cause tooth staining and gum disease as well as tooth loss and oral cancer. Most people are aware that smoking can cause cancer of the lungs and throat but it is also the leading cause of oral canc... Continue reading

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Do I Really Need To See a Dentist Every 6 Months?

I often tell my patients that ‘’those who attend their regular 6 monthly check ups will generally spend the least amount of time and money on dentistry over a lifetime”. Here’s why. In dentistry, the two most commonly diagnosed conditions are caries (decay or cavities) an... Continue reading

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