Oral Health

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

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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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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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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

What To Expect After Professional Teeth Cleaning

In our previous blog article, (I have gum disease - what does that mean?), we outlined the two categories into which we put gum disease – gingivitis and periodontitis. Depending on the type of gum disease you may experience different symptoms following your professional cleaning, including s... Continue reading

Tags:  Health and Hygiene,  Preventive Dentistry

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

Tags:  Health and Hygiene,  Periodontal Disease,  Teeth Decay

Some Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

Man flossing his teeth during his oral health routine.

‘Have you been flossing regularly?’ is often a question that we are all greeted with as we step foot into a dental appointment. For a lot of us, the answer is ‘sometimes’ when what we really mean to say is no. If you aren’t already, here are some reasons you should co... Continue reading

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How to look after your teeth and gums while travelling

looking after your teeth during your travels

Make time for a dental examination before you go on your trip Regular dental appointments are the best way to minimise your risk of dental emergencies. Your oral health professional can typically spot warning signs and potential problems before they become full-blown emergencies, such as toothache ... Continue reading

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