26 Sep 2019

How to Treat Bad Breath With a Tongue Scraper

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How to Treat Bad Breath With a Tongue Scraper

While it is always a good idea to consult with a dentist if you suffer from bad breath, you might be surprised to learn that cleaning your tongue will have a massive impact. Why is this the case? A dirty tongue represents a breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria can lead to odours within the […]

16 Sep 2019

Teenage Dental Issues

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Teenage Dental Issues

Adolescence can be problematic as the body undergoes many physical changes. Worries about personal appearance are normal teenage concerns but maintaining a good dental health regimen during this time is often overlooked.  This is a basic error as adolescence is when the teeth, gums and mouth require even more attention from the dentist. As the […]

12 Sep 2019

Most Common Bad Oral Hygiene Habits

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Most Common Bad Oral Hygiene Habits

Some of us have a handful of bad oral habits that can cause serious issues in the future. However, the first step is realising that they exist. What are a handful of common practices which should be avoided at all costs? Biting nails can cause your teeth to chip. Brushing too hard may wear away […]

3 Sep 2019

How to Prevent Sensitive Teeth

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How to Prevent Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth are a common dental problem that can be prevented in the following ways: –  Avoid brushing your teeth too hard and only use a soft-bristled toothbrush as aggressive brushing wears away the protective enamel layer. –  Avoid drinking acidic beverages and seek treatment for teeth grinding as both of these erode the enamel. […]

20 Aug 2019

What Happens When My Braced Come Off?

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What Happens When My Braced Come Off?

Many adults get braces to improve their smile — and they love the results. Here’s all you need to know about when they come off: – Your orthodontist will take an impression of your teeth so that a retainer can be made – You will need to wear your retainer regularly based on your orthodontist’s […]

15 Aug 2019

What Can a Child Expect During a Regular Dental Examination?

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What Can a Child Expect During a Regular Dental Examination?

Children should always see a dentist before heading back to school in September. As this can cause fear in some, it is a good idea to take a look at what they can expect during a standard appointment.  The dentist will thoroughly clean the teeth and gums (this is a painless experience). The entire mouth […]

8 Aug 2019

Top Tips for Taking Care of Your Teeth

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Top Tips for Taking Care of Your Teeth

Poor oral health is linked with poor overall health so it’s vital to practice good oral hygiene: – As well as brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, consider using mouthwash. – Avoid sugary and starchy foods as these result in tooth decay.  – Avoid smoking as it increases the risk of gum […]

30 Jul 2019

The Effects Of Pacifiers On Your Child’s Dental Health

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The Effects Of Pacifiers On Your Child’s Dental Health

As a parent, you’re surely familiar with the calming effect of pacifiers. However, you’ll also want to be aware of their potential negative impact. Key takeaways: The overuse of pacifiers can lead to a misaligned bite. Crooked and misaligned teeth can also be caused by the prolonged use of pacifiers. Most dental experts recommend stopping […]

23 Jul 2019

Understanding TMJ or Jaw Disorder

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Understanding TMJ or Jaw Disorder

Jaw pain can be a sign of teeth problems or a more serious medical condition such as arthritis. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) hold your lower jaw and skull together. TMJ disorders are the most common causes of jaw pain. Key takeaways: TMJ disorders are usually caused by trauma, arthritis, infections and some dental treatments. TMJ […]

17 Jul 2019

A Dentist’s Role in Diagnosing Sleep Apnoea

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A Dentist’s Role in Diagnosing Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a medical condition in which the airway closes intermittently during sleep. The resultant loss of oxygen from these short breathing pauses mean the sufferer has a disturbed night’s rest and often complains of fatigue, lethargy, poor concentration and diminished energy levels as a result.  Persistent snoring is the main symptom of sleep […]