23 May 2018

Simple Flossing Techniques

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Simple Flossing Techniques

You have heard that we should floss at least once per day for healthy teeth. Here are some essential tips on how to floss your teeth. Main takeaways: – Ensure to use at least 15-inches of floss and floss for minimum 5 minutes. – Blessing after a long time without flossing is normal. If bleeding […]

19 May 2018

Why White Patches Occur In Your Mouth

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Why White Patches Occur In Your Mouth

People have white patches on their mouths for different reasons. If you have white patches, visit the dentist for a blood test, biopsy and other forms of diagnosis. Here’s more about oral white patches. More points: – White patches can be a sign of canker sores, overgrown candida, oral cancer, leukoplakia and oral lichen planus. […]

17 May 2018

Here’s What You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the large molars that come through during our teenage years. If there isn’t enough room for them, they can become impacted and cause problems. Key points: – Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. – A dentist can check position of the teeth using X-ray. – Wisdom teeth should be […]

9 May 2018

What To Do About A Bad Taste In Your Mouth

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What To Do About A Bad Taste In Your Mouth

Here are a few simple steps you can take if you notice a bad taste in your mouth. Key takeaways: – Step up your oral care routine, making sure you brush your teeth, floss, and rinse every day. – Reduce the amount of sugary foods you eat, as these can cause oral thrush and make […]

2 May 2018

Can Toothpaste Cause Teeth Erosion?

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Can Toothpaste Cause Teeth Erosion?

Studies show that by brushing your teeth more than twice daily, you are eroding your enamel. If left untreated, the erosion exposes dentin, resulting in sensitivity to hot and cold foods and discolouration. Here’s more. Main takeaways: – Research done in Switzerland indicates that toothpaste alone does not prevent enamel surface loss. – The abrasive […]

25 Apr 2018

Can Tooth Loss Predict Heart Health?

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Can Tooth Loss Predict Heart Health?

Research shows that people who lose more than 2 teeth in mid-life may be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Key points: – Mid-life tooth loss is often caused by gum disease. – Poor diet affects heart health and oral health. – Poor oral hygiene is the central cause of missing teeth. The best way […]

23 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018

How Does Smoking Affect Your Dental Health?

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How Does Smoking Affect Your Dental Health?

Smoking has a detrimental effect on your dental health as well as your overall health: – Smoking causes a greater amount of plaque buildup on the surface of your teeth resulting in a higher chance of developing gum disease. – Smoking is linked to a higher risk of cancers such as oral, lung, kidney, stomach […]

11 Apr 2018

Reasons To Take Your Baby To The Dentist By Their 7th Birthday

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Reasons To Take Your Baby To The Dentist By Their 7th Birthday

Dentists recommend that children should have their teeth checked by age 7. At this age, the jaw is still growing and flexible as baby teeth are falling and adult teeth are coming in. Here’s more. Main takeaways: – Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to clean, thus prone to gum disease and cavities. – Orthodontic […]

8 Apr 2018

How to Prepare for Upcoming Periodontal Surgery

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How to Prepare for Upcoming Periodontal Surgery

Has your dentist scheduled periodontal surgery in order to address issues with your teeth or gums? If so, what is done in advance? Let’s take a look at what the experts have to say. – Your medical history will first be examined to determine if the surgery is safe. – Other problems such as infections […]