Dummy: should your child have one?

Dummy: should your child have one?

A dummy, or as it is called in many countries, a pacifier is a calming aid for babies and toddlers. Kids can’t continuously regulate their emotions or calm themselves down yet, so sucking on the device is soothing and allows them to focus and settle their negative feelings. Many parents believe that a dummy is […]

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Things to add to your evening routine

Things to add to your evening routine

It is essential to have an evening routine for oral hygiene. A lot can happen in your mouth while you are sleeping. Bacteria, plaque, cavities, tartar or gingivitis are real dangers if you don’t take proper care of your teeth, especially before bed. The bacteria festers over the 8 hours that your mouth is closed […]

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Why Do Your Teeth Hurt in Winter?

Why Do Your Teeth Hurt in Winter?

One of the biggest problems your teeth experience in cold temperatures is cavities. Owing to the generally reduced amount of saliva, your mouth becomes unable to host bacteria. Toothpaste can help increase the surface area of your mouth relative to your teeth. According to MayoClinic.com, salicylic acid helps kill bacteria that cause cavities. When you […]

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Up your calcium intake!

Up your calcium intake!

Maintaining a healthy calcium level is essential.  A massive 99% of your body’s calcium is in your bones and teeth. Before adulthood, your body requires a regular intake of calcium. It is constantly rebuilding and strengthening your bones.  What is calcium? According to Medical News Today,  it is a nutrient that all living organisms need. […]

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How COVID affects your teeth

How COVID affects your teeth

Throughout the pandemic, we have been made to believe that COVID-19 mainly affected the lungs. However, according to reports, the virus is having an impact on oral health as well.  Everyone reacts differently to the coronavirus. Some people lose their sense of taste and sense of smell (anosmia). Others experience sky-high fevers, difficulty breathing or […]

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Oil Pulling: How does it work?

Oil Pulling: How does it work?

Many Ayurveda, Chinese and other ancient medicines have been popularised in the last decade or so, and oil pulling is one of the favourites. Celebrities, influencers, and even some Western doctors have become more open to natural medicine possibilities – and the trends are fast catching on. Oil pulling is a technique to remove toxins […]

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What do dental hygienists do?

What do dental hygienists do?

A dental hygienist – also referred to as an oral hygienist – is a licensed dental professional, registered with a dental association or relevant regulatory body. According to Wikipedia, registered dental hygienists must have either an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from an accredited college or university, before completing clinical and written board examinations.  In […]

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How dental restorations are created

How dental restorations are created

When your teeth are in tip-top shape, you feel confident to face the world with a smile! Dentistry is continuously evolving to find new, more effective ways to repair people’s damaged teeth. Restoration techniques There are three ways of doing dental restoration; direct restoration, indirect restoration and dental bonding. One happens inside the mouth, while […]

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Upgrade your smile in 2021

Upgrade your smile in 2021

When you improve your teeth, you improve your smile and confidence. And a little bit of confidence goes a long way toward reaching your goals and aspirations.  The number one way to keep teeth bright, healthy and good looking is by brushing and flossing every day, right?  Yes, and there’s more to it than that.  […]

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