Taking care of our teeth is a lifelong endeavour. Tooth decay can happen at any time for loads of reasons – one bein having a plaque with bacteria that feed on the sugar added to your diet. As a result, cavities form, allowing acid from metabolising sugar to dissolve your tooth structure. Some foods contribute […]
By the time your kiddo’s baby teeth start popping out at around six months, it has developed below the gum line since the 6th week of pregnancy. Take good care of these little teeth from the go-to to prevent harmful dental problems in the future. Under those baby teeth, adult permanent or adult teeth are […]
Dental hygiene is essential! As soon as your child’s first teeth appear, teach them how to take care of their teeth and gums. You don’t want your child to experience the difficulty of cavities and other gum diseases. Teaching your kids how to brush their own teeth is not an easy task for some parents, […]
Halitosis or bad breath is a common oral condition, primarily due to an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the mouth. The harmful bacteria feed on sugars and fatty foods that you snack on, thereby creating unfavourable acidic conditions in the mouth. Persistent bad breath may be due to gum disease or tooth decay. Or it […]
Going to the dentist can be terrifying. South Africans face a lot of possible reasons for not going to the dentist.
Smoking is not just bad for your teeth, but your health and appearance as well. The first point of entry into your body is your mouth. Lighting a cigarette and inhaling it into your mouth is bound to affect your teeth. It isn’t an unknown fact that smoking is bad for you. Certain cancers and […]
Adding the chemical fluoride to public drinking water supplies in South Africa is a preventative measure to reduce the risk of dental decay among citizens who don’t use fluoride toothpaste. According to H2O International, which advocates household water purification to remove excess bacteria, heavy metals and chemicals such as fluoride, South African municipal water is […]
Everyone needs a toothbrush. Did you know, in your lifetime, you spend more than 1000 hours brushing your teeth? According to Kirk Patrick Dental Care, there are different factors to consider when purchasing the best toothbrush for you. Factors include; the size of the brush head, the type of bristles and whether you want the toothbrush […]