Can your digestive problems affect your teeth?

Can your digestive problems affect your teeth?

Your stomach acid can impact your oral environment, just as oral health can affect your gastrointestinal health and teeth. The mouth is the starting point of the chemical and physical digestion process, playing a considerable role that impacts digestive health for better or worse. Good oral hygiene and dietary habits may result in a healthy […]

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Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes is a killer, and it is linked to eating, lifestyle and now, the mouth. Besides managing their blood sugar levels, type 1 and type 2 diabetics have to take extra care with preventing gum disease, tooth decay and other oral infections.  With high blood sugar levels, white blood cells are weakened, which means that […]

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Are you grinding your teeth?

Are you grinding your teeth?

Stress, anxiety or sleep disruption are all conditions that lead to teeth grinding and jaw clenching during sleep or while awake.  Most people aren’t aware that they have nocturnal or awake bruxism, which is what the condition is known as, says the NHS. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching have loads of causes. Besides stress, anxiety or […]

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Supporting your oral microbiome

Supporting your oral microbiome

The oral microbiome is made up of microbial groups, bacteria, fungi and so on, all in the different parts of the mouth like teeth, tongue, cheeks, gingiva, palates, and tonsils. Like the gut and skin, the mouth is one of four microbiomes in the body where 700 to 1000 plus different types of beneficial oral […]

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Tips to brush your teeth properly.

Tips to brush your teeth properly.

We have to brush our teeth every day – twice a day. But, we all know that sometimes we skip out on that second round of scrubbing the pearly whites. Either we are too tired or aren’t quite sure if we are done eating for the day. But, dentists all agree that cleaning your mouth […]

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How does a mouth ulcer form?

How does a mouth ulcer form?

One minute your mouth is clear, and the next, you accidentally bite your tongue or a sliver of almond jabs your gums, and there it is – a break in the skin that causes a mouth ulcer. Ulcers, also known as canker sores, are red, yellow or grey and usually disappear after a few days […]

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Foods that stain your teeth

Foods that stain your teeth

The most common teeth-staining culprits are two of the world’s favourite indulgences; tea and red wine. Red wine is quite rich in chromogens and tannins. Of course, a glass here and there isn’t going to turn your pearly whites a surly purple. But constant consumption might alter your teeth’s hue.  They’re not the only bad […]

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Interesting facts about dentistry and teeth

Interesting facts about dentistry and teeth

Do you have an affinity for dental facts? Look no further. We’ve found a few interesting truth bombs about your teeth and gums.  A bright and clean smile can be very welcoming, and it’s the first thing strangers look for when you meet. But besides the aesthetics, your teeth, mouth and anything related is very […]

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