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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Five dental trends that could harm you

Five dental trends that could harm you

Dental trends are a huge part of the surge of life hacks and Insta-trends online. Your oral health may be at risk, especially if you’re following the advice of an uninformed celebrity endorsement. The social media hype is intriguing, but always take your dental advice from an oral health professional.  Now, of course, these celebs […]

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Can you really swallow your tongue?

Can you really swallow your tongue?

Can you swallow your tongue? The short answer is no. You can’t. It is impossible to swallow your tongue.  Your tongue is a major player when it comes down to your oral health. It has eight flexible muscles packed with nerves and arteries. Swallowing it is a tall tale. According to Medical News Today, it’s a muscle that […]

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Do you need a root canal surgery?

Do you need a root canal surgery?

A root canal is a standard dental procedure. It is meant to clean out decay in your tooth’s pulp and root. The outside layer of your teeth is enamel. The second layer is dentin, and the core is soft with an extension to the root in your jawbone.  The core of your teeth contains dental […]

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How anxiety can affect your teeth

How anxiety can affect your teeth

Stress and anxiety contribute to chronic conditions. Usually, these conditions include high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. However, now it can also damage your dental health. There are a number of dental problems which have been linked to high levels of anxiety and stress. Clenching and grinding your teeth Bruxism describes someone who unconsciously […]

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Triclosan in Toothpaste: Good or Bad?

Toothpaste manufacturer, Colgate-Palmolive, recently removed triclosan, an antibacterial compound from their toothpaste, and it has not as yet been decided whether it will be banned for good. The popular, antibacterial Colgate Total was recently reformulated into Colgate Total SF. The new version of the toothpaste is advertised to be a better formula altogether, but as […]

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Do I need fillings?

Sometimes, no matter how well you take care of your teeth, you still end up with cavities. Cavities are large holes that form in your tooth’s enamel, destroying the tooth, causing pain and discomfort. Teeth break for many reasons; including opening bottle caps and using your teeth as tools! Most of us are guilty of […]

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Pregnancy: Detrimental to your teeth

Ask any pregnant mom and she will tell you that her pregnancy took its toll on many parts of her body, but the most significant attack was on her pearly whites. Pregnancy is hard on the mouth, with many women suffering from morning sickness (which means constant vomiting and stomach acid attacking the teeth and […]

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