Does smoking affect your teeth?

Does smoking affect your teeth?

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 […]

Read More
How sugar ruins your teeth

How sugar ruins your teeth

The dangers of sugar are more and more highlighted these days, with many choosing to cut out the delicious tasting additive. It leads to truly painful and expensive tooth decay. You eat the sugar, the harmful bacteria Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sorbrinus, that sits on your teeth gobble up the sweet stuff and release acids […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
Why you should replace missing teeth

Why you should replace missing teeth

Having missing teeth can have severe implications for your mental and physical health. It can feel uncomfortable and embarrassing.  Your teeth play a central role in your life – like smiling and eating. Besides the impact on your appearance, missing a tooth can be harmful to your dental health. Your missing tooth can be replaced […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

The link between Gum Disease and Alzheimers

Gum disease can be debilitating. There are many types of infections that cause erosion of the gums and teeth, and which could have terrible side effects like bad breath and general mouth pain. It’s a proven fact that your oral hygiene directly affects your overall health and well-being. It is also known to affect the […]

Read More
1 2