10 ways we damage our teeth 

10 ways we damage our teeth 

It takes more than good oral care to prevent teeth damage. A lot of people don’t consider teeth to be a high maintenance body part. Without knowing it, you can be peeling away at the enamel of your teeth. There are many ways you can do this – for example, by sucking your thumb or […]

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Should you be using mouthwash daily?

Should you be using mouthwash daily?

Some dentists swear by using mouthwash as part of your daily oral hygiene routine. In contrast, others advise limiting the use to a few times a week and instead focusing on improving your twice-daily brushing and flossing routine. Besides freshening up bad breath or providing a bright, white smile, mouthwashes can play a vital role […]

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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 […]

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Revitalise your smile in 2022!

Revitalise your smile in 2022!

The New Year is a few days away, and what better way to start it than with a revitalised smile and tips on how to maintain that goal?  Of course, your resolutions can include many self-care options, such as exercising more or taking on a new hobby, but where’s the harm in doing something special […]

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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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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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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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