Foods that are bad for your teeth

Foods that are bad for your teeth

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 […]

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What to consider when buying a new toothbrush?

What to consider when buying a new toothbrush?

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 […]

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The pros and cons of diet drinks

The pros and cons of diet drinks

Diet drinks and dental health, do they go together? The short answer is no. The long answer is also no. The low-calorie alternatives to iconic fizzy, sugar-laden drinks were created for those struggling to lose weight – but who do not want to give up their favourite fizz. According to Northern Trails, Dental Care calorie-obsessed […]

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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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Can turmeric whiten your teeth?

Can turmeric whiten your teeth?

Bright orange-yellow with a peppery, spicy flavour, turmeric is a critical ingredient in curries and yellow, savoury rice. The question is; can turmeric, with its intense colour, actually whiten teeth or does long-term use of the spice stain your teeth instead? Recently turmeric has gained traction as a natural health super supplement with benefits for […]

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The dangers of teeth whitening products

The dangers of teeth whitening products

Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic procedure – so popular, in fact, that around 90% of patients have either had it done, or inquired about it. The procedure is best undertaken by a dentist, or by a dental hygienist under guidance from a dentist. Self-bleaching or home kits can be dangerous. Using a bleaching […]

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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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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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