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What Causes Bad Breath?

What Causes Bad Breath?

Nobody wants to be told they have bad breath. But if you do, it’s now possible to find out exactly why, giving you a better chance of getting rid of it for good. Modern science has found that bad breath can be caused by a number of different factors.   Plaque causes bad breath Plaque… Continue Reading

Why 6-monthly dental check-ups are so important

Why 6-monthly dental check-ups are so important

It’s that time of the year again – seeing your dentist. You may not want to go, and may even consider cancelling the appointment, but don’t! Your dentist holds one of the keys to your overall health, both in the short- and long-term. If you remain undecided, here are four key reasons why your dental… Continue Reading

Bad Breath Symptoms

Bad Breath Symptoms

Some of my patients don’t know that they have bad breath, but others are painfully aware and mortified by the condition. Naturally, the question which arises most frequently in that context is what causes bad breath? A number of factors contribute to the condition, and it’s not necessarily what you eat (although a late-night kebab… Continue Reading

How can dentists help with snoring?

How can dentists help with snoring?

If you or your sleeping partner snore, chances are neither of you are getting a good night’s sleep. Even moderate snoring noise, 40 to 70 decibels, can be as loud as a vacuum cleaner running beside your bed. Causes and effects Snoring is caused by a partial obstruction of the airway. The blockage may be… Continue Reading

What to do about bad breath

What to do about bad breath

If bad breath is getting you down, you may think you just need a few extra mints to solve the problem. But that’s just masking the issue. If you really want to address your bad breath, here are some tips on what you can do. Tip #1 – brush and floss more frequently Food that… Continue Reading

Why does my jaw ache?

Why does my jaw ache?

There are a number of possible causes of an aching jaw. Until the problem causing the pain is corrected, jaw ache can cause make it difficult to chew or drink. Severe jaw pain can even cause headaches and digestive problems. Is an aching jaw serious? Not all jaw ache is a symptom of a serious… Continue Reading

What you need to know about gum disease

What you need to know about gum disease

Have you ever brushed your teeth and noticed that your gums bleed a little? Perhaps you didn’t think much of it. However, gums that bleed consistently can hint that something is wrong with your mouth. Remember bleeding is not normal. Early signs of gum disease Bleeding is one of the first signs you would notice… Continue Reading

How to get rid of bad breath

How to get rid of bad breath

Bad breath can cause people a lot of anxiety. It is caused by gases that are released in your mouth, which can be smelt by other people at a certain concentration. Dentists like me, who smell people’s breath all day and are perhaps a bit desensitised to it, might not be the best people to… Continue Reading

What can I do about my stained teeth?

What can I do about my stained teeth?

Stained teeth can be embarrassing, making people feel too awkward to smile or even talk to others. In this article we’ll tell you about what causes teeth staining and what you can do about it. What causes stained teeth? Stained teeth are most often acquired by drinking coffee and tea, wine, and smoking. If a… Continue Reading

Are you brushing your teeth correctly?

Are you brushing your teeth correctly?

Using proper technique when brushing your teeth is important. There’s much more to brushing your teeth than loading up your brush with toothpaste and sawing rapidly back and forth. What is the right technique? First of all, that sawing action is a no-no. It will damage your enamel and miss the debris between your teeth.… Continue Reading