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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

How to keep children’s teeth healthy this holiday season

How to keep children’s teeth healthy this holiday season

Children are more susceptible to cavities than adults. Even in children with healthy teeth, the enamel in their primary, or baby, teeth is not as hard or dense as that in adults.   Protect Your Children’s Teeth During the Holidays Holiday treats and foods that are not part of the child’s normal diet can increase… Continue Reading

What can I do about a missing tooth?

What can I do about a missing tooth?

Losing a tooth can be extremely traumatising. Of course no one likes the idea of missing body parts, after all. You’re constantly reminded of that empty space in your mouth when you try to chew or smile. It’s no wonder you’re upset. Missing teeth are not just a cosmetic issue, they can affect your oral… Continue Reading

The top 3 myths about teeth you need to know

The top 3 myths about teeth you need to know

Teeth myths abound in the world. They include the legend that soda will dissolve a tooth overnight — it won’t, at least not overnight and — the story about George Washington’s wooden teeth — they were really ivory and gold. Unfortunately, teeth myths, mostly misleading and sometimes harmful, can affect your long term dental health. Here… Continue Reading