Why Plaque Build-Up is Harmful

Even with regular brushing and flossing, a certain amount of food particles, saliva and bacteria will form a thin coating on and between the teeth. This coating is called plaque which, if not regularly and thoroughly removed by a dentist, can accumulate and cause some serious dental issues.  Plaque build-up is a known contributory factor…

Tobacco Damages More Than Teeth

One of the most visible effects of cigarettes and other tobacco products is discoloured teeth. While this may be unsightly and embarrassing it is easily rectified by having the teeth cleaned and polished by a dentist before the whole cycle begins again.  Discoloured teeth, however, is the least concerning aspect of tobacco use as it…

Best Solutions for Worn Down Teeth

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is one of the biggest causes of dental erosion but a misaligned bite or crooked teeth can also be major contributory factors. Depending on the underlying cause, the dentist has several options for repairing the damage and the best three are: Dental Crowns Porcelain Veneers Dental Bonding Which form of treatment…

Professional Teeth Cleaning

As part of a good dental health regimen, the teeth should be cleaned at regular intervals by a trained hygienist. Your dentist (or hygienist) will clean the surfaces of teeth as well as the build-up of plaque in hard to reach places that only a thorough cleaning will remove.  Professional cleaning involves three stages: Oral…

Common Habits That Damage Teeth

Common Habits That Damage Teeth

Common habits that seem relatively harmless may actually be causing serious damage to teeth. Clearly, chewing ice or using the teeth to open packaging will not be doing your teeth any favours but there are other less obvious habits that also impact negatively. The list includes: –  Nail biting which can chip and crack teeth…

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Do You Clean Your Tongue?

Everyone knows they should be brushing their teeth twice daily and visiting the dentist regularly, but many do not know about the benefits of tongue cleaning: –  The mouth contains good and bad bacteria; if bad bacteria end up in the digestive tract, this can cause an inflammatory response known to cause several diseases. – …

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Basic Rules for Good Dental Health

Failure to keep the teeth and gums healthy can result in cavities, gum disease and other dental problems. Many of these issues can be avoided completely by following a good dental health regimen.  The basic rule is to follow some simple, practical and commonsense guidelines. These include: Brushing teeth twice a day Flossing once daily…