Healthy Teeth, Healthy Mouth, Healthy You

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Mouth, Healthy You

Good overall health is about far more than just taking plenty of exercise and having a healthy diet. It also means taking care of your mouth as this is effectively a window to the rest of your body. When you have a healthy mouth, your body can fight infection and disease more easily. A healthy mouth is your first line of defence because it includes...
New Year Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

New Year Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

The New Year is a great time to make resolutions, so why not make one that you will improve your dental health? The great thing about this resolution is that it will almost certainly help your general health too! Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetable contain many valuable nutrients that can help improve gum health. They are rich in antioxidants that can enhance...
Hormones and Your Dental Health

Hormones and Your Dental Health

Female hormones can impact women in so many ways, but did you realise they can also increase your vulnerability to developing gum disease? Higher levels of oestrogen and progesterone increase the blood flow to the gums. Consequently, gum tissue becomes more sensitive to plaque and bacteria and gums can become inflamed, swollen and will bleed. Eventually, the inflammation can destroy gum tissue, and lead to...
Top Tips for Enjoying Better Oral Health This Christmas

Top Tips for Enjoying Better Oral Health This Christmas

The holidays can get busy, but it is possible to maintain a healthy smile with these easy tips. Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Tasty fresh fruits and veggies are everywhere and are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and other essential nutrients. Additionally, chewing crisp fruits and vegetables can help to scrub away some plaque from teeth. Quit Smoking This year, make sure you stick...
My Elf on the Shelf – Our How-to-Guide for Santa’s Little Helper

My Elf on the Shelf – Our How-to-Guide for Santa’s Little Helper

Elf on the Shelf has become a well-established tradition in many families since the book was published in 2005. The Elf hides in a new spot each day, waiting for kids to find him, and he returns to the North Pole each night to report on his family’s behaviour. Welcoming Your Elf Usually, the Elf puts in his first appearance on the 1st December, and...
How to Protect Your Holiday Smile

How to Protect Your Holiday Smile

This holiday season, make it your mission to protect your smile with these easy ideas. Carol When Cleaning Your Teeth Creates a playlist of your family’s favourite holiday songs or hum a carol while you brush your teeth. Usually, these songs are about two minutes long which is perfect for ensuring you brush teeth thoroughly. You get extra points for being nice to your teeth...
Does A Toothache Mean I Have a Cavity?

Does A Toothache Mean I Have a Cavity?

Toothache can be caused by a cavity but it may be due to other reasons. One simple thing to try is to gently floss around the affected tooth because sometimes a tooth can be pushed painfully out of place by impacted food. If your toothache persists then please see your dentist as soon as you can. People may experience tooth sensitivity or pain when consuming...
Why Should You Get Dental Veneers?

Why Should You Get Dental Veneers?

Would you love a bright, beautiful and more youthful smile? Dental veneers can be a great solution, hiding teeth that are stained, chipped or crooked, or which have become worn over the years. Dental veneers are very thin shells of porcelain custom-made to fit precisely over your existing natural teeth. They can transform the appearance of your natural teeth in a way that is minimally...
Your Mouth is the Gateway to Your Health

Your Mouth is the Gateway to Your Health

Regularly seeing a dentist is about far more than maintaining healthy teeth, as your mouth is a gateway to your overall health. The connection between oral and general health is because of mouth bacteria that feed on leftover food, creating toxins and acids that infect and inflame your gums, eventually creating gum disease. Without proper dental care, gum disease can worsen, and eventually your gums...
What Your Mouth Can Reveal About Your Health

What Your Mouth Can Reveal About Your Health

Did you realise that every time you visit our dentist, your mouth can provide valuable clues about your general health? Regular dental check-ups do a great deal more than just protect your smile! In fact, your oral health and general health are intimately connected. When we take routine dental x-rays, our dentist can assess the density of the bone around your teeth. Signs of any...