Dentistry Once You Hit 60

Dentistry Once You Hit 60

Provided you have looked after your dental health your teeth should remain in great shape as you age. However, some dental conditions are more likely to occur with age, and which include the following: Discoloured Teeth Teeth naturally darken as you age, often because tooth enamel begins to thin, exposing more of the dentine underneath and which is naturally a darker colour. The process may...
The Dos and Don’ts of Dental Health

The Dos and Don’ts of Dental Health

Our list of dos and don’ts to see how well you’re looking after your oral health. Do Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time, and especially before you go to sleep. Replace your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles look worn or splayed. Use high-quality, gentle toothpaste. Some toothpaste, especially whitening toothpaste can...
Seven Ways to Enhance Your Well-Being

Seven Ways to Enhance Your Well-Being

A sense of well-being doesn’t need to cost a fortune and we’ve outlined 10 easy ways to improve health and wellness. Walking Walking is completely free, and you only need comfortable shoes. Commit to walking a few days a week at an intensity which is comfortable. Meditate Once you know how to meditate it will help to calm your mind. Focusing on your breathing reduces...
How Does Seasonal Change Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

How Does Seasonal Change Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

Have you noticed your teeth are more sensitive as the weather gets colder? It’s a common complaint. During colder weather, your teeth can contract slightly, potentially causing microcracks that slightly open whenever you bite down, and which can allow unwanted sensations to penetrate your tooth nerves. Usually, your teeth are protected by tooth enamel, which covers the dentine underneath. Unlike enamel, dentine consists of microscopic...
Oral Health and The Connection with Your Immune System

Oral Health and The Connection with Your Immune System

Studies conducted over the past few years show the close links between oral health and your immune system. We now know that when people neglect their oral health, it can detrimentally affect their immune system, increasing the risk of serious health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, dementia and respiratory diseases. Most of these problems are a result of bacterial buildup in your mouth. The warm,...
Managing Cold and Flu Season with Braces

Managing Cold and Flu Season with Braces

Everybody knows what it’s like to have a cold or to get the flu, but if you are wearing braces when you have the sniffles, it is a little different. While wearing braces, it’s even more critical to take care of your dental health, so we’ve outlined some easy tips on how to keep your teeth strong and healthy during cold and flu season. Drink...
What to Do in a Dental Emergency?

What to Do in a Dental Emergency?

We know dental emergencies can be painful and often frightening, but we are here to help and make every effort to see people in discomfort or pain quickly. Some situations are more urgent than others, for example: Severe toothache Gum or facial swelling near the affected tooth Jaw injuries Knocking out or loosening a permanent tooth Bleeding that fails to stop after applying gentle pressure...
Periodontal Disease and the Connection to Systemic Diseases

Periodontal Disease and the Connection to Systemic Diseases

For decades it was thought that diseases affecting the mouth were completely separate from those affecting the body. However, we now know that oral health and particularly periodontal disease is closely connected to systemic health. Periodontal disease or gum disease is now linked to serious systemic conditions including Type II diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease amongst others. It can also adversely affect pregnancy. Periodontal disease...
At-Home Guide for Keeping Your Dental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At-Home Guide for Keeping Your Dental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In an uncertain world, there is one thing that you can control, and that is your preventative dental care routine. Practising good oral care is key to avoid emergency dental appointments for toothaches and other problems. Tooth Brushing and Flossing Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time, using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a head is small enough...
Celebrating World Oral Health Day: What Is It and What Does It Mean for You?

Celebrating World Oral Health Day: What Is It and What Does It Mean for You?

Did you know we celebrate World Oral Health Day every March and this year it’s on March 20? It’s a day when we hope people spend a few moments thinking about their oral health and what it means to them. Most of us tend to take oral health for granted until we develop dental problems, so this day is an ideal opportunity to consider ways...