Health Tips for Kids Going Back to School

Health Tips for Kids Going Back to School

As the kids get ready to go back to school, here are a few tips to help them have a healthy and happy start to the term. • Walk to school, if possible as there are lots of benefits of daily exercise. It can help improve concentration and can increase self-confidence, and physical activity leads to stronger muscles and bones. • Make sure your child...
Fun Oral Health Activities for Kids

Fun Oral Health Activities for Kids

Children learn through play, so try these fun dental activities that will teach them about oral care. Tooth Necklace Make a drawing of a tooth on cardboard, approximately 4 cm x 4 cm and use this as a template so children can make 20 teeth (children have 20 primary teeth) using brightly coloured paper. Take a child’s plastic needle and thread it with dental floss...
Get Kids Excited about Tooth Brushing with an Incentive Chart

Get Kids Excited about Tooth Brushing with an Incentive Chart

It’s challenging to try to get children to brush for longer than 30 seconds, let alone the full two minutes, and then there is the issue of getting them to brush at least twice a day! Making it into a fun activity can help considerably, so why not try an incentive chart? Make a simple template on the computer with a space for your child’s...
Age Well with a Healthy Mouth

Age Well with a Healthy Mouth

As you age, it’s even more crucial to look after your dental health. Poor oral health can negatively affect your quality of life and even overall health. Common problems experienced later in life include tooth loss and tooth decay, gum disease (periodontal disease), and dry mouth (xerostomia). How Ageing Can Affect Your Dental and General Health If your teeth aren’t in great shape, it can...
Did You Know Sensitive Teeth Can be Treated?

Did You Know Sensitive Teeth Can be Treated?

Eating ice cream or having a sip of hot coffee is no fun when it causes tooth pain. Sometimes even brushing or flossing your teeth is enough to make you wince. If this sounds familiar, you may have sensitive teeth, where hot and cold sensations reach your tooth nerve more easily. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by untreated tooth decay or fractured teeth, or even...
How the Winter Weather Can Affect Your Teeth

How the Winter Weather Can Affect Your Teeth

Have you noticed that breathing in the cold air makes your teeth hurt? This is because the inner part of your tooth called the dentine may be exposed. Dentine is usually protected by tooth enamel and consists of microscopic tubules. When exposed, these tubules allow sensations to travel to the nerve in your dental pulp, right in the centre of your tooth. If you’ve noticed...
Why We Love Our Mums: Oral Health and Pregnancy

Why We Love Our Mums: Oral Health and Pregnancy

While most mums-to-be will take enormous care of general health during pregnancy, oral care can often take a back seat. However, it is critical to look after your teeth and gums during pregnancy, and routine dental care is perfectly safe. We will make sure all treatments provided will not harm your baby. Book Your Checkup If you are planning on adding to your family or...
Top Tips to Ensure Busy Mums Have Great Smiles

Top Tips to Ensure Busy Mums Have Great Smiles

If you are a mum, then you probably put your needs after those of your family, but it is essential to care for yourself and particularly to look after your oral health. Because of hormonal changes that take place throughout life, women can be more vulnerable to developing oral health problems, including gum disease. Hormones can also affect the bones, causing bone thinning or osteoporosis...
Even Children Who Brush Regularly Can Still Get Cavities

Even Children Who Brush Regularly Can Still Get Cavities

We know that most parents are meticulous when it comes to caring for their children’s teeth which is why it can be extremely distressing if your child develops tooth decay. But, tooth decay in kids can be caused by different reasons other than poor dental care. A study discovered that children’s teeth develop differently and that children who have tooth decay could have tooth enamel...
How to Enjoy Your Easter Chocolate and be Cavity-Free Too

How to Enjoy Your Easter Chocolate and be Cavity-Free Too

With Easter just around the corner, chocolate treats are everywhere. While most people know that eating too much chocolate will ruin their diet, it’s easy to forget the potential effect on teeth. Whenever you eat foods that are sweet or starchy, your mouth bacteria use the excess sugars to create energy, producing a weak acid that erodes tooth enamel. Repeated exposure to these acids eventually...