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16 08, 2017

The Link Between Genetics And Oral Health

2017-08-16T20:01:36+00:00August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Physical appearance and personality traits are influenced by our genes. Scientists also indicate that some people could be at higher risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay and other dental issues as a result of their genetic makeup. However, the [...]

9 08, 2017

Antibacterial toothpaste: good or bad?

2017-08-09T19:55:25+00:00August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Antibacterial mouthwashes are not generally recommended, as they can harm good bacteria on the tongue, which us to utilise essential nitrates from food we eat. Antibacterial toothpastes have less contact with the tongue, so they are considered safe. When healthy [...]

2 08, 2017

Say cheese for a healthier smile!

2017-08-02T17:40:23+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Did you know that you can eat your way to a healthier smile? Key takeaways: - Dairy products such as cheese and yogurt have multiple dental benefits such as providing calcium for strong teeth and protecting the enamel from erosion. [...]

29 07, 2017

Dentists Cutting Back on Opioids

2017-07-29T10:40:15+00:00July 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Opioid addiction has been linked to dental procedures as the drugs are regularly used during the extraction of wisdom teeth. Used in anaesthesia and as a pain killer, opioids are known to be addictive and even small doses over a [...]

26 07, 2017

The surprising benefits of mucus

2017-07-26T15:44:21+00:00July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A recent study conducted in Canada showed that human mucus can prevent harmful bacteria from adhering to and damaging the tooth's surface. Key takeaways - Mucus is found on linings of the body such as the mouth, cervix, lungs and [...]

19 07, 2017

Why do I wake up with a sore jaw?

2017-07-19T17:46:53+00:00July 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Morning headaches, aching jaw, sensitivity or tiny fractures on teeth can be due to "bruxism" or teeth grinding. Bruxism is often caused by stress but is sometimes linked to sleep apnea too. Key takeaways: - Avoid excessive alcohol, tobacco or [...]

8 07, 2017

Everything you need to know about dental fluorosis

2017-08-23T09:42:41+00:00July 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Is dental fluorosis the reason you don't smile anymore? The fluoride-caused condition characterised by brown or white spots on teeth might be harmless but is unpleasant. Key takeaways: - Only children are susceptible to dental fluorosis, during the formation [...]

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