General Dentistry

The Link Between Poor Sleep And Oral Health

When you think about looking after your oral health, you think about brushing and flossing your teeth, rinsing your mouth, using mouthwash and visiting the dentist. Of course, these are all important, but what counters these oral routine elements is certain lifestyle factors. One of those factors in focus is the quality of your sleep.

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Brushing Teeth After Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction treatment is something that nobody ever wants to go through, because it involves removing a tooth due to tooth decay or an impacted wisdom tooth. Nonetheless, sometimes tooth extraction treatment is necessary to preserve your overall oral health, but it can be avoided if you keep your teeth and gums strong. Once treatment

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Best Ways To Reduce Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can be very harmful to your oral health. Tooth decay is the process of your teeth becoming damage owing to dental plaque, a sticky bacterial substance that turns sugars into acid. As dental plaque builds around your teeth, it can lead to tiny openings, or a hole, in your teeth. This is known

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Can Fluoride Toothpaste Protect Your Teeth?

Dentists will recommend using fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth daily because of its benefits to your oral health. Fluoride is a mineral that can naturally be found in food and water. Yes, there are dangers to your teeth if you use excessive fluoride, but if you’re already considering using fluoride toothpaste, you can understand

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Getting Cavities In Your Teeth

Do you sometimes wonder how you form cavities in your teeth? The bottom line is that cavities will form if you do not look after your teeth properly. Let’s explain further. A strong oral routine is pivotal in keeping your teeth and gums strong for the long term. This is something that the dentist emphasizes

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Stop Halitosis With Tongue Scraping

Halitosis (bad breath) can really limit your confidence and self-esteem in public. Sometimes, you try so hard to get rid of the bad odour and it doesn’t seem possible.  Halitosis stems from a build-up of food particles, dead cells and bacteria which settle on your tongue, causing the odour to spread in and around the

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How To Reduce Halitosis

Bad breath (formerly known as halitosis) can cause significant distress and it’s a common problem that many people struggle to address. Halitosis is a common reason why people seek to visit the dentist, and with good reason. This is because halitosis can cause adverse oral health conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease. How

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Brushing Your Gum Line Is Important

There is a certain method to follow when it comes to brushing. When you visit the dentist and ask for recommendations, the key tip they’ll point out is to brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle so the bristles touch the gum line. Why is this important? Well, whilst it is important to brush your

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How To Brush Your Teeth Correctly

If you’re brushing your teeth twice a day, you’re doing the right thing. This isn’t to satisfy the dentist, but it’s to keep your oral health strong.  One of the common oral hygiene mistakes is not understanding the right time to replace your toothbrush. You must regularly replace your toothbrush so your teeth remain clean

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Why Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

How long have you used your current toothbrush? When you look at it, have the bristles become soft and damaged? If the answer is yes, then it’s time for you to change your toothbrush. If you’re practising strong oral hygiene every day, this means you’re using your toothbrush twice a day. The bristles on the

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