Smoking tends to disguise the damage taking place to teeth and gums. Usually infected gums are red, puffy and bleed easily when they are brushed. Smokers’ gums are not like this – they are pale and thin and do not bleed readily. The nicotine contracts blood vessels, reducing the blood flow to the gum and bone.
Did you know that medications can cause imbalances in the oral environment that lead to problems with your teeth? With a large number of Australians regularly taking some form of medication, it is important to understand the potential damage they can cause on your teeth and how you can best manage it. Some prescribed medications can
Sounds like a ‘no brainer’ but you’d be surprised how often people get this one wrong. Did you know that it takes two to three minutes to properly brush your teeth but most people only spend 30 seconds or less. So why is it so important? Germs. Millions of them live on our teeth, tongue
Do hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, make your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful? You may have sensitive teeth. Read more here
School holidays are over and as we head back to school, now is the time to get back into routines. Set up for for a healthy year ahead with these essential dental hygiene practices. To enjoy good oral health throughout life, establishing and maintaining a good diet and oral hygiene practices during childhood are essential. It’s
Article by Ashley Henshaw There are few adults who can claim they’ve never had a cavity. Even though most people have experienced this condition, few know what actually happens to a tooth when it gets a cavity. For example, did you know that cavities are actually the term used to describe a type of tooth
DID YOU KNOW: Drinking 1 can of soft drink a day can make you 5kg fatter a year! Australians consume more that an astonishing 1.4 billion litres of sugary drinks a year and the Australian Dental Association (ADA) advises that the over consumption of fizzy, sports and energy drinks can have a detrimental effect to
Before you take your next sip of diet soda, read this article on how it can damage your teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, according to a new study from the US. By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) — Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly