Category: Dental Health Advice

Professional advice and tips on dental health, including oral hygiene guides, diet advice and other easy-to-follow information. All written by a dentist.

How To Floss Properly – A Quick Guide

How To Floss Properly – A Quick Guide

As discussed in the previous page, the benefits of flossing are clear. If you don’t clean interdentally (i.e. between your teeth) you are at high risk of developing the major oral diseases. So let’s take a look at the practicalities! ...

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How Does Smoking Damage Your Teeth and Gums?

How Does Smoking Damage Your Teeth and Gums?

Smoking tobacco is an addiction which causes both physical and psychological dependency. Smoking affects every part of the human body, and your mouth is particularly at risk. A smokers teeth are instantly recognizable due to the adverse effects of the ...

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Should You Use Disclosing Tablets For Healthier Teeth?

Should You Use Disclosing Tablets For Healthier Teeth?

“My friend told me that her dentist recommended her using disclosing tablets, in order to help her clean her teeth better. What are they and are they useful?” The primary aim of brushing your teeth is to clear away dental ...

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5 Signs That You Need To Brush Better!

5 Signs That You Need To Brush Better!

Worried that you may not cleaning your teeth properly? If so, you are not alone (as found by a study from this university). But how can you tell if you need to brush better? What are the signs to look ...

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Is There A “Best” Whitening Toothpaste?

Is There A “Best” Whitening Toothpaste?

Most people take a pride in their appearance, for their own personal satisfaction and also because they know that appearances count for a lot in this day and age. Of course, it’s your face which is constantly on show, and ...

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6 Ways Dental Disease Can Affect Your General Health

6 Ways Dental Disease Can Affect Your General Health

“Stick out your tongue, let me see how you are.”  This phrase from the physician of yesteryear is closer to the truth than thought up until recently.  As the bodies’ main port of entry, there is now the rationale that ...

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5 Reasons Why Contact Sports Players Must Wear A Mouth Guard

5 Reasons Why Contact Sports Players Must Wear A Mouth Guard

Sports guards, also known as mouth guards and gum shields, are a regular sight on our sports channels. But what are they actually protecting against? Dental trauma comes in may shapes and forms. Those injuries which sportsguards can help to ...

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What Is Dental Plaque and Tartar? … And Why You Should Know The Answer

What Is Dental Plaque and Tartar? … And Why You Should Know The Answer

Plaque and tartar are sometimes viewed as synonymous terms. Even dental professionals sometimes use them interchangeably when talking to patients. But, if we are being precise, plaque is actually the soft sticky substance that you often see coating the teeth ...

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Top 10 Dental Fears And How To Overcome Them

Top 10 Dental Fears And How To Overcome Them

Despite modern dentistry being a largely pain-free experience for the vast majority, there are still many among us who are still afraid of the dentist. Ask any group what they are afraid of and dentistry often will crop up fairly ...

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Facts About Teeth: Learn Something New About Your Mouth

Facts About Teeth: Learn Something New About Your Mouth

Are you ready to learn some common and not-so-common facts about teeth? Chances are you’ll probably learn something new here, even if you think you pretty much understand all of the teeth basics.   Facts About Baby Teeth In medical ...

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