Smoking and Dental Health (3)

Addressing Your Oral Hygiene With Your Dentist Clearly the use of tobacco of any kind — whether it’s smoking or snuff — can be harmful to your gums and teeth. The best solution to this issue is to stop using tobacco entirely. We know that’s not easy. Many people have tried and failed to quit…

Are you making these brushing mistakes?

Brushing your teeth is something you probably do two or three times a day. But does that make you an oral hygiene hotshot? Could you be making brushing mistakes without even realizing it? Check out these five common brushing boo-boos, and find out if you’re doing what it takes to look after your teeth and…

4 signs you’re brushing the wrong way

You’re using the wrong brush What kind of brush are you using? It really does make a difference, says Dr. Ron Smith, president of the Canadian Dental Association and a dentist in Duncan, B.C. “You want a toothbrush that has relatively soft bristles and has lots of them,” he notes. Your mouth is also better…

Not Flossing and Lying to Your Dentist About It? You Are Not Alone.

Are you constantly skipping flossing and effectively Lying to Your Dentist?  You are not alone. In fact, about 60 per cent of Americans either don’t floss daily or not at all, and a recent survey by the American Academy of Periodontology found that up to 27 per cent of American adults lie about their flossing habits…

7 travel tips for good oral health

Guilt of ignoring your teeth while on vacation? Banish the bad habit with these travel tricks… You can’t take a vacation from oral hygiene It can be hard to give your oral care the attention it deserves when you’re travelling for business or pleasure. You’re away from home, and you’re out of your routine. But…

[Video]: HEY…Hey You!

As a passionate and committed individual to improving standards in oral disease prevention, we commend Lady Dentist for her fantastic message in teaching young people everywhere the importance of a good dental hygiene routine. Her video ‘HEY…Hey You!’ is a great reminder to keep your teeth clean and healthy.   Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEnVyG5qa2wQ5uOj8356_gg

Dental Health and Tooth Discoloration

There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: Foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables (for example, apples and potatoes) can stain your teeth. Tobacco use. Smoking or chewing tobacco can stain teeth. Poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash to remove plaque and stain-producing substances like…

What You Can Do About Bad Breath

It’s easy to improve your breath and keep your teeth and gums healthy at the same time. Try these simple steps to make your mouth feel fresh and clean. 1. Brush and floss more often. Plaque, the sticky buildup on your teeth, collects bacteria that cause bad breath.  Trapped food also adds to the problem….

Why You Should Never Brush After Eating

For years, we have been told by dentists and health professionals alike that brushing your teeth right after eating a meal is your best best course of action. However in recent times, a number of dental experts have suggested that the tradition of brushing immediately after eating could be detrimental to your dental health over a…

The Ugly Truth About your Toothbrush

Do you know what’s lurking on your toothbrush? Your toothbrush is loaded with germs, say researchers at England’s University of Manchester. They’ve found that one uncovered toothbrush can harbor more than 100 million bacteria, including E. coli bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, and staphylococci (“staph”) bacteria that cause skin infections. But don’t panic. Your mouth wasn’t exactly sterile…