6 unusual ways to clean your teeth

Forgot to pack your toothbrush? Save your smile with these six simple teeth-cleaning secrets 1. Seek cinnamon Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that cinnamon-flavored chewing gum reduces bacteria in the mouth. The reason? The gum contains cinnamic aldehyde (the compound that gives cinnamon it’s flavour and colour), a plant essential oil…

Tea or coffee at work – thanks a latte!

A hot cup of tea or coffee during the working day is both refreshing and surprisingly good for oral health. Getting a round of tea and coffee in at work could help to improve the oral health of your colleagues. A series of studies has shown that regular tea and coffee drinkers are less likely…

5 foods that will destroy your teeth

For children, trips to the dentist are scary, mostly because it’s unknown territory. They can still be scary for adults, only now it’s because we know what to expect’and how much it’s going to cost. So keeping our teeth clean and healthy is high on the priority list, which is why we’ve compiled this list…

5 foods your dentist wants you to avoid

While it’s important to have a varied diet, some food choices are a lot less tooth-friendly than others. Read on to learn about five foods your dentist would prefer you avoid.. 1. Sugary food Sugar sends the bacteria in your mouth into a feeding frenzy, producing acids that damage your teeth and lead to decay….

What to eat for whiter teeth

We all want the whitest teeth possible. Here are the foods to eat to get them.. Having a healthy, bright smile is a simple way to put your best face forward, but keeping teeth looking their best isn’t always easy. Many everyday foods and drinks can change the colour of your teeth. Bleaching, either through…

Blueberries could help fight gum disease, reduce antibiotic use

WILD blueberry extract could prevent the formation of dental plaque and possibly replace mouthwash as an antibiotic-free means to fight gum disease, according to a new study. The research team demonstrated that the extract, whose key ingredient is polyphenol, fights foodborne pathogens in addition to a species of bacteria most commonly associated with periodontitis. In…

What About Sugar

Sugar plays a harmful role in tooth decay. The bacteria that form together to become plaque use sugar as a form of energy. They multiply faster and the plaque grows in size and thickness. Some of the bacteria turn the sugar into a kind of glue that they use to stick themselves to the tooth…

The 10 Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Teeth whitening may be considered a vain pursuit, but maintaining good dental health is totally necessary. Regular dentist visits and good brushing and flossing habits are important components of healthy tooth maintenance, but our choices can also impact our tooth health—namely, the things we choose to eat and drink. Avoiding sugary sodas and staining coffee…