5 bad oral health habits you need to break

1. Not flossing Flossing is one of the most important dental health habits, yet it’s the most likely to be forgotten or skipped, according to Dr. Gary MacDonald, vice president of the Canadian Dental Association. With just 28 percent of Canadians flossing at least five times a week, you are not alone if you’re guilty…

Headache and jaw problems

Problems with the teeth and jaw can cause headache and migraine. Dental abscesses, post-extraction infection and difficulties with the joint of the jaw can cause pain in the local area, as well as referred pain to the face and head. The jaw joint is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Problems with the jaw are grouped…

Temporomandibular Joint Disease Treatment

Temporo mandibular joint (TMJ) symptoms are frequent.The most common is some clicking of the joint with mandibular movements, that in most cases is not painful. Things change when pain with joint movement or biting and chewing occurs with or without clicking. This certainly indicates some sort of joint derangement, that needs attention. Symptomatic treatment with…

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Bruxism is the involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. About half of the population does it from time to time. Around five per cent of the population are regular, forceful tooth grinders. Often it happens during sleep, but some people grind their teeth when they are awake. Usually, a person doesn’t realise that…

11 ways you’re ruining your teeth without even realising

1. Eating dried fruit You might think you’re getting your five a day, but dried fruit such as raisins are actually packed with sugar, which leads to tooth decay and cavities. Try to enjoy these foods in small doses, and make sure you’re brushing your teeth twice a day to make sure the sugary stuff can’t hang…

5 Ways You’re Damaging Your Teeth (Without Your Knowledge)

You might already know how to protect your teeth against plaque and cavities, but did you know that some of your daily habits can damage your teeth? Oral care is a 24/7 job, and even if you have the best intentions, you might still be damaging your teeth without your knowledge. Find out how to…