Oral care during pregnancy

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The health of your teeth and gums are especially important during pregnancy. Here’s some expert advice for home care. Pregnancy hormones, morning sickness and food cravings can affect your oral health. This can have a flow-on effect on your unborn child. That’s why pregnancy is a time to focus on oral care. Preventing gum disease… Read more »

Is Bad breath effecting your life?

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Halitosis aka Bad Breath  Unfortunately we have all experienced at one time or another or been a victim of catching a whiff of  bad breath. We’ve all been there and no matter how many of us have shared this ‘lovely’ experience, it does not make it any less embarrassing. So here are some important tips… Read more »

Tea and Fluoride

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We were very interested to learn that tea contains fluoride. Apparently it is quite a well known fact. Like anything we indulge in, this won’t have a life threatening effect unless you were to go overboard. Tea plants readily absorb the fluoride directly from the soil and while the fluoride levels in tea are high,… Read more »

Hayfever Vs. Tooth Pain

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Pollen causing allergies can cause oral discomfort. Sinus problems are often escalated with the onset of Spring and tooth pain is often the result. A few simple tests to try and determine if your pain is sinus related might be worth a try. Try a change in position, such as tipping your head back and… Read more »

Choices in Dentistry!

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The concept of ‘Window Shopping Phenomenon’ in the health system describes a consumer-orientated practice where the patient materialises dental services while obtaining different quotations for his/her required treatment from various facilities to compare and select from. One might think all dentists use the same materials for the same tooth and think that paying for a… Read more »

Do you suffer from a dry mouth?

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Dry mouth syndrome affects about 10 per cent of the general population with 25 per cent of those being older people. Dry mouth syndrome is when there is not enough saliva (spit) in th e mouth.  Having a dry mouth may be a symptom of an underlying problem such as certain prescription medications, symptoms may… Read more »