Does Sugar-free mean cavity-free

  Every time we go to the dentist, we hear that we need to cut down on sugar as it is putting holes in our teeth, so why not substitute that coke for a coke zero? Sounds like an easy solution, but unfortunately like most things it’s not that easy. Yes, artificial sugars will not be feeding the bacteria in your mouth, so in that sense it can’t decay the enamel (outer surface of your teeth) as quickly. However, there is a dark side to these artificial sweeteners and that is the acidity associated with them. Artificial sweeteners are often […]

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Detox OR tooth loss

  Whether you are scrolling through Instagram or talking to one of your health conscious friends, by now you have definitely heard the trend of drinking water with lemon to detox. While this combo does have its benefits on our health, could it be destroying our smiles in the process? A lot of you may be thinking, lemons don’t contain much sugar, so why would drinking lemon infused water destroy our teeth? Lemons may be low on sugar but they are very acidic as they have a very low pH. This can be very harmful to our teeth, as the […]

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How chewing gum can benefit your teeth

GUM CHEWERS REJOICE If you love chewing gums then we have good news for you, chewing gum can have some unexpectedly beneficial effects on your teeth! Important disclaimer: this only applies to SUGAR-FREE gum. Gum with sugar may have the effect of promoting cavities, and is bad for your oral health. How does this work? Chewing sugar-free gum can have the effect of promoting saliva flow, which helps flush out tartar, food particles, and protects against cavities. As well, chewing gum helps clear food out from those tight spots between your teeth and biting surfaces that are hard to reach. […]

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WHITENING YOUR TEETH BY BRUSHING WITH CHARCOAL

Brushing your teeth with Charcoal powders and pastes are the new hot trend! Showing up everywhere from instagram, facebook, and word of mouth. Before and after pictures promise pearly whites after just one use, which might make it enticing to give it a try. But just before you decide to pick up a tube for yourself, it might be smart to get a professional opinion on what dentists have to say on this topic! How does it work? Charcoal toothpastes work by its porosity, which is good for soaking up stains (like a sponge) and then they can be washed. […]

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The cost of teeth whitening

How much does it cost to get my teeth whitened?   This is a frequently asked question however as there are many whitening products available in the market prices tend to vary. Dental bleaching ranges from retail kits to professionally cosmetic dentistry procedures. Therefore, there are two factors that need to be considered to understand the price of each whitening treatment:   1)    Time of the procedure: How fast you will achieve a whiter smile will impact the price that you are going to pay. This is due to the procedures that can whiten your teeth in fewer hours use […]

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Benefits of GAP FREE check-ups

The importance of preventive services A healthy diet and a good dental hygiene routine are excellent ways to maintain good oral health. However, to ensure you don’t develop any dental problems it is important you make time to visit your dentist on a regular basis.   By visiting your dentist, an expert can look after your oral health much more comprehensively. With their professional experience as well as modern technology and tools available, a dentist can easily identify any potential concerns.   However, the real problem in Australia is that many people do not like to schedule regular dentist appointments. […]

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How to restore your damaged teeth with Dental Crowns

What are Dental Crowns? A dental crown is a type of dental restoration used to improve the strength, function and appearance of a tooth. To do so, a tooth-shaped cap, also known as a crown, is simply cemented onto a damaged tooth to cover and prevent further damage. Crowns are often needed when a severe cavity threaten the health of a tooth. However, crowns can also be used to cosmetically enhance and augment teeth by improving their shape, colour and alignment. Other reasons a dentist may recommend crowns are: 1) To replace a large filling when there is not enough […]

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Best technology for teeth whitening

Teeth whitening has drastically evolved over the last years as pearly white smiles have stayed trendy. These days there is no doubt that it can be overwhelming to decide which treatment to go for as there are so many products available in the market that promise a whiter smile. However, one of the latest and most effective technologies available in teeth whitening is Phillips Zoom Teeth Whitening system. Zoom Teeth Whitening is a professional and safe treatment that will help you achieve a whiter smile in just one visit to the dentist. In comparison with other products, Zoom Teeth Whitening […]

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How often should I go for teeth cleaning

Having good dental hygiene is critical for our health. We all know that we should brush our teeth at least 2 times per day but do you know how often you should visit your dentist to get your teeth professionally cleaned? The most common recommendation is every six months however this common rule does not apply to everyone as we are all different with distinctive needs. For example, people with gum diseases might need to see an expert every three months whereas a person who can maintain good oral hygiene on their own does not need to see a dentist […]

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How to Floss

We all have heard it, from our parents probably and from our dentist for sure. You need to floss everyday. As a dentist when we ask our patients if they floss, the most common answer usually is “Not as much as I should”, it will surprise us if a patient says “yes, I floss everyday.” We have talked about importance of flossing but how to floss is even more of a question, do you floss properly? Because if not you are leaving 80% of bacteria behind. Let me first assure you that you do have to floss every single day, […]

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