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Should I brush with…?

31 Jul , 2015  

Toothbrush fillinggaps what to brush with

What should I brush with? In recent years the prevalence of home remedies for oral care has dramatically increased. This article aims to give you a dentist’s perspective on the reliability of some of the more popular remedies used to brush with. Typing the words ‘should I brush with’ into google offers some rather interesting […]

Should I brush with?

Brushing my teeth in warm water?

31 Jul , 2015  

Should I brush my teeth in warm water or cold water? In short, studies have shown that it makes no difference whether you brush your teeth with warm water or cold water. That being said changing from cold to warm water rinses may make brushing more comfortable for those that have sensitive teeth and can […]

Should I brush with?

Baking Soda whitening your teeth?

31 Jul , 2015  

Can baking soda whiten your teeth? Brushing your teeth with baking soda has been a popular way for people to try and whiten their teeth at home without buying professional whitening products. However, the benefits tend to be mild and it is not a suitable substitute for toothpaste. Therefore, it is probably better to use […]

General Dentist,Prevention and saving money,Tooth whitening

Hydrogen Peroxide

31 Jul , 2015  

Hydrogen peroxide, H2O2, oxidises into water and oxygen when it reacts with certain chemicals. This makes it a very effective cleaning agent in some cases and why it is commonly found in first aid kits to clean cuts and as an additive in household cleaners and detergents. it seems that some believe you can swish […]

Prevention and saving money,Tooth whitening

Charcoal and Teeth Whitening

31 Jul , 2015  

Activated charcoal, the ingestible version of charcoal, seems to be growing in popularity as a method of tooth whitening at home. The rationale behind this is that activated charcoal attracted to a group of found compounds called tannins which are prevalent in staining foods like coffee, as such it binds with stains and makes them […]

General Dentist,Gum problems,Hygiene treatment,Prevention and saving money

Fluoride

31 Jul , 2015  

Fluoride and particularly water fluoridation where the chemical fluoride is added to water supplies seems to be a frightening prospect for some. However, the vast majority of dentists, and the Ministry of Health agree that fluoride is a very valuable tool in promoting oral health.   Fluoride strengthens your teeth by preventing demineralisation of the […]

Tooth anatomy

Tooth anatomy

27 Jul , 2015   Video

What structures make up tooth anatomy? A tooth can be divided into two main sections; a crown (top third of the tooth) and of roots (lower two thirds of the tooth). A tooth can be thought of like an onion with layers. In the upper third of a tooth, the outer layer is the white hard […]

Gum problems

Bleeding gums

26 Jul , 2015  

Why are my gums bleeding when I brush and floss? If there has been no tooth trauma, then bleeding gums is usually a symptom of gum disease. Gums bleed in response to the presence of bacteria on teeth as the body sends more blood containing immune cells to fight the bacteria. Bleeding gums are often accompanied […]

Dental toothache

Sedation

20 Jul , 2015  

What types of sedation are used in dentistry?  

All Dental Topics,Broken tooth

Broken tooth

20 Jul , 2015  

What options are there to fix my broken tooth? There are various options to restore a broken tooth. If the tooth is symptom free or mildly cold sensitive then the tooth can be restored by one of 3 options: Amalgam (silver coloured) filling Composite (tooth coloured) filling Crown Each option has advantages and disadvantages, follow the link […]


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