Keeping Gingivitis at Bay
29 November 2016
Keeping your teeth clean and white is easy if you follow a simple and regimented oral care regime. However, if you don't maintain your teeth, then you're more susceptible to dental plaque and tartar, which can lead to more serious conditions such as gingivitis, and may require teeth whitening if it begins to affect your confidence.
Dental plaque is caused by the build-up of over 1000 different types of bacteria on the teeth and gums.
Natural Oral Care for Cosmetic Dentistry
11 November 2016
Cosmetic dentistry is a popular way to brighten up your smile and improve the aesthetics of your teeth using crowns and veneers. However, despite improving your smile, it's still important to maintain good oral health and protect the gums and enamel, which still have the opportunity to harbour harmful bacteria, which leads to bad odours. Any cosmetic dentist will be able to give you solid advice about protecting your teeth after the surgery, which will help to prolong their life and save you money on replacements.
Leukoplakia: What You Need to Know About this Dental Condition
20 October 2016
If you have noticed any white or grey patches on your tongue or the inside of your cheeks, you may be suffering from leukoplakia. Although these patches are painless, the condition can be a sign of other more serious problems. Below is a guide to commonly asked questions about leukoplakia.
What is leukoplakia?
Leukoplakia is caused by an abnormal growth of keratin within your mouth. This light-coloured growth will feel rigid and rough when you run your tongue over it.
Herbal Teas and Your Teeth: What You Need to Know
28 September 2016
Everybody knows that drinking regular caffeinated tea can have a negative impact on your teeth causing bad breath, staining and discolouration. But what about herbal teas? They have many established general health benefits, but what effect do they have on your dental health?
The good news
Drinking herbal alternatives to black tea reduces the risk of discolouration. This is because the chemical agent in caffeinated tea which causes staining (tannin) is absent from herbal alternatives.