Oral piercings are popular amongst young people. They may look cool but they are not harmless. Oral piercings are placed in different areas of the mouth such as the lip, tongue, cheeks, frenum and uvula (the tiny tissue that hangs at the back of the throat) and they can interfere with speech, chewing and swallowing….Read more »
Dry mouth, or ‘xerostomia’ is a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don’t make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Some may think that dry mouth is a normal part of aging but it isn’t. However, tends to be more commonly found in older adults, mainly due to the number of medications…Read more »
Although millennium children and adolescents have healthier teeth than in the past, tooth decay is still a problem. Many of the foods that we eat contain sugars. When these foods are left on the teeth, plaque (the sticky substance that forms on teeth) combines with the bacteria that live in the mouth. This combination produces…Read more »
But what is a healthy breakfast? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for you and your children. A nutritious breakfast helps you fulfil your vitamin and mineral needs, stimulates your brain and body and helps to stop the ‘snacking’ later in the day. Surprisingly, some of the most popular breakfast choices…Read more »
The main cause of cavities and periodontal disease is the accumulation of plaque. Plaque is the sticky film of food and bacteria that forms constantly on your teeth and is hard to see. Some of the nasty bacteria (bugs), related to gum disease collect along and under the gum line, so our focus when taking…Read more »
Having a tooth accidentally knocked out whilst playing your favourite sport, would be a very BIG deal. Dental trauma most commonly affects the upper front teeth (incisors) and can affect your smile & confidence,…Read more »
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