Fluoride and Oral Health

Fluoride and Oral Health

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in many foods and in all drinking water. The amount of fluoride in water varies from area to area. What are the benefits of fluoride? Fluoride can greatly help dental health by strengthening the tooth...
You are what you eat and drink

You are what you eat and drink

Everything you eat and drink can have a major effect on the health of your teeth and gums, particularly whether you develop tooth decay, a diet related disease which is caused when the sugars in the food and drinks you eat are taken up by bacteria; these in turn...
Is brushing for 30 seconds enough?

Is brushing for 30 seconds enough?

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to how you brush your teeth, beyond squirting on some toothpaste and scrubbing back and forth. But as your dentist will tell you, how you brush your teeth matters a great deal, with how often you brush,...
Living with Tooth Sensitivity

Living with Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity — also known as dentin hypersensitivity — affects the tooth or exposed root surfaces. This occurs when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner, or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying surface, the dentin, thus, reducing the...
Diabetes and gum disease

Diabetes and gum disease

Did you know that people living with diabetes have a higher risk of developing gum disease? Having a serious gum infection can make it harder to control your blood sugar levels – this means that taking care of your mouth, whether you have diabetes or not, is more...