Posts in the ‘Dental Hygeine’ Category

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What is Bruxism? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth when you’re awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism). Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. People who clench or grind their teeth (brux) during sleep

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How to tell if your teeth and gums are healthy

The oral cavity is the gateway to the body and can tell a lot about your body’s overall health. It is not always obvious that your teeth and gums are not healthy, below are some signs and symptoms to look out for. Absence of pain, sensitivity or discomfort during functio Brushing, flossing and chewing should

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How to Choose the Right Toothpaste for Your Teeth

With so many products on the market, how do you even begin to go about choosing the best toothpaste? At any given supermarket or pharmacy, you will find rows upon rows of dental products, each offering huge promises of being the best. There are the whitening and brightening toothpastes, promising a glowing smile. There are

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Questions to Ask Your Dental Hygienist

In addition to keeping your teeth and gums in optimal health, your dental hygienist also has a wealth of knowledge and advice to share. If you have been having any doubts about any health issues or you have been wanting to speak to someone about which products to use, it can be very useful to

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10 Habits That Damage Your Teeth

Are you causing tooth damage without even realising? Every single day, there are many small habits that you may make without knowing how much damage they potentially cause to your teeth. From brushing too hard all the way to chewing on pencils or using your teeth to open packages, these habits may not seem too

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7 Things That Turn Your Teeth Brown

Every day, the things you eat and drink can all cause tooth discolouration. It’s not just food and drinks that cause teeth to go brown, either. In some cases, dark spots can occur from underlying issues such as tooth decay, dead roots or a build-up of tartar. In other cases, certain medications, bad habits such

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The Lowdown on Vaping and Oral Health

Although e-cigarettes are said to offer a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, they can still pose a threat to your oral health. Known as vaping, these battery-powered devices produce an aerosol that is inhaled. Until recently, there has been little to no restriction on where these devices can be used. Vaping can be done in

Gateway Dental: Foods for Optimal Oral Health

5 Foods to Help Your Oral Health

While there is no doubt that regular dental check-ups and proper teeth cleaning is essential for oral health, your diet can also play a part in the health of your teeth and gums. The problem with foods that are high in sugar or other ingredients that can wear down your natural enamel is that they

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Is It Bad To Go To Sleep Without Brushing?

How bad is it really to skip tooth brushing before bedtime? In a nutshell, very bad. In fact, bedtime brushing is the worst routine to skip. Going to bed without brushing your teeth can end up causing far more harm than you may realise, to your teeth and gums and overall dental health. The main

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Gingivitis and Periodontitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

While these two issues are a bit different in their seriousness, both gingivitis and periodontitis signal the onset of disease in the gums and jaw bone. If not treated, inflammation can very quickly lead to infected gums, tooth loss, and damage to the tissue within the bone and gums. Dealing With Gingivitis and Periodontitis In

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