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Is it time for a dental check-up?

It is advised by dental professionals that patients come in for regular 6 monthly check and cleans. In these appointments as well as checking the teeth for signs of decay or gum disease, the dentist will screen for oral disease including indicators of; infections...

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Sports mouth guards

Sports mouth guards are devices worn during sporting activities that involve falls, body contact and flying equipment i.e. football, baseball, hockey, soccer etc. Mouth guards typically cover the top teeth to protect against broken teeth and trauma to the lips. If you...

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Interdental Cleaning

Interdental cleaning is cleaning between the teeth with floss or interdental devices such as Piksters. It is done to remove bacteria (plaque) and debris that is retained between the teeth that a toothbrush cannot remove. If not removed daily it can place you at a much...

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Choosing the right toothbrush

There are many different options of toothbrushes currently on the market. The most important things to look at before purchasing is: toothbrush head size and bristle softness. Always look for a toothbrush with a smaller head – this will enable you to get to the back...

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Charcoal, friend or foe?

A recent trend in oral health has been that of using charcoal to accompany or even replace toothpastes however there are some risks associated with it’s use. Charcoal is very abrasive and as a result can affect the surface of the teeth by beginning to wear away the...

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Why are ‘baby’ teeth so important?

It can be difficult to get kids on board with brushing and taking care of their teeth and while they do lose their deciduous (baby) teeth the early habits and oral conditions can have an effect on the permanent adult teeth that follow them. Teeth aid in a child’s...

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FAQ

What is fluoride and why do I need it?

  Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral, not an artificial compound or medication like it is sometimes perceived to be. Fluoride is found in fresh and salt water, vegetables and grains, rocks and soil. This naturally occurring mineral plays a critical role in...

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