Gum and Heart link-‘Most direct evidence yet’

Research has shown for the first time that as gum health improves, progression of atherosclerosis slows to a clinically significant degree. Atherosclerosis, or the narrowing of arteries through the build-up of plaque, is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and death. The researchers followed 420 adults as part of the Oral Infections and […]

The oral health of a meat-eater is not a patch on a vegetarian’s, according to the results of a new study

German researchers discovered that veggies have healthier gums than meat-eaters and are therefore less likely to suffer from bleeding gums, tooth loss and potential life-threatening conditions. However, it was not all good news for vegetarians. The study also revealed they suffered from more tooth decay and were less likely to visit their dentist, despite knowing […]

Tooth Brushing Tips….

The minimum time you should spend brushing your teeth is 2 minutes twice a day. Here are some tips on how to brush properly: Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle against your gumline. Gently brush from where the tooth and gum meet to the chewing surface in short circular strokes. Brushing too hard can […]

Top 10 Teeth Treats

Water Essential for transporting calcium and other essential minerals in and out of the cell membranes for optimal dental health. Cherries, blackcurrants, and blueberries High in bioflavonoid to protect gums. Low-fat milk and cheese Calcium-rich for teeth and bones. If you’re lactose-intolerant, find alternatives made from ewe, goat, or buffalo milk. Tea The flavonoid in […]

Choosing the Right Gum Shield

A gum shield is an appliance you wear in your mouth if you play a sport that involves contact with the mouth, e.g., rugby, soccer, boxing, hockey, etc. The first report of gum shields being worn was in boxing in 1913; even then, it was realised that this simple device reduced the incidence of knock-outs […]

Why is oral health important in Pregnancy?

We hear it all the time: “I lost all my teeth when I had my children,” “My teeth were never the same,” “I lost a tooth for every child.” There are a lot of old wives’ tales about pregnancy and teeth, but most of them are not true! If you practice excellent oral hygiene and […]