Choosing the right dental insurance cover

Choosing the right dental insurance cover

It is important to take out dental insurance extras cover to avoid expensive treatment fees for unexpected dental work, such as emergency dental, wisdom tooth removal and braces. Even though the monthly fees for major dental cover may be expensive in themselves, you...
How to brush your teeth effectively

How to brush your teeth effectively

The best way to maintain your oral health is to keep good oral care and hygiene habits. And the foundation of all good oral habits is brushing your teeth. Dentists recommend that you should brush your teeth for 3 min twice daily with fortified toothpaste – once...
Ensuring your child develops healthy teeth for life

Ensuring your child develops healthy teeth for life

Good oral care & hygiene habits and good nutrition are essential for the health, growth and development of your child’s teeth between the ages of 3 and 12. These factors also contribute to better oral health outcomes in your child’s adult life. If...
How oral bacteria can affect the rest of your body

How oral bacteria can affect the rest of your body

On 20 March 2018, World Oral Health Day focused on the theme “Healthy mouth, healthy body”. Why? Because having a healthy mouth is a crucial part of maintaining good overall health and well-being. If you have healthy teeth and gums, you can chew and digest...
When do you need a dental crown?

When do you need a dental crown?

When your tooth has a minor cavity, the go-to treatment is usually a filling. But if your cavity has progressed to the point where there is too much damage or decay for a filling treatment to be successful – yet you still have sufficient healthy tooth structure...
Does your smile have a missing tooth?

Does your smile have a missing tooth?

Having a tooth gap because of a missing tooth is problematic enough. But if you are missing a tooth at the front of your mouth, it may be quite obvious to others when you smile or talk. For some, a gap in their smile has character, but for others, it may be an...
Types of tooth sensitivity symptoms

Types of tooth sensitivity symptoms

When most people think of tooth sensitivity, they think of teeth that are sensitive to hot or cold foods and beverages. For most, the go-to solution for this type of tooth sensitivity is to gently brush with desensitising fluoride toothpaste. While this treatment...
What causes tooth sensitivity?

What causes tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is the common term used to describe dentin hypersensitivity (in your teeth) and root sensitivity. Symptoms include sensitivity to a variety of stimuli including: hot, cold, sweet, sour or acidic food and beverages brushing and flossing breathing in...