Five Items That Can Help Prevent and Address Food Stuck in your Braces
19 August 2016
If you have braces, you may occasionally face the dreaded reality of having food stuck in them. That can be a bit embarrassing and unsightly, but with the right approach, you can keep stuck food to a minimum and keep your braces-clad smile looking clean and tidy. Here are five things that can help:
1. Bite-Size Snacks
When you first get braces, your orthodontist is likely to give you a long list of foods you should avoid.
Strawberries and Baking Soda: The Secret to a Whiter Smile?
2 August 2016
If you're one of the many people craving a whiter smile, you may have considered using a natural teeth whitening method. One remedy that is popular online is smearing teeth with a mixture of baking soda and strawberry pulp. The theory is that acid in the strawberries, combined with the abrasive effect of the baking soda, scrubs stains away from the teeth. However, the true impact of this natural whitening method could be much worse.
6 Tips for Your Child's First Dental Visit
29 June 2016
If you have had bad experiences with dental visits, the thought of taking your baby to see a dentist for the first time could be daunting. However, it's important to ensure your kids get the dental care they need. Use these six tips to make your child's first dental visit a manageable and beneficial experience for you and your child.
1. Don't Leave It Too Late
Ideally, babies should see a dentist by their second birthday or within six months of getting their first tooth.
6 Signs You Need to See the Dentist More Than Twice a Year
29 June 2016
Australian dentists recommend that most people have a dental checkup every six months to keep their teeth healthy. However, there are some people who need to visit more often because they are at a high risk of tooth decay. If any of the following conditions apply to you, consider seeing your dentist more often than twice a year.
1. You're a Smoker
Smoking can have serious effects on your oral health, such as raising your risk of gum disease by roughly six times.