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Raw veggies are out and smoothies are in! You can find tons of ways to juice your vegetables into delicious smoothies. It beats eating the real stuff right? Wrong. While smoothies may be an easy way to pack your vitamins, antioxidants and fiber into one glass, they can cause tooth decay. If you buy prepackages...
For those of you with diabetes, you know that you have a higher risk of suffering from oral health problems. However, adopting a healthy lifestyle and a few changes can help you reduce this risk. Here are some of our tips for maintaining good oral health when you have diabetes: Brush your teeth twice a day, and make...
Congratulations! Pregnancy is a very special period in a woman’s life. During pregnancy, it is more important than ever to take care of your health. Your body will go through tremendous changes during pregnancy – including your teeth. Your hormone levels rise during pregnancy, causing your gums to swell and bleed more...
White teeth are very attractive. People with white teeth seem to have a higher degree of confidence, smile more often and appear to be younger than they are. Did you know that the shade of lipstick you wear could affect how white or yellow your teeth look? Yellow-toned, pink and bright orange lipstick gives your teeth...
Jan.20-Jan.26 (National Non-Smoking Week) This week is National Non-Smoking Week. While smoking negatively affects your overall health, smoking and tobacco products can wreak major havoc on your oral health. Smoking can cause gum disease, infection, periodontal disease, bad breath, tooth discoloration, increased build-up of...
They say love is blind, but never that love is odour-less. No matter how attractive someone is or how much you may love him or her, bad breath can be a major turn off. Bad breath, also known as halitosis is a common aliment that affects everyone at some point in time. Bad breath is caused by bacteria on the surface of the mouth,...
Many people grapple with the choice of whether to keep or remove their wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last molars to develop at the very back of the upper and lower jawbones. Wisdom teeth usually appear in people between the ages 17 and 21. They can either be a valuable second chance or source of frustration and pain....
You have probably heard the saying, “An apple a day, keeps the dentist away.” Although apples are good for your overall health, apples contain a high level of sugar and acidity which can erode teeth. The U.S. Department of Agriculture found that, the typical apple has a 15% sugar content – that equals 4 teaspoons of sugar!...
If you haven’t noticed already, flu season has begun. The flu season peaks in January/February, but many people catch the flu as early as November and December. You can play an active role in keeping yourself healthy and prevent the flu virus attacking you. Here are some tips to be happy, smiling and flu free all season long...
A Smile Can Move Mountains If there was one human gesture that could change the world, it would be a smile. A smile can move mountains, it can move the toughest of people. They say people with beautiful smiles can get away with murder! We do not know if that is true, but let’s hear what other people have to say about our...
You don’t need to always wait until New Years Day to get things in order again. Fall cleaning can even be a good time to re-think habits.  Some general tips for keeping your teeth and gums healthy:     ü  Floss Daily o   Flossing helps remove food particles and plaque from in...
ABCDs of a Sparkling Smile
They say that your teeth is one of the first things people notice about you when they meet you. A beautiful smile can change the way you feel about yourself, instil confidence and change the way others see you. Check out our advice for creating a beautiful smile that lasts! ABCDs of a Sparkling Smile Acids Beware!: Acids can wear...
Pain is often a difficult thing to clearly communicate to a dentist, as while you know your tooth “hurts”, your dentist can’t feel exactly how it hurts, and therefore has to rely on your description of the pain in order to try and figure out the cause. Here are some of the most common types of dental pain, ways to describe them to the...
Everything we put into our mouths affects our overall health, but there are some eating habits that have the disadvantage of contributing specifically to poor oral health as well. Eating Disorders: Teenagers and young adults are more prone to suffer from eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa – secret binge eating followed by self-...
The image of James Dean in a leather jacket with a cigarette perched jauntily in his mouth certainly embodies the image of “cool”. The reality of the effects of smoking on your teeth, mouth and overall health, however, are anything but. If you’re a smoker, you have no doubt heard about the various cancers and other medical risks...

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