WHICH TOOTHPASTE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

When trying to pick a toothpaste from a supermarket shelf we are struck with numerous possibilities – different colours, different flavours, those promising sparkling whites and those claiming to be the most natural and additive-free. So what is the difference and what should we look out for when choosing a toothpaste? FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTES This is…

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ORAL HABITS

  We often see young kids at the clinic with repetitive, behavioural oral habits, such as thumb sucking, mouth breathing and nail biting. Most sucking habits are normal in babies and infants, as they offer a sense of warmth, happiness, security and comfort. These however, decrease in toddlers and usually resolve by the age of…

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Which night splint is right for you?

With stress, sleep apnoea and subsequent grinding on the rise, we often recommend our patients to wear a night splint. There are several options available, depending on their purpose: Nylon Mandibular Advancement Splint – this is recommended for patients who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnoea after having a comprehensive sleep study. It…

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Tooth sensitivity and how to prevent it

Many of us have experienced that sharp zing through a tooth when eating an ice-cream and try to avoid anything cold in the mouth. So what causes tooth sensitivity? This is usually due to exposed dentine (inner layer of the tooth). Dentine is made out of numerous tubules, and once exposed they allow cold air…

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Caring for your child’s teeth

Are you worried about your child’s teeth and oral hygiene? Are you unsure if you’re doing enough to give them those strong, beautiful pearly whites? Here are some tips on how to look after your kids’ teeth at home: Good dental care should begin before your baby’s first tooth appears, as teeth start to develop…

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS TO A HAPPY AND HEALTHY MOUTH

Arrival of 2022 is the perfect time to make some New Year resolutions and to set yourself some targets. Now more than ever these should include looking after yourself, including your dental health. There are many that you can choose from that will make your smile healthy and beautiful. Here are a few ideas to…

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TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT THIS CHRISTMAS?

Party season is here once again, meaning endless feasts, treats and indulgences. We all know that this means less than ideal food choices. So what should we look out for and how can we be kind to our teeth and stomachs this Christmas? AVOID SUBSTITUTE Pork crackling This is sure to break some teeth, as…

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in kids

Have you noticed your kids waking up frequently during the night? Are they constantly tired? Do you hear them snoring or grinding their teeth at night? They may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). This is a condition in which airways become obstructed during sleep, causing a lack of oxygen, subsequently leading to waking…

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6 Reasons to quit smoking

Have you promised yourself to look after your health better? Have you been trying to quit smoking but just can’t quite push yourself to do it? Did you know that smoking is also bad for your oral health? Well here are some reasons why this is the perfect time to quit: Smoking increases your chance…

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DIABETES AND ORAL HEALTH

    With cases of Diabetes on the rise, here at EDG we often see patients affected by this disease. Oral conditions, such as gum disease and tooth decay, have been shown to have a strong link to diabetes. So what should diabetic patients be aware of? Periodontitis (gum disease) Periodontitis is caused by accumulation…

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