How Mindfulness Helps with Dental Anxiety

Feeling anxious about dental visits is common, but mindfulness practices can help you manage this anxiety effectively. Here are some practical ways to implement mindfulness to make your next dental appointment more comfortable: Deep Breathing Techniques When you’re sitting in the waiting room or the dental chair, practice deep breathing. Breathe in slowly through your […]

Is Using A Straw Better For Your Teeth?

Have you ever wondered if using a straw to drink sugary or acidic drinks helps to keep your teeth healthier?  The Pro-Straw Side  Some scientists argue that sipping beverages through a straw minimizes direct contact between sugary or acidic liquids and the teeth. The less direct contact, the smaller the risk of tooth decay and […]

Is Tongue Scraping Right for You? 

Chances are you’ve come across the term ‘tongue scraping’ at some point. Essentially, it involves using a special tool to gently clean your tongue from back to front, clearing away the buildup that can accumulate.  Some studies suggest that this practice can be effective in reducing bad breath, which is why some dentists might recommend […]

The Power of Brushing Twice a Day

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to overlook the importance of a simple yet crucial habit: brushing your teeth. A recent study found that Americans admit to forgetting to brush their teeth up to five times a week!  No matter how much we might begrudge this seemingly mundane task, it holds […]

3 ways pregnancy affects oral health

Just like with any other time in life, oral health is an important determinant of overall health during pregnancy. Here are 3 ways that pregnancy affects oral health: Hormonal Changes During pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations can affect how the body responds to bacteria, particularly in the mouth. This hormonal surge can result in swollen, tender gums […]

5 Negative Effects of Nail Biting

Nail biting might seem harmless, but it’s a habit that can silently damage more than just your nails. Your oral health is also at risk. In this post, we’ll explore the overlooked consequences of this habit and why it’s crucial to break it for the sake of your dental health. 1. Increased risk of gingivitis […]

How vaping affects your oral health

We know from many years of research on the tobacco industry that smoking has adverse health effects on many parts of the body, including dental and gum health. In recent years e-cigarettes and vaporizers have become increasingly popular substitutes for smokers not keen on the effects of tobacco. Smoking e-cigarettes and vaporizers, or vaping, has […]

Benefits of Fluoride on Dental Health

There is some debate on the pros and cons of fluoride on your teeth. In this article, let’s take a look at both sides and let you come to your own conclusions. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a mineral that is found in nature when salt interacts with rocks and soils. It’s also a naturally […]

5 Tips to Prepare Your Child for the Dentist 

Going to the dentist can be scary for a child, especially if it’s their first time. In this post, we’re giving you some tips and tricks to help you prepare your child for their (first) dentist appointment.  Be positive Regardless of your own feelings, try your best to talk about the dentist in a positive […]

Vegetarians, Calcium and Dental Health

Many people choose a vegetarian diet for ethical, social, or environmental issues. For vegetarians, it can be more difficult to get enough calcium in their diets, though there are many foods (like leafy greens, legumes, and soy-based foods). This is because dairy and meat products are main sources of calcium in our diets. Calcium is […]