Wine is delicious, refreshing, and boasts a wide range of health benefits – but before you raise your glass to a healthy heart or lungs, consider what that vino will do to your teeth. Continue reading
Do you struggle with bleeding gums caused by gingivitis, or do you struggle with bad breath? Have you used a countless number of products to try and rid the problem, only to find that it’s still an issue?
Well, that’s because the problem lies deeper within our mouths. The state of our teeth and gums affects and is affected by our overall health. Continue reading
When we brush our teeth it’s to clean them, right? Our mouths have germs – there’s no surprise there – we all knew that already. But, if your toothbrush goes in your mouth, then it’s going to get germs on it too, right. Well, yes, of course. Have you ever stopped to think about how clean your toothbrush is? How long have you had your current one? Chances are that you’ve had it for a while, and it’s covered in microscopic grossness – that you’d be disgusted to know you’ve been putting in your mouth. Continue reading
When you brush your teeth, do you really concentrate on what you’re doing? Many of us don’t. Most people just go through the motions of brushing while thinking about other things in their busy lives – missing many places that are covered in plaque and bacteria. If you’ve ever used plaque disclosing tablets or plaque disclosing rinse during your dental checkup, you’ve seen the pink tinted residue of buildup that’s left behind. Continue reading
How do hygienists motivate patients to better their oral health? Motivation between recare appointments is one of the biggest factors affecting a person’s dental status, whether they’re managing minor gingivitis or have received recent treatment for aggressive periodontal disease. The patient motivation techniques you choose will play a long-term role in the future of each individual patient’s smile. Continue reading