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Your dental health: nature versus nurture

August 15, 2017

Research has shown that genetics plays a key role in your dental health. Key takeaways: – Genetics determines the shape and size of your teeth and if your parents have cavities and/or gum disease, you may also be at increased risk of developing these problems – If your parents’ dental health gives you cause for… Continue reading »

“Dry Socket” Warning

August 10, 2017

After the extraction of wisdom teeth a blood clot develops in the empty space to prevent infection. If the clot is disturbed or dislodged the bone and nerves can become exposed leading to “dry socket”. There are a few simple preventative measures that can be taken to avoid this happening including: – Avoiding carbonated drinks… Continue reading »

How To Protect Your Teeth With Your Diet

July 31, 2017

Foods that are acidic or high in sugar can damage our teeth, by encouraging bacteria to thrive. There are however, a range of foods which can actively help to protect your teeth. – Foods which can help to protect your teeth include: pomegranite, tea, milk and dairy products, apples, pears, leafy greens, almonds, salmon, sardines… Continue reading »

Prescriptions for pain

July 28, 2017

Having your wisdom teeth removed requires some pain relief afterwards but it pays to talk to your dentist about what they plan to prescribe. Key takeaways – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are non addictive – Drugs containing opioids can be addictive – Young people are particularly prone to developing addiction to opioids If you… Continue reading »

Is Mucus Good for Your Teeth?

July 24, 2017

According to a recent article the answer is Yes! Research suggests that mucus from the lining of the mouth, lungs, intestines and cervix contains a mixture of proteins that can protect your teeth and possibly inhibit cavities from developing. Scientists are now examining the possibility of developing a synthetic mucus and it is envisaged that… Continue reading »

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