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The sugar dentists recommend

Now that’s something you don’t hear often. Dentists are usually hounding you about reducing your sugar intake. But this sugar is different. This sugar, known as xylitol is found in a lot of oral care products – but what is it? Research has shown that small amounts of xylitol are beneficial for your oral health […]

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Falling asleep on the bottle

Q&A today is on Bottle Decay – an ENTIRELY preventable condition. New mums especially, this is one topic you need to know about. It affects about 15% of 2-3yo kids, however I have come across it in higher numbers. What is it?  While putting a child to bed with a bottle is okay for newborns, […]

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Where did my tooth go?

Losing baby teeth is normal. When you’re about 6 or 7 years old, your first tooth might be wobbly.   That’s okay! A wobbly baby tooth usually tells us that an adult tooth is underneath it. Adult teeth replace baby teeth. They are stronger and bigger and better for chewing. We need to look after […]

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4 whitening tips you need to know

The reason why I care about teeth whitening is because no one should feel embarrassed or self-conscious when smiling. Also, changes in teeth colour can give us clues about changes in diet and overall health. These clues can include: yellowing of teeth due to poor diet choices and thinning of enamel due to undiagnosed acid […]

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A new way to think about gums

Here’s what I explain to my patients: your gums are the foundation in which your teeth sit. Just like a house, if you have a bad foundation – it will not hold up the windows, doors and walls… everything will come crashing down. Similarly, your teeth rely on strong underlying gum tissue. Without this strong […]

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Kids’ Habits: mouth breathing

Welcome to a huge topic. For ease, I have listed the headings, feel free to skip ahead: Dylan’s Story (an example of a child suffering from mouth breathing) Getting to the root of the problem (I also discuss symptoms of mouth breathing here) Prevention Summary and Further Info   This week’s Kids’ Habits Blog scratches […]

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Why not all dentists are created equal.

When you find something you love and you have a strong reason for doing it, you find you are filled with energy and vigour that you never knew you had. Looking after my patients’ oral health gets me out of bed in the morning. More than that, it gets me working in areas such as […]

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Kids’ Habits: what every parent needs to know

Over the next few blogs, I will be covering habits such as thumbsucking, pen chewing/nail biting, mouth breathing and dietary habits that can cause problems in the mouth. As a parent, you want to prevent your kids from developing dental problems. A good place to start is to make sure kids don’t pick up the […]

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