GUM WHITENING / DEPIGMENTATION

WHAT IS IT? Deposits of melanin can change the normal pink colour of gums to make them look dark, patchy or discoloured. This can be hereditary although medications, as well as smoking and drinking, can also lead to discolouration in some cases. Although dark, patchy or blotchy gums cause no discomfort or pain, it can…

10 Biggest Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Are your teeth tender? From acidic foods to certain toothpastes, a number of culprits could be to blame. Does drinking an ice cold beverage cause dental discomfort? Or do you find yourself wincing when you brush or floss? You could have what’s known as tooth sensitivity. You don’t have to put up with the pain,…

7 Steps to a Better Smile

Wish you had close-to-perfect pearly whites? (Who doesn’t!) Then make all seven of these dental-health musts a part of your daily routine. 1. Brush regularly. Brushing is the cornerstone of dental hygiene. It removes food particles that bacteria feed on, cleans teeth, and freshens breath. A toothpaste with fluoride helps strengthen teeth, but you must…

A Guide to Flossing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is not enough to maintain good oral health over time. Flossing should be a regular part of your oral hygiene routine The Benefits of Flossing to Your Oral Health There are many benefits to regularly flossing your teeth. Dental floss can help clear food debris and plaque from the spaces between your…

Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health

It’s no secret that smoking is bad for your overall health but using tobacco products can have serious consequences on your oral health, too. Smoking and Oral Cancer “The most serious issue is mouth cancer,” Dr. Kilgore says. “It’s hard to say what percentage of people who smoke will get mouth cancer, but the death…