Nervous habits, such as chewing the inside of your cheeks or mouth, aren't always great for your oral health. If you're a mouth chewer, your dentist may advise you to try to stop. While you may think that your dentist is just worried about damage to your soft tissues, chewing your cheeks may also give you problems with your teeth and gums. How does this work? Mouth Ulcers and Sores [Read More]
Can Herbal Teas Whiten Your Teeth?
If you're looking for alternative ways to whiten your teeth, you may have heard that herbal teas can help. These kinds of teas may help you manage staining; some may actually help whiten your teeth. How do herbal teas affect the colour of your teeth and how effective will they be? Herbal Teas and Staining If you drink regular black tea or coffee, your teeth may become stained and discoloured. For example, the tannin in black tea may leave unsightly brown stains on your teeth over time, especially if you drink a lot of cuppas during the day. [Read More]
How to Give Teeth a Quick-Fix Clean When You Don't Have a Toothbrush Handy
There may be times during the day when you'd dearly love to clean your teeth but don't have a toothbrush or floss with you. For example, if you have an important meeting where you need to make a good impression or are going out after work on a hot date, you may be conscious that your teeth aren't as clean as they should be and are suffering from the stuff you've been eating and drinking all day. [Read More]
How to Floss Between Teeth With Larger Gaps
Flossing is an important part of a good dental hygiene routine. Dental floss can reach the gaps between your teeth that your toothbrush may not be able to access, allowing you to clean food particles and debris from in between your teeth. If you don't floss, these particles can get trapped and may turn into plaque, which can damage your teeth and gums, or they may contribute to bad breath when your mouth tries to break them down and get rid of them. [Read More]