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Common Oral Hygiene Misconceptions

‘Mouthwash should be used straight after brushing’ False — Toothpaste contains fluoride which prevents against tooth decay thus preventing cavities. This is why it’s really important to just spit after brushing and not rinse away your toothpaste...

More Ice-Cream Less Tooth Sensitivity!

What is tooth sensitivity? A tooth is made up of many different structures of which the main ones are enamel and dentine. Enamel is one of the strongest substances in the human body and covers the dentine which is naturally sensitive to extremes of temperatures....

Dental Myths and Facts

Myth 1 Yellow teeth are unhealthy teeth Fact Dentine is the substance which is covered by enamel and this can dictate how yellow a tooth is dependent on how dense it, so this is not always an indicator as to how healthy a tooth really is. Everyone has different tooth...

Mouthwash Myths Busted!

Early 2018 gave rise to many main stream media reports about mouthwash being linked to an increase in oral cancer which caused a lot of confusion and complete abandonment of mouthwash for some regular users. Controversy around alcohol content in mouthwash also spiked...

Fixed v Removable Braces

It’s like planning a journey. First you have to decide what your goal is – your destination. For example: do you want some parts of your teeth corrected, but can accept some things that are not ideal, but not visible when you smile (eg a cross-bite on the...

Invisalign — In-Treatment Tips!

Tip 1: Create a ‘Toothbag’ and get used to bringing it everywhere… Suzie says that the ‘toothbag’ should contain a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss and your aligner case. Keeping everything in one place will make it easier for you...