9 tips for maintaining oral health as you age
While brushing our teeth at least twice per day is essential, so is how we brush. As we age, changes occur in our teeth and gums, which may require changing our brushing techniques. Be sure to talk to your dentist Smileway Dental about this at every routine cleaning. Brushing doesn’t reach all of a tooth’s […]
How To Maintain Your Toothbrush Properly
How to Properly Care for your ToothbrushWhen you go to the dentist you often are taught how to brush and floss your teeth as well as how often. What you don’t hear as much is how to take care of your toothbrush so that it can do its job, protecting your teeth. Here are some […]
Questions that you can ask your dentist
➢ How often should i visit my dentist for a checkup? *The state of your oral health will determine how often you need to go through a dental checkup. For those who have excellent dental health twice a year will be suitable. ➢ Is a dental x-ray a necessary? *In some instances our dentist may recommend a dental […]
WATER FLOSSER AND ITS BENEFITS?
Are you having a difficulty at flossing using a thread-like material? Then a water flosser may be a useful alternative. A water flosser is a portable tool that aids in removing plaque and food debris in between your teeth. The first step before using the device is to fill it with water. Put it in your mouth just […]
Why do we have wisdom tooth?
Wisdom teeth were the evolutionary answer to the need for chewing power to combat excessive wear. The last set of molars or wisdom teeth, were provisions for our ancestors to help them chew coarse, rough food such as hard items like nuts, roots, meats, and leaves. When a typical diet consisted of chewy plants and […]
FLUORIDE FACTS AND MYTHS
Fluoride is a mineral that keeps helps protect your teeth from decay by strengthens your enamel. Unfortunately, there a lot of myth surrounding the use of fluoride. Keep reading to separate facts and myths of fluoride. FACTS – reducing the rate of teeth decay. – fluoride helps prevent this process by making your enamel resistant […]
HABIT THAT CAN RUINED YOUR TEETH
• Using teeth as tools – Most people use their teeth to open packages, tear tape or hold items when their hands are full. What most people don’t realise is that using teeth as tools is one of the easiest ways to damage it. – Using them to perform any other task could lead to […]
FACT OF BABY TEETH
1. Did you know that baby’s teeth develop while they are still in the womb? At birth, newborn have a full set 20 baby teeth hidden beneath their gum. 2. Teething is common experience for babies. It happens as a result of their baby teeth pushing through their gum. This process is often uncomfortable and […]
FOOD TO AVOID WITH BRACES
There is some food that can’t be eaten when you have braces. Choosing the right food will make you comfortable with braces. You can still eat most food but the important is you need to clean the teeth properly after eating because food can easily get stuck in braces. The following foods should be avoided […]
Are dental x-rays safe for kids?
“Yes, dental X-rays are safe and often extremely beneficial for your oral health”. As far as radiation is concerned, the amount to which you are exposed is minimal. X-rays are a fundamental part of a paediatric dentist’s ability to diagnose and monitor the health of children’s dental health. Dental X-rays are safe. They will expose […]