What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Ok, you’ve been working all day in the hot sun. You finally get to grab that ice-coldlemonade or, even better a Foster’s, and ouch, you get a shockinglypainful tooth jolt! You’ve just experienced tooth sensitivity to cold. Tooth sensitivity is a perennial human complaint. Not only cold, but also hot, sweet, and just biting on […]

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Do Tongue Scrapers Kill Bad Breath?

We brush our teeth. We floss. We use mouthwash. We visit our dentist twice a year for an exam and cleaning. Now we need to scrape our tongue? Is the next thing using a vacuum cleaner in our mouth? Well, you can’t buy one yet, but some dentists use a type of professional vacuum cleaner […]

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Children Swallowing Toothpaste? Should You Be Concerned?

In this article, we’ll be investigating and offering a balanced answer to what would seem at first glance to be an easily answered question:Should you be concerned about your children swallowing toothpaste?“Of course, who wouldn’t be concerned about their child swallowing toothpaste!”It’s a foreign substance. Right?But, how much concern? Why should you be concerned? What […]

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What Is Halitosis and How Can You Manage It?

Halitosis, bad breath, oral malodour. From the Latin halitus meaning breath and Greek -osis meaning abnormal condition. We’ve all had it occasionally, right? Swish with some mouthwash. Brush your teeth. That’s the usual method of dealing with it and it does help in the short term. But why do we have bad breath in the […]

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What’s the Best Toothbrush for Me?

Wasn’t it Shakespeare that penned, “What’s in a name? That which we call a toothbrush by any other name would clean our teeth”?No? Well, if he had written that, William would have been both poetically off the mark and wrong in a very practical sense.Of course, he would have probably only had the choice of […]

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Self-hypnosis for Dental Phobia-Can It Help?

Daniel hadn’t been to the dentist in years due to a phobia and anxieties about the sights, sounds and smells of the dental office.Finally, he had a bad enough toothache to the point where he couldn’t put it off anymore. Fortunately, he was able to see a dentist who understood his problems.After successfully treating his […]

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