Healthy Hygiene Tip: Tongue Cleaning

Just like brushing and flossing your teeth—to keep the bacteria away—the same goes for your tongue. We all form coatings over our tongue through the anatomical features called papillae which...


Healthy Hygiene Tip: Chewing gum

After eating a meal, our teeth are more at risk of an ‘acid attack’. This is acid produced by plaque bacteria and the sugars in our food and drink. This...


Healthy Hygiene Tip: Teeth cleaning for kids

Babies and Toddlers: Clean baby’s teeth by wiping with a soft cloth or brushing with a small soft toothbrush and water. Introduce fluoridated toothpaste from 18 months—only rice grain size....


Looking after your investments—restored teeth

Wondering how to protect your dental investments? Here's a hygiene hint for you! Prosthetic teeth (implanted, crowned, bridged or dentures) are designed to act like your natural teeth. Restored teeth...


Natural tooth scrubs

If you love natural solutions to healthcare, here’s a surprise for you! Did you know that some common fruits and vegetables scrub your teeth gently while you chew on them....


How to keep enamel strong

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body. Without enamel, it would be very painful to bite into food and chew. Keeping enamel strong is essential for good oral...


What to look for in a mouthwash?

If you have healthy teeth and gums then the use of mouthwash is optional. A majority of commercially available mouthwashes are designed to act like a deodorant for your mouth—they will...


What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

Plaque is a sticky film that forms on your teeth and is made up of millions of bacteria as well as food deposits.If not removed properly bacteria up takes calcium...


How much toothpaste should I use?

Throughout the years various commercials on TV and magazines made us believe that we should cover the entire length of our toothbrush with a thick ribbon of toothpaste. In fact most...


Natural trick for cleaning appliances

Did you know that you can use plain white vinegar to clean your oral appliances? Just like natural teeth, dentures and mouthguards can get a build-up of stain, plaque and tartar...