Posts in the ‘wellness’ Category

Six tips to keep your children’s teeth healthy as they head back to school.

With kids gearing up to go back to school, now is the perfect time to kick off the school year with some good dental habits. Avoid anything sticky when packing your children’s lunch. While raisins and gummy “fruit snacks” might seem like a healthy option, these sugary foods will stay stuck to the teeth for unnecessarily

Four spring tips for a healthy mouth

Doing some spring cleaning? While you’re busy beating rugs, cleaning curtains and organizing cabinets, don’t forget to check your bathroom counter! Add these four items to your checklist to include dental hygiene in your battle plan. 1. Replace old or worn toothbrushes Get in the habit of changing your toothbrush every three months. The ability

Spotlight on oral health in aged care

Oral health researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) have been successful in securing more than half a million dollars to advance a program dedicated to preventive oral health care for the elderly. Dr Janet Wallace and her team from UON’s School of Health Sciences will receive $540,000 over three years from the Elderslee Foundation

The Truth About Sugary Drinks and Your Smile

Sweetened beverages have become a treat that many Americans have every day. The truth is that these drinks are not healthy, especially for our dental health and smiles. Everyone has harmful bacteria in their mouths that eat the sugars we consume. The bacteria get energy from the sugar, but in the process produce acid. The

Oral Hygiene Overhaul: 5 Tips for a Cleaner Mouth

Appearances can be deceiving. Especially when it comes to oral hygiene. You know this if you’ve ever talked to someone with super bright teethand rancid breath. First you think: What a nice smile this person has! So you move closer to them (this is at a cocktail party, BTW), and engage in conversation. They open their

Your Next Teeth Cleaning Could Protect You From Pneumonia

Aside from protecting your pearly whites, here’s more motivation to squeeze in that twice-a-year teeth cleaning: It could keep you from getting sick. A new study suggests that regular dental visits may protect against pneumonia by reducing levels of harmful bacteria in the mouth (ick). The study’s findings—based on the health records of more than 26,000 people nationwide—suggest that people who

Brushing Your Kid’s Teeth

It’s never too early to get children in the habit of good oral care. Of course, it’s up to parents to take the “first steps.” Finding new ways to model good dental habits and practice them with your kids is key. The sooner kids begin to take charge of their own teeth, the happier and

Potential Causes Of Toothaches: It’s Not Always A Cavity

No matter how conscientious you are about your oral care routine, at some point in your life you will probably experience the discomfort of a toothache. Though a cavity is the most likely culprit, it is only one of several possible causes of toothaches. Tooth Sensitivity If you are experiencing sharp pains when eating or

5 Super Snacks for the Big Game

Are you ready for the Big Game? A championship get-together demands super snacks but not at the expense of your teeth. That’s why we’ve put together a few tasty game day snacking ideas with healthy ingredients.  Of course, these are snacks, and none of them are perfect. Regardless of what you eat, don’t forget to

The Best and Worst Drinks for Your Teeth

THE BEST 1. Milk. It does a body (and your chompers) good. With loads of calcium and vitamin D, dairy keeps them strong and healthy. Milk also has something called caseins, a type of protein that forms a protective film on the enamel of your teeth to prevent decay. 2. Vodka soda. If you’re ordering a drink at the


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