The COVID-19 pandemic has kept us indoors and living with ourselves more often, which means we’ve had to look in the mirror more often than usual… As a result, the desire for teeth whitening has grown beyond comprehension! Although, it’s not just at our dental practice, patients are seen to be trying new methods at home!
Your smile plays a big role in the first impressions you make. Teeth are naturally white and radiant, however there are many common factors that cause them to turn yellow over time.
The natural ageing process can play a part in this, but so can habits such as smoking or consuming too many acidic foods and drinks (e.g. alcohol).
Happy Dental Health Week!
Dental Health Week (DHW) is a campaign dedicated to educating Australians on the importance of maintaining good oral health, organised by the Australian Dental Association (ADA).
There’s a reason that dentists recommend a regular check-up and clean every six months. In dentistry, we truly believe that preventative care is far better than needing restorative treatments. Visiting the dentist regularly helps prevent any dental issues in the future that can cause serious damage and end up costing a lot of money.
Whilst you enjoy the hot weather this summer make sure you maintain your oral hygiene routine.
Treats such as ice cream and icy poles may cool you down on a hot summers day, but the high sugar content breaks down the enamel on you teeth, which causes tooth decay and other dental issues.
Here at Smiles Nambour, we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help you start the year off with perfect oral health.
Christmas is just around the corner and as much as we all look forward to celebrating the silly season with delicious sugary treats & drinks, but you might want to think about their impact on your oral health as well.
To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet – the foods you eat and how often you eat them — are key factors. The environment in your mouth begins to change the moment you put food in it.
Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars and carbohydrates from the foods you eat to acids, and it’s the acids that begin to attack the enamel on teeth, starting the decay process. The more often you eat and snack, the more frequently you are exposing your teeth to the cycle of decay.
The good news is, on the flipside, that you can protect and even improve your dental health by making better dietary choices, choices that Smiles Nambour is happy to share with you. Below, you will find a list of 10 foods that can help you achieve optimal oral health!