Don’t stop at cleaning the closets, kitchen cupboards or the garage – your mouth deserves a spring cleaning too.
Start with a professional cleaning to get all the hard-to-reach areas cleaned out.
Chuck out your old manual brushes or power brush heads and buy new ones. Use a power toothbrush which has a timer so you know you’ve brushed long enough.
Invest in a Waterflosser or Airflosser device to power wash between the teeth.
Use a tongue scraper on the back and centre of your tongue where the smelly germs hang out.
Preparation is everything when it comes to juggling work with home activities.
Store a water bottle in the fridge, keep one beside the bed and one in the car to stay hydrated and healthy.
Stash travel-sized toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss in your gym bag, your hand bag and your computer bag for cleaner teeth. S
tock up on healthy snacks such as nuts in kitchen cupboards, office drawers and in the car to prevent tooth decay.
Have you checked your smile lately?
A smile functions as a business card and says a lot about your diet, lifestyle, health and habits.
It is also an indicator of age. The front teeth of younger people are rectangular with rounded corners while the front teeth of older people are square and shorter with age.
Ask about cosmetic procedures such as whitening, veneers and white adhesive fillings if you want to look and feel younger.
A new drinking cup advertised on the internet is a hit with those folks who hate drinking plain water.
The Right Cup is a tumbler with food-grade flavours and ingredients contained directly in the plastic.
You pick up the smell and taste from the cup and enjoy fruit-flavoured water with no carbs, sugars or calories.
It’s a product to encourage even the most water-resistant drinker to consume more so why not check it out?
Dental veneers are white porcelain laminates bonded permanently to the front of your teeth so gaps, chips and cracks disappear forever.
Here are some other important facts:
• Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains from coffee, tea, cola etc
• They can eliminate tooth sensitivity due to worn enamel
• They are very durable so they can last decades with good homecare
• Veneers can change the shape of your face by creating a broader smile
• They require less preparation of the teeth than crowns
You may not know if you do...but your partner will.
Sleep doctors estimate that up to 90% of snorers, even gentle ones, also grind their teeth at night.
And habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol and caffeine can intensify teeth grinding.
Night time grinding can damage teeth, jaws and jaw joints.
Have a chat with your dentist if you notice any changes or wake up with a dry mouth, sore throat or a headache.
Researchers say that playing video games can improve brain function which is good.
However gamers who snack for hours while they play are in for a big surprise – tooth decay.
Tooth decay is a diet-related dental disease.
It’s not only linked to what you consume but how often you eat it.
And the risky snacking behaviour that starts in adolescence may continue into adulthood.
So you can brush twice a day but still get decay… unless you change your diet habits.
Does this sound like you? You are a dedicated and caring dentist with an energetic and enthusiastic nature and have a demonstrated interest in all aspects of advanced general dentistry.
Starting in late August, you will work as part of Cameron&Co’s team of twelve in our locally owned independent practice in Townsville.
Our high tech facility has five treatment rooms, a relaxed yet professional environment and has served the North Queensland region since 1998.
Yours will be a rewarding role – working in an environment which encourages growth and development.
Benefits include a four day full time week – Monday to Thursday 7:15am - 5.15pm.
Dr Cameron Arnold and the team look forward to welcoming you.
Remuneration and conditions of employment will be discussed during successful applicant’s interview.
Citric acid is found in household cleaners which are used to dissolve stains and hard water deposits.
Citric acid is also added to many manufactured foods and drinks as a preservative and flavouring agent.
You’ll find it as food additive #330 in lemon, lime and fruit-flavoured juices, cordials, soft drinks, lollies and convenience foods.
In the mouth acids soften and dissolve enamel, making it easier for brushing to wear enamel away.
It’s no surprise that now we’re seeing young people with sensitive, yellow teeth from acid wear.
So as a wise man once said, “If it comes from a plant, eat it. But if it’s made in a plant, don’t”.
Coffee shops are booming because they’re fun places to socialize, work or study and get a great big caffeine hit.
And who doesn’t enjoy a delicious cappuccino?
Unfortunately some coffee drinks also give us more than ½ the daily allowance of sugar.
The iced coffee drinks and milkshakes may be the yummiest but they’re often the unhealthiest with the added sugars, sauces and syrups.
It’s best to enjoy in moderation and be aware of the risks.