Three Scientifically Proven Oral Health Benefits of Green Tea
30 March 2016
Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and it's becoming increasing popular due to numerous health benefits. Many of these are anecdotal rather than scientific, but a number of studies have scientifically demonstrated that drinking green tea can be enormously beneficial for your oral health.
1. Reduced Risk of Oral Cancer
Working for the Centre for Evidence Based Chinese Medicine, researchers Liu, Xing, and Fei collected the results of forty-three studies, four randomized trials, and one meta-analysis in order to determine whether green tea has any effect on the prevention of cancer, proving an overall correlation between green tea consumption and a reduced risk of developing the disease.
5 Ways to Reduce Sensitivity After Tooth Whitening
23 February 2016
Teeth whitening shouldn't cause any long-term problems, but many people find that their teeth are more sensitive just after the treatment has taken place. This occurs for two main reasons:
The bleaching agent has penetrated your teeth, thereby increasing blood flow. This creates pressure that can irritate nerves. An increase in tooth porosity and slight removal of the protective protein layer has exposed sensitive parts of your teeth. Neither issue is something to worry about, but the resulting sensitivity can be a real pain.
Do Baby Teeth in Front of Shark Teeth Need to Be Extracted?
23 February 2016
Typically, your child's baby teeth will fall out before the permanent teeth behind them are ready to come through; however, sometimes an adult tooth erupts behind an existing baby tooth or even in front of it. This leaves your child with two teeth in one gap rather than one, a condition commonly referred to as "shark teeth." In some cases, the situation rights itself; in others your dentist may need to extract the baby tooth.
5 Things Surfers Need in Their Emergency Dental Kits
2 February 2016
If you fall and hit your mouth while you are surfing, it could cause permanent dental damage. However, you can minimise the risk and potential effect of damage by making a small emergency dental kit before your next surfing adventure. Here's an idea of five things to include.
1. A mouth guard
A mouthguard is a piece of pliable plastic that fits in your mouth. They are relatively inexpensive to buy, and you can customise them to your mouth by simply dipping them in boiling hot water, let them cool slightly and then bite on them.