Ever wondered if you need to clean your tongue? Or what that white stuff is? Your tongue is a vital part of your mouth and is place where can bacteria can sit. This bacteria causes bad breath, can contribute to gum disease and even tummy bugs!

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People saw the importance of looking after their teeth and gums dating back to BC. They found inventive ways of cleaning their teeth before the modern toothbrush came about.

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Bottled water is all round nasty. It is a particular pet hate of my wife’s and here’s why.

 

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I bet you never thought you’d see the day when Dentists are doing cosmetic injections! Well the time has come. A beautiful smile goes beyond your teeth and Dentists have the expertise to do cosmetic treatment. All over the world in places such as London, Tokyo and New York, people are going to their Dentist for cosmetic injections, here’s why…

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Mouthguards are one of those things like wearing a sun hat; people have a perception that others think you’re daggy if you wear one. As long as you’re okay with it, no one else will notice! Mouthguards are incredibly important during training and during sporting games to protect your teeth.

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Exercise and sport are a fantastic way to keep fit, healthy and enjoy yourself. I know first-hand how rewarding meeting your personal goals can be as I was fortunate enough to compete in the Australian National Weightlifting Championships a few years ago. What we need to be aware of though; is the high levels of acidity and sugar in sports drinks. These components really outweigh the benefit of actually having them to replace fluid in your body. They can lead to tooth erosion and decay which often lead to irreversible damage and the need for otherwise avoidable dental treatment. At the end of the day, it’s best to save your money and preserve your oral health by sticking to water instead.

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One of the most common, and most simple, cosmetic procedures that we provide for our patients at See The Dentist is tooth whitening. Teeth whitening is often the first treatment provided prior to other cosmetic procedures such as veneers. However, my patients do whiten their teeth with the intention of simply improving their smile. My patients frequently ask me if tooth whitening is safe, concerned that bleaching will harm or damage their teeth.

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As a new parent, I know all about being thrown in the deep end and as soon as one challenge is under control, another one seems to pop up. Learning about the best way to introduce cleaning your child’s teeth and dental check ups is one of them. Hopefully my son won’t be scared of dentists! Here’s some tips that will help get your child started on the right path to looking after their oral health for life.

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