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Fun Oral Health Activities for Kids

Children learn through play, so try these fun dental activities that will teach them about oral care. Tooth Necklace Make a drawing of a tooth on cardboard, approximately 4 cm x 4 cm and use this as a template so children can make 20 teeth (children have 20 primary teeth) using brightly coloured paper. Take…

The History Behind Toothpaste

A twice-daily routine of tooth brushing is, we hope, ingrained in most of us, but have you ever thought about the origins of toothpaste? In fact, toothpaste has been used for centuries, and its origins can be traced right back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. The Ancient Egyptians are renowned for inventing many…

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How Can Allergies Impact Oral Health?

If you are one of the many people affected by seasonal allergies you are probably dreading a stuffy nose, sore throat and itchy eyes, but did you realise allergies can affect oral health? Dry Mouth Dry mouth is a frequent side-effect of mouth breathing and antihistamines. Unfortunately, when your mouth is drier, harmful bacteria can…

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When is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Tooth extraction is necessary if a tooth is extensively decayed or infected or has been damaged by trauma such as a crack that extends along the length of the tooth and into the tooth root. It is definitely the treatment of last resort because we will always do everything we can to save your natural…

Having Gratitude Has Health Benefits

Did you realise that gratitude can help enhance your life, and it even has health benefits? Gratitude means being aware of and acknowledging the simple pleasures of life and its blessings. When you have gratitude then it can improve your happiness levels, may lower stress and reduce depression, and will generally make you feel healthier….

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Are Your Teeth Painful in Cold Weather?

If so, you’re not alone. An estimated one in eight people experiences tooth sensitivity during the colder weather. Sometimes increased tooth sensitivity is linked to other problems like untreated tooth decay or teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism). However, sometimes, there are other reasons as the temperature changes can affect your tooth structure. Although everyone is…

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Four Oral Health Tips to Help You This Winter

Winter is here and with it the colder temperatures, but this season, don’t let the cold affect your oral health. Follow our easy tips to help keep your mouth in perfect condition. Chapped Lips Treat yourself to a good quality lip salve with a high SPF and use it frequently. Additionally, make sure you drink…

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Supercharged Foods for Your Teeth

We’ve all heard the saying you are what you eat, and this certainly applies to your dental health. Sugary foods like fizzy drinks and sweets will all contribute to tooth decay. Try to include at least some of these healthy, tooth-friendly foods in your diet. Cheese Cheese is great for teeth because it increases the…

World Oral Health Day: What Is It and What Could It Mean for You?

Did you know that we celebrate World Oral Health Day in March? Here at Dentapex, it’s a time when we encourage our patients to think about their oral health more closely and to consider if they can improve it. Good oral health is about far more than just having a healthy smile as it is…