Oral hygiene products haven’t made too many technological leaps since 1938 when the first nylon toothbrush was invented.
Since then several improvements were made to the head shape, bristle pattern and handle shape. However not much has changed in how we brushed our teeth until the first electric toothbrush hit the American market in 1960.
Electric toothbrushes took the effort out of brushing. You simply pressed the button and the head started oscillating, rotating or vibrating leaving your teeth sparkling clean. Continue reading
Everyone worries about bad breath from time to time, especially after eating garlic or drinking a cup of coffee.
Bad breath, also called halitosis can be caused by a number of factors:
There are some quick remedies that can freshen your breath temporarily, but Continue reading
Most people are now aware that smoking is bad for their health. It can cause many different medical problems and, in some cases, fatal diseases.
However, many people don’t realise the damage that smoking does to their mouth, gums and teeth.
Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss, and in more severe cases mouth cancer. Continue reading
Bad breath (medical term : halitosis) tells us that something is out of balance. There are many underlying causes of bad breath, below are four most common.
Certain foods such as onions, garlic, scallions or chives may cause bad breath because they contain smelly sulphur compounds. Dairy, meat, and fish contain dense proteins which are used as a food source by the anaerobic, sulphur-producing bacteria, the common cause of bad breath in your mouth. Eating refined and processed sugars e.g. a dessert after a dense protein meal , or drinking coffee or juice can trigger this problem as they create acidic environment which is an ideal breeding ground for the bacteria . Continue reading
Dental health is about so much more than just the health of the mouth, teeth, and gums. Bad teeth full of untreated cavities, gums that bleed, and bad breath can have far deeper reaching consequences than just visual impact.
Long-term gum infection can eventually result in the loss of your teeth, but the consequences may not end there. Recent research suggests that there may be an association between oral infections — primarily gum infections — and more serious health problems: Continue reading