Why are your kids scared of the dentist?

I listened to a parent who told me about a discussion at home as to when should they first bring their kids to see a dentist. Her husband argued that they shouldn’t bring their kids in too early because kids will be scared of a dentist when they are too young.


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How to make a bent toothbrush

Cleaning around your mouth can be a difficult task with many tight corners and hard-to-reach spots. Wherever you left plaque behind on a regular basis, hard deposit will form and requires professional scaling and cleaning.


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That Sugar Film

Today I had a chance to watch a very fascinating documentary film by an Australian actor, Damon Gameau, called “That Sugar Film”. Damon was intrigued by what sugar does to our bodies and decided to go on a 60 days experiment with a high-sugar diet.


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Piksters – Say goodbye to floss

When cleaning large gaps between teeth, interdental brush is more user friendly than floss. Many of my patients love this product so much they use these brushes instead of toothpicks after meals. The common brands of these products are Piksters or TePe.


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You need to floss more – really?

I feel that at some point in your life you’ll be told this line by your dentist when you ask how can you clean your teeth better and it’s one of the biggest misconceptions about cleaning.


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Are mouthwashes good for my teeth?

This is the third instalment in the oral hygiene series and the topic is on Mouthwash. A fair few patients use mouthwash on a regular basis but do these products really help your teeth as much as what the commercials claimed?


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