Prehistoric dentistry: The Smile of the Neanderthal

Prehistoric dentistry: The Smile of the Neanderthal

Recent investigations into the teeth of a Neanderthal skeleton have suggested that Neanderthals knew about medicinal substances. What is revealed by the smile of the Neanderthal? Analysing the plaque on the Neanderthal’s teeth, scientists have found: –...
Bleeding Gums Linked With Heart Disease, Diabetes

Bleeding Gums Linked With Heart Disease, Diabetes

Gum disease is a common oral health complication that can spread devastating bacteria through a person’s system – increasing risk of heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. But it’s completely preventable. You can keep your gums, teeth and smile safe by...
Tips to Care for Dental Implants

Tips to Care for Dental Implants

A dental implant consists of a bio-compatible titanium screw that affixes to the jaw bone and a porcelain replacement tooth. For those who have lost teeth due to trauma or disease, getting dental implants is the best way to restore one’s smile and maintain the...
Do you need antibiotics before your dental procedure?

Do you need antibiotics before your dental procedure?

Some people who are particularly vulnerable to infection may need to take antibiotics to protect them before a dental procedure – even a teeth cleaning. This is advised by dentists in certain circumstances. With their advice you can ensure your smile is safe! Key...
What Your Smile Indicates About Your Overall Health

What Your Smile Indicates About Your Overall Health

Your smile creates a lasting impression on the people that you meet. Without proper care for your mouth, you will suffer dramatic changes to the form and beauty of your smile. Key takeaways: – The teeth and the face are the two major factors in the anatomy of...
Top Tips from Dentists to Get Rid of Bad Breath

Top Tips from Dentists to Get Rid of Bad Breath

Bad breath can have many causes, coming from your food, drink and smoking habits, and can detract from your smile. Mouthwash will help but it isn’t always convenient and sometimes not enough. Dentist advice is that good oral hygiene is essential to ensure your smile...