How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

Dental caries, also known as tooth decay, is the 10th most common and preventable disease in the world. Studies have shown that first-world countries (ie. Australia, America, UK) have over 50% of children developing dental cavities by the age of six. Overall, it affects approximately 621 million children worldwide, which is a major concern, because tooth decay is easily preventable in children.…

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Cheap vs Expensive Electric Toothbrush: Which one is better for you?

There are hundreds of electric toothbrushes on the market, with prices ranging from $30 all the way up to $300. So today, we are going to compare the differences between a cheaper vs a more expensive electric toothbrush. Hopefully, this article will help you decide which toothbrush is better for your teeth, as well as your wallet. Cheap Electric Toothbrush Advantages…

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Treat Oral Thrush – Oral Medicine Specialist Advice

Oral thrush, also known as "oral candidosis" or "oral candidiasis" is a fungal infection. A fungal species called Candida is the cause of oral thrush. In most cases, when Candida is present, it's harmless. They are what we call "commensal" organisms, which means they can live amongst us in harmony and not cause any harm. However, when our immune system…

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Sugar Free vs No Added Sugar, What’s Better?

In recent years, there has been an increase in food awareness. People have now started to read food labels in an effort to make healthier food choices. However, nutrient claims on food packaging can be a little confusing, and sometimes deceiving if clever marketing strategies are used. A popular health claim on food packaging is, Sugar Free vs No Added…

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Dark Chocolate is Good for Teeth!

DARK CHOCOLATE is GOOD for your teeth! Dark chocolate is a far better alternative than other sugary and sticky desserts. Good quality dark chocolate has traces of cocoa bean husk, which is a great source of antioxidants for the whole body. But wait, research shows that dark chocolate also has anti-cariogenic factors, which means that it can protect your beautiful teeth from getting cavities! Sounds too…

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Sugar Free Banana Bread Recipe – Dentist Approved!

As a dietitian, I prefer foods sweetened by whole fruits, so we can take advantage of their sugar, but also maintain their nutrients and fibre! A great example of a fruit-sweetened treat is banana bread! After multiple attempts, I have perfected a high fibre, gut-loving, sugar free banana bread recipe below! Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1 +1/3 cup (approx…

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Manual vs Electric Toothbrush – What’s Best for You?

One of the most frequently asked questions is, "A manual vs electric toothbrush, which one is better?" The truth is, research shows that electric toothbrushes are better than manual toothbrushes at removing plaque, thus, reducing gum inflammation. However, some research papers show no difference between manual vs electric toothbrushes. Thus, deeming them both to be EQUALLY as effective. Honestly, it's…

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Swirlit Review by a Dentist (Not Sponsored)

Swirlit is a sugar-free, non-acidic tea. It's a novel bottled beverage that claims to be good for your teeth. According to dentists, water is the only beverage that doesn't cause damage to your teeth. Therefore, there is little out there that dentists feel comfortable recommending to their patients in the beverage market, which is sugar-free and pH neutral. So does…

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