Kids’ orthodontics—when’s the best time?

Kids’ orthodontics—when’s the best time?

Parents can be understandably anxious about when to start worrying about their children’s crooked teeth. The conventional wisdom is to wait until all the adult teeth are through—usually as kids are hitting their teens. But another school of thought in kids’ orthodontics is that it’s best to strike while the jawbone is still malleable. I… Continue Reading

Pain-free dentistry

Pain-free dentistry

When people of a certain age, think baby boomers and before, go to the dentist, the first thing some of them think about is needles and drills. It’s not the best mental image, and it can take a bit of convincing for patients to realise that there is such a thing as pain-free dentistry. Dentistry… Continue Reading

Natural toothpaste vs regular toothpaste

Natural toothpaste vs regular toothpaste

Once you become a parent, your interest in health topics skyrockets. There’s an extra urgency around healthy food, exercise and medicine because you’re researching those topics for both yourself and your child. The recent interest in natural toothpaste vs regular toothpaste is part of that, I think. Many people are going to be suspicious of… Continue Reading

Oral health tips for busy people

Oral health tips for busy people

We shouldn’t need good oral health tips. We all know how important it is to look after our teeth. It’s fundamental to self-care. In theory, at least, it’s so simple—cleaning your teeth and gums, looking after your mouth and making sure a dentist regularly checks that your teeth are in good shape. But looking after… Continue Reading