What is take-home teeth whitening? 

Take-home teeth whitening is a non-invasive way of lifting stains from the teeth and lightening the colour of the enamel, giving you lighter teeth. Custom-fitted mouth trays ensure maximum contact between the whitening product and the teeth, normally resulting in a shade change of up to 7 tones. 

50% Off 

With any check-up, scale, and clean, you can avail of take-home teeth whitening at 50% off (usual price $509). 

Call us today at (07) 3359 1996 or book a consultation below and be on your way to a brighter smile. 

Terms and Conditions

  • Teeth whitening may not be suitable for everyone—the decision for the appropriateness of this treatment must be made by the dentist. Please book a consultation or call us to confirm your suitability.  
  • The 50% discount is applicable to the take-home teeth whitening treatment only (usual price $509). If you have private health cover, please check with your health fund if you are eligible for benefits for this treatment. If applicable, the 50% discount is applied to the usual fee before the health fund rebate is applied on the full amount. (Example: $509 usual fee less 50% discount = $254.50 discounted fee. Sample rebate: $200 on $509, so $254.50 discounted fee – $200 health fund rebate = $54.50 gap). 
  • Patients may claim health fund rebates on the check-up, scale, and clean treatment if applicable but must pay any gap or the full cost of this treatment if not covered by private health. 
  • To redeem this offer, patients must mention the promotion when booking their appointment. 
  • Promotional offers are subject to appointment availability. 
  • This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. 

Children are more susceptible to cavities than adults. Even in children with healthy teeth, the enamel in their primary, or baby, teeth is much thinner that in adults. Once decay gets through this layer decay moves faster too.

Protect Your Children’s Teeth During the Holidays

Holiday treats and foods that are not part of the child’s normal diet can increase the possibility of decay. A few simple steps can protect their teeth and eliminate future dental problems.

Limit sugar

Sugars and starchy food promote the growth of bacteria that cause decay. By limiting the amount of sugar, your child consumes the likelihood of tooth decay decreases. Even during the holidays, when chocolate and treats abound, you can reduce the effects of sugar on children’s teeth by:

  • Allowing them only one dessert
  • Preventing between meal and all day snacking on lollies and chocolate
  • Brushing as soon after consuming sweets as possible to remove bacteria

Maintain a Regular Dental Care Routine

Holiday activities and visits can upset daily dental care. Don’t allow the distractions of the season to cause your child to neglect their teeth. Plan a dental care routine during the season and maintain it. When traveling, make sure you have children’s toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss available and ensure they use them, brush together as a family and talk about what exciting things you all did together!

Avoid Crunching Ice and hard lollies

Teeth are not ice smashers. Over time regular ice chewing can crack enamel and chip teeth. Try to avoid giving your kids chewy toffee type lollies especially straight from the fridge. They have proved that sticky sugars are the worst for causing tooth decay and lost fillings. Keep in mind that an emergency visit to a dentist may be difficult during the holiday or while traveling.

Maintain a Child’s Overall Health

Physically healthy children tend to have better dental health as well. Make sure that during the holidays along with a limited intake of lollies and chocolate, they receive plenty of healthy, nutritious foods and veggies. Eating healthy crunchy fresh salads should be one of the great pleasures which we should be teaching our children to enjoy! Dr Jest loves his beetroot and fetta salad.

 

Don’t Skip Dental Appointments

With the seasonal rush, it may be tempting to skip regular dental appointments. Children’s teeth require regular exams. Don’t allow holiday events to place their dental health at risk. It is a perfect time to visit when you don’t have school or homework to worry about.

Protecting children’s teeth is essential to their future dental health. The habits of good dental care become a foundation of dental health throughout childrens adult lives. Care of the baby teeth is essential to give the best chance of avoiding crowding of the permanent teeth as they erupt.   Sound dental practices now, even during the holidays, will strengthen children’s teeth and promote healthy adult teeth. Be that good example and floss and brush your teeth with your children – that will encourage you too not to eat any more before going to bed – that’s got to be good for your holiday waistline too!

Eating Affects your Teeth

Eating habits determine the health and hygiene of your mouth as well as your general body health. Excessive intake of alcohol, junk food like pizza, burgers etc. can cause danger to your teeth and gums. Moreover if you are a sweet lover, then your health is at risk. This is because ice creams, chocolates, bubble gums and sticky sugars will remain attached to your teeth and gums and will become fodder for bacteria. This often leads to gum disease and tooth decay.

 What Can Parents Do?

Parents need to be aware of which foods are good or bad for their child’s health. Therefore they must try to include nutrient-rich food in their children’s diet so that they will get the proper nourishment needed to maximize their children’s oral health. The following tips will help children maitain that healthy smile.

Healthy Eating Tips

Dental health care professionals have listed the following important tips for children in order to keep their teeth and gums fit and healthy.

  1. Avoid eating sugary foods especially chocolates and sweets, if you need to have a sweet fix get used to eating some fruit. If you must have sugary things eat them in one go and don’t spread them over a long time. Remember the sugars they contain allow the bacteria that eat them to cause a decay environment for over an hour in your mouth!
  2. Make a habit of only eating three main meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner and always brush your teeth after a snack or meal.
  3. Use a good quality toothbrush, mouthwash and toothpaste in order to get that perfectly healthy smile.

Healthy Eating Foods

 The following food items are really helpful as far as your oral health and hygiene is concerned.

These items include:

  1. Crunchy foods

Crunchy foods like apples nuts and carrots are good for teeth. They rub away the soft plaque that sticks to teeth and causes tooth decay. Carrots have a sweet flavour and are a great sweet snack that your mouth loves! (Just remember not to go too crazy with carrots or carrot juice though as they can make your skin go yellow/orange.)

  • Sugar free Chewing Gum – breath freshening and saliva stimulation

Use of Sugar free gums after eating have proven successful in research, reducing decay by increasing the saliva flow and consequently flushing away sugars from the mouth. Remember that after every meal the bacteria produce enamel dissolving acids for about an hour and a half – so the worst thing you can for your teeth is to have a “breath freshening” mint – a flavoured sugar capsule – every hour. This causes uncontrolled decay.

  • Water

Water assists in keeping the mouth hydrated and moistened with healthy saliva. Becoming dehydrated in Queensland is a real problem. Your urine should be pale yellow and not dark. One and a half to two litres of fluid per day is the recommended intake for an adult. This includes all the fluids that you drink but for your health the majority of this should be water – definitely not soft drink or citrus juice which dissolves teeth! Saliva takes part as a defensive shield to your teeth and gums in your mouth and can help in saving teeth from acid attack.

  • Cheese

Different research studies have proven the fact that cheese is healthy for your teeth. Cheeses have special substances that can maintain the pH level of your mouth and saliva. It also helps out in the strengthening the enamel layer of teeth. So pack it in with your childrens school lunch as well as an apple. They go so well together, one bite of cheese stick one bite of apple – Yum!

Most people love their morning coffee. But, like many of our favourite foods and drinks, coffee can potentially cause problems for your teeth.

What’s the problem with coffee

Coffee contains tannins that stain teeth and creates acid that can damage tooth enamel. The addition of sweeteners also creates a bacterial playground in your mouth, setting up prime conditions for dental decay and halitosis (bad breath).

However, the most apparent effects of when coffee and teeth meet are not particularly threatening but cosmetic. Tannins in coffee will eventually stain teeth, turning those high-beam pearly whites into yellow-hued sodium lights.

Do I have to give up coffee?

Not all. Certain coffees actually have compounds that help prevent tooth decay. Besides, if we gave up everything that was potentially harmful to our teeth we’d have a bleak existence indeed. Nor is total elimination of our favourite morning beverage a practical measure. Running damage control on the effects coffee has on your teeth is a far more realistic solution.

What can I do about it?

Fortunately, there are several proactive measures you can take when coffee and teeth come together to make sure your dental health isn’t adversely affected. Like drinking your coffee without bacteria-feeding sweeteners that allow their waste products to attack tooth enamel. Limiting coffee intake is a good idea. If that’s not an appealing idea, it’s even more important for you to:

  • Thoroughly brush your teeth after you’ve had coffee.
  • Vigorously swish your mouth out with water when you don’t have immediate access to a brush and paste.
  • Have a snack. Eating before and after drinking coffee reduces the effects it has on your teeth.

Helpful hint: Apples have fibres that break down the sticky coating coffee leaves behind.

Many Dentists drink coffee too!

The most important thing you can do to counteract the damage coffee consumption can do to your teeth is to visit your dentist. Having a six-month dental exam and cleaning is key to maintaining healthy teeth and overall oral health. Plus, regular dental cleanings alleviate the stains that coffee can leave behind. Your dentist may even suggest you periodically brush with stain-removing baking soda, but wait until he suggests it – It is more abrasive than normal toothpastes and can cause tooth wear! If you are still concerned about the adverse effects coffee may have on your teeth, contact your dentist for more comprehensive information on how to maintain optimal dental health when coffee and teeth meet.

Most people love their morning coffee. But, like many of our favourite foods and drinks, coffee can potentially cause problems for your teeth.

What’s the problem with coffee

Coffee contains tannins that stain teeth and creates acid that can damage tooth enamel. The addition of sweeteners also creates a bacterial playground in your mouth, setting up prime conditions for dental decay and halitosis (bad breath).

However, the most apparent effects of when coffee and teeth meet are not particularly threatening but cosmetic. Tannins in coffee will eventually stain teeth, turning those high-beam pearly whites into yellow-hued sodium lights.

Do I have to give up coffee?

Not all. Certain coffees actually have compounds that help prevent tooth decay. Besides, if we gave up everything that was potentially harmful to our teeth we’d have a bleak existence indeed. Nor is total elimination of our favourite morning beverage a practical measure. Running damage control on the effects coffee has on your teeth is a far more realistic solution.

What can I do about it?

Fortunately, there are several proactive measures you can take when coffee and teeth come together to make sure your dental health isn’t adversely affected. Like drinking your coffee without bacteria-feeding sweeteners that allow their waste products to attack tooth enamel. Limiting coffee intake is a good idea. If that’s not an appealing idea, it’s even more important for you to:

  • Thoroughly brush your teeth after you’ve had coffee.
  • Vigorously swish your mouth out with water when you don’t have immediate access to a brush and paste.
  • Have a snack. Eating before and after drinking coffee reduces the effects it has on your teeth.

Helpful hint: Apples have fibres that break down the sticky coating coffee leaves behind.

Many Dentists drink coffee too!

The most important thing you can do to counteract the damage coffee consumption can do to your teeth is to visit your dentist. Having a six-month dental exam and cleaning is key to maintaining healthy teeth and overall oral health. Plus, regular dental cleanings alleviate the stains that coffee can leave behind. Your dentist may even suggest you periodically brush with stain-removing baking soda, but wait until he suggests it – It is more abrasive than normal toothpastes and can cause tooth wear! If you are still concerned about the adverse effects coffee may have on your teeth, contact your dentist for more comprehensive information on how to maintain optimal dental health when coffee and teeth meet.

True or false: The condition of your mouth can say quite a bit about your overall health?

Answer: True!

How is this possible? Just like most other parts of your body, your mouth contains bacteria. Millions, in fact. But the mere existence of bacteria in the mouth isn’t a problem… actually, it is a good thing. The problem is that when you aren’t in the best health, the types of bacteria in your mouth can become unbalanced. This can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral infections. Conditions that affect your dental health include:

  • Diabetes. This condition reduces your body’s ability to fight infections, which puts your overall health – including your dental health – at risk.
  • HIV/AIDS. People with uncontrolled HIV/AIDS can often get painful mucosal lesions in their mouth.
  • Osteoporosis. If you have osteoporosis, your bones loose density and weaken as they loose Calcium, this includes the bone that supports your teeth. You have a greater risk of loosing teeth through gum disease.
  • Alzheimer’s disease. People suffering from Alzheimer’s tend to have progressively poorer dental health, this is due to not remembering to clean properly,  or loosing the desire or capability to brush and floss.

Sometimes, issues in your mouth are not necessarily caused by overall poor health. For example, taking some blood pressure medications or antidepressants for mental health can affect the body’s production of saliva causing dry mouth (Xerostomia), Saliva fights bacteria, so its lack causes  loss of ability to keep the levels of bacteria in the mouth in check, resulting in oral health issues.

It also works the other way too. Not taking care of your dental health can lead to issues in other areas of your body. Prime examples include:

  • Endocarditis. This is an infection of the inner lining of your heart. This can happen when bacteria from one part of your body, such as your mouth, get in your bloodstream and latch onto any damaged areas of your heart.
  • Cardiovascular disease. Growing evidence suggests that problem bacteria in your mouth could be linked to clogged arteries, heart disease, and increased risk for stroke.
  • Pregnancy and birth. Poor oral health and gum disease can be factors involved in premature birth and a low birth weight.

Obviously, making an appointment to see your doctor is important for your overall health. But don’t forget regular visits to your dentist either! They know what to look for regarding your dental health, which can offer telling glimpses into your general well-being.

Those who take good care of their oral health and especially their teeth, tend not to face dental emergencies and unsightly decay. Apart from this, recent scientific research is finding that poor oral health has links with cardiovascular disease and even possibly Alzheimers disease. If these findings prove true a healthy mouth consequently is a roadway to a healthy body.  Therefore, we should keep our teeth and mouth clean and well maintained. If we do, we can expect to have a happier healthier life less prone to chronic disease as we age.

Reasons for Teeth Staining and Yellow Appearance

Our teeth are really very resistant to staining but if we eat and drink some things they will darken, as the enamel is porous and traps staining material.

  • Those who regularly drink coffee and tea will usually have yellower teeth.
  • Smokers are more prone to stained teeth.
  • Improper brushing is also a factor which contributes, as plaque and hard deposits build up on the teeth which also stain.
  • Heavy alcohol consumption can stain teeth depending on the type.
  • Cannabis smoking causes a green grey staining, dry mouth and often contributes to dental neglect whch allows staining to enter softened enamel.
  • Tetracycline antibiotics given during tooth development cause a dark brown/grey internal staining.

Brushing is Not the Only Thing

The yellowish shade caused by surface stains on your teeth does gets lighter with daily brushing but it does not completely go away if it has penetrated into the enamel. With time, the enamel of your teeth does thin and wear especially if we eat very abrasive foods, brush with too abrasive toothpaste (smokers toothpaste), grind our teeth or drink acidic beverages, this thinning makes the yellower dentine underneath show through more and cause the tooth to appear darker. In addition as soon as the enamel is penetrated and the underlying dentine is exposed teeth are more prone to stains. In this situation brushing daily and even flossing are not enough to help. With the newest possible dental care products, getting rid of most yellowing and staining in teeth is not a big deal, unless it has been caused by Tetracycline antibiotics where bleaching has to be undertaken over many weeks to be successful. Sometimes we may need to mask the stain with veneers or crowns.

Do not Purchase a Wrong Product

There are many types of dental care products which promise you wonderful results – beware! Whitening strips are one such product.  They make the yellowish teeth appear white but, they are not able to do so for a long period of time. Similarly, many toothpastes make the same claim but not much difference is seen.

How to Get the Shine Back in Your Teeth?

Consult your dentist. You will be guided in the best way possible. They will suggest the best reasonable treatment for you. Never ever make the decisions about your oral health on your own.  If the problem has just started, they might suggest that you get normal bleaching. It is neither costly nor takes much time. It will help maintain the proper shine of your teeth.

However, there might be some cases in which beaching is not the right solution. Your dentist will certainly let you know what your choices are. Nowadays dentists have different ways which you can get that winning smile once again. The best bleaching system is the home bleach, but it should be supervised by your dentist using custom made bleach trays to stop gum damage. Never use over the counter products unless your dentist prescribes them.

Today’s technology will result in over 90% of people being able to have that whiter and brighter smile.

Those who take good care of their oral health and especially their teeth, tend not to face dental emergencies and unsightly decay. Apart from this, recent scientific research is finding that poor oral health has links with cardiovascular disease and even possibly Alzheimers disease. If these findings prove true a healthy mouth consequently is a roadway to a healthy body.  Therefore, we should keep our teeth and mouth clean and well maintained. If we do, we can expect to have a happier healthier life less prone to chronic disease as we age.

Reasons for Teeth Staining and Yellow Appearance

Our teeth are really very resistant to staining but if we eat and drink some things they will darken, as the enamel is porous and traps staining material.

  • Those who regularly drink coffee and tea will usually have yellower teeth.
  • Smokers are more prone to stained teeth.
  • Improper brushing is also a factor which contributes, as plaque and hard deposits build up on the teeth which also stain.
  • Heavy alcohol consumption can stain teeth depending on the type.
  • Cannabis smoking causes a green grey staining, dry mouth and often contributes to dental neglect whch allows staining to enter softened enamel.
  • Tetracycline antibiotics given during tooth development cause a dark brown/grey internal staining.

Brushing is Not the Only Thing

The yellowish shade caused by surface stains on your teeth does gets lighter with daily brushing but it does not completely go away if it has penetrated into the enamel. With time, the enamel of your teeth does thin and wear especially if we eat very abrasive foods, brush with too abrasive toothpaste (smokers toothpaste), grind our teeth or drink acidic beverages, this thinning makes the yellower dentine underneath show through more and cause the tooth to appear darker. In addition as soon as the enamel is penetrated and the underlying dentine is exposed teeth are more prone to stains. In this situation brushing daily and even flossing are not enough to help. With the newest possible dental care products, getting rid of most yellowing and staining in teeth is not a big deal, unless it has been caused by Tetracycline antibiotics where bleaching has to be undertaken over many weeks to be successful. Sometimes we may need to mask the stain with veneers or crowns.

Do not Purchase a Wrong Product

There are many types of dental care products which promise you wonderful results – beware! Whitening strips are one such product.  They make the yellowish teeth appear white but, they are not able to do so for a long period of time. Similarly, many toothpastes make the same claim but not much difference is seen.

How to Get the Shine Back in Your Teeth?

Consult your dentist. You will be guided in the best way possible. They will suggest the best reasonable treatment for you. Never ever make the decisions about your oral health on your own.  If the problem has just started, they might suggest that you get normal bleaching. It is neither costly nor takes much time. It will help maintain the proper shine of your teeth.

However, there might be some cases in which beaching is not the right solution. Your dentist will certainly let you know what your choices are. Nowadays dentists have different ways which you can get that winning smile once again. The best bleaching system is the home bleach, but it should be supervised by your dentist using custom made bleach trays to stop gum damage. Never use over the counter products unless your dentist prescribes them.

Today’s technology will result in over 90% of people being able to have that whiter and brighter smile.

at-home whitening

Those who take good care of their oral health and especially their teeth, tend not to face dental emergencies and unsightly decay. Apart from this, recent scientific research is finding that poor oral health has links with cardiovascular disease and even possibly Alzheimers disease. If these findings prove true a healthy mouth consequently is a roadway to a healthy body.  Therefore, we should keep our teeth and mouth clean and well maintained. If we do, we can expect to have a happier healthier life less prone to chronic disease as we age.

Reasons for Teeth Staining and Yellow Appearance

Our teeth are really very resistant to staining but if we eat and drink some things they will darken, as the enamel is porous and traps staining material.

  • Those who regularly drink coffee and tea will usually have yellower teeth.
  • Smokers are more prone to stained teeth.
  • Improper brushing is also a factor which contributes, as plaque and hard deposits build up on the teeth which also stain.
  • Heavy alcohol consumption can stain teeth depending on the type.
  • Cannabis smoking causes a green grey staining, dry mouth and often contributes to dental neglect whch allows staining to enter softened enamel.
  • Tetracycline antibiotics given during tooth development cause a dark brown/grey internal staining.

Brushing is Not the Only Thing

The yellowish shade caused by surface stains on your teeth does gets lighter with daily brushing but it does not completely go away if it has penetrated into the enamel. With time, the enamel of your teeth does thin and wear especially if we eat very abrasive foods, brush with too abrasive toothpaste (smokers toothpaste), grind our teeth or drink acidic beverages, this thinning makes the yellower dentine underneath show through more and cause the tooth to appear darker. In addition as soon as the enamel is penetrated and the underlying dentine is exposed teeth are more prone to stains. In this situation brushing daily and even flossing are not enough to help. With the newest possible dental care products, getting rid of most yellowing and staining in teeth is not a big deal, unless it has been caused by Tetracycline antibiotics where bleaching has to be undertaken over many weeks to be successful. Sometimes we may need to mask the stain with veneers or crowns.

Do not Purchase a Wrong Product

There are many types of dental care products which promise you wonderful results – beware! Whitening strips are one such product.  They make the yellowish teeth appear white but, they are not able to do so for a long period of time. Similarly, many toothpastes make the same claim but not much difference is seen.

How to Get the Shine Back in Your Teeth?

Consult your dentist. You will be guided in the best way possible. They will suggest the best reasonable treatment for you. Never ever make the decisions about your oral health on your own.  If the problem has just started, they might suggest that you get normal bleaching. It is neither costly nor takes much time. It will help maintain the proper shine of your teeth.

However, there might be some cases in which beaching is not the right solution. Your dentist will certainly let you know what your choices are. Nowadays dentists have different ways which you can get that winning smile once again. The best bleaching system is the home bleach, but it should be supervised by your dentist using custom made bleach trays to stop gum damage. Never use over the counter products unless your dentist prescribes them.

Today’s technology will result in over 90% of people being able to have that whiter and brighter smile.

Are you looking for a dentist who can protect the oral health of your whole family? The right family dentist can look after the teeth of both adults and children, letting every member of the family enjoy good dental health. Here are five things to check for when looking for high-quality family dentistry in your local area.

  1. Experience in providing family dentistry

The best family dentists have years of experience in caring for children and adults. Check the website of the dentist or ask about their experience to find out whether they have the track record you expect. Children’s dental needs can be quite different from those of adults, so check that the dentist has some experience with providing dentistry to all members of the family.

  1. Patience and Sedation facilities

It can be really difficult to establish a bond between a dentist and child which is necessary to overcome fear and anxiety. Make sure that the dentist you choose for your family is not hurried and can listen and establish a rapport with your child. Some longer proceedures can be tedious even for the most patient dentist and young person. Nitrous Oxide sedation can make those longer treatments seem to zoom by quickly for them and should be provided as an essential option for even routine family dental care.

  1. Reasonable prices

Before you register with a dental practice, find out how much treatment will cost. This will allow you to compare prices and work out how much you need to budget for family dentistry.

  1. A welcoming environment

Dental checkups can be scary for children. Minimise their fear by choosing a dental office that has a welcoming environment and a comfortable, child-friendly waiting area. Some family dentists provide toys or books to keep children entertained while they wait to see the dentist.

  1. Recommendations from other families

The best family dentists receive good reviews from their patients. Search online for reviews of the dentists in your area or ask other parents for recommendations. Learning about other patients’ experiences can help you decide whether a dentist is right for your family.

We welcome families into our practice, and we look forward to assisting you and your family with your dental needs. Call our friendly reception staff today to book an appointment.

teeth cleaning

If you brush your teeth twice daily, you may not feel inclined to have them professionally cleaned as often as is recommended. In fact, if you’re like many people, visiting the dentist may be one of those things that you avoid for as long as possible. But having a sparkling white smile is not the only reason for getting regular cleans performed by the dentist. Below are four important reasons to visit your dentist for professional teeth cleaning… and they may not be what you expect.

Regular cleaning prevents gum disease

Cleaning teeth is essential to preventing gum disease. While you probably think cavities are your biggest worry when it comes to your teeth, gum disease is actually an even bigger threat. It can lead to both loss of teeth and loss of bone in your jaw and is something that a people can suffer from without even realizing. Regular brushing and flossing is your first line of defence, but a professional cleaning is much more thorough and removes disease-causing bacteria that you simply can’t remove yourself.

Screening for oral cancer

While it may not be as high profile as some other types of cancer, oral cancer does exist. Like other cancers, the earlier it’s detected the better and your dentist can look for early warning signs whilst cleaning teeth. Regularly visiting the dentist makes detection more likely.

Gum disease can lead to heart attack or stroke

There’s a strong link between heart disease and the health of your mouth. Although the relationship isn’t completely understood, it’s believed that the bacteria, which cause gum disease, migrate into the blood vessels and cause inflammation. This, in turn, can lead to cardiovascular disease.

In fact, a growing body of research suggests that poor oral health may play a role in many chronic diseases. Science has shown that inflammation plays a role in both heart disease and diabetes and chronic inflammation is increasingly being tied to poor oral health. Even rheumatoid arthritis may have ties to your mouth. Cleaning teeth regularly could be the key to protecting your heart and preventing serious disease.

Gum disease can cause problems with your joints

As joint replacements have become more common, a link between gum disease and artificial joints is emerging. It appears that in those with gum disease, bacteria from the mouth can end up in the bloodstream—often thanks to gums that bleed during brushing or flossing—and take up residence in the artificial joint, causing an infection.

Although the link is still tentative, preventing gum disease by cleaning teeth may also help protect you from arthritis. The same studies which found oral bacteria in artificial joints also found them in some of the patients’ natural joints which were affected by arthritis.

So, while there are many reasons for professionally cleaning teeth regularly, they’re not all purely cosmetic. Not only will you have a sparkling smile, fewer cavities, and fresher breath — you may also have a healthier body.

Click here to find out more about check up and teeth cleaning at Dr Martin Jest Dental Surgery