Helpful hints and tips on how to prevent tooth decay and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Dental Care

Mouth Ulcers

About mouth (Aphthous) ulcers: Mouth ulcers are lesions or breaks in the delicate lining, also known as the mucosa, of the mouth. Their appearance and location, along with associated symptoms (for example fever) can assist in diagnosis. Causes  can include accidental biting of the cheek, friction with a sharp or broken tooth, a burn from food, a side…

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Dental Care

Plaque and why it should be removed

Plaque hardens into tartar  Particles of food stick to plaque which is a clear film that naturally coats the teeth. Bacteria within the mouth are attracted to this food debris, paticularly carbohydrates, and release acids as they feed and multiply. In the early stages it is easily removed by thorough brushing.     With time, Salts in…

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