Contrary to belief, dental fillings will not last forever. They are strong and relatively durable, but all fillings will eventually need replacing. The lifespan of a filling is often dependant on the restorative material used to repair it. Other factors that affect its lifespan include your oral hygiene routine at home and ongoing professional dental…Read More..
It is time to celebrate, and many of us will overindulge in sweet treats. Follow our easy tips o ensure your smile remains healthy and beautiful this holiday season. Enjoy Festive Foods at Mealtimes Instead of snacking on festive goodies, include them as part of your main meal, and you’ll do less damage to your…Read More..
Holidays are meant to be relaxing, but all too often they end up being stressful. There are some simple things you can do to keep stress to a minimum. If you are travelling long haul, build in a day’s rest either end of your holiday. It’s especially useful at the end of your break…Read More..
Coconut oil has been in the news recently amid claims that it can help your general health, and your dental health, specifically that it can prevent tooth decay and gum disease. So, what is coconut oil? It’s an edible oil made from coconut meat and is a rich source of saturated fat. Unlike other saturated…Read More..
These crispy coconut waffles are delicious with fresh mango and are simple to make. Ingredients Sliced mangos 1 large egg 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup coconut milk 1/2tsp baking soda 2tbsp sugar 3tbsp melted coconut oil Pinch of salt Whipped cream and maple syrup (optional) Instructions Mix together the sugar, baking…Read More..
The New Year fast approaching and most private health insurance dental benefits expire on the 31st December. Unfortunately, most health funds do not allow rollover of benefits – they take a USE IT OR LOSE IT APPROACH. It is essential that if you have any required treatment that they are booked in and completed before…Read More..
Summer is nearly here, and it is a time when many of us look forward to family holidays, weddings and making the most of the sunshine. You might have already planned your summer wardrobe, but is your smile its gleaming best? If your teeth could use a little help, a tooth whitening treatment could be…Read More..
Frequently applying high-quality sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 is a must to protect your skin from harmful rays, but did you know some natural, healthy and flavourful foods that are high in antioxidants could also help to reduce the effects of sun exposure? Watermelon This tasty summer treat is rich in lycopene,…Read More..
We have all had that sinking realisation of forgetting an essential toiletry item while away from home. If you are staying in a hotel, they usually offer complimentary toothbrushes and toothpaste. However, if you are camping then don’t despair! There are alternatives that can help to freshen your breath, and which will tide you over,…Read More..
This tasty and refreshing salad takes just 15 minutes to prepare, and it works well with fresh, steamed prawns or with a Hawaiian style chicken. Ingredients 1 peeled and segmented grapefruit or 2 blood oranges ½ cup sliced strawberries 2 cups chopped watermelon 4-5 cups mixed greens ¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts Pomegranate Dressing ¼…Read More..