Monthly Archives: January 2012


Routine Dental Care

January 26th, 2012

shutterstock_119083645 (414 x 600)

How often should I brush my teeth?
In general you should brush your teeth twice a day, in the morning and last thing before you go to bed at night. The morning brush gets rid of that ‘morning breath’ taste and smell and the night brush removes plaque and food debris that has accumulated over the course of the day.

It may be suitable to brush during the day as well, particularly if you are eating or drinking a lot of sweet things. However, be aware that too much brushing can wear away the tooth enamel and weaken your teeth. This is particularly important as leaving teeth uncleaned overnight allows the sugars from the food in your mouth to turn into acid. It is this acid that can cause dental decay and cavities.

By |January 26th, 2012|Categories: TCI Free Press|Comments Off on Routine Dental Care

Back to Basics

January 21st, 2012

shutterstock_131635391 (466 x 600)It’s never wasted time to stop and review how the choices we make in our lives impact on our health and well being. After the excesses of the holiday period New Year is a time when many of us might start a diet, try to reduce our alcohol consumption or increase the amount of exercise that we take.

January is also a good time to have a think about our dental health and consider if the current practices we and our family are following are ideal in ensuring that our teeth and gums are staying in great shape. It can be all too easy when we are busy with work and family life to slip into bad habits and neglect some of the basic steps involved in maintaining good dental health.

By |January 21st, 2012|Categories: TCI Weekly News|Comments Off on Back to Basics
Load More Posts