Category - Oral Health & Wellbeing

Are you aware that osteoporosis can impact your oral health?

Could osteoporosis be complicating your oral...

Oral health is inextricably linked to the wellbeing of the rest of our bodies. When we become sick or develop any kind of medical complication, it's possible that our oral health will be impacted in some way. The same applies when osteoporosis...

Do you know what the Simpsons has taught you about teeth?

Dental lessons in Matt Groening’s...

Many Kiwis have enjoyed Matt Groening's "The Simpsons" over it's 30-odd years of air time. Fortunately, the cartoon is rife with hidden bits of wisdom that can pertain to our real lives, including our oral health. Here, we discuss three clips...

Let's take a look at some dental history to discover what's up with wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth through the ages

Wisdom teeth are the cause of a lot of pain for many Kiwis in their late teens or early twenties. They serve no necessary function to modern humans, so why do we have them? Read on to find out why we grow wisdom teeth, why they're redundant and...

Your teeth and sleeping have more to do with each other than you might realise.

The link between sleep apnoea and your teeth

If you're waking up with a dry mouth, a sore jaw and excessive daytime tiredness, you could be suffering from obtrusive sleep apnoea. This condition can have major impacts on your daily quality of life, so it's best to identify it as soon as...

Everyone has plaque - so what can we do about it?

Everything you need to know about plaque

We all know roughly why we brush our teeth every day: to prevent tooth decay and buildup of this thing called "plaque". But what exactly is plaque and how do you know you have it? Here, we address the mysteries around plaque and tartar and...

Do you know how much sugar is in your go-to breakfast?

Just how bad is your favourite breakfast?

Could you be consuming the majority of your recommended daily sugar intake in the first meal of the day? From chocolate puffed rice to fruit-filled muesli, the selection of cereals loaded with added sugar is huge. Take the time to know what...