Category - Oral Health & Wellbeing

Oral Health and Diabetes

There is evidence of a relationship between diabetes and gum disease (infection of the gums and bone surrounding your teeth). Gum infections can make your blood glucose levels harder to manage. Studies have shown that even people with...

Are electric toothbrushes worth it?

Definitely YES!! There are many ADVANTAGES to using electric toothbrushes, here are just a few: 1. An electric toothbrush CLEANS your teeth more thoroughly. If you brush for 2 minutes, more plaque will be removed with an electric brush than...

Tooth Sensitvity – Dentine...

Dentine hypersensitivity/ tooth sensitivity is one of the common complaints in dentistry. Studies show that 60% of the population experience the discomfort of tooth sensitivity and describe this discomfort as a short, sharp pain in response to...

Water Fluoridation … Sanity or Insanity?

The following press release by the Waikato District Health Board on Tuesday, 15 January 2013, is a strong testimonial and evidence of the benefits of adding fluoride to our water.  After the lastest desicion by Hamilton City Council to stop...

It’s in the puff of smoke … What about...

I recently attended a smoking cessation practitioner training course and these were the eye opening things I learnt; – Tobacco smoking has become a significant global issue causing 5.4 million deaths per year, whilst smoking related...

tooth decay

Tooth Decay … Cavities!

Tooth decay — or dental caries — is an infectious disease process that causes damage to the structure of teeth. Cavities (holes) are the most notable consequences of dental caries. Left untreated, caries leads to pain, tooth loss — or, in...