Category: Preventive Dental

How Much Sugar Is In Your Favourite Biscuit?

Do you know how much sugar is in your favourite biscuit?  We all know our favourite biscuit contains a lot of sugar but exactly how much we have no idea.  After a good response to our recent blog article on how much sugar is in your favourite chocolate, we decided to give biscuits the same treatment.  Here’s a list of my 20 favourite biscuits and the amount of sugar they contain:

Time You Had A Dental Check-up and Clean?

Is it time you had a dental check-up and clean?  The Australian Dental Association recommends you have a dental check-up and clean at least every six months.  However, many people continue to put this off even though they are overdue, sometimes only coming in to see us a few years after they are due when they have a problem.  Most admit at this time that they regret not having come in for their preventive dental check-up and clean sooner, when they realize that they could have prevented the toothache, broken tooth or gum swelling that they are now suffering from.

Successful Dental Implants

The key to successful dental implants is good oral hygiene.  Dental implants are the best we have available at replacing a missing tooth.  They are not the same as real teeth and because of this patients think that dental implants should be treated differently when it comes to oral hygiene.

Mouth Ulcers

Mouth ulcers can be just irritating to outright debilitating. They cause pain, commonly a burning sensation and make it difficult for us to eat and speak. In severe cases, we may feel generally unwell and need to rest, losing time being away from school or work.

Mouth ulcers are also known as canker sores, mouth blisters and apthae, but the proper medical term for the condition is recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Their typical appearance is a whitish area surrounded by a red halo. They can occur on the sides of the tongue, on the floor of the mouth or in the throat, but commonly are found on the inside of the cheeks and lips.

Importance of the Sports Mouthguard in the NRL

After our previous blog article highlighted the importance of the sports mouthguard in the NBA, Tuesday’s traditional ANZAC Day NRL match showed the importance of the sports mouthguard in the NRL. The Sydney Roosters versus St George Illawarra Dragons match had everything a fan wanted in a game. It has been labelled as a classic that lived up to the ANZAC Day match billing. It was a close contest, with the lead saw-sawing between both teams that needed to be settled by a Mitchell Pearce field goal in golden point extra time. There were brilliant tries and spectacular takes, but also gritty defence and big hits.

Cleveland Cavaliers Proving the Importance of Sports Mouthguards

The reigning NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, are proving the importance of sports mouthguards.  During the regular season, they have already had three separate incidents involving the mouths and teeth of their players.  Two of the incidents were confirmed to be due to heavy physical contact while playing on court, where sports mouthguards prevented more serious injury to the teeth and gums.

Foods and Drinks Endorsed by Celebrities

Foods and drinks endorsed by celebrities are everywhere from large billboards to magazine advertisements to TV commercials.  Celebrities are paid millions of dollars to spruik many foods and drinks.  It is common knowledge that Justin Timberlake was paid $6 million for McDonald’s “I’m lovin’ it” jingle.  In 2012, Beyonce was rumoured to have signed a contract worth $50 million to endorse Pepsi.

Sugar-free Chewing Gum

When it may not be convenient to brush your teeth such as after lunch, chewing sugar-free chewing gum can help protect your teeth and gums after eating.  Chewing sugar-free chewing gum helps clean the teeth and gums by sticking to food particles left in the mouth after eating.  When you remove the gum from your mouth, you also remove the food particles stuck to it.