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All About Teeth

Find dental care and oral health tips for a brighter smile.

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The Dangers of Nail-Biting on Your Smile

Onychophagia, a.k.a. nail-biting, is a compulsive behaviour that involves chewing nails when stressed, anxious, or bored. This chronic condition not only reduces your fingernails into stubs but can also chomp down on your dental health. Keep reading to learn how this nasty habit affects your smile and discover ways to break free from this disorder. […]

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The Dangers of Nail-Biting on Your Smile

February 28, 2024
Onychophagia, a.k.a. nail-biting, is a compulsive behaviour that involves chewing nails when stressed, anxious, or bored. This chronic condition not only reduces your fingernails into stubs but can also chomp down on your dental health. Keep reading to learn how this nasty habit affects your smile and discover ways to break free from this disorder. […]
Woman brushing her teeth and holding a cup of water in front of a bathroom mirror.

Should You Rinse After Brushing Your Teeth? Answering Dental Care FAQs

February 23, 2024
Brush, spit, rinse. It’s the three-step routine you’ve followed when brushing your teeth for decades. However, social media is now abuzz with #dontrinse rebels, challenging the age-old dental regimen. So, should you rinse after brushing your teeth? Get the answer to this and other oral care queries straight from the pros. Brace yourself for insights […]
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8 Innovative Dental Solutions for a Confident Smile

February 19, 2024
From ancient tooth extraction methods during the Middle Ages to modern dental solutions like 3D imaging, dentistry has undergone a remarkable evolution. In recent years, countless technological advances have even revolutionised dental services, providing improved patient care. Explore these trends and innovative treatments to help you achieve the confident, radiant smile you’ve always wanted! 1. […]
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How to Strengthen Teeth at Every Life Stage

February 13, 2024
Maintaining strong teeth is crucial at any age, requiring a lifelong commitment to optimal oral health. Here, discover how to strengthen teeth at any life stage so you can keep your grin radiant today up until your golden years. Follow these tips for your healthiest smile yet! Infancy to Childhood (Zero to 12)  Navigating children’s […]
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How Clean Teeth Impact Your Well-being

January 31, 2024
Developing an oral care routine for clean teeth today will protect you against dental problems in the future. But more than giving you a healthy smile, maintaining good oral care habits can impact your overall well-being. Here, learn to elevate your dental hygiene and reap its benefits that reach beyond your teeth.  How Clean Teeth […]
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7 Fascinating Facts About Adult Teeth

January 27, 2024
By the age of 21 years, the average person would likely have a complete set of 32 adult teeth. From then on, your teeth would take on a trove of other fascinating functions beyond their role in chewing and biting. So, how well do you know your pearly whites? Test your knowledge and uncover some […]
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Do Protruded Lips Affect Your Smile?

February 14, 2024
All faces feature some form of asymmetry. These imperfections are usually tolerable; sometimes, they even add character and charm to one’s appearance. The same is true with protruded lips, which may possibly impact your looks, including your smile. How Protruded Lips Impact Your Appearance  Protruding lips pose aesthetic challenges that affect how you present yourself […]
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Why a Clean Tongue Is Essential to Oral Health

February 6, 2024
When you think about oral hygiene, the usual suspects come to mind: brushing, flossing, and gargling mouthwash. Unfortunately, an integral part often gets overlooked – cleaning the tongue. Yes, this taste bud titan also deserves much attention! Read on to learn how a clean tongue can help keep your mouth healthy.  The Benefits of a […]
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7 Habits of Teens With Healthy Teeth and Gums

February 1, 2024
University applications, varsity practice, big emotions, acne – it’s a lot for teens to balance on their plates. And in the rollercoaster of adolescence, maintaining healthy teeth and gums may take a back seat.  To demonstrate, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reveals that nearly 57% of adolescents 12 to 19 years old […]
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8 Personal Hygiene Upgrades for A Brighter Smile

January 2, 2024
To get a smile so radiant and bright, simply brushing your teeth is not going to cut it. You’ll need to introduce tweaks to your personal hygiene habits to achieve your desired results. Think: investing in clear aligners, switching to an electric toothbrush, or cleaning up your diet. Here, find out more ways to upgrade […]
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5 Active Ingredients to Look for in Mouthwash

December 21, 2023
How do you choose your mouthwash? With the oral health aisle stacked from top to bottom with so many different types, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when deciding. But the key to finding the perfect mouth rinse lies in decoding the label. You have to look for active ingredients that target a wide range of […]
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Fresh Breath on Date Nights: 10 Foods You Shouldn’t Order

November 17, 2023
Every wrong decision during a date can accumulate and turn the experience sour. Wearing an overpowering scent, checking your phone incessantly, and opening up about your ex can instantly ruin the mood. And ordering food that sabotages your fresh breath? Might as well call it a night! Yes, some menu items contain odour-causing compounds that […]
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Why Buck Teeth Are No Laughing Matter

February 26, 2024
Buck teeth are often a subject of ridicule and humour in pop culture. From classic cartoons to Hollywood blockbusters, various media depict characters with this dental feature as unattractive or unserious. They are the klutz, jester, airhead, or sidekick who provides comic relief. While this portrayal may be entertaining, it conceals the reality that having […]
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7 All-Around Benefits of Orthodontic Appliances

December 18, 2023
The biggest benefit of using orthodontic appliances may seem obvious: Straight teeth look great! But beyond aesthetics, treating crooked teeth can also impact your overall health and well-being. Here, learn the all-around perks of orthodontic treatments and your options for addressing dental misalignments.  Benefits of Orthodontic Appliances  Need a bit more encouragement before agreeing to […]
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Can You Confidently Smile With Underbite Teeth?

November 30, 2023
Your smile is your most powerful accessory. You can disarm even the most tight-lipped wallflower by merely flashing your pearly whites. But not everyone is blessed with a flawless set of teeth. Some may have underbite teeth, which can make you shy away from smiling and result in confidence issues. Want to know more about […]
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From Snaggletooth to Gap-Toothed Grins: 7 Smile Types Across Cultures

November 13, 2023
Have you heard of the snaggletooth fascination in Japan? Do you know what a gap-toothed grin means in France? Ever wonder how traditions from India inspired rappers’ golden teeth? One person can see a smile in a completely different light from the next. So, before passing judgment on others’ dental preferences, learn first to celebrate […]
A woman smiling with a gap in her teeth and a slightly deviated midline.

Is Your Dental Midline Affecting Your Smile?

October 5, 2023
Have you ever faced the mirror and felt something was off? You might want to check your dental midline, an imaginary line that runs along the middle of your upper and lower teeth. Ideally, this should be consistent with your facial centre. If your midline is misaligned, it creates the appearance of asymmetry, throwing off […]
A woman smiling while holding her clear aligner tray.

Why You Might Need Aligner Attachments

September 29, 2023
If you’ve been looking into aligner therapy, you may have seen the term “aligner attachments“ in discussions. Also known as engagers or buttons, these dental pieces affix to teeth and serve as anchors that assist aligners with certain movements. You can think of them as add-ons for treatment – not everyone needs them, but they […]