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Follow up on Coconut oil and oral health

So it has been about two weeks since I started oil pulling for oral health. I must say I am very impressed. Prior to starting this ancient method of keeping your mouth free from harmful bacteria and plaque, I was quite sceptical. But having read the numerous reviews claiming oil pulling to be the best thing since sliced bread, I had to give it a go. So what is the verdict? I am sold! I have been implementing oil pulling into my routine five times per week for two weeks. I have noticed a marked improvement in the colour of my teeth (yes it does help to whiten to an extent), I would recommend oil pulling for those who want to get an even better result with take home trays or Zoom Whitening as a kind of pre-measure, so that you may be able to achieve a few more shades lighter with your in-surgery whitening. It doesn’t end there though, I felt that my mouth overall felt a lot cleaner, my teeth felt polished rather than a bit rough as some of the molars at the back usually don’t get as good a clean as the rest of my teeth! Another improvement worth mentioning was that my gums stopped bleeding upon brushing, they look a lot healthier and a nice pink colour as I had one area which was looking a little worse for wear –it now has become healthy looking. I can’t wait to go to my next check up to have my dentist (Dr Davies – Lasting Impressions Dental of course) tell me how much my oral health...

Looking for a Canberra Dentist?

Look no further – Dr Davies of Lasting Impressions Dental – your local Dentist in Canberra– is a professional and expert when it comes to teeth and oral health. With over 35 years experience, you can rest assured you are in good hands at Lasting Impressions Dental. There are a lot of Dentist’s here in Canberra and the number seems to be growing with so many new graduates moving to Canberra to start their careers. At Lasting Impressions Dental, we understand that you want experience coupled with professionalism. That’s where Dr Davies comes in. Dr Davies also has expertise and experience with patients who have dental phobias and has helped many to overcome their dental anxiety. Many of us have a certain amount of anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist but for those that put if off indefinitely – we can help. If you have ongoing concerns regarding going to the dentist please click here to read more info on how we can help you, like many others overcome your dental anxiety. It’s never too late, and who knows, it could be a life changer! Your teeth will certainly thank you for it! So what are some of the other services we offer? Lasting Impressions Dental performs a range of dental treatments All aspects of General Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry (Veneers etc) Teeth whitening (Zoom Whitening & Take home trays) Restorative Dentistry (fillings, crown & bridge) Implant Dentistry Dentures Mouthguards & Night Splints Phone us for more information or to make an appointment. 6249...

Want Whiter Teeth for Summer?

Summer is approaching and who doesn’t want bright gleaming teeth to go with that golden tan? At Lasting Impressions Dental, your local Canberra dentist we can help provide you with a brighter smile – just in time for summer! How is teeth whitening achieved? Teeth Whitening is a process that lightens the colour of your teeth which is done in the dental chair (Zoom Whitening) or at home (bleach trays) using a peroxide-based gel. Many patients achieve great results when they have their teeth professionally whitened by a dentist. Many of the over-the-counter products are ineffective and may only give a slight result. Teeth Whitening at Lasting Impressions Dental The dentists at Lasting Impressions Dental do a thorough assessment of your teeth and mouth before recommending teeth whitening. Your teeth and mouth must be in a healthy state before professional whitening can take place – afterall you want to make sure your teeth are healthy – not just white! At Lasting Impressions Dental we offer two types of teeth whitening: Whitening Trays These take home whitening trays are a great way to whiten your teeth gradually from the comfort of your own home – this usually takes between 7-10 days and is a gentle and effective way to whiten your teeth. Most people prefer to whiten their teeth overnight. How are the trays made? The dentist will take an impression of your teeth to customise the trays to fit your mouth comfortably and achieve a close fit so the bleaching gel has close proximity to your teeth. Your dentist will show you how to use the trays and how frequently to...

Coconut oil may be good for oral health

That’s right, coconut oil may improve your oral health! You may have heard a fair amount of praise surrounding coconut oil, from its would healing abilities to its high cooking smoke point  – but have you heard what it can do for you oral health? The technique which is termed ‘oil pulling’ claims to do wonders for your teeth & gums and your overall oral health! Your next dental visit may not be as daunting as you thought when adding this to your daily dental routine. What is Oil Pulling? You must think I have gone bonkers but I have looked into this so called ‘oil pulling’ and it seems to be the real deal. I am currently trying it out myself so I will report back in a few weeks once I have given sufficient time to work its magic. At present I have done it for two days and I have to say, so far it has made my mouth feel much cleaner. Oil pulling is an age-old Ayurvedic remedy that uses natural oils to clean and detoxify teeth and gums. It has for some people even improved the colour of their teeth making them whiter and brighter. There has also been evidence that shows that it is beneficial in improving gums and removing harmful bacteria! So how do you ‘oil pull’? From my internet research most people use 1 teaspoon or a tablespoon of coconut oil of which you place in your mouth. The idea is to swish it around in your mouth for 10-20 minutes (no gargling). You swish and pull the oil through your...

Cavity Fighting Candy Oral Biologists Use Chemistry To Formulate Cavity Fighting Mints

Oral biologists formulated a mint that fights cavities with an ingredient called Cavistat. Cavistat contains two main components that protect the teeth. First, the amino acid arginine metabolizes certain bacteria, which neutralizes the acid generated by sugars. This raises the pH to help prevent damage to teeth. Cavistat also introduces other chemical compounds that protect against the dissolving of the minerals of the teeth.  with tooth-decaying, cavity-causing sugar. For the past 40 years, experts have seen a decrease in the amount of tooth decay in children; but according to Centers for Disease Control statistics, the trend is reversing. To tackle the problem, one dental scientist has found a way to use candy to help prevent cavities. Tooth decay in kids has increased 28 percent in the past eight years. Experts believe too many sugary, processed foods and not enough brushing are to blame. A key factor in fighting cavities is found in your mouth. “Saliva is the great protector against cavities,” said Israel Kleinberg, D.D.S., Ph.D., an oral biologist at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y. Dr. Kleinberg says 40 years of research and more than $1 billion has been spent trying to figure out what saliva has that fights tooth decay. “I’m one of the pioneers in that as a whole new science,” Dr. Kleinberg said. “It’s where one mixes dentistry and biochemistry.” Dr. Kleinberg discovered how saliva’s chemistry helps teeth neutralize the acidity created from eating food by balancing the pH levels in the mouth. “[It’s] like if you’ve got a swimming pool,” Dr. Kleinberg said. “You have got to get the pH right. If you’ve...

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