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Back to school, but what’s for lunch?

After a, shall we say, ‘interesting’, start to the year it’s finally time for many of our little ones to get back to school. You’ve got the uniform bought, read, re read and discussed all communications from school about what the new normal will look like. Have you thought about break and lunchtime? Between snacks, …

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Avoid COVID-19 by Staying LipZipped

Blog post by Tim Ives, Dental hygienist and co founder LipZip.net Nose breathing is our first line of defence against inhalation of micro-organisms Given the current COVID-19 global focus on face masks in order to prevent the spread of infection, I believe what is more important is the way we breathe when we are wearing …

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Don’t forget your dentures!

We all know it’s important to clean our real teeth, but what about if we have dentures? Well – plaque biofilm develops on ALL surfaces in your mouth, INCLUDING on the surfaces of appliances, such as dentures, making it equally important to look after your dentures as you would your teeth. After all, we use …

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Bleeding gums – no dentist!

The majority of us experience bleeding gums at some point during our adult lives. We usually notice blood in the sink when we are brushing our teeth or doing our interdental cleaning. Bleeding gums can be alarming and may be a sign of gingivitis – which is reversible, but it may be a sign of …

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How to ensure ‘Macavity’s’ not there…

Macavity is a character in the recently re-released musical/film, Cats, who is known for causing trouble- similar to cavity causing bacteria which can cause trouble in the mouth. A cavity is the result of tooth decay, which is mainly preventable. We often think of decay as a childhood disease – and often it is, but …

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