Dental Work and Holidays: A Guide for Travellers
Just because you go on holiday, doesn't mean that the bacteria on your mouth does. Hi! My name is Mandi, and as a lover of travelling, I have taken a lot of trips. Unfortunately, I have also had the misfortune to suffer from dental issues on those trips. This blog focuses on everything related to travelling and dental work. I plan to have posts on picking the right travel insurance for your teeth, dealing with a broken tooth when abroad, dental tourism and more. I hope that you find the information that you need and that your next holiday goes well. Now, let's smile together from wherever we are in the world! Happy travels!
Dental visits are important for preserving the health of your teeth and gums, but a healthy set of teeth is not the only potential benefit of regular dental checkups. Researchers have found evidence that oral health problems could affect parts of your body far from your mouth. In addition, dentists are often the first healthcare professionals to notice the signs of certain types of cancer. If you've been putting off making a routine appointment with your dentist, here are some compelling health reasons not to delay any longer.
The whole point of oral care, beyond your routine health and hygiene, is to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You brush your teeth, floss, rinse and even use whitening kits if you feel the shade is not what it should be. You may have decided to go an all natural route with your oral care recently. The problem is your natural care could cause you issues that send you to the dentist before you are ready for your annual checkup.
Tooth whitening has become a popular dental procedure in recent years, leading to the emergence of many products that promise to whiten your teeth, with others even coming up with a detailed guide on how to whiten your teeth. They all seem very convincing and impressive, but sadly, they do not offer a thorough cleaning of your teeth. Only a professional dentist can diagnose your teeth discolouration and determine the whitening procedure that will work.
Tooth decay, which causes dental cavities, affects 90% of adults over the age of 20. When you consider that over half of Australians eat more sugar on a daily basis than the amount recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this statistic is unsurprising. After all, cavity-causing bacteria love feasting on sugars too, and once they have feasted, the acid they produce literally eats away at your tooth enamel. It's a simple process that can be avoided by cutting down on sugar.
Fluoride is present in both toothpastes and water, and there are certainly links that show it is great for oral health. However, it's a neurotoxin and there are reports that suggest it can be bad for the nervous system. If you're looking for natural alternatives to fluoride, you have come to the right place. Here are four alternatives to try.
Pull Coconut Oil Around Your Mouth
Coconut oil is a popular option for cooking, but it also has oral health benefits.