Month: November 2017

Teeth Whitening – In Office vs Home

November 20, 2017 6:30 am

What is Tooth Whitening? Tooth whitening is a process which lightens the discolouration of enamel and dentine. Enamel is the outermost white layer of the tooth and the dentine is the yellow structure underneath. When the enamel has worn through erosion or other means the teeth can appear more yellow. Whitening toothpastes are good for removing stubborn stains but long term use can cause the removal of the enamel layer.   Options? You have the option to either have whitening done in the comfort of your own home or as a chairside appointment with the dentist. Home whitening is generally available to everyone whereas the chairside whitening is for those needing an initial boost to lift dark staining of the... View Article

What you should know about Oral Cancer

November 13, 2017 6:30 am

What is Oral Cancer? Mouth cancer which affects the mouth and surrounding areas. Mouth cancer develops within the lining of the mouth and can be found in many areas. The tongue, cheeks, palate, lips or gums are the most affected sites.     Why is it such an important topic? Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world. In 2015, over 45000 people were diagnosed with a form of oral cancer. It is estimated that approximately 8500 people died in 2015 from oral cancer. Death from oral cancer is associated with late diagnosis of the condition. Regular dental examinations will help identify suspect lesions quickly to increase the chances of survival. Between 2007 and 2011, there was... View Article

5 Misconceptions About Anti Wrinkle Treatments and Botulinum Toxin A Part 1

November 7, 2017 6:00 am

There are many non cosmetic, medical benefits using anti wrinkle treatments. Botulinum Toxin ranges from A-H and it is the A type which is used for cosmetic procedures. Botulinum Toxin A is more commonly advertised using its brand name of BotoxⓇ. BotoxⓇ is a brand name patented by the manufacturer Allergan. Other brands of Botulinum Toxin A are Vistabel®, Dysport® , Azzalure®and Xeomin® and Bocouture®.   Here are five common misconceptions of anti wrinkle treatments with the use of BotoxⓇ.   BotoxⓇ is only for women. Although women are more favoured in being open about looking their best, men are now as likely to care about their appearance as women. There has been a rise in the number of males... View Article