Is chewing gum good for you?

Many people may think of chewing gum as a treat, however, the ADA recognizes that there are many sugar-free gums that have been scientifically demonstrated to help protect your teeth and gums in between meals when it may not be possible to brush. Your teeth are more at risk of acid attack after you have […]

What is fluoride and do you need it?

Fluoride is a natural mineral found in air, soil, rock, plants and water. Many foods and drinks naturally contain fluoride and it’s also added to your local water supply. It can greatly help your dental health by strengthening your tooth’s enamel, making it more resistant to decay. Fluoride has also been found to reduce the […]

Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

Maintaining your usual oral health routine is even more important when you’re pregnant, as hormonal changes result in an increased susceptibility to gum inflammations and infections. Some women can find there gums swell and become more sensitive and may even bleed when brushing and flossing. If this occurs, Mint Dental is here to keep a […]

Why Are Dental Sealants Important?

Sealants are thin plastic coatings that fill in the small grooves (fissures) located on the chewing surface of back teeth. They are highly effective in keeping food and bacteria out of these grooves, which are too small for the bristles of your toothbrush to get into and clean properly, helping prevent tooth decay. You’ll find […]

Good and bad fruits for your teeth

Fruit is an essential part of most healthy diets, but it’s also important to know which ones are good from your teeth’s perspective.  Here is a list of the good and not so good fruits for your teeth, for next time you’re thinking about having a little snack in-between meals or adding some fruit to […]

Monitoring your sugar intake

Keeping an eye on the sugar you consume is a must. It can be hard with all of those sweet sneaky ingredients hiding in some of your favourite foods! Understanding some of the hidden sweets on your food and drink labels highly important for keeping your teeth healthy. It can be quite hard these days […]

Gum facts

Irregular flossing habits can lead to gum disease and recession, as well as quite a bit of plaque around the gumline of your teeth. Bad breath can also be indication of your gum health. We strongly recommend flossing each day to keep your gums healthy, along with your regular brushing at both morning and night […]

Are sports drinks good?

Sports drinks have been designed to help professional athletes recover from the stresses their intense athletic activities put them under, and they’re usually administered in carefully-controlled circumstances. If not, these drinks don’t really do that much to improve your performance, hydration or overall health. They’re full of sugars and acids that over time cause tooth […]

Why Floss?

Just 2 minutes spent each day flossing can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath. Flossing should be an essential part of your oral care routine and not an optional extra. You can floss any time during the day. If you like to go to bed with a clean mouth then floss before […]

Teeth Whitening

Let us discuss which options are best for you. Your dentist is best qualified to determine if you need teeth whitening. They can diagnose the reason for the discolouration and its type, and can then advise the most effective treatment for you. You may be tempted to go to a beautician to get your teeth […]