Lifestyle Risks – Smoking

Nowadays it is unlikely that smokers are unaware of the health risks associated with their habit (the graphic images on the packaging leave little to the imagination); however, some people don't know of the potentially long-term dental issues that can occur. Not only is smoking associated with bad breath and discoloured, staine

Are your new year’s resolutions doing more harm than good?

With 2020 underway, it is an excellent time to reflect on how those new years resolutions are progressing. For many people the beginning of a new year often means the start of a ‘New Year New Me” mindset, which often includes a change in diet, starting or increasing an exercise regime, or the addition of ‘healthy practices

Lifestyle Risks – Oral Piercings

Body piercing has become a popular form of self-expression as a fashion statement and is also a practice undertaken for cultural reasons. Significant health risks exist to individuals from the piercing process itself. With piercing salons mostly unregulated, the self-trained staff may have very little clinical and anatomical kn

Lifestyle Risks – Drugs

                    Drugs of all descriptions, whether they be vitamins or natural remedies, prescription medications or illegal drugs, can cause an imbalance in your mouth that can subsequently lead to dental problems. Prescription Medications, Vitamins and Natural Rem

Lifestyle Risks – Sports and Energy Drinks

Many young adults regularly use sports and energy drinks as a pick me up but may be unaware they contain high levels of both sugar and acid. Energy drinks additionally contain high levels of caffeine. Even diet or ‘zero’ options, as well as flavoured water varieties, contain plenty of tooth-eroding acids. Acidic drinks are

Lifestyle Risks – Alcohol and Alcohol Fuelled Violence

Although most young people know that moderate consumption of alcohol is better for their health, many are unaware of the high levels of sugar and acid in alcohol and the juice, soft or energy drinks in which it is mixed. Excessive regular intake will significantly increase the risk of dental decay and tooth erosion which washes