Adult Oral Care

Oral care / oral health is a vital component of general health. Good oral health results from establishing and maintaining a nutritious diet (low in sugar and acid), and good oral hygiene practices.

The technical term for “van breath”—or bad breath—is halitosis. (Although halitosis is technically considered chronic bad breath, many people still refer to halitosis as normal bad breath. Either way, it’s not good for you or your friend next to you.) Bad breath occurs when there is a buildup of......

Gum Disease Leads to Heart Disease by Dr. Chris Kammer, DDS Heart disease is the leading cause of death in New Zealand  with 33% of  deaths chalked up to the silent killer each year. The usual medical advice for preventing heart disease involves having a......

Halloween is fast approaching. Are you ready for the ghouls and goblins? I’m not talking about the haunting figures sneaking behind you. I’m talking about the destructive acid and sticky slime that forms in your mouth and nose during Halloween. It’s no secret that Halloween......

A happy mouth is a healthy mouth. Keep your mouth clean and fresh with the Spry Dental Defense complete line of oral care products. Doctors and dentists worldwide agree these products are the most effective and natural way to achieve epic dental health! The Spry Dental Defense......

We all brush our teeth at least twice a day, but are we doing it correctly? Here are 7 things you might be doing wrong. Brushing Too Hard Avoid brushing your teeth so hard that the bristles bend on your teeth. If you brush your......

If you’re a health nut chances are your fridge and pantry are stocked full of organic foods. It makes sense. Organic is natural and good for you, right? Here’s one thing that you probably don’t know: even “organic” can sometimes mean unhealthy — especially when it......

Even though you may only see your dentist a couple times a year, it’s important to be prepared so you can get the biggest benefit of your time together. Here are some ways to prepare that will make your dentist happy at your next visit.......

Taking care of your gums is an extremely important part of your dental health. And if your gums are not ship shape, they will let you know with easy-to-see signs. If you notice any of these red flags below, be sure to visit your dentist......

Many people on NZ do not realise that children in New Zealand who meet the eligibility criteria for publicly funded health and disability services are entitled to free basic oral health services from birth to 17 years of age (until their 18th birthday). How do......

Your dental professional has told you to buy toothpastes with 1000-1500 parts per million (ppm), however when you get to the supermarket and look at the side of the toothpaste packet, the amount of fluoride that is in the toothpaste is labelled as %w/w (weight......