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5 Reasons Why Your Gums Are Hurting

Painful gums are quite a common problem and quite often overlooked or dismissed. Gum pain, swelling or bleeding can be caused by a variety of reasons and shouldn’t be ignored. Listed are the most common reasons why gum pain could be bothering you. Rough brushing & flossing – of course good dental hygiene involves brushing and flossing but it should never be in an aggressive way to cause gum damage or sensitive gums. Make sure your brush bristles are not too stiff and harsh for your gums (as this can contribute using a hard brush) and ensure you gently brush your teeth. Gum disease – red, swollen, bleeding gums? There may be a chance you have gum disease (periodontal disease). This is typical

My teeth are discolouring – how do I whiten them again?

Teeth naturally get discoloured over time – however not many are aware of the 2 main types and how they come about. We are always taught preventatives but it often becomes hard to consciously make the effort sometimes – and we all have off days. Teeth can be whitened again safely and even in the comfort of your own home, but first you need to determine what’s caused them to discolour so much in the first place. Extrinsic discolouration: Foods, drinks & smoking habits contribute in this category to staining your teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine, food with dyes and other forms of tobacco can also pay a contribution too. These stains affect the outside of your teeth. This can be promoted as being t

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