Obesity and oral health link

How is being overweight linked to your oral health?

At Loock Dental we take a holistic approach to your oral health and well-being. A recent study (2021) has shown a clear link between obesity and an increased risk of gum disease. It highlights in particular the bad effect obesity can have on the bone tissue surrounding your teeth. The connection between a high sugar…

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How effective and healthy are natural herbal and charcoal toothpastes?

How effective and healthy are natural herbal and charcoal toothpastes?

With the big buzz around natural ingredients and the health benefits of herbal remedies and essential oils, it seems obvious to put the newly activated charcoal tooth whiteners and herbal toothpastes on offer into our shopping baskets as well. Press pause though – just as fruit is a fabulous part of your diet, but a…

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Choosing a good toothbrush

Choosing a good toothbrush

Your toothbrush is an important investment in your oral health, as you will use it at least twice a day to clean your teeth properly. All toothbrushes are not create equal, however, and there can be a bewildering array available at the shops. Always feel free to speak to your dentist at Loock Dental to…

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Get a gold star from your dentist with healthy treat ideas for teacher gifts

Get a gold star from your dentist with healthy treat ideas for teacher gifts

With Teachers Day this month, kids and parents are looking for fun ways to show appreciation for their teachers. Home-baked goodies and special treats are always welcome to hard working teachers. Keep your teacher smiling happily while also getting a gold star from your dentist with Loock Dental’s tips for healthy, tooth-kind treats. Look for…

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Why you need to floss and how to do it right

Why you need to floss and how to do it right

Flossing is a part of your oral hygiene routine that can get neglected if you don’t realise how important it is, or if it is uncomfortable because you are flossing incorrectly. If you Google how to floss you might just end up with instructions for that weird little dance that was trending a few years…

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What you need to know about your wisdom teeth

What you need to know about your wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are molars at the very back of your jaw, which usually come in when you are older, and hopefully wiser, than when your other permanent teeth erupted. Your dentist at Loock Dental can inform you of your wisdom teeth erupting as they show up in routine dental x rays, or through other symptoms….

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Loock Dental Dummy Post

Thumb and dummy sucking, sippy cups and your child’s teeth.

If there is any topic bound to stir up a bit of controversy among parents and caregivers of young children, the question of dummies, thumb sucking and sippy cups is one of them. In this post we will focus on the potential effects of dummy and thumb sucking on the healthy development of your child’s…

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Pregnancy and your teeth

Pregnancy and your teeth

There are plenty of old wive’s tales out there about how pregnancy can lead to women’s teeth falling out, home remedies to prevent this, or concerns how tooth decay and gum disease might affect your unborn baby. Loock Dental thought that this close to Mother’s Day, we would make a post for expecting mothers with…

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How to fix a broken tooth

How to fix a broken tooth

A broken tooth is something we all have to deal with at some point. If it’s not our own teeth that break or chip on something hard, or in a sporting accident, then it could be a child or friend who has a broken tooth emergency. Loock Dental can explain what to do to repair…

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Loock Dental Teeth grinding blogpost

What is teeth grinding and how is it treated?

Do you, your child or your partner grind your teeth or clench your jaw? Teeth grinding is when you move your jaw, with your teeth pressed together, while jaw clenching is when you hold your teeth together while tightening the jaw muscles. You may pick up signs of teeth grinding or jaw clenching yourself, or…

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