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The Role of Genetics in Dental Health: Insights from Iris Dental

At Iris Dental, we understand that your dental health is influenced by a variety of factors, including your genetic makeup. While environmental factors and lifestyle choices play a crucial role in maintaining healthy teeth and gums, genetics can also play a significant role in determining your risk of certain dental…


A Guide to Choosing the Right Toothbrush and Toothpaste

Taking care of your oral health is essential for maintaining a bright smile and preventing dental issues. One of the most basic yet crucial aspects of oral hygiene is choosing the right toothbrush and toothpaste. With so many options available on the market, it can be overwhelming to decide which…


What causes bad breath in children?

Even healthy children can experience bad breath from time to time. Bad breath is an unfortunate — and often embarrassing issue that can affect people of all ages. In fact, even children can suffer from halitosis. If you have noticed that your little one’s breath is not as fresh as…


Sedation Dentistry to Deal With Anxiety

Fear of the dentist is common. Dental fears can contribute significantly to poor oral health as many sufferers will avoid seeking dental treatment for easily treatable issues. This results in simple problems becoming complicated, which means even more time needs to be spent in the dentist chair to fix these…


Taking Care of Teen Teeth

We wrote last month about taking care of baby teeth, but what happens when your baby becomes a teenager? By the age of twelve or so, your child will have the vast majority of their adult teeth and will hopefully have an excellent oral hygiene routine already established. However, there…


How Do I Take Care Of Baby Teeth?

At Iris Dental, we care deeply about ensuring that each and every one of our patients can access excellent dental care at any age. It’s never too early to start caring for your child’s teeth, so let’s take a look at some of the best ways to ensure that your…


Four drinks that won’t damage your teeth

It is best to limit your consumption of acidic drinks in order to prevent dental erosion. The unfortunate reality is that many popular beverages, carbonated soft drinks, coffee, and some fruit juices, for example, can cause significant damage to the teeth. Although the outer layer of the teeth, known as…


What causes gum irritation?

Certain habits can cause irritated and sore gums. If you have experienced gum irritation, you will know that the issue can be very uncomfortable. The problem can be caused by several factors, many of which are easy to prevent. In fact, some of your daily habits could be contributing to…


How to floss properly

Daily flossing should be part of any proper oral hygiene routine. If you are committed to healthy oral hygiene habits, you will know that it is important that you floss your teeth every day. Without thorough flossing, it’s possible that you could be cleaning only around 60 percent of the…


What causes overlapping teeth?

Overlapping teeth are a common type of malocclusion. If you have overlapping teeth, you are not alone. This alignment issue is fairly common. As a form of malocclusion, it can contribute to a range of oral health problems if not addressed. It is possible to have just one overlapping tooth,…


Five tips for brushing better

Keep your teeth in good shape with our top oral hygiene tips. It’s no secret that brushing your teeth is an important step in maintaining the condition of your smile. But could you improve your technique in any way? We’ve put together some easy-to-try tips that might just make your…


What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can help overcome dental anxiety. Do you feel nervous ahead of dental appointments? Are you unable to relax in the dentist’s chair? Dental anxiety is a recognised condition that affects up to 36% of adults. The good news, however, is that this feeling of nervousness or fear about…


How to get rid of bad breath

Bad breath can often be resolved with improved oral hygiene and dietary changes. If you have suffered from bad breath, you will know that the issue can be embarrassing. Fortunately, there are a few ways in which the problem can be addressed — read on to find out what you…


What foods and drinks stain teeth?

Dark, highly pigmented and acidic foods and drinks can lead to stains and discolouration on the surface of the teeth. Many of us enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning, and who doesn’t love a delicious tomato-based pasta dish from time to time? Unfortunately, foods and beverages…


How are dental veneers applied?

The process of having dental veneers applied usually requires minimal reduction of the tooth structure to achieve a natural-looking contour. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are one of the most popular treatments. This is because they can achieve dramatic results in a relatively short amount of time.…


What’s the difference between porcelain and composite veneers?

Porcelain veneers achieve a natural-looking aesthetic, while composite veneers are usually more affordable. Dental veneers are an excellent way to improve the appearance of your smile without the need for invasive procedures. Porcelain and composite veneers are both made of highly durable materials that can be customised for any need…


Does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening treatments can effectively brighten the appearance of one’s smile. If you have noticed stains and discolouration on your teeth or would simply like to achieve a brighter shade of white, you may have considered teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment, but does it…


How long does a crown last?

Crowns are made with durable materials and can last for many years. Dental crowns are designed to cover an entire tooth — they help to restore strength to damaged teeth and can improve the function and aesthetic of one’s smile. Crowns are available in a range of materials, all of…


Top tips for adults with braces

Braces are an effective treatment for patients of all ages. If you would like to straighten your teeth, but never had the opportunity to undergo orthodontic treatment as a child, you’ll be please to know that it’s not too late. In fact, more and more adults are choosing to have…


What is the purpose of root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is performed when the inner tooth is infected or inflamed. Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that is performed when the inner part of the tooth, which is known as the pulp, is infected or inflamed. During the procedure, your dentist will carefully remove the damaged…


Can you treat gingivitis at home?

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits help to prevent gum disease. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and can cause swollen and tender gums and gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a more advanced stage of the…


How to brush your teeth

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Proper brushing technique is key when it comes to maintaining your oral health. We all know how important it is to brush our teeth regularly, but when it comes to maintaining oral health, it’s just as much about technique as it is about frequency. Read on to find out how…


Does flossing really make a difference?

Flossing is an important part of proper oral hygiene. If you are committed to practising proper oral hygiene, you'll know that daily flossing is an essential habit. Flossing helps to get rid of food particles and plaque that has built up between the teeth, as well as along the gum…


Do clear braces get stained?

Clear brackets are stain-resistant, but clear elastic bands can become discoloured without the proper care. If you are considering orthodontic treatment but would like a barely noticeable option, you might consider clear ceramic braces. Although they work in the same way as traditional braces, clear braces involve the use of…

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