Oral Health during Pregnancy

During pregnancy woman’s body’s become extra sensitive to many common products.

Morning Sickness can mean that even the small action of brushing teeth can become unpleasant – that’s why Beelab have developed a specially formulated gentle Tooth Gel for use during pregnancy – of course it can be used by any adult.  It has a natural mint flavour to refresh the breath.

  • 100% pure natural
  • manuka honey
  • mint flavour
  • Contains Xylitol, which helps to prevent the build up of plaque.
  • No Fluoride
  • No Preservatives
  • No artificial flavours and colours
  • No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Paraben.

Children’s Oral Health Problems

Oral health is the most easily overlooked area for children, unmonitored it can lead to serious health issues.

The majority of children begin teething at six months. Teething is a painful time for babies and problems encountered during the process can lead to future health problems.

The most common cause of tooth decay in children is caused by polysaccharides (simple sugars found in many of the foods consumed). Polysaccharides attach themselves to the teeth causing cavities. Therefore, it is very important for all children to take special care in oral health, and that parents monitor their children’s dental hygiene.  The five main problems for children’s oral health are:

  • Stained teeth – (this can manifest itself in a range of colours from yellow to black) and can be attributed to poor dental hygiene, by fruit drinks and some foods or medication consumed.
  • Tooth decay
  • Oral inflammation
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Enamel hypoplasia

Adult’s Oral Health Problems

    Dental Calculus or tartar is a yellow or brown layer of mineral deposits on the teeth surface
    Dental plaque is a soft deposit that forms on the surface of teeth. It contains many types of bacteria (germs).
    Tooth decay is a disease process where acids created by specific types of oral bacteria cause damage to the calcified tissues of a tooth (primarily enamel and dentin).
    The American Academy of Periodontology classifies gingival disease as a major group of periodontal diseases and distinguishes two main subgroups, those gingival diseases induced by dental plaque and those attributed to other causes.
    This is a short sharp pain arising from exposed dentine (part of the tooth which is in communication with the nerve inside the tooth) in response to stimuli. These could be thermal such as hot or cold drinks, chemical such as sweet or acidic food and drink or tactile (touch) which cannot be ascribed to any other form of dental defect or disease (pathology).
    The medical term for bad breath is halitosis, and is used to describe the unpleasant noticeable odour which is exhaled while breathing.
    Tartar is hardened plaque. Plaque is the soft film on your teeth when you eat or just get up in the morning, and you can just scrape or brush it off.