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oral cancer symptoms you should look out for

Oral Cancer Symptoms You Should Watch Out For

Oral Cancer is the 11th most common cancer, in males, in the UK. Do you watch out for oral cancer symptoms? There has been a 92% increases in cases of oral cancer since the 70s. There are thousands of new cases diagnosed annually. It’s estimated that 91% of the cases are preventable if they are…

teeth whitening with activated charcoal

Teeth Whitening With Activated Charcoal

You may have seen this teeth whitening trend here and there. Activated charcoal has become the trendiest DIY way of whitening your teeth. If you haven’t heard of activated charcoal, then this is the article for your. We’re going to explain what it is, how it works and why it works. Just keep on reading!…

improving children's oral health

Improving Children’s Oral Health

To improve children’s oral health, issues need to be tackled in schools first. Children’s oral health has become more of an issue of late. With child tooth decay rising rapidly, it’s no surprise people want to see the problem addressed. In 2014/15 over 26,000 children aged between five and nine were admitted to hospital for…

imperfect teeth brits biggest turn off

Imperfect Teeth are Brit’s Biggest Turn Off

Imperfect teeth have turned out to be one of British peoples biggest turn off in the world of dating. A survey from Iwhite Instant has discovered this. A third of Brits base their first impression on physical appearance alone. However, imperfect teeth were one of the biggest issues. The top five biggest turns off in the survey…

40% of children not seeing a dentist

40% of Children Not Seeing a Dentist

Over 40% of children didn’t attend the dentist last year. NHS statistics show that 4 in 10 children haven’t been for regular check ups. The British Dental Association calls the figure ‘embarrassing’. Tooth decay remains the most common reason young children go to hospital. The BDA say regular dental check-ups are the key to preventing…

plaque can contain bacteria

What Can Plaque Tell Us?

You may be familiar with adverts in TV showing plaque being buffed away. But what do we actually know about it? What many dentists know is that plaque is a biofilm, a combination of bacteria (500+ types), fungi, and protozoa. This mixes with nutrients from foods and drinks in the mouth to create a self-sustaining…

how to keep bad breath at bay

How to Keep Bad Breath at Bay

We’ve all had bad breath at some point in our life. Whether it’s in the morning or after a meal heavy on garlic. However, for some it’s a daily struggle. It is caused by the accumulation and breakdown of bacteria in the mouth. That’s why frequent bad breath–also known as halitosis–is also a sign of…

improve your child's first dental visit

How to Improve Your Child’s First Dental Visit

How can you improve your child’s first dental visit? We don’t know a lot of people who like going to the dentist. However, for us it’s routine, for children it could be intimidating. A strange place with loud noises and strangers doesn’t even sound comfortable for us. Although, there are ways you can improve your…

wisdom teeth

Wisdom Teeth: Why They May Need To Go

Wisdom teeth are inevitable for us all. However, keeping them might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Having your wisdom teeth coming in can be painful and can undo whatever cosmetic work you may have already had done. But, there is also the possibility of other unforeseen issues with cutting these teeth… Impacted…

teeth whitening foods

Top 10 Teeth Whitening Foods

It seems like there’s so much food and drink that does damage to your teeth these days. Although, what if there are teeth whitening foods… It’s not really a ‘what if’, there are loads of healthy teeth whitening foods. They may not bleach them but a lot of these foods work to wash away discolouration…

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Why is Tongue Scraping Important?

Of course we know that brushing and flossing is an important part of your dental routine, but why is tongue scraping important? You may or may not have heard of this technique before, however, tongue scraping does a lot to aid in your dental health. The small instrument is a plastic tool that you would…

dental anxiety affects 25% of people

Dental Anxiety: How Your Waiting Room Can Help

Whether you’re a patient or a dental professional you’ll be aware that people suffer with dental anxiety. It’s dealt with by both sides on a daily basis, around 25% of people globally suffer from dental anxiety. It may be the case that a reassuring dentist or sedation dentistry soothes some patients. However, for those with…