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The Unusual Suspects: Surprising Things That Harm Your Teeth.

Are we subconsciously harming our teeth? When we think of the things that can harm our teeth, we automatically think of foods that stain our teeth or sugary foods. We think of not brushing our teeth and missing dental appointments. While all of those will certainly cause damage to your teeth, have you ever considered…

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Shocking report says that 1 in 10 children leave school without knowing how to brush their teeth!

A shocking report was published recently by Tic Watches. Amongst its findings it revealed that 1 in 10 primary school children in England are unable to brush their own teeth properly. You can read the full report here. Boys are better than girls! Another shocking fact in the report was that girls are less likely…

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How do you look after your teeth in winter?

Just how do you look after your teeth in winter? The weather forecast doesn’t look too good. Snow is forecast for most of the UK over the coming weeks. Here are some helpful tips on how to protect your mouth. It’s getting colder! Ok, you have already looked out your coat, hat, scarf and gloves.…

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Are your ruining your smile?

We all know that we should brush our teeth twice a day – don’t we? Are you ruining your smile by ignoring other factors that affect your teeth? Hidden sugar in your food You eat way too much sugar and you don’t even realise it. In a perfect world, you wouldn’t drink orange juice at…

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Did you finally make that dental appointment?

Making and keeping that dental appointment is really hard for nervous patients. Making a dental appointment if you suffer from dental anxiety and have not seen a dentist for a while is an achievement. Having a bit of time before having to step into the practice can either serve as recovery and preparation time or…

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Do you suffer from sensitive teeth?

Sensitive teeth cause anything between a mild twinge to having severe discomfort that can last several hours. It is most common in people between the ages of 20 and 40. It can also affect people in their early teens and when they are over 70. Did you know that tooth sensitivity is more common in…

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Dental Emergencies During Christmas Time

It’s Christmas! We hope you’ll be finishing up work soon to enjoy the festivities. Your dental practice is likely to be closed over the holidays – dentists need a holiday too! But what should you do if you have a dental emergency over the Christmas holidays? You Don’t Need to Suffer! If you do have…

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

Guest Blog by Hayley Irons You’re pregnant, congratulations! This means there are plenty of changes happening with your body. Some that you’ll be expecting and others that you perhaps weren’t. For starters, pregnancy comes with an influx of hormones. This is something you will probably have already noticed. While most people believe these hormonal changes…

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Your appointment with the dental hygienist

Why your hygiene appointments are as important as dental check ups guest blog by hayley irons We all know that we should attend for a dental check-up. Normally this is as regularly as every six months. This helps your dentist to keep a close eye on your oral health and spot any changes early before…

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Why are gums just as important as teeth?

Why gums are just as important as teeth GUEST BLOG BY HAYLEY IRONS When you think about your dream smile, you probably focus on the appearance of your teeth. Perhaps you’ll consider the shape of your lips, but it usually doesn’t go much further than that. Why should it? Those are the only bits people…

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Do I Need Dental Implants?

WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS AND DO I NEED THEM? GUEST BLOG BY HAYLEY IRons We now seem to live in a world where looks mean everything. Falling short in any way is not an option in this social media/selfie-driven world. It is easy to hear the term ‘dental implants’ and believe that this could be…

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What are orthodontic treatments?

What types of orthodontic treatments are available? Guest Blog by Hayley Irons Have you always thought about having a straighter smile? Have you been put off by traditional ‘train track’ braces? Then it’s time to think again! There are orthodontic treatments for you! Thanks to advances in technology, and some very clever people with some great…