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Dental anxiety and how you can overcome it

By : on : 22nd July 2016 comments : (Comments Off on Dental anxiety and how you can overcome it)

Although there are various anxiety scales and practice specific questionnaires, most dentists assess patients anxiety levels with a face to face meeting, either in the dental surgery or in another room in the practice. The acceptable location for the patient in itself is an indication of the anxiety level with various patients, although agreeing to […]

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Teeth Grinding (Bruxism): Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

By : on : 29th March 2016 comments : (Comments Off on Teeth Grinding (Bruxism): Causes, Symptoms and Prevention)

What causes teeth grinding in adults Teeth grinding or Bruxism during sleep is generally associated with stress and anxiety in about 70% of cases. It can be simply due to an abnormal alignment between upper and lower teeth known as a malocclusion or even due to a lack of support in the posterior region of […]

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Halloween, sugar tax and dental decay

By : on : 30th October 2015 comments : (Comments Off on Halloween, sugar tax and dental decay)

Halloween celebrations seem to be getting more popular year on year in the UK and almost approaching the serious levels of festivities in the states where it marks the start of their holiday period with Thanksgiving just around the corner. It seems to me that you are forced to join in the festivities just to […]

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How to choose a toothbrush

By : on : 29th April 2014 comments : (Comments Off on How to choose a toothbrush)

A good tooth brush is one that removes plaque effectively first and foremost. The sole purpose of a tooth brush is to remove a sticky film called bacterial plaque biofilm. This is the biggest cause of tooth damage and decay. The plaque biofilm produces acids which damage the tooth’s hard surface layer, called enamel. Left […]

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Common Questions About Home Teeth Whitening

By : on : 16th April 2014 comments : (Comments Off on Common Questions About Home Teeth Whitening)

In the quest for a pearly white smile, thousands of individuals across the UK have their teeth whitened every year. This relatively risk-free and cost-effective treatment is the fastest way for anybody to get a pearly white smile, but before you go ahead, there are some things you should know. First of all, good oral […]

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What is Dermal Roller and Mesotherapy?

By : on : 26th March 2014 comments : (Comments Off on What is Dermal Roller and Mesotherapy?)

We’re a nation that is more at ease with beauty and cosmetic treatments than ever. Nowadays, we hear about all sorts of treatments, which promise an array of fixes to problems that we have. One of the biggest sections of the cosmetic surgery sector is anti-ageing – we’re simply a nation that does not want […]

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Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

By : on : 6th March 2014 comments : (Comments Off on Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene)

If you want to have a pearly white smile, then you’ll be glad to know that a few daily tweaks to your routine could make it happen. Many people think that good oral hygiene comes down to expensive treatments and products but that is not the case at all. Instead a solid, daily oral routine […]

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10 Tips on how to brush your teeth

By : on : 18th October 2013 comments : (Comments Off on 10 Tips on how to brush your teeth)

Patients are always surprised when either the hygienist or the dentist gives them some advice on how to brush your teeth and they often say “I didn’t know that!”. The patients’ reaction has not changed in my over 25 years of being in Dentistry. 19 years of that have been at my own practice where […]

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Can you brush your teeth too much

By : on : 1st October 2013 comments : (Comments Off on Can you brush your teeth too much)

We would advise that brushing your teeth only once a day is not enough and that regular twice daily brushing is considered best. This is the most helpful way of ensuring healthy teeth and gums as well as maintaining a nice taste to the mouth and fresh smelling breath. But is it actually possible to […]

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4 things you need for brushing your teeth

By : on : 25th September 2013 comments : (Comments Off on 4 things you need for brushing your teeth)

It is a common misconception that all you need for brushing your teeth is a toothbrush and some toothpaste and that would be enough to ensure your mouth is clean healthy without tooth decay or gum disease. Brushing your teeth with a toothbrush alone whether manual or electric is never going to be enough to […]

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Teeth whitening at home: the pros and cons

By : on : 10th September 2013 comments : (Comments Off on Teeth whitening at home: the pros and cons)

Teeth whitening at home, professionally monitored by your dentist is probably the most widely used whitening technique. It’s simple to use, relatively low cost, safe and offers highly successful results. The ability for patients to stop and start at will without having to commit to a regimented daily routine due to the cumulative nature of […]

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What is the best method for teeth whitening

By : on : 5th September 2013 comments : (Comments Off on What is the best method for teeth whitening)

There are many ways of teeth whitening ranging from in-surgery power whitening to at-home whitening, where a custom made tray is used to deliver the whitening agent to the teeth. Other forms of home whitening involve stock trays or plaster like applicators placed on the teeth and moulded into place using finger pressure. In addition […]

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Merton Dental Patient Survey Results – 2013

By : on : 19th August 2013 comments : (Comments Off on Merton Dental Patient Survey Results – 2013)

Over the past few weeks we set out to survey as many of you, our patients, as possible. The results are in and have been overwhelmingly positive. Below are some of the highlights from the survey, along with a selection of comments that some of you have made. 100% of patients were satisfied with the […]

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When Should I brush My Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

By : on : 31st January 2013 comments : (Comments Off on When Should I brush My Teeth Before or After Breakfast?)

It might sound silly or insignificant whether you brush before or after breakfast but it is actually quite important for a number of reasons and if you do a search on Google you will see up to 10 pages of varying opinions for one view or the other each putting convincing arguments  across.

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Am I At Risk From Mouth Cancer?

By : on : 8th November 2012 comments : (Comments Off on Am I At Risk From Mouth Cancer?)

The incidence of mouth cancer has always been related to age with just under half  or 44% of all mouth cancer cases diagnosed in the UK were in people aged 65 and over; with more than a quarter diagnosed in the under 55’s.

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Who is Afraid of the Dentist?

By : on : 16th September 2012 comments : (Comments Off on Who is Afraid of the Dentist?)

Many people find going to the dentist a very frightening experience. This fear even prevents some people from going in cases when they have a severe toothache while others prefer to attend the local A&E in the hope of a miracle cure. Fear of the dentist can be caused by many factors such as having […]

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