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Common Mistakes Made When Brushing Teeth?

By : on : 2nd June 2022 comments : (Comments Off on Common Mistakes Made When Brushing Teeth?)

Brushing your teeth is a crucial part of your oral health routine. It is recommended you brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time, alongside flossing and regular dental appointments. This helps prevent the buildup of bacteria and plaque which can be harmful to your teeth and gums. However, there […]

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The Link Between COVID-19 and Mouth Sores

By : on : 12th April 2022 comments : (Comments Off on The Link Between COVID-19 and Mouth Sores)

COVID-19 has been seen to increase the risk for some people from mouth ulcers, canker sores and oral thrush. Research is ongoing into the effects of the virus on the oral cavity, but COVID-19 has also been linked to gingivitis, the early stages of gum disease. Dry mouth as well as a weakened immune system […]

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Dentist, Orthodontist or Periodontist?

By : on : 24th February 2022 comments : (Comments Off on Dentist, Orthodontist or Periodontist?)

A dentist must complete a bachelor’s degree plus a further three to four years of medical school before qualifying. They also serve a residency before being able to practice. Therefore, you are in well-qualified hands when you sit in a dentist’s chair.

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The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings for a Healthy Smile

By : on : 13th July 2021 comments : (Comments Off on The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings for a Healthy Smile)

Regular teeth cleaning appointments with a dentist or dental hygienist are important in maintaining a healthy smile. Although previous guidance recommended teeth cleaning every six months, your dentist may advise you to visit more often depending on your personal circumstances.  Some people tend to have greater plaque buildup, despite regular brushing, so it’s best for […]

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Oral Cancer: What You Should Know

By : on : 15th April 2021 comments : (Comments Off on Oral Cancer: What You Should Know)

While dental exams are best to keep your teeth and gums healthy, they have another critical benefit. Your dentist will also check for signs of oral cancer, which can be very serious, even deadly. More Than Meets the Eye One of the confounding issues with this type of cancer is that the symptoms might seem […]

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Signs That Signal You Need a Dental Checkup

By : on : 3rd June 2019 comments : (Comments Off on Signs That Signal You Need a Dental Checkup)

According to NHS England, In the 24-month period ending 31 March 2018, 22.1 million adult patients were seen by an NHS dentist, representing 50.9 per cent of the adult population. Hence, half the people in England choose to avoid visiting the dentist even though all the evidence points to the need for regular dental health […]

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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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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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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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