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7 Food and drinks which cause bad breath and a few that help to neutralise it

While bad breath can be a sign of a dental or health problem it can also be caused by the food and beverages that you eat and drink. Bad breath can lead to a lack of self confidence as well as causing anxiety and embarrassment. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the food and drinks that can lead to bad breath as well as a few foods that can help neutralise and fight bad breath.

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Dental care at Smile Pad during COVID-19

At Smile Pad the health and wellbeing of our patients is incredibly important to us. We understand that the impact of lockdown isn’t easy and so we are doing everything we can to help support you with all your dental needs. We’re providing telephone support and advice for all our patients and we have dentists available to provide advice and guidance for any dental emergencies.

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How to manage dental pain during self-isolation

With the country’s lockdown continuing we thought that we would look at some of the ways that you can manage dental pain yourself while in self-isolation. Of course, if the pain gets worse or you have other symptoms then you may need to seek medical help with one of the best options to dial NHS 111 for your dental emergencies

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8 questions new parents ask about teething

Teething is an uncomfortable time for your new baby and for new parents it can leave you feeling powerless. Luckily the more that you know about it, the better you can cope and provide some much-needed relief for your little one. In this blog, we’ll take you through common teething questions and how to help your baby deal with the discomfort.

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Can the damage caused by gum disease be reversed?

Do you know how many people are affected by gum disease? Well according to research carried out by Birmingham University’s School of Dentistry, 90% of adults in the UK have some signs of gum disease. With so many people seemingly affected, is gum disease something that we can safely ignore? In this blog, we’ll look at the different types of gum disease and whether the damage can be reversed.

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Orthodontics aren’t just for teenagers

When you think of braces the image that probably springs to mind is an awkward looking teenager with metal braces on their teeth, but times they are a-changing. Thanks in part to social media and reality TV programmes adults are now increasingly likely to seek out a straighter and whiter smile than ever before. In fact, according to recent statistics from The British Orthodontic Society, 80% of private orthodontic treatments carried out are for patients aged between 26 and 55.

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Why you shouldn’t ignore a chipped or broken tooth

Chipping or cracking a tooth is something that is relatively common with adults and children alike. While enamel is an incredibly strong substance biting hard substances such as ice can easily cause damage and chip your teeth. Teeth grinding and tooth decay can also cause your teeth to break or chip. And, while it may be tempting to just ignore a chipped tooth, especially if it is a back tooth, in this article we’ll look at the reasons why you shouldn’t ignore it.

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7 questions that we get asked about dental crowns

Thinking of getting a dental crown but not sure if it is the right choice for you? Or, perhaps you just have a couple of questions that you need answers for. In this article, we’ll answer common questions that we get asked about crowns as well as some general guidance on the procedure.

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How to recognise, treat and prevent a dry socket

Firstly, just what is a dry socket? Alveolar osteitis or dry socket is a painful condition that occurs following tooth extraction in adults. Usually, a blood clot forms at the site of the tooth extraction and protects the bone and nerve endings and aids recovery. Where a blood clot doesn’t develop or becomes dislodged this is known as a dry socket.

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