All Posts in Category: Dentistry

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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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How to help your children look after their teeth

We all know how difficult it can be to get children to do something they don’t want to which is why it is so important that you put in place a good dental health routine with your kids as early as possible. In this blog, we’ll take a look at how you can help establish a good routine for your kids and get them used to dental hygiene. We’ll also give you advice on how to clean their teeth and when your child’s first teeth will appear.

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Is flossing good for your dental health?

Providing you know how to floss we’d say absolutely, alternatively, there are other alternatives to flossing that can help you keep the space between your teeth clean, free from food and help stop the build-up of plaque.

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Dental anxiety – how you can overcome it and face your fear

We all know how important it is to visit the dentist regularly, but for some people, the mere thought of the dentist sends shivers down their spine and leaves them feeling nervous and anxious. And, while you may associate a fear of dentists with children, dental anxiety affects as many as 1 in 6 adults. There are different types of anxiety but most commonly these cause people to stop visiting the dentist and delay appointments until absolutely necessary. In this article, we’ll look at some of the ways that you can help overcome your fears.

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Are you damaging your teeth in your sleep?

While we’re all aware of the detrimental effects that sugary food and drinks can have on our teeth, not many people realise that they could be damaging their teeth while they sleep. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding known as bruxism can cause just as much damage to our teeth during the day or at night while we sleep. In this blog, we’ll look at what causes bruxism and how it can be treated.

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Signs that your wisdom teeth need removing

Wisdom teeth generally come in during your late teens to mid-twenties and date back to a time when our jaws were larger and could accommodate this additional row of teeth. And, because our jaws have shrunk, wisdom teeth can cause pain and other problems. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the signs to look out for that could indicate that you need your wisdom teeth to be extracted.

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Gum disease and how it affects your health

Gum health is one of those topics that most people don’t really know much about. We all know the importance of looking after our teeth but when it comes to our gums the majority of people don’t know what the signs of unhealthy gums are. In this article, we’ll take a look at the function of the gums, how gum disease affects your health and how best to prevent it to help avoid gingivitis and periodontal disease.

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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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