All Posts in Category: General Dentistry

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Sugary snacks that you should definitely avoid

We all know that sugar is bad for us and that we should try to cut down as much as possible, but it can temptation can sometimes get the better of us. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the sugary snacks that you should definitely avoid if you want to minimise your sugar intake and keep it in line with the World Health Organisation guidelines. And, while some of the items on this list are obvious, you may be surprised by others.

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Dental Pain

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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Dentistry

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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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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7 reasons to visit your dental hygienist

Did you know that a dental hygienist can do a lot more than just scale and polish your teeth? Hygienists are specially trained professionals who are able to prevent and treat gum disease as well as provide dental advice based on your dental hygiene. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the 7 reasons why you should book in a regular visit to your dental hygienist as well as your dentist.

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What causes your teeth to become rough

Do your teeth feel smooth to the touch when you run your tongue over them? Or, do they have a rough surface? Those with rough teeth should get their teeth checked by a dentist as it is a sure sign that your teeth need some attention. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the common causes of tooth erosion and also some of the solutions that can help you get the smile you’ve always dreamt of.

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The daily habits you should change to protect your teeth

While visiting the dentist regularly is an essential way to keep your teeth and gums healthy, did you know that making some simple changes to your daily habits can also make a big difference? In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the habits that are detrimental to the health of your mouth and what you can do to make yourself more aware of the harm they cause.

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