All Posts in Category: General Dentistry

Advice for patients during COVID-19

Routine dentistry during COVID-19 requires the correct social distancing measures and personal protective equipment to be in place.

Dental practices are open

In the first national lockdown, dental practices closed (or as good as) for around 12 weeks. However, during this second national lockdown, practices remain open.

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Lunchbox choices that won’t harm your teeth

Whether you are looking to create a healthy lunchbox for your children to take to school or want to ditch the shop bought meal deals for a healthier alternative this blog will help. We’ll take a look at some of the best healthy options to make your lunches a little less boring and a whole lot better for your teeth. As well as telling you what you should be including in your lunchbox, we’ll also let you know the food and drinks to avoid.

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Diabetes and Dental Health

Did you know that diabetes affects millions of people with 1 in 16 people in the UK affected by the disease? According to Diabetes UK, type 2 diabetes is on the rise in the UK and since 1996 the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has risen from 1.4 million to over 3.5million. And, while you may know that people with diabetes need to monitor their glucose levels carefully, did you know that they are more likely to have dental health problems than those without? In this article, we’ll take a look at how diabetes affects your oral health and tips for keeping your mouth healthy.

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What causes your teeth to become stained?

Have you ever wondered why your teeth become stained even after regular brushing? Do you know what lifestyle factors can lead to tooth staining? Are you looking for ways to remove staining and get whiter looking teeth? In this blog, we’ll look at the anatomy of the tooth and what causes teeth to be stained as well as what you can do to reverse the effects.

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Gum health – what you need to know for healthy gums

You’ve probably seen the adverts on the television about gum health and how if left untreated it can lead to tooth loss. According to the NHS, the majority of adults in the UK will experience gum disease to some degree. So, with gum disease being such a prevalent problem let’s take a look at some simple measures you can take at home to ensure healthy gums.

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Debunking the common myths surrounding sugar and your teeth

Are you planning on cutting down on your sugar intake to help improve your dental hygiene? It’s well documented that sugar is bad for our teeth and health in general, but there are lots of common myths surrounding good and bad sugars. In this blog, we’ll debunk some of the common myths and separate the facts from the fiction.

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What are the risks of having dental treatments abroad?

Dental tourism is a growing trend especially with anyone looking to achieve the perfect Hollywood smile. While cheaper prices and the promise of a good holiday may sound appealing, are the risks really worth it? In this blog, we’ll take a look at the common risks associated with overseas dental treatments and why it makes sense to choose a UK dentist.

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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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5 Reasons to book a visit to a dental hygienist

Most people understand that regular dental check-ups are important to help keep their mouth healthy but very few think that a visit to a dental hygienist is beneficial. In this article, we’ll take a look at the reasons why you should be visiting a dental hygienist as part of your dental hygiene routine and why it is beneficial.

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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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