All Posts in Category: Preventive Dentistry

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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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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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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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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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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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Preventative dentistry starts with regular check-ups

Healthy mouths chew more easily, are less prone to sensitivity and are less likely to need fillings in the future. Good oral hygiene always starts at home, but preventative dentistry at the clinic is just as important.

Regular check-ups with your dentist are necessary for good oral health. We recommend you visit your dentist every 6 to 12 months.

Regular check-ups help spot the earliest signs of tooth decay and gum disease, allowing these problems to be sorted before they escalate into anything serious. Your dentist can also help you understand how to take care of your teeth. This can differ between patients, making personalised advice invaluable.

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