Smile… For the end of sugar, But the Beginning of Chocolate Cake!

We promise we are going to talk about chocolate cake in this blog post, but before we do we want to talk a little bit about sugar. Sugar in our diet is now thought to be one of the primary causes of heart disease and diabetes and is largely responsible for the rising levels of … Continue reading “Smile… For the end of sugar, But the Beginning of Chocolate Cake!”

The Types of Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are unfortunately very common in the UK With 84% of adults having at least one or more fillings and each of those adults having on average 7 fillings. This is a direct result of only 42% of adults using a toothbrush and toothpaste for their oral care and only 21% of adults visiting … Continue reading “The Types of Dental Fillings”

The causes and prevention of teeth grinding problems

Do you grind your teeth during the day? How about grinding them at night? If you do it can disturb your partner whilst they sleep, destroy your teeth and cause headaches, so it is worthwhile seeing if you can resolve this problem and stop your teeth grinding habits. What causes teeth grinding? Many studies have … Continue reading “The causes and prevention of teeth grinding problems”

What to do in a dental emergency

It it is rare that you will ever suffer from anything that could be considered a dental emergency but in the unlikely event that you do with those it useful to give you some advice and guidance on what you can do. What is a Dental Emergency? We would consider it a dental emergency if … Continue reading “What to do in a dental emergency”

7 Reasons to Maintain Your Dental Health

This poster was made recently for  National Smile Month we thought it was a great opportunity to discuss some of the issues raised. First off, take a look at the poster below… So let’s look at each of these in turn and discuss in more detail how you can both prevent problems occurring and deal … Continue reading “7 Reasons to Maintain Your Dental Health”

Xylitol preventing tooth decay?

Gum disease and tooth decay are two of the most common conditions encountered by dentists and both of these are easily preventable by maintaining a high standard of oral hygiene throughout your lifetime. Patients should brush their teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes each time and be encouraged to use dental floss … Continue reading “Xylitol preventing tooth decay?”

Fluoride in drinking water helps reduce tooth decay in adults

Research in Australia has found new evidence that fluoride in drinking water IS effective in preventing dental decay, and more particularly for those adults who have been exposed to fluoride for most of their life. This is in addition to the already established evidence that fluoride in drinking water already has dental benefits for children … Continue reading “Fluoride in drinking water helps reduce tooth decay in adults”

Can Blackberries Prevent Tooth Loss?

Blackberries could play a role in the prevention and treatment of gum disease according to new research published in ‘The Journal of Peridontal Research’. It shows that the antibacterial properties of blackberry extract could help to prevent or aid in the treatment of gum disease, which, if left untreated, may result in tooth loss. Natural extract … Continue reading “Can Blackberries Prevent Tooth Loss?”