Be Proud of Your Mouth, The Importance of World Oral Health Day

Be Proud of Your Mouth, The Importance of World Oral Health Day

Did you know it is world oral health Day on the 20th of March? It’s a day when dental professionals worldwide try to raise awareness about the importance of good dental health. This year the theme is “Be Proud of Your Mouth”. We think it is a wonderful theme and hope to inspire our lovely patients to focus even more on maintaining excellent oral health,...
Sports and Safety Tips; The Importance of a Custom-Made Mouthguard

Sports and Safety Tips; The Importance of a Custom-Made Mouthguard

These days, more and more children and young adults participate in sports. Unfortunately, the number of sporting accidents has also increased significantly, and young athletes are far more likely to suffer a facial injury and damage to their teeth and jaws when not wearing a well-fitting mouthguard. If you or another family member does suffer a dental injury, please contact us immediately for assistance and...
Six Dental Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Happy This Easter

Six Dental Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Happy This Easter

Families everywhere will be celebrating Easter, and we have some tips to help protect your family’s dental health and help you navigate this sugary celebration. Have a Healthy Breakfast Eat a healthy breakfast that includes tooth-friendly foods like Greek yoghurt, eggs and protein, and avoid sugary cereals and fruit juice. Wait Before Brushing When you eat anything sugary, it feeds bacteria in your mouth that...
Four Myths About Dental Veneers Debunked

Four Myths About Dental Veneers Debunked

Dental veneers are an excellent way to help perfect a smile, hiding small cracks and chips in teeth or teeth that are extensively discoloured. However, there are some common myths about treatment that we’d like to debunk. Myth 1 – Veneer Treatment is Painful Receiving veneers should not be painful as we thoroughly numb your teeth before preparing them, making sure you remain entirely comfortable...
Easy Sugar Swaps to Save Your Teeth

Easy Sugar Swaps to Save Your Teeth

Most children (and many adults) enjoy a sugary treat, but with the risk of tooth decay, it is worth exploring how to reduce your family’s sugar consumption. Choose Healthier Breakfast Cereals Instead of sugary and chocolatey cereals, opt for a whole-grain cereal like wheat biscuits or oatmeal, or muesli without any added sugar. Make the cereal more interesting with a good dollop of Greek yoghurt...
What are the Most Common Dental Problems for Seniors?

What are the Most Common Dental Problems for Seniors?

As you get older, your dental health needs change and seniors are more likely to develop common dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. These problems can make it difficult to eat comfortably or to socialise without being embarrassed about your smile. Good oral care can help to manage or prevent these issues, allowing older people to enjoy teeth that function properly, and which...
Healthy Teeth, Healthy Mouth, Healthy You

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Mouth, Healthy You

Good overall health is about far more than just taking plenty of exercise and having a healthy diet. It also means taking care of your mouth as this is effectively a window to the rest of your body. When you have a healthy mouth, your body can fight infection and disease more easily. A healthy mouth is your first line of defence because it includes...
New Year Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

New Year Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

The New Year is a great time to make resolutions, so why not make one that you will improve your dental health? The great thing about this resolution is that it will almost certainly help your general health too! Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetable contain many valuable nutrients that can help improve gum health. They are rich in antioxidants that can enhance...
Hormones and Your Dental Health

Hormones and Your Dental Health

Female hormones can impact women in so many ways, but did you realise they can also increase your vulnerability to developing gum disease? Higher levels of oestrogen and progesterone increase the blood flow to the gums. Consequently, gum tissue becomes more sensitive to plaque and bacteria and gums can become inflamed, swollen and will bleed. Eventually, the inflammation can destroy gum tissue, and lead to...
Top Tips for Enjoying Better Oral Health This Christmas

Top Tips for Enjoying Better Oral Health This Christmas

The holidays can get busy, but it is possible to maintain a healthy smile with these easy tips. Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Tasty fresh fruits and veggies are everywhere and are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and other essential nutrients. Additionally, chewing crisp fruits and vegetables can help to scrub away some plaque from teeth. Quit Smoking This year, make sure you stick...