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Interdental Brushes – What they are and why you should use them.

An interdental brush is a small brush specially designed to clean between your teeth, where a regular toothbrush does not reach. In fact, a toothbrush can only reach 60% of your tooth surfaces. Dental plaque builds up between your teeth where a toothbrush does not reach. It is a good idea to use an interdental [...]

By |Aug 5 2019|Oral hygiene|0 Comments

Our top tips for healthy summer smiles

Summer sun brings summer fun. While the warmer months are perfect for spending time with friends and family, summer holidays can also throw off your regular dental care routine. Here are our top tips to prevent summertime tooth decay: Keep up your routine- resist the temptation to skip brushing after a late barbecue. If you [...]

By |Jun 14 2019|general dentist, oral health, Oral hygiene|0 Comments

Take care of your oral health and it will take care of you

Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy goal for more than the obvious reasons. As well as helping to prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease, a healthy mouth may also help you to ward off medical disorders whilst an unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may [...]

By |May 17 2019|oral health, Oral hygiene|0 Comments

Tooth Decay and how to prevent it

There are several things you can do to prevent tooth decay Brush and floss daily- By brushing and flossing twice a day, you are helping to remove the build-up of plaque (the invisible, sticky film over your teeth) which contains the bacteria that attacks your tooth enamel and causes cavities. Brushing alone is not enough [...]

By |May 13 2019|oral health, Oral hygiene|0 Comments

A Guide to Scale and Polish Appointments

Teeth are not always perfectly shaped so, whilst cleaning them, you do not always manage to reach into every nook and cranny. There always seems to be one spot that you overlook or that your brush just can’t quite get into. This spot is precisely where the bacteria that attacks your teeth can gather. Throughout [...]

10 signs you need to see a dentist

Just a selection of reasons why you might consider visiting your dentist. Remember; prevention is almost always the best cure! You have pain- Pain or swelling in your mouth, face or neck can mean a number of things. Your Gums are acting up- If your gums are puffy, they bleed when you brush or floss, or [...]

The Benefits of Regular Dental Check Ups

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy entails more than brushing and flossing. Regular dental health reviews and professional cleaning play an important part in oral healthcare and your overall wellbeing. There was a time when many dentists concentrated on fixing problems instead of preventing them. Those days are long gone, and modern dentistry places a [...]

By |Jan 25 2019|general dentist, oral health, Oral hygiene|0 Comments

What is gum disease and how do I know if I have it?

There are several reason why you might be suffering from bleeding gums: In some cases, bleeding gums can be a sign of gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease. If your gums bleed easily or bleed when you brush, talk to your dentist about your oral health. Gingivitis is reversible and preventable. If you’ve just [...]

By |Nov 22 2018|general dentist, oral health, Oral hygiene|0 Comments

Sugar and your oral health – how to break the habit

Sugar is the single largest cause of dental caries (or tooth decay as it is more commonly known) The facts: Twenty-three percent of 8-year-olds and 40% of 15-year-olds consume sweet snacks or drinks between normal meals three or more times a day10; half (48%) of all adults snack between meals, most commonly on biscuits and [...]

Gum Disease Explained: Prevention & Treatment

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss. Because gum disease (also know was periodontal disease) is usually painless, you may not know you have it. It is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on [...]

By |Oct 15 2018|general dentist, oral health, Oral hygiene|0 Comments
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