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Toothbrushes; which one is right for me and why?

Manufacturers are producing a greater variety of toothbrushes incorporating different designs for handles, heads and bristles. Currently, dental professionals recommend the following: for children, a small toothbrush head, approximately 20 mm X 10 mm; for adults, a slightly larger toothbrush head, approximately 22-28 mm X 10-13 mm. A general guide is that the size of [...]

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 Health Reviews

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

The importance of regular scale and polish appointments.

When is the last time you booked in for a scale and polish? Everyone’s teeth are not perfectly formed and shaped as they should be.  For this reason, it is not always possible to clean them thoroughly because you will not be able to reach every nook and cranny.  Generally, there is always that one [...]

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

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues surrounding the teeth. Infection leads to a red, swollen and tender area. This area often bleeds when the teeth are brushed or the tender area is touched. How does gum disease come about? Gum disease comes about when large amounts of bacteria branch together to form a [...]

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