Dentistry Once You Hit 60

Provided you have looked after your dental health your teeth should remain in great shape as you age. However, some dental conditions are more likely to occur with age, and which include the following: Discoloured Teeth Teeth naturally darken as you age, often because tooth enamel begins to thin, exposing more of the dentine underneath […] Read more

Jun, 18, 2018

Sugar Substitutes, Benefits and Side-Effects

If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, then you can still indulge without harming your teeth. There are plenty of natural and artificial sugar substitutes. Saccharin Saccharin is between 300 and 400 times sweeter than table sugar and is added to products like chewing gum, drinks, sweets and jam. One disadvantage of saccharin […] Read more

Jun, 11, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Electric Toothbrushes

Here at Coastal Smiles, we are frequently asked if electric toothbrushes are better than manual. Statistically, people who use electric toothbrushes tend to have lower rates of plaque and gingivitis, but it is mostly down to personal preferences and your brushing technique. Here are some pros and cons to consider. The Pros Electric toothbrushes are […] Read more

Jun, 04, 2018

Sweet Potato and Chicken Bake

Your whole family will love this autumn recipe, which is topped with tasty cheddar cheese. Ingredients 200g shredded barbecued chicken 1.1kg peeled and thinly sliced sweet potatoes 125ml cooking cream 300ml Crème Fraiche 2 chopped green shallots sn 2 crushed cloves garlic 105g grated cheddar cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. In a large […] Read more

May, 21, 2018

Regular Check-ups May Have an Important Role in Cancer Prevention

When you look after your teeth and especially your gums, it can help to protect your general health. The bacteria responsible for causing periodontitis (advanced gum disease) have already been linked to many serious health problems, and now it looks like they could play a part in the development of specific cancers, including oral cancers […] Read more

May, 14, 2018

How Snacking Can Affect Your Teeth

Snacking can help maintain energy levels but it’s worth being mindful as to how snacks can harm your dental health. This is because choosing the wrong type of food can increase the risk of acid erosion. Foods that are high in carbohydrates or sugars, or which are naturally acidic will erode your tooth enamel more […] Read more

May, 07, 2018

Vitamin D Can Be Seen in X-Rays

Vitamin D deficiency is serious, but this condition often goes unnoticed. It’s been known for quite some time that teeth contain a lot of information. The information includes a permanent record of a severe vitamin D deficiency, which can cause microscopic deformations in dentine, the inner, softer part of your tooth just underneath the tooth […] Read more

Apr, 30, 2018

Quick and Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Who wants to spend hours in the kitchen after a busy day at work? However, you still want something tasty to eat and this chicken pot pie can be ready in less than 20 minutes. Ingredients 420g can cream of mushroom soup 150g frozen peas, corn & carrots 600g trimmed and coarsely chopped chicken thigh […] Read more

Apr, 23, 2018

What Is Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Full mouth rehabilitation is a sophisticated procedure often combining multiple treatments to help restore or to replace damaged or missing teeth. This treatment can be helpful for repairing and protecting teeth that are badly damaged or which are missing completely. Full mouth rehabilitation can also help to treat teeth that have become badly worn down, […] Read more

Apr, 16, 2018

Five Ways to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene at Work

Working long hours can play havoc with your oral health. Follow these simple tips to maintain a healthy smile Keep a toothbrush and toothpaste at your desk and try to brush your teeth after eating. Need motivating to clean your teeth at work? Just think about the number of people you speak to each day. […] Read more

Apr, 09, 2018

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