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How happy are you with your smile?

Surveys show that approximately two-thirds of us aren’t entirely happy with our smile, which is hardly surprising. Most people do not have perfect teeth and will almost certainly have at least one or two things that niggle at them. Common complaints are stained and discoloured teeth. Other problems include having teeth that are misaligned and […] Read more

Sep, 01, 2020

Spring clean your oral health routine

If spring leaves you with the urge to clean, think about spring-cleaning your oral health routine too. It’s an excellent time of year to book your regular checkups and hygiene appointments and especially as the summer months can be busy for many people. Regularly seeing our dentist should be part of your preventative dental care […] Read more

Sep, 01, 2020

How is hay fever linked to dental health problems?

If you suffer from seasonal allergies like hay fever, you know all about the unpleasant side effects including coughing, sneezing, having a stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. What is not as well known is the potential effects hay fever can have on your dental health, as allergies can increase the risk of tooth decay, […] Read more

Sep, 01, 2020

We all know sugar is bad for your teeth…but did you know that this includes sugar alternatives?

Coconut sugar, agave and date syrup are all popular alternatives to table sugar but don’t fall into the trap of thinking they are healthier. They are still a source of sugar albeit a different type. The World Health Organisation recommends no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar for optimal health. Maple syrup is a good […] Read more

Jul, 30, 2020

Most common nutrient deficiencies

Although many people are more aware of the need to eat correctly, some nutrient deficiencies are still widespread. We’ve taken a quick look at what they are and how to correct them. Calcium Calcium is vital for healthy bones and a good source is cows milk because plant-based milk tends to be low in calcium. […] Read more

Jul, 30, 2020

Did you know that brushing your teeth lowers your risk of cancer?

Most of us have been encouraged to brush and floss regularly since we were very young to avoid the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, not to mention bad breath. It is only recently that we have begun to learn about the connection between good dental health and general health. Poor oral hygiene causes […] Read more

Jul, 30, 2020

How Happy Are You with Your Smile?

Cosmetic dentistry is increasingly popular and can do wonderful things for your smile. We offer a comprehensive choice of treatments, custom-designed to achieve the results you desire. Treatments to Consider  One of the most frequently requested treatments is a professional tooth whitening that is safe and effective. Choose from an in-chair treatment that can considerably […] Read more

Jul, 03, 2020

How to Encourage Kids to Prioritise Their Oral Health

You can begin getting your child into good oral habits while they are still very young. Initially, when their first teeth come through, you will need to brush their teeth for them, but by age two, you will probably find they want to start learning how to brush their teeth. If your child hates having […] Read more

Jul, 03, 2020

Lunchbox Tips to Keep Your Kid’s Teeth Healthy

Tooth decay is a huge problem and increasing numbers of children need hospital care to remove or treat multiple rotting teeth. The biggest culprits are highly processed sugary foods and drinks, which are often found in children’s lunch boxes. Sugary foods feed bacteria linked to tooth decay and which produce acid that erodes the tooth […] Read more

Jul, 03, 2020

Could your mouth ulcers be due to a vitamin B12 deficiency?

If you frequently have mouth ulcers, it could be a sign of a vitamin B12 deficiency. You need this vitamin to keep your nervous system healthy and to make red blood cells, and to release energy from food. When you don’t receive enough vitamin B12, your body produces abnormally large red blood cells that don’t […] Read more

Jun, 05, 2020

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