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Spotting the early signs of gum disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, or periodontitis, is a common condition that is caused by a build-up of plaque, and the bacteria within it, on teeth. It is also the 6th most prevalent disease of mankind. Whilst plaque can cause decay in teeth if it builds up and is not removed by regular […]

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The dangers of home teeth whitening kits

More consumers than ever are now visiting their dentist for professional bleaching or laser teeth whitening treatments. Unfortunately, the increased demand for whiter teeth means that many people are opting for off the shelf bleaching kits instead of visiting their dentist – unaware that this could put them at risk of mouth infections and stomach […]

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Top 5 reasons that people suffer from dentist anxiety

Getting anxious is a common feeling to have before making a visit to the dentist, however it becomes more of an issue when fear or anxiety stands in the way of getting necessary treatment. Not getting the correct treatment due to anxiety can leave people suffering from toothache, dental discomfort or dissatisfaction with their teeth. […]

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Superfoods to help boost your oral health

Chocolate, sweets and carbonated drinks all contribute to tooth decay, and your oral health is one of the first areas to decline when your diet is less than ideal. Fortunately, there are a number of healthy foods that you can add into your diet to not only help to improve your physical health, but also […]

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The very real problem of dental phobia

According to the Oral Health Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving oral health and wellbeing, more than 10 million UK adults experience some level of dental anxiety, with around 6 million people suffering from dental phobia. This equates to around one in five UK adults admitting that they are afraid or anxious about visiting the […]

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Five top tips for getting children to brush their teeth properly

  Most parents will have experienced a reluctant tooth-brusher at some stage of their child’s early years. However, with 170 children and teenagers undergoing tooth extraction under general anaesthetic every day in England, making sure that children are brushing their teeth effectively is vital for instilling good oral health habits that can last a lifetime. […]

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