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The complete guide to great oral health

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Prevention | Comments Off on The complete guide to great oral health

The complete guide to great oral health

Simply follow these four steps and you will be on your way to a life of good oral hygiene…. Brushing Regularly and thoroughly brushing your teeth is an important step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. When you brush your teeth, you remove the bacteria that promotes tooth decay and the plaque that can cause gum disease. How to brush your teeth Angle your brush at 45 degrees relative to where your gums and teeth meet. Brush up and down with a gentle and circular massaging motion. Don’t scrub your teeth as gums that recede...

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Tips to cut down on sugar: Ending your addiction to sugar

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Prevention | Comments Off on Tips to cut down on sugar: Ending your addiction to sugar

Tips to cut down on sugar: Ending your addiction to sugar

Fact! Sugar is bad for our teeth. Of course, this comes as no surprise yet sugar-related dental problems are still the most widespread cause of poor oral health and disease. The message is clear and simple though, reducing the amount of sugar which is in our diets will help to reduce the damage it can cause to our teeth, with the added bonus of improving our waistlines along the way. 1.Sugar by any other name is still sugar When we think of sugar we probably picture the white stuff you pop in our tea. But there are many ‘hidden’ sugars...

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How to overcome dental anxiety

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Sedation Dentistry | Comments Off on How to overcome dental anxiety

How to overcome dental anxiety

Dental anxiety is one of the most common phobias in the world with nearly a third of all adults disliking the dentist and 1 in 10 of us having a phobia so strong that we actually avoid making visits to the dentist. Dental fear is a problem that needs to be tackled head on however as our oral hygiene is incredibly important for our health. With that in mind I thought it would be worth examining the strategies and techniques you can use to overcome dental anxiety. Overcoming Mild Dental Anxiety Mild dental anxiety is discomfort and nervousness...

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Why Dental Health Check Ups are so Important

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Prevention | Comments Off on Why Dental Health Check Ups are so Important

Why Dental Health Check Ups are so Important

One of the major issues facing dentists, patients and patients wallets is that the majority of us don’t visit the dentist on a regular basis. According to research from NHS Digital (previously the Health and Social Care Information Centre) half of UK adults haven’t been to the dentist in the last two years. More than a quarter of adults only visit the dentist when they have a problem. The infrequency and irregularity of dental check-ups is causing a huge number of problems for us. The facts say a lot here with 31% of adults having...

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10 amazing uses for your old toothbrush!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Prevention | Comments Off on 10 amazing uses for your old toothbrush!

10 amazing uses for your old toothbrush!

How many toothbrushes do you think you have thrown away during your life? We are advised to change our toothbrush every three months, so in theory by the time somebody is 30 they will have already binned around 120 toothbrushes. There are estimated to be more than 64 million people in the UK which could mean more than 256 million toothbrushes are discarded every year. That’s a very big pile of plastic but have you ever thought what happens to them? Here at the Oral Health Foundation we have taken a look at the potential uses for your...

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Take care of your teeth, for your heart

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Prevention | Comments Off on Take care of your teeth, for your heart

Take care of your teeth, for your heart

We have told our patients many times that the relationship between your dental health is important for your health in general.  The connection between the risk of a heart attack and stroke and your dental health is well established.  If you have gum disease, you double your chance of heart attack and triple your chance of a stroke. How is that?  According to Salomon Amar DMD, PhD, professor and director at the Center for Anti-inflammatory Therapeutics at Boston University School of Dental Medicine, the inflammation in your gums can enter your...

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How Important are Brushing and Flossing?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in Prevention | Comments Off on How Important are Brushing and Flossing?

How Important are Brushing and Flossing?

We all know that brushing and flossing is important for our teeth, our gums and overall dental care. But sometimes its easy to forget the simple tips and tricks on how to brush and floss optimally. Brushing Your Teeth Toothbrushes come in different sizes and shapes, and start off with very small ones for toddlers, all the way up to large adult size heads. Make sure you look for a soft bristle tooth brush and that the shape and size of your toothbrush easily fits into your mouth. It should provide you with enough room to easily reach all the...

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Caring For Your Preschooler’s Teeth

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in Children's Dentistry, Prevention, Sedation Dentistry | Comments Off on Caring For Your Preschooler’s Teeth

Caring For Your Preschooler’s Teeth

So hopefully you were able to read the article posted on cbc.ca. Just to summarize: Less than 1% of healthy children receive dental care as recommended by 12 months of age These are Canadian Dental Association’s recommendations Low family income, bottle use during the day or night beyond 15 months of age and drinking a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages were associated with increased risk of getting cavities – Says the author of the study (Dr. Jonathon Maguire, MD). The complications of poor dental health in children are significant,...

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Sedation Dentistry, Painless Dentistry

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Sedation Dentistry | Comments Off on Sedation Dentistry, Painless Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry, Painless Dentistry

Dentistry has come a long way, to ensure the patient is as comfortable as possible. Comfortable chairs, sunglasses to block any strong light going into your eyes and even TVs mounted on the ceilings of the procedure rooms, have all enhanced the dental experience. However, anxiety and fear are still very common for many patients. In fact, millions of people neglect their teeth each year due to these concerns. When it comes to dental anxiety, there are various medications available to alleviate most fears and allow a patient to have a painless...

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Adequately Taking Care of your Mouth

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Prevention | Comments Off on Adequately Taking Care of your Mouth

Adequately Taking Care of your Mouth

When it comes to oral health care, prevention is the best way to steer clear of problems. Preventative dentistry describes the practice of caring for one’s oral health to avoid issues like gum disease, cavities, enamel erosion, and more. This includes an at home routine of brushing and flossing combined with frequent visits to the dentist. If you’re wondering how you can prevent potential oral health issues to the best of your abilities, always make sure that you are: Brushing daily. Brush your teeth thoroughly every day, at least...

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