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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Have a Happy Holiday, Brush and Floss

I hope everyone is having a Happy Holiday! We are in the midst of family and office parties, and all the “goodies” that comes with the holidays, let me be the first to remind you to take care of your precious teeth. Here is a very good reminder of the most common mistakes that people make while brushing and flossing. Mistakes you might be making twice a day. (You do brush twice a day, right?) 1....
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What Do Christmas Turkeys & Dental Fear Have in Common?

Christmas is often cited as one of the most stressful times of year and I do wonder if it is actually Christmas Day its self or in fact the huge build up that causes the stress. Chatting with many of our patients it seems that whatever your religious persuasion, a day spent with family, eating nice food and perhaps even enjoying the odd tipple is a pleasant thought for the vast majority and...
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