5 Interesting Facts About Teeth-Staining You Might Not Know

teeth stainingWhile the vast majority of people suffer from teeth staining to a certain degree, there are some interesting facts you may not know. With this in mind, let’s dive straight in and take a closer look.

Fact 1 – Teeth colour is all about genetics

You could be forgiven for thinking that every person’s teeth start the same colour. Unfortunately, you’d be wrong!

Did you know, for example, that sporting a flawless pearly ...

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

questions to ask dentistFrom a very early age, we’re encouraged to ask questions; yet when we visit the dentist, many of us simply undergo the check-up and leave, hoping that everything is going to be okay for the next 6 months or so, until the next visit.

Instead, wouldn’t it be better to take full advantage of your time at the dentist and play ...

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Manual Toothbrush – Soft vs Hard Bristles – Which Type Is Best?

manual toothbrushFor those of you who feel more comfortable using a manual toothbrush, we have some good news….

Evidence suggests that a manual toothbrush can be as equally effective at maintaining good oral health provided that you adopt a good technique and brush both frequently and sufficiently.

While that might not come as much of a surprise to some, perhaps what is more surprising is the array of toothbrushes on offer – particularly ...

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Oral Cancer Screening – What You Can Expect

oral cancer screeningAn oral cancer screening is, in essence, a physical and visual examination of the oral cavity and connecting tissues and is done to reassure patients that there are no problems, or to initiate immediate and early treatment if there are. For this reason, dentists will usually carry out a screening during a dental check-up.

A dentist may also suggest that a patient undergoes a screening based on their lifestyle choices, ...

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Everything You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth?

Let’s face it, wisdom teeth are something that us humans have come to dread. In fact
according to EZ Teether, as much as90% of all UK 20 year old’shave at least one wisdom
tooth that hasn’t erupted at all, or has erupted partially. So this begs the question…why
would we be given teeth that cause us so many problems? Well, the answer goes way back
to our ancestors.
Why we have wisdom teeth? – Blame our ancestors!
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What (And When) To Eat After Dental Cleaning

What (And When) To Eat After Dental Cleaning
On more than one occasion when a patient has completed their dental cleaning with us,
we’re often asked ‘what can I eat and how long do I need to wait?’ This is an understandable
concern. After all, no one wants to immediately undo the 20-30 minutes of hard work
needed to get their teeth looking and feeling great, agreed?
Of course, if you’re one of those patients who tend not ...
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6 Healthy Foods That Are Also Great For Your Teeth

If you’re one of many millions of people trying to shed a few pounds after the festive period, then don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to the latest news, us Brits spend a staggering £2.8 billion on trying to get healthy. So if you are looking to eat healthier then it’s good to know that there are certain foods which are not only good for your body, but also great for
your teeth. Let’s take a closer look.

Leafy greens

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Why A Cold Winter Could Affect Your Teeth

Why A Cold Winter Could Affect Your Teeth
If the long-range weather forecast is to be believed, the UK could experience its coldest winter in
10 years. While you can prepare for this by wearing extra layers of clothes when you’re outside,
what about your teeth? Did you know that the cold weather can affect them too?
We’ve probably all experienced pain in a sensitive tooth when something too hot or too cold
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Invisalign vs Clear Braces – What’s The Difference?

Many adults considering straightening their teeth understandably prefer to do so discreetly. However, there seems to be some confusion between two of the most popular choices – Invisalign and Clear Braces. This isn’t surprising because if you’ve searched online then you’ve probably discovered that Invisalign tends to crop up in the search results for clear braces. Here at 44 Dental, we’re often asked if they’re one and the same thing. In fact, they’re two options which treat different dental problems ...

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Back to School Dental Check – Why It’s So Important

Can you believe that there’s only 2 weeks left of the school holidays? How time flies! This is the time when children feel a mixture of excitement and anxiety at the thought of starting school and being away from home, while older children too  have mixed emotions. While you’ve probably been busy kitting out the kids with new school uniform, shoes, and bags, there’s every chance that the thought of a dental check-up may have slipped your mind.

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