Time to Call it Quits – 4 Key Ways That Smoking Affects Your Oral Health

In light of ‘National No Smoking Day’ that’s held in the UK on the second Wednesday in March every year, we thought we’d get on board and show our support by focusing on the dangers that tobacco poses to our oral health. By now, most people are already aware of the dangers that smoking can have on the body – but here are four ways that that smoking affects your oral health too:

  1. Smokers are 7 to 10 times more likely ...
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My Jaw Keeps Clicking – Should I Be Worried?

If your jaw has suddenly started to click or pop while you eat or yawn – aside from being
annoying – it might be causing you to worry. The clicking may be accompanied by pain and
you might feel that you can’t open your jaw fully, which can be pretty scary. But don’t worry,
a clicking or popping jaw is actually quite common – which isn’t surprising when you think
just how much work ...
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5 Common Dental Health Mistakes To Avoid Right Now!

We can be pretty tough on our teeth – slurping coffee, crunching boiled sweets, or chomping
away on hard foods – meaning we stain, chip, or break them from time to time. While
sometimes the damage is obvious, there are likely dental mistakes you’re making on a daily
basis. Without knowing it, these mistakes can add up over the years leaving you with gum
recession, bad breath, or worse. Here are 5 ways to ...
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5 Common Dental Health Mistakes To Avoid Right Now!

We can be pretty tough on our teeth – slurping coffee, crunching boiled sweets, or chomping away on hard foods – meaning we stain, chip, or break them from time to time. While sometimes the damage is obvious, there are likely dental mistakes you’re making on a daily basis. Without knowing it, these mistakes can add up over the years leaving you with gum recession, bad breath, or worse. Here are 5 ways to spot if you’re being too harsh ...

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Teeth Staining – The Worst Offenders and Why!

It happens to the best of us. No matter how healthy our teeth are, or how dedicated to our oral routine we are, we can still find ourselves hiding behind a row of stained teeth. The truth is – no matter what preparations we take, sometimes we just can’t shift the effects that our diet has on our teeth. You see, just like a cream carpet, white tablecloth, or favourite shirt, our teeth are susceptible to food and drink stains ...

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Getting Straight to the Point – Ten Invisalign Truths You Should Know Before You Buy

Okay, so the chances are you’re reading this post because your smile is not something you’re proud of…

 

Be it crooked teeth, gapped teeth, or an overbite, Invisalign braces are definitely a great choice. However before you rush into this type of orthodontic treatment it pays to get some important facts straight. Here are a few things we thought you might like to know before your Invisalign appointment:

 

  1. You do have to wear them

Despite the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable, you ...

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5 ways to look after your teeth over the festive season

Most people are ready and geared up to enjoy a time of constant snacking along with drinking and lots of sugary foods. But stop and spare a thought for your mouth! All the extra indulgence can make your teeth miserable and put them in harm’s way – so here are 5 ways to better look after your teeth in the coming weeks.

 

  1. Beware of pies, puddings and cakes!

 

Many of us have a sweet tooth and love to finish our dinners with ...

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The 7 Stages of Gum Disease Denial

 

We know you’ve been doing your best to avoid visiting the dental hygienist…yep, that’s right, we’ve figured it out! Maybe it’s because you know they’ll ask all those irritating questions that poke your conscience, such as “do you brush twice a day?”and “how often do you floss?” We also know you won’t be believe us if we told you it’s actually because we care. Yet despite our persistence some people still haven’t got the ...

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Overcome dental anxiety

 How we help patients overcome their dental anxiety

 

For many people the thought of visiting their dentist instantly fills them with dread. Dental anxiety affects people of all ages and is extremely common. In fact, almost half of UK adults have a fear of the dentist. For most people though, it doesn’t stop them visiting their dentist regularly and having necessary treatment. However for some, having a dental phobia is a more serious problem and can have a large impact on ...

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What Exactly Is Oral Surgery And Why Might I Need It?

 

If your dentist suggests a referral to an oral surgeon, it might immediately cause you to panic. Generally when we hear the word ‘surgery’ we straight away think of a hospital setting, a general anaesthetic and long recovery times. However, when it comes to dentistry, you may be surprised to learn what’s actually considered oral surgery and what it involves.

The good news is that if your dentist refers you to see an oral surgeon, it doesn’t always mean you have ...

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