Ask The Expert

How Much Sugar Should I Be Having Everyday?

How Much Sugar Should I Be Having Everyday?

Public health England recommend we should get 5% of our daily calories from sugar – the equivalent of roughly six teaspoons. However, a recent report shows that the average person gets 12-15% of their daily calorie intake from sugar – triple the guideline amount. The over-consumption of sugar puts our health at risk of obesity, […]

Read More →

Read More →

Are Dental X-Rays Dangerous?

Are Dental X-Rays Dangerous?

Dental X-rays are an essential part of your health record and a useful tool for your dentist. Sometimes teeth can look healthy on the surface. But your dentist can check to see if there is any decay under the enamel, possible infections in the root or bone loss around your teeth. This makes it easier […]

Read More →

Read More →

Geographic Tongue | How Do I Know If I Have It?

Geographic Tongue | How Do I Know If I Have It?

What is Geographic Tongue? Geographic tongue is when the tongue develops irregular and smooth red patches with white lines. It gets its name due to the fact it looks like a map. But don’t panic! This is quite a common mouth condition,  is not infectious and can never become cancerous. It can affect any age […]

Read More →

Read More →

Mouth Ulcers | Symptoms, Causes & Prevention

Mouth Ulcers | Symptoms, Causes & Prevention

If you’ve ever experienced the discomfort caused by mouth ulcers,  you’ll know how irritating that small sore inside your mouth can be. Although most of the times it’s not possible to be sure what exactly caused it, there are a few things you can do to avoid them making a return. The most common factor associated […]

Read More →

Read More →

How To Achieve That Pearly White Smile

How To Achieve That Pearly White Smile

It may come as no surprise that a bright, white smile can make you appear younger and more attractive. In fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a whopping 96 per cent of respondents surveyed believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing. The rules for achieving this are: Brush regularly. Brushing […]

Read More →

Read More →

The Dangers Of Thumb Sucking For Children

The Dangers Of Thumb Sucking For Children

A sucking action, like breastfeeding, is a reflex mammals develop to get nutrients in the early stage of life. It’s something that is perfectly acceptable for infants who are under the age of five. Children between the ages of two and four are the most common age groups for thumb sucking. But it’s best to […]

Read More →

Read More →

Children’s Teeth Cleaning Made Fun

Children’s Teeth Cleaning Made Fun

As dentists, this is something we come across all the time. A flustered parent explains that every day is a battle, when trying to get around the conundrum of looking after their children’s teeth. It is something that is more common than people may realise but a few simple steps is all it takes. Before you […]

Read More →

Read More →

How To Keep Your Teeth Healthy

How To Keep Your Teeth Healthy

It is vitally important to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes to stop the build-up of bacterial plaque. Almost a quarter of adults in the UK don’t brush twice a day. Studies show missing a single session can start the process of cavities forming. It’s not just about brushing your teeth, but […]

Read More →

Read More →

The Right Toothpaste For Your Teeth

The Right Toothpaste For Your Teeth

 Your dentist will recommend the best type of toothpaste for you. There are different types of toothpastes available – from toothpastes for sensitive teeth to toothpastes for smokers. We take a look at what each does in more detail. Whitening Toothpastes Whitening toothpastes may be helpful, if you’re worried about stains on your teeth. But […]

Read More →

Read More →

Root Canal Treatment | Everything you need to know

Root Canal Treatment | Everything you need to know

What is root canal treatment? Root canal treatment is a procedure that treats a tooth when bacteria infect the pulp (nerve and blood vessels inside it). The pulp can become infected following decay in a tooth extending past the enamel and dentine, into the pulp chamber. This can be from a tooth that is left […]

Read More →

Read More →