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Invisible Braces – Are They Right For Me?

Invisible Braces – Are They Right For Me?

I’m too old for traditional braces, is there still hope for my teeth?  Most people who have had problems with crooked or crowded teeth had the opportunity to have braces when they were younger. However, there are people who have missed such an opportunity, leaving them with teeth that they aren’t exactly happy about. Most […]

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How Dental Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

How Dental Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

  Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain or composite material that fit over the surface of a tooth. For teeth that are chipped, out of line or discoloured, dental veneers are a good solution. They can help fix those inconsistencies and help to provide you with a natural, attractive look. Veneers are especially perfect, and […]

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How Digestion Is Affected By Your Teeth

How Digestion Is Affected By Your Teeth

The first step of digestion is chewing (otherwise known as mastication). This takes place in the mouth, where teeth break down food and serve a very important role in the digestive process. A full set of adult teeth should have 32 teeth – including four wisdom teeth. Sometimes, wisdom teeth may not erupt fully, in which […]

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Suffering From Bad Breath? Here’s How To Combat It.

Suffering From Bad Breath? Here’s How To Combat It.

Bad breath is one of the most common oral health problems and there can be many reasons that cause it. The bacteria coating the inside of your mouth release gases that are odorous. Bad breath can be caused by rotting food that gets stuck in between your teeth and your tongue. If you eat foods […]

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Teeth Whitening | Tips, Advice & Options

Teeth Whitening | Tips, Advice & Options

Perhaps you’ve forever fancied a white smile or your teeth have yellowed. Maybe you’re not content with the discolouration that occurs from drinking coffee, tea or fizzy beverages. The same way we all have different hair and skin colour; we also have different coloured teeth. Certain teeth are more yellow than others, whereas others yellow […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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