• Five things you can do to prevent cavities in toddlers

    Five things you can do to prevent cavities in toddlers

    Tooth decay among toddlers is on the rise, according to data from the Royal College of Surgeons. In 2006-07, the number of tooth extractions on children under the age of five was 7,444, whereas in 2015-16, figure this had increased to 9,206. In other words, the number of tooth extractions on children under five has

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  • Four reasons why routine dental visits are important

    Four reasons why routine dental visits are important

    Even though most of us think we have a healthy set of teeth, it’s still important to visit the dentist every now and then. In fact, regular dental visits are one of the best things you can do for your teeth. In this post, we’ll discuss the reasons why going to the dentist for routine

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  • What causes gum recession and can my gums grow back?

    What causes gum recession and can my gums grow back?

    The gums are the unsung heroes of the dentistry world. They not only work hard at keeping your teeth in place, but they also protect the tissue underneath. Yet despite their good work, most people only think to take care of their teeth, thereby neglecting their gums. But it’s important to look after your gums

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  • How to choose a toothbrush

    How to choose a toothbrush

    Everyone knows that the foundation of good oral health is a good oral hygiene routine. That means brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day. But to brush your teeth effectively, you need to choose the right toothbrush. A toothbrush is one of the most important things when it comes

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  • Are you hiding a missing tooth?

    Are you hiding a missing tooth?

    Missing teeth can be literally no laughing matter, since the gaps in your smile can make you too self-conscious to smile or laugh. We’ve even known people who have declined social events due to their missing teeth. If a missing tooth has shattered your confidence, then worry no more: it’s relatively easy nowadays to replace

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  • How to overcome your fear of the dentist

    How to overcome your fear of the dentist

    Many people fear going to the dentist. Some are scared of the drill or needle, whereas others had a traumatic experience during childhood. Whatever the reason, ‘dentophobia’ prevents people from receiving the dental treatment they need. The good news is there are ways to overcome this fear. In this blog post, we’ll provide some practical

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  • Fluoride in the Water Supply – Good or Bad?

    Fluoride in the Water Supply – Good or Bad?

    We all drink it every day, probably without even realising it. It helps prevent cavities and it’s also found in toothpaste. Of course, we’re talking about fluoride, a colourless, tasteless and odourless mineral that is artificially added to drinking water. What are the benefits of fluoride? One reason that cavities have declined over the last

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  • Being the right dentist

    Being the right dentist

    Are all dentists created equal? Since every dentist has the same basic qualifications, you might think they all provide the same level of care and professionalism. However, this isn’t the case, since there’s a lot more to dentistry than just knowing about procedures and tools. In fact, a dentist’s provision of care can be affected

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  • Does an apple a day keep the dentist away?

    Does an apple a day keep the dentist away?

    The saying goes that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. But can apples keep dentists away too? Back in the day a lot of people believed they could. The belief was that an apple is good for your teeth, especially after a meal. This could be because apples are so crunchy and chewy,

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