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preventative care

20
Nov

Why see a dentist regularly? Here’s why preventive care matters

Everybody is so busy these days we know it can be difficult to fit in regular professional dental care, especially if all seems well with your dental health. After all, if your teeth seem fine, then how much can it really hurt to miss an appointment or two? Read more

18
Oct

Dry Mouth and how it can harm your dental health

The correct medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia and it’s something we all suffer from occasionally. It’s perfectly normal to have a dry mouth if you are feeling nervous or anxious or if you are dehydrated. However, a persistent dry mouth can be a problem and it could affect your dental health. Read more

21
Aug

Why wear a mouthguard during sports?

Playing sports is a great way to stay healthy, but with the best will in the world accidents can and do happen. Sports related dental injuries can result in fractured or chipped teeth, or even in the loss of teeth, leaving you with the prospect of paying for restorative dentistry for the rest of your life. Read more

7
Jul

Periodontal Therapy and how it could help save your smile

Although tooth decay is incredibly common, periodontal disease or gum disease is a far bigger threat to your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss because of the way it destroys gum and bone, the structures responsible for holding your teeth firmly in place. It is also one of those diseases where the early signs are easily ignored, but a late diagnosis can allow the disease to become chronic so ongoing treatment is needed to keep it in control. Read more

7
Jun

Is it Possible to Prevent Childhood Tooth Decay?

Every parent wants their child to grow up with a healthy and attractive smile, but childhood tooth decay is all too common. One common misconception is that children’s milk teeth or primary teeth don’t need that much dental care, as after all they are going to fall out after just a few years. Read more

6
Oct

Avoiding Childhood Tooth Decay this Halloween

Every parent wants to see their child grow up with healthy teeth, but unfortunately childhood tooth decay is still a common problem. What makes it worse is that cavities are preventable. Read more

19
Aug

Is it Time for a New Toothbrush?

Are you one of those people who regularly change their toothbrush every few months, or are you guilty of waiting until your toothbrush really needs a decent burial? Even though toothbrushes are pretty cheap, many people fail to change them frequently enough. Read more

9
Dec

New Year new smile?

The New Year can be a great time to reassess your smile and your general dental health. If it has been a while since you last saw a dentist, then why not book an appointment? Read more

10
Nov

Bleeding gums are never normal

Did you notice your gums bled when you last brushed or flossed? If this is becoming a regular occurrence then it is time to take action. Healthy, strong and properly maintained gums will not bleed and this is often a sign that they have become infected and you could have the early stages of gum disease, a condition called gingivitis. Read more

21
Jan

Avoiding the danger of oral cancer

There are a lot of different types of oral cancers, and the condition can become life threatening if you don’t receive an early diagnosis. Oral cancer can affect the lips, cheeks, floor of the mouth, the sinuses and the hard and soft palate. If you think about it, the person who most often examines the inside of your mouth is your dentist, and in fact dentists are specially trained to detect any early signs of cancer, or to pick up changes to the tissues in your mouth. Read more