The oral health of a meat-eater is not a patch on a vegetarian’s, according to the results of a new study

German researchers discovered that veggies have healthier gums than meat-eaters and are therefore less likely to suffer from bleeding gums, tooth loss and potential life-threatening conditions. However, it was not all good news for vegetarians. The study also revealed they suffered from more tooth decay and were less likely to visit their dentist, despite knowing […]

Milking the benefits

A new study has found that drinking a glass of milk after breakfast significantly reduces the build-up of plaque. Results have shown a small glass of milk more than halves the build-up of plaque acids after eating dry sugary breakfast cereal. Milk is one of the best sources of calcium and the study reaffirms the […]

Tooth Brushing Tips….

The minimum time you should spend brushing your teeth is 2 minutes twice a day. Here are some tips on how to brush properly: Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle against your gumline. Gently brush from where the tooth and gum meet to the chewing surface in short circular strokes. Brushing too hard can […]

Northern Ireland teenagers tooth decay levels among the worst in Europe

According to a recent study carried out by the BBC, Nothern Ireland teenagers have some of the highest levels of tooth decay in Europe. Poor diet, social deprivation and a non-flouridated water supply all contribute to this problem. As well as highlighting the standard of oral hygiene the report also found that teenagers in poorer […]

Disclosing Tablets

   Disclosing tablets are an excellent, harmless dental product that gives parents peace of mind that their children are effectively brushing their teeth.  They are small brightly coloured tablets containing vegetable dye that when chewed after brushing reveal any remaining plaque on the tooth surfaces that has been missed with the brush.  They are ideal […]

Hidden Sugars

  At Creative Smiles we often have patients say that they don’t eat sweets,biscuits or have fizzy drinks yet they have decay occurring. Sugar is a sly creature and turns up in the most unexpected places! So if you want to avoid eating excess amounts you need to be prepared to do some label reading. A […]

Toothpaste: Choosing the right one for YOU!

At Creative smiles the team are often asked which is the best toothpaste to use. The world of toothpastes can seem like a mine field, you only have to look at any supermarket and you will see rows of plaque busting, breath freshening, fluoride and cavity control, sensitivity and whitening toothpastes all with that guarantee […]