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Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. Straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health. Straight teeth can reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Swollen, red gums can often be the result of having teeth that […]

Gum and Heart link-‘Most direct evidence yet’

Research has shown for the first time that as gum health improves, progression of atherosclerosis slows to a clinically significant degree. Atherosclerosis, or the narrowing of arteries through the build-up of plaque, is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and death. The researchers followed 420 adults as part of the Oral Infections and […]

It’s Mouth Cancer Awareness Month 1st – 30th November!

Mouth Cancer Action Month is a campaign run by British Dental Health Foundation, which raises awareness and improves understanding about oral cancer in both the public and the profession. Around 6000 people will be diagnosed with mouth cancer in the UK alone this year and without early detection half will die. Know the risks, smoking, […]

Mouth Ulcers

Mouth ulcers are very common they affect at least 20% of the population and are more common in women than men. Thankfully they are not contagious so sharing a glass or cutlery will not pass them from one person to another. There are three main types: Minor ulcers – these are the most common type […]

Choosing the Right Gum Shield

A gum shield is an appliance you wear in your mouth if you play a sport that involves contact with the mouth, e.g., rugby, soccer, boxing, hockey, etc. The first report of gum shields being worn was in boxing in 1913; even then, it was realised that this simple device reduced the incidence of knock-outs […]

Dental Facelifts

Having cosmetic dentistry can have a positive effect on your overall facial profile. The case photos below show this very well. This middle-aged lady’s face (as you can see from the before photograph) has collapsed. This is due to the resorption of bone and the wear of her old lower, upper, and lower dentures.  This […]

ABB ‘Align, Bleach & Bond’

Another Top Result Using ABB at Creative Smiles in Just 9 Months! This young lady from Belfast came to Creative Smiles concerned about the alignment, colour, and shape of her teeth. She was very unhappy with her smile, to the extent that she covered her mouth when speaking. She was aware of her teeth all […]

Hidden Sugars

At Creative Smiles, we often have patients say that they don’t eat sweets, biscuits, or fizzy drinks, yet decay is occurring. Sugar is a sly creature who 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 lot […]

Tooth Straightening at Creative Smiles!

Tooth straightening using orthodontic braces is becoming one of Creative Smiles’ most popular smile makeover treatments! We like this type of dentistry as it provides our patients with a conservative option. By using this conservative and noninvasive approach to treatment, we are able to move the patient’s own teeth into alignment in order to make […]