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Record numbers seeking braces for a beautiful smile

A record number of people are seeking out braces to achieve a celebrity smile the au natural way. More than one million people are looking to braces to bring a beautiful smile back to their faces, rather than undergoing alternative invasive treatments. Clinically recognised, virtually invisible orthodontic treatment, Invisalign, has reported a 25 per cent […]

Oral Health Promotion

Here at Creative Smiles we believe that Prevention is better than cure!  Therefore we feel that it is important to educate children, parents of young children, nursery school staff, child minders and everyone we can on good oral hygiene measures! My name is Leanne and I am Creative Smiles Patient Care Co-ordinator.  I am also a qualified […]

Visiting the Dental Hygienist is good for your heart!

Visiting the Dental Hygienist is not only good for the health of your gums and teeth, it could also protect your heart. Researchers have found that those who have their teeth professionally cleaned and polished at least once a year cut their risk of a heart attack by nearly a quarter. They are also 13 […]

Minimal Intervention Dentistry

  Minimal Intervention Dentistry is a successful way of keeping your mouth dentally fit which in turn can improve your overall general health. It works because it encourages you to work with your dentist or hygienist to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It combines the very best up-to-date knowledge from the team who continually […]

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 […]

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 […]

Smoking & Oral Health

For many years, it has been recognised that smoking and chewing tobacco are bad for our general health, and most people are now aware of that. It can cause a variety of different medical problems and, in some cases, fatal diseases. However, many people don’t realise the damage that smoking does to their mouth, gums, […]

Why is oral health important in Pregnancy?

We hear it all the time: “I lost all my teeth when I had my children,” “My teeth were never the same,” “I lost a tooth for every child.” There are a lot of old wives’ tales about pregnancy and teeth, but most of them are not true! If you practice excellent oral hygiene and […]