Are You Giving Your Teeth The Brush Off?

New statistics show that millions of people are likely to give cleaning their teeth the brush off. A further one in five people are most likely to forget flossing. The findings have been revealed by the British Dental Health Foundation as part of its National Smile Month Campaign. The results of the survey also show […]

Damage Caused by Sports and Energy Drinks

Sports drinks and Energy drinks are becoming more and more popular these days but what a lot of people don’t realise that both the drinks have extremely high acid levels. These levels undoubtedly cause irreversible damage to teeth by eroding their protective enamel layer.   Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth and is […]

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 […]

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a disorder that affects the muscles of the jaw. This disorder is characterized by pain where the jawbone and the skull meet, the temporomandibular joint. This joint is located on either side of the head and just in front of the ears.  TMJ causes pain and discomfort associated with jaw […]


Toothbrushing is a simple task, but lots of people brush their teeth incorrectly, either skipping around the teeth so much that they don’t really clean anything, or rubbing so hard that they actually damage their teeth and gums. No matter how good you try to brush your teeth, some bacteria will always be left behind. […]

Choosing the Right Gum Shield

A gum-shield is an appliance you wear in your mouth if you play a sport that involves contact to 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 following blows […]

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 […]

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 are not true! Providing you practice excellent oral hygiene and cut down […]

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 […]