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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]