A recent report from Public Health England has revealed that more than one in four five-year-olds and one in five 12-year-olds in local authorities with water fluoridation schemes had no tooth decay compared to those in local authorities without. The use of fluoride in improving oral health is one that has been […]

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 […]

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 […]

Office desk ‘grazers’ risk oral health

Acid attacks caused by food are more frequent and prolonged Dentists and hygienists have revealed that people who snack throughout the day are a key group at risk of developing oral health problems. Snacking, rather than eating three meals a day, prevents the mouth’s pH levels from stabilising and the acid attacks caused by food […]

5 amazing facts about your toothbrush!

1.  The commonly used practice of putting a cap on your toothbrush is actually more detrimental as the moisture entrapped in the cap favours bacterial growth. 2.  It has been advised not to store your toothbrush within 6 feet of a toilet as the airborne particles from a toilet flush can travel this distance! 3.  […]

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 […]

Brushing Baby’s Teeth

Brushing baby’s teeth and paying close attention to his dental care is more important than many parents realize. Keeping your baby’s teeth clean may not always be easy – when they clamps their jaws shut, it can be difficult to persuade them to open them – but getting a routine established early in life can make things easier […]

Halitosis – Bad breath

Fresh breath is important to everyone and not least when you get up close and personal. Bad breath (halitosis) is incredibly off putting and very difficult to handle for all concerned. While most cases of halitosis are related to a cause within the mouth there are other, rarer sources of halitosis. Bad Breath in the […]