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Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is most often used to improve the appearance and alignment of teeth and correct problems with the bite. Your dentist will need to refer you to an orthodontist. Benefits of Orthodontics  Correction of dental crowding and straightening of the teeth Correction of the bite so that the front and back teeth meet evenly Reducing […]

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Importance of Medical Histories

Why do I need to share my medical history with my dentist? Your dentist will ask you for a thorough medical history, including your lifestyle activites (such as smoking and drinking alcohol). In this questionnaire you should mention everything about your health, even if you think it doesn’t relate to your mouth. Your dentist especially […]

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Mouth Cancer

Since November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month, this blog is dedicated to explaining signs and symptoms of Mouth Cancer, and providing information on what you, the patient, can do to help prevent it. Mouth Cancer, also known as Oral Cancer, is where a tumour develops in the lining of the mouth. It may be on […]

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European Gum Health Awareness Day

Did you know that gum disease (periodontitis) is a major public health problem affecting 45% of UK adults and their quality of life? Periodontitis damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. It is also linked to other serious conditions such as heart disease. Symptoms You may experience the following symptoms from periodontitis: […]

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Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is an effective way of lightening the colour of your teeth without damaging the tooth surface. Each person is different; and like our hair and skin colour, each person’s teeth also vary. Very few people have brilliant-white teeth and as we get older, our teeth can discolour. Your teeth can also be stained […]

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Hidden Sugars

Sugary drinks can be hazardous to your teeth, but do we know how much sugar is in our drinks? Do we realise that even “healthy” drinks can contain a lot of sugar? There has been a big trend in juicing and smoothie drinks, but these contain hidden sugars. Sugars found naturally in whole fruits are […]