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10 year olds in the UK have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar!

The latest Change4Life campaign is asking parents to “Make a swap when you next shop” to halve their children’s sugar intake from some everyday food and drinks. Children have already exceeded the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18 year old by the time they reach their tenth birthday, according to Public Health England (PHE). This is based on their...

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The Christmas Culprits!

We know the temptation may be strong and your oral health may be fairly far down on your Christmas to-do list however, here are a few things you could try and avoid over the Christmas holiday to keep you smiling! Discussed will be some common ways you could be unknowingly damaging your teeth over the festive period. Christmas toffees Year upon...

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This week we have been discussing cold sores.

What is a cold sore? A cold sore is a raised area of small, fluid-filled blisters. They usually happen where the lip joins the surrounding skin. The blisters are painful and dry up to make a yellow crust which gradually heals in a few days. Cold sores usually appear when people are ‘run down’, or ill with something else: for...

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November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month. When you have your regular dental examinations as well as checking for any potential cavities or gum disease your dentist is also checking for early warning signs of medical conditions such as mouth cancer. It’s important to attend your recommended examinations set by your dentist as catching the signs early can be life-saving. As...

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Patient Testimonials

We’ve had some wonderful feedback from our patients over the past few months that we’d like to share with you all. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we have. “Vanessa is friendly whilst maintaining her professionalism, she is efficient yet reassuring and explains throughout what she is going to do or is doing. Vanessa explains what to expect...

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Ashley swims around St. Michael’s Mount for the Chestnut Appeal!

We are very proud to say that Ashley- our dental nurse- completed her charity swim around St Michael’s Mount over the weekend, currently having raised 308% of her target! Wow! Having never swam this distance in the sea, she trained hard with the help of our Hygienist, Kay. Ashley decided to take the plunge and swim the 1.5 miles in support of...

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Tooth Sensitivity

What can cause tooth sensitivity? Worn tooth enamel from using a hard toothbrush or brushing with excessive force. Tooth erosion as a result of highly acidic foods and beverages, bulimia or gastroesophageal reflux disease. A cracked filling or tooth Gum recession that leaves the root surface exposed. Consequently, the teeth can be more prone to sensitivity as the surfaces of...

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You’re probably forgetting to brush this part of your teeth

Dentist visits can often be full of surprises, despite most of us thinking that we are brushing our teeth correctly and flossing regularly enough. It is important to reinforce how to brush our teeth with the proper technique and take care of our overall oral health. Brush for at least 2 minutes twice a day Floss daily and/or use an...

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Would you give up your can of coke if it had a picture of rotten teeth on it?

Researchers say cigarette-style graphic warnings would encourage us to cut back on sugary drinks, therefore helping to reduce numbers of type 2 diabetes, obesity and tooth decay. Regardless of socioeconomic background, age and their level of education, participants of a study- undertaken by Deakin University- were 36% less likely to choose a sugary drink when a health warning label was...

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Caring For Milk Teeth: Everything Parents Need To Know

NHS statistics in England highlight that the number of under children under 10 requiring hospital treatment because of tooth decay, is now double the number who need help for a broken arm. Another shocking statistic and according to NHS Children’s Dental Survey, a third of five-year olds and nearly half of eight-year olds in the UK are showing signs of decay...

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