Invisible Braces – are they Really all that Subtle?

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If you had braces as a child, you might have visions of metal train track braces that are permanently fixed to your teeth, looking unsightly and make your mouth feel uncomfortable too. Now, there are much more modern solutions, namely Invisalign braces, which straighten your teeth without involving large sets of metal braces. Are they really as good as they seem? One of the best things about Invisalign is that they are removable so you aren’t stuck with feeling that you have to wear your braces all of the time. You can take them out when you are socialising, or simply to give them a... Read More »

Having your Teeth Whitened for your Wedding

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Many people will make all kinds of preparations for their wedding day – it’s one of the biggest days of your life and you will want to look your best. Some people grow their hair for years so they can have the hairstyle of their dreams, others spend months looking for the perfect dress – or perhaps you will do both of these things and more! Cosmetic teeth whitening ahead of a wedding is now a popular procedure, giving you the smile of your dreams ahead of your big day. There’s nothing worse than feeling self conscious when people are looking at you, and only... Read More »

Food and Drink to Avoid for Oral Health

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Many foods and drinks can cause serious damage to your teeth and impact on your oral health over time. It’s best to either avoid these foods completely, or to have them in moderation – it depends on your current oral health as to what your dentist will recommend. These are some of the worst culprits of bad oral health: Alcohol. Drinking alcohol can dry your mouth out, making it difficult for your mouth to cleanse itself. Over time, this can lead to a higher risk of tooth decay and infections. Lemon and citrus. Whilst there are many other health benefits, citrus can wear away tooth... Read More »

Is a Private Dentist Really Better?

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Private dentistry costs far more than seeing a dentist on the NHS, but can it really be worth the extra money? There are some significant reasons that mean many people prefer to see a private dentist – here are some of the key things to remember: You can see a hygienist as well as a dentist. This service is not normally available on the NHS, unless you already have a specific problem. If you want to keep your teeth clean and maintain good oral health, it is an excellent idea to visit a private hygienist. There is high-tech equipment. An NHS practice will have all... Read More »

Flossing Every Day – is it Important?

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Flossing is one of those things we all know we should do, but all too often, we just don’t get around to it – it seems an unnecessary barrier between you and your bed at night time! But just how important is it to floss? It is actually very good for your overall oral health if you floss between your teeth, preferably twice a day. It will help you to keep your mouth feeling fresh, if nothing else, because it gives you a very deep clean. The action of flossing removes any buildup of plaque from between your teeth and around your gums, preventing it... Read More »