5 Apr 2019

Why Early Orthodontics Could Help Your Child’s Dental Care

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Why Early Orthodontics Could Help Your Child’s Dental Care

A child’s permanent teeth start to come through at age 6 or 7, and at this point potential dental issues can be noted. This is a good time for your child to be assessed for early orthodontic treatment. Key takeaways: As the teeth and jaw are still developing, it can be a good time to […]

2 Apr 2019

W11 Opera for Young People restages SHADOWTRACKS

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W11 Opera for Young People restages SHADOWTRACKS

We were delighted to support the children of W11 Opera and we would like to congratulate them on their wonderful performances. W11 Opera commissions an opera each year with a cast of 70-80 young people aged 9-18.  At the core of W11 Opera are the values of excellence and inclusion.  The most significant achievement of […]

26 Mar 2019

Worst Food for Teeth

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Worst Food for Teeth

Your dentist will tell you that certain foods like snacks and fizzy drinks are just naturally bad for teeth but there are others that can also be damaging unless carefully monitored. Some food and drink to be wary of include: • Bread. Saliva converts the starch in bread to a sugary paste and this can […]

22 Mar 2019

What Are Dental X-rays Used For?

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What Are Dental X-rays Used For?

Dental X-rays can identify a number of oral problems: – X-rays can be used to provide the dentist with a quick summary of a new patient’s dental health as well as track the development of children’s teeth. – Problems such as cavities in between teeth and problems down in the jawbone can easily be identified […]

11 Mar 2019

Did You Know Vaping Can Result in Tooth Loss?

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Did You Know Vaping Can Result in Tooth Loss?

Vaping is considered a healthier alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, however it can actually damage your teeth: – Some of the ingredients in the e-liquid increase bacterial adhesion to the tooth’s surface as well as weakening the enamel, resulting in cavities. – E-cigarettes still contain nicotine, which is harmful to gum tissue; subsequent gum disease […]

6 Mar 2019

Why Oral Care Remains Important During Pregnancy

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Why Oral Care Remains Important During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a time when you may not think about booking your next dentist appointment. Yet research suggests having good oral health can be important for both parent and baby. Key takeaways: Treatment for dental issues such as gum disease and tooth decay, are safe to receive when pregnant. Research has linked gum disease […]

26 Feb 2019

Why Do Cavities Form Even with Regular Brushing?

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Why Do Cavities Form Even with Regular Brushing?

Sadly, as your dentist will tell you, even if you instill a regular tooth brushing routine into your child, they may still get cavities. Brushing alone is not enough to prevent tooth decay. To prevent tooth decay and gum disease in children, parents should: – Supervise brushing with a fluoride toothpaste – Teach the art […]

21 Feb 2019

The Issues of Using a Dummy

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The Issues of Using a Dummy

When you pacify your crying baby with a dummy, you don’t give much thought to the issues it might be causing which can affect future oral health. These issues are that: – The dummy can affect the growth and development of the mouth – The dummy can cause teeth alignment issues “By using a pacifier […]

20 Feb 2019

Are Dental Veneers Durable and Will They Last a Long Time?

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Are Dental Veneers Durable and Will They Last a Long Time?

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment, helping cover issues including crooked and chipped teeth. These thin, porcelain layers are durable and designed to withstand wear and tear. Key takeaways: If looked after properly dental veneers can last over 10 years, possibly as long as 20 years. Longevity of veneers relies on looking after your […]

19 Feb 2019

How To Keep Your Gums Free Of Gum Disease

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How To Keep Your Gums Free Of Gum Disease

Strong and disease-free gums are just as important as healthy teeth when it comes to your overall dental health. Here’s what to do if you want to keep gum tissue in good condition Key takeaways: -Be gentle when brushing and flossing, and use a soft-bristled brush. -Never ignore swollen or bleeding gums. -Reduce stress level, […]