Your dental hygiene isn’t just looked after by your dentist, but your dental hygienist takes an active role in its betterment too. If you’ve never been to see your dental hygienist then you’re missing out professional cleanings, fresher breath, and invaluable advice!
‘We are what we eat’ has never been truer than for your teeth. It’s your teeth that make first contact with the foods and drink you consume, and it’s your teeth that are often the first to tell us that there may be a problem. Are you aware of how a healthy lifestyle, or an unhealthy one, could be affecting your dental health? Here are our lifestyle tips straight from the dentist on how to maintain your dental health.
As fun as Christmas is, it takes a lot of forward thinking and planning, right? Family gatherings, coordinating Christmas dinner with the numerous TV specials, and syncing social calendars is a stretch for lots of us. We’d hazard to guess that amongst all the workplace Secret Santa preparations, school plays, and shopping that your dental hygiene is being pushed further and further down the list of your priorities. You’re not entirely blameless, but sometimes it feels like the easiest option to skip out on brushing your teeth or have that extra glass of white wine. We want to help make your Christmas merry and bright for you and your teeth by providing our guidance on how to maintain your dental hygiene this holiday season!
About 1 in 4 people in the UK are thought to have bad breath on a regular basis. Whether through underlying medical conditions, dental hygiene, or lifestyle choices, its commonly found in members of the British public. Are there ways to prevent the development of bad breath, does it mean something a little more serious, and what should we do about it?
You might be comforted, or conversely a little worried, to learn that bleeding gums are incredibly common in the UK. If you’re noticing spots of blood when you spit your toothpaste into the sink or taste iron your tongue after brushing, then you should visit your dentist. Bleeding gums might be very common, but they’re by no means normal. They can be a sign of something worry that, when left untreated, could lead to tooth loss.