Remember Austin Powers? The British smile has always been derided, but is the criticism grounded in truth?
As Brits, we’re used to jokes at our own expense. And we’ve been pretty resigned to the years’ worth of taunting from our American friends about the state of our teeth. But research from YouGov suggests all may not be as we think. Minding the gap The polling body set […]
November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, so we’re sharing some facts about this disease.
Mouth cancer has been in the news a lot of late. From BBC 6 Music DJ Mark Radcliffe confirming he is taking a break from presenting to have treatment for mouth cancer, to a study claiming that air pollution is a contributing factor. November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, and […]
In a world of fake news, it’s hard to know what’s true. This Halloween we’re exposing some of the most common dental myths
It might be Halloween, but we want to shine the light on those common dental fears and misconceptions so that you can feel better about your dental hygiene. Read on as we expose these 12 dental myths for the hocus pocus they are! 1. Brushing harder means cleaner teeth In […]
It’s National Apple Day on 21st October, so we thought we’d take a look at the benefits of apples to keep your teeth sweet!
The saying goes that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But it could also help to keep the dentist away too. How so? Apples are an optimum fruit if you’re looking to eat healthily and keep your smile in great condition. Here are a few benefits of apples […]
Are you reluctant to show your pearly whites this World Smile Day because you think smiling makes you look older? You wouldn’t be the only one…
We all want something to smile about but sadly, over one in four of us hate smiling because of our teeth. But maybe that’s nothing to be surprised by. Signs of age don’t just manifest on your skin, they also affect your bones. And since your teeth are formed from […]
If you’ve been involved in an accident, you might have suffered dental trauma. Knowing what to do can help save your smile…
Trauma doesn’t just affect the mind, it can also leave its imprint on you physically. Dental trauma is the name given to injuries affecting the teeth, and they usually occur following an accident or a heavy impact while playing sports. But even innocuous bad habits like biting your nails or […]
There’s one part of our mouths we often overlook… Are you keeping it clean?
When it comes to looking after our teeth, many think that brushing twice a day and flossing are enough. But they still wonder why they fall prey to tooth decay. Well, the answer could be right on the tip of your tongue. The secret to a healthy mouth? A healthy […]
Are mercury fillings safe? Why is the EU restricting their use in children? We discuss everything you need to know…
You might have them in your mouth right now, but they’ve been the cause of a bit of a stir in dental health lately. We’re talking about mercury fillings, which the EU recently decided to restrict the use of in children under 15. But why? While amalgam – or silver […]
From virtual reality to 3D printing – and even growing your own teeth! – we explore the future of dental care.
Technology moves so fast you only have to blink and you’ve missed the latest innovation! However, developments in dentistry have been relatively slow to hit the dental surgery. Let’s take a look at some surprising research which could shed light on the future of dental treatment… Smart devices Some electric […]
It won’t replace a doctor’s note to get you out of work or PE, but a sprained tooth really does exist!
If you’ve ever bitten down on your tooth and thought Ow! – then you might assume you’re in need of a filling. But there could be another explanation. Sprained tooth syndrome (also known as STS or a bruised tooth) is real, and just like any other part of your body, it’s […]