During summer holidays sugar consumption goes through the roof – we’ve got some stats that will put your teeth on edge!
School’s out – and it seems so are the rules on dental care! A recent survey polled 1000 parents of 2 to 17-year-olds and found that one third admit to letting their children consume as much as five times more sugar over the summer holidays than at other times of […]
If you find it difficult to open your jaw, experience clicking and popping or misaligned teeth, you might have TMJ disorder. But what is it?
At Number 18 Dental, we see a fair few patients who are convinced they have something wrong with their teeth when in actual fact they’re experiencing pain associated with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ works like a hinge, which connects your jawbone to your skull. If you experience difficulty […]
Loose Women presenter Stacey Solomon recently admitted that pregnancy left her needing veneers. But can pregnancy really ruin your teeth?
She might be famous for her perfect white smile, but in her column for The Sun, singer and presenter Stacey Solomon recently said that being pregnant with her second child left her with decaying teeth resembling “brown pegs” where she’d previously never even needed a filling. According to Stacey, “In […]
It’s officially summer! That means barbeques a plenty, thirst-quenching refreshments and long days spent outdoors. But what are the best and worst foods for your teeth this summer?
We might have already been treated to a heatwave, but many of us are hoping the sun lasts well into the summer holidays! After all, nothing feels as good as firing up the barbie on a sizzling July day and inviting all your mates round. But whether you’re hosting or […]
What won’t we do for likes in the modern age? From putting glitter on our tongues to charcoal on our teeth, we look at the latest four teeth trends.
As dentists, we’ve seen our fair share of disturbing sights! But perhaps the worst offenders aren’t the results of neglected teeth and gums, but the things people voluntarily do to their teeth. Here are some of the latest teeth trends. Tooth jewellery No, we don’t mean necklace charms shaped like […]
Most of us need treatment for a dental problem at some point. But could recurrent issues be a sign of another health condition altogether?
Being told you have a cavity can be a concern. However, most adults have missing or filled teeth, so it’s not uncommon. But what about if you’re experiencing more and more dental problems? From swollen gums to cavities and tooth grinding, these could actually be symptoms of a much bigger […]
This World Milk Day, we peel back the foil on whether the white stuff really is that good for your teeth…
How often do you hear that milk is essential for strong teeth and bones? But you might also have noticed that milk contains lactose, a form of sugar. So is milk actually good for your teeth? As it’s World Milk Day on 1st June, we thought we’d address the facts… […]
These days sugar is in everything, meaning we often overindulge. But what are the signs you’re eating too much?
With the World Health Organisation recommending we eat no more than 25 grammes of added sugar a day – or around 6 teaspoons – many of us are already consuming more of the white stuff than we should. For children, this should be no more than 19 grammes. But a […]
More and more of us are choosing a vegetarian diet, but is it a great choice for your teeth? We assess the facts…
With almost 3 million vegetarians in the UK, and more and more of us going veggie, it looks like we’re beginning to make healthier choices when it comes to diet. But there’s some debate about how good a vegetarian diet is for your teeth. We thought we’d break it down […]
Weaning your baby off breast milk is a rite of passage. But it’s also a time to take extra special care of their teeth.
We all know how important it is to look after children’s teeth as early as we can. So with the first National Weaning Week taking place from 7-13th May, we thought we’d give some advice to mums about how to care for your baby’s teeth when weaning. Weaning your baby […]