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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’ve just undergone dental work, here’s our 6 tips on how to care for your new filling…
Having to have a cavity filled can leave your mouth feeling a little strange. If you want to know how to care for your new filling, take a look at our 6 tips… 1. Be mindful You will be given an anaesthetic to numb the area of your mouth where […]