If you’re embarking on a paleo diet for the new year, then do you still need to visit a dentist? We have the low down…
It’s a new year, and likely over the festive period you’ve been thinking about how to make healthier choices. For many, that means going on a diet, and one of the most popular is the paleo diet – also known as the Caveman diet. What is a paleo diet? A […]
There are some habits you probably didn’t know impact your teeth. If you’re thinking of setting a New Year’s resolution, see if you’re guilty of any of these…
Are some of your bad habits becoming a problem for your teeth? Here are the top ones to kick in 2018. Using teeth as tools Have a habit of opening everyone’s bottle with your teeth? We hardly need to state the dangers of risking a chipped tooth or a crack. […]
It’s coming! But in case you’re worried about your healthy eating plan going to pot, here are 6 tips to help you smile healthy even while you indulge.
It’s Christmas! The end of a VERY long year and we’re all looking for a bit of downtime during the holidays. But what if you want to keep your smile happy and healthy yet still indulge? It can be a difficult time of year with so many sweet treats and […]
You might have seen charcoal teeth whitening kits and toothpastes online and in-store. But do these work and are they dangerous?
Heard the one about the woman who used charcoal to whiten her teeth? It sounds like the opening to a bad Christmas cracker gag, but unfortunately, it isn’t! Activated charcoal – a reheated and oxidised form – is one of the latest beauty fads being touted to give you a whiter […]
If you have always blamed your parents for your frequent dental visits, there’s some new research you might be interested in…
It’s a question many of us have asked when we find ourselves making a hasty emergency dental appointment. Are bad teeth genetic? Well, some new research suggests the answer is no. A study conducted on twin siblings discovered that while a few factors, including the appearance of our teeth, are […]
Don’t give your partner a fright this Halloween, here are some top tips on how to get rid of morning breath…
Whether you’ve been keeping vampires at bay with a bit too much garlic, or you’ve simply let your dental hygiene slide, we’ve got some tips to say RIP to morning breath. First, it helps to know what causes morning breath. It might make you squirm to hear it, but bad […]
From how often to what direction and how long – get the definitive answers on how to brush your teeth properly.
It might be one of the first things we learn to do by ourselves, but at Number 18, we often see patients who struggle with their brushing technique. After all, when you learn this skill as a child, you may unknowingly cut corners and take bad habits with you into […]
We know gum disease can cause tooth loss, but new research suggests it could also affect healthy brain function.
Is there a new reason to take good care of your teeth and gums? Recent research published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy found that those who have long-term gum disease are 70% more likely to suffer from dementia. While the Taiwanese study didn’t prove a direct link, it did find […]
Autumn is just around the corner and whether you’re heading back to school, back to the office or just want to implement a new, healthier you – it all starts with what you eat in a morning.
A good breakfast is often heralded as the best way to set you up for the day ahead. But a recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey found that on average children were consuming 11g of sugar at breakfast in the form of cereals, spreads and juices – that’s almost three […]
Tempted to skip the toothbrush every once in a while? You might want to think again after you read this…
At last – spring has sprung! That means Easter, school holidays and lots of long Bank Holiday weekends to look forward to…not to mention a few late nights for all the family. We’re sure you know the feeling too: the film credits roll up, piles of Easter egg foil litter […]