The holidays are renowned as a time for indulgence. But research shows just how that Christmas tipple could affect the bacteria in your mouth...
It’s not just Santa who enjoys a drink at Christmas! And with the festive season upon us, we can expect our alcohol consumption to increase. But even one tipple a day could disrupt the bacteria in your mouth, putting your dental health at risk. That’s according to recent research into […]
For many it’s the ultimate symbol that the holiday season is upon us, but support for the Big Red Truck seems to be waning...
Christmas adverts help make the season special, and one in particular has been a favourite since it was first introduced in 1995. Coca-Cola’s Holidays Are Coming ad has led to the brand’s famous red truck touring the country every December, dishing out free fizzy drinks to the public. But it […]
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 […]
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 […]
Before you throw caution to the wind this Valentine's Day, here’s something you might not know... Tooth decay is contagious!
All over the world this February 14th, people will be celebrating feeling that little bit more amorous. But have you ever paid attention to your mate’s dental hygiene? You might think it’s odd we ask, but perhaps it’s time you did. What a lot of people don’t know is that […]
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 […]
Latest research suggests we underestimate how much sugar is in our diet by as much as 50%. So what can we do about it?
A recent nationwide study which monitors sugar levels in the body as opposed to relying on consumers’ reports suggests we eat far more sugar than we admit to. The study was conducted on 498 women and men aged 19 years and over and published in the journal Plos One. The […]
Jay hadn’t brushed his teeth for almost his entire life. Here’s what it looks like, and what he did about it…
If you were watching Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies back in January, you might have seen Jay, 21, a patient who hadn’t brushed his teeth for 20 years – essentially his whole life. As a child, Jay hadn’t been pressured to take care of his teeth, and this led to him […]
Could your teen be experiencing one of these four common dental problems?
The summer holidays means more time to spend together as a family. And that means you might become more aware of your child’s dental habits and problems. We look at 4 common teen dental problems to be aware of and why summer is the best time to treat them… Teeth […]
Fluoride is essential for healthy teeth. But what is it, how do you get it, and can too much be dangerous?
If you’ve ever been to see our Notting Hill dental hygienist here at Number 18, they’ll likely have made sure you’re using fluoride toothpaste. That’s because fluoride can help prevent tooth decay. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral found in drinking water, toothpaste, varnishes and a variety of […]