A glass of wine can be the ideal way to unwind at the end of a long day. But many of us make this crucial mistake after drinking a glass…
If you enjoy a nice glass of red, you’re probably only too aware of the major downside associated with it – a mouth that resembles the inside of a wine bottle! That’s when many people usually reach for the toothbrush, but if that includes you, then you might want to […]
During a stressful week at work, many of us indulge in a bit of sugar therapy. But has our office ‘cake culture’ got out of hand?
Are you a cookie fiend? Is your boss a doughnut dealer? Whether it’s colleagues’ birthdays, retirement parties or just a treat to celebrate the end of the working week – the workplace is becoming a site of sugar temptation! And now, one senior dentist has spoken of the health risks this […]
Our Number 18 dentists got the chance to get up close and personal with the Crossrail project. And they found some striking similarities…
It’s not every day you get to explore the deep cavities of a major engineering project. But that’s what the Number 18 team did when they donned their hard hats for a check-up on the Crossrail project set to improve London travel. And they found that it all looked very familiar. […]
We all enjoy treating ourselves to a coffee, but many of the luxury drinks sold in coffee shops contain alarming amounts of sugar, which can cause tooth decay and other diseases
How often do you enjoy a coffee out? Perhaps on your way to work, or while catching up with friends? Going to a coffee shop was once a treat, but as the number of cafes on our high street has increased, we are visiting them much more frequently. And along […]
Gingival sculpting is a cosmetic periodontal procedure that reshapes the gum tissue around your teeth.
Gingival sculpting is a cosmetic periodontal procedure that reshapes the gum (gingival) tissue around your teeth. The procedure should be carried out safely by a qualified professional and usually takes a few days to a week to recover from. What are the causes of uneven gums? You may have uneven […]
The removal of wisdom teeth is a relatively safe and common dental procedure.
Wisdom teeth are the teeth found at both ends of the upper and lower jaws. The removal of wisdom teeth is a relatively safe and common dental procedure. When you need to remove a painful wisdom tooth, your dentist will guide you through the entire process. When to consult a […]
Fluoride improves dental health by helping to prevent tooth decay so it is added to toothpaste and, in some areas, to the water supply.
What should you know about fluoride? Fluoride is a mineral usually found in water and some foods, including tea and fish. Fluoride improves dental health by helping to prevent tooth decay so it is added to toothpaste and, in some areas, to the water supply. What is tooth decay? Tooth […]
Your teeth are important because they help in chewing, in swallowing, and in speech. However, too many people take dental health for granted which leads to gum and teeth problems.
Your teeth are important because they help in chewing, in swallowing, and in speech. However, too many people take dental health for granted which leads to gum and teeth problems. The teeth also shape the contours of the face. That is why healthy teeth are so important. Moreover, a set […]
Tooth decay is entirely preventable and the best way to avoid it is to brush teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day, for at least two minutes.
Tooth decay is caused by plaque, which dissolves the outer layers of the teeth. It is also known as dental caries. Plaque is a white, soft substance that sticks to teeth; it is made up of the bacteria from decomposing food and saliva. It rarely causes any symptoms until it […]