Thinking about your toothbrush

Thinking about your toothbrush

Alif Moosajee Dental Health Leave a Comment

As dental care professionals, making sure our patients’ oral health is as good as it can be is of the upmost importance to us. We focus on making sure that our patients have stable mouths that don’t deteriorate due to what are essentially completely preventable diseases. We’re keen to ensure that patients are brushing (most commonly with an electric toothbrush) …

picnic your way to health

A selection of tasty picnic recipes with no added sugar

Natasha Wilcock Dental Health Leave a Comment

A healthy diet is kind to your body and your teeth and can also make you feel great! Overconsumption of added sugar is the leading cause of dental decay and is a major contributor to chronic disease, so it makes sense to reduce our intake. Due to the vast number of foods that contain added sugar, cutting back can be …

BrushUpUK

An introduction to BrushUpUK

Megan Thomas CSR, Dental Health Leave a Comment

BrushUpUK is an exciting and innovative charity providing free oral health education through a volunteer network of qualified oral health educators from local dental practices. BrushUpUK was the dream of our founder, Megan Thomas, starting her career as a dental nurse in 2006 and qualifying as a dental hygienist in 2013. It grew as an idea to create a charity …

Bridge2Aid

The power of community to relieve dental pain

Paul Tasman Dental Health Leave a Comment

Bridge2Aid works in Tanzania – a country with a population of 56 million people and just 495 dental professionals, that’s just one to every 113,000 people. The UK ratio is one dentist to every 2,000 people. Statistics can sometimes be hard to grasp but these tell a straightforward story, one of very poor communities for whom the idea of being …

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Tooth whitening: Everything you need to know

Harriett Boon Dental Health Leave a Comment

They’re everywhere. Just one quick swipe on social media, one flick of the page in our glossy magazines and the perfect pearly whites of our favourite celebrities are shining bright and dazzling us. With cosmetic treatments becoming increasingly accessible to us mere mortals, let’s explore the options and try to answer some common questions along the way.

Gum disease avoid the nightmare

Gum disease – avoid the nightmare

Dr. Dannick Jethwa Dental Health Leave a Comment

Have you ever had that nightmare where your teeth have fallen out then you’ve woken up and checked in the mirror that they are still there? This can become a reality unless we make sure our gums are in good health. Gum disease is the 6th most prevalent disease in the world and it’s the major cause of tooth loss …

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Does your choice of toothbrush really make a difference?

Guest Writer Dental Health Leave a Comment

We asked Dr Alif Moosajee, otherwise known as The Smiling Dentist, just how important your choice of toothbrush is when it comes to looking after your teeth. Here’s what he had to say: ‘A good workman never blames his tools.’ ‘Size doesn’t matter, it’s what you do with it that counts.’ ‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that …

Escape the sugar rush dinner

How to avoid added sugar at dinnertime

Natasha Wilcock Dental Health Leave a Comment

Following on from my blog ‘How to avoid added sugar at lunchtime’, this blog will look at no-added-sugar meal planning strategies for dinner. Many people get home from work in the evening and are too tired to cook so fall back on takeaways or convenience foods such as ready meals, which are often high in added sugar. It is possible …