Eight reasons to quit sugar

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These are some of the recent headlines about sugar… “Removing sugar from diet for just nine days can have ‘dramatic results’, new study claims.”  Independent “Sugar is as dangerous as alcohol and tobacco, warn health experts.” The Telegraph “Sugar is addictive, warns top doctor.” The Times Sugar seems to have replaced fat as the number one food to avoid due …

The good, the bad and the microbiome

What is the ‘oral microbiome’ and how can you manage yours?

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Most bacteria are good for you! The average mouth is teeming with around 296 different types of bacteria, officially known as the ‘oral microbiome.’ These bacteria can be sub divided into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, the balance of which has important health implications.

Take eggs-tra special care of your teeth this Easter

Top tips on how to look after your teeth this Easter

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With the supermarket shelves stacked high with Easter eggs of all shapes and sizes, our season of chocolate feasting is about to start. But are we in danger of turning it into a festival of gluttony? What is a sensible amount of chocolate to eat and does it really matter?  Here, Hygienist Jo Dickinson shares her advice on how you and …

To juice or not to juice

What impact do juice diets have on your oral health?

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With so many diets to choose from, it’s hard to know which one is best, which one suits your lifestyle, and most importantly which one includes foods that you actually enjoy to eat? There are many variations of diets which focus upon differing the ratio of macros (carbohydrate, fat, and protein) such as: low carb high fat, low carb high …

Think before you grab a soft drink!

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The term ‘soft drink’ covers a vast array of beverages from carbonated, sports and energy drinks to fruit juices, dilutables and bottled waters. In the UK, we consume around 14 billion litres of soft drinks each year, with children and adolescents being most likely to consume more than any other age group. Here, Dentist, David Bretton, considers the effects of …

Supporting teenagers

How to support teenagers to look after their teeth!

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Our teenage years are the toughest ones that we go through as the transition from childhood to adulthood is rarely a smooth one. Sometimes in the midst of all this, our teeth can get overlooked – storing up big problems for the future. Here, Dental Hygienist, Jo Dickinson, explains the ways in which our teenagers are damaging their teeth and …

Help your little ones look after their pearly whites

#Smileforlife infographic – Tips and advice to help you to look after your children’s teeth

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Filled with facts, figures and handy tips, our infographic is a perfect guide to get you thinking about how to help your little ones to look after their pearly whites. From how to brush their teeth properly to ensuring they have a tooth-friendly diet, this infographic has it covered!

Fruit: a healthy go-to or an oral health nemesis

What impact does fruit have on our oral health?

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We’re all aware of the Government’s health initiative encouraging us to consume at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day to improve our health. Fruit and vegetables contain many substances that are of massive benefit to our health including an array of vitamins, minerals, and very potent antioxidants. However, as a result of our increasing awareness of the …

Tis the season to overindulge

How to look after your teeth during the Christmas period

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Even the most dedicated gym bunnies tend to overindulge at Christmas time, and why not? A day or two of overindulgence during the festive season won’t do us much damage in the long-term, in fact, it can help us to maintain a healthy relationship with food! Media reports suggest that we can eat a staggering 6000 calories on Christmas day! …

Oral health habits - myth buster

Myth busting guide to common oral health habits

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We’ve all got habits, good and bad, and when it comes to our oral health, we’re no different. But, how do you know when these habits are doing more harm than good? Here’s Dental Hygienist, Jo Dickinson’s myth busting guide of some of our more common habits.