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 …

Dental check by 1

Over 40% of UK children miss out on free dental check-ups

Alif Moosajee Dental Health Leave a Comment

As both principal dentist at Oakdale Dental and a devoted father, Dr Alif Moosajee is a big advocate of the ‘Dental check by 1’ initiative. The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry is publicising this to ensure all children in the UK see a dentist by their first birthday. Dr Alif explains why he believes the initiative is so important.

Avoid the afternoon dip

How to avoid added sugar at lunchtime

Natasha Wilcock Dental Health Leave a Comment

Following on from my blog ‘How to avoid added sugar at breakfast’, in this blog we’ll take a look at no-added-sugar meal planning strategies for lunch. For many of us, lunch means grabbing a sandwich from the nearest convenient place, often with a chocolate bar and a packet of crisps, this type of eating can mean consuming large amounts of …

How your practice can support Mouth Cancer Action Month

The Mouth Cancer Foundation Dental Health Leave a Comment

Despite everyone’s best efforts, mouth cancer is still on the increase.  In the UK more than 7000 people were diagnosed last year.  It is estimated that about 60,000 people will be diagnosed over the next decade and it remains a cancer which is predicted to increase further in the coming years. Throughout November, dental health and oral cancer charities, dentists, …

Are you mouth cancer aware?

How well do you know your mouth?

Practice Plan Dental Health Leave a Comment

More than 1,800 people lose their lives to mouth cancer each year in the UK and it is believed that many of these people could be saved if the cancer had been diagnosed and treated sooner. Your dentist will perform a full oral health screening during each appointment but with early diagnosis being vital, it is important to know your …