Dental check by 1

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

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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.

Managing oral health in dementia sufferers

The importance of managing oral health in dementia sufferers

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Dementia is now one of the most common neurological disorders in the older generation. Here, Dental Hygienist, Jo Dickinson, explains why maintaining good oral health in dementia sufferers is so important and how this can be managed.

Think before you grab a soft drink!

David Bretton Dental Health Leave a Comment

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?

Sarah Coulson Dental Health Leave a Comment

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 …

Chew your way to better oral health

Chew your way to better oral health

David Bretton Dental Health Leave a Comment

As a dentist, I’m constantly telling my patients how to look after their teeth and improve their oral health. Most of the messages are similar: see your dentist regularly, brush for two minutes, twice a day, spit your toothpaste out and don’t rinse, use mouthwash at a different time of the day to brushing, floss more, eat less sugar. It’s …

Brush up on your brushing

Brush up on your brushing for National Smile Month

Jo Dickinson Dental Health Leave a Comment

Be completely honest, how long do you take to brush your teeth? The national average is for an individual to spend only 50 seconds cleaning their pearly whites. Believe it or not, dental professionals recommend at least two and a half minutes. In the USA this is even longer, American dental care workers recommend anything up to five minutes!

Sweet talk

Sweet talk

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Earlier this year, the Chancellor announced the introduction of a sugar tax on some sugary drinks. This move was welcomed by many healthcare professionals and campaigners, but what do dentists think of the impending change? Dentists Eddie Crouch, Judith Husband, Petros Mylonas and Paul Worskett met up to share their views on the new tax a few days after the …

Sweet Cravings Part 2

Sugar Cravings – part two!

Becky Hargreaves Dental Health Leave a Comment

I’m just over two weeks into my ‘Ultimate Dechox’ challenge and no one will be more surprised than me to hear that I haven’t actually missed chocolate once! I’ve quickly come to realise that when I was dipping into the biscuit tin or my chocolate stash, I wasn’t doing it because I was hungry – it was just a force …