Can thumb-sucking damage your child’s teeth?

Prolonged thumb-sucking, as well as dummy use, can have a negative impact on your child’s smile over time. Most often, babies, toddlers and small children resort to thumb-sucking or dummy use as a way to soothe themselves or calm anxiety. While thumb-sucking and dummy use do have their benefits, they can be detrimental to your […]

The Real Tooth Fairy

The Tooth fairy disguises its magic in a (usually blue) scrub and dental mask – not quite the fairy tale description we give our children. If you have ever been unfortunate to experience chronic tooth pain, you will relate to the abundance of gratitude you have for your dentist when they fix your teeth and […]

Are we maximising the benefits of brushing our teeth?

The simple task of brushing our teeth seems so easy for us, but are we doing it properly? We have brushed our teeth for as long as we can remember and with time we have created bad habits. What we don’t want is brushing our teeth to be pointless. Here’s a list of mistakes we […]

Should we be taking supplements for the health of our teeth?

We all know by now how important it is to fuel our bodies with the right amount of vitamins and minerals every day. Taking care of your body’s well-being with a balanced diet is key to maintaining a healthy life, but is incredibly necessary in keeping our teeth and gums healthy, too.  Ideally, your daily […]

10 Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist in Manchester

There are over 46,000 dental practitioners in the UK. Finding a good cosmetic dentist in Stockport is a world of its own. The dentistry field is on the rise, which gives you more of an opportunity to find a cosmetic dentist in the Stockport area. However, there are certain things you should know before moving […]

Everything You Need to Know About The Dental Implant Process

About one million people in the UK have false teeth of some kind. When most people think of false teeth, they think of dentures. However, dentures don’t have to be your only option. If you’re missing any adult teeth, you may be able to have a permanent dental implant. These look and function like your […]

These Six Signs Indicate You May Need Braces

Your teeth are one of the first things people notice when they first meet you. A great smile can go a long way when meeting someone new and making a memorable impression. But if your teeth aren’t so perfect, you may have to consider talking to an orthodontist about whether or not you need braces. […]

The True Cost of Not Replacing a Missing Tooth

Most people are aware of the impact missing teeth have on our appearance. Missing teeth can make our faces appear sunken, aged, and reduce our confidence. But have you ever wondered about the health implications of not replacing a missing tooth? According to a study conducted by the University College London and Harvard University, the […]

A Simple Guide: Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Dentophobia, or a fear of the dentist, is extremely common. Statistics suggest that around 12% of us suffer from extreme dental anxiety. The British Dental Association says that 25% of the UK population suffer from some sort of anxiety before visiting the dentist. We suspect that this number is a lot higher. The most common […]

Ten Great Benefits of Invisible Braces

Do you smile without showing teeth? Perhaps your smile isn’t your strong suit. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be. It may not have occurred to you to consider braces, thinking that the time to get them is long passed. Many adults nowadays are getting braces. They certainly don’t have the stigma that they used […]

Can you improve your oral hygiene routine?

Whether you want to maintain your white smile or reduce the risk of dental problems, improving your oral hygiene is always a good idea. We all find ourselves staring into the bathroom mirror in the morning or in the evening before we carry out the most mundane task of our day – brushing our teeth. […]

Should We Be Scared of Sedation?

Sedation in dentistry can be daunting for those who don’t know much about the procedure. Dental anaesthesiologists are specially trained to give all levels of sedation and anaesthesia to both children and adults. Sedation providers take the time necessary to review the patient’s medical history with their treatment plan, to determine a personalised anaesthetic plan […]

Can you be too old for braces?

Is there such a thing as a brace age restriction? There is no such thing as a brace age restriction. You are never too old to have a smile you have always dreamed of. A healthier smile means a healthier you. Braces are available for everybody. Whether you are 8 or 88, as long as […]

What are Veneers?

The dictionary definition of a veneer is ‘’A plastic or porcelain coating bonded to the surface of a cosmetically imperfect tooth’’.  The word ‘veneer’ comes from the French word ‘fournir’ meaning to furnish. Just as you would ‘furnish’ your home, you can furnish the appearance of your teeth with veneers and achieve that perfect, straight, […]

Is Fluoride Good or Bad?

You will have probably heard a debate on whether fluoride is good or bad for you by now. The debate has been highly polarised this past few years and has resulted in simplistic, often emotional viewpoints. Fluoride is a mineral which is found naturally in some food and water. Low levels of Fluoride are naturally […]

How do you make over a smile?

A smile makeover is improving the appearance of a smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as Quick Straight Teeth see through braces, composite bonding, dental veneers and dental implants.  The cost can vary between as little as a few hundred pounds up to thousands of pounds. Generally, for example, having eight upper […]

Why are dental implants so expensive?

Dental implants are the superior option when replacing missing teeth, and they don’t come with any further costs like bridges and dentures do. They have a lifespan of up to 15 years and require no special care, just your usual brush and clean, and they don’t cause damage to any adjacent natural teeth. Taking all […]

Why are my dentures loose?

A loose denture can be painful, uncomfortable and even embarrassing. Trying to maintain and repair dentures can be time consuming and expensive.  Dentures become loose for different reasons – bone resorption is the most common reason. The process is your gums beginning to shrink because they are no longer being used to hold your teeth […]

How do teeth break?

Has your tooth broken and you can’t figure out why?  Our teeth are really strong, but with the many stresses and strains that they have to endure, they can crack, chip and break.  Common causes of these breaks can include: Facial trauma following an accident Eating something hard Damage from sports Untreated cavities can cause […]

What makes a good toothpaste?

All toothpastes do the same thing – they clean our teeth, right? Not exactly.  They all clean our teeth but by using different ingredients to do it. Choosing the best toothpaste for you is a personal matter. We all have preferences when it comes to flavour, texture and ingredients. It can be a real challenge […]