Is a paleo diet good for your teeth? A 13,000-year-old skeleton suggests not

27th May 2017 | Blog

Modern dentistry dates back to the late 17th century when French surgeon, Pierre Fauchard (the father of modern dentistry) recognised the links between sugar and tooth decay and developed the first instruments for filling cavities. It might come as something of a surprise then to discover that stone age man was already carrying out dental […]

What is enamel erosion and how to prevent it?

21st May 2017 | Blog

Most people know that sugar is one of the prime causes of tooth decay but how many of us realise that there’s a whole host of other products out there which could be attacking our teeth throughout the day. Whilst sugar will always be the main culprit, even a very healthy sugar free diet can […]

The NHS takes on the soft drink industry

3rd May 2017 | Blog

With levels of childhood tooth decay soaring, the NHS have reacted by setting hospital shops a tough target. In 12 months’ time, the sales of sugary soft drinks will have to be reduced to just 10 per cent of their total drink sales annually or they will be banned completely. The decision will affect WHSmith, […]

How to look after your baby’s first teeth

26th April 2017 | Blog

Tooth decay is the single biggest cause of children being admitted to hospital in the UK and, alarmingly recent research by the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons suggests that trend is increasing with baby teeth extractions up 24% in a decade. Not looking after first teeth can store up a […]

6 bizarre facts about teeth

20th April 2017 | Blog

In a bid to draw attention to World Oral Health Day this March the UK’s leading dental charity, the Oral Health Foundation published a set of interesting oral statistics and some bizarre teeth facts. Did you know for example that if a person follows brushing guidelines then they’ll spend as much time brushing their teeth in […]

Could Easter eggs be good for your teeth?

13th April 2017 | Blog

Although it may seem unbelievable, there is some evidence to suggest that chocolate could be a superfood for your mouth. Recent research released in England, Japan and the US indicates that eating chocolate could actually help reduce tooth decay. There’s even a suggestion that compounds within chocolate may replace fluoride one day. Antioxidants do the […]

Is Great Britain great at oral hygiene?

6th April 2017 | Blog

For many years, British oral health and bad teeth have been the butt of American jokes, from Austin Powers to the Simpsons’ Big Book of British Smiles. A recent survey carried out by YouGov, however, suggests that this is more fiction than fact. Ironically, beneath the glossy smiles of Hollywood, the US actually ranks very […]

Seven lesser-known facts about gum disease

27th March 2017 | Blog

Gum disease is one of the most common health conditions in the world with most adults having it to some extent. Despite its prevalence though, how much do people really know about it? Gum disease: the facts 1. The early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis and is usually accompanied by bleeding gums […]

Vaping is healthier than smoking for your mouth? – don’t kid yourself

18th March 2017 | Blog

There’s been a lot in the press over the last year about vaping not being as safe as many people have been led to believe. Part of the problem is that it’s relatively new and no one has any definitive data about long terms health effects. There’s also a growing debate about whether e-cigarettes are […]