Who’s got the best celebrity smile and how to get one like it?

22nd July 2017 | Blog

A survey recently conducted in conjunction with National Smile Month (from 15 May to 15 June), concluded that Julia Roberts and Zac Efron had the UK’s favourite smiles. The full list for both categories can be found below. Keep a look out for Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, both of who would probably have been […]

Do UK children visit the dentist early enough?

17th July 2017 | Blog

The Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of Dental Surgery has recently released data which indicates that eight in 10 children aged between one and two years in the UK did not visit an NHS dentist in 2016/17. Nigel Hunt, the Dean of the Faculty is unequivocal in his view, “in a nation which offers free […]

Demi Moore opens up about stress-related tooth loss

10th July 2017 | Blog

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Demi Moore recently talked about how she lost both of her front teeth through a stress-related condition. Showing Fallon a photo of her smiling with one of the incisors missing, she said, “I’d love to say it was skateboarding or something really cool, but I think it’s […]

Are sports drinks damaging our children’s health?

5th July 2017 | Blog

You may have heard about the sugar levy being applied to soft drinks. It’s a welcome step for UK health experts who see it as an important part of tackling the problems of obesity and the unacceptable levels of tooth decay amongst the nation’s children. Sports drinks can do more harm than good To date, […]

Mind the gap: the importance of flossing

27th June 2017 | Blog

Good oral health isn’t just about keeping a nice smile; the state of your dental health has a profound impact on your overall health and oral disease has been linked to many systemic diseases. Bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease can enter your circulatory system, stimulating the liver to release proteins to fight […]

Can sugar-free gum really reduce tooth decay on a global scale?

23rd June 2017 | Blog

It sounds too good to be true but apparently chewing sugar free gum could have a significant effect in reversing the rising cost of oral health around the world. A recent study commissioned by the Wm Wrigley Jr. Company and published in the American Journal of Dentistry in April this year, found that chewing just […]

Vaping – is it good for your oral health?

13th June 2017 | Blog

May this year saw the introduction of the first regulations to control the sale of e cigarettes and liquids. Largely supported by all the major health bodies, the regulations limit the size and strength of e cigarettes tanks as well as banning certain ingredients, including caffeine. Tobacco smoking is a disaster for oral health There […]

Time to Improve your holiday smile?

5th June 2017 | Blog

With the weather heating up and summer holidays just around the corner, it’s no surprise that thoughts turn to looking your best. Perhaps you’ve started a crash diet to get the perfect beach body or you are planning a new holiday wardrobe, but this could also be the time to consider some aesthetic dental work […]

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 […]