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How Does Seasonal Change Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

Have you noticed your teeth are more sensitive as the weather gets colder? It’s a common complaint. During colder weather, your teeth can contract slightly, potentially causing microcracks that slightly open whenever you bite down, and which can allow unwanted sensations to penetrate your tooth nerves. Usually, your teeth are protected by tooth enamel, which…

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What is the Life Expectancy of a Filling?

All too frequently, people assume that once a tooth is filled, it’s good for life. While dental fillings can last for several years, they do need replacing periodically. Usually, the average lifespan of a filling depends on the material chosen by your dentist. Other factors that can influence its longevity include your daily oral hygiene…

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Supercharged Foods for Your Teeth

We’ve all heard the saying you are what you eat, and this certainly applies to your dental health. Sugary foods like fizzy drinks and sweets will all contribute to tooth decay. Try to include at least some of these healthy, tooth-friendly foods in your diet. Cheese Cheese is great for teeth because it increases the…

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Periodontal Disease and the Connection to Systemic Diseases

For decades it was thought that diseases affecting the mouth were completely separate from those affecting the body. However, we now know that oral health and particularly periodontal disease is closely connected to systemic health. Periodontal disease or gum disease is now linked to serious systemic conditions including Type II diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease…

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At-Home Guide for Keeping Your Dental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In an uncertain world, there is one thing that you can control, and that is your preventative dental care routine. Practicing good oral care is key to avoid emergency dental appointments for toothaches and other problems. Tooth Brushing and Flossing Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time,…

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Taking Care of Your Oral Health in Self Isolation

During self-isolation, make sure you are well prepared to care for your oral health. Toothbrush Hygiene Keep safe by making sure nobody uses each other’s toothbrushes and that they are stored well away from everybody else’s toothbrush. The damp environment of a toothbrush is ideal for spreading viruses. Use separate toothpaste as well. Continue with…

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What Is World Oral Health Day and What Does It Mean to You?

You may not realise it, but we celebrate World Oral Health Day every March. It’s a time when our dental team think about ways we can inspire our patients to take better care of their dental health. We are all passionate about preventative dentistry as we know it’s the best way to ensure your teeth…

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Yes, You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too This Easter!

You cannot fail to have noticed that the Easter bunny has already visited the shops, leaving a plethora of sugary and tempting treats. Also, we know many patients are planning Easter activities such as Easter egg hunts and other events associated with this time of year. While sugar can be terrible for teeth, there are…

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Keeping Your Breath Sweet all year round

February might be the month of love, but you want to ensure your breath is sweet year-round. There’s nothing worse than the thought that your breath may be offensive, regardless of whether you are in a long-term relationship, are happily single, or would love to meet that special someone. We’ve listed a few simple tips…

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