For many it’s the ultimate symbol that the holiday season is upon us, but support for the Big Red Truck seems to be waning...
Christmas adverts help make the season special, and one in particular has been a favourite since it was first introduced in 1995. Coca-Cola’s Holidays Are Coming ad has led to the brand’s famous red truck touring the country every December, dishing out free fizzy drinks to the public. But it […]
Are mercury fillings safe? Why is the EU restricting their use in children? We discuss everything you need to know…
You might have them in your mouth right now, but they’ve been the cause of a bit of a stir in dental health lately. We’re talking about mercury fillings, which the EU recently decided to restrict the use of in children under 15. But why? While amalgam – or silver […]
During summer holidays sugar consumption goes through the roof – we’ve got some stats that will put your teeth on edge!
School’s out – and it seems so are the rules on dental care! A recent survey polled 1000 parents of 2 to 17-year-olds and found that one third admit to letting their children consume as much as five times more sugar over the summer holidays than at other times of […]
Weaning your baby off breast milk is a rite of passage. But it’s also a time to take extra special care of their teeth.
We all know how important it is to look after children’s teeth as early as we can. So with the first National Weaning Week taking place from 7-13th May, we thought we’d give some advice to mums about how to care for your baby’s teeth when weaning. Weaning your baby […]
The government recently called on parents to limit the snacks they give to children. But does that go far enough, and can you really stop kids from snacking anyway?
In the new year, the government issued some advice on snacking to try to address the obesity and tooth decay epidemic in the UK. They recommended that parents should only give children snacks under 100 calories and that they should limit them to two a day. This sounds like a […]
Could your teen be experiencing one of these four common dental problems?
The summer holidays means more time to spend together as a family. And that means you might become more aware of your child’s dental habits and problems. We look at 4 common teen dental problems to be aware of and why summer is the best time to treat them… Teeth […]
Have you seen headlines like ‘give kids crisps not raisins’ and wondered whether the world was turning on its head? We explain…
Speaking to The Times, Ben Atkins, who is a dentist and also a spokesperson for the British Dental Association, recently advised parents to give children crisps rather than raisins and other dried fruit as a snack. The reason? Well it’s actually quite simple. Dried fruit is high in sugar and […]
Details of the long-awaited ‘sugar tax’ were finalised in the recent Budget. But what does it mean for you…and our nation’s teeth?
It’s long been known that sugar is bad for your teeth. But scientists have recently linked high sugar intake to obesity – as well as other diseases such as diabetes. That’s why Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed in the latest Budget that there will be a tax on sugary drinks coming […]
Tooth decay is one of the biggest childhood diseases, and figures suggest it’s getting worse.
If you’re a parent, you’ll know children love eating and drinking all the wrong things! In fact, it can sometimes be difficult to get them to see the importance of looking after their teeth. And it can be even more worrying to hear that statistics have shown a decline in […]
Easter is a great time to get together with family and enjoy a bit of chocolate. But if you’re worried about ruining you or your child’s oral health regime, we’ve got some advice to help you out.
As spring approaches, it can feel as though it’s one celebration after another. Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and now Easter – all these occasions mean chocolate is everywhere we turn, which can be hard if you are trying to cut back on sugar. We might be dentists but […]