Blog category: Dental hygiene & oral health


Holidays are coming…but support for fizzy drinks seems to be waning

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...
Holidays are coming…but support for fizzy drinks 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 […]

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What vitamins and minerals do you need for a healthy mouth?

Boosting your immunity this cold and flu season? Don’t forget about your mouth!
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As we approach winter, we start to stock up on multivitamins to keep us feeling fit and on top form. But vitamins and minerals are also essential for a healthy mouth. Here are some of the major players to keep your teeth and gums in good shape as we enter […]

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Get mouth smart: Arm yourself with these mouth cancer facts

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, so we’re sharing some facts about this disease.
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Mouth cancer has been in the news a lot of late. From BBC 6 Music DJ Mark Radcliffe confirming he is taking a break from presenting to have treatment for mouth cancer, to a study claiming that air pollution is a contributing factor. November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, and […]

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EXPOSED! 12 dental myths that are total hocus pocus

In a world of fake news, it’s hard to know what’s true. This Halloween we’re exposing some of the most common dental myths
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It might be Halloween, but we want to shine the light on those common dental fears and misconceptions so that you can feel better about your dental hygiene. Read on as we expose these 12 dental myths for the hocus pocus they are! 1. Brushing harder means cleaner teeth In […]

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Could an apple a day keep the dentist away?

It’s National Apple Day on 21st October, so we thought we’d take a look at the benefits of apples to keep your teeth sweet!
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The saying goes that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But it could also help to keep the dentist away too. How so? Apples are an optimum fruit if you’re looking to eat healthily and keep your smile in great condition. Here are a few benefits of apples […]

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Is your smile making you look older?

Are you reluctant to show your pearly whites this World Smile Day because you think smiling makes you look older? You wouldn’t be the only one…
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We all want something to smile about but sadly, over one in four of us hate smiling because of our teeth. But maybe that’s nothing to be surprised by. Signs of age don’t just manifest on your skin, they also affect your bones. And since your teeth are formed from […]

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The best kept secret to a healthier smile?

There’s one part of our mouths we often overlook… Are you keeping it clean?
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When it comes to looking after our teeth, many think that brushing twice a day and flossing are enough. But they still wonder why they fall prey to tooth decay. Well, the answer could be right on the tip of your tongue. The secret to a healthy mouth? A healthy […]

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What is the future of dental care?

From virtual reality to 3D printing – and even growing your own teeth! – we explore the future of dental care.
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Technology moves so fast you only have to blink and you’ve missed the latest innovation! However, developments in dentistry have been relatively slow to hit the dental surgery. Let’s take a look at some surprising research which could shed light on the future of dental treatment… Smart devices Some electric […]

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A sprained tooth? Yes, it’s a real thing!

It won’t replace a doctor’s note to get you out of work or PE, but a sprained tooth really does exist!
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If you’ve ever bitten down on your tooth and thought Ow! – then you might assume you’re in need of a filling. But there could be another explanation. Sprained tooth syndrome (also known as STS or a bruised tooth) is real, and just like any other part of your body, it’s […]

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Why does my jaw hurt? We explore TMJ disorder…

If you find it difficult to open your jaw, experience clicking and popping or misaligned teeth, you might have TMJ disorder. But what is it?

At Number 18 Dental, we see a fair few patients who are convinced they have something wrong with their teeth when in actual fact they’re experiencing pain associated with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ works like a hinge, which connects your jawbone to your skull. If you experience difficulty […]

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