Blog tag: dental 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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Are Brits’ teeth really worse than Americans’?

Remember Austin Powers? The British smile has always been derided, but is the criticism grounded in truth?
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As Brits, we’re used to jokes at our own expense. And we’ve been pretty resigned to the years’ worth of taunting from our American friends about the state of our teeth. But research from YouGov suggests all may not be as we think. Minding the gap The polling body set […]

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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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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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Dental trauma: what is it and how do you treat it?

If you’ve been involved in an accident, you might have suffered dental trauma. Knowing what to do can help save your smile…
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Trauma doesn’t just affect the mind, it can also leave its imprint on you physically. Dental trauma is the name given to injuries affecting the teeth, and they usually occur following an accident or a heavy impact while playing sports. But even innocuous bad habits like biting your nails or […]

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Mercury fillings: what you need to know

Are mercury fillings safe? Why is the EU restricting their use in children? We discuss everything you need to know…
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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 […]

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Can pregnancy ruin your teeth?

Loose Women presenter Stacey Solomon recently admitted that pregnancy left her needing veneers. But can pregnancy really ruin your teeth?
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She might be famous for her perfect white smile, but in her column for The Sun, singer and presenter Stacey Solomon recently said that being pregnant with her second child left her with decaying teeth resembling “brown pegs” where she’d previously never even needed a filling. According to Stacey, “In […]

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How good is a vegetarian diet for your teeth?

More and more of us are choosing a vegetarian diet, but is it a great choice for your teeth? We assess the facts…
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With almost 3 million vegetarians in the UK, and more and more of us going veggie, it looks like we’re beginning to make healthier choices when it comes to diet. But there’s some debate about how good a vegetarian diet is for your teeth. We thought we’d break it down […]

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