Spring is the ideal time to give your mouth a deep clean. And since it's World Oral Health Day, why not make a commitment to your teeth...
Though most of the country is still under the threat of snow, it’s officially spring at last. And since the first day of spring coincides with World Oral Health Day, why not give your mouth a spring cleaning in time for those warm days and weekends away? Here are 4 areas […]
Faced with the daunting prospect of having to go into hospital for an operation, not many people realise they need to get their teeth checked first.
If you’ve recently been informed that you need to have an operation for cancer, a hip replacement or other major surgery, you’ll likely be advised to attend a dental check up. Many don’t expect this to be the first stage of their preparation for surgery, but it makes perfectly good […]
Have you heard about oil pulling but not sure what it entails? We take a look at this latest oral health fad.
Contrary to the current fascination of beauty bloggers and magazines with oil pulling, this ancient dental practice dates back 3,000 years. What is oil pulling? With its roots in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling uses natural ingredients to rid the mouth of toxins, debris and bacteria. While scientific research is […]
There are some habits you probably didn’t know impact your teeth. If you’re thinking of setting a New Year’s resolution, see if you’re guilty of any of these…
Are some of your bad habits becoming a problem for your teeth? Here are the top ones to kick in 2018. Using teeth as tools Have a habit of opening everyone’s bottle with your teeth? We hardly need to state the dangers of risking a chipped tooth or a crack. […]
If you have always blamed your parents for your frequent dental visits, there’s some new research you might be interested in…
It’s a question many of us have asked when we find ourselves making a hasty emergency dental appointment. Are bad teeth genetic? Well, some new research suggests the answer is no. A study conducted on twin siblings discovered that while a few factors, including the appearance of our teeth, are […]
Don’t give your partner a fright this Halloween, here are some top tips on how to get rid of morning breath…
Whether you’ve been keeping vampires at bay with a bit too much garlic, or you’ve simply let your dental hygiene slide, we’ve got some tips to say RIP to morning breath. First, it helps to know what causes morning breath. It might make you squirm to hear it, but bad […]
Women’s hormones can affect their whole bodies – including their mouths. Find out how to protect your teeth in our new three-part series on women and dental health.
What’s going on in our bodies can be reflected in our mouths, and vice versa. That’s why we decided to take a look at the important connection between women’s health and oral health. In our three-part guide, we’ll discuss puberty, pregnancy and menopause, and how you can ensure your teeth […]
With World Oral Health Day just around the corner, we take a look at how technology can improve your dental health.
Monday 20 March is World Oral Health Day and dental practices wide and far are pledging to help patients ‘live mouth smart’. In the 21st century, technology plays an increasingly large role in our lives. So at Number 18, we got to wondering how it can improve your dental hygiene […]
We’re delighted to bring some of the latest dental technology to Number 18 Dental. Find out how the EMS Air-Flow system of air polishing can benefit your smile…
Isn’t it great when you visit the hygienist and she leaves your teeth clean, stain-free and silky soft? Well, now Number 18 patients can experience this on a whole new level. Our recently installed EMS Air-Flow system means we can give your teeth the best possible clean during dental and […]
Sometimes referred to as an oral health practitioner, a dental hygienist is a vital part of the efficient operation of any dental surgery.
When you hear the term ‘dental hygienist’ you probably think of the assistant who sits beside the dentist’s reclining chair during your check-up or treatment, and records the details of what’s being carried out by your dentist. This much is true, but the role goes far beyond that, and a […]