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
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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…
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 […]
There’s one part of our mouths we often overlook… Are you keeping it clean?
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 […]
From virtual reality to 3D printing – and even growing your own teeth! – we explore the future of dental care.
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 […]
It won’t replace a doctor’s note to get you out of work or PE, but a sprained tooth really does exist!
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 […]
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 […]
Loose Women presenter Stacey Solomon recently admitted that pregnancy left her needing veneers. But can pregnancy really ruin your teeth?
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 […]
It’s officially summer! That means barbeques a plenty, thirst-quenching refreshments and long days spent outdoors. But what are the best and worst foods for your teeth this summer?
We might have already been treated to a heatwave, but many of us are hoping the sun lasts well into the summer holidays! After all, nothing feels as good as firing up the barbie on a sizzling July day and inviting all your mates round. But whether you’re hosting or […]
Most of us need treatment for a dental problem at some point. But could recurrent issues be a sign of another health condition altogether?
Being told you have a cavity can be a concern. However, most adults have missing or filled teeth, so it’s not uncommon. But what about if you’re experiencing more and more dental problems? From swollen gums to cavities and tooth grinding, these could actually be symptoms of a much bigger […]