Blog category: Healthy eating & lifestyle


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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Kids eat five times more sugar during summer holidays

During summer holidays sugar consumption goes through the roof – we’ve got some stats that will put your teeth on edge!
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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 […]

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Embrace summer with a smile: the best and worst summer foods for your teeth

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?
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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 […]

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Are your cavities a sign of a bigger problem?

Most of us need treatment for a dental problem at some point. But could recurrent issues be a sign of another health condition altogether?
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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 […]

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Is milk actually good for your teeth?

This World Milk Day, we peel back the foil on whether the white stuff really is that good for your teeth…
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How often do you hear that milk is essential for strong teeth and bones? But you might also have noticed that milk contains lactose, a form of sugar. So is milk actually good for your teeth? As it’s World Milk Day on 1st June, we thought we’d address the facts… […]

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6 signs you’re consuming too much sugar

These days sugar is in everything, meaning we often overindulge. But what are the signs you’re eating too much?
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With the World Health Organisation recommending we eat no more than 25 grammes of added sugar a day – or around 6 teaspoons – many of us are already consuming more of the white stuff than we should. For children, this should be no more than 19 grammes. But a […]

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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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