The holidays are renowned as a time for indulgence. But research shows just how that Christmas tipple could affect the bacteria in your mouth...
It’s not just Santa who enjoys a drink at Christmas! And with the festive season upon us, we can expect our alcohol consumption to increase. But even one tipple a day could disrupt the bacteria in your mouth, putting your dental health at risk. That’s according to recent research into […]
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 […]
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 […]
We know gum disease can cause tooth loss, but new research suggests it could also affect healthy brain function.
Is there a new reason to take good care of your teeth and gums? Recent research published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy found that those who have long-term gum disease are 70% more likely to suffer from dementia. While the Taiwanese study didn’t prove a direct link, it did find […]
Continuing our two-part series on women’s dental health, we look at the effects of pregnancy on your mouth and how you can keep your teeth strong…
The second part of our three-part series on women’s dental health focuses on how pregnancy affects your teeth and gums. While pregnancy is one of the most exciting times, here at Number 18 Dental, we also see a lot of expectant mums who are concerned with how to look after […]
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 […]
Do you get a sudden pain when you eat or drink anything hot or cold? You may have sensitive teeth. Here’s what you can do…
It’s thought that 1 in 8 people suffers from sensitive teeth. But how much do you know about this dental problem? What are sensitive teeth? You may have felt a short sharp pain when drinking or eating anything hot, cold, sweet or sour. Sensitivity feels a bit like toothache but […]
Tempted to skip the toothbrush every once in a while? You might want to think again after you read this…
At last – spring has sprung! That means Easter, school holidays and lots of long Bank Holiday weekends to look forward to…not to mention a few late nights for all the family. We’re sure you know the feeling too: the film credits roll up, piles of Easter egg foil litter […]
New research suggests effective brushing could dramatically reduce your chance of suffering a heart attack AND give you a beautiful smile!
We know brushing our teeth helps keep tooth decay at bay. But could it prevent heart attacks? A recent US study published in the American Journal of Medicine came up with some interesting findings that might make you smile! Gum disease and heart disease Previous studies have shown that those […]
Gum disease might have a scary name, but when tackled head on and early enough, you can help to save your smile!
You’re not alone! Most people suffer from gum disease at some point. The best way to treat it is to know what causes it and to act on it. So, what is gum disease? Gum disease is an inflammation that affects the gumline around the teeth. It is caused by […]