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 […]
There’s no hiding from smart technology…even your diet can be monitored with this new piece of kit!
Have you ever been tempted to twist the truth about how many biscuits you had with your cup of tea? Well, a new piece of tech is putting paid to that! With smart wearables such as fitness watches increasingly helping us to live healthier lives, it wasn’t going to be […]
Latest research suggests we underestimate how much sugar is in our diet by as much as 50%. So what can we do about it?
A recent nationwide study which monitors sugar levels in the body as opposed to relying on consumers’ reports suggests we eat far more sugar than we admit to. The study was conducted on 498 women and men aged 19 years and over and published in the journal Plos One. The […]
Autumn is just around the corner and whether you’re heading back to school, back to the office or just want to implement a new, healthier you – it all starts with what you eat in a morning.
A good breakfast is often heralded as the best way to set you up for the day ahead. But a recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey found that on average children were consuming 11g of sugar at breakfast in the form of cereals, spreads and juices – that’s almost three […]
Have you seen headlines like ‘give kids crisps not raisins’ and wondered whether the world was turning on its head? We explain…
Speaking to The Times, Ben Atkins, who is a dentist and also a spokesperson for the British Dental Association, recently advised parents to give children crisps rather than raisins and other dried fruit as a snack. The reason? Well it’s actually quite simple. Dried fruit is high in sugar and […]
Details of the long-awaited ‘sugar tax’ were finalised in the recent Budget. But what does it mean for you…and our nation’s teeth?
It’s long been known that sugar is bad for your teeth. But scientists have recently linked high sugar intake to obesity – as well as other diseases such as diabetes. That’s why Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed in the latest Budget that there will be a tax on sugary drinks coming […]
Is there one particular bad habit you want to curb in the new year for better dental hygiene? Here are our top suggestions for a healthier mouth in 2017.
New Year is such a great time! Everyone is much more positive after a relaxing holiday with family and friends, which tends to put us in a more reflective mood. If you want to break a bad habit for a healthier you in 2017, you might find our solutions to […]
Planning on baking for the holidays? Stevia is the latest alternative to sugar that could help you enjoy a treat without ruining your dental routine and diet.
The holidays are almost upon us, and whether you’re baking a chocolate yule log or a handmade babka – you might already be worrying about ruining your healthy eating plan. But have you thought about swapping sugar for healthier alternatives? Swap sugar for sweetener We associate holiday foods with lots […]
Is there a natural way to get whiter teeth in time for Christmas? Number 18 Dental has the lowdown.
A white Christmas might be unlikely in Notting Hill, but you can get a whiter smile to show off in those family Christmas photos. But is there a way to get whiter teeth naturally? We explore the options. Teeth whitening toothpaste Some teeth whitening toothpastes and chewing gums can help […]
Are you at risk of mouth and throat cancer? The good news is they can be prevented with simple lifestyle changes. Read our guide to learn how to reduce your risk.
You might be surprised that mouth and throat cancer is the eighth most common type of cancer in the UK. What’s more, around 91% of cases are linked to lifestyle. This Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (19-23 September), we’re shining a light on how you can prevent this disease. […]