Blog tag: oral health


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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Here’s why you should see a dentist before your operation

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.
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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 […]

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What is oil pulling, and does it work?

Have you heard about oil pulling but not sure what it entails? We take a look at this latest oral health fad.
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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 […]

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Banished the crisps? Beware posh popcorn!

We all like to make healthier moves in the new year, but switching to popcorn could mean you bite off more than you can chew!
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Ah January, the time we all commit to making healthier choices. For many of us, our weakness is crisps, but there’s a new rival in the field – and it’s meant to be healthier. You’ve probably come across websites, bloggers and nutritionists raving about the low-fat value of popcorn and […]

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Is a paleo diet good for teeth?

If you’re embarking on a paleo diet for the new year, then do you still need to visit a dentist? We have the low down…
Is a paleo diet good for teeth - Number 18 Dental Notting Hill dentist

It’s a new year, and likely over the festive period you’ve been thinking about how to make healthier choices. For many, that means going on a diet, and one of the most popular is the paleo diet – also known as the Caveman diet. What is a paleo diet? A […]

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10 bad habits you didn’t know were ruining your teeth

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…
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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. […]

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6 ways to indulge AND look after your smile this Christmas

It’s coming! But in case you’re worried about your healthy eating plan going to pot, here are 6 tips to help you smile healthy even while you indulge.
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It’s Christmas! The end of a VERY long year and we’re all looking for a bit of downtime during the holidays. But what if you want to keep your smile happy and healthy yet still indulge? It can be a difficult time of year with so many sweet treats and […]

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All I want for Christmas is…coal? The truth behind the teeth-whitening fad

You might have seen charcoal teeth whitening kits and toothpastes online and in-store. But do these work and are they dangerous?
All I want for Christmas is coal - Notting Hill dentist

Heard the one about the woman who used charcoal to whiten her teeth? It sounds like the opening to a bad Christmas cracker gag, but unfortunately, it isn’t! Activated charcoal – a reheated and oxidised form – is one of the latest beauty fads being touted to give you a whiter […]

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Are bad teeth genetic?

If you have always blamed your parents for your frequent dental visits, there’s some new research you might be interested in…
Are bad teeth genetic? Number 18 Dental Notting Hill dentist

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 […]

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How to get rid of morning breath (that could wake the dead!)

Don’t give your partner a fright this Halloween, here are some top tips on how to get rid of morning breath…
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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 […]

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