Mental health conditions are on the rise, but a new study of young adults suggest its effects extend into the physical.
Many who suffer from mental health conditions experience other symptoms besides helplessness and sadness, including exhaustion, aches and pains. With depression often bearing such physical symptoms, it’s perhaps little surprise then that a recent study discovered that young adults who identify depressive symptoms are more likely to experience oral health […]
Boosting your immunity this cold and flu season? Don’t forget about your mouth!
As we approach winter, we start to stock up on multivitamins to keep us feeling fit and on top form. But vitamins and minerals are also essential for a healthy mouth. Here are some of the major players to keep your teeth and gums in good shape as we enter […]
Remember Austin Powers? The British smile has always been derided, but is the criticism grounded in truth?
As Brits, we’re used to jokes at our own expense. And we’ve been pretty resigned to the years’ worth of taunting from our American friends about the state of our teeth. But research from YouGov suggests all may not be as we think. Minding the gap The polling body set […]
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 […]
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 […]
Have you heard about oil pulling but not sure what it entails? We take a look at this latest oral health fad.
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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…
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 […]
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…
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. […]
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.
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 […]