Blog

Advice after an extraction

Advice, Blog Leave a comment  

Following these simple instructions will help you to recover quickly from dental extraction or minor oral surgery.

After local anaesthesia, your lips tongue cheek will be numb, so be careful not to chew your lip or eat and drink things that may be too hot. Read more


Keep your smile sweet – spot hidden sugar

Advice, Blog Leave a comment  

Look how much sugar is hidden in foods, snacks and drinks. Every sugary snack causes an acid attack on your teeth for up to an hour after you eat, leading to decay.

Reduce decay by having any sugary snacks at the same time as a meal instead of in between. Read more


Principles of tooth brushing for our patients

Advice, Blog Leave a comment  

  • Brushing should start as soon as the first baby (deciduous) tooth erupts.
  • Brushing should take place twice a day – clean teeth last thing at night before bed and at least one other time each day.
  • Children under 3 year should use toothpaste containing no less than 1,000 ppm fluoride.

Read more


Healthy eating advice to help prevent dental decay

Advice, Blog Leave a comment  

Dietary advice to prevent dental decay

  • The frequency and amount of sugars should be reduced.
  • Sugary foods should only be eaten at meal times.
  • The consumption of foods and drinks should ideally be limited to four times a day.
  • Sugars (excluding those naturally present in whole fruit) should limited to less than 60g per person per day, for young children this will be around 33g per day.

Read more