We are often asked, by new mums and dads, when is the best time to start bringing their baby to the dentist? We generally say to book them in when their first baby teeth appear. However, it is also good to get babies and young children familiar with the surrounding environment so bringing them to yours or their siblings appointments is a good idea as they get to watch what's going on.
Today is European Gum Health Day. Your gums are important because they hold your teeth securely in place. But did you know that they also affect the health of your body? Gum disease is linked to many serious health problems in the rest of your body including stroke, diabetes and heart disease.
Easter is nearly upon us and for many that means chocolate! The supermarkets shelves are stacked high with chocolate eggs and children are looking forward to Easter egg hunts. It is especially important to remember your dental routine over the Easter period. Your oral health doesn't have to suffer if you take the right precautions. Here are a few dental tips from the team at Langmans:
Monday 20th March is World Oral Health Day, an International day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and the importance of practising good hygiene habits from childhood into old age. This year's campaign theme is 'Live Mouth Smart'
Dentures are a great alternative to missing teeth, but many denture wearers find that they struggle to keep them secure, have experienced sore spots or that they make it hard to speak clearly and difficult to eat certain foods.
A dental nurse's responsibilities are complex and we thought you might like to know what their day involves.
Our day starts with making tea, most importantly caffeine fuels a nurse. We then start setting up our surgeries obviously washing our hands first using the correct hand washing techniques which are displayed around the practice. We start by turning on all the equipment and making sure it's in full working order.
Have you ever wondered where your nurse is going when you see her dashing off with a box in her hands?
She's taking the dirty instruments to our dedicated decontamination room where they will be thoroughly cleaned and sterilised in accordance with the Department of Health HTM0-105 guidelines we adhere to.
With Christmas just a few days away, we are all getting ready to enjoy the festivities. At this time of year, it is difficult to abstain from the sugary treats that seem to be everywhere. One of the major enjoyments is sharing food and drink with family and friends.
This November, Langmans Dental Health Centres have been supporting the Oral Health Foundation by raising awareness of oral cancer.
On November 16th we supported Blue Wednesday by joining the #bluelipselfie campaign.
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in the UK. It’s a fast and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile.
The single most important thing to remember when looking for teeth whitening treatment is that it must, by law, only be carried out by a dentist, or a hygienist on a dentist’s prescription.