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Bruxism

If you are unhappy with your smile due to damaged, chipped and cracked teeth or you have larger spaces between teeth than you would like, then cosmetic bonding may be an option for you.

Composite bonding uses the same material as that used in white fillings (composite) but in this case it is used to change the appearance of a tooth. It is called bonding because the material used bonds to the tooth.

Bruxism

The 22nd–28th October 2018 marks Bruxism Awareness week.

Bruxism is the clinical term for the grinding of teeth and clenching of the jaw. It can occur when you are awake or asleep but the latter is the most common, affecting almost 80% of bruxers.

You may not know that you grind your teeth while you are asleep. It may be a bed partner that first notices the grinding sounds and noises.

How to look after your dentures

Dentures are a very common solution to missing teeth, particularly for patients missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. Whether you are new to dentures or have worn them for many years, it's really important to understand how to care for them to increase their longevity for years to come.

Just like with natural teeth dentures are susceptible to plaque and food build up. Denture care is important to keep your gums and any remaining teeth healthy.

broken tooth

Nearly 50% of children will have some type of injury to a tooth during childhood. Many of these are preventable. While most traumatic injuries occur in children and teenagers, people of all ages can be affected. We see tooth trauma from all sorts of situations such as falls, sports injuries, playground injuries, fighting, car accidents etc. Accidents happen, and knowing what to do can be the difference between losing and saving the tooth.

Flossuary

I first mentioned the idea of Flossuary a couple of years ago in a staff meeting. There was quite a lot of laughing and nothing much more was said about it!

I've been a hygienist here for over 14 years so have spent many an hour, sitting on my stool, trying to think of ways to motivate patients to improve their oral hygiene. One of the things I say to my patients when I'm trying to introduce something new, whether its switching to an electric toothbrush or cleaning in

Dental Check by One Campaign

So, when should you start taking your baby to the dentist? If we were to ask a selection of new parents we would more than likely hear different answers: when they've got their first tooth, when they've got all their milk teeth, when they are old enough to co-operate, around the age of 3 etc etc.

Avoid a 'Prosecco Smile'  this Christmas

Prosecco has become an increasingly popular drink over the last few years due to its cost, sweetness and the fact it contains less calories than champagne. Women in particular are choosing it as their drink of choice.

But did you know that Prosecco is particularly bad for your teeth?

Looking after your dental health during pregnancy

Pregnancy is such an exciting and busy time but what with morning sickness, antenatal classes, baby showers and numerous shopping trips your dental health could well be the last thing on your mind. However, it is even more important to look after your dental health during pregnancy. Changes in hormone levels mean that some dental health conditions specifically affect pregnant women. These are generally nothing to worry about but mean it is crucial to take extra care of your teeth and visit us regularly.

Looking after our children's teeth

Toddlers teeth can prove very problematic...first you get all the fun of teething with your child being more grizzly than normal with bright red cheeks and non-stop dribble and then you have the new problem of trying to brush these new shiny teeth!

My daughter is 2 and a half and no exception. Some days she brushes her teeth with no drama, other days tooth brushing can be a real battle!