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Is it possible to reverse tooth decay?

What is tooth decay? Decay occurs when acid created by the interaction of everyday sugars and bacteria eats into the enamel and dentine of the tooth. When left untreated, the acid results in a painful hole, or cavity, which is what sends most of us running to the dentist for a filling, root canal –…
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Mouth Piercings and your dental health

How many of you have tongue or lip piercings, or know someone with one? There are many issues that can arise from these types of piercings, so let’s start at the beginning. Much like anywhere else on the body a new piercing in the oral cavity is effectively an open wound, making it prone to…
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Sugar and children’s dental health

The British Dental Association (BDA) has been campaigning for public health legislation that helps to limit the amount of sugary food and drink children consume in the UK. They support the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges report (2013), which recognises that current strategies are failing to improve the diet and health of children and that…
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More to your hygiene visit than you realised

For around a decade now research has investigated the relationship between gum disease (periodontal disease) and general health. There is strong evidence for relationships between gum disease and heart disease and diabetes. Poor gum health increase risk of future heart disease and affects blood sugar levels. It has recently been shown that improving gum health…
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Dentistry in a positive TV spotlight!

Welcome to our first blog! In these regular blogs we hope to keep you informed about developments at our practice and more generally in dentistry as a whole. Please feel free to join in with the conversation on our Facebook page. Let us know what you think about what we are doing, how we do…
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