Strong, healthy teeth don't happen by accident. They are the result of a combination of factors relating to your diet and lifestyle, but the most important factor by some distance is good oral hygiene. Here are 10 simple tips you can follow to help ensure you have strong, healthy teeth and good oral hygiene: Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice daily: last thing at night is very important and, of course, during the morning before you leave for work. Ideally, use a fluoride toothpaste or one recommended by your dentist or hygienist. Use a toothbrush that has a small- to medium-sized [...]
Dried fruit has long been thought to contribute to tooth decay, but what does the science say?
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. It often occurs due to a build-up of plaque, or bacteria, that accumulates on the teeth. Untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis which is far more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis include red and puffy gums, that often bleed when a person brushes their teeth. Gingivitis is preventable with good oral hygiene, i.e. frequent brushing and flossing. In addition, an antiseptic mouthwash may help. The problem is that, in the initial stages of gingivitis, patients often don't even know they have it. There are two [...]
According to new research from scientists at King's College London, sipping acidic drinks such as fruit teas and flavoured water can wear away teeth and damage the enamel. The team found that drinking fruit teas between meals and savouring them for too long increased the risk of tooth erosion from acid. The research, published in the British Dental Journal, looked at the diets of 300 people with severe erosive tooth wear. Fruit squashes, cordials, fruit teas, diet drinks, sugared drinks and flavoured water are all acidic and can cause wear and tear to teeth, the researchers said. For more information, visit: [...]
We all know that refined sugar is bad for our health, and especially bad for our teeth. That's why it is important to replace sugary snacks with healthier choices. Download the Change4Life Food Scanner app to discover what’s in your food and drink. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/Start4LifeInformationServiceForParents #TopTipsforTeeth
All the team at Dental Studios Borehamwood would like to wish everyone a Happy Xmas or Chanukah, and a happy, healthy and cavity-free New Year! And, if you experience a dental emergency over the Xmas & New Year period - a crack, a chip or lost filling - don't despair! At Dental Studies we set aside appointment times for emergencies. Call the clinic as soon as possible, and we'll do our very best to help you the same day.
We smile when we are happy, and we frown when we are sad. But did you know that it works the other way round too? Recent studies have demonstrated that our emotions are affected by - reinforced—even triggered—by our facial expressions. Yes - smiling can trigger happiness in you - and in those around you! Forcing yourself to smile - for no reason - can trigger neuroreceptors in your brain and these make you feel happier and researchers have shown that smiling combats stress. Smiling is a powerful tool - read more Contact us today to find out more!
Why not treat yourself to a new, whiter smile this Xmas? Did you know that smiling activates the release of neuropeptides that help combat stress? Neuropeptides are tiny molecules that allow neurons to communicate. They send messages around the whole body when we are happy, sad, angry, depressed, excited. The feel good neurotransmitters dopamine, endorphins and serotonin are all released when you smile! Research shows that a smile can even lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Read more here And, here's a video testimonial from Chloe Newlove on what a new smile did for her!
More than 4 in 10 children under the age of 12 have cavities ( National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research) and over half of them go untreated which leads to permanent damage to the children's teeth. The sad thing is cavities are largely preventable. So, what is a dental cavity? A cavity is a hole in a tooth which occurs over a period time. If your teeth are exposed to acid frequently - e.g. from sugary foods or drinks - the tooth enamel loses minerals and, before you know it, a hole appears. An early sign of lost minerals is a [...]