Brushing your teeth twice a day should be a very important part of your dental routine. There are many reasons to brush your teeth twice a day, some of them are common knowledge and some of them aren't. We go through ten of the most important reasons below:
1. Save money - Prevention is cheaper than cure! Brushing your teeth twice a day will improve the health of your teeth and gums and help to prevent problems in the future - leaving you with lower dental bills.
2. Fresh Breath - Bacteria... Read more
Happy 2015 from everyone here at Grosvenor Place Dental Practice! How are your New Year’s resolutions going? It’s hard to break old habits or make new ones, which is what resolutions are all about. But if we can all just stick to one new habit, let’s choose not to be so hard on ourselves.
Why we’re bad at New Year’s resolutions
Most resolutions fail because they’re just too difficult. Getting fit is a prime example. Vowing to get up early for a five-mile run three times a week ... Read more
More than 6,700 people in the UK were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year. The disease has increased by a third in the last decade, and remains one of the few cancers predicted to rise in the future. Mouth cancer claims over 2,000 lives every year – more than cervical and testicular cancer combined.
There are factors that increase the chance of developing the disease, but mouth cancer can affect anybody – that’s why raising awareness of this silent killer is so important.
Mouth C... Read more
When should I start brushing my child's teeth?
Your baby will start getting their first teeth at around 6 months old. Even if they only have 1 tooth to begin with, start brushing straight away. Regular cleaning will help stop decay. And it will be the beginning of a healthy routine that will stick with them for life. Brush their teeth twice a day; once in the morning and again at bedtime:
Use a soft toothbrush with a small head
Use small circular movements brushing o... Read more
Appearances matter, and having stained or discoloured teeth can make us feel self-conscious and even create a poor first impression. A match.com survey says of the 10 things men judge women most on, teeth came top at 58%. And for women, bad teeth are a deal breaker, with 78% saying teeth are the thing they notice most about men. So what's causes tooth staining and what can you do about it?
Why do teeth get stained?
Teeth can become stained or yellow in 2 ways: either stains buildup on the ... Read more
It's normal to take our oral health for granted until there's a problem. In fact, a survey for National Smile Month found that millions of us would cancel a trip to the dentist to go to the pub, cinema or clothes shopping. If that's the case, what other basic dental health measures are we skimping on?
Are you brushing right?
The advice to brush teeth twice a day is not new. But while many of us have good intentions, sometimes we simply forget or don't make time for tooth care. And, when we do ... Read more
Anybody who has ever had a toothache will testify that it’s one of the worst pains imaginable. When you hear the word ‘tooth pain’ it sounds pretty harmless. It isn’t until you actually experience a toothache that you realise just how unbearable it can be. So what exactly is it and why does it occur?
Understanding tooth pain
Tooth pain can affect the teeth and the jaws and it is considered to be the first sign of tooth decay. It affects people differently. Some will feel constant p... Read more
If you are planning on getting away for some sun in the final few months of the year, you may be interested to learn more about some of the facts surrounding holidays and how particular types of holiday can have implications on your oral health.
Beach holidays and trips to hot countries are understandably a very common choice of holiday for British people. These types of holidays are not quite as popular with dentists, however, as the warmer climates often encourage a short but intensive change... Read more
The importance of brushing your teeth is a notion that is wise to instil in children from an early age. If you are able to provide a routine for your child whereby they are aware of how often they need to brush their teeth, the likelihood is that they will carry a positive attitude towards oral health as they grow up.
You can begin the process from a very young age. For babies, you can use a soft toothbrush to brush their gums at bath time, even allowing them to do so themselves if supervised... Read more
Brushing your teeth twice daily has long been the recommended way to keep them healthy, and if you are doing this you are going a long way to ensuring that your teeth remain in good condition.
On top of your daily routine brushing, maintaining a healthy general lifestyle is an effective way of looking after your teeth. Drinking alcohol, smoking, and a poor diet are known to be contributors to problems with teeth, and it is therefore important to keep a close eye on what you intake in order to... Read more