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Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

Posted on: May 1, 2015 by in Dental Implants
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Dental implants offer a very attractive solution for people who’ve lost a tooth. Rather than having a bridge, which can damage neighbouring teeth, implants promise to replace your natural tooth with a prosthetic that’s practically as good as the real thing. Because of the treatment and materials involved, the cost of dental implants represents a long term investment for many people. But how many years of use can you expect to get from your implants? Dental implant success rates There Continue Reading ....

Hidden Sugars Causing Tooth Decay In Children

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Most people know sugar and sweets are bad for our teeth. But many parents are surprised when they find out their children are suffering from tooth decay - even though they think they’re limiting the amount of sugar their little ones eat and drink. The reason is we often don’t realise how much sugar is hidden in our everyday foodstuffs. Natural doesn’t mean sugar-free Products labelled “natural” or “no-added sugar” may seem innocent enough. But they often contain high Continue Reading ....

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New Year’s Resolutions That Are Easy To Keep

Posted on: January 7, 2015 by in Uncategorized
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Happy 2015 from everyone here at Diamond Smiles! 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 seems perfectly Continue Reading ....

Rethink Your Drink – Beat Your Sugar Addiction

Posted on: September 24, 2014 by in Dental Tips, Oral Health
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There are lots of different types of sugar. Ingredients like Sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, hydrolysed starch, invert sugar, corn syrup and honey are all sugars. Watch out for these hidden nasties on your food labels. Our addiction to sugar is linked to obesity, cancer and heart disease. Soft drinks are among the worst offenders of the sugar-laden foods and drinks we consume. When you see how much sugar our favourite soft drinks contain compared to water, it's enough to make you Continue Reading ....

Adult Braces – 5 Key Benefits Of Having Your Teeth Straightened

Posted on: August 19, 2014 by in Straight teeth
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If you're living with crooked or gappy teeth, you'll know how feeling down about your smile can affect your life. Now, more and more adults are turning to fast, discreet braces to get the smile they've always wanted. But are there more reasons why teeth straightening is good for you? Yes! Here are 5 for you: 1. Your teeth will be cleaner It's easier to get at all the surfaces of your teeth with your brush and floss when your teeth aren't overlapping. Cleaner teeth means fresher breath. Continue Reading ....

Tooth Pain

Posted on: April 16, 2014 by in Tooth Pain
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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 Continue Reading ....

Alzheimer’s Link With Poor Oral Hygiene

Posted on: April 9, 2014 by in Uncategorized
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In recent months, a number of publications and reports have drawn attention to studies that have found a possible link between poor oral health and the eventual onset of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Studies at the University of Central Lancashire found that a strain of bacteria found in the brains of patients who had suffered from dementia prior to their deaths was consistent with that found in patients who suffer from gum disease. The unconfirmed theory is that these bacteria Continue Reading ....

How much do you know about your teeth?

Posted on: March 14, 2014 by in Uncategorized
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Teeth are vital to our overall health, helping us to bite and chew food. How much do you know about them? Milk teeth Babies’ teeth begin to develop before they are born, but in most cases don’t come through until they’re between 6 and 12 months old. Most children have a full set of 20 milk or baby teeth by the time they’re three years old. When they reach five or six, these teeth will start to fall out, making way for adult teeth. Adult teeth By the age of 12 to 14, most Continue Reading ....

Dentistry for your child

Posted on: March 5, 2014 by in Uncategorized
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Your child's first trip to the dentist should be initiated as early as possible. There are two main reasons for this: 1) The dentist will be able to identify from an early stage any existing or potential dental problems, and provide advice and direction on prevention/treatment. 2) An early visit and examination will breed a familiarity with the dentist that should make future visits significantly easier to encourage. It is much easier for a young child to visit the dentist if they know Continue Reading ....