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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 ....

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 ....

Fluoride Varnish/Sealants

Posted on: February 19, 2014 by in Uncategorized
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Fissure Sealants are provided with the intention of protecting teeth from decay, and are available through the NHS and at certain schools. By applying a thin, plastic coating around the teeth, the aim is provide a barricade to tooth decay for between five to ten years, and the sealant can be applied to teeth as soon as the child's permanent teeth have begun to emerge (usually around age seven or eight). Fluoride Varnish is a technique whereby teeth of any age can be 'painted' with a Continue Reading ....

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Posted on: November 15, 2013 by in Uncategorized
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For patients who have a missing tooth or are missing a number of teeth, dental implants offer our dentist the opportunity to provide a safe, reliable, and cosmetically-friendly long term solution that can create or restore wonderful smiles. Tooth loss can occur as a result of a variety of dental problems. Gum disease, infection and injury are just three of the common reasons that can cause a patient to eventually suffer tooth loss. Dentures have long been a suitable treatment option for Continue Reading ....

Dental Advice for Coffee Drinkers

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Every morning across the globe, millions of people either switch the kettle on and add two spoonfuls of coffee to their favourite mug or flock to their nearest coffee house and order a caramel latte or a frothy cappuccino. Coffee has become a staple of many people's lives, transforming from a need to a necessity and creating an entire mini economy in of itself. But what many of these coffee bean lovers forget is the impact coffee can have on your dental health. Its high acidity can attack Continue Reading ....

Ronaldinho’s Smile Makeover

Posted on: September 27, 2013 by in Uncategorized
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One of the most recognisable figures in world football and two-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho, has undergone cosmetic dental treatment to realign and straighten his trademark buck-tooth smile. The Brazil international underwent gum reduction surgery, teeth realignment, and also had veneers fitted to improve the uniformity of his smile and restyle the teeth that over the years have somewhat characterised the player. The dental work was reportedly swift and did not affect in Continue Reading ....

Great News For Tea Drinkers

Posted on: September 20, 2013 by in Uncategorized
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Further to our previous blog, labelled Dental News For Teak Drinkers, we have more tea related dental information! If you are a regular tea drinker, you will pleased to hear that recent studies have found that those who drink three or four cups of tea per day may benefit from a reduced risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Tea, and black tea in particular, consists of ingredients that are able to fight the bacteria that can cause problems for your teeth and gums, meaning that those who drink Continue Reading ....

Get Your Hollywood Smile

Posted on: September 5, 2013 by in Uncategorized
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You may have read or heard the recent comments made by worldwide comedy superstar Ricky Gervais regarding the difference in attitudes he has noticed towards the appearance of teeth between people in the United Kingdom and those in the United States. Gervais described this as “the biggest difference between Brits and Americans”, and outlined just how strongly Americans aspire to the straighter, whiter smiles that they see flashed by their Hollywood heroes. A beautiful smile is a wonderful Continue Reading ....