We know that making an appointment to see the Orthodontist can feel like quite a big step for some people. We understand that admitting braces may be necessary in order to maintain or improve your level of oral health can be daunting. However, we also know that you’ve got no need to worry. Thanks to the in-depth treatment planning process and an improvement in technology, there are a range of orthodontic options available, all of which have been specifically designed to overcome certain issues. You’ll also be pleased to know that many of the methods are a lot more pleasing on the eye than the traditional ‘train-track’ braces.
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You may have heard about it on the radio recently or perhaps you noticed when it took the top spot on BBC News’ health section. I wouldn’t be shocked if most, or possibly all, people can say they’ve recognised this very same ‘habit’ becoming more and more common in their place of work. We’re talking about the office cake culture.

Statistics show that obesity levels are on the rise. An example of this is the proportion of men in the UK who are medically categorised as obese which rose from 13.2% in 1993 to 26.9% in 2015 with women’s statistics showing the a similar increase also. It is thought that an increase in the levels of sugary food is partially to blame for this.
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As a new year begins, many of us look to improve our physical health and fitness. However, oral health is often missed off the list. Take a minute to ask yourself if your teeth are fit for 2017?

This year, we’re continuing on our mission to raise the standards of oral health within our community through education and premium quality dental care. We’re kicking off the year with something a little different, we’re going on a tour! We’ve taken to the streets to give you the opportunity to find out just how clean your teeth really are. Don’t worry, there’s no risk of a thorough examination outside Waterloo Tube Station. We will provide you with a bright pink plaque disclosing tablet that you can use to identify plaque in the comfort of your own home. These wonderful tablets are really easy to use and can show you areas of plaque that are missed when you brush. Watch the short video below to see just how they work:
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Another Reason To Quit Smoking
We all know the effects that smoking can have on our general health, but people do not often consider the effect it has on our teeth, gums and oral cavity as a whole. Smokers quite often have much less gum bleeding and redness than non-smokers giving the false impression that their gums are healthy which may not be the case. Here’s a few facts that highlight the impact it can have:

  •  Smokers have a 3- to 7-fold greater risk of developing Periodontitis
  • Chronic gum disease can lead to the loss of your teeth
  • Studies have shown that smokers have more calculus (tarter) than non smokers.

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