The two biggest issues we deal with as dentists are tooth decay and gum disease. Gum disease is the most prevalent disease globally and in simple terms involves the early reversible phase, known as gingivitis, and the later irreversible phase known as periodontitis. Gingivitis means...

As a mother of three I know how tough it can be to do the best thing for your children all the time. Children will nearly always want the unhealthy options and after endless whining and tantrums it’s easy to give in. I don’t like...

So, the sad day has come, where you've had to have a tooth out at the dentist. What are the options for replacing the missing tooth? Dental implant A dental implant is a titanium screw fixed into the jaw done. They are typically around 8-12mm long and...

Dental erosion is the loss of tooth enamel caused by acid attack. Enamel is the hard, protective coating of the tooth, which protects the sensitive dentine underneath. When the enamel is worn away the dentine is exposed which can lead to pain and sensitivity. Erosion usually...

As time goes on, the evidence increasingly suggests that refined sugar is more damaging to the body than we previously thought. Recent evidence supports s safe limit of 30g of sugar per day for an adult and less for children. 1. Swap regular soft drinks for diet...

There are a number of drinks which have a fairly high level of acidity, and if consumed frequently, can have erosive effects on the teeth.  These include fizzy drinks, squashes, cordials, fruit juices, dry wines and mixers. Without doubt the safest drinks for your teeth...

I remember many years ago, when if you had sensitive teeth you bought yourself some Sensodyne toothpaste. It was as simple as that. A quick check of the Sensodyne website shows there are now no less than 17 toothpastes in their range! Not only that...