We see a lot of Clients who’ve neglected their teeth and it is only when they reach a crisis point that they reach out for help. Know that we will always see any Client without judgement and will discuss how we can move forward.
The trouble is sugar is everywhere… hiding and lurking in things you really don’t expect it to be. Here are our top 5 ‘healthy’ foods hiding sugar…
It is National Stop Snoring week – easier said than done… which is why most of us don’t do anything about our snoring habit. It is often our partners that suffer the most anyway! However, you may be suffering more than you realise…
How the cold weather affects your teeth
The turn of the summer and introduction of autumn has seen quite an obvious change in temperature. The heating has firmly been turned on, and there is a noticeable difference to the breeze in the air.
Did you know that the cold weather can affect your teeth? So not only can it affect how we feel, or our body temperature, but it can also cause irritation or discomfort to our teeth too.
Here’s how, and here’s how to lessen the risk of the affect.
One of the most common problems we see in clients visiting Ollie & Darsh HQ is complaints about sensitive tooth pain.
It has multiple possible causes, from enamel erosion, cracked teeth to night time teeth grinding. Regardless of the cause, it’s a niggling issue that can really negatively impact your ability to enjoy some of your favourite treats because of the pain and discomfort it causes.
As summer is fast approaching let’s take a look at some of the seasonal treats that may cause you some pain and the best solution to any sensitivity you may be experiencing.
Sunday 20th March marked World Oral Health Day – designed to highlight and promote the importance of our dental and oral health. This year’s theme was ‘Healthy Mouth. Healthy Body’ and focused on the vital link between good oral hygiene and its effect on our general health.
This is an important lesson that many of us don’t pay enough heed to. The state of your oral health can actually have a massive bearing on our overall physical health. In light of this years’ campaign we’d like to take a look at some of the most significant ways that your dental health contributes to your overall wellbeing.
Your gums and your heart
In an attempt to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic, the Department of Health has been promising to announce plans to introduce a ‘sugar tax’ for the last few months. Originally supposed to be announced in November last year, and then delayed to December, January and subsequently February, last month saw yet another set-back in the much anticipated announcement.
Oral health charity the British Dental Health Foundation have this month introduced an entirely new set of guidelines, created with the express aim of helping more patients make better informed choices about how they proceed with their dental care.
The new guidelines, which have been termed the NICE guidelines, cover how dental practice teams can help communicate lifestyle advice to help support patients in making better dental health decisions. Such advice will cover improving personal dental hygiene, the effects that smoking, e-cigarettes, alcohol and diet all have on oral hygiene.
You’ve no doubt heard of Stoptober by now – the month long, Department of Health initiative that encourages smokers to give up for the entirety of the month of October.
Offering motivational texts, handy hints and tips and expert tools all aimed at helping smokers kick the habit for a month and supporting them long after their achievement.
Smoking is one of the UK’s biggest killers and is linked to a number of cancers, including lung, mouth and tongue cancer. Needless to say, giving up as soon as possible helps to lessen your risk of these serious and deadly diseases.
Problems communicating with dental health professionals, as well as a lack of consistency in dental health care, have been found as one of the key indicators of the early stages of dementia, according to the British Dental Health Foundation.
The oral health charity last week posted their findings that suggested dental and oral health are among the first elements of healthcare that patients developing dementia struggle with. Coupled with this is an increased difficulty in effectively communicating any problems they may be having to their dentist.