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  • Your Step by Step Guide to Root Canal Treatment - Root canal treatment is necessary to treat severe tooth decay in which the tooth has become infected or abscessed and the decay has progressed from the enamel to the dentin layer, eventually reaching the nerve structure of the tooth (also called the pulp). The nerve structure of the tooth begins to die, which leads to …
  • The Benefits of Teeth Whitening -   One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures at our Berwick clinic, professional teeth whitening changes much more than just your appearance. This week, we examine just a few of the benefits associated with having professionally whitened teeth. Improved self confidence Discoloured teeth are a common cause of self-consciousness, and whitening can help you …
  • Brushing Techniques you Need to Know - Many people are surprised to discover that there is a right and wrong way to brush your teeth. This week, we look at both.
  • Everything you Need to Know about Wisdom Teeth - Wisdom teeth are the last of the molars (back teeth) to come through, usually during a person’s late teens or early-to-mid-20s. There are usually two wisdom teeth in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw, however some people have less than for and some have none at all. In this blog, we take …
  • Are Sports Mouthguards Necessary? - In short, yes. Mouthguards play a crucial role in preventing some of the most common dental injuries including broken jaws, fractured teeth, cut lips and tongues and tooth loss. This week, we take a look at why mouthguards are so important to wear during organised sports. How do they work? Mouthguards primarily work by absorbing …
  • The Connection between Sleep and Dental Health - Getting enough sleep each night is integral to your overall health and wellbeing, however you may be surprised to learn there is a strong link between sleep and dental health. In this blog, we look at the importance of sleep and how a lack of sleep can be harmful to your oral health. Sleep fights …
  • Why Teeth Whitening is Best Left to the Professionals - The pearly white Hollywood smile is a much sought after look and as dental practices and technologies have evolved, it’s become possible for most people to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. However, the popularity of professional teeth whitening practices has given rise to a whole host of other whitening products and services which don’t employ …
  • Dental Care Tips for People with Braces - Dental care is an important aspect of overall health, and each individual has different needs and requirements based on their specific circumstances and dental history. People with braces, including children and adults, need to take extra care to protect their teeth from decay, staining and gum disease. In this blog, we explain a few essential …
  • The Leading Causes of Bad Breath - Bad breath (halitosis) is an incredibly common problem which can cause a great deal of anxiety and worry. Caused by sulphur producing bacteria on the tongue and throat, halitosis affects around 1 in 4 people globally and can result from a range of causes. This week, we look at some of the most common causes …
  • Common Signs of Poor Oral Hygiene - It’s important to pay attention to your oral health, as poor oral hygiene can easily lead to tooth decay, along with a litany of other problems. It’s best to treat any problems as soon as they arise, so as to avoid further teeth and gum damage, so be sure to stay on the lookout for …
  • The Case Against Sugar - The Greek philosopher Aristotle was the first person to observe that sugary foods (he singled out soft figs in particular) caused tooth decay and at the time, no one believed him. Of course, in the centuries since Aristotle’s sage observation, the detrimental effects of sugar on oral health have become common knowledge and are expounded …
  • Aftercare Tips for Dental Surgery - There are several reasons why you may require dental surgery, including wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, tooth extraction and certain gum treatments, and no matter which treatment you undergo, it’s important to implement proper aftercare. By following these aftercare tips, you’ll be on your way to a speedy recovery. Take pain killers correctly After major dental surgery, …
  • 10 Facts About the History of Dentistry - In 2017, there’s not much we can’t manage in the way of oral health and dentistry, but that hasn’t always been the case. Although it’s thought to have been the first specialisation from medicine, dentistry science really didn’t advance very far until the 19th century, so there are centuries of fascinating, gruesome and misguided dental …
  • veneers dentist in berwick What are Veneers? - Dental veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of the patient’s teeth. Veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth with the aim of changing their colour, shape, size, or length. Veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better …
  • How to Manage your Anxiety About Going to the Dentist - Dental phobia is an incredibly common condition thought to affect somewhere between 13% to 24% of people worldwide. If you’re someone who dreads the dentist’s chair and puts off appointments until you’re in pain, then read on to learn how to assuage your anxiety about going to the dentist.
  • flossing cosmetic dentistry berwick To floss or not to floss - Dentists have recommended flossing as a vital part of oral hygiene for decades, however the U.S. health department recently removed daily flossing from its list of dental recommendations, with the government acknowledging that the effectiveness of flossing had never been researched. The NHS in the U.K. is also monitoring the situation regarding flossing research. So, …
  • Which Foods Promote Healthy Teeth? - Maintaining good oral health doesn’t just mean avoiding foods, drinks and habits that are harmful to your teeth, it also involves actively consuming foods that help to protect and strengthen your teeth. Read on to find out which foods to include in your diet to promote optimal oral health. Green tea Tea has earnt a …
  • Which Toothbrush is Right for You? - There are so many different types of toothbrush available, it can be hard to determine which one best suits your specific dental needs. Whether you’ve been using the same brand of toothbrush for years without questioning whether it’s doing a good job, or you find yourself trying a new model every time you buy a …
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dental Cavities (Tooth Decay) - One of the most common dental problems amongst adults and children alike, cavities can be the cause of much pain and discomfort, but they don’t have to be. This week, we examine what cavities are and how they can be prevented. What are they? Also known as dental caries or tooth decay, a cavity is …
  • Why Do Teeth Go Yellow? - A number of different things can affect the colour of your teeth, turning them that unbecoming shade of yellow. Most causes of tooth discolouration fall into one of two categories: extrinsic stains or intrinsic stains. However, your teeth can also turn yellow with advancing age or be related to your genes. Let’s explore the different …