Dental Health & Habits toothpicks
LottaH

Top 10 Toothpick Uses That Will Make Your Life Easier

From keeping pots from boiling and fixing a leaky garden hose, to cooking potatoes faster, a toothpick can be used in so many different ways you wouldn’t even think of. My grandmother sticks a toothpick into cakes during baking and if it comes out clean the cake is done. While others build toothpick structures such as this one and the one that… Read More

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LottaH

Sugar – the silent killer

What sugar does to our teeth? Not only is the rising sugar which has crept into our diets got us fatter and craving for the next hit, it’s killing our teeth. Around half of 8 year olds have dental decay and that means likely decay in their adult teeth. Around 500 kids a week in… Read More

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LottaH

Dental Checkup – What Does the Dentist Look For?

A dental checkup or examination appointment is a very important opportunity for a dentist to identify any early signs of dental problems, which usually takes less than 30 minutes for routine check ups and around 45 minutes to 1 hour for new patients. This is because most dental problems when found early can be treated… Read More

Health in the UK NHS Dentistry Looks Grim
Sandeep Senghera

NHS Dentistry Looks Grim Up North [Debate Piece]

The background Over half of the NHS dental practices in the North of England, chosen to take part in a new contract aimed at increasing access to NHS dental services and focusing on disease prevention, are currently not accepting new patients. Despite over 3 years of testing by the Department of Health, it is unable… Read More