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STOPTOBER: 5 REASONS TO STOP SMOKING

1st October 2018

Most people know that smoking is bad for your health, causing deadly diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease and stroke etc. While these health risks grab all the headlines, many people still don’t know the serious effects smoking has on your oral health. Stoptober is a campaign to encourage smokers in Britain to kick…

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3 TRADITIONS TO FALL INTO THIS AUTUMN

31st August 2018

Many would argue that there is not much better than the season of autumn. The best shows come back on the telly, crunchy leaves excite even the most mature of adults, nights in with cosy blankets, a take away and a DVD is reason to never leave the house again and finally, Halloween – need…

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6 Tips For Eating With Braces

6th August 2018

  We know that getting braces can be a fairly big deal. It takes some time to get used to, as obviously your mouth feels different, your teeth start to shift, your appearances changes and eating becomes slightly more challenging. When many patients first get braces, they find that they have to adapt the way…

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4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T SKIP YOUR DENTAL CHECK UP

2nd July 2018

  Other than people who have regular dental issues, many people tend to skip the 6-month check -up, as they may think that their oral health is fine, due to not feeling any pain. However, it’s vital that you do keep up with these check -ups for your overall well-being & here are 4 reasons…

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5 MOUTH MYTH BUSTERS

8th May 2018

With this Digital Age, information is at our fingertips and this is a great thing sometimes, however it can also be a curse, as you’ll find a lot of false information and health tips online. It’s hard to know what is true and what is a myth and sometimes following the wrong dental guidance can…

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4 Ways to Kick Your Sugar Addiction

3rd April 2018

Sugar. Addictive stuff, isn’t it? We just can’t seem to get enough of it, even though we know that too much of the sweet stuff can harm our weight, liver, brain & teeth. And the reason for this is that when we eat sugar, our bodies release dopamine, which makes us happy and therefore we…

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HOW TO AVOID BAD BREATH ON VALENTINE’S DAY

7th February 2018

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s only one thing that can ruin the most romantic night of the year…bad breath! Teeth and oral hygiene, believe it or not, is what most people notice about a potential match, so it’s best to be on your game and sort the breath out. Here are some…

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How To Deal With The Winter Mouth Woes

2nd January 2018

January is otherwise known as the most depressing month of the year, as Christmas is over yet the days are still short and dark, it’s freezing outside and generally everyone’s mood is pretty low. On top of your January Blues, many of us also suffer from winter mouth woes, because of the cold weather, and…

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3 Tooth-Friendly Festive Foods

4th December 2017

  Now we don’t mean to be a Grinch but Christmas time is a time of food (and mistletoe and wine!) and although we think that it’s important to relax, have a good time and reward yourself for your hard work this year, it’s also equally important not to forget about your health and oral…

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Flossing. Your questions, answered.

2nd November 2017

Flossing. A confusing topic with many questions for lots of people. Why do my gums bleed when I floss? What are the true benefits? Can I just skip it until the day before my dental appointment? To get these questions finally answered, we asked our hygienists here at Oakmead 5 commonly asked questions about flossing:…

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