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Tooth Smart Snacks for Kids

Posted by Robin Craig on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, In : Dental advice 
With the schools going back after the summer holidays, comes, for many parents, the return to preparing packed lunches for their children.  Getting kids to eat a balanced, healthy diet can, for some, be a challenge and trying to provide tasty foods that are also 'tooth kind' can be especially difficult.
There are a number of lunchbox staples that are high in sugars, and if eaten regularly, can lead to tooth decay.  Certain types of bread can be high in sugar (as well as salt) and it is worth c...
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Would straighter teeth improve your smile?

Posted by Robin Craig on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, In : Dental advice 
For many adults, the appearance of their teeth can have a big influence on their confidence, their willingness to engage socially, and to smile for photographs.  According to a survey carried out by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a third of the population (32%) are concerned by the look of their teeth, and that apporximately one fifth of people (18%) usually conceal their teeth in photos.
Crooked or crowded teeth can be a major cause of unhappiness for people, especially as the tee...
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Don't rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth!!

Posted by Robin Craig on Thursday, November 1, 2012, In : Dental advice 

Spit don't rinse is the advice we give to all patients to adopt when brushing their teeth. Put simply, we encourage everyone to brush for 2 minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, and when finished to spit out, but not rinse or drink directly after brushing.
There was a time when the advice was to rinse with water or mouthwash after brushing, to flush out all the plaque, however, the most up to date evidence recommends not rinsing out, so that a film of toothpaste is left on the teeth after brushi...


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