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Teeth Whitening Newcastle Dental Centre

Considering Teeth Whitening in Newcastle? Are you trying to achieve a lovely white smile?

Then you should read this article, as not all Teeth Whitening procedures are the same.

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Laser Teeth Whitening Newcastle

If you have been wondering whether to have laser teeth whitening to achieve your lovely white smile, we would certainly recommend it. To help achieve a bright white smile, laser teeth whitening is definitely a product to choose.

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Teeth Whitening Dentist

 A teeth whitening dentist is the person to visit if you are wanting whiter teeth

Patients often get confused about who can carry out teeth whitening, a teeth whitening dentist who is registered may carry out the process in the UK.

The video below explains who can carry out the process by the British Dental Association.

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Dental Phobias

Dental phobias – do you suffer from anxiety at the thought of visiting the dentist?

With dental phobias when people often think of visiting the dentist they can start to feel anxious.  However, they are not alone, we have quite a few patients that suffer from this, if we are aware of the situation we certainly can help.

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How Alcohol Could Be Changing The Bacteria In Your Mouth

Could alcohol change the bacteria in your mouth?

Enjoying just one alcoholic drink could be changing the bacteria in your mouth. Furthermore, it could lead to oral cancer according to a new study.

Researchers who have been looking into the effects alcohol has on oral health discovered that it can influence the type of bacteria which resides in the mouth.  Higher numbers of bad bacteria were found within the mouths of those who consumed alcohol on a daily basis.

Scientists tested samples from over 1,000 adults, it was found that compared to non-drinkers those who consumed more than one alcoholic drink a day saw a reduction of the healthy bacteria, with a significant increase of the more harmful bacteria showing.

These changes could go on to contribute to alcohol-related diseases, for example, gum disease, digestive tract cancers, oral cancer.

“By giving the mouth a good clean last thing at night, bacteria in the saliva can be neutralised and help prevent any unwanted oral health or general health problems”.

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Deep Cleaning For Your Teeth

Why Do We Need Deep Cleaning For Our Teeth?

Deep cleaning is a procedure carried out to treat gum and periodontal disease.  The process is often carried out as the patient has not had regular professional cleaning appointments ( every six months).

This procedure is carried out by a dental hygienist.  An instrument is used to measures the area surrounding the teeth to see if they are any gaps between the teeth and gums where bacteria could begin to form. These areas are called pockets, healthy pockets are 3 – 4 millimetres deep.  For instance, if they are deeper than 5 millimetres you may require a deep scale.

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Dentists Demand A Ban On Coca-Cola Truck

Dentists demand a ban on the Coca-cola truck

Dentists demand a ban, the British Dental Association has urged the Coca-Cola company to lose its spin on the healthy options which it is offering on its Christmas tour – given their sugar-free brands are more acidic than lemon juice and vinegar and have helped leave almost half of teens with dental erosion.

The professional association for UK dentists said Coca-Cola has been trying to deflect heavy criticism of the truck by focusing on its zero sugar varieties of the drink.  The British Dental Association, however, pointed out that both Coke Zero and Diet Coke like Classic Coke, contain phosphoric acid which gives that sharp flavour.  Colas are also carbonated, so newly opened cans also contain high quantities of dissolved carbonic acids.

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Mouth Cancer Rises By 135%

How to spot mouth cancer, early warning signs

Mouth cancer in the UK has more than doubled inside the last generation.  However, a huge amount of people still are not aware of the early warning signs.

Last year, over 8,300 Britsh adults were found to have mouth cancer, which was an increase of approximately 135% comparing the figures to 20 years ago.  Furthermore, it was found that 82% of us did not know how to check for ourselves.

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Protect Your Teeth Over Christmas

Ways to protect your teeth over Christmas

As the festive period is about to start, we are looking at ways to protect your teeth during the Christmas period.  Although we don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun we thought we would give our patients a few healthy tips.

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Straight Teeth

Achieving Straight Teeth

Straight teeth can be achieved by wearing braces, nowadays braces no longer have to look unsightly with the invention of clear braces.

What are clear braces?

Clear braces are clear positioning trays which help guide your teeth from their current position to the desired position.  They put gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into the new position.  Furthermore, they are wire-free, invisible and removable, allowing you to eat and speak in public without any embarrassment.  With clear braces, you just need to remove them when eating, to brush your teeth and flossing as normal, then pop them back in.  The average time for the treatment is around six months and they provide the same type of results as fixed braces.

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Vaping can increase your chances of developing mouth cancer

A new study reveals that vaping could increase your chances of developing oral cancer

 

In a recent study, it has shown that vaping could increase the chances of developing oral cancer, the study was carried out by the University of Minnesota.

The study found that vaping increases the level of DNA damaging chemicals in the saliva such as formaldehyde, acrolein and methylglyoxal.  Exposure to these chemicals increases the risk associated with oral cancer.

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