December 16, 2017

Can You Afford to Continue Smoking?

Yes, a pack of cigarettes is very expensive these days, but that is not what we are talking about. Instead we are concerned with your health. New research has found that smokers are three times more likely to have a particular STI that is linked to mouth cancer, and this could significantly increase their chances […]

More Than One in Four of Us is Unhappy with Our Smile

A recent survey was carried out in conjunction with the British Dental Health Foundation and a major orthodontic company, and it showed that 27% of us are unhappy with the way our teeth look. Being unhappy with your smile can have a detrimental effect on your overall enjoyment of life, confidence and self-esteem and personal […]

Would You Recognise the Symptoms of Mouth Cancer?

The numbers of people being diagnosed with mouth cancer is increasing, and the British Dental Health Foundation is concerned about an investigation showing the amount of time people wait before seeking medical advice. Recent research has shown that those with the early warning signs of mouth cancer are more likely to wait longer before seeking […]

New Nasal Spray Could Replace Dental Injections

A new nasal spray is being developed by scientists at the University at Buffalo and it might eventually mean an end to injections. Trials have found the nasal spray to be just as, or possibly more effective than using a standard anaesthetic. This is good news for fearful patients who may have resisted going to […]

Dental Stem Cells Could Be Used to Save Lives in the Future

A recent report in the Daily Mail told of how a dentist removed his seven-year-olds wobbly front teeth in order for the dental stem cells to be frozen and stored for up to 30 years. The parents hope their daughter’s milk teeth could one day be used to enable her to take advantage of the […]

Irish Research Finds Coconut Oil Could Help Fight Tooth Decay

New research carried out at the Athione Institute of Technology in Ireland has found coconut oil could be useful in fighting the bacteria that causes tooth decay. Scientists at the Institute tested coconut oil to see how well it reacted against the bacterium Streptococcus mutans and found when the coconut oil was treated with digestive […]