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Halloween at Mawsley Dental Clinic!!

Monday, October 28th, 2013
There are some spooky goings on in Mawsley Dental Clinic!!
All the staff have been busy bringing in Halloween decorations to give the clinic a spooky Halloween appeal!
Remember to look after your teeth this Halloween, and especially the children. Here are five fool proof tips to keep cavities at bay:
1. Limit the number of houses visited on Halloween
2. Stop children eating sweets one hour before bedtime on Halloween
3. Ensure you supervise children brushing their teeth on Halloween for 2 MINUTES before bed!!
4. Keep any sweets and sugary snacks for mealtimes only!
5. Take special care of children with braces – ensure they are clean.
And most importantly of all – HAVE FUN!!
Halloween Candy

National Smile Month 20th May – 20th June 2013

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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National Smile Month is the UK’s largest oral health campaign. This year it kicks off on 20 May and finishes on 20 June. Right at the heart of it you’ll find three key messages that can go a long way to improving oral health. They are:
Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste.
Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
Visit the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend
Sounds simple? You’d think so, but there’s evidence to suggest not everyone keeps to these three most basic of messages. National Smile Month is a great opportunity for those who don’t to take stock of their oral health habits, and a great opportunity for those who do to pass the message onto others.
Ask us in the clinic how we can help you…..

 

 

 

Tooth Sensitivity

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Our dentists have noticed more and more patients are complaining of sensitive teeth when attending their routine examination. There are many factors which contribute towards sensitivity. These could include:

. Improper tooth brushing technique. The gums may recede through overbrushing with the wrong toothbrush technique. We would recommend a soft to medium toothbrush with a small head, brushing in small circular motions. Do not be tempted to brush when using an electric toothbrush, they are designed to do the work for you.

. Acidic foods/drinks. Over consumption can cause acid erosion which will make the teeth sensitive. Such foods and drinks are advised at meal times. We also advise to reduce snacking throughout the day as this would prevent the frequency of an acid attack.

. Age causing the gums to naturally recede

 

There are desensitizing products avaliable to purchase such as toothpastes and mouthwashes. Your dentist will be able to advise you on the most suitable product for your individual needs.