Category: Advice

Wet Or Dry Toothbrush?

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Our take on the recent discussions on social media about how we should brush our teeth. You may have recently seen a number of tweets about whether you should wet your toothbrush before adding the toothpaste, or put it on

Do We Need To Drink Milk To Have Healthy Teeth?

With an increasing number of people avoiding dairy products, will this harm our teeth? One of the wisdoms passed down through generations is that drinking milk is essential for healthy teeth and bones. With veganism becoming increasingly popular in the

Energy Drinks – Why You Should Avoid (Or At Least Reduce) Them

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High sugar drinks are very bad for your teeth, and your general health too! We probably expect athletes and sportsmen to use energy drinks to give their performance a short term boost. What has been surprising though, is the number

What Happens If You Don’t Replace A Missing Tooth?

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Is it necessary to replace a lost tooth, or is it OK to just leave a gap? The questions of whether to simply leave a gap in the teeth, following an extraction, is one that we hear quite often at

Detecting Other Health Issues At Dental Check-Ups

How our Purley patients can benefit from regular check ups in a way they might not expect. Many of you will have spotted in the media, news of various medical conditions and their potential links to oral health issues. Whilst

Thinking Of Stopping Smoking In The New Year?

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Here are four very good reasons why you should. We see a relatively large number of patients at our Purley dental practice whose teeth have been stained by cigarette smoke. For many patients, this is the only harm that they

Four Point Action Plan For Dental Emergencies

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Simple and effective advice from our Purley dental team. We all hope never to be in a situation where we need a dental appointment in a hurry. Good home care, along with regular visits to the dentist certainly minimises the

Do You Want To Have Nicer Smelling Breath?

Chronic breath conditions can be caused by oral health problems. Most of the time, we probably think very little about how our breath smells. Providing that people don’t run away from us when we speak to them, the chances are

5 Types Of Dental Fillings

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Your local dentist in Purley explains the uses of different types of filling material. Having a tooth filled is one of the most common dental procedures, and one that many of our Purley patients will have experienced. Whilst these are

Recovering From A Tooth Extraction

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Some helpful aftercare advice from your local Purley dentist. Although recovering from a tooth extraction may not be in the same league as following a major operation, it can, to some degree, cause a level of stress for some patients.