How clean is your tongue?
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by admin
3y ago
Have you ever cleaned your tongue? Cleaning your tongue is probably not the first thing that springs into your mind. The COVID-19 pandemic has got us all thinking about cleanliness and hygiene more than ever. We are washing our hands fastidiously, thinking twice before touching things outside of our homes, and really limiting our potential exposure to the virus where we can. Shops sold out of antibacterial hand gel and household cleaners almost immediately, although we are seeing the shelves starting to stock up again, thankfully – my usual home supply of Dettol All In One was getting low! Wh ..read more
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Helping dentists solve patients’ dental problems during lockdown
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by admin
4y ago
How can dentists help their patients during lockdown? As dental professionals, we know you want to be there for your patients when they need you. During lockdown patients will still have dental problems. This is yet another reason why the current Covid-19 pandemic is particularly hard on the dental profession. Not only are you unable to work and earn a living, you are also unable to provide the level of care that you want to. The impact is both professional and emotional. How can YourDentistRecommends.com help, especially during lockdown? Here at YourDentistRecommends.com we have a wide rang ..read more
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What to expect at your next dental appointment
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by admin
4y ago
What should you expect from your next dental appointment? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the things we are able to do are looking a little different to life before lockdown. Many are calling it the ‘new normal’. No one knows how long these measures are going to be in place for. Whether it’s just for the interim or long-term we are all going to have to get used to doing things differently. How have we changed what we do? By now, most of us have become used to the protocol for doing the weekly food shop… We patiently queue outside, two metres apart, working on a one out one in system. Once insi ..read more
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Prevention is better than cure
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by admin
4y ago
We all know that prevention is better than cure. In the strange and ‘unprecedented’ times we are currently living in, it means so much more. We are all practising prevention by doing our best to slow and eventually stop the spread of Covid-19, or Coronavirus. However, we should be mindful of the same mantra with regard to various other illnesses and ailments. What steps should you be taking? Taking the steps to look after your health and well-being in order to avoid illnesses is much better than doing nothing. When it comes to teeth and oral health, dental professionals will always preach pre ..read more
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What should you have in your Emergency Dental Kit?
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by admin
4y ago
What if you have a dental emergency? When you we have a dental problem, or pain, most of us will instinctively reach for the phone to call our dentist. In normal circumstances this is absolutely the right thing to do. During this current Covid-19 pandemic, dental practices are closed. This means that it is good to be armed with the tools and information needed to help you get through certain scenarios. Did you know that in a dental emergency there are many things you can do yourself, at home, to help ease the situation? Do you have toothache? Toothache or pain from wisdom teeth can be misera ..read more
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Are you worried about bad breath?
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by admin
4y ago
What is Bad Breath? Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common problem that can cause distress, worry and embarrassment. When you eat certain foods like garlic or curry their smell and taste can linger. The same is true for drinking alcohol. Chewing gum, sucking mints or using breath freshener can help. But what if there is another reason your breath is smelly? Your Oral Health Poor oral health can be the cause of bad breath. You should first look at your home care regime. Is there anything you could be doing better? The basics include brushing your teeth. You should use a fluoride to ..read more
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Coronavirus and Dental Health
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by admin
4y ago
Coronavirus and Dental Patients Coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is properly called, is causing a huge amount of fear and anxiety. It is a virus which attacks our respiratory system – our lungs and everything that leads to them. You will have seen the news. All of the statistics about reported cases and number of deaths. Why is the only advice given is to wash our hands? Coronavirus Symptoms Coronavirus symptoms can be identified in a number of ways: An increase in temperature indicates a viral infection. This not necessarily COVID-19. There are a lot of flu type viruses around. T ..read more
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How do I remove stains from my teeth?
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by admin
4y ago
One of the most common questions people search online is ‘How Do I Remove Stains From My Teeth’. You will never be able to fully remove all stains from teeth at home. Your dentist will need to get involved at some point, but here are a few things you can do to prevent and minimise staining. Watch your diet Red wine, dark soft drinks including cola and Irn-bru, red fruits such as cherries,  strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, coffee and tea are just a few of the biggest culprits for staining. If possible, cut down on these foods and drinks. The more you have, the more your tee ..read more
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Thinking of stopping brushing your teeth?
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by admin
4y ago
Ever wondered what would happen if you stopped brushing your teeth altogether? Have you ever wondered what would happen? Exactly what would happen if I stopped brushing my teeth altogether? You’ve probably thought “my teeth would probably just fall out if I stopped brushing and that would be it”. You’re half right. Kind of. Not brushing your teeth opens the door for bacteria leading to tooth decay and gum disease. However, not brushing won’t just affect your mouth, but your entire body. What happens when you stop brushing your teeth? We’ll tell you what happens when you stop brushing ..read more
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Protect yourself from the flu and other nasty viruses
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by admin
4y ago
We all want to protect ourselves from flu and other nasty viruses. Have you had the flu recently? Are you worried about other nasty viruses? Coronavirus is all over the news. Just how do you protect yourself from catching the flu and other nasty viruses? Get a flu vaccine The best way to protect yourself from flu is to get an annual vaccine. Each year the vaccine changes in response to the most common types of flu that are spreading throughout the world. For the very young, elderly and vulnerable, the flu vaccine is given free on the NHS. If you are not in any of these categories it ..read more
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