Are patients aware of the damage alcohol can do to our teeth?

Drinking alcohol is well regarded as a normal activity woven into society, which isn't going away anytime soon, despite its known health risks. Although it's well documented that heavy drinking can lead to cancers, stroke and liver disease, its effects to our mouths and teeth are lesser spoken about. ⠀

Tips for convincing patients to brush their teeth

It's the age old question thrown at dentists: How long should I brush my teeth for? Although the NHS recommends that we should all brush our teeth twice a day for two minutes, and most dentists agree with that (or suggest three minutes instead) studies show that the majority of people only brush for 30-45 seconds.

Is the rise in teeth whitening a dangerous trend? ⠀

Whether you were a fan of Love Island or not...it’s interesting to learn that sales of at home teeth whitening from Rapid White increased by over 10% since the new series started. The brand’s whitening strips and daily whitening toothpaste proved particularly popular, with both products claiming to improve the appearance of teeth in just a matter of days.

NHS "prevention-focused" dental care

The UK government announced that more NHS dental practices will be joining a scheme for prevention-focused dental care following successful results where it has been tested. Up to 50 practices in England will be selected to join the 73 currently testing a new approach to dental care, which incentivises dentists to offer full oral health assessments and self-care plans on top of traditional treatments.