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.