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Christmas Dentist opening hours

Dentist opening hours

In the event of a Dental emergency there are certain surgeries open over the Christmas period. Check out our dentist finder to find the nearest to you…

Caring for your Child’s Teeth

Child's Teeth

Why boiled tap water should be used to make up infant formula Use boiled tap water when making up infant formula. This will ensure the baby teeth are exposed to tiny amounts of fluoride as soon as they erupt. Bottled waters should not be… Continue Reading “Caring for your Child’s Teeth”

My three year old daughter grinds her teeth while sleeping. Is there anything I can do or do I need to take her to the dentist?

Grinding Teeth

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a common habit in young children and usually disappears on its own as children grow older. The two peak periods for bruxism are when the baby teeth arrive and again when the permanent teeth begin to come in at five… Continue Reading “My three year old daughter grinds her teeth while sleeping. Is there anything I can do or do I need to take her to the dentist?”

My 3 year old son fell and banged his mouth and his front tooth has turned grey. Will he lose the tooth? Will it affect his permanent teeth?

Children's Teeth

There is no need to worry; your son will probably lose his front baby tooth at around six years of age, just before the permanent front tooth comes into the mouth. The grey colour is the result of some bleeding that has occurred into… Continue Reading “My 3 year old son fell and banged his mouth and his front tooth has turned grey. Will he lose the tooth? Will it affect his permanent teeth?”

My nine year old daughter has yellow stains and discolouration on some of her teeth, especially her top two. Is there anything I can do?

Girl brushing her teeth

If you can, try to find out from your dentist what is the cause of your daughter’s tooth discoloration. If the stains are extrinsic (on the outside of the tooth), perhaps they can be removed by having a dental cleaning from the dentist or… Continue Reading “My nine year old daughter has yellow stains and discolouration on some of her teeth, especially her top two. Is there anything I can do?”

Can tooth whitening damage tooth enamel?

Teeth whitening

Is it suitable if teeth have already received white fillings? Tooth whitening treatments, if performed according to manufacturer’s instructions, do not appear to cause any long lasting damage to tooth enamel. The main side effect of using bleaching agents is tooth sensitivity, which eases… Continue Reading “Can tooth whitening damage tooth enamel?”

Mouthguards: Sports Can be Hard on Teeth

Mouthguard

Winning or losing in sports should not include losing one’s teeth in the process. The National Youth Sports Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries reports, “dental injuries are the most common type of oral facial injuries sustained during participation in sports.” The lifetime… Continue Reading “Mouthguards: Sports Can be Hard on Teeth”

My two year old daughter drinks a lot of orange squash. Will this damage her teeth?

Juice drinks damage teeth

Try to wean her off this as soon as you can and replace it with ordinary tap water. The orange squash is potentially harmful in two respects. It is usually heavily sweetened, so bacteria in plaque can metabolise acid and over time infiltrate the… Continue Reading “My two year old daughter drinks a lot of orange squash. Will this damage her teeth?”

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