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Who Says Adults Cannot Wear Braces
Let’s say goodbye to the stereotypical thoughts that only teenagers can wear braces! Adults can wear them too! What is even better is that the typical ‘train track brace’ has been immensely improved over the years and at McGrath Dental, for patient’s over the age of 18 years, we can offer removable aligners (Adult Invisible...
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Oh No… I Have a Dental Emergency!

Have no fear, McGrath Dental is here! As cheesy as that may sound, we are here to help you with not only your general dental care but also for emergency dental treatment. For our existing patients we offer a 24-hour emergency telephone number, you will find this number via our practice voicemail when we are…

Do you have a fear of going to the dentist?

Have you been putting off your well overdue ‘Checkup’ at the dentist? Many people have a fear of the dentist and there are many reasons why. An unpleasant dental experience, a fear of needles, the sounds of the drill or maybe the clinical environment/smells. Just know that you are not alone. Here at McGrath Dental…

Don’t Forget to Smile!

Don’t Forget Your #MySmileySelfie National Smile Month runs from 14thMay to 14thJune 2018, this is an oral health campaign to help raise awareness across the UK run by the Oral Health Foundation: At McGrath Dental, we will be supporting oral health awareness by taking ‘Smiley’ selfies  on social media and tagging #MySmileySelfie, we will also…

Food for Thought!

We are constantly reminded which foods are full of sugar or can damage your teeth. We would like to look at five foods that are actually good for your teeth, so you can help maintain your natural healthy smile…. Dairy products – We introduce milk into our diets from birth as it contains calcium which…

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Toothbrushing techniques; what is the correct way?

Brushing your teeth is one of the most important parts of your oral hygiene routine. People have various questions about toothbrushing, what is the best technique, manual or electric, how many times a day? If toothbrushing is effective and performed correctly then it will help reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Fluoride…

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Fluoride Vs Non Fluoride Toothpaste

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion when it comes to using either fluoride or non-fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in water and some foods such as fish and tea. It is measured in ‘parts per million (ppmF-)’. You can see how much fluoride is in your toothpaste by looking at the…

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Are you aware of the impact your oral health can have on your heart?

Gum disease is known to be linked with various health conditions such as Strokes and Heart Attacks. You may ask yourself, what is gum disease? Gum disease is caused from bacteria (plaque) building up on the tooth surface, above and under the gum. The tissue (periodontal ligaments) becomes inflamed  from the bacteria build up and…

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An introduction into Dental Implants

Many of you may have heard of dental implants particularly in modern dentistry. Did you know the first dental implant to be placed in a human jaw was in 1965?    Dental implants are a method to replace missing teeth, they are used in conjunction with a porcelain implant crown allowing the result to have…