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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…

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Proseccoh!

Warning! Prosecco can seriously damage your teeth! Who doesn’t love a glass or three of Prosecco? Unfortunately, our beloved drink can literally wipe the smile off your face if you are not careful! Due to its excessively high sugar content, drinking Prosecco on a regular basis can directly lead to tooth decay. Research claims that…

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Dreaming of a white Christmas?

Everybody wants the gleaming white smile as portrayed by most of the celebrities on our screens and of course, now more than ever, your pearly white smile is readily available from a number of outlets. The problem here is that rouge teeth whitening kits can be extremely harmful containing as much as 300 times the…