Stress and anxiety can cause damage to your teeth

It's no secret that stress can take its toll on your health.

But a Newcastle dentist has warned of a less commonly known side effect - the damage it could be doing to your teeth.

Last month Hollywood star Demi Moore admitted losing two pearly whites due to anxiety.

And Dr Rob Wain, of Newcastle-based Dovetail Bespoke Dental Solutions, says the star’s story is more common than people might think.

The expert has revealed how he sees signs of stress-related teeth problems “every single day”, and warned about the worryingly common signs your hectic life is taking its toll on your teeth.

Be confident and safe with professional tooth whitening

Former dental technician has been ordered to pay more than £10,000 after being convicted of offering tooth whitening illegally. 

Following a prosecution by the General Dental Council (GDC), Jeffrey Lehmann has also been given a criminal behaviour order, which – if breached – could result in imprisonment, a fine or both.

This is the first time that the GDC has sought – and had granted – a criminal behaviour order. The order imposed prevents Jeffrey Lehmann from advertising and offering dentistry.

Taking care of children's teeth is extremely important

As a child we're always told the importance of brushing our teeth and - despite pushing away our parents' hands as they came at us with toothbrushes - most people are glad they listened to their elders.

But a young man who claims he wasn't encouraged to brush his teeth when he was a youngster learned the devastating effects food and drink can have on your pearly whites.

The man, known only as Jay, appeared on an episode of Embarrassing Bodies at the age of 21, in which he confessed he had never taken care of his teeth through brushing or flossing.

He admitted: "Over the years I've eaten the wrong foods, I've drank lots of fizzy drinks and I haven't really taken care of them - I haven't really brushed them or flossed or anything like that."

Sugary food affects our oral health

Sugary food and sweet packets should carry warnings on them to help improve children’s oral health, doctors have said.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for cigarette-style health warnings on the packaging of sugary foods that are aimed at children to curb the high children’s teeth extractions being experienced in hospitals around England.

‘This meeting is dismayed that more than 34,000 children aged nine years and under have had tooth extractions in the last two years, 18,000 of which are five years and under,’ the BMA council said at its annual conference in Bournemouth recently.

Extractions

The BMA is also calling on the Department of Health to introduce compulsory dental hygiene lessons in primary schools.

CQC report for our Liverpool Dentist

We received feedback from 49 people during the inspection about the services provided. Patients were markedly positive about all aspects of the care and treatment.
Patients commented that they found the practice excellent and that staff were professional, friendly, and caring. They said that they were always given helpful, honest explanations about dental treatment, and that the clinicians listened to them.
Patients commented that the practice was clean and comfortable. Treatments were described by patients as excellent and appointments were always easy to obtain.
Our key findings were:

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Denplan helps you budget for your routine dental care and treatment by affordable monthly payments.  There are several plans available to you.  And we are currently offering a free hygienist appointment at our Liverpool Dentist when you join a Denplan Scheme. 

The majority of our patients choose to join Denplan Care, whereby a monthly payment will cover all your routine care at the practice. There are no unexpected charges. However, we have listed below all the products we offer through Denplan

E-Cigarettes can damage your oral health

Health campaigners have today praised new laws on e-cigarettes, claiming it could signal a significant breakthrough in helping people quit smoking, but share concerns over potentially unknown side effects.

The changes will come into effect in the United Kingdom this Saturday [20 May 2017] and limit the size and strength of e-cigarette tanks, as well as ban certain ingredients, including colourings and caffeine.

E-cigarettes and e-liquids must be registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products regulatory agency before they can be sold. Vape tanks larger than 2ml will no longer be permitted while e-liquid bottles now have a maximum capacity of 10ml. A maximum nicotine strength has also been set at 20mg (2%).

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