Are you happy with your smile?

Three in four Brits either like or love their smile, according to the results of a new nationwide survey.

The poll, carried out by the Oral Health Foundation, found that more than half (55%) of those interviewed were highly positive about their smile while nearly one in five (18%) displayed an even greater love for it.   

The charity questioned more than 1,300 adults in the United Kingdom to investigate how positively people feel about their smile and how healthy they believe their mouth is.

Results also showed a strong connection between people believing they have good oral health and feeling confident about their smile.

What is a geographic tongue?

Geographic tongue is a common condition. It appears on the top and sides of the tongue, and sometimes on the under-surface. The tongue develops irregular, smooth, red areas, which may look like the outline of a map. There are usually wavy white lines next to the red patches.

You may notice that after a few weeks or months the position of these lines and red patches changes.

Why does it happen?

It happens because of the way the ‘old' surface of the tongue replaces itself. The top layer of the 'skin' of the tongue does not come away evenly. In some parts the 'skin' comes away too early and so leaves a red, sore area like a scratch on the skin. In other places the skin stays on too long and looks white.

Is snoring keeping you awake?

Snoring is a very common problem.  But one that can be easily addressed.

Oral devices are acknowledged by experts to be one of the most effective treatments for snoring and sleep apnoea.

Somnowell have developed a truly comfortable and effective lifetime solution based on this proven treatment option. If you suffer from snoring, sleep apnoea, TMJ, or bruxism, the Somnowell range could be the answer and is available at our Dental Practice in Liverpool.

The Somnowell is the first oral device of its type made from chrome cobalt alloy, and is widely regarded as the Rolls Royce of oral devices.

Safe, successful tooth whitening at our Cosmetic Dentist

Tooth whitening has quickly become an incredibly popular cosmetic procedure for many Brits looking for a brighter smile. Around one in six Brits now say they have had their teeth whitened and the industry is annually worth an estimated £40m.

In the hands of a fully qualified dental health professional like our Cosmetic Dentist in Liverpool, tooth whitening is an effective and safe procedure which can restore the natural brighten and restore the natural colour of your tooth whiteness of your smile. Sadly, the growth and popularity of the industry has become an attractive proposition for illegal providers seeking a quick and easy profit.

With this, many unsuspecting people are being put at severe risk from serious and permanent damage to their mouth.

National Smile month at our Private Dentist in Liverpool

Shocking research has revealed that nearly a third (31%) of 5-year-olds and nearly half (46%) of 8-year-olds in the UK have obvious tooth decay in their primary teeth. 

Also, it was found that, sadly, 35% of 12-year-old children are too embarrassed to smile or laugh due to tooth decay or missing teeth.

These dental health issues come down to many factors, including poor oral care habits and nutrition.  However, with the right support, they’re mostly preventable.

Looking after your oral health has other benefits too

New research has made a promising discovery for the continued health of millions of heart attack survivors globally, as looking after their oral health has been found to help their cardiovascular system recover.

The study found that bacteria which causes gum disease can also impair the healing and repair of arteries after a heart attack. The researchers believe that this impaired healing may be due to an enzyme produced by the bacteria that stops the body's immune cells from repairing the arteries.

By keeping their mouths healthy and free of gum disease, people who have suffered from a heart attack may be able to avoid further cardiovascular problems in the future.

No need to be nervous at our Private Dentist in Liverpool

New research has discovered that being afraid of the dentist can not only affect your oral health but can be seriously damaging to your overall quality of life. 

The study, published in the International Dental Journal, revealed that dental anxiety can heavily impact you psychologically and socially, leading to feelings such as shame, poor self-confidence and social isolation1

Key elements of social wellbeing, such as income and education, were also negatively affected by dental anxiety Those questioned were almost twice as likely to be on a lower income if they feared dental visits. Results also showed they were twice as likely to suffer from poor oral health.

Reputable, professional private dentist

Do not leave your oral hygiene to chance.  Make sure your oral health is looked after by a professional private dentist.  Our team of highly qualified private Dentists in Liverpool are long serving staff members with outstanding reputations.  We have experience in dealing with the most nervous of patients but you can be assured we will help you attain a beautiful white, bright smile.  We offer 0% finance on our private dental treatments so taking care of your smile has never been easier.  If you are looking for a Private Dentist, please contact us here and we will be happy to discuss your dental needs with you.

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