What Do If Your Kid’s Baby Teeth Are Loose

At around the age of 6, children will start losing their baby teeth. Here’s how you can make the process smoother when their teeth start to come loose. Key takeaways: – Don’t pull or try to loosen the tooth further. – Make sure your child knows...

The Link Between Menopause and Gum Disease

While menopause has not been known to cause gum disease in women, it can certainly exacerbate its symptoms. Talk to your dentist and your GP about steps to take to keep teeth, gums and your body healthy and to offset risks of menopause. Common conditions that occur:...

Top Tips For Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

It’s important to keep your teeth in good health during the holidays when there are lots of tempting treats around: – Most people know candy causes cavities but don’t realise other ‘healthier’ food can be as troublesome, such as raisins, chips and...

How Your Dentist May Treat a Dental Abscess

A dental abscess is a swollen area which forms at the root of an infected tooth. Often filled with pus and painful, your dentist can assess the abscess and advise on the best treatment course. Key takeaways: – Your dentist or an endodontist, specialising in...

Why You Should Never Ignore Jaw Ache

If you wake up with a stiff aching jaw, talk to your dentist. This can indicate problems: – You may have gum disease or an abscess which must be treated. – You may grind or clench your teeth while sleeping, and if untreated can result in sensitivity and...