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Don’t forget your dentures!

We all know it’s important to clean our real teeth, but what about if we have dentures? Well – plaque biofilm develops on ALL surfaces in your mouth, INCLUDING on the surfaces of appliances, such as dentures, making it equally important to look after your dentures as you would your teeth. After all, we use …

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Bleeding gums – no dentist!

The majority of us experience bleeding gums at some point during our adult lives. We usually notice blood in the sink when we are brushing our teeth or doing our interdental cleaning. Bleeding gums can be alarming and may be a sign of gingivitis – which is reversible, but it may be a sign of …

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Ditch the Dummy

Guest blog post by early years development coach/speech & language therapist Joanne Jones Why Ditch the Dummy? Dummies have their place. They are useful to soothe newborn babies, reduce pain, stabaliseheart rates and organise movements. There is some evidence to suggest they reduce the risk of SIDS in the first months of life.During the first …

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How to ensure ‘Macavity’s’ not there…

Macavity is a character in the recently re-released musical/film, Cats, who is known for causing trouble- similar to cavity causing bacteria which can cause trouble in the mouth. A cavity is the result of tooth decay, which is mainly preventable. We often think of decay as a childhood disease – and often it is, but …

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The Problems with Sucking

Guest blog from multi award winning Jo Bates, the mastermind behind Thumbsie. Sucking is a natural source of comfort for children; sucking on thumbs, fingers and dummies makes babies and young children feel secure and happy.  Children often suck their thumb or finger right from birth and there are even images of babies sucking digits in …

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Halloween: Trick or Teeth?

Halloween is widely associated with traditions such as fancy dress, carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating – particularly popular among young children. But what is Halloween? Halloween is celebrated annually on 31st October, originating from the Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would wear costumes and light bonfires to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope …

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