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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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Cheers: To Oral Health

In the year of perfect vision (2020!), your eyesight isn’t the only thing that can be affected by consuming alcohol.  We all know the common risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption, such as liver problems, obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure, but one thing that isn’t always considered, is the impact that alcohol has …

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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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In the spirit of full disclosure…

Full disclosure can be defined as being completely open and transparent regarding factual information. This can relate to work, law, relationships and various other aspects to daily life. Here at Growing Smiles, we like to fully disclose as much information relating to oral health as possible, which is why we would like to discuss ‘disclosing’ …

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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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Dry Tooth Brushing – don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it!

Download your free dry toothbrushing guide here How often have you got to the end of the day and thought that whole ‘oral hygiene’ routine (advised by your dental team), is just way too much effort? It happens to us all at some point! 🙂 Life just gets in the way of our good intentions! …

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Orthodontics

My orthodontic adventure with Oral Health Coach LeighGS

Many people are looking to adult orthodontics (braces) to improve their smile. This may not have been an option when younger or teeth may have moved with age. Follow LeighGS orthodontic adventure here on the blog or please subscribe to our Youtube Channel / Facebook Page for regular updates. My orthodontic adventure with LeighGS – …

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