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It’s all in your head

World Mental Health Day – 10th October Your mental health can have an impact on your overall health, including the health of your mouth. Those suffering from poor mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, often engage in activities or use coping mechanisms that can impact oral health negatively such as: Smoking Using alcohol …

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Love Your Teeth with All of Your Heart – and Vice Versa!

World Heart Day 29th Sept Cardiovascular disease affects the heart or blood vessels and is the world’s number one killer, resulting in 18.6 million deaths a year. Studies suggest that people with poor oral health, such as gum disease or tooth loss, are more likely to have cardiovascular problems such a heart attack or stroke, …

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Breastfeeding protects against cavities

This week is Breastfeeding Celebration Week so we thought we would highlight the relationship between breastfeeding and tooth decay. Public Health England’s celebration focuses on how partners and the wider family can support new mothers to breastfeed. The emotional and practical help can make a big difference to the breastfeeding experience and opportunity to bond …

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Tips on Providing Mouthcare for those who Resist

How to provide mouthcare for those who resist may not be something you have to think about unless you are a carer. Below are some Tips & Coping strategies from Mouth Care Without A Battle [University of North Carolina]. Unfortunately there is no one solution, and techniques which are found to be helpful may need …

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Back to school, but what’s for lunch?

After a, shall we say, ‘interesting’, start to the year it’s finally time for many of our little ones to get back to school. You’ve got the uniform bought, read, re read and discussed all communications from school about what the new normal will look like. Have you thought about break and lunchtime? Learn more …

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Avoid COVID-19 by Staying LipZipped

Blog post by Tim Ives, Dental hygienist and co founder LipZip.net Nose breathing is our first line of defence against inhalation of micro-organisms. Given the current COVID-19 global focus on face masks in order to prevent the spread of infection, I believe what is more important is the way we breathe when we are wearing …

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