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New year’s dental resolutions

It’s a brand new year and people up and down the country are busy trying to keep to their new year’s resolutions.

If you’re yet to make your resolutions, or if you’re looking for some new ones, why not think about improving your dental health? Making simple changes to your dental routine in 2016 could set you up for a life time of healthier teeth. We’ve made some suggestions to help get you started!

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5 ways to best prevent mouth cancer

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, a campaign which aims to raise awareness of mouth cancer and make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention.

More than 6,700 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year In the UK alone. The disease has grown by a third in the last decade – and remains one of few cancers which are predicted to increase in the coming years. In fact 1 in every 7 people is expected to be affected by mouth cancer.

Throughout November, dentists and campaigners, in association with the British Dental Health Association have been helping raise awareness of prevention measures and how to identify the early signs of mouth cancer.

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Dental Implants in just one day

Dental implants are the best artificial teeth replacement available: permanent, natural looking, and easy to care for. 

In the past, replacing many teeth with dental implants could be a lengthy process, but at the Brighton Dental Implant Centre we're pleased to offer a one day dental implant service. A same day set of replacement teeth.

Sound too good to be true? It's not. Let's take a look at what dental implants are, and why they're so good.

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5 reasons oral hygiene matters more than you think

Oral hygiene is more important than you think. It's not just about keeping your teeth and gums healthy enough to keep your smile radiant, and your food properly chewed – oral hygiene has been linked to serious, life-threatening health conditions. 

Even innocuous problems that may not be too troublesome on their own – such as bleeding gums – can be signs of something serious happening elsewhere in your body.

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Everything you need to know about getting a filling

84% of adults in the UK have at least one filling, making it one of the commonest dental treatments available. If you're yet to have one, here's everything you need to know about getting a filling.

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Afraid of the dentist? Here are 5 tips to ease dental fear

If you're afraid of the dentist's chair, you're not alone. Fear of dentistry is as common as children hating broccoli. One study found that up to 75% of people have at least a little fear about trips to the dentist, with a further 10-15% having a great deal of fear. 

Objectively you know you should have regular check-ups – not just for your dental health, but because oral hygiene is linked to serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes – but you just can't face it.

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Three important takeaways from National Smile Month

Healthy teeth are vital to general well-being - they affect how well we can eat, our confidence, our attractiveness and, bad oral hygiene can even be a sign of problems elsewhere in the body. 

To promote better oral hygiene, the British Dental Health Foundation launched National Smile Month almost 40 years ago - this year, it took place in May as the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign.

The nationwide campaign encouraged people to pay more attention to their teeth and worked closely with oral health educators, health professionals, schools and workplaces to increase oral health education and understanding. It’s such a great cause and we were keen to get involved. Here are our top three takeaways:

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Dentistry and eating disorders

Picture this scenario. A fifty year old patient presents with heavily restored and failing dentition. Bulimia is clearly indicated and you are facing the dilemma of how to correctly broach this delicate subject so that you can effectively discuss her options for treatment.

Bulimia nervosa is one of the most prevalent eating disorders in the UK; usually arsing during adolescence.
The oral health complications caused by repeated intentional vomiting are well recognised and include:

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New year’s dental resolutions

5 ways to best prevent mouth cancer

Dental Implants in Just One Day

5 reasons oral hygiene matters more than you think

Everything you need to know about getting a filling

Afraid of the dentist? Here are 5 tips to ease dental fear

Three important takeaways from National Smile Month

Dentistry and eating disorders

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