Insights

As part of our duty of care for your oral health we will keep you up to date on news, insights and information from the world of dentistry

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Top five questions about bleeding gums

My gums only bleed when I’m flossing and have done for years.  Is this normal? Having bleeding gums is not a sign of good dental health. In fact, it is the body telling you that you have inflammation directly as a result of an increase in the amount of plaque in the region. In other…

Fissure sealants and why they are important for kids

Fissure sealants are an important tool in protecting children’s dental health now and in the future, Dr Pauline Lee tell us all we need to know. What exactly is a fissure sealant? Teeth have grooves called fissures, and a fissure is five times more likely to develop decay than other tooth surfaces. A fissure sealant…

Welcome to our new Orthodontist Dr Thushala Ubaya

Smilefocus is pleased to welcome our new Orthodontist Dr Thushala Ubaya to the team. Dr Thushala has over 20 years experience in dentistry and orthodontics and spent her professional career in the United Kingdom, including working in senior positions in the NHS and in private practice. Read below to learn a little more about Dr…

Why do I need to see the Dental hygienist?

Who needs to see a hygienist? In an enlightened world in which we are more aware than ever of what we put in our mouths – and how it can impact on the health of our teeth and gums – it would be rather delightful to think that there is little need for professional oral…

Your Oral Health during Menopause

Hormones and Menopause effect every aspect of your health, even our teeth.  Dr Christina Liew explains all.   What happens during Menopause? The gradual decline in female hormone levels during menopause can create oral problems such as burning sensations in the mouth, dry mouth or a bad taste.  Gums may also become sore and sensitive. …

All you need to know about Adult Orthodontics

Braces aren’t just for teenagers. Now many adults are making the choice for straighter teeth and investing in orthodontics. Dr How takes us through the in and outs for braces.    I had braces as a teenager but my teeth have moved out of place? After you completed wearing braces as a teenager you would…

Braces aren’t just for looks! Orthodontics can solve a host of dental problems

Orthodontics is not about just having aesthetically pleasing teeth. Orthodontics will solve a host of dental problems, from making space for a tooth implant to fixing jaw alignment.   Not enough tooth? Have you recently had a root canal?  In some cases the dentist may not have had enough tooth to put a crown on. …

10 Fun Facts about Teeth and Dentistry

There’s more to teeth than meets the eye. Check out these 10 interesting facts! One. The average American spends 38.5 total days brushing over a lifetime. Dentists recommend you spend 2 minutes brushing your teeth after each meal, at least twice per day. Technique is more important than time, though, so less time but proper…

Why do my child’s new teeth look gappy?

We feel very excited when our children’s milk teeth start to wiggle and fall out, and new permanent teeth begin to erupt. However, these new teeth often do not look perfectly straight and aligned like the milk teeth, and may have big gaps between them? Dr Pauline Lee tell us why The arrangement of the…

CONFIDENCE | CALMNESS | CONTROL – How does a paediatric dentist put frightened children at ease?

Children are keen readers of body language; if anyone is worried or uneasy about the visit, you can be sure that your child will sense it! And if he or she is already nervous, the tension would only get worse. Paediatric dentists are trained to be confident and calm about what needs to be done,…

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