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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Benefits of teeth whitening : all you need to know

Everyone would love to have a white and natural looking smile but we all live in a world filled with teeth staining factors such as coffee, soda, tea and that occasional glass of red wine. So how do we get that perfect selfie-worthy beautiful smile? Well, achieving those pearlie white smiles are easier than most…

Oral Health During Pregnancy

During pregnancy the body experiences an increased level of progesterone and this makes your mouth more susceptible to the bacteria which cause gum disease. Gums are also more sensitive to plaque and have a heightened response to plaque accumulation. The following tips will help ensure your teeth and gums remain in the best possible condition….

Oral Cancer – another reason to have regular check ups

Everyone knows that your six-monthly checkup and cleaning with the dentist is recommended best practice to maintain good oral health.  A healthy mouth and teeth are important to your overall good health too. Not to be alarmist, but what you may not realize is that as part of your routine dental examination your dentist screens…

Migraines? You may be a Bruxier

Dentist professionals regularly adopt and develop techniques to treat patients, and sometimes we have to look beyond the boundaries of our own professional techniques into ways we can utilise the skills employed in other medical and aligned professions to provide optimum results. One such example is bruxism, where a combination of custom-made mouthguard and physiotherapy…

Menus whilst undergoing Cfast treatment

Moira Coops (a leading image stylist) completed a Cfast treatment course with Smilefocus, the dentist who is known globally as the creator of the popular cosmetic tooth alignment system. Moira was looking for a straighter and whiter smile but didn’t want a mouth full of metal wires plus she wasn’t really keen on a lengthy…

How to choose your dentist

It is important you feel comfortable with your dentist and confident in their communication style and expertise to treat you.  At Smilefocus we see patients of all ages and have many experienced and likeable dentists to choose from.  Our aim is to ensure your experience is a positive one. Some factors to consider in choosing…

Healthy habits that may be bad for your health

You might be health conscious, eating carefully and exercising regularly. You may have started a new sport or be following a new diet. This may get you looking and feeling good but the same may not be so for your teeth. Known to cause cavities, sugar can be very bad for your teeth, but there…

Gum Tissue Grafting: what you need to know

Did you know that receding gum tissue also means lost supporting bone? A soft tissue graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. In many cases it can reduce tooth sensitivity and improve the esthetics of your smile as well. What is Soft Tissue Grafting? It is a simple and effective solution to gum recession,…

Flouride: what you need to know

What is fluoride? Fluoride is important for everyone, both children and adults. It is estimated that water fluoridation reduces tooth decay by 20-40%. Fluoride, a mineral naturally occurring in water, plays an essential protective role. When ingested it is incorporated into the structure of the developing teeth, and it prevents the acid produced by the…

First impressions count – making your smile an asset

Research confirms what we all instinctively know – first impressions count. Whether it’s a social gathering, a first date or a job interview, it’s human nature to make snap judgments when we first meet people.  Most of us make our initial assessment of others in the first 5 to 6 seconds to form first impression….

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