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Bernice de Braal
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Bernice is a qualified and experienced Information Manager (WellChild, The Children's Society & the NSPCC)
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Sugar-free alternatives to soft drinks, sweets and gum may be tempting,
but can damage teeth and lead to other health problems, according to a
report published by The Guardian last year, which states:
If you're undergoing teeth straightening treatment with fixed braces, you'll probably be paying closer attention to your teeth than you normally would. And while you might be pleased that your teeth are gradually getting straighter, you might also notice that they are also becoming less white and visibly dirtier.
As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. So, give your baby’s teeth the best possible chance and follow these tips for preventing dental problems:
We all want whiter teeth but how do you get that celebrity look without damaging your teeth?
Remember those scary-looking ‘train track’ fixed braces that children
used to wear? Who can forget those poor souls who were nicknamed 'Metal
Mickey' (ask your Mum) and ‘Metal Mouth’ at school?
For people with special needs, it is often their carers who hold
responsibility for ensuring that their teeth and gums are kept as
healthy as possible.
Is persistent bad breath a simple case of oral hygiene, or are there food-related factors at play? Nutritional advisor Elit Rowland considers what dietary changes can promote healthy teeth and gums, and fresher breath.
Keeping your mouth clean is important for everyone, but if you’re
wearing braces, it’s essential. Braces can trap food and cause more
plaque to build up than usual since they make it harder for your
toothbrush to access the teeth. Taking proper care of your teeth and
gums during orthodontic treatment is vital to avoid problems like tooth
decay and gum disease. Here’s how to do it properly.
After volunteering in a care home, I know how difficult it can to achieve good oral hygiene in someone with Down’s syndrome. What is it that can make cleaning so difficult and is there any way to help prevent dental disease?
Some people would say vanity is a sin, and sins don't come without
something to make you wish you hadn't veered from the path of
righteousness. Whether you're having braces fitted for cosmetic reasons
or because your bite's awkward, you're likely to experience some
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