In the UK more than 8,300 will be given the news that they have mouth cancer this year and globally there are in excess of 300,000 new cases every year. Mouth cancer diagnosis have increased by over a third in the last decade and it is one of the few cancers that is predicted to see an increase in diagnosis in the coming years.
As we begin the start of a new school year, there is one important item that you must not miss off your back to school list if your child is a keen sports player: a sports mouth guard.
Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injury in sports. there are many injuries that can occur from not wearing a mouth guard such as breaking a tooth, lacerating your lip or gums or breaking your jaw. Mouth guards not only protect the teeth but the jaw as well.
It is that time again. The long summer holidays are coming to an end and thoughts are turning back to the new school year.
Recent statistics have shown that just under one third of children start school with tooth decay. This is a scary statistic given that every single case of tooth decay is completely avoidable. This month’s blog looks at how to ensure that your children’s teeth are top of the class.
If your tooth becomes cracked or damaged, it may be necessary to repair it using a dental crown. Here at Valley Dental Practice we make crowns for our patients on a daily basis, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you will receive the highest possible level of treatment.
In this month’s blog we look at the most common questions patients ask us about crowns.
In this month’s blog we look at some of the common misconceptions surrounding teeth whitening, to ensure you have all the information you need before you decide to proceed with treatment.
It is known that having a whiter, brighter smile improves self-confidence, so it is of no surprise that more and more people are turning to teeth whitening. Below we look at some of the most common idioms heard when it comes to teeth whitening.
Sugar is not the only thing you need to be concerned about when it comes to protecting your oral health. High levels in acid in everyday foods and drinks can be just as harmful, causing decay, sensitivity and discolouration.
When you first meet someone, one of the first thing we notice is their smile. This is not because we are specifically seeking it out, it is unavoidable. Because of this, smiles can have a dramatic impact on the way that others perceive us.
Your teeth are the only part of the body that do not have the ability to repair themselves so investing time and effort in looking after your teeth can have lasting effects for your future oral health. Continue reading → “Restore your smile to its former glory!”
At the start of the new year, money is tight, and everyone wants to ensure that every penny is stretched to its limit. We all want to be able to maintain a healthy smile, without spending to excess, so in this month’s blog we have some tips to help you save money on your dental treatment.
Can you believe it is that time of year again, with Christmas fast approaching and the inevitable increase in sweet foods and chocolate consumption, the team at Valley Dental Practice have 5 top tips to protect your teeth from ho-ho-holes and avoid festive dental emergencies.
The team at Valley Dental Practice have many years’ experience treating nervous patients so will also do everything in their power to ensure that your visit is as calm and stress free as possible.
With this in mind, they have come up with some top tips to help keep anxiety at bay: