Why you cannot sleep? Ultimate guide to Insomnia

Not being able to sleep can feel like torture. It makes night time a misery, and everyday life feel like a constant battle. More worrying still is that a lack of sleep has been implicated as a cause of chronic illnesses ranging from heart disease to depression and even obesity. Scary stuff, right? Although an inability to fall or remain …

Everything you need to know about Tooth Grinding, Bruxism and TMJ.

Have you ever woken up with a headache? Does your partner complain that you make loud cracking noises at night? Then you may be one of the 80% of people who grind their teeth. Tooth grinding is one of the most under-diagnosed problems in dentistry, and a major cause of facial pain, deterioration of teeth, and sleep problems. With this …

Mouth Ulcers & Canker Sores- Everything you Need to Know

Mouth Ulcers and Canker Sores are irritating. Causing an inability to enjoy food and a constant fear of when the next jolt of pain will happen. They can really suck the pleasure out of life. With the right knowledge, however, you can eradicate ulcers quickly, and prevent them from flaring up. Here’s how: Take me there1 What are Mouth ulcers …

Five reasons to straighten your teeth (other than good old vanity)

Everyone, it seems, loves straight teeth. People with straight teeth are perceived to be better looking, more intelligent and more successful in their careers. As damming as this may be about the shallowness of the human condition, it has led to a 60% increase in demand among adults for orthodontic treatment. What many people don’t realise, however, is that straight …

Illegal and harmful Tooth Whitening on the rise in the UK

Following last months post about the legitimacy of charcoal tooth whitening products, we are shocked to find out that a more sinister cosmetic trend is on the rise in the UK— illegal tooth whitening. The current law in the UK states that only “qualified dental professionals” are allowed to perform tooth whitening. In this context a qualified dental professional is …

Can you actually whiten your teeth with charcoal?

Tooth whitening is a branch of cosmetic dentistry that has been riddled with scammy products down the years. Although dentist made teeth whitening trays, and laser activated tooth whitening certainly do lighten the colour of your teeth, the same cannot be said for many over the counter tooth whitening products. In fact only licensed dentists can sell tooth whitening products which …

How to Choose the Best Dentist?

Walk down any high street for more than a few minutes and chances are you will see several dental practices. They are everywhere. With over 46,000 practicing dentists currently in the UK, it can be hard to know which personnel and practice will guarantee you the highest quality of treatment. Your teeth and gums are not something that you want …

What is Sleep Apnoea (severe snoring)?

Sleep Apnoea is a common and currently very under diagnosed condition where breathing is repeatedly disrupted during sleep. These breathing difficulties during sleep are caused by the muscles in the back of your throat becoming too relaxed. These muscles are responsible for keeping the airways open during sleep, so their excessive relaxation can either lead to a full blockage (apnoea) …