MyTeeth Patients' Blog

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Back to School

We sat down with one of our Denplan practice advisors to find out what happens if patients need check-ups or treatment during lockdown. 

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Top 3 reasons to go alcohol free this January

Top 3 reasons to go alcohol free this January

Whether you’re officially taking part in Dry January or just cutting back on your alcohol consumption this New Year, you might have your own set of reasons for doing so. But do you know the benefits of reducing your alcohol consumption for your oral health?

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but not for your teeth

Healthy teeth at Christmas

It's no surprise that your oral health may not be on your priority list during the festive season. However, Catherine Rutland, Clinical Director at Simplyhealth, has a few easy tips to make sure they stay in the best possible condition.  

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Raising awareness of antibiotic use

Raising awareness of antibiotic use

What would happen if antibiotics didn’t work? What if your simple infection couldn’t be treated effectively in the future, or worse, had no effect at all?

 

The effectiveness of antibiotics is fast-reducing and treating infections is becoming more difficult as bacteria become increasingly resistant. 

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Managing the risk and living with Type 2 diabetes

Managing the risk and living with Type 2 diabetes

There are around 4.7 million people in the UK living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes - with that number expected to rise to 5.5 million by 2030. 

 

If not managed well, diabetes can lead to devastating health complications, so the need to take preventative measures against the condition has never been greater.

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Trick or Treat - how to have a Halloween that's not scary for your teeth

Trick or Treat - how to have a Halloween that's not scary for your teeth

Halloween is a time of year of dressing up in spooky outfits, trick or treating, and of course, sweets. 

 

So what can you do this Halloween that is good for teeth and keeps the most demanding ghouls and ghosts happy too? Here’s a few top tips to navigate this spooky season.

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Back to School

Back to School

Amongst the bustle of organising children for the new school term, thinking about their oral health needs may not be at the top of parents’ lists.  However, recent insights from our Consumer Oral Health Survey* have revealed that one in ten (10%) British children have missed a full day of school to receive treatment due to tooth decay, according to parents surveyed.  

 

Our Head Dental Officer, Dr Catherine Rutland, offers her top oral health tips to help families plan for a tooth-happy school term.

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Tweenage Brushers a challenge?

Tweenage Brushers a challenge?

You may have overcome the battle of getting your toddler to brush their teeth only to discover that older children come with a different set of tooth-brushing challenges! 

 

How can you get your now independent ‘tween’, aged 8 to 12 years old, to brush their teeth effectively? Dr Catherine Rutland, Head Dental Officer at Simplyhealth, offers her top tips for tackling tween brushing.

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Tackling Toddler Brushing

Tackling Toddler Brushing

As a parent, you probably already know that brushing your toddler’s teeth can often be a challenging task, both in the morning and just before bedtime.

 

So how can you make your life, and your toddler’s life, a little bit easier when it comes to brushing? Catherine Rutland, Simplyhealth’s Head Dental Officer, offers some top tips to tackle toddler brushing.

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Diabetes week 2019

Diabetes week 2019

Diabetes Week runs from 10th - 16th June 2019, marking a leading campaign from one of our partners, Diabetes UK, to raise awareness and increase understanding of diabetes.

 

How does diabetes affect your oral health?

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Consumer Oral Health Survey Findings revealed

Consumer Oral Health Survey Findings revealed

The Simplyhealth Consumer Oral Health Survey report highlights a number of Jaw-dropping statistics regarding the nation's oral health

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Top tips for a tooth-friendly Easter

Healthy teeth tips this Easter

The daffodils and tulips are in bloom, lambs are skipping around the fields, and the supermarkets are filled with an overabundance of chocolate. It can only mean one thing – Easter time has officially arrived!

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One year on from the 'sugar tax'

What difference has the sugar tax made, if any?

Has it taken the fizz out of sugary soft drink sales and changed our buying behaviour?

 

Despite the benefits to our general health and oral health, the nation was divided when the government announced that a Soft Drinks Industry Levy or ‘sugar tax’ would come into force in April 2018 to address the UK’s alarming levels of obesity and poor oral health. Under the new levy, sugary drinks now have either 18p or 24p added to the price per litre, depending on the sugar content.  But how does the nation feel about the sugar tax one year on and has it affected our buying behaviour?

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World Oral Health Day 2019

World Oral Health Day 2019

With Wednesday 20th March marking World Oral Health Day, it's a great time to reassess your oral health habits and see if there are any changes you can make to improve your dental health.  Even just little adjustments could make a huge difference to your risk of developing oral health problems and boost your confidence in your smile.

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Brits not feeling the love for their smile

Brits not feeling the love for their smile

It may be Valentine’s Day this week, but Brits are feeling a distinct lack of love for their smile and oral health, according to research from Simplyhealth.

 

Figures from across two Simplyhealth surveys reveal that UK adults are feeling self-conscious of their smiles, giving brushing and flossing the cold shoulder, not seeing their dentist regularly, and having a love affair with sugar – several of which could also hamper their romantic efforts this Valentine’s Day.

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Not just for Dry January... Why changing your alcohol habits will have long-term benefits for your oral health

Not just for Dry January... Why changing your alcohol habits will have long-term benefits for your oral health

Whether you are officially taking part in Dry January or just cutting back on your alcohol consumption this New Year, you probably had your own set of reasons for doing so. Perhaps you were feeling groggy, or maybe its part of a New Year health-kick to detox and reduce your waistline.

 

Our Chief Dental Officer, Dr Henry Clover, explains the ways in which alcohol can affect your oral health, and why adjusting your habits can provide long-term benefits.  

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