World Oral Health Day: Spread the word!

2019: Act on Mouth Health The FDI World Dental Federation set up the first World Oral Health Day in 2007, which is now celebrated each year on 20thMarch. This year the theme is Act on Mouth Health. The FDIs main message is that oral diseases, such as tooth decay and gum disease, are widespread and…

My Dragons’ Den Experience

The beginning My Dragons’ Den experience began with an early start as I was being collected from the hotel reception at 06.30. There I met one other, lone, fellow contestant and we travelled to the studio together. I was feeling so nervous, it was good to chat to him about his business and how he…

5 Tips For Good Oral Healthcare Routines

Establishing good oral healthcare routines As parents and carers we are charged with ensuring the wellbeing of those we care for. This includes bearing responsibility for teaching and maintaining behaviours which will provide personal health and comfort throughout their lives. As a parent and someone who studied dentistry for a while, I know that establishing a…

Steps to take as your child’s teeth develop

Development of kids teeth Child development is obviously important. Whilst walking and talking are usually the highest priorities for development, there is a smaller aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked: a child’s teeth. I recently heard the shocking statistic that 75% of all kids have some sort of dental issue when their adult teeth come in.…

Tooth friendly snacks for kids

Healthy Snacks for Kids That Are Good for Their Teeth When it comes to snacking, our children are pro’s. They can turn almost anything into a snack and in their minds, if it tastes good, it is good for them. As parents, we know better and we want what’s best for our children. Research has…

Buddies toothbrush, making brushing fun

Your child’s toothbrush: how old is too old?

Choosing the right toothbrush for your child’s age We are sometimes asked “What is the maximum age for our Buddies toothbrush?” It may seem surprising that this isn’t an easy question to answer. That’s because the right answer is dependent upon so many different things. It is much easier to determine a minimum age as…

Smart snacking for healthy teeth

Smart snacking for healthy teeth It’s January and as ever at this time of year, the media inundate us with all sorts of conflicting dietary advice. Wonder diets, no-sugar, low-or no-carb, super foods, anti-snacking…The same is true for advice about what and how parents should feed their kids. I always think that the best advice…