Fluoride in toothpaste – friend or foe?

During a recent visit to Wholefoods I was amazed at the proliferation of alternative branded toothpastes that don’t contain fluoride. This got me thinking about fluoride and the question of fluoride in toothpaste: why it’s included and whether it should be. So, what is fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral, that is commonly found in…

Ice cream minus the scream

Ice cream headaches Also called Brain Freeze, I remember from my childhood that almost every time my brother ate ice cream or an iced lolly, he would complain loudly of a sudden pain in his head. I however, seemed to be able to shovel ice cream in my mouth with no problem at all. So…

Parents Oral Health Checklist

Parents Oral Health Checklist These days it’s hard to avoid seeing lists of ‘must know facts’ about almost anything. That said, when I came across this kids oral health checklist designed for parents, it’s such a good summary, I thought I would share it. It clearly shows what parents need to be doing at each stage…

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.…