Entries by Absolute Admin

Where does The Tooth Fairy come from?

No one is really sure where the legend of the tooth fairy came from… Some say that Viking warriors used to pay children for their teeth, to take the teeth into battle as good luck charms. If this is to be believed then maybe Hollywood didn’t go too far wrong with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson […]

Stressed out teeth!

Whilst factors such as diet and our oral cleaning habits are key to having healthy teeth and gums; other, sometimes inescapable factors, can also have an impact. Modern life An increasing number of us live a more stressful lifestyle than our ancestors: work, family, financial responsibilities etc.. This type of stress can have a negative […]

What does Mouthwash actually do?

If you, like me, have ever found yourself in the supermarket dazzled by a psychedelic technicolor kaleidoscopic array mouthwash bottles, have you ever stopped to wonder whether you actually need it? And do they really work? Many mouthwashes claim to combat common oral health problems like bad breath, cavities and acid erosion, but can a […]

E Cigarettes; Long term dental issues?

New legislation has just been passed regarding e liquids and e- Cigarettes with the aim to make them safer for those using the products. These items are now registered with the Medicines and Healthcare agency. There are now an estimated 2.9 million Brits using e-cigarettes regularly. Whilst “vaping” (as it is called) is almost certainly better […]

Oral health-related quality of life improved with orthodontics

New research has found that orthodontic treatment improves oral health-related quality of llife, with the most improvement being in emotional and social wellbeing. The paper, co-authorised by Professor Phillip Benson, is based on a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies using patient reported outcomes before and after orthodontic treatment. The findings are highly significant for […]

The Reluctant Spouse

As a child of The 70’s, dentists held a special place in my mind, usually at the very back of it. Anyone reading this that had dental work as a child during the 70’s will understand what I mean, little or no pain relief, being held down whilst the dentist did his best to do his work, […]

HRT and Gum Disease

Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been credited with helping women manage a range of menopause-related issues, including hot flushes, heart health and bone density, and now new research suggests HRT could be used to reduce gum disease and prevent tooth loss. The study of women between the ages of 50 and 87, discovered rates of gum […]

What to do if a child accidentally loses a tooth

Everyone knows that children have accidents. However, when a child has an accident that affects their teeth, and their smile, you may feel panicked about what treatment may be available. Should your child be unfortunate to have an accident involving their teeth it is important that you take them to your dentist straight away so […]