Entries by Absolute Admin

The impact of stress on your jaw

The pressures of  life can have a significant impact on stress levels. Stress can impact on health and wellbeing and manifest itself in a number of physical ways and while a restful night’s sleep is so important for the body and mind, a large number of people due to stress have stress-related sleep disturbance. However […]

Our Dental Technicians …..true team members. Great Dental Care is delivered by a team who communicate effectively and share knowledge and skills with other team members. A dynamic that some patients know little about is the relationship between Dentist and Dental Technician. This relationship is made even more important by the development of new and […]

Toothbrushing is not a magic wand!

New research has revealed that tooth brushing alone is not enough to protect children from tooth decay caused by snacking on sugary foods and drink. The study, published in the Journal of Public Health, looked at nearly 4,000 pre-school children and discovered that snacking habits are the behaviour most strongly associated with dental decay Researchers […]

Great Start to my Dental Nursing Career with Absolute Dental

I began my journey at Absolute Dental the summer after I had finished sixth form at Kingsbridge Community College, when I was 18 years old. I was extremely nervous as most of my friends were off to university or going travelling, however, I wanted to get “stuck in” to a career and Dental Nursing has always […]

Pregnancy – The First Trimester

Early pregnancy can be an exciting time, a nervous time until first scan, or just down right feeling miserable time! Two common side effects of pregnancy that can affect your mouth Metallic taste. As with most side effects during the first trimester you can blame those pesky hormones. For some, the bitter metallic taste only temporarily […]

Sipping acidic fruit teas can wear away teeth

Sipping acidic drinks such as fruit teas and flavoured water can wear away teeth and damage the enamel. A study done by The King’s College London found that drinking acidic drinks between meals increased the risk of tooth erosion form acid. The research, in the British Dental Journal, looked at the diets of 300 people […]

What is happening in our brains when we smile?

Let’s say you experience a positive situation and you see a friend you haven’t met in a long time. This means that neuronal signals travel from the cortex of your brain to the brainstem (the oldest part of our brains). From there, the cranial muscle carries the signal further towards the smiling muscles in your […]

Thinking Outside the Valentines Day Gift Box

Valentine’s Day is the time of year to get that special someone in your life that romantic gift. Most people resort to the usual flowers or chocolate. However, this year how about thinking outside the Valentine’s Day box and consider his or her teeth? Nothing spices up a night like fresh breath and glowing white […]

Rhod restores confident smile with tooth whitening

It is always wonderful when you can completely restore someone’s confidence using a simple procedure, and with permission, I share with you the amazing before and after results. This lovely patient had previously had a fall and damaged the nerve in the tooth so the tooth subsequently died and discoloured. The options were to crown […]

7 Benefits of Having Whiter Teeth

Tooth whitening has been elevated to high on the list in the grooming process. From your INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK feed to images around us the importance of having whiter teeth is everywhere. Perhaps you’re on the fence about it. You’re wondering what the hype is about and if it’s the right decision for you.  Can […]