Can pregnancy cause tooth loss? Plus, a dentist shares advice on how to look after your oral health when you're expecting a baby.
Which? has discovered a number of illegal at-home teeth whitening kits being sold to unsuspecting consumers that could damage or burn gums if used incorrectly.
A social media user is earning plenty of online praise — including from dental hygienists — after sharing the "right way" to brush your teeth. The advice comes courtesy of TikTok user kassyslays90 who shared her
If you think going to the dentist is painful now, imagine what it would have been like 13,000 years ago. Find out more in the video above. See also: Natural ways to whiten your teeth See also: Sugary food blamed as 160 children have teeth
Use a hard toothbrush, brush your teeth in a circular motion, mouthwash is a waste of time! There is plenty of confusion surrounding oral hygiene, so when it comes to looking after our pearly whites we sometimes don’t know whether all our flossing, rinsing and brushing is actually doing any good. Commenting on the findings Dr Mervyn Druian co-founder of The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry said: “We always recommend soft bristles to our patients for both manual and electric toothbrushes, as it’s the most comfortable and safest choice. Yahoo Style UK drafted in the dental experts to bust some typical tooth brushing myths and get the real truth about our toothypegs.
Research from Kings College London using a biodegradable sponge soaked in a chemical called Tideglusib could encourage stem cells in the dental pulp to heal holes in human teeth. It means that metal or amalgam fillings could be a thing of the
When 18-year-old Abbie Kilbride got her braces removed, she figured she’d make the most of her newly-revealed teeth by getting them whitened. But after a session with a woman recommended to her by friends, it all started to go horribly horribly wrong.
You won’t want them within three feet of your new white, spring jeans (unless of course they’re the new stain-free variety we reported on this week), but though they might ruin your clothes, strawberries are actually surprisingly good at whitening your teeth. “As strawberries contain malic acid (natures natural teeth whitener) they can gently remove the surface stains that make your teeth look dark and aged,” says Sandeep Senghera, Head of Dentistry for Whatclinic.com. “Strawberries also have the added benefit of ellagitannins, antioxidants that can help reduce stain-attracting bacteria and inflammation in your mouth,” adds a spokesperson for premium teeth whitening toothpaste brand, BlanX.
Credit: Press Association A dentist from Surrey has been jailed for three years after falsely claiming more than £222,000 from the NHS to pay for his array of classic cars. Mark Walewski, 68, from Tilford Road, Churt, Surrey was sentenced for
Former Surrey dentist Mark Walewski has pleaded guilty to stealing almost £223,000 from the NHS. The 68-year-old realised that by charging people as private patients - and then billing the NHS for the same work - he could pocket tens of thousands
The Department of Health has announced that prescription costs and dental charges are to be increased in England from 1st April. Prescription charges The cost of prescribed medicines will increase 15p from £8.05 to £8.20. However, the cost of
A man who claims to have made the terrifying metal teeth of 1970s James Bond villain Jaws has been fined for claiming to be a dental technician. Luis Fairman, 58, admitted a charge brought by regulator the General Dental Council (GDC) relating
20-year-old Alex Kerr from Milton Keynes was cycling home from work in November when she was hit by a car. She was severely injured: breaking her pelvis, her jaw and her wrist, and dislocating both knees. She was left in a coma for a week, and
Wisdom teeth, or third molars as they are also known, grow at the very back of the gums, and are the last adult teeth to emerge, usually during the late teens or early twenties. But because of their tardy arrival and the fact that all the other
Rui Vieira/PA Wire According to healthcare provider Simplyhealth's Annual Dental Survey 2012 cost is a major factor in preventing regular visits to the dentist. The poll of 11,785 British adults, revealed more than a fifth claim they
The cost of an NHS prescription in England will rise 25p to £7.65 from April 1, MPs have been told. Charges for basic dental treatment will rise 50p to £17.50, with rises of up to £5 for more complex