When you first meet someone, one of the first thing we notice is their smile. This is not because we are specifically seeking it out, it is unavoidable. Because of this, smiles can have a dramatic impact on the way that others perceive us.

Your teeth are the only part of the body that do not have the ability to repair themselves so investing time and effort in looking after your teeth can have lasting effects for your future oral health. It is important that you put in place an effective oral hygiene routine. This means brushing your teeth at least twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and using interdental cleaning aids, such as brushes or floss, daily. You can also look at lifestyle factors that can affect your oral health, these include smoking, a high sugar diet or a diet high in acids.

At the start of the new year, money is tight, and everyone wants to ensure that every penny is stretched to its limit. We all want to be able to maintain a healthy smile, without spending to excess, so in this month’s blog we have some tips to help you save money on your dental treatment.

Can you believe it is that time of year again, with Christmas fast approaching and the inevitable increase in sweet foods and chocolate consumption, the team at Valley Dental Practice have 5 top tips to protect your teeth from ho-ho-holes and avoid festive dental emergencies.

The team at Valley Dental Practice have many years’ experience treating nervous patients so will also do everything in their power to ensure that your visit is as calm and stress free as possible.

With this in mind, they have come up with some top tips to help keep anxiety at bay:

Smoking can lead to a wide range of oral health problems, including tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss and in more severe cases mouth cancer.

If you are considering making this year the year you quit for good, the team at Valley Dental Practice have 6 top tips to help you quit.