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What do you do if you have an emergency over the Festive Period?

With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to ensure that everyone knows how to access help in the event of a dental emergency over the holiday period.

The surgery will be open on Monday 22nd December and Tuesday 23rd December should you have any problems in the lead up to Christmas. Please ring by 10am to ensure that we can fit you in for treatment.

The surgery will then be closed from Wednesday 24th December until Thursday 1st January, reopening on Friday 2nd January

Sprouts may not be all bad

Following on from lasts month's Mouth Cancer Action Campaign. With the Christmas season fast approaching eating your sprouts may help to cut the risk of developing mouth cancer

Eating cruciferous vegetables at least once a week could cut the risk of developing mouth cancer, according to an article published in the Annals of Oncology Cruciferous vegetables include not only

sprouts, but broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, watercress and radish.

The British Dental Health Foundation believe the study is further evidence of the link between poor diet and mouth cancer, one of the risk factors for developing the disease.

Dentures

Chrome or Acrylic??

Dentures are often the cheapest option for replacing one or more missing teeth. They can help restore vital functions such as eating and speaking, or simply improve your appearance. When teeth are missing; you can appear older as your face sinks into the gaps and wrinkles become more prominent. A full set of teeth plump the face up and take years off your appearance. Dentures also help take the strain off of remaining teeth.

They can be made from chrome cobalt, or all acrylic. Both have their benefits depending on what you as a patient would prefer.

Mouth Cancer Action Month

"If in doubt, get checked out"

November sees the start of Mouth Cancer Action Month, a month-long campaign to raise awareness of a killer disease on the rise.

During the next decade we estimate that around 60,000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with the mouth cancer, and without early detection half will die. Worldwide, over 460,000 people are expected to die from mouth cancer each year by 2030.

Choosing the right toothbrush for youWith an ever growing choice of toothbrushes available, we look at the key factors to consider when buying your next toothbrush

The importance of good oral health cannot be overestimated. Gum disease is a major risk factor for a number of serious conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. In the late 1930s, when toothbrushes with nylon bristles were first invented, consumers choosing a toothbrush didn’t have many options. Now, the story’s completely different. Most stores that sell oral hygiene products now have an extensive collection of different types of toothbrushes on their shelves, including manual and electric varieties.

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