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Your Dentist’s warning about Smoking

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Smoking is bad for your physical health. This is something we’ve all known for years, and yet it’s estimated that there are still 6.1 million regular adult smokers in England. The number of people who regularly smoke is in a gradual decline, which is a very good thing, but lots of people still don’t realise… Read More

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Gum disease treatment

How a Dental Hygienist treats Gum Disease

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Nearly every adult in the UK has at some point or is currently experiencing gum disease. It’s an incredibly common and frustratingly preventable dental malady that can be kept at bay with the correct dental hygiene habits at home and visiting your dental hygienist. Learn the signs of gum disease, how to combat it at… Read More

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teeth whitening

Foods that will affect your teeth whitening results

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Teeth whitening is an extremely popular treatment that, with the Enlighten system, could improve your smile by up to 16 shades. However, there are certain foods and drinks that can affect your teeth whitening results and leave stubborn stains on your newly brightened teeth. How do you maintain your teeth whitening results, and which foods… Read More

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dental implants

The health benefits of dental implants

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Everyone wants a healthy and happy smile. We want our teeth to look, feel, and function at their best, but sometimes life has other plans for us. Whether through accident, trauma, or health issues, a missing tooth can drastically affect your confidence in smiling but also your dental health. How do dental implants, a permanent… Read More

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Can Invisalign fix my bite?

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We talk a lot about transforming smiles here at Down House Dental, but braces began with correcting teeth first, smiles second. While the two have become inseparable now, a lot of patients still want to get their treatment and money’s worth by improving their bite while the work to achieve their new smile. Of course,… Read More

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dental health tips for christmas

Maintaining your dental health this Christmas

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There’s so much going on at Christmas, some things just slip your mind or fall down your priority list. One of those things might be your dental hygiene routine, right? Don’t worry, we understand that there’s a lot on at this time of year – school plays, present shopping, and organising your own social and… Read More

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bleeding gums and the signs of gum disease

What do bleeding gums mean?

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A dental practice doesn’t just look at your teeth, we pay attention to your gums too. Gums are often overlooked in home dental care, but they’re an important part of your dental health. Here at Down House Dental Practice, we want to share to valuable information on the meaning of bleeding gums, unhealthy gum symptoms… Read More

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teeth whitening with down house

Home teeth whitening for a brighter smile

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A survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry revealed that 50% of participants believed that discoloured teeth were a sign of poor hygiene. This is obviously a very upsetting reveal if your own teeth have yellowed with age, as they naturally do, or through no fault of your own, you have stains on your… Read More

Categories: Teeth Whitening

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