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Expert claims braces could be harming children’s teeth

International expert, Professor Robin Seymour, has issued a warning that orthodontic treatment, in particular fixed braces, could be risky to children’s dental health. It is estimated that around two hundred thousand young people undergo teeth straightening in England and Wales every year.Professor Seymour expressed his concerns that braces with fixed brackets and ...

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A third of Americans don’t floss their teeth

A dentist might advise you to floss your teeth at least one a day to remove plaque and bacteria but a new study has revealed that people in America don't take their dental health very seriously and a large number are neglecting this part of their oral hygiene routine.The research shows that around ...

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Research suggests that chewing sugarfree gum could save the NHS millions

New research has revealed that children chewing sugarfree gum could possibly save the NHS as much as £14million. This comes after 35% of 12-year-olds said they have been embarrassed to laugh or smile because they teeth were not in great condition, according to government figures.The study suggests that if all 12-year-olds chewed a single ...

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Sleeping with your mouth open could lead to decay

According to new research, sleeping with your mouth open could be as bad for your teeth as fizzy drinks because it can cause decay. The study, which has been published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, shows that people who sleep with their mouths open are at greater risk of decay than those who ...

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Dentist suggests that flossing is a waste of time

A leading dentist at Newcastle University has suggested that flossing teeth may be a complete waste of time if it is not being done correctly. Speaking to MailOnline, Robin Seymour, Emeritus Professor of Dental Sciences at the University said that flossing is a great way to get rid of plaque and food debris that ...

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Is being vegetarian bad for your teeth?

According to new evidence put forward by dental experts, diets that include meat and dairy products could be better for naturally healthy teeth – meaning that strict vegetarian or vegan diets could be damaging to dental health. A common amino acid that occurs in certain food products has been shown to break down plaque effectively, ...

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Dentist gives tips on how to clean your teeth properly

There are many old wives tails about how best to clean your teeth and it can sometimes be confusing when there are conflicting stories about toothbrushes and oral hygiene.Michaela O’Neill, president of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, spoke to Mailonline about the best ways to avoid plaque and tooth ...

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New Research shows that wine could protect against tooth decay

According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, grape seed extracts found in wine could help to prevent cavities and it has been suggested that this information could be used to develop natural products to fight dental diseases. The researchers at the Spanish National Research Council, led by Maria Victoria Moreno-Arribas, said that ...

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Actresses support whitening treatment ‘oil pulling’

Hollywood actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley have shared their support of tooth whitening treatment known as ‘oil pulling’, which involves rinsing the mouth out with coconut oil to whiten the teeth and improve oral health.Gwyneth Paltrow, who is known for her love of natural, healthy living, spoke to E! News about the ...

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Study shows that cheese combats tooth decay

If new research is to be believed, cheese could help prevent the development of cavities because it neutralises the plaque acid that causes decay. Researchers have discovered that the dairy product makes the mouth more alkaline, which is a less hospitable environment for plaque to form on the teeth – cheese also creates a protective ...

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