Fear of the dentist: Can it be overcome?

  Roughly 1 in every 10 adults in the UK suffer from serious fear of the dentist and this figure could potentially rise if the public don’t understand enough about the treatments they receive or the processes involved. As with anything unknown in life, the more we understand about something, the less we fear it and this is definitely the case with the dentist. There has always been a widespread fear, on some level, in the social consciousness with trips to the dentist and in some cases, this is because of a fear of needles. However, most of the time, it’s actually an irrational fear which could be contained by educating…

Can Vaping Hurt Your Dental Health?

  With the recent restrictions on smoking in public restaurants and pubs as well as a big push over the last decade on responsibility with regards educating people on the dangers of smoking, it’s no surprise that e-cigarettes have become gradually more popular. Offering an alternative with less negative health implications and yet still serving the craving of nicotine, it’s no wonder many smokers have made the switch. The issue of course is that E-cigarettes still contain nicotine and harmful substances, in some cases more so than in regular tobacco cigarettes. The evidence from a study taken by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the US, has…

Is The Sugar Epidemic Real?

  We all know the dangers of too much sugar and what it can do to our overall health, as well as the damage to our teeth but have we become scared of sugar? Earlier this year there was a health piece from the Telegraph, which discussed the recent statistics that showed 170 youngsters had their decayed teeth removed in hospital every day between 2016 – 2017. This perceived “crisis” was a result of the NHS spending data showing the costs attributed to under 18’s within that time frame came in at over £36 million. The sheer cost associated with just teeth extraction alone was enough to shock and to make…