How Many Teeth Do Adults Have?

Our teeth are vital not just for having a beautiful and attractive smile, but they are equally essential for allowing us to eat and speak properly. That is why nature gifts us with two sets of teeth – the primary, or the milk teeth, and the permanent teeth. So, what is the difference between milk and permanent teeth, and what are they used for? This article explains everything you need to know about different types of teeth and their functions.  How Many Teeth Does a Child Have? The teeth of a child are called the milk, or the primary teeth. The first milk tooth appears when the baby is about…

The Dangers of Illegal Teeth Whitening

We have all heard of “botch” dentistry and poor dental experiences from patients who have suffered at the hands of careless, unqualified dentists, whether it be pulled-teeth or incorrect fillings but it seems that illegal treatments are still a problem in the UK and there’s one treatment in particular that people are happy to get, despite warnings that there are illegal services being run right now, posing as legitimate ones.   Illegal Teeth Whitening There has been a rise in the number of people caught performing or offering teeth whitening services locally and this is a big problem, not only for the patient but also for dentistry in general. The…

Charcoal Toothpaste – Fad or Fact?

It’s popular, it’s fashionable and it’s reported as a fantastic way to whiten teeth and regularly keep your teeth looking clean. It’s also promoted as organic and a preventative measure against cavities. Charcoal toothpaste and activated charcoal ingredients are used across the beauty sector in face scrubs, lip balms and face masks. But is charcoal toothpaste really as clever as it is made out to be, and more importantly are we being misled about the benefits? Activated Charcoal Activated charcoal is a detoxifying agent which has been used historically for preventing harmful substances being absorbed by the stomach, as well as even now being used for relieving poisoned patients and…