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This year, Easter is later than usual - and it seems that the shops have been full of chocolate eggs for an awfully long time! The British tradition of exchanging chocolate eggs and all manner of chocolate confectionary has made Easter an eagerly anticipated celebration for children for over a century - but just what are the risks of all this chocolate and how can we ensure that our teeth are not put at risk? Let’s take a closer look. A brief history of the chocolate Easter egg Did you know that the chocolate Easter egg is believed to have been introduced to England by J.S. Fry & Sons in 1873? The first chocolate Easter eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th Century with France and Germany taking the lead in this new artistic confectionery, and their introduction to the UK proved to be an immediate success. In...

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  Are you Mouthaware? The Causes and Symptoms of Mouth Cancer New research just published by the Oral Health Foundation, one of the UK’s leading health charities, has revealed an urgent need for British adults to improve their knowledge on the common causes and symptoms of mouth cancer. Mouth cancer in numbers More than 8,300 people have been diagnosed with mouth cancer in the United Kingdom over the last twelve months, making it one of the fastest-growing cancers in the country. Of those diagnosed, 2,700 have sadly gone on to lose their lives. Alarmingly the number of cases has risen by 135% over 20 years -  at a time when many cancers are seeing a trend in the opposite direction. So what is behind this drastic rise and can it be prevented? What causes mouth cancer? Many people are not aware that the most common causes are popular habits -...

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Dental implants are an increasingly popular and highly successful solution to replace one or more missing teeth permanently. They can also be used to replace a full set of teeth, replacing removable dentures with a fixed alternative. If you have been considering having dental implants but would like to know a little more about that they are and how they work, then read on to discover everything you need to know. Are dental implants a good idea? If you are struggling with missing teeth and want a long term solution, then dental implants are definitely a good idea to consider. They are suitable for almost everybody and are proven to be extremely reliable. Looked after properly, your new teeth can easily last a lifetime. There are many reasons to choose dental implants. Firstly, when you lose a tooth, your jawbone can become weaker and start to shrink. Over time, this...

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After a particularly mild winter so far, the papers are promising that an Arctic front is on its way, supposedly bringing freezing temperatures and some much-awaited snow fall. Whilst many people love the beauty of frosty mornings and fresh snow, others struggle with the cold. Some people complain of sudden attacks of toothache in wintry weather - so is this normal and should you worry? Let’s take a closer look. How temperature changes affect our teeth The human body has a built-in temperature control system. It ensures vital organs and systems are kept at a perfect 37℃. Unless things go wrong, this temperature is maintained almost all of the time. Our blood and bodily fluids all stay at this temperature, including the saliva in our mouths. The result is that our teeth effectively have a nice warm blanket to protect them. If, however, we shock our teeth by eating an...

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There is always plenty to smile about at Christmas and the new year. But if you would like a smile that will last for longer or want to improve your confidence, Field House Dental Practice has some great ideas to help you enjoy a new you in 2019. Teeth Whitening Whether you want to boost your career prospects for the coming year, look your best for a big day or simply feel happier on a daily basis, teeth whitening is a simple, safe and cost-effective way to transform your smile and more importantly improve your confidence. Within a short amount of time, your smile can be given a transforming boost. At Field House Dental Practice, we offer a home whitening treatment that is closely monitored by one of our qualified dentists, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands. At your first appointment, we will discuss the treatment...

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Field House Dental Practice will close for Christmas on Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. We would like to wish all of our patients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your valued support over the past year, we look forward to seeing you all in 2019.

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Everybody dreams of a white Christmas and that chance to share those snowy selfies on your social media. Unless you are unhappy with the colour of your teeth, that is. If you’ve found yourself looking for ways to avoid being in front of the camera because you don’t like your smile, you are not alone. Luckily with professional teeth whitening, it couldn’t be easier to have the smile you dream of in time for Christmas. Safe and straightforward, it won’t just transform your smile - it’ll transform the way you see life. Read on to learn more. Why choose professional teeth whitening? As we get older, our teeth naturally lose some of their natural sparkle. A major factor in this is lifestyle choices we enjoy as adults such as smoking or drinking red wine or coffee. However, even the normal food and drink we consume on a daily basis can...

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It seems that the kids are only just back into school and the family routine is starting to return to normal - yet somehow October half term is already almost upon us! After relaxing the rules over summer and letting the children get away with a little more than they’d usually be able to - including many a late night - most families have finally restored order and set the standard for the months ahead. However, most parents will admit to occasionally turning a blind eye to tooth brushing during school holidays in order to keep the peace - but did you know that insufficient brushing is now a huge problem that is putting UK children’s oral health at risk? With the growing trend for celebrating halloween with sweet treats, now is a particularly important time to be tooth aware. Gone in 30 seconds We all know that adults and...

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Dreaming of a straighter smile this autumn? You are not alone! Many adults do not realize that it is never too late to get their teeth straightened and may not be aware that a straighter smile is a lot more achievable that they thought. With a range of modern techniques to choose from, it is now possible to correct crooked, crowded or irregular teeth in a way that fits your lifestyle and guarantees the best possible results, no matter what your age. Let’s take a closer look at the options available. What is Orthodontics? Orthodontics refers to the process of moving teeth into a better position and is ideal if you have crowded teeth or gaps in between teeth. Contrary to popular belief, there is no real age limit for orthodontics so in most cases as long as your teeth and gums are healthy they can be straightened. Although people...

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Overcome your dental anxiety with Field House Dental Practice Suffering from dental anxiety or nervousness is very common. In fact, 1 in 4 people suffer with a form of nervousness or anxiety surrounding dentists and dental treatment. If you have dental anxiety, you’ve probably heard it hundreds of times, but there is really is nothing to be afraid of. At Field House Dental Practice, our dentists are experienced in putting nervous patients at ease. We will make sure you feel as relaxed as possible, from the initial consultation to the treatment process itself. Some people suffer with so much anxiety around dentistry that they put off making a dental appointment at all. Attending regular dental health assessments is vital if you would like to keep your mouth healthy. During an assessment, your teeth, gums and the skin in the mouth will be examined, meaning any potential problems will be caught...

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Shockingly, over 2 million Brits have not visited a dentist in over a decade. Whether you are putting off making an appointment due to a fear of the dentist, being unsure of the costs involved or simply forgetting, you are putting your dental health at huge risk. At Field House Dental Practice, we will carry out a detailed examination of your mouth and then risk assess you (we know its a boring term but its so important when it comes to mouth health) so that we can advise you on how often you need to see the different members of our team, be that dentist, hygienist, oral health educator.  Some patients will require appointments every six months, and others will only need to be seen every nine to twelve months. Your dentist will advise you on this once they have assessed your dental health. Here are some important reasons why...

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The weather has been kind so far this year and those who have already enjoyed one of the early music festivals around the UK, such as Download or the One Big Weekend, have been lucky enough to avoid a major mud bath. That’s not to say it won’t be another picture altogether as the remainder of the summer festivals get underway. Anybody who has been to a music festival will tell you that after the tent, waterproof clothing should be top of the list of priorities. Most people, however, overlook another extremely important item that you really shouldn’t go without - your toothbrush. Read on to learn why this should be one of the most important items to pack. Festivals - a growing trend Here in Britain, we love a music festival - even if it does mean getting soaked to the skin and covered in mud. Of course, Glastonbury...

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