Most of us are painfully aware of mouth ulcers. For those lucky few who have never had one, they are painful sores that can appear on the inside of your cheeks, lips and gums. They look like blisters and are often raised on the outside edge with a dip in the centre.
No one is 100% sure what causes mouth ulcers, explain the dentists at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich, but we do know that they hurt. The inside of the mouth is one of the most sensitive and tender areas of the body. Mouth ulcers can catch on our teeth, rub when we speak, become inflamed when we eat and irritated when we drink.
British adults are spending £196 a year looking after their smile by purchasing oral health care products
British adults are spending £196 a year looking after their smile by purchasing oral health care products, according to the results of a nationwide survey.
An investigation by the Oral Health Foundation, looking at the spending power of more than 2,000 people from across the UK, found that we are spending an average of £16.34 on products such as toothpaste, mouthwash, interdental brushes and sugar free chewing gum each month.
As the number of people visiting a dentist continues to rise and with treatments such as tooth whitening becoming more popular, the population is now placing a much greater emphasis on good oral health. As an advocate of preventive dentistry and healthy teeth for life, this is music to the ears of Ipswich dentist Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care.
NHS and private patients are welcome at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich
Be proud to show off your healthy smile
At the time of writing this, the sun is shining, says Ipswich dentist, Malcolm Harbour. It’s glorious out there and with the warmer weather comes the shedding of our winter wardrobe. Legs are bared, arms uncovered and feet revealed.
As the layers come off, we can often be our harshest critic. But what about our smile? We wear that every day – are you happy to reveal yours?
Healthy smiles are stunning
Please speak to the understanding and helpful dental team at Harbour Dental Care if you are concerned about your child’s dental health and their sugar consumption.
Tooth brushing won’t stop decay for children who snack all day, reiterates Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care following the publication of a new study on pre-school children.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow found children who snack all day – compared with just eating meals – are far more likely to have dental decay.
The snacking habits of more than 4,000 pre-school children were looked at by scientists, who found that tooth brushing only partly protects against the effects of sugary snacks on children’s teeth.
Tooth whitening at Ipswich dental practice Harbour Dental Care is now just £150 until 30.06.18
Tooth whitening is a safe and effective way to give your smile a boost – but only when carried out by a qualified dental professional, otherwise it’s illegal.
The popularity of tooth whitening has made it an attractive venture for illegal providers, says principal dentist, Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care. This means that unsuspecting people are being put at risk from serious and permanent damage to their mouth.
The UK’s leading dental charity, the Oral Health Foundation, has put together a definitive guide on unscrupulous tooth whitening. The following points will enable everybody to protect themselves from dangerous providers and products, and get a pearly white smile without any risk to their health.
Older people are reminded of the importance of attending the dentist regularly by Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich.
Denture wearers – and even those with no natural teeth left – are being reminded by our Ipswich dentist of the importance of attending the dentist regularly.
As we get older it can become more difficult to visit the dentist because of ill health, mobility issues, having to rely on lifts from other people and the worry of the visits themselves. But Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care would like to stress the importance of visiting the dentist at least once a year, preferably twice.
Don’t let bad breath be a passion killer. Visit Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich for minty fresh breath and healthier teeth and gums.
Before seeking out your Valentine this year, make sure your oral health is up to a loveable standard, says Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich, Suffolk. Bad breath has topped the list of reasons putting people off asking for second dates, research has shown.
A study by the Oral Health Foundation revealed 35% of people find bad breath to be the biggest turn off, followed by ‘bad chat’ with 11% of respondents. Being badly dressed was named by only 2% of respondents as their biggest turn off.
Bad breath can be a real passion killer, says our Ipswich dentist.
Make 2018 the year to put yourself – and your dental health – first, says Ipswich dentist Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care
In a mid-air emergency, we are always told to fit our own oxygen mask first. This is to ensure we are able to help our loved ones in a calm, considerate and efficient manner – whilst being able to breathe ourselves!
It may sound selfish but it is absolutely essential – and not just in a crisis situation. If our own wellbeing isn’t being cared for, our ability to give our love to others is diminished.
One of the most debilitating issues we can face, says Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich, is when our mouths are painful and don’t work as well as they should. This not only affects our ability to eat and look after ourselves properly but also how we cope in community and social environments.
If you are struggling to eat, chew, smile and socialise because an uncomfortable, troublesome mouth is occupying your mind, now is a good time to put yourself first. It is the New Year after all, so when better to start thinking about you?
Tooth whitening at Ipswich dental practice Harbour Dental Care is now just £200 until 31.01.18
If you want your smile to dazzle this Christmas one of the easiest, most cost effective and long lasting ways is with tooth whitening. And with the festive special offer now available at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich, there’s no better time!
Tooth whitening is now just £200 until 31.01.18 – that’s a saving of £58! Book now while stocks last.
Are you happy with your smile?
If we feel confident about our teeth, we are more likely to smile fully and unselfconsciously. There are lots of benefits smiling brings, so spread some joy this Christmas with a beaming, brighter, whiter smile.
If you have any niggles about your teeth that you’d like corrected before the festive party season gets into full swing, then speak to us. Our dentists and hygienists can offer a range of affordable treatments.
Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich is supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month in November
As part of Mouth Cancer Action Month in November, organiser the Oral Health Foundation and the Ipswich dentists at Harbour Dental Care, are challenging people to check for any unusual changes inside their mouths.
They have issued the challenge due to the shocking rise in mouth cancer cases in recent years and the continued importance of diagnosing mouth cancer early for a person’s chances of beating the disease.
The Oral Health Foundation is concerned that many mouth cancer cases are not being spotted early enough to be treated effectively.