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Tooth whitening offer at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich

Smiling girl with white teeth - Tooth whitening at Ipswich dental practice Harbour Dental Care is now just £200 until 31.01.18

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.

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Don’t ignore these signs of mouth cancer, warn Ipswich dentists

Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich is supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month in November

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.

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Gum disease sufferers are 70% more likely to get dementia

Ipswich dentist highlights new study that finds long term gum disease sufferers are 70% more likely to get dementia

Ipswich dentist highlights new study that finds long term gum disease sufferers are 70% more likely to get dementia

Ipswich dentist, Malcolm Harbour, from Harbour Dental Care, would like to highlight a new study that has found people with long term gum disease are 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

The research, published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, looked at more than 25,000 people to examine whether patients aged 50 or older with severe gum disease – also called ‘chronic periodontitis’ – had an increased risk of developing the disease.

Although they did not determine any direct causal link between the two diseases they did discover that people who suffered from long standing gum disease, of ten years of more, were up to 70 per cent more likely to then develop Alzheimer’s disease.

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Trying to get pregnant? Look after your gums!

Trying to get pregnant? Look after your gums! New research is highlighted by Ipswich dentists at Harbour Dental Care..

Trying to get pregnant? Look after your gums! New research is highlighted by Ipswich dentists at Harbour Dental Care.

New research published in June has found that gum bacteria may delay conception in young women.

The dentists and hygienists at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich High Street have known for many years that gum bacteria are connected to other diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, bacterial lung infections, strokes, premature births and rheumatoid arthritis.

Now, the research* carried out at the University of Helsinki on 256 healthy women aged between 19 to 42, found that porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium associated with periodontal (gum) diseases, was significantly more frequently detected in the saliva among women who did not become pregnant during the one-year follow-up period than among those who did.

The levels of salivary and serum antibodies against this pathogen were also significantly higher in women who did not become pregnant.

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Never ignore gum disease – no matter how old you are

Close up of a healthy mouth with a dental mirror - Never ignore gum disease says Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich

Never ignore gum disease says Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich

A new patient aged in her early 60s visited Malcolm Harbour at Harbour Dental Care in Ispwich this week troubled by sensitive teeth. An x-ray revealed she had cracked a tooth and a thorough dental examination found she had extensive gum disease. When we explained our findings the woman said ‘Isn’t gum disease just a sign of old age?’

Are you at risk of gum disease?

Some 80% of the UK population are estimated to suffer from a form of gum disease at some stage in their life. The most common cause is bad oral hygiene, however certain groups of people are more at risk, including:

Women and teenage girls

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Ipswich dentist warns that teenagers are at real risk of tooth decay

Bored teenager. Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich is always open to new patients, even teenagers! We offer NHS care for children until their 18th birthday (or 19th if they are in full time education).

Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich is always open to new patients, even teenagers! We offer NHS care for children until their 18th birthday (or 19th if they are in full time education).

Fluoride toothpaste and water fluoridisation has had a significant effect on reducing the levels of decay in the UK, explains principal dentist Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich High Street. But research carried out every ten years in the Child Dental Health Survey showed that in 2013 there were obvious levels of decay in 31% of 5 year olds, 34% of 12 year olds and 46% of 15 year olds.

It is clear from these statistics that our teenagers need extra help and encouragement when it comes to looking after their teeth. But what can parents in Suffolk do when their children hit that notoriously difficult age?

Learning by example

Instilling good dental health habits in our children from an early age should certainly help make brushing their teeth twice a day seem like second nature. If they have always done this, the idea is that they will carry on, so start while they are still young!

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Transforming smiles at Harbour Dental Care Ipswich

Grinning baby with two teeth. For an irresistible smile visit Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich. If you can't get away with this look, let us transform yours.

For an irresistible smile visit Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich. If you can’t get away with this look, let us transform yours.

Malcolm Harbour, the principal dentist at Harbour Debntal Care in Ispwich says if you have ever felt disappointed with your teeth, you will be delighted to hear that our modern cosmetic

dentistry can provide solutions to transform any smile.

We offer smile transformations for all budgets from low cost, minimally invasive cosmetic bonding to brighten and straighten, to complete smile makeovers. Our cosmetic solutions include teeth whitening, dental implants, fast adult braces, crowns, veneers and invisible fillings.

Free verbal consultations

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Who can resist chocolate and sweet treats at Easter? ask Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich

Reduce the risks of over-indulgence this Easter...Book a combined dental and hygiene appointment at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich today. Now £83! (was £108, offer ends 31.6.17)

Reduce the risks of over-indulgence this Easter…Book a combined dental and hygiene appointment at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich today. Now £83! (was £108, offer ends 31.6.17)

The Easter bunny is on his way laden with chocolate, sweets, hot cross buns and other sweet treats and at this time of the year it’s hard to resist.

But Malcolm Harbour, the principal dentist at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich, reminds us that sugar is not just bad for our waistlines. Instead of saying don’t eat anything sugary, Malcolm has provided some helpful facts and tips to help protect our teeth over the Easter festivities.

Facts

  • It’s not how much sugar we eat, it’s how long it’s on our teeth that counts.
  • Sugar + plaque germs = TOOTH DECAY.
  • It takes our teeth at least 45 minutes to recover from every sugar attack.

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Ipswich dentist asks: Are you teaching your children the correct tooth brushing techniques?

Mum and her young daughter brush their teeth - but do they know how to brush them properly asks Ipswich dentist, Malcolm Harbour.

Mum and her young daughter brush their teeth – but do they know how to brush them properly asks Ipswich dentist, Malcolm Harbour.

Chances are you taught your children how to brush their teeth and your parents taught you. But our Ipswich dentist asks: have you ever been shown how to bush your teeth by a professional? Could you be passing on bad habits to your children that they could pass onto theirs?

The team at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich is very keen to explain the gold standard in tooth brushing and we encourage our patients from Ipswich and beyond to ask us for guidance.

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