Everyone knows that as part of a good oral hygiene routine it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day. So why is it that so many children under 10 years of age are being treated in hospital as a result of tooth decay?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Children smile up to 400 times a day – and their smiles are powerful! A study called the Smile Back Project by the University of Cambridge revealed that adults smile 13 per cent more frequently when with children than when in the presence of adults or being alone. It also shows how the condition of […]