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Ipswich dentist shines a spotlight on snacking and 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 […]

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Dental checks remain hugely important for OAPs

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 […]

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Bad breath? Kiss goodbye to a second date, says dental survey

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% […]

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It’s time to fit your own oxygen mask first

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 […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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Trying to get pregnant? Look after your gums!

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, […]

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Never ignore gum disease – no matter how old you are

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 […]

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

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 […]

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