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?
As well as regularly visiting the dentist, it’s just as important to visit the dental hygienist to maintain your dental well-being. Dental hygienists are specifically trained to look after the health of teeth and gums, providing thorough, deep cleaning and educating patients on how to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
It’s amazing that some people will put up with gum infections, toothache or even broken and unsightly teeth to avoid visiting the dentist. Therefore as well as finding a dentist whose work is high quality, it’s important that they also put you at ease, are thorough yet gentle, and take the time to talk things […]
Whilst it may seem that there’s not much to your dental appointments, it’s not just a case of making sure your teeth are still in good condition. In fact there are a myriad of things we check and assess each time you visit us for your check up. Here’s a run down of what to […]
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 […]
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% […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]