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Is fear making you neglect your teeth?

Corporate dental insurers Unum Dental carried out some research last year that revealed some interesting facts. According to a survey of more than 2,000 private sector employees, more than a fifth (24%) of British workers say that a fear of feeling pain or discomfort is the reason they avoid the dentist. Women were found to […]

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Gum disease doubles our risk of having a stroke

A new study has found that those of us with gum disease are around twice as likely to have a stroke, highlights Malcolm Harbour, the principal dentist at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich. Researchers have discovered when our gums bleed and become inflamed, it leads to changes in how blood and oxygen flows to our […]

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Confident healthy smiles are very attractive

Warm, open friendly smiles are an attractive feature that often come from having confidence in our teeth, says Malcolm Harbour the principal dentist at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich. Hiding your smile behind your hand, or smiling with your lips tightly closed are signs that there is something about your teeth you are unhappy about. […]

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What does it mean to be dentally fit?

The New Year is usually a time when we try to put the excesses of Christmas behind us and embark on a new, healthier lifestyle. The gyms are packed, the parks full of people walking, cycling and running, and the booze aisles are eerily quiet. But how can we achieve a healthier smile and what […]

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Children should stick to drinking milk and water

New guidelines suggest that milk and water are the things children aged five and under should mostly drink, explains Malcolm Harbour, the principal dentist at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich A panel of scientists has issued the new nutritional guidelines that say children should not be given any drinks containing sugar or sweeteners. What children […]

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Your dental examination could save your life

This year in the UK, around 8,300 people will be given the life-changing news that they have mouth cancer, explains Ipswich dentist Malcolm Harbour from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich High Street. These numbers continue to rise while the disease claims more lives than cervical and testicular cancer combined. Beating mouth cancer is dependent on […]

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Stressed workers ‘cope’ by bingeing on sugar

More than a quarter of British adults (28%) are turning to sugar when put under stress at work, reveal the dentists at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich. Just over 2,000 people were questioned by the Oral Health Foundation during National Smile Month about their food choices when feeling stressed and bingeing on sugar was the […]

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Excessive computer use linked to poor oral health in teenagers

Three hours of computer use each day is enough to put teenagers at risk of poor oral health says a new study* revealed by the Ipswich dentists at Harbour Dental Care on the High Street. An examination of more than 1,500 18-year-olds showed those who spend more time on computers (e.g., for internet and computer […]

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How happy are you to pose for a photograph?

As part of National Smile Month 2019 the organisers carried out a nationwide poll that found most of us regularly feel self-conscious about the appearance of our teeth. The Oral Health Foundation found that more than half of British adults (51%) are often made to feel anxious about how their smile looks and less than […]

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