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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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Ipswich dentist urges you to put your dental health first in 2017

Malcolm Harbour, principal dentist at Harbour Dental Care Ipswich

Malcolm Harbour, principal dentist at Harbour Dental Care Ipswich

Many changes can occur in your mouth in just a matter of months, which is why Malcolm Harbour the principal dentist here at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich advises patients to visit  at least every 12 months, ideally every six.

Regular visits to Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich allow us to spot any issues early before they become painful or more expensive to treat. No matter how meticulous your oral hygiene regime, bacterial plaque builds up and this can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Read More…

£50 off tooth whitening at Harbour Dental Care Ipswich

A group of friends at a party spread some Christmas cheer with lovely smiles. Ask Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich for details

Spread some Christmas cheer with a lovely smile from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich

If we feel confident about our teeth, we are more likely to smile fully and unselfconsciously. There are lots of benefits of smiling, so spread some happiness in Ipswich  this Christmas with a beaming smile.

Smiling is contagious and studies report that just seeing one person smiling activates the area of our brains that controls our facial movement, which leads to a grin. Smiling also helps lower stress and anxiety because the act releases endorphins in our brains that make us feel calmer and lowers our heart rate.

How does your smile make you feel?

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 one of the talented dentists at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich. Our dentists and hygienist can offer a range of affordable treatments.

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Ipswich dentist says early diagnosis of mouth cancer saves lives

Mature couple learns from Ipswich dentists that a healthy diet can help ward off mouth cancer

Mature couple learns from Ipswich dentists that a healthy diet can help ward off mouth cancer

Ipswich dentist, Malcolm Harbour, explains that more than 2,000 people lose their life to mouth cancer in the UK every year. Although the number of mouth cancer cases has increased steadily over the last decade, more people are being treated successfully and are living for longer.

Early detection for mouth cancer results in a survival outcome of 90% but delayed diagnosis means survival rates plummet to as little as 50%. So, the message from the dentists at Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich is please ensure you attend regularly for your dental and hygiene appointments. Make it a resolution in 2017 to put your health and wellbeing at the top of your list of priorities.

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Give your child the best start possible, advises Ipswich dentist

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

A mum and daughter look after their dental health, thanks to advice from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich

A mum and daughter look after their dental health, thanks to advice from Harbour Dental Care in Ipswich

cent more frequently when with children than when in the presence of adults or being alone.

It also shows how the condition of our teeth can make a big difference to how often we smile. The study found a significant correlation between healthy teeth and higher intensity of smiling; study participants who reported better oral health also reported higher levels of self-esteem and life satisfaction.

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