New Year’s Resolution

From us at Guildford Dental Practice, we wish you a happy new year! And with the new year comes new resolutions, so why not make your resolution to improve your oral hygiene! Here are ideas that you can adopt in the new year: 1. Look after your gums Flossing and brushing your teeth is a […]

Dentophobia

Dentophobia, more commonly known as a fear of dentists, is one of the most notorious phobias in society. With 9-20% of the American population avoiding their regular checkups due to their fears, the risk of disease and decay is far greater. This is particularly dangerous for patients who already have poor oral hygiene, meaning the […]

Is flossing really as important as dentists say?

In most people’s oral hygiene routine, flossing isn’t a common task for many. Despite all dentists and dental hygienists advising their patients to floss everyday, many still don’t do it. Without flossing, a person can miss cleaning around 35% of their tooth surface. Some people also don’t have big enough spaces in between their teeth […]

A discussion with Dr. Kazem

When he’s feeling under the weather, dentist Dr. Kazem says one thing always helps him feel a little more like himself. “Brushing my teeth when I’m sick actually makes me feel better,” he says. “My mouth feels clean, and in a way, I feel like my health is starting to improve.” When you have a […]

Xylitol chewing gum and why you should use it

Xylitol chewing gum should be substituted for the chewing gum you use these days for a number of health reasons. Since xylitol slows demineralization and enables some rebuilding of the enamel, it assists in the prevention of new cavities from forming and over time can reverse tooth decay that already occurred. Studies have shown that using xylitol five times per day is very […]

Alcohol increases disease-causing mouth bacteria

A study tells us that ‘changes in oral microbes may lead to gum disease, heart problems, and cancer.’ Whilst we all know the most well known problems that come along with alcohol, and alcohol addiction especially, such as liver failure and other health risks, new research shows that drinking alcohol can imbalance your oral bacteria […]

Do you floss your teeth?

We all know it is important to brush our teeth – but do you know that flossing BEFORE brushing your teeth has been proven to be more effective than flossing after brushing? A recent study tells us that interdental brushing with floss before conducting a full wash loosens bacteria and food waste which means a […]