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Smoking – kick the habit for good!

14th March 2019

If you’ve ever thought about giving up smoking, then National No Smoking Day could be just the motivation you need! Held this week National No Smoking Day is designed to raise awareness about smoking and the impact it can have on health. According to the NHS, the average smoker smokes around 13 cigarettes a day,…

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The importance of a healthy mouth

25th January 2019

Here at Mouth Matters in Chester we firmly believe that good oral health is the cornerstone for quality dental care and the key to maintaining a healthy smile for life. A good oral home care regime is the best place to start, which is why our hygienists work with each of our patients to help…

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How to keep your oral health in check over Christmas

19th December 2018

When it comes to Christmas, we all like to indulge a little and with all of the wonderful festive foods under our noses, how can we resist? While this time of year can be particularly hard on our waist lines, we shouldn’t forget that our oral health can also take a bit of a battering,…

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Be mouth aware

20th November 2018

  The whole of November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, something we feel very passionate about at Mouth Matters in Chester. While lots of the dentistry we carry out aims to enhance smiles in the most aesthetic way, the health of our patients is always of paramount importance here in the practice. This is why…

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Could chocolate be good for our teeth?

26th October 2018

  It might be Halloween but we’ve got some news that is far from scary… chocolate might just be good for our teeth! According to some research, the tannins, polyphenols, and flavonoids found in cocoa beans are all antioxidants that could actually help to fight tooth decay. Antioxidants are also known to reduce inflammation in…

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Oral cancer

23rd July 2018

  Cancer. We all know someone who has been affected by this devastating disease, with varying outcomes. However, even a good prognosis often requires the patient to undergo some degree of surgery or difficult treatment, it’s never plain sailing. While it may seem fairly obvious that cancer can develop in any area of the body,…

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Is flossing really that important?

24th June 2018

Your dentist and hygienist probably mention flossing all the time, asking how often you do it and highlighting the fact that you should floss on a daily basis. Here at Mouth Matters, we often wonder if patients walk away from their appointments questioning whether flossing really is that important… it’s only a piece of string…

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The emotional effects of a smile

22nd April 2018

  Smiling is an emotional reaction, it naturally reflects our feelings of joy, happiness, contentment, and love. Smiling at another person can also elicit the same response and feeling from them, too, giving them a little lift that they might just need in that moment. It’s little surprise then, that if someone feels conscious about…

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Flossing, do we really have to?

24th March 2018

                  Flossing is almost like a comical game of cat and mouse… your dentist tells you to do it, you promise you will everyday, and then you promptly forget all about it until the day before your next appointment… sound familiar? If this sounds like you, you’re definitely…

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It’s never too late to get braces…

20th February 2018

                When you think about braces does it instantly conjure up an image of a mouth full of metal brackets and wires coupled with the complex world of teenage angst? If so, it’s time to rethink! These days, teeth straightening can be a far more cosmetic process, and…

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