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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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Boost your brushing!

17th January 2018

  You already know that brushing your teeth is all about keeping them clean and, doing so twice a day for two minutes each time will keep them at the optimum level of cleanliness. We always suggest brushing first thing in the morning and just before bed time for the best results. Let’s take a…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

20th December 2017

  Here at Mouth Matters in Chester, it’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We’re blessed to have the festive markets right on our doorstep, although that does make it very tempting to keep popping out for a mince pie, mulled wine, cheese, cookies, etc… We must resist! We’ll be able to take…

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The science in your smile

27th November 2017

                If we see someone smiling, or if they smile directly at us, most of us tend to smile back and this tiny act can result in lifting our own mood. Try it now, just smile. Even if you’re feeling low, give it a go and see how…

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Have you got a ‘Prosecco smile’?

20th September 2017

You may have noticed that the UK’s love affair with Prosecco has come under fire in the news recently, due to the affect it is having on our teeth. Some of the country’s top dentists have spoken out about the risk of ‘Prosecco smile’, thanks to the drink containing a combination of sugar, alcohol, and…

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What’s in your mouth?

17th July 2017

According to Sigmund Socransky, associate clinical professor of periodontology at Harvard University: ‘In one mouth, the number of bacteria can easily exceed the number of people who live on Earth.’1 This seems to be a worrying thought ! So, why are there so many bacteria living in our mouths? The warm temperatures and moist atmosphere…

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