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Diabetes and dental health

11 June 2019

Diabetes Week takes place during 10-16 June 2019 and is a UK initiative that concentrates on raising awareness and understanding of diabetes and raising money for research. Many people, and that includes some of those currently living with diabetes, don’t understand that the condition puts you at a greater risk of developing gum disease. This…

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Try the two-minute challenge!

31 May 2019

As part of National Smile Month, we want you to try the two-minute challenge! We all know that we should be brushing our teeth for two minutes, twice a day, but are you really brushing for long enough? Most of us think we know how long two minutes is, it’s not THAT long is it……

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Looking after your braces

19 April 2019

If you’ve chosen to have cosmetic orthodontics as an adult, we already know that you love your smile enough to give it a beautiful boost. Here at Mouth Matters in Chester, we know you’ll want to ensure your oral health is kept to an optimum during treatment but it is a little trickier and will…

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The importance of a healthy mouth

25 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

19 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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Is flossing really that important?

24 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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Flossing, do we really have to?

24 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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Have you got a ‘Prosecco smile’?

20 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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Toothbrushes: Is manual or electric best?

2 July 2017

Here at Mouth Matters in Chester, our patients often ask us whether it is better to use a manual or electric toothbrush, so we thought this would be a good topic to discuss here. The first thing to point out is that no matter which brush you choose, your brushing technique is the most important…

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The added extra that your mouth deserves!

22 March 2017

As with any task, there’s a way of doing things that will get the job done, but there’s always an alternative method that will offer maximum effect. Take cleaning the car as an example. You can use a bucket, sponge and some car shampoo to wash off the majority of the noticeable dirt, which works…

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