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3 Tips For Nervous Patients

For many people, visiting the dentist isn’t a big event or cause for concern. It’s a regular appointment which comes and goes without drama or conflict. But for some individuals, it is an absolutely terrifying experience. Thanks to exaggerated dramatisations in popular media such as film and television, who would play on the fear of the […]

The dental implant process

Here at The Smile Centre, Cornwall, we truly believe that there is no better alternative to your natural teeth. That’s why your dentist will always encourage you to take care of what nature gave you. However, sometimes life can throw challenges at you and this may mean that your natural teeth are no long suitable. […]

Cornwall dentists shine a spotlight on snacking and decay

Tooth brushing won’t stop decay for children who snack all day, reiterate Chris and Dan Smirthwaite from The Smile Centre in Liskeard following the publication of a new study on pre-school children. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow found children who snack all day – compared with just eating meals […]

Tooth whitening – know the facts and stay safe urge Liskeard dentists

Tooth whitening is a safe and effective way to give your smile a boost – but only when carried out by a qualified dental professional, otherwise it’s illegal. The popularity of tooth whitening has made it an attractive venture for illegal providers, says principal dentist, Chris Smirthwaite from The Smile Centre in Liskeard. This means […]

Dental checks remain hugely important for OAPs

Denture wearers – and even those with no natural teeth left – are being reminded by our Liskeard dentists of the importance of attending the dentist regularly. As we get older it can become more difficult to visit the dentist because of ill health, mobility issues, having to rely on lifts from other people and […]

Bad breath? Kiss goodbye to a second date says dental survey

Before seeking out your Valentine this year, make sure your oral health is up to a loveable standard, urge our Liskeard dentists. Bad breath has topped the list of reasons putting people off asking for second dates, research has shown. A study by the Oral Health Foundation revealed 35% of people find bad breath to […]

Smile – it’s nearly Christmas!

So the festive season is almost upon us and that can mean the chance for us to get together with friends, socialise at work Christmas parties or strut our stuff on the dancefloor. Whatever you are up to this Christmas and New Year, we hope you are able to smile with confidence. If you have […]

Don’t ignore these signs of mouth cancer, warn Liskeard dentists

As part of Mouth Cancer Action Month in November, organiser the Oral Health Foundation and the Cornwall dentists at The Smile Centre in Liskeard, are challenging people to check for any unusual changes inside their mouths. They have issued the challenge due to the shocking rise in mouth cancer cases in recent years and the […]

Gum disease sufferers are 70% more likely to get dementia

Cornwall dentists at The Smile Centre in Liskeard would like to highlight a new study that has found people with long term gum disease are 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The research, published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, looked at more than 25,000 people to examine whether patients aged 50 or older with […]

Trying to get pregnant? Look after your gums!

New research published in June has found that gum bacteria may delay conception in young women. The dentists and hygiene team at the Smile Centre in Liskeard have known for many years that gum bacteria are connected to other diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, bacterial lung infections, strokes, premature births and rheumatoid arthritis. Now, the […]