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Average Brit spends almost £200 a year looking after their oral health

British adults are spending £196 a year looking after their smile by purchasing oral health care products, according to the results of a nationwide survey. An investigation by the Oral Health Foundation, looking at the spending power of more than 2,000 people from across the UK, found that we are spending an average of £16.34 […]

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 […]

It’s time to fit your own oxygen mask first

In a mid-air emergency, we are always told to fit our own oxygen mask first. This is to ensure we are able to help our loved ones in a calm, considerate and efficient manner – whilst being able to breathe ourselves! It may sound selfish but it is absolutely essential – and not just in […]

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 […]

Are you teaching your children the correct tooth brushing techniques? asks your Cornwall dentist

Chances are you taught your children how to brush their teeth and your parents taught you. But our Liskeard dentists ask: have you ever been shown how to bush your teeth by a professional? Could you be passing on bad habits to your children that they could pass onto theirs? The Smile Centre in Liskeard […]

Liskeard dentist urges you not to ignore gum disease

If you suffer from gums that bleed when you brush them, bad breath or bad tastes in your mouth, or loose or drifting teeth, it is most likely you are suffering from gum disease. A staggering 90 per cent of us suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with good dental […]