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  1. Oh no! I’ve knocked out a tooth!

    May 15, 2015 by St Francis Dental Practice

    Most people will damage a tooth at some point in their lives. If the worst happens and you lose a tooth completely, here’s what to do:

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    Baby Teeth

    Kids get into plenty of scrapes and, thankfully, losing a baby tooth isn’t a disaster. Give us a call to arrange an urgent appointment and check-up. In the meantime, a big hug, plenty of reassurance and some pain relieving medication is all that’s needed.

    Adult Teeth

    Losing an adult tooth is more serious, but teeth can sometimes be saved if they are replaced quickly.  Store the tooth in the person’s mouth or in milk, and call us immediately so we can see you right away. Alternatively, go to your nearest A&E department where they will be able to replace the tooth, if possible.

    Protect Your Teeth

    Of course, prevention is better than cure.  If you or your kids play contact sports, call us to find out more about our custom gumshield service.

     


  2. How to keep your family’s teeth healthy this Christmas

    December 4, 2014 by St Francis Dental Practice

    It’s a great time of year: for families, for presents… and for festive food and drink! Follow our tips this Christmas for a season of festive smiles:

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    Watch out for hidden sugar
    Christmas food is delicious- and it’s also often full of hidden sugar. Did you know there are 8 teaspoons of sugar in a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie?

    Try to keep those treats to mealtimes
    Christmas is a time of sweets galore: at work, at home, and even in chocolate advent calendars. Treats are great- just try to enjoy them at mealtimes and limit the number of acid attacks on your teeth each day.

    Don’t forget to brush twice a day
    School holidays and family trips away are great fun, breaking up the normal routines of life.  But don’t forget the essential habit of brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day.

    Book your check-up today
    If you think you may be due a check-up, give us a call today. The Christmas period can be a busy time and it’s great to start your holidays knowing you have a strong, healthy smile.