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  • National Smile Month!

    • Brush your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day with a fluoride toothpaste.
    • Clean in between your teeth at least once a day using interdental brushes or floss.
    • To check if you have bad breath lick your wrist, let it dry and give it a sniff, if it smells your breath probably does too.
    • If you use mouthwash don’t use it directly after brushing as you rinse away the fluoride from your toothpaste.
    • Quit smoking to help reduce the chances of tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss, and in more severe cases mouth cancer.
    • Make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride; it helps strengthen tooth enamel making it more resistant to decay.
    • Change your toothbrush every two to three months or sooner if it becomes worn as it will not clean the teeth properly.

    • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

     

    Our Tips for a Healthy Mouth

    Good oral health can have so many wonderful life-changing benefits.  From greater self-confidence to better luck in careers and relationships, a healthy smile can truly transform your visual appearance, the positivity of your mind-set, as well as improving the health of not only your mouth but your body too.

    As part of National Smile Month, we have put together some top tips covering all areas of your oral health, to help keep you smiling throughout the campaign.

  • Why not go DRY this January?

    Why not kick start the new year by taking part in Dry January. Dry January challenges people to give up alcohol completely for an entire month. The festive season can leave you feeling rundown or hungover and what better time to start a detox and cleanse the body than today!

    The advantages of giving up, or at least cutting down on alcohol range widely. According to Alcohol Concern, drinking is a contributing factor to over 60 illnesses and conditions, some of which include:

    • • High blood pressure.
    • • Depression.
    • • Liver cirrhosis.
    • • Liver, stomach, throat and mouth cancer.

     

    Let’s all collectively raise awareness and motivate each other to take part in this great cause and have a positive impact on our health and well being. With so many people participating in Dry January, it has already proven to be quite the success.

    Your New Year’s resolution may be to start saving money; cutting down on the amount you drink can impact positively on your finances. The benefits are lengthy. Reducing consumption can also help greatly on keeping fit and losing weight.

    You will see immediate effects of Dry January, such as:

    • • Feeling better in the mornings which will make it easier to start off your day
    • • Being more active and less tired during the day
    • • You may start to see a difference in your skin – making it look and feel better!
    • • No hangovers!
    • • The sense of achievement for going without alcohol for a whole month

     

    Visit Alcohol concern and Cancer Research UK to see how you can participate in Dry January challenges today.

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    For further information about drinking, alcohol and tips on cutting down please visit NHS choices.

  • HRT: The Pros and the Cons

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    I’ve recently gone through the menopause and although some of the symptoms have alleviated somewhat, I’m still getting hot flushes and night sweats. I’ve looked into HRT treatments but am non-the-wiser about which ones to use. Any advice or suggestions would be gratefully received. Many thanks in advance.  

    Women's ovaries progressively produce less and less oestrogen in the period up to the menopause, and oestrogen levels in the blood decline as a result. These reduced levels can cause distressing symptoms including mood swings and vaginal dryness or itching, as well as hot flushes and night sweats. Continue reading

  • How to…Manage Your Skin Condition – Psoriasis

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    Manage Your Skin With Psoriasis Treatment

    Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales to appear, that can become itchy or sore if scratched. These patches normally appear on elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, but can appear anywhere on your body.

    For most people it's just a minor irritation that affects small areas of the body. However, in severe cases it can cover the whole of the body, and have a major impact on quality of life. Continue reading

  • How to…Manage Your Skin Condition – Eczema

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    Manage Your Eczema Treatment with Dermovate & Timodine

     

    Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It is most commonly seen amongst children, but it can also affect adults too. Despite there being no cure for it as yet, in the large majority of cases it is fairly easy to manage with the correct eczema treatment.

    Although the exact causes of eczema are unknown, as up to 80% of children with eczema will also develop hay fever and/or asthma at some point in their lives, many doctors believe its origins are linked to allergic reactions. Continue reading

  • Cold Prevention and Treatment for Winter

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    Treatment for Winter With Cold Prevention Remedies

    With Christmas now just over 40 days away, it’s not only nearly the time to be merry with one and all, it’s also nearly the time to stock up and prepare for cold and flu season.

    Flu, short for influenza, is a common infectious viral illness that causes symptoms including a high temperature, tiredness and weakness, headaches, a dry, chesty cough and general aches and pains. Secondary, less prominent symptoms can include a sore throat, sneezing and a blocked or runny nose.

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