What Does Restorative Dentistry Involve?

Restorative Dentistry: What is it? Dentistry is a complex field of the medical industry with specialisations covering the different areas within. Orthodontists straighten teeth, endodontists treats the dental pulp and periodontists treat the gums, today we look at the areas covered by restorative dentistry.   What does Restorative Dentistry involve? Restorative Dentistry is the management of diseased and damaged teeth. Restorative Dentistry deals with the repair or improvement of a tooth from start to finish, from study to diagnosis to treatment. By using areas from endodontics, prosthodontics and periodontics, restorative dentists are able to treat and restore teeth and areas… Read More »

Why Fluoride is Your Teeth’s Best Friend

  Why Fluoride is Your Teeth’s Best Friend If you visit the dentist regularly, or are a frequent reader of the WELU blog, you will hear that one of the main methods of keeping your teeth, smile and oral health optimised is to use fluoride. There is a good chance that you may not know what fluoride is or the benefits of introducing fluoride to your teeth, without proper research. What is Fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral found in water all over the UK, the strength and concentration varies depending on specific location. Because of this it can also… Read More »

How to Look after Braces with Care

How to Look after Braces with Care Hundreds of thousands of people are administered braces each year, braces for adults are becoming just as popular as braces for kids. Braces are usually administered by an orthodontist to align or straighten the teeth. However, during the 18-24 month orthodontic treatment you may find that your braces become uncomfortable, tight or loose. Taking care of your braces is quite a difficult task, especially if you don’t have an idea on what to do and what to avoid; that is why the WELU team have come up with a breakdown of How to… Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions for you and your Teeth

Come January 1st, 2016 will have officially begun. Million upon millions of people will spend the first few months of the year trying New Year resolutions to try and improve various aspects of their life. Considering that Christmas has just past we take a look at 6 dental-related New Year’s Resolutions that you can keep to improve your oral health. Visit the dentist more regularly A big question we all have when it comes to our oral health is “how often should I visit the dentist”. The answer our WELU listed dentists give is ‘at least once every 6 months’.… Read More »

Dental Statistics Part 4 – Random Fun Facts

We cover a whole range of random and fun facts related to dentistry and people’s dental habits. Enjoy! Random Fun Facts Only half of us brush our tongue when we brush our teeth. Brushing your tongue is equally as important as your teeth as you without proper care you may find it difficult to full utilise your taste buds, swallow and pronounce when speaking. In the worst cases you may need to see an oral and maxillofacial pathology expert. It only takes 17 muscles to smile but takes 43 muscles to frown. At social events, 4 out of 5 people… Read More »

Dental Statistics Part 3 – Oral Care

Dental Statistics Part 3 – Oral Care When it comes to our oral care and oral hygiene we only really know about our own habits and routine. Today the WELU blog team are planning on shedding some light around the oral healthcare of the UK. Tooth loss and dentures Around 1 in 20 adults have no remaining natural teeth, this is due to periodontic disease and dental trauma. Three-quarters of all adults have had at least one tooth extracted. 1 in 5 adults in Britain have dentures, whether full or partial dentures. Due to poor dental care the need to… Read More »

Dental Statistics Part 2 – Visiting the Dentist

Dental Statistics Part 2 – Visiting the Dentist Visiting the dentist can be nervous and in some cases a little costly. Today we look at some more interesting dental statistics associated with visiting the dentist. Visiting the Dentist 50% of adults say that they visit their dentist every 6 months, as recommended by the WELU team. 1 in 5 of us visits their dentist on an annual basis. The UK is currently second highest ranking country in Europe to care about their dental needs, closely following the Netherlands. 2% of UK adults have NEVER visited the dentist – that is… Read More »

Dental Statistics Part 1 – Cleaning Your Teeth

Dental Statistics Part 1 – Cleaning your teeth We only really know about our own dental habits, and maybe those of the people close to you. We are looking at some interesting, surprising and some shocking dental statistics about the cleaning of the teeth. Cleaning your teeth Did you know that… 25% of adults do not brush their teeth at least twice a day. 10% of adults have admitted that they forget to brush their teeth on a regular basis. Without brushing your teeth twice each and every day you are encouraging the growth and development of plaque. Which if… Read More »

Christmas Dental – Tips to Keeping your Teeth Clean this Christmas

Christmas is the time for fun, merriment and being a little bit lazy. Each Christmas, thousands and thousands of us will consume a great deal of food from the salty to savoury, the sweet and sour. It is for this reason our teeth can suffer so much. Today we are giving you tips to keep your teeth healthy this Christmas and how you can hopefully avoid the Christmas dentist. Be Cautious of the Christmas Pudding, Mince Pies and Cake. Christmas pudding, mince pies and cake maybe the perfect Christmas treat for a lot of us but they can cause harm… Read More »

Periodontics Explained

In the field of dentistry there are many different areas, fields and specialities; unless you are well-versed in the field of dentistry knowing what complex terminology means can be very difficult. In this article, the WELU team aim to help you understand what some of the more complex jargon means. What is Periodontics? One of the most common questions dental professionals are bombarded with is “What is Periodontics?” Simply put, periodontics is the in-depth study of the surrounding structures of a tooth. Unlike orthodontics or any other area of dentistry, periodontics is one of the few areas of dentistry that… Read More »

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