Electric Toothbrushes: The Key to Delivering Better Oral Health?

Electric Toothbrushes: The Key to Delivering Better Oral Health?
According to a new study, using an electric toothbrush could help to improve your oral health much more than a manual brush, as it reduces the risk of common problems like tooth loss. The ground-breaking study, which lasted for just over a decade, investigated the relationship between electric toothbrushes and...

Mouth Cancer Action Month: Know the Symptoms

Mouth Cancer Action Month: Know the Symptoms
Mouth Cancer Action Month is supported by the British Dental Health Foundation and Mouth Cancer Foundation to raise awareness of the disease. Within the next 10 years, a predicted 60,000 people will be diagnosed with mouth cancer*. As part of Mouth Cancer Action Month, we would like to raise awareness...

Are You Brushing Your Teeth All Wrong?

Are You Brushing Your Teeth All Wrong?
Excellent oral health should be a top priority in our everyday lives, to maintain positive overall health. One of the best things you can do as part of your dental care routine is brush your teeth. However, it is only effective when done correctly. Knowing if you are brushing your...

How poor oral health can lead to other health complications

How poor oral health can lead to other health complications
At Riverside Dental Spa we talk frequently about the damage that poor oral health can do to your teeth and gums.  It isn’t just your mouth, however, that can suffer from neglecting your oral health.  A recent study by Queen’s University Belfast revealed a worrying link between poor oral health...

What to Do About Dental Pain

What to Do About Dental Pain
Anyone who has suffered from dental pain understands just how uncomfortable it can be. There are many different ways that toothache can be experienced, for example, it may come and go, or it may be a constant pain. So, what causes toothache? We experience toothache when the pulp of a...

Adult Braces Are More Popular Than Ever

Adult Braces Are More Popular Than Ever
With modern orthodontic treatments becoming more easily available, this has resulted in a higher demand for adult braces. With many adults earning their own money and still feeling insecure about their smile, increasing numbers are biting the bullet and visiting their dentist. The British Orthodontic Society (BOC) has reported that...

Five Steps to The Perfect Smile

Five Steps to The Perfect Smile
There are many factors that make up our judgement of people we meet – appearance, personality, demeanour and more. But did you know that what your smile looks like can have a bigger impact on what someone thinks of you than you might have thought? A recent survey by Oral-B...

International Pain Awareness Month: What to Do About Dental Pain

International Pain Awareness Month: What to Do About Dental Pain
September is International Pain Awareness Month. The goal of this event is to help raise awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management, and to treat pain as a serious public health concern. By generating more awareness, we can help to ensure that the stigma around chronic...

Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush: Practical Holiday Oral Health Tips

Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush: Practical Holiday Oral Health Tips
Summer vacations are a great escape from reality, to rewind, reset and look after yourself. During your travels self-care is most often a top priority. However, selfcare isn’t just letting your body rest on a lounger besides the pool. It’s also about applying sun cream to protect your skin, wearing...