Oral Guide

Up to date information for Better Dental Health.

In the UK we spend an estimated 25,000 hours caring for our teeth and gums. In our guide on oral health, you will find answers to questions on traditional dental treatments.

Take Care of Your Teeth & Gums

In our guide on oral health, you will find answers to questions on traditional dental treatments and the full range of cosmetic dental treatments and other specialists surgeries.

You will also find the latest information on dental health issues like gingivitis and tooth decay, dental complications and what to do about them.

Plus, we will equip with you specialist and expert advice on how you can help your dentist and strengthen your oral health with effective simple day-to-day dental care.

By following our family guide to stronger oral health you will be ensuring that your teeth and gums that will remain healthy as you get older. Scroll below to discover why good oral care and health is crucial for your overall health as well as achieving a brighter and whiter smile.

Prevent Tooth and Mouth Injuries

Gum Disease Prevention

Healthy Mouth

Orthodontics for Children

When is the right time to get started?Growing older brings with it a multitude of gifts and complications! One thing that can become more difficult as you age, is knowing the best ways to look after your body and your oral health. Here are some tips on how to care for your children’s teeth and when is a good time for interceptive orthodontics.

Articles, Blogs and References

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avoid turkey teeth

Why You Should Avoid Turkey Teeth Like the Plague

What are “Turkey Teeth”? A dental trend known as ‘Turkey teeth’ has been hitting the headline as thousands of people are going abroad to get dental work done cheaply, and Turkey is a top destination. “Turkey Teeth” are teeth which have received cosmetic treatment in Turkey. The term was popularized by Jack Fincham, who sported

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Can you get cosmetic dentistry on the nhs

Can you get cosmetic dentistry on the nhs?

Cosmetic dentistry & the NHS Unfortunately, the treatments available on the National Health Service (NHS) only aim to preserve the teeth and their functioning. Therefore any treatment available on the NHS is for health purposes only. Due to budget restraints, the NHS cannot provide more complex and advanced dentistry. This would include any treatment that

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WHAT You Need to Know about Replacing Missing Teeth

11 Things Everyone Should Know about Replacing Missing Teeth While there are many ways in today’s dentistry that help you replace missing teeth, in our professional opinion, nothing quite compares to dental implants. And why would it? Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and can be applied one day and provide

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Congenitally missing teeth

Congenitally Missing Teeth: Solve the Problem for Good!

Congenitally Missing Teeth: What Are They and How to Treat Them If, unlike the average person, you’re born with or are missing permanent teeth, then you have hypodontia, or more commonly, congenitally missing teeth (CMT). The most common congenitally missing teeth tend to be second premolars, wisdom teeth and upper lateral incisors. And besides an

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Too Embarrassed of Your Teeth to go the Dentist?

Help! I’m Ashamed by My Teeth If like me, you’ve been embarrassed by your smile or bad teeth, then you’ll know exactly how it feels to be worried about going to the dentist. For me, it was more about being scared about what the dentist would say or even confirming what I already knew was

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Last-minute options for fixing bad teeth

Last-Minute Options for Fixing Bad Teeth

Bad Teeth? It’s Never too Late to do Something! As a recent employee at The Perfect Smile Studios, I felt it was important to write this blog post because I know exactly how it feels to have bad teeth and be too scared to visit the dentist. Now, I’ve never experienced dental phobia or have

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What are the effects of smoking on your oral health
What are the effects of smoking on your oral health?

Smoking doesn’t just impact your general health but can leave you with receding gums and discoloured rotting teeth. Discover the impacts of smoking on your oral health and how to avoid these effects.

How can you target tooth discolouration?
How can you target tooth discolouration?

Teeth discolouration is a natural and almost unavoidable part of ageing. However, at The Perfect Smile, we have several solutions to target and reverse the effects and leave you with a sparkling, white smile.

Will oral piercings damage my teeth
Will oral piercings damage my teeth?

Oral piercings have become much more common. Though it is often perceived that these piercings can be harmful to your oral health, there are some specific ways to manage and reduce the likelihood of infection.

Looking For A New Dentist In Your Area?

If you have recently relocated, or are simply unhappy with the performance of your current dentist, you may find yourself searching the dentistry market with little idea where to start or how to know which practices to trust. We have compiled some information on the most important things to consider when you are choosing a new cosmetic dentist, which will hopefully take away some of the stress from your search. Alternatively please call us at 01992 827121 to make an appointment.

Oral hygiene for seniors
What do I need to know about caring for my teeth as I grow older?

There are many things you must manage and look after as you grow older. Remove some of the stress by knowing how to best care for your oral health.

Prevent tooth and mouth injuries
What are the best ways to prevent mouth injuries?

Mouth and teeth injuries are common through contact-based sports and accidents. If you have damaged your teeth through an injury, we have the solutions to heal your teeth and have you smiling confidently again in no time.

How can I deal with a toothache?

Anyone who has suffered from toothache knows how severe the pain can be, and how difficult it is to focus on anything else when you are experiencing that pain. Discover more about what causes toothache and when it's the right time to visit a dentist.

Abscessed tooth
What is an abscess and how do you treat it?

As we know, the mouth is a breeding site for bacteria. If you do suffer from a bacterial infection, this can lead to an abscess, find out more about how to treat an abscess.

Changes to your teeth
Changes to your teeth – from birth to adulthood

Our teeth change and adapt as we grow older. Read on to find out about these changes in the mouth from birth to adulthood and the specific function of each tooth.

Is your electric toothbrush damaging your teeth
Is your electric toothbrush damaging your teeth?

Electric toothbrushes have been a great tool in upping our oral health game - they provide a brilliant solution for keeping your teeth thoroughly cleaned, and help you get to those hard to reach places in the mouth. But can they damage your teeth?