Look after your teeth this Halloween

It’s that time of year when the ghouls come out, the witches grab their broomsticks and the skeletons start rattling their bones. Halloween is here and tomorrow evening kids (and probably some grown ups) across the land will be asking the question “Trick or treat?” in the hope of going home with buckets full of sweets. We enjoy Halloween as …

Foods full of hidden sugars

  Following on from previous posts about the impact of a high sugar diet and sugary foods, we’ve pulled together a list of foods that look like they should be good for you but contain a dangerous amount of hidden sugars. There’s nothing worse than thinking you’re eating a healthy and well balanced diet only to find that the superfood …

The problem with sugar

In the past 15 years the consumption of sugar in Britain has increased by a third and it’s brought with it a whole host of problems; to the extent a new report from the Government is advising we half our daily sugar intake. Britain, along with many other western countries, is facing an obesity crisis largely down to poor diet, …

Chocolate and your teeth at Easter

Easter is upon us and with it an ever growing demand for all things chocolate. From classic Easter eggs to chocolate face masks, there are different gifts to suit every taste. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a chocolate treat but make sure you don’t forget about your teeth and your family’s teeth this Easter. Too much sugar isn’t just a …

Bad diet and its impact on oral health

A survey carried out by the BBC has found that over 50% of kids don’t eat a single portion of vegetables on a daily basis. The survey, conducted by Newsround, adds to growing concerns that we’re heading towards a national health crisis with the younger generation most at risk. Close to 1 in 3 kids are classed as obese, a …

Fancy a Cuppa?

With the cold February weather chilling us all outside, we at Hartley Dental want to invite you into the warmth and experience the finer things in life. That’s why we offer the most delicious coffee, hot frothy milk and comfortable relaxed surroundings whether you’re waiting for your appointment or just fancy popping in from the cold. We are all coffee …

Sipping on Sugar – The Dangers of Sports Drinks!

The dangers of sugary sports drinks The arrival of the new year brings a new start, a clean slate and with it, new years resolutions! After the excess of the festive season, getting fit and healthy is often at the top of the list, with three quarters of all new gym memberships being purchased in January. Exercise is great for …

Alcohol & Oral Health

Many people are taking part in Dryathlon this month and we’d like to start by congratulating all of you, we hope it’s going well. If you’ve not heard about Dryathlon, it’s a campaign run by Cancer Research in which participants are sponsored to avoid all alcohol for the month of January. This shouldn’t seem like much of a challenge, but …

Whiten you Teeth – Naturally!

Whiten teeth naturally No one would say no to whiter, fresher teeth, although we brits tend to steer away from the unnaturally dazzling Hollywood smiles they go for in the states. We prefer a more natural look and luckily we now have a natural way to achieve it. According to a recent study the following foods will help to keep …