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We’re often told that drinking enough water is essential for good overall health, glowing skin, and even weight loss. But how important is water for our oral health?

Water is the best drink of choice if you’re conscious about the health of your teeth. This is because most water contains fluoride; a vital mineral for helping us to fight cavities. Fluoride does this by aiding the remineralisation of the tooth enamel and preventing harmful bacteria producing the acids that attack the teeth and cause decay.

Fluoride benefits

However, drinking water can also ensure that the fluoride is present within our own saliva, meaning that we will have that important protection at all times. Children who drink fluoridated water will also benefit greatly because it will help them to develop strong permanent adult teeth.

In addition to the fluoride benefits, water doesn’t contain anything harmful to our precious tooth enamel. Juices and fizzy drinks are often very acidic, and can erode the tooth enamel, even if they are sugar free!

Choosing water with your meal is not only a more refreshing option, it will also do a better job of washing away leftover foods and diluting any sugars. Winner!

No staining!

Finally, and quite obviously, water is also clear! This means that it causes no staining in the way that other drinks – such as tea, coffee, and wine – can. So if you’re aiming for a bright, white, healthy smile, when thirst hits quench it with a cold glass of refreshing water!

Of course, drinking enough H20 is only one facet of achieving great oral health. It is important to couple excellent hydration with a home care regime that is second to none. If you’d like to discuss your oral health and learn some top tips on how to boost it, just give us a call on 0161 428 2447.

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When was the last time you changed your toothbrush?

If you’re still thinking about the answer, it was probably too long ago! Did you know, it is recommended you change your toothbrush every three months in order to ensure its working its best?

Of course, if you use an electric toothbrush, you just need to replace the head for a fresh one.

Ask Santa!

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, we thought it would be a good idea to mention new toothbrushes, because there’s still time to ask Santa for an electric toothbrush in your stocking. We always recommend these to our patients, because they are so efficient at removing plaque and leaving your entire mouth feeling super clean. This, of course, is hugely beneficial for your dental health, helping you to avoid any big problems further down the line.

If you have a cold, or any other bug, before the magic three months is up, we advise changing your toothbrush once you’re better. This prevents you becoming sick again, because your toothbrush could potentially harbour some of the nasty germs.

Here at 61 Dental in Stockport, we are always more than happy to discuss toothbrushes, the best type for you, and provide you with useful brushing techniques too. All of this can help you get the most out of your two minutes, twice a day, putting you on the path towards superb dental health, which is something we love! Just ask us at your next dental check up.

We’re closing for Christmas on Friday 22nd December and reopening on 2nd January 2018. We will be open on the mornings of 27th, 28th and 29th December (10.00am – 1.00pm) for any emergencies. If you have a dental emergency while we are closed please just call the practice number 01614282447 where you’ll find all the information you need to seek treatment.

We look forward to welcoming you to 61 Dental very soon, in the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

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We, at 61 Dental in Gatley, Stockport, are very proud to announce the launch of our new website!

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