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10 health benefits of stopping smoking

Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking. Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity…

Baby teething symptoms

When it comes to teething, all babies are different. But your baby will probably get their first tooth some time during their first year. Keep reading to find out how to spot when your baby is teething and what order your baby's teeth are likely to appear in.…

Botox, peels, fillers and dermabrasion

Some cosmetic procedures, such as Botox injections, don't involve surgery  -  but this doesn't mean they're without risk. Follow these tips to find a qualified and safe practitioner. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures involve products, such as botulinum toxin (botox), or techniques that make the skin look smoother, or make marks on…

Braces and orthodontics

Braces are in high demand. More than 200,000 children and adults in England and Wales started orthodontic treatment last year. Here are the answers to some common questions about this type of dental treatment. Why have braces? The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to make the best…

Can oral sex give you cancer?

Some types of oral cancer are linked to human papilloma virus (HPV) infection in the mouth and throat. Find out the possible risks of this infection from oral sex, and how to protect yourself. In England, around 5,400 people were diagnosed with oral cancer in…

Children's teeth

From brushing their first tooth to their first trip to the dentist, here's how to take care of your children's teeth. A regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. Follow these tips and you can help keep your kids' teeth decay-free:   Toothpaste tips  Start brushing your…

Dental check-ups

You may assume you should have a dental check-up every six months, but some people may not need to go so often and others may need more frequent checks. Your dentist will suggest when you should have your next check-up based on how good your oral health is. The time between check-ups…

Dental treatment abroad

If you're considering dental treatment abroad, do your research and be aware of the potential risks. There are no official statistics on the number of people travelling abroad for dental treatment. But a 2007 survey by the consumer association Which? found dentistry is one of…

Dental treatments

This is a guide to the main treatments carried out by dentists. Some are readily available on the NHS, while some may only be available on the NHS in certain circumstances. As with glasses and prescription costs, you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your NHS dental treatment.…

Fear of the dentist

One in four of us dreads a visit to the dentist, but there are ways to overcome your fear. Being afraid of the dentist means different things to different people. Maybe it's the thought that treatment will hurt, or that the sounds and smells bring back…