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Today is No Smoking Day


Did you know that not only does smoking cause; bad breath, tooth discoloration and increased build-up of plaque and tartar on the teeth but can also cause inflammation in the mouth, loss of bone within the jaw as well as increase your risk of leucoplakia.

Take advantage of No Smoking Day on 8th March, you'll feel the benefits of stopping smoking from day 1.

Stopping smoking can also enable you to focus on more positive activities in your life. Your improved lung capacity will help you to become more physically active, you will improve your overall health and save money too!

For more help and advice on how your mouth will benefit from stopping smoking, visit the Dental Health page on the Dawood & Tanner website.

Valentines Tips – How to Be Confident


The most common dating deal breaker is bad breath so keep your mouth healthy and fresh means you can be confident on your valentines date.

Follow these steps in order to help you secure the next date:
1. Brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and floss after meals and before bed
2. Use a mouth wash to freshen breath between brushing
3. Update your toothbrush – old brushes carry bacteria and have little use in cleaning
4. Cut down on sugar – yes we know valentine’s meals, alcohol and chocolates are hard to avoid but swap for less sugary and acidic food and drink for your breaths sake!
5. Keep sugar free gum handy before the date

Would you use BioActive toothpaste?



Research students at the Queen Mary University, London have created a ‘fast dissolving bio active glass’ which will be used in a new toothpaste to help repair decayed teeth.

The researchers have developed versions of bioactive glass that release fluoride, forming a chemical that mimics tooth and bone mineral, and have put these to use in toothpaste and dental fillings that put back the lost mineral in decayed teeth.

Research in the Journal Physical Chemistry B has shown the potential of a glass that uses chlorine instead of fluorine. The chlorine atom and ions are much bigger, which enables them to incorporate much more of it into the glass.

BioMin Technologies Ltd have also launched the first product based on these Chloride-containing glasses; a re-mineralising toothpaste called "BioMinC."

The toothpaste is designed for people who don't want to use a Fluoride-containing toothpaste and for areas of the world where the water is naturally fluoridated. The idea is that the toothpaste can be used by anyone, to help prevent the decaying effects of acidic drinks and the like, but without using fluoride.

New Year’s Resolution: Smile More!


It’s never a better time to start taking care of your health and enabling yourself to do the things you love in life – stop letting bad teeth get in the way this year with our tips on getting you into tip top oral health.

Improve brushing and flossing habits

Proper daily tooth brushing and flossing is an easy way to start your new year’s resolution and improve your oral health. For successful bacterial plaque removal, brush at least twice a day using a soft-bristle, manual or electric toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. To remove residue of food between teeth, floss once a day.

Healthier Food and Beverage Choices

Consuming food and beverages containing carbohydrates and acids contributes to tooth decay, so it is important to brush after snacking. Using a Xylitol-containing gum or lozenge after a meal will also help to neutralize acids and reduce cavity-causing bacteria and plaque buildup. We recommend our Dawood & Tanner Tooth Cleanser which is available in 4 delicious flavours.


Your New Year's resolution may be to finally correct an abnormal bite caused by an injury, thumb sucking, tooth crowding or crooked teeth. Correcting any of these problems with braces not only enhances the look of your smile but also, and most importantly, improves your oral health. There are several options for straightening your teeth.

Restorative Dentistry

The New Year may be the right time to start or complete deferred restorative dental work, such as crowns, implants or fillings. Completing these types of procedures will help you to preserve the tooth structure and to maintain proper tooth alignment, which could ultimately improve your oral health.

A resolution to make routine visits to the dentist may help prevent oral disease or reveal an existing disease in its early stage. Dental visits should take place every 6 months and should you have any dental problems that need work, you can be referred to a specialist by your dentist. At Dawood & Tanner, our team of Specialists can help with any dental concern.

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