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Author: Mike Allen

Preventing Decay Between Your Teeth

This is a common area for cavities to form. Burton dentist Peter Reece offers advice on how to avoid it. Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems that we see at our practice. It can be caused

What Happens To Your Teeth When You Become Ill?

How common illnesses like colds and flu can have a detrimental effect on your teeth. Although dosing up on vitamin C, washing your hands frequently and avoiding people that you know have a cold, might help to keep down the

What Causes Morning Breath, And Bad Breath During The Rest Of The Day?

How poor oral health care plays a role in us having ‘smelly breath’. The team of Burton On Trent dentists at Mike Allen’s Dental Practice quite frequently treat patients who have bad breath during their appointments.  It’s a real concern

Three Types Of Anxiety That Can Affect Dental Patients

Some tips for our Burton patients who suffer from this relatively common problem. Stress is increasingly common in our society. Although we may live a relatively privileged life in the West compared to some parts of the world, there are

What Causes Plaque And Tartar To Build Up On Our Teeth?

Burton dental hygienist, Alison Lowe, looks at the fundamentals of good oral care. As patients, most people probably focus on the condition of their teeth when it comes to their oral health care. This is more likely to be the

Mouth Cancer In The UK – A Report

Burton dentist, Mike Allen, looks at the conclusions of a new report. The Oral Health Foundation has very recently put out a new report entitled ‘State Of Mouth Cancer UK Report 2018/19. You can download the PDF version here if

Options For Restoring Or Replacing Damaged Rear Teeth

Our molar teeth take a lot of strain and can be prone to problems. Every day, when we eat, all of our teeth are set to work, biting off chunks of food, breaking it down into smaller pieces, then chewing

Please Spare A Thought For Your Dentist!

Dentists are here to help you have healthy teeth and gums. Here are some ways that you can help us 🙂 At Mike Allen’s Dental Practice, we pride ourselves on doing all that we can to help our Burton patients

Dental Implants – Is The Procedure Painful?

Mike Allen looks at why some patients are deterred from having implants, and why they shouldn’t be. We have covered in earlier blogs, how beneficial dental implants can be, especially in the longer term. No more fiddling about having to

Five Things You Shouldn’t Do At Your Dental Appointment

Detrimental habits we may have when appointment time is due! Whether you are a nervous patient or not, the likelihood is that you aren’t particularly looking forward to your dental appointment. Even those with generally healthy teeth and a good