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World Smile Day!

World Smile Day is on the 1st of October - Happy World Smile Day from us all at Dr Heff's!  Did you know that a smile is so much more than the universal language of kindness?  It's our built-in total health companion, stronger and more immediate than any supplement or frame of mind. 

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What to Do for Sensitive Teeth

Unable to bite into ice cream or sip hot drinks without wincing? You probably have sensitive teeth. Dr. Heff's is here to help!

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Why Vitamin D is Important for Children

Using Vitamin D has been shown to reduce the risk of childhood decay by almost 50%.

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Make Your Child’s Visit to the Dentist a Fun Experience

Your child's visit to the dentist should be a fun, positive experience. Here's advice on how to make that happen and ensure a lifetime of good oral health.

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Before You Whiten Your Teeth

There are some simple things that you should do before you begin to whiten your teeth. It is important to prepare […]

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Cycling and Gum Disease

the lockdown has meant that even more of us have begun cycling, which is wonderful, but please be mindful of the increased risk of gum disease.

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Dr. Heff’s Health Hero Project

Our Dr. Heff's Health Hero spotlight shines on Dental Hygienist superstar Gemma Morgan, who began her dental career in the Royal Air Force!

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Coronavirus and Gum Disease

So, why are people with gum disease nine times more likely to die from Coronavirus and nearly five times more likely to need assisted ventilation?

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Dr. Heff’s Health Hero Project – Dental Hygienist

Dr. Heff's Health Hero Project interview with award-winning Dental Hygienist Jennie Haywood-Hull. Jennie is a clinical teaching fellow at the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Jennie!

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Are Smoothies Actually Healthy?

The short answer is no. The perception that smoothies are a healthy alternative is wrong. In many ways, marketing smoothies […]

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Health Hero Interview With Dental Hygienist Rochelle Fodi

Rochelle Fodi is a Dental Hygienist who has practiced in a periodontal specialty setting for 40 years - a true health hero!

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The Effects of Menopause on Oral Health

A change in hormone levels during perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause have a significant effect on oral health.

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