Dental health for your child

Taking your child to the dentist is one of the most important things that you can do for him or her and this is because good dental habits are something that a child will carry with them for the rest of their life. These habits are better than any toy or present that you could possibly give, because the teeth and gums of your child are one of their most important assets for a healthy life. Read on to find out how to maintain the best dental health for your child.


Educating a child about the importance of good dental health is one of the first steps that you can take to ensure that they maintain good habits in this area. The younger you instill into your child the importance of their teeth, mouth and gums, the more likely they are to develop better habits and attitudes to oral hygiene.

It is important not to be overbearing, but to let them know what is right and what is wrong and they should be able to make the correct decision for themselves. They should also know that their teeth are something that are not easily replaceable and should be cared for.


Ensuring that your child has a good diet is another good habit to help them to maintain healthy teeth and gums. This in itself is important for their overall health and wellbeing.

Again it is important for them to understand the right and wrong things to eat, you should not restrict them, but it is good to let them know that things like sweets are okay in moderation.

Create Structure

Another way of ensuring that your child maintains healthy teeth and gums is to ensure that they have a solid structure in their lives and this translates into good oral hygiene habits. For example if your child has a regular bedtime and learns that they need to brush or floss their teeth at this time they will always know that they need to do this, wherever they are. Structure ensures that these habits become automatic, like brushing your teeth before bed.

Choosing the correct dentist

Having a child friendly dentist is crucial for giving your child a good feeling when it comes to visiting the dentist. It is important to choose the correct dentist to give your child a positive view of oral hygiene and not something to be feared.

They should realise from early on that visiting the dentist is simply a gauge for how well they are looking after their teeth and also to find out areas they can look to improve on

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A Guide to Camping Stoves

When heading out into the great outdoors camping stoves are an essential piece of kit that everyone needs for a successful trip, however it is not as simple as just choosing any and just heading off on your trip. There are a few things that you need to think about when deciding on the right stove and these things will be discussed below.

Type of trip

The type of outdoor trip you decide to go on will largely impact the type of stove that you should choose for camping. If you are going with a vehicle you can afford to carry a larger box type stove with fuel cartridges because it will be easier to carry. If you are hiking you will want a very small stove, because weight is everything and something like an additional 300 grams will make a huge difference over a long walk.

Another situation that you may encounter is where you take a vehicle with you and go hiking for a few days and then return to the vehicle, in this instance you would consider a medium sized stove, because you can afford to carry it over a short distance and you will be able to cook better when camping with your vehicle.

Types of stoves

  • Solid fuel stoves -these are stoves that use a block of solid fuel as a source of heat. They are small and very simple in construction and usually hav
  • Primus stoves – these use pressurised liquid fuels to run and the fuel is bought in bottles to top the stove up.
  • Gas cartridge stoves – these use a cartridge of a flammable material and work in the same way a conventional barbecue does, but on a much smaller scale
  • Wood – this is simply lighting a fire and using this

How many people

The amount of people that go on your trip will have a great impact on the type of stove that you choose, particularly if you want to cook and eat all together. If there are more people, naturally you will need a larger stove to cook larger quantities of food.

Availability of fuel

Camping stove fuels cannot be taken on flights, so you will need to ensure that when taking a stove with you that you can actually obtain the correct type of fuel in the place you are going. The problem is that with all the different types of stoves there are different types of fuel, so you need to be prepared and do your research.

This is not an issue if you take fuel with you within your own country or are able to drive, take the bus or train there.


Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontic Treatments

Many dentists nowadays have moved beyond the typical dental services like routine check ups, cavity fillings and general oral hygiene services. What’s on offer now at your local dentist may surprise you, with some of them even providing aesthetic services like Botox injections to get rid of those unwanted wrinkles and dermal filling to enhance your facial contours. So exactly what kind of cosmetic and orthodontic treatments might your local dentist be offering? Below are just some of the more common procedures.


Tooth Whitening and Porcelain Veneers.

Many people suffer from stained or discoloured teeth caused by things such as drinking coffee, carbonated soft drinks, drinking red wine, or smoking. Both these simple treatments are relatively easy to carry out and will give you back a gleaming smile in a matter of a couple of weeks treatment. Tooth whitening involves the application of a peroxide compound to the teeth which penetrates the enamel on the tooth allowing oxygen in to slowly lighten the tooth colour. Veneers involve the removal of a very small amount of enamel from the teeth and the veneer is then fixed to the existing teeth.

Dental Implants.

If you have lost a tooth or one is badly decayed and needs to be replaced, many people now consider having a dental implant rather than a bridge. Technically replacing the root, one of the main advantages of an implant is that when fitted with a crown, the new tooth is virtually exactly the same in appearance as the other teeth, and also supports the existing bone structure to which the natural teeth are connected via the root. Another advantage of an implant over a bridge is that the way the is fitted can cause problems for the teeth alongside it such as plaque build up and periodontal disease.

Tooth Realignment and Straightening.

Considered more of an orthodontic treatment than a cosmetic one, the realignment of ones teeth used to involve highly visible pieces of metal attached to your teeth connected by a steel wire. Advances in technology have now provided you with the option of virtually invisible braces. Many different products are available on the market, but a consultation with your local orthodontist will help you decide which ones are suitable for you. Although the realignment usually takes around 9 to 12 months, some products claim to do it in as little as four.

So, as you can see, your local dentist now offers much more than the basic treatments. For dentists in Pontyclun, Wales, then a visit to Brilliant Dental Care might be a good option for you. With a relaxed atmosphere and friendly professional staff on hand to answer any concerns, they can be contacted at the address below.

Brilliant Dental Care

44 Talbot Road

Talbot Green


Mid Glamorgan

CF72 8AF

Dazzling Smiles

Many people today are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to improve their physical appearance. Whether they are attending or getting married, going to a special occasion such as a birthday party, a job interview, or making a presentation, people want to look their best. Of course there are many opportunities for a good photo shot and your smile will be one thing the camera is focusing on, so lovely white teeth are going to be high on your agenda.


When it comes to a brighter smile, there are a number of options available to you that can be easily carried out by a professional dentist. Two of the more common methods are tooth whitening and dental veneers.

Tooth Whitening.

There are many different reasons why our teeth may be stained. Some of the more common causes are the foods we eat, certain drinks such as coffee and tea, and of course, smoking. If your teeth are discoloured then tooth whitening is a very simple process that will remove those ugly stains. Also known as bleaching, the procedure is perfectly safe. The first step of the process is for your dentist to protect your gums with either a rubber strip or by applying a gel. Next the dentist will apply a solution of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to your teeth. This solution effectively penetrates the enamel on your teeth allowing oxygen in and slowly whitening your teeth. The whole process involves two or three visits to the dentist and usually can be completed in four weeks. Your dentist may also give you something for you to apply at home.

Tooth Veneers.

Another option open to people with discoloured teethe are dental veneers. Sometimes referred to as porcelain or laminate veneers, you might consider these also if you maybe have a broken or chipped tooth, your teeth are mis-shaped, or not very well aligned. Again, the treatment is very straightforward and can be done painlessly by a professional dentist. The process will begin with your dentist seeing if veneers are suitable for you and may then take an impression of your teeth. What happens next is that the dentist removes a very small amount of enamel from your teeth, equal to the thickness of the veneer, and will then take another impression for a dental laboratory to make the laminates. Once ready, the dentist will call you back to have them fitted. The whole process will involve around three trips to your dentist.

Both of these procedures and many more are carried out by Boyne Dental & Implant clinic, a Drogheda dentist, who can be found at the following address:
Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic,

Boyne House,

Church Hill,


County Meath,