Do you use your teeth to open bottles, tear clothing tags or bite your nails?

If so, you are not alone but the advice from our Drayton dentists is to stop! Most of us are putting our oral health at risk by using our teeth as tools for jobs they weren’t intended for.

Joint research by the Oral Health Foundation and Philips, and highlighted by Drayton Dental Care, has found that 65% of us frequently use our teeth for tasks other than eating and drinking.

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Smiles all round as Drayton Orthodontist wins International Award

The co-owner of Drayton Dental Care near Norwich has won an international award for smile makeovers - the first Brit to ever take home the accolade. Dr Matthew Clare, who launched Drayton Dental Care in 2016, has been accredited with the prestigious ‘Invisalign Peer Review Award’. This award is presented to a handful of professionals each year across the world and Dr Clare was one of only three orthodontists in Europe to gain this award in 2018.

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Women with diabetes face increased chance of mouth cancer

Women have a 13 per cent higher chance of developing oral cancer if they suffer from diabetes, according to new research highlighted by the dentists at Drayton Dental Care near Norwich.

Overall, women face a 27 per cent increase of developing any form of cancer if they have diabetes, while men also face a 19 per cent increased risk discovered the study published in Diabetologia, the official journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

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Soothing the pain of mouth ulcers

Most of us are painfully aware of mouth ulcers. For those lucky few who have never had one, they are painful sores that can appear on the inside of your cheeks, lips and gums. They look like blisters and are often raised on the outside edge with a dip in the center. No one is 100% sure what causes mouth ulcers, explain the dentists at Drayton Dental Care near Norwich, but we do know that they hurt. The inside of the mouth is one of the most sensitive and tender areas of the body. Mouth ulcers can catch on our teeth, rub when we speak, become inflamed when we eat and irritated when we drink. 

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