January 15, 2018

  Naila Shaw, 30, is a Dental hygienist and therapist. She lives in North London with her Fiancé Phil – a tape and jointer and financial educator, and their two children, Moziah and Shakile.   My alarm goes off… At 5.30am every single day even the weekends! I do a quick 5min stretch then jump […]

Happy Hygiene with Naila the Hygienist

January 16, 2017

  Having fixed braces can be challenging…. When they are first put in, your mouth feels full of metal. You can feel the brackets graze your cheeks when you talk and eat. You feel tightness in your jaw all day and night. But after treatment is complete the results can be DAZZLING! While having fixed […]


November 21, 2016

  The mouth is the doorway to the gut and the first port of call for fuel and bacteria to enter the blood stream. What we put into our mouths has a huge impact on the health and well-being of the entire body.   THE PROS OF PROBIOTICS Probiotics are products that contain bacteria that […]

Pregnancy and you gums

November 14, 2016

Image courtesy of Praisaeng at Pregnancy is one of the most joyous times in a woman’s life…….the anticipation, the ‘glow’, buying baby clothes and random conversations with passers by about your impending motherhood. Although it is a wonderful time, it is also wrought with sleepless nights, perpetual peeing, nausea, vomiting, constipation, thrush and also […]

Oral sex, cancer and your mouth!

October 31, 2016

  Oral sex is a common sexual practice enjoyed by many people spanning a wide range of ages1, but what a lot of people do not realise are the risks that oral sex poses to your mouth.   HPV   Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can be transmitted through oral sex and many experts believe oral […]

Whiter teeth can improve your love life and land you your dream job!

October 23, 2016

Judgments made on first appearances are an integral part of humanity – whether we like to admit it or not. Assumptions are made in the first few seconds of acquaintance, and are a complex amalgamation of ingrained stereotypes, previous experiences, culture and instinct. Whether searching for love or a new employer, the way you present […]


October 2, 2016

  SMOKING AND YOUR MOUTH Smoking and tobacco use kills more than 70,000 people in the UK every year13. Cigarettes contain over 4000 chemicals including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds, arsenic (rat poison), formaldehyde (chemical to preserve dead bodies) and tar16.   Tobacco products come in many forms3:   Areca nut (chewing tobacco) Mishiri (tobacco-based […]


September 30, 2016

Image courtesy of artur84 at TO FLOSS OR NOT TO FLOSS?…….THAT IS THE QUESTION! As a hygienist my priority is to educate, motivate and support patients and their oral health. I do this by utilising a selection of carefully chosen tools to suit the individual needs of my patients and provide a tailor-made oral […]

Are You Afraid of The Dentist?

Image courtesy of Ambro at Lets Talk Teeth…..   ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DENTIST?   Do you get a lump in your throat at the thought of going for a dental check up? Do you put of going to the dentist? Do you loathe the feeling of lying back and having someone look […]

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