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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

As lockdown eases and we continue to live with coronavirus, many of us are considering wearing a face mask when we are out in public and social distancing becomes more difficult. At the time of writing, the BBC reports that face coverings have been made compulsory in England and Scotland when travelling on public transport and in Wales it is still a recommendation. It seems like the rules are constantly changing and the number of different types of masks feels over whelming. In this article below we summarise the two most important.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Do you know what lockdown grazing is doing to your teeth?

Constant snacking has an obvious impact on our waistlines, however it can also significantly affect your teeth. Did you know that the pH, or acidity, in our mouths is constantly changing throughout the day? Consuming sugary snacks and acidic drinks causes the pH in our mouth to drop and the acidic environment causes demineralisation of our tooth enamel

Sunday, 22 March 2020
Bathroom Hygiene and Covid-19

COVID-19 is changing every possible aspect of our lives and we may feel helpless at times. However, there are practical things we can do in our homes to limit the risks of cross-contamination or infection – starting in our own bathrooms.

Monday, 16 March 2020
The 'hows' and 'whys' of hand sanitisation

Hand hygiene is now a recognised practise for disease control but what is the most effective way at killing the germs, in particular the Coronavirus? Following the guidelines from the NHS and the World Health Organisation, Upbeat explores the Hows and the Whys of keeping your hands clean.

Sunday, 1 March 2020
Bass Brushing Technique Explained

We are told from a young age to brush our teeth twice a day. Plaque, the soft sticky film of bacteria, that builds along our gum line needs to be removed regularly to avoid oral health problems such as gingivitis and gum disease. Research also shows that the bacteria found in plaque can escape into the bloodstream and cause numerous other health problems including heart attacks and dementia. But what is the best way to remove it?

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