Fancy a Kiss?

This article originally appeared on Business Insider, August 14th, 2021.   Kissing someone with poor dental hygiene isn’t just gross, it can actually damage your smile, according to Dr. Tina Saw, cosmetic dentist and founder of Oral Genome. Bad dental hygiene can lead to plaque buildup, gum disease, and can create a breeding ground for bacteria....

The Health Benefits of Beer

Toasting to the holidays?  Some studies show that beer consumed in moderation may be beneficial to your health. Here are eight reasons why. 1. Beer is more nutritious than other alcoholic drinks We hear a lot about the abundance of antioxidants in wine, but beer has just as many. The specific antioxidants are different because the...

REVIEW: Total Guide to Poole

Penn Hill Dental has been featured in Total Guide to Poole. Let’s be honest – dentist appointments are often filled with a little bit of apprehension or even dread for some. With pregnancy and lockdown, time has whizzed by and it’s been far too long since we got our pearly whites checked out – in...

Wisdom Teeth

Adults can have up to 32 teeth, but not everybody has wisdom teeth. Today we often have smaller jaws than that of our ancestors meaning that if adult teeth are all in place and healthy there may not be enough space for wisdom teeth to come through properly. Wisdom teeth usually emerge between the ages...


Causes: The most common cause of mouth ulcers is trauma from inadvertent bites, burns or tooth brushing. Dentures and orthodontic appliances may also cause ulceration, particularly when first fitted. Some individuals suffer from recurrent oral ulceration (aphthous ulcers) and occasionally multiple ulcers may also be caused by the Herpes virus. Symptoms: in all instances, the...

Trauma to Teeth

Unfortunately a high proportion of children damage one or more of their front teeth in accidents. You should see a dentist as soon as possible. However if the tooth is knocked out then there are certain things that you can do to improve the chances of it being saved. Gently try and push the tooth...


A dull, throbbing pain usually indicates that a tooth is dying or is already dead and infected. Apart from using analgesics such as paracetamol the best thing to do is to seek an early dental appointment. Exposed nerves can also cause sensitivity and pain. This usually occurs when teeth move due to orthodontic treatment.

Tooth Grinding

Tooth grinding is also know as Bruxism. People grind their teeth for different reason and many people don’t even realise they are doing it. Sometimes it is the unconscious result of upper and lower teeth not fitting comfortably together and trying to wear them down until they fit. If this is the case, it can be...

Tooth Erosion

Acids in the mouth can dissolve away tooth surfaces. Given the chance teeth will repair themselves, using minerals from saliva. But if acid is in the mouth too often, teeth cannot repair themselves and the hard tooth surface (the enamel) becomes thinner – this is called erosion. The teeth can then become extra sensitive to...

Scaling and Polishing

A good scale and polish is what we all need every six months or so. Regular scaling and polishing by a dentist or hygienist help keep your teeth and gums healthy by making it easier for you to keep your teeth clean at home. You should see and feel the difference. Scaling and Polishing involves removing...

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