UltraDEX : Don’t Brush These Tooth Tips Aside

Learning how to brush your teeth properly to avoid the universal faux-pas of bad breath is one of the first life skills we learn, but has your oral care routine actually been wrong all this time? UltraDEX have teamed up with leading dentist Dr Mervyn Druian to find out how we can look after our teeth and gums


  • Brush too hard: Although physical abrasion is important for teeth and gums, brushing with too much vigour can take off the top layer of enamel. If your toothbrush is worn out within two months then this is a sign that you are brushing too hard.

  • Forget the gums: Plague takes 24 hours to calcify. Without brushing in between your teeth or flossing at least once a day, debris and plaque can remain in the most vulnerable area – lodged between teeth and gums. UltraDEX Interdental brushes are an easy way to reach unreachable places.

  • Rinse with water: You should use a high quality, alcohol-free rinse which contains fluoride, such as the UltraDEX Daily Oral Rinse as the final stage of your routine. This leaves protection in your mouth rather than water washing it away.

  • Let issues go unseen: If in any pain see the dentist straight away. If you have an ulcer for more than 10 days see the dentist.

  • Eat fruit first thing: Moisture from food such as fresh fruit is the perfect antidote to morning bad breath. The high water content supplies the necessary moisture, the fibre acts against the debris and the sugars activate saliva production.

  • Electrify your brush: An electric toothbrush allows any dexterity difficulties to be overcome, as well as elevating the brushing action needed. Make sure to focus on the area where the teeth and gums meet, as this is where the plaque is most likely to form.

  • Wait after your juice: If you drink something acidic, wait at least 1 hour before brushing your teeth.

  •  Go to the hygienist: Every 3 months. If everything is healthy, then see the dentist once a year.

  • Rinse in the morning: Commonly, extra steps above brushing are left until the evening when people have more time. Rinsing only takes 30 seconds and with UltraDEX Daily Oral Rinse, fresh breath confidence lasts for 12 hours.

Dr Mervyn Druian comments: “People are getting much better at looking after themselves and the selfie age means that everyone wants a perfect smile. But there is no magic potion, it’s the basics that are important; good homecare and frequent dental check-ups.”

Find out more about Dr Mervyn Druian’s top tips for fresh breath here http://ultradex.co.uk/fresh-breath-tips/

Heinz No Added Sugar Hoops

We love Heinz Hoops so we were really excited to learn that Heinz has recently launched sugar-free Hoops which are naturally sweetened with stevia plant extracts and contain 1 of your 5 a day, as they contain whole tomatoes which are squeezed into every portion.

Its great to know that Heinz is leading the way in offering tasty and sugar-free alternatives to families across Britain and we really couldn't tell the difference as they still tasted amazingly scrumptious.

Heinz No Added Sugar boasts a range of health benefits:
  • Heinz No Added Sugar Hoops are 1 of your 5 a day
  • Vitamin D to support normal bone development
  • Packed with iron to support normal cognitive development
  • Heinz No Added Sugar Hoops is Free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives

Heinz No Added Sugar Hoops are available from all major supermarkets RRP £75p for 400g.

The Famous Five Adventure Game

We were really delighted to play The Famous Five Adventure Game, based on the much loved Famous Five Book series by Enid Blyton which I grew up with as a kid and loved.

The Famous Five Adventure series celebrates its 75th anniversary since the very first  Enid Blyton book, Five On A Treasure Island, came out.

The Famous Five Adventure Game takes is players on a journey of mystery and its up to you the player to explore the world of the famous five and solve the mystery,

You begin by selecting which character you'd like to be choose from Julian,Dick,Anne,George with Timmy the Dog in tow, then its up to you to then selected your preferred location, then your off to solve a mystery and meet some cool and occasionally suspicious characters on your journey.

Once you have the clues and solve the mystery children can read their adventure is a personalised storybook, which gives you the opportunity to revisit the tale of your game you played and relive your adventure.

The  Famous Five Adventure Game gives its players the chance to take part in a quick game or to participate in a normal game mode, there is also a dyslexia font option for easy reading, as well as a parent corner where you can adjust how long you would like the gamplay to last.

The Famous Five Adventure Game is a fun yet educational game which helps children develop problem solving skills and helps develop reading and language skills.The Famous Five Adventure Game is only £2.99 to download from iTunes itunes.apple.com/the-famous-five-adventure-game suitable for children aged 7+ and requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The Famous Five Adventure Game is just one of many games by Kuato Studios all of which can be found on the app store itunes.apple.com/kuato-games.

Transformers: The Last Knight Radio Control Bumblebee Car

We love Transformers so we were delighted to put this cool Transformers The Last Knight Jumbo RC Bumblebee to test.

Our first thoughts were the impressive size which is a cool 40cm long and 19cm high with a length of 19cm, we needed 7 AA batteries for both the car and remote control, and we were ready to go.

The Last Knight Giant RC Bumblebee Car was easy to use and manoeuvre with its multi-directional steering it was super easy to navigate around obstacles, the light body most defiantly helps with the speed, my son had hours of fun playing with this cool radio control Bumblebee car.

Transformers: The Last Knight Giant Radio Control Bumblebee Car is a must have for young Transformers fans.aged 5 years and over. Available to purchase from Argos.


Most of us by now would have spotted that the countdown for christmas has begun, and and Cadbury has all you need to help celebrate and  countdown to the festive season

Cadbury unwraps moments of festive joy and to much delighted to us  chocolate lovers all over the country the delicious range includes the much-loved favourites alongside new and exciting products.

NEW FOR 2017

Cadbury Heroes Advent Calendar - Open up a door every day in the lead up to the big day to reveal miniature versions of some of your favourite Cadbury bars 232g £4.99.

Cadbury Christmas Crackers - Christmas wouldnt be complete without a jolly cracker. These purple Christmas cracker come filled with Cadbury Snow Bites to share with your friends and family. 126g £2.99

Cadbury Dairy Milk Classic Collection Box - A collection of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk classics, this fun box features the original packaging for Whole Nut, Dairy Milk, Fruit and Nut and Caramel alongside the history behind each bar 460g £5.95.

Cadbury Help for Heroes tin - help support a wonderful cause this Christmas. Each tub contains your favourite Heroes treat and 65p of each tin sold will be donated to Help for Heroes. 1kg/RRP £12.50 – Tesco exclusive
Cadbury Snowbites Mini Carton - Treat yourself and your loved ones with these delicious Snowbites in a handy mini carton,the delicious milk chocolate balls are encased in crisp sugar shells dusted with icing sugar making it the perfect festive treat. 43g £0.60

Cadbury Dairy Milk Advent Calendar - a must have and most defianly the best way to count down to the most magical day of the year. 200g RRP £4.99/ 90g RRP £2.19

Hollow Santa - the Cadbury Dairy Milk Hollow Santas are the perfect reminder that Santa will be on his way soon, these Santa’s are made from delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk 50g RRP £1.49, 100g RRP £2.99

5 Jolly Santas -  Cadbury Dairy Milk Jolly Santas are perfect as they come in packs containing five pocket sized Santas, each presented in fun wrapping 75g  RRP £2.99.

Buttons Tube - A timeless treat that will be well receive, the classic bite-size button shapes of solid Cadbury Dairy Milk come packaged in an exciting festive tube that will bring joy to everyone. RRP £1.42. If Fudge is one of your festive favourites, then Cadbury Fudge Mini tube is your perfect stocking filler. The festive tube comes packed full of the sweet treat.


Oreo Bauble -  a touch of Cadbury Christmas purple to your tree, or surprise your relatives by gifting them with a Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Bauble. The spectacular supersized bauble is filled with Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates complete with a vanilla flavour filling and Oreo biscuit pieces. RRP £4.99

Cadbury Dairy Milk Tree Decorations - There are different designs and shapes for everyone in the family To make sure your tree is kept even sweeter this year  ‘Now with Oreo’. 136g RRP £3.46
The Cadbury Dairy Milk Santa Gift Box – filled with delicious chunks of Cadbury Dairy Milk, the perfect stocking filler RRP £2.99.
These Cadbury Dairy Milk Snow Balls - are the ideal treat to share and come in a pack of four. Simply crack open the top of the Snow Ball and use the spoon provided to scoop out and enjoy the fluffy mousse centre. Yum! RRP £2.99

Cadbury selection packs  - avaiable in two sizes, small and medium. The smaller selection pack enables chocolate fans to enjoy all their favourite Cadbury classics as they count down the days until Santa arrives! There is a bar for each day with Cadbury Chomp, Cadbury Curly Wurly, Cadbury Fudge and Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo. The Cadbury Medium Selection box contains a mix of favourites, such as the Cadbury Double Decker, Cadbury Crunchie and Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons. 95g RRP £1.09, 169g RRP £2.99

#curryweek with Braun Multi Quick 3: Chicken Curry

I love nothing more then a delicious curry, and as it nearing the end of curry week, I decided to use my brand new Braun Multi Quick 3 Spice hand blender to help me cook a tasty curry. The Braun Multi Quick 3 has all of your cooking,blending and chopping needs in one hand held blender, not only does it come with a mini chopper it blends and mixes and purees and comes complete with a new metal grinding mill which is perfect for and grinding whole spices, chillies as well as coffee beans.


The Braun Multi Quick Hand Blender comes with 11 speed settings which allows you to adjust the speed and pulse, the double action stainless steel detachable blades allow you to cut vertically and horizontally, I love the Splash Control technology which ensures the  unique design prevents splashing when in use.

Chicken Curry

500g chicken cubes
Handful of spinach (optional)
3-4 onions
1 tbsp of tomato puree
4 tbsp of oil
2 tbsp of garlic paste
1 tbsp of  ginger paste
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 red chili powder
2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp of mixed curry powder
2 tbsp of salt

Dried Spices (please note, if you grind the flavour will be fuller *optional)
2 bay leaves
5 cloves
5 green cardamon pods
Fresh Coriander to taste

Method -
* Heat the oil add the dry spices and chopped onion until onions soften, add garlic and ginger
* Add powder spices, tomato puree and chicken along with the salt, cook until the oil begins to separate or until the mixture begins to dry out
*Add 200/300mls of water, or enough so so that the chicken cooks in the water and spices, bring to the boil then reduce heat and cook on a low heat for 40 minutes to an hour. Garnish with fresh Coriander.

I thoroughly love my Braun Multi Quick 3 hand blender and wouldn't be without it now, its simple to use thanks to the easy click system which made it easy to switch between each accessory when needed. For more information check out Braun/hand-blenders/multiquick 3

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

We have loved each and every LEGO Movie we have seen so far, so we were super excited for the next LEGO instalment. The LEGO Ninjago Movie hits the big screen this October, we were really fortunate to watch the first movie screening in the UK last weekend.

But before the movie, we joined Dick and Dom and taekwondo olympic gold medalist Jade Jones to learn some cool Ninjago inspired spinjitsu moves.


The LEGO Ninjago Movie follows young Lloyd who is constantly shunned by everyone due to his father being an evil warlord, little does everyone know Lloyd and his friends are secret ninjas under the guidance of master Wu, who are all on a mission to defeat the evil Garmadon in the battle for Ninjago City.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is a cool animated humorous movie, entertaining light-hearted and funny throughout and a must-see for all LEGO fans.

A new animated adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures and the LEGO franchise stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan who also choreographed the fight scenes based on real martial arts moves.

 The LEGO Ninjago Movie comes to cinemas October 13th. 
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Pasta Guide & Recipes

I absolutely Love Pasta and use it at least once a week, its quick and simple and can be mixed with a variety of ingredients to create the perfect dish, plus the kids love it so its a must have comfort food in our home.

There are a variety of different kinds of pasta available, which means you can adjust and favourite dish every time, So I thought it would be great to share some of my favourite pasta dishes that I have made, along with this visual guide on the various pasta shape you can buy.

I hope you found this cool pasta guide useful for your next pasta dish. Thank you, Jamies Italian for the cool infographic.

Madame Tussauds

We were privileged to visit Madame Tussauds London a few years ago and have many fond memories of our family day out, so we couldn't wait to revisit now that the boys are a little bit older. Madame Tussauds is a world famous waxwork museum which features life-sized replicas of famous celebrities and historic leaders from around the world.

I was really excited to check out the new Alien escape, created in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, the cool experience follows the release of the blockbuster film  Alien and challenges its visitors to navigate through a trail of blood and danger. Unfortunately when we arrived there was a 20-minute queue, which I didn't really mind, but the boys were too excited and wanted to move on and explore, so I will most defiantly go back and check it out.


There are several different interactive zones to explore from Bollywood to Hollywood, Film and Sporting Hero's are just to name a few, it was great to mingle with the stars on the red carpet, and stand next to world famous leaders and people we admire. My boys loved the Marvel Zone particularly the 4D Marvel Movie where we were treated to a cool movie and a fantastic sensory experience where you can literally feel the action with the cool special 4D effects.


It was amazing having the opportunity to take so many memorable pictures, it was great checking out the stars and icons up close and personal, most definitely an enjoyable experience that we want to do again soon, the kids had an amazing day and loved every minute of our time, We love Madame Tussauds it's defiantly one of favorite places to visit in London. For more information check out www.madametussauds.com/london.