Dental Advice

Do I Need A Check Up Every 6 Months?

August 13th, 2018

One of the most common questions we are asked in the practice, or assumed by patients is that they need to see us for a check up every six months.                    

Watch the video, where Ketan our practice principal advises on our recommendations of when you should come for a check up.

https://youtu.be/J-JD0Vniho4

For further information on national guidelines about this visit : https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg19/uptake

If you’re not sure when you last saw us or whether you are due a check up, email us or call on 020 88884401 and we can let you know when you need to book in.


To Floss Or Not To Floss?

July 19th, 2018

That is the question!    There have been numerous articles in the media recently that flossing may not be of any benefit to you and can actually harm your mouth. Whilst this is true at face value, the fact is toothbrushing alone cannot remove all plaque and food deposits from your mouth. Watch Episode 4 […]

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The Sticky Truth:Hidden Sugars In Common Foods

July 11th, 2018

Sugar is the single biggest cause of tooth decay (as well as many other health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer) – without sugar, you can’t get cavities! However, to cut out sugar from your diet is easier said than done. Many common foods we eat, contain sugar and often a […]

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The Truth About Sports Drinks And Teeth

July 6th, 2018

Sugar = dental cavities. You can’t get cavities in your teeth without sugar.          Watch BSTV Episode 2 for insights on sugar content of common drinks and suggestions for alternatives. https://youtu.be/6YcPGy0Luac This is a study which found significant dental health issues in professional footballers: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/50/1/41 With it being sporting season with the World […]

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Diabetes Week 2018

June 4th, 2018

Diabetes week is every year between 11th June until 17th June. This awareness week is devoted to have all supporters come together to express their stories, to raise awareness of diabetes and help fund research into the condition. Living with diabetes is difficult, there are many factors to consider which can be stressful for you […]

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Win A £50 Cinema Voucher By Smiling

May 14th, 2018

National Smile Month is the UK’s charity campaign supported by thousands and organised by the Oral Health Foundation. It helps us improve and keep a healthy smile and is the nation’s annual reminder about the importance of our oral health, the campaign makes a significant difference to the well-being of millions of people. The campaign […]

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Are Children Having Too Much Sugar?

May 7th, 2018

Tooth decay is the number one cause of hospital admissions for general anesthetic in the UK and the  main cause of this is a high consumption of sugary food and drinks. Click to read more of recent findings released by Public Health England (PHE). http://www.smile-onnews.com/news/view/childhood-tooth-extraction-requires-action-in-england 6th April 2018 saw the introduction of the Soft Drinks […]

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Healthy Mouth Habits for Young Children

March 22nd, 2018

Your child’s baby teeth are at risk for decay as soon as they first appear—which is typically around age 6 months. Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay. It most often occurs in the upper front teeth, but other teeth may also be affected. Teach your child […]

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National No Smoking Day 14th March 2018

March 6th, 2018

No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day in the United Kingdom which is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking. The first No Smoking Day was on Ash Wednesday in 1984 and it now takes place on the second Wednesday in March.        Each year, the campaign is promoted […]

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Manual Versus Electric Toothbrush: Which Is Better?

February 22nd, 2018

There has been a long time silent battle the toothbrush aisle. That battle is between the basic,    manual toothbrush and the newer, more advanced electric toothbrushes. Manual toothbrushes are obviously low cost, easily available, and variety of styles are available, and great for travel- in short, it is convenient. Electric toothbrushes on the other […]

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