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Making Brushing Fun

May 24, 2016

Making Brushing Fun – How to get Your Children Brushing We all want our children to pick up good habits and brushing is no exception. However, getting children to actually brush, and brush properly, can be something of an uphill struggle. Normally when it gets around to that time we are all exhausted and looking…

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Common Oral Health Mistakes that Patients Make

February 18, 2016

Unfortunately the majority of us don’t manage to maintain perfect oral hygiene and oral health routines. There are a wide variety of problems that can afflict us. The good news is that the majority of these problems are both treatable and preventable. Here we’re going to take a look at some of the common oral…

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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

December 21, 2015

Dental anxiety is an incredibly common reason why we avoid visiting the dentist. In fact 35% of adults avoid visiting the dentist for this reason alone. Few of us enjoy having our mouth open whilst someone pokes at our teeth. However, visiting the dentist really is essential if we are to make sure our teeth…

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Looking after your teeth over Christmas

December 10, 2015

‘Tis the season to be jolly and (over)indulge in a few festive treats! Throughout the party season we will be increasing our intake of sugar, whether it be through alcohol or sweet foods, so it’s vital we take extra special care of our teeth and gums. Here are a few tips for looking after your…

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How much sugar is in your foods and drinks

October 15, 2015

Have you ever wondered how much sugar is in the foods and drinks we consume? Not many of us will take too much notice about the amount of sugars in our favourite snacks and teatime treats but maybe we should. The effects which added sugars are having on both our general and dental health can…

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Why does my tooth hurt after root canal treatment?

This is a question that patients quite often ask, especially when they have few if any symptoms of pain prior to the procedure. However if the tooth has a non vital pulp (dead nerve) it should still be treated otherwise it can become infected and cause an acute abscess at any time. This is why…

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August 10, 2015

High sugar intake has been in the headlines recently with talk about a possible “sugar tax”, so I though I would put together some facts… Most adults and children in the UK eat too much sugar. Cut down by eating fewer sugary foods, such as sweets, cakes and biscuits, and drinking fewer sugary drinks. The…

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Bleeding Gums

One of the most common questions a dentist gets asked is ‘my gums are bleeding, am I brushing them too hard?’ followed by ‘So I’ve been brushing them much more gently but the problem isn’t going away’. This is perfectly logical until you realise that understanding the cause of bleeding gums is counter-intuitive… Now if…

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Iceland trip

Recently I managed to get away for a few days and fly to Iceland for a few days with my bike and camping gear. It’s a place I’ve wanted to visit for years but until now have not got round it. Getting there was easy and uneventful with bike in a box from Edinburgh with…

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New Website

May 7, 2015

First of all, a very warm welcome to our new website. Hope you like it! Through it and this blog, we hope to let you know more about us, what we do and what we offer. Tell us what you think! Refurbishment You may have noticed that recently we have started to refurbish part of…

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