Emergency Appointments

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The things your dentist wished you knew

What does your dentist wish that you knew? Investing in your smile is crucial. The more you take care of it, the less problems you’ll encounter. There is more to looking after teeth than just brushing, flossing and going for regular dental check-ups. Here are a few things your dentist wishes you knew! Honesty is…

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What To Do When Your Child Has A Dental Emergency

Do you know what to do when your child has a dental emergency? Dental emergencies aren’t fun for anyone, especially for kids. It may be because of a sporting accident. It could be an on-going problem or maybe a complete surprise. Children can experience dental emergencies just as frequently as adults. Be prepared You can…

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Stop going to your GP with dental problems

Dentists don’t study for 5 years and practice for years upon years for patients to phone a GP when their teeth and gums get sore.  More and more Brits are making a beeline for their GP when they encounter problems with their teeth instead of calling a dentist, but why? Today on the blog, we…

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What exactly is a dental emergency?

What is a dental emergency? Getting scheduled appointments with your dentist can take time. Getting an emergency appointment at inconvenient times can be a struggle. That alone can make dental issues feel more urgent. Deciding what truly constitutes as a dental emergency can be difficult. Who provides emergency dental appointments? Many dental practices offer a…

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Helping dentists solve patients’ dental problems during lockdown

How can dentists help their patients during lockdown? As dental professionals, we know you want to be there for your patients when they need you. During lockdown patients will still have dental problems. This is yet another reason why the current Covid-19 pandemic is particularly hard on the dental profession. Not only are you unable…

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What to expect at your next dental appointment

What should you expect from your next dental appointment? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the things we are able to do are looking a little different to life before lockdown. Many are calling it the ‘new normal’. No one knows how long these measures are going to be in place for. Whether it’s just for…

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Do you suffer from sensitive teeth?

Sensitive teeth cause anything between a mild twinge to having severe discomfort that can last several hours. It is most common in people between the ages of 20 and 40. It can also affect people in their early teens and when they are over 70. Did you know that tooth sensitivity is more common in…

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

Guest Blog by Hayley Irons You’re pregnant, congratulations! This means there are plenty of changes happening with your body. Some that you’ll be expecting and others that you perhaps weren’t. For starters, pregnancy comes with an influx of hormones. This is something you will probably have already noticed. While most people believe these hormonal changes…

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Why are levels of Mouth Cancer on the rise?

The number of mouth cancer cases has risen sharply over the past decade. It’s Mouth Cancer Action Month, and we’re dedicating November to raising awareness among our followers. Sadly, mouth cancer rates are on the rise in the UK, with almost 3000 Brits dying from the disease in 2017 alone. In today’s blog we’re talking…

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Can The Winter Months Affect My Oral Health?

Did you know that your oral health is more likely to worsen during the winter months? New research has shown that your oral health is more likely to worsen in the winter months, due to a number of factors. In this blog post, we look at the reasons why your oral health is likely to…

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Four Common Misconceptions About Fillings

Due to get a dental filling soon Having a dental filling nowadays is more common than not. A sad but true fact. Some people are shocked when they find out that they need a filling. They brush and floss every single day, so the news that they have a cavity can be quite shocking! We…

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Why You Shouldn’t Call 999 In A Dental Emergency

There has been an increasing number of people calling 999 in a dental emergency. Ever found yourself in a dental emergency? What did you do? More and more people have been lifting the phone and dialling 999 for ambulances and paramedics in a dental emergency. But, this is something we should NEVER do! What should you…

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Dental Care and The Elderly.

Dental health is important at all ages, but it can decline as you get older. Even with vigilant dental care as a child and an adult, a whole host of dental related problems can emerge later in life. Tooth sensitivity and tooth loss are not just a fact of life as you age, they can…

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Painkillers In Place of Appointments?

Would you give you child pain killers instead of taking them to the dentist? A major survey has uncovered that parents are giving their child painkillers as an alternative to visiting the dentist when complaining of toothaches and pains. Only one in three of these patients had sought information from a dentist or dental professional…

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Dental Emergencies During Christmas Time

It’s getting close to Christmas! We hope you’ll be finishing up work soon to enjoy the festivities. Your dental practice is likely to be closed over the holidays – dentists need a holiday too! But what should you do if you have a dental emergency over the Christmas holidays? You Don’t Need to Suffer! If…

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HPV & Dentistry: How They’re Linked & What You Need To Know.

HPV or the Human Papillomavirus is a group of viruses and is the most common sexually transmitted virus. But what has this got to do with dentistry? Well, HPV is most commonly attributed to causing genital warts or cervical cancer but HPV can also cause oral cancer. HPV is the leading cause of oro-pharyngeal cancers…

Make A Point of Making Appointments!

Make A Point of Making Appointments!

Missing dental appointments is something you shouldn’t make a habit of. One missed appointment can easily become many year’s worth of missed appointments. The problem is, too many of us don’t make visiting the dentist a priority. Unfortunately, by doing this, we open the doors to more dental problems further down the line!   No…

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How to Have a Good Dentist Appointment: What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

You might be approaching your six-month check up, or you might have just registered at a new practice. It’s common that we all want to have a good dentist appointment. But, it goes beyond excessive brushing beforehand. Actually that could be one of the things you don’t do. Brushing right before you go for your…

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Oral Cancer Symptoms You Should Watch Out For

Oral Cancer is the 11th most common cancer, in males, in the UK. Do you watch out for oral cancer symptoms? There has been a 92% increases in cases of oral cancer since the 70s. There are thousands of new cases diagnosed annually. It’s estimated that 91% of the cases are preventable if they are…

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Wisdom Teeth: Why They May Need To Go

Wisdom teeth are inevitable for us all. However, keeping them might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Having your wisdom teeth coming in can be painful and can undo whatever cosmetic work you may have already had done. But, there is also the possibility of other unforeseen issues with cutting these teeth… Impacted…