Win a Westgate Dental Christmas Hamper!

We’ve put together a fantastic dental hamper, full of useful items you need to help make sure your smile is in tip-top shape! In order to be in for a chance of winning our Christmas hamper, Like our Facebook page and leave us a Facebook comment on our competition post. Our hamper is valued at […]

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How often should you brush your teeth?

Regular patients of ours will know that we recommend brushing at least twice a day for at least 2 minutes and using interdental brushes, floss or picks regularly. We read with interest a YouGov survey conducted last month, which found that most people follow the standard practice of brushing their teeth twice daily, while a […]

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Gum Disease and Dementia

An  interesting article caught our eye in yesterday’s The Times newspaper, which links gum disease to a higher risk of dementia. We’ve known for some time that gum disease has been linked to heart disease, lung problems, and other complications, through infection by bacteria or the spread of inflammation. James Pickett, head of research at […]

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E-cigarettes…. Friend or Foe?

We all know that smoking is bad for our health, affecting our lungs, circulation, heart, stomach, bones, gums, increasing the risk of cancer, etc. etc. One of the aids to help people quit, is electronic cigarettes. How do e-cigarettes work? Most e-cigarettes contain a battery, a heating device, and a cartridge to hold liquid, which […]

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Dreading the chocolate rush this Easter?

Why not try a few healthier and fun alternatives… If you still want to have the excitement of an Easter egg hunt in the garden without all the chocolate, try making and then hiding beautiful 3D paper eggs. Here is how to make them – it’s very easy and a great activity for even little […]

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To rinse or not to rinse….. that is the question!

Confused about the do’s and don’ts of tooth brushing? Everybody rinses with water after brushing, don’t they? How else are you supposed to get rid of excess toothpaste and any debris floating around in your mouth. Should we rinse after brushing or not? Opinions are divided, so let’s have a look at the argument for […]

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November is Mouth Cancer Action Month

Mouth cancer can affect anyone. Have you noticed any changes in your mouth? Three signs and symptoms you shouldn’t ignore: Mouth ulcers which do not heal in three weeks Red and white patches in your mouth Unusual lumps or swellings in your mouth or head and neck area If you are not sure, don’t delay, […]

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