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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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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Patient Testimonial – November 2016

I wish to thank Dr. Michael and his nurse for providing this old American gringo such great service and care in restoring my tooth to its proper shape and purpose. They did an excellent job of turning an unpleasant situation for me into my happy dance. I guess I can go back to my Snickers […]

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Patient Testimonial – October 2016

I’ve been going to the Westgate Dental Clinic for more than 20 years and continue to be very happy.  Six monthly hygienist appointments and dental check-ups are painless, in every way, while keeping teeth and gums healthy.  Emergency situations have been covered and treated successfully even when my dental surgeon was away.   A sincere […]

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Another Great Reason to Stop Smoking

After the smoking ban in public places was implemented, most people suspected that it was only a matter of time before smoking in other places came under scrutiny. From the 1st October 2015, it will be illegal to smoke in a vehicle in England and Wales, with anyone under the age of 18 present . […]

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Mouthguards for Sport

With the new school year in full swing and the Rugby World Cup about to start, a  mouthguard  should be one of the first items in your child’s sports kit bag! The Dental Health Foundation has just published an article about the importance of wearing a well-fitting mouthguard when playing a contact sport, or a […]

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Baby Annie

Christie has been with our practice since August 2008.  Many of you will remember her starting with us as a receptionist and then rejoining us upon completing her studies and graduating as a Dental hygienist. Christie has now taken maternity leave, I am sure you will be as delighted as we are to hear of […]

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European Association for Osseointegration Congress 2014

Michael attended the European Association for Osseointegration’s (EAO) conference in Rome, along with 4000 other dentists and industry specialists from around the world, who gathered to hear international experts describing the latest developments in implant dentistry. The focus of the conference this year centred around one main theme: SPQR (Simplification, Predictability, Quality to achieve Results). […]

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