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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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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