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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 If you are not sure, don’t delay, please make an appointment to come and see us. Mouth Cancer Risk factors It is important to come for your regular dental check-ups and hygiene visits, just to […]

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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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Do you fancy a holiday today … a day free from smoking?

Westgate Dental supports the National No Smoking Day, 14 March 2018. This year the theme is #TellUsYourWay, which encourages people to share what worked for them in helping to quit. There are a number of ways to quit smoking. The British Heart Foundation recommends the following: Pick a quitting DATE – it should be a […]

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Would you like a brighter, whiter smile?

Worried about discoloured teeth? Have you ever thought of having your teeth whitened for a special occasion, or just because you wanted to treat yourself? Our Professional Home Tooth Whitening system Philips Zoom! will help remove stains and dark pigmentation from your teeth with a gentle sustained release action. The Philips Zoom! system has been […]

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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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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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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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