Managing Your Dental Anxiety

Fear of going to the dentist is a common health-care related anxiety. Patients often express a broad range of triggers, such as the fear of pain, claustrophobia, needles, sounds, or sensations. At its most extreme, dental anxiety, dental phobias and fears of visiting the dentist can mean people put off, or even avoid altogether, vitally…

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Ageing and Your Teeth

Stained and darker teeth As we age our teeth do get a bit darker naturally, but there are certain things that can speed up the staining of your teeth. The most obvious cause of teeth staining is smoking,  Tea, coffee, wine, berries, fruit juice, cola, soy sauce and cola can also stain your teeth over…

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We all love our Easter eggs but we also need to love our teeth

It is important to be effective when brushing your teeth, especially after treats. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste with at least 1350ppm fluoride for at least 2 minutes twice a day to remove plaque. Plaque is a film of bacteria that coats your teeth and if not removed will contribute to tooth decay and…

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Smokers Teeth

How can smoking affect my oral health? Most people are now aware that smoking is bad for their health. It can cause many different medical problems and, in some cases, fatal diseases. However, many people don’t realise the damage that smoking does to their mouth, gums and teeth. Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum…

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I’ve had my tooth out – what should I do now?

DO Take it easy for the rest of the day Keep your head up to avoid bleeding Avoid hot food and drink until the anaesthetic Use an extra pillow for the first night and put an old pillow case on it in case you bleed a little DON’T Rinse the area for the first 24…

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Causes and Tips to prevent bad breath

Are people stepping away from you when you talk? Do people turn their cheek when you kiss them goodbye? A simple test to check if you have bad breath is to lick the inside of your wrist and sniff-if it smells bad you can be fairly sure that your breath does too. It is usually…

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We have a winner!

Our lucky Competition winner Damaris visited the practice today to collect her valentines day prize. She was so happy =) Congratulations again from the whole team!

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10 Fun Facts About Teeth!

The enamel on the top surface of your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body! Milk teeth start to form before you are born but only come through once the child is between 6-12months old. Humans use 4 different types of teeth to cut chew and grind their food. These teeth are incisors,…

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Do you have a cold sore?

If you have a cold sore please let us know… We know the cold sores can be unexpected, inconvenient and painful. They are also very contagious and our clinical team have to follow strict Infection Control Guidelines to prevent the spread of the cold sore virus to both patients and staff. The virus can be…

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Valentines Day Facebook Competition

Terms and Conditions 1. The promoter is: Cornhill Dental Practice whose registered address is 23 Cornhill, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3BX. 2. Employees of Cornhill Dental Practice or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition….

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