So you're meaning to get round to booking an appointment at your dentist? Maybe you've had a reminder letter or email? Or even several! But life is so busy it's hard to organise a visit to the dentist. And surely everything is fine, you brush your teeth every...

Newspapers say that flossing doesn't work. It seems to be official. They say "dentists nag us to floss". Oh those dentists, how they love to nag! We prefer to call it "motivating"! The interest in this subject has been so great that the Associated Press have pursued...

Why use an electric toothbrush? Our hygiene therapist Sadie explains why it really is better to use an electric toothbrush.   The main purpose of brushing your teeth is to remove plaque, this will help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.   Dental plaque is the main cause...

Our hygiene therapist Sadie advises about acid erosion Erosion is the loss of tooth surface, by chemical agents.Erosion happens when the enamel is softened and mineral is lost. Most erosion is caused by acids which can enter the mouth in three main ways: Diet – frequent...

Gilly and Sadie were fortunate to be able to spend a day with Phil Ower, the president of the British Society of Periodontology at the annual Lothian Independent Dental Practitioners Study Day. Phil had some very interesting things to say which we have been passing  on...

Bruxism is the word dentists use to describe tooth grinding or clenching.  Grinding is  side to side movement of the teeth, forcefully. Clenching is when you set your teeth together and squeeze!  The forces involved in both these actions are huge, they can be the equivalent...