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News, views & healthcare information from your Hitchin Dentist

National Toothache Day - February 9th   There really does seem to be a day to celebrate or commemorate everything nowadays – including National Toothache Day! But who wants to celebrate having toothache?! The quick answer to that is no one!! So then what is the point of...

Follow my blog with Bloglovin'New Year, New You' is the in mantra! Have you made your resolutions for 2017? January does seem as good a time as any for a fresh start, or maybe getting back into something with renewed vigour! The big question is: How long will...

BE MOUTH-AWARE: 45 SECONDS COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE! Are you able to recognise changes in your mouth? This is the question we are asking as we support the Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign this November.With around 7,000 Brits diagnosed with mouth cancer last year, the disease is...

  Mouthwash - Do you want ice and a slice with that? In history, alcohol has been used as a steriliser and anaesthetic. Until the use of opiates and heat sterilisation became common, alcohol was in every doctor's medical bag. Alcohol kills pretty much every bacteria it comes...

Smiling about better oral health! If you have an appointment at Bancroft Dentistry between 16th May and 16th June, you may notice a few rather large smiles around reception (and I don’t just mean Nicola and Sue are feeling extra perky during this time!). We have...

We can help you put your feet up I remember reading a survey a few years ago that stated 1 in 4 people have a phobia of visiting the dentist. A phobia is greater than general fear or anxiety, it is a complete avoidance of even...

Research supports the link between oral health and cognitive decline. We have all been told over the years that looking after your teeth and gums is important.There is however, a lesser known, but growing link between the health of your teeth and gums with the rate...

Dental veneers to improve your smile Unfortunately many of us have teeth that are stained, chipped, twisted or just out of line with the rest. Even though these teeth are perfectly healthy, they can spoil an otherwise lovely smile. Fortunately, there are ways that the appearance...

3D Printed teeth that can kill bacteria Dental implant treatments have become a relatively common treatment option for our patients. Over the last few years many patients have come to me and been successfully treated for lost teeth or loose dentures.3d printing is helping to take...