News & Views

News, views & healthcare information from your Hitchin Dentist

   Jaws, Genetics and replacing lost Teeth. It's always a sad moment when one of our patients loses a tooth. We do our best to provide excellent dental care, but sometimes lifestyle or accidents can lead to teeth being lost way before their due date.At Bancroft Dentistry in Hitchin,...

Although mouth cancer can affect anyone, a staggering 91% of all diagnosis can be linked to lifestyle.We are not trying to be party poopers here, but the evidence is out there. The use of tobacco, drinking alcohol to excess and poor diet can individually all significantly increase...

Protect your mouth in contact sports. With this years' RBS Six Nations Rugby tournament well underway, I would like to talk about the risks to your mouth from contact sports. TV viewers will notice that during the games that virtually all the players are wearing some kind...

Why put up with gaps in your smile ? Sadly, many adults lose teeth through accident or lifestyle, and there was a time when a  gap left by a lost tooth was nothing to worry about...

Acid in sugar free drinks risks tooth decay. Many of us think that drinking something that is sugar free is somehow better for our wellbeing and the health of our teeth. However, there is a very real risk that sugar free drinks can damage your teeth just...

New research suggests an alternative to needles. One of the most common fears that dental patients experience, is the fear of a dental injection.It doesn't matter that the needles we use are tiny in comparison to other healthcare areas, but our gums are extremely sensitive. At...

The 'Everest' of Dental treatments I know Christmas has been and gone and we are more interested in keeping up with the  New Year resolutions, but stick with me.Most of us well aware of the Christmas song the 'Fairytale of New York' by Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues. Those...

Sound and our perception of effective teeth brushing. You might just be surprised! Whether using a manual or electric, brushing our teeth and gums is an important part of our oral hygiene routine. But have you ever stopped to think about the actual noise you make while brushing...

  A diet including blueberries may be good for your dental health. Gum disease is an all t00 common health problem in the UK, and researchers are always investigating how this condition can be reduced.A group of scientists at the Universite Laval in Canada have revealed that...

Becoming more aware of the risk of Mouth Cancer with Bancroft Dentistry in Hitchin, Hertfordshire The British Dental Health Foundation is committed to raising awareness of Cancer and reducing the number of lives lost every year. As a health conscious Dental practice, we at Bancroft Dentistry share...