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We are incredibly proud to announce that Juliette Reeves, one third of our dedicated hygienist team at Bancroft, has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Dr Gerald Leatherman Award.It might not be a very well known award to the public, but to the...

Good luck to all teams at Rugby World Cup 2015 from Bancroft Dentistry in Hitchin, Hertfordshire We are sure that all the players will be wearing custom made sports mouth guards. With the Rugby World Cup just kicking off , many existing and new rugby fans are going to...

Reducing sugar consumption I think by now we all understand that our bodies rely on the sugars in our diet to provide the energy we need to function. However, excessively high amounts of sugar are becoming standard in our food and drinks, so much so, that it can damage...

To most people, dentistry is about fixing teeth, and perhaps a scale and polish occasionally. However, we know that looking at the bigger picture is what's really important, providing the best care for every aspect of your dental health.Keeping the supporting structures of your teeth...

Why saliva is crucial for the health of your mouth. Unfortunately, millions of people suffer with a dry mouth. Saliva, something most of us take for granted, is crucial to the health of your mouth and a lack of it can lead to serious health problems.If you...

Tooth whitening is a simple and effective cosmetic dental treatment, but there has been some confusion about tooth whitening as a dental treatment. Some providers out there have no dental training at all, but the law clearly states that tooth whitening must be carried out...

Teens that don't have breakfast are more likely to have bad breath Research published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene shows that teenagers who miss breakfast are up to twice as likely to have bad breath. What is interesting is that during research nearly half...

Dental hygiene for your entire healthIn October 2014, during National Dental Hygiene month in the USA, an article was written in Medical News Today that gave an overview of the other health conditions that are linked with poor oral hygiene. Many people know that poor...