News & Views

News, views & healthcare information from your Hitchin Dentist

Our mouth and teeth work really hard, so deserve looking after. A regular dental hygiene treatment helps prevent infection and decay in your mouth but it also has a benefit for the rest of your body's health. One notable area that researchers are noticing is...

Sugar is not so sweet for your teeth.Is it fair to compare tobacco with sugar? The impact on smoking on the nations health is well documented,and today it is difficult to not see the damage smoking does on every packet and outlet. Sugar does have...

Smile like you mean it.I like awareness campaigns. They represent being involved in something bigger than just me, and National Smile Month 2015 represents something bigger than my dental practice. Its the longest running oral health campaign in the UK and I am delighted to...

Do you choose an manual or electric toothbrush?It's a common question - which is more effective at cleaning your teeth, a manual brush or one of the many electric brushes on the market ?Although all the current papers will tell you that electric brushes are...

A potential alternative to antibiotics in the treatment of dental cariesThe most common way of treating dental infections is with the use of antibiotics. However, some bacteria are developing a resistance to antibiotics and researchers are looking at developing alternatives. Writing in the Journal of...

Teeth Grinding and Stress. There are some common links.Teeth grinding and jaw clenching are some of the most common symptoms of stress ,and can take place during the night while you are asleep aswell as during the day.Swedish research, in 2004 revealed that in the...

Mouth Cancer, continuing awareness.When there are specific national campaigns to raise awareness about health risks it's important that we don't forget the message as soon as the campaign is over. The Dental Health Foundations, Mouth Cancer Action 2014 campaign bought to the publics attention the...

A Dental Microscope for Dental Treatments at Bancroft Dentistry in Hitchin.Having decided that the next investment at Bancroft Dentistry should be a dental microscope, our Zeiss equipment was fitted in late December. We have been working under magnification with loupes for many years, which is the...