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Black Whitening Toothpaste?

At Cotteswold House Dental Care, in Gloucester, we are now stocking Beverly Hills Black Whitening Toothpaste. It has activated Charcoal present to help reduce surface staining to give the teeth a whiter appearance. It is also the least abrasive whitening toothpaste on the market (this has been an issue with whitening pastes for some time!). This makes it the perfect partner to one of our teeth whitening packages.

It gets a thumbs up on taste from the whole team.

Pop in to pick up a tube for £5.50.

Beverly Hills Perfect White Black toothpaste

What Happens During a Dental Check Up?

At Cotteswold House Dental Care, we prefer the term “Health Mouth Review” as we look at more than just your teeth and gums as we will explain below:

Why do I need a Healthy Mouth Review?
A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether.

Our Healthy Mouth Review includes:

• Tooth and gum examination
• Intra-oral examination
• Checking the jaw joint
• Complete discussion of your oral health needs
• X-rays (when appropriate)
• Oral cancer screening
• Estimate of fees for treatment

What makes us different?
We will work with you to help to improve the health of your teeth and gums, providing you with a Dental Health Report at every healthy mouth review, preventative advice, and even take you on a tour of your mouth with our intra-oral cameras. All of this means that together, we can make sure that all of your dental needs are met.

How often should I have a Healthy Mouth Review?
After your healthy mouth review, we will recommend a date for your next visit. The time to your next review could be as short as three months or as long as two years. Generally, the lower your risk of dental problems, the longer you can wait before your next visit.

Our Healthy Mouth Membership includes two healthy mouth reviews a year along with 2 hygiene sessions and 10% discount on treatment for a monthly investment of £12.10

Helping with stained teeth

As the Christmas season is soon to be upon us, we are sure you want to have a healthy sparkling smile to go with your party dresses and suits.

Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to provide you with tips to help reduce any embarrassment about stained and discoloured teeth.

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Why do teeth stain?

Stained teeth can be caused by drinking coke, coffee and tea, or consuming stain producing foods such as red wine or blueberries (!). Also nicotine is a main cause of staining.

Plaque deposits as a result of not brushing correctly or flossing can also cause stains.

Biting on hard objects can cause microcracks which will rapidly stain and are hard to clean.  

How do you stop staining teeth? 
  • Limit the amount of coffee and tea
  • Avoid smoking
  • Have regular visits with your dentist and hygienist
  • Brush and floss properly
  • The use of some toothpastes can help to remove minor stains

Next time we will be talking about ways in which we can help to remove stains.

Don’t Let Halloween Trick Your Teeth! Follow our recommended tips to help reduce the sugar damage.

tips to improve dental health and reduce sugar intake

Don’t let sugar ruin your Halloween fun!

Its that time of the year! Halloween is one of the most sugary days of the year. After “Trick or Treating” this saturday evening, its even more important to guard against the evils of tooth decay.   If you follow these tips, you will be able to enjoy the night and not feel guilty:
  • Regular brushing with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing are the best way to prevent decay. Electric brushes are shown to be more effective at cleaning your teeth and we recommend either an Oral B Pro-Care or a Sonicare toothbrush.
  • The longer the teeth are exposed to sugars and acid, the more likely decay is. Try to avoid or limit hard sweets that stay in the mouth for prolonged periods of time. This also means that grazing on sweets (1 or 2 at a time over a long period of time) is much worse than a binge eating session.
  • Avoid fizzy and other sugary drinks. Sports drinks and flavoured water are also no good for teeth, especially in combination with sweets (a bottle of ready made Ribena has a staggering 14 teaspoons of sugar in it!)
  • Try to save  the sweets for directly after meals. The mouth produces more saliva during and after mealtimes, which helps balance out the acids and wash away bacteria and particles.
  • Chew sugar free gum with xylitol. Chewing for 20 minutes can help to prevent tooth decay by increasing saliva production.
Remember: daily brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and regular visits to the dentist are the best way to keep teeth healthy and free of decay. Please don’t ban your children from sweets – I’m going to be diving into them myself, but by following these tips, I am going to be keeping my teeth safe from zombies, ghosts and cavities throughout the year.