THE PRACTICE IS NOW OPEN AS NORMAL:

As you can imagine, we are working hard to contact everyone who had their appointment cancelled during the enforced shut down. If we have not yet been in touch, we havent forgotten you! Do feel free to call us to reschedule your appointment. Please bear in mind, your appointment may need to be booked further into the future than originally planned. We are trying to be as accommodating as possible and thank you all for your patience during this extremely busy and difficult time.


We have already welcomed many patients back to the practice and they will have noticed we have added to, and improved our cross infection safety procedures. Please be aware, that despite most of our treatment returing to normal, we will need to see you for a short assessment appointment prior to any treatment (not routine appointments) and can only offer hand scaling when seeing the hygienist.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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call us on 01452 524024

64 Cotteswold Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 6RH

appointments@cotteswoldhouse.co.uk

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.  

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