News

We produce a monthly Cottingham Dental Practice newsletter, which is sent to all our recall patients. Copies are also available in the practice's waiting room. We report on the main dental stories from the national and international news as well as the latest developments in the practice.

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01 July 2017
Human teeth evolved from the same genes that make the bizarre beaked teeth of the pufferfish, according to new research by an international team of scientists. Pufferfish use the same stem cells for tooth regeneration as humans do but only replace some teeth with elongated bands that form their characteristic beak.
01 June 2017
Both our dentists went to dental conferences last month – Rob flew to Basel, Switzerland, and Stuart had a quicker journey to Birmingham.
01 May 2017
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been credited with helping women manage a range of menopause-related issues, including hot flushes, heart health and bone density, and now new research suggests HRT could be used to reduce gum disease and prevent tooth loss.
01 April 2017
We are delighted to welcome Stuart Ray to Cottingham Dental Practice as one of our dentists. He is replacing John Taylor, who has spent seven years with us but is now taking the exciting step of expanding his own practice in Scarborough.
01 April 2017
Rob welcomed a group of dentists to the practice on 9 March to introduce them to the benefits provided by the recently installed CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) dental scanner.
01 March 2017
Rob attended a two-day course in Nice, France, led by some of the top experts in Europe, on methods of using blood for wound healing and regeneration of tissues.
01 March 2017
Tooth loss can be used as a major predictor to somebody's life expectancy, according to new research, published in Periodontology 2000.
01 February 2017
As you may know, Hull City Council is considering a plan to add fluoride to Hull's water supply. This scheme has the backing of the Hull and Riding of East Yorkshire Local Dental Committee.
01 February 2017
Teeth can be encouraged to repair themselves in a way that could see an end to fillings, say a team of researchers from King's College London. They have shown that a chemical could encourage cells in the dental pulp to heal small holes in mice teeth. The study, published in Scientific Reports, showed the technique led to “complete, effective natural repair”.
01 January 2017
Many people take the opportunity at the beginning of a new year to improve their health by joining a gym or resolving to eat more healthily. These are great ways to boost your health, but we also want you to remember your dental health as well.
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