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We produce a monthly Cottingham Dental Practice newsletter. Copies are emailed to patients on request and are also available on this website (home page). 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 October 2021
The policy of adding fluoride to drinking water (it occurs naturally in some sources) across the UK is a step closer after the chief medical officers concluded that the mineral would cut tooth decay. Dates and funding are still to be set.
01 September 2021
The menopause, which normally affects women in their late 40s and early 50s, can be the cause of several health issues, including gum disease, due to a decrease in oestrogen levels.
01 August 2021
Twice daily toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste is the cornerstone to a healthy smile, but there is one simply addition that can truly transform how healthy your mouth is – and that is interdental cleaning.
01 July 2021
Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.
01 June 2021
New survey data collected by the Oral Health Foundation and Align Technology highlights the profound impact of the pandemic on the way UK adults view their smiles.
01 May 2021
Healthy gums should be firm and a light shade of pink, although they may contain other pigments depending on your ethnic origin. When your gums are unhealthy, it will often lead to swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. This is called gum disease.
01 April 2021
Thank you to everyone who took part in our annual patient survey. We all know it has been a challenging year for everyone and we were delighted to see that 100% of you gave 5 out of 5 in reply to the statement “I have confidence in the practice’s Covid-19 precautions.”
01 March 2021
A comment by one of our 5* reviewers on Google highlights the importance of our dental hygienists/therapists to your oral health: “The appearance and feel of my teeth has vastly improved thanks to the conscientious efforts of everyone at Cottingham Dental Practice. Never delay seeing the dental hygienist!”
01 February 2021
Rob is finding it very hard to believe – but he opened the practice 20 years ago, in February 2001. He has developed it from a single room on the first floor of 190 King Street (when it was a doctor’s practice) to expanding next door into 192 King Street. The practice now has three surgeries with high-tech equipment throughout.
01 January 2021
Now that we have just started the third lockdown of the pandemic, we wanted to share some research that was carried out last year into snacking habits across the UK.
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