We produce a monthly Cottingham Dental Practice newsletter. Copies are emailed to patients on request and 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 November 2019
Altogether we have about 10,000 taste buds, mostly distributed around the tongue, except in the middle where there are none. Additional taste buds are found in the roof of the mouth and lower down the throat.
01 November 2019
New research, published in the Diabetes Care Journal, shows that increasing your sugary drink consumption by just 100ml a day over four years will increase your type 2 diabetes risk by almost a fifth (16%).
01 October 2019
Archaeologists from the University of York have found the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption anywhere in the world in the teeth of prehistoric British farmers.
01 October 2019
The practice of decorating ‘jack o’lanterns’ is believed to have originated from an Irish folktale about a man named Jack cursed to spend all of time roaming the earth with only a burning coal (inside a carved out turnip) to light the way, as his punishment for trying to trick the devil.
01 September 2019
Around half of elite athletes in the UK have signs of tooth decay compared with around a third of similarly aged adults.
01 September 2019
New research reveals that more than a quarter (28%) of British adults turn to sugar when put under stress.
01 August 2019
Electric toothbrushes clean teeth and gums much better than a manual toothbrush, according to the findings of a new study.
01 August 2019
Three hours of computer use each day is enough to put a teenager at risk of poor oral health, reveals a new study published by Clinical and Experimental Dental Research.
01 July 2019
The Center for Continuing Dental Education in Bern was the venue for Rob’s latest continuing professional development course. He travelled to Switzerland last month for the three-day Master Course in Guided Bone Regeneration and Sinus Floor Elevation Procedures.
01 June 2019
Rob, Tina and Justyna spent three days in Edinburgh last month, attending the Association of Dental Implantology Congress 2019. They joined hundreds of dentists, nurses, practice managers, hygienists and technicians from across Europe to take part in a packed programme of talks and demonstrations.
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