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 January 2018
We have introduced a new system that allows our patients to update and sign their own medical records by means of an electronic tablet device. The information is then immediately available to your dentist – before you even sit in the dental chair.
01 January 2018
We believe that our patients already appreciate the benefits of proper oral hygiene. However, please remember that time spent on your teeth now – regular and sustained oral health checks, cleaning, brushing and flossing – will affect your health for years to come.
01 December 2017
We know that many people are busy buying last-minute gifts and ordering the turkey and trimmings, but it is definitely worthwhile remembering that this time of year can play havoc with our teeth.
01 December 2017
The latest two-day meeting of the British Endodontic Society was held in Edinburgh in November. Rob travelled north to join over 200 delegates, including several from overseas, to attend a series of discussions focusing on ‘Endodontic infections and systemic health’. The theme covered the connection between oral health and overall health.
01 December 2017
The practice will be closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
01 November 2017
Grinding your teeth (or Bruxism, the medical term for grinding or clenching your jaw) is a common habit – it can be brought on by anything from physical responses during sleep to psychological pressures of everyday living.
01 November 2017
Rob spent two days in London last month, attending a course on Computer Guided Implant Surgery led by Dr Cory Glenn of Blue Sky Bio, a US-based company that produces guided surgery software.
01 October 2017
The role of the household may have an influence not only at the social level, but also at the microbe level. Researchers have discovered that early environmental influences are far more significant than human genetics in shaping the salivary microbiome, the group of organisms that determine oral and overall health.
01 October 2017
Our senior nurse, Tina, has completed the British Dental Association’s Dental Radiography course with flying colours, achieving an A grade. She is now able to use X-rays safely and take common dental radiographs.
01 September 2017
As the Great British Bake Off comes back to our screens, please bear in mind the potential oral health problems that excessive sugar can cause. Whether it be a case of managers wanting to reward staff, colleagues wanting to celebrate or people bringing presents back from their holidays, sugary snacks are very common in the workplace.
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