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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 September 2018
The enamel of your teeth is the hardest substance in your body – but it isn’t indestructible. It might sound like a good idea to brush hard to provide the most thorough clean but being tough on your teeth can do more harm than good. By all means be firm with your teeth and make sure you clean every tooth but there is no need to go crazy, whether that means brushing too hard or for too long.
01 August 2018
There are certain ingredients that can actively improve the health of your teeth and gums. Read on to discover some of the most effective.
01 July 2018
Three in four Brits either like or love their smile, according to the results of a nationwide survey carried out by the Oral Health Foundation. The researchers found that more than half (55%) of those interviewed were highly positive about their smile while nearly one in five (18%) displayed an even greater love for it.
01 June 2018
The fast pace of life these days means we don’t always have time to sit down at the dinner table and enjoy a relaxed, unhurried meal.
01 May 2018
A rechargeable electric toothbrush (also known as a ‘power’ toothbrush) can help you do more to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Oscillating-rotating technology provides a different brushing action from that of a regular manual toothbrush. An electric toothbrush provides the movement, while you need only guide it.
01 April 2018
How many Easter eggs did you receive this year? If you’ve got a chocolate habit and alleviate the guilt by brushing your teeth straight after eating, it’s time to reassess.
01 April 2018
We have two successes to celebrate this month. Sophie has completed her dental nurse training and passed her final exams. She is now a fully qualified dental nurse. We are very pleased that she is staying with us and developing her role as part of our dental team.
01 April 2018
The daffodils are finally blooming, the temperature outdoors is slowly rising and the clocks have gone forward. This is the time of year to shake off the winter blues and clear out the cobwebs. Why not give your mouth a spring clean as well?
01 March 2018
Sipping acidic drinks such as fruit teas and flavoured water can wear away teeth and damage the enamel. An investigation by scientists from King’s College London has shown that drinking acidic drinks between meals and savouring them for too long increased the risk of tooth erosion from acid.
01 March 2018
Tooth whitening has quickly become an incredibly popular cosmetic procedure for many people in this country looking for a brighter smile – around one in six now say they have had their teeth whitened.
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