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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.

01 June 2022
Do you brush your teeth before or after breakfast? For most of us, our teeth cleaning habits haven’t changed since childhood; it can often take quite a while for new research to filter through and affect our habits.
01 May 2022
After almost two years of asking you to knock on the door when you attend for an appointment, we have now opened our front door to all visitors!
01 February 2022
Toothbrushes form a part of our daily routine. If you change your brush every three months as recommended, you should only use each one 180 times, for a total of six hours over a period of three months.
01 January 2022
Since your nose was specifically designed to help you breathe, nasal breathing has many advantages.
01 December 2021
Please phone the practice if you have a dental emergency. If reception is closed, you will hear a voice message that tells you how to access our emergency service.
01 November 2021
Here we answer a few basic questions about dental health.
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.
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