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 November 2018
In the UK, more than 7,800 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer – which can affect the lips, tongue, gums or cheeks – last year and globally there are in excess of 300,000 new cases every year.
01 October 2018
Typically for children, Halloween is about dressing up and knocking on front doors asking us to fill their buckets with chocolate, sweets and snacks. But while the night may be fun and enjoyable for all, it could turn out to be a particularly ghastly one for teeth.
01 October 2018
While they are still a healthier choice than a chocolate bar or a biscuit, flavoured yoghurts are packed with sugar. Researchers from the University of Leeds are warning that manufacturers and retailers need to do more to tackle the problem.
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.
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