Category: Advice

Returning To The Dentist After A Long Break

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Why you should not feel embarrassed about taking this beneficial step for your oral health. Whilst most people do keep up with their regular six monthly appointments at the Confidental Clinic, this is not always the case. Some people cancel

Veganuary And Dry January

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What these two campaigns mean for the health of your mouth. If you even just flick through the news, whether in papers or on the internet, you can’t help but have noticed that January seems to be a popular month

Brushing Your Teeth Immediately After Eating Could Cause Them Damage

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Wait a little while after eating before you brush. Brushing our teeth regularly is the very foundation of good oral health, and is something that we regularly remind our patients about to help them keep their teeth and gums healthy.

Winter Illnesses And Your Oral Health

Dr Jignesh Patel

The season for coughs and colds is upon us and can even affect our teeth and gums if we don’t take care. Although colds and the flu can occur at any time of the year, the colder Winter months typically

Hyperdontia – The Problem Of Too Many Teeth

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Whilst tooth loss is a concern for many of us; for some, having too many teeth is a problem. As we develop as young children, we should eventually have 20 baby, or milk, teeth. As we become adults, this number

The Problem Of Mouth Ulcers

Dr Jignesh Patel

Dr Jignesh Patel looks at this common oral health issue. Although dentists are primarily responsible for looking after patient’s teeth and gums, we are also concerned about all other aspects of your mouth health too. For example, we are ideally

Common Food And Drinks That Lead To Stained Teeth

Reducing the use of certain foods can help to keep your teeth looking whiter for longer. As we have noted in previous blog posts, almost everybody’s teeth will start to lose their sparkle as they get older. This happens when

Avoiding The Devastating Effects Of Mouth Cancer

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Risking oral cancer could change your life forever, or even prove fatal Most of us who can remember the pop group ‘Bucks Fizz’ at all, will probably mainly do so for the ‘skirt incident’ in the Eurovision song contest. Unfortunately,

Dental Myths Exposed By Your Clapham Dentist

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Rumours about some aspects of dentistry can often misinform patients. Aside from any ‘clickbait’ adverts that promise miracle cures at very cheap rates, there have long been many myths about dental care that have become widely accepted over time. Some

Vaping Shown Not To Stain Teeth

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Badly discoloured teeth caused by smoking could be a thing of the past. As part of a  recent study on oral health, scientists took a look at the staining qualities of vaping products. These have been used by many people