Category: Advice

Arthritis And Coping With Brushing Your Teeth

Elderly dental patients

This painful condition makes it difficult for millions of people to clean their teeth effectively. According to the NHS website, around ten million people in the UK suffer from arthritis, or similar painful joint or muscular conditions. Not all of

Keeping Your Mouth Healthy In Summer

dentist examination

Are warm weather habits compromising your oral health? Although a few people probably prefer the cooler Autumn and Winter months, it is probably fair to say that most of us look forward to the time of year when we can

Fizzy Water – Good Or Bad For Your Teeth?

Dr Jignesh Patel

Principal dentist Dr Jignesh Patel looks at this popular alternative to high sugar drinks. Many of our patients will have read about the harm that high sugar fizzy drinks can do to your teeth, not only from the sugar content

Don’t Share Your Toothbrush!

Hygienist Lauren Bennett

When asked in a recent survey, over a quarter of people said that they had, or would, share with others. A recent survey carried out by the Oral Health Foundation and Phillips (the toothbrush manufacturers) found that 26% of the

What Happens If You Don’t Replace A Missing Tooth?

Showing a dental implant and crown

Leaving a gap in your teeth might be the ‘easy’ option, but is it the best one? None of us want to lose any of our teeth if we can possibly help it. Taking care of what we eat, and

Returning To The Dentist After A Long Break

Fear of the dentist

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

Good teeth on smiling people

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

Dentist surgery

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

Confidental Clinic

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