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Why do my gums bleed?

November 17th, 2017

There are a number of reasons why your gums might bleed. Here, we focus on the five main ones. Please note, if you have consistently bleeding gums, you should consult your dentist as soon as possible. Do you have plaque build-up? When debris in the mouth isn’t removed, a soft, sticky bacteria-carrying film called plaque […]

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Which is better, a manual or an electric toothbrush?

November 9th, 2017

OK, so it’s time to invest in a new toothbrush, but which do you go for? The trusty manual which has always done a decent job or a new electric (or battery-operated) one with the potential for improved brushing power? Firstly, our recommendation would be to avoid battery-operated toothbrushes, particularly the cheaper ones. They are […]

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Dental Emergencies Part 3 – Uncontrolled bleeding

October 23rd, 2017

Problems with persistent bleeding will only usually arise after having a tooth extraction (or multiple extractions). If you are already aware of previous problems with bleeding then you should be prepared for this eventuality. There are several medical conditions which can render you more likely to experience bleeding, but there are also several common medications […]

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Why do we fear the dentist?

October 16th, 2017

According to the NHS Choices website, one in four of us dreads a trip to the dentist. Why should this be we wondered (appreciating that we’re a bit biased!). Anxiety about visiting the dentist can manifest itself in a range of ways – from slight unease (which is totally normal) through to acute panic attacks. […]

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Dental Emergencies Part 2 – Abscess and swelling

October 8th, 2017

A dental abscess is an infection from a diseased tooth. They can vary in severity, sometimes causing very few noticeable problems, usually causing pain, but on occasion they can be very severe and in extreme cases can even lead to serious problems. Don’t leave it untreated! In almost all situations, an abscess should not be […]

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Accessible payment options with Denplan

October 2nd, 2017

At Coppice View we try to make our dental care as accessible as possible, so we offer several different payment schemes through our partner Denplan, from just 21p per day: Denplan Essentials A monthly plan which helps you budget for your routine preventive dental care whilst ensuring you have access to your chosen dentist all […]

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Dental Emergencies Part 1 – Dental Injury

September 7th, 2017

Any injury to your teeth needs swift attention. First of all, what should you do if you knock out a tooth? Well, children’s ‘milk teeth’ that will be replaced by an adult tooth don’t need to be replanted, but if it’s an adult tooth that has been knocked out, you’ll need to try and ‘PICK […]

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The effect that your diet has on your dental health

August 31st, 2017

As you’ll no doubt have picked up from our previous blogs, we have a real concern about the effect that poor diet has on the dental health of our patients. The main culprit is too much sugar, but fizzy drinks (which are acidic and can cause enamel erosion) are also to blame. As well as […]

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Emergency dental treatment

August 18th, 2017

In the coming weeks we will provide a concise summary of what to do in a dental emergency. The first question is “What do we consider to be an emergency?”. Well, that very much depends on who is asking the question. To a patient with raging toothache, they will swiftly be able to answer, but […]

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Big Family Brush Up

July 6th, 2017

Coppice View Dental Care is really pleased to support Denplan’s summer initiative designed to promote better oral health for children. If you visit us through July you’ll see a colouring competition for children to win a great prize, but you should also take a look at Denplan’s Brush Up website where you will find details […]

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