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Your guide to the ages that teeth come through

March 27th, 2018

We’re often asked at what age childrens’ teeth can be expected to emerge and fall out. There are no hard and fast rules (we’re all different!), but we’ve put together a diagram which will hopefully give you a good indication of what to expect for each type of tooth. If you have any queries about […]

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What is plaque?

March 15th, 2018

  You’d be forgiven for thinking that the term plaque refers to a brittle substance that flakes off when you brush your teeth, as is often shown in toothbrush adverts. In fact, dental plaque is a soft, sticky film made up of millions of bacteria – the breeding ground for gum disease and tooth decay. […]

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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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