• Cosmetic Treatment
  • Keeping Healthy Teeth
  • Chidren's Dentals Visits
  • Denplan

Q How often should I clean my teeth?
To have a healthy, clean mouth, you are required to clean your teeth once in the morning and once at night before bed, for two minutes each time, no more and no less.


Q Are manual or electric brushes better?
Electric toothbrushes are proven to be at least 25% more effective at removing plaque, compared to a manual brush. The benefit of some electric brushes is that the head oscillates and pulsates. There is no need to worry about making sure you are using a circular movement when brushing, as the electric brush does all the work for you. Your dentist will show you the technique you should be using.
If you are thinking of investing in an electric brush, ask your dentist which one they recommend before buying one.


Q Why do I need to clean in-between my teeth?
Brushing your teeth only cleans 60% of your teeth surfaces, so it is important that you clean in between your teeth with floss or interdental brushes. This will remove plaque from in between your teeth; preventing gum disease and tooth decay. It takes approximately one minute and is only necessary once a day.


Q Will mouthwash clean in-between my teeth?
No, some mouthwashes can help reduce plaque and help with gum disease, but it is the mechanical action of cleaning in between teeth with floss or special brushes that can eliminate gum disease if carried out on a daily basis.


Q Does smoking give me bad teeth?
Smoking does not make your teeth bad; it will only stain them and give you bad breath. Smoking restricts the blood flow to your teeth and gums, causing gum disease which can lead to bone loss and eventually tooth loss.
It can also cause mouth cancer.


Q What toothpaste should I use?
It is recommended that:

  • Children aged up to 3 years use a smear of toothpaste containing no less than 1,000ppm fluoride
  • Children aged 3 to 6 years use a pea sized amount of toothpaste containing 1,350 – 1,500ppm fluoride
  • Children aged 6+ and young adults use a pea sized amount of toothpaste containing at least 1,350ppm fluoride
  • All other adults use toothpaste containing at least 1,350ppm fluoride
  • All adults and children should only spit out excess toothpaste after brushing, they should not rinse it away,the fluoride strengthens the teeth and reduces tooth decay by at least 40%.
Surgery Opening Hours

Monday 8.00am – 4.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday 8.00am – 4.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm
These times may vary

Please help by giving us 24 hours notice to cancel or change an appointment. Patients wishing to change or cancel Monday morning appointments must do so by 1.30 pm on the proceeding Friday. Call 01322 223927 Otherwise a charge will be incurred.
On weekdays, please telephone the practice on 01322 223927 before 9.00am so that we can arrange to see you on the same day. Patients who have an emergency outside normal hours should ring the surgery for information regarding emergency treatment.


The centre is easily accessible for the less able and for wheelchairs. We have a ground floor surgery and disabled toilet facilities.