Consider the toothbrush

  People have been cleaning their teeth for thousands of years. As long as 6,000 years ago frayed twigs were being used, although it is believed that humans have used an implement of some sort, in order to brush their teeth, for many millennia. The humble...
What is plaque?

What is plaque?

WHAT EXACTLY IS PLAQUE? Plaque is a sticky film of germs (bacteria) that grows on teeth and gums. These bacteria react with sugars and starches in food and drink to make acids and other substances. These substances can cause various problems which lead to damage to...

Smile – it’s Christmas!

  It’s always important to look after your teeth, and Christmas time is no exception. We all like to indulge a little during the holiday season and there’s nothing wrong with that, but bear in mind that all those sugary treats we allow ourselves can have an...

Let the sunshine in!

  Most of us need no excuse to get out in the sunshine, but here’s a good one anyway: The action of the sun on the skin provides a natural source of vitamin D, which is vital for all of us. Vitamin D produces one of the hormones required to help maintain healthy...

Help and advice for nervous or anxious patients

  We see a lot of nervous or anxious patients here at Whole Tooth Dental Practice in Leighton Buzzard. The term ‘dental phobia’ is often used to describe such anxieties. In most cases the patient feels a very real and genuine fear relating to dental treatment,...

Toothpaste, which one should I use?

Which toothpaste should I use? This is one of the most common questions we get asked and in truth our answer is a simple one- whichever tastes the best and costs the least but most importantly, has fluoride in it! The technique we use to brush, how often we brush and...