What is a ‘Dental Consultation?’

We often hear Dentist’s tell us that we need a ‘Dental Health Consultation’ and how important this process is for THEM – but often, we don’t know exactly what this means or what the ‘consultation’ entails, which can add an unnecessary level of stress and anxiety before you even get the to the Practice! So how does Hartley Dental buck …

On the 12th Day of Christmas

On the 12 day of Christmas my dentist gave to me… a SMILE! We want to make you smile! We hope that we have over the last year and continue to do so in the years to come. Enjoy Christmas, New Year and all the festivities.

On the 11th Day of Christmas

On the 11th day of Christmas my dentist gave to me… Strawberries! Love a strawberry in your gateau, your trifle or glass of fizz? Well just a half a cup of fresh strawberries delivers more than 70 percent of the daily value for vitamin C! Which is great for your gums!

On the 10th Day of Christmas

On the 10th day of Christmas my dentist gave to me… oranges! Always find an orange in the bottom of your stocking? Well here’s a nice surprise, oranges as well as other citrus fruit help to keep your gums healthy. They do this by strengthening blood vessels. It’s all in the vitamin C!

On the 9th Day of Christmas

On the 9th day of Christmas my dentist gave to me… Salmon! If you’re anything like me, I really enjoy smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Salmon contains vitamin D which is critical for oral health, since it allows your body to absorb and use calcium, a nutrient that protects your teeth and gums from disease.

On the 8th Day of Christmas

On the 8th day of Christmas my dentist gave to me… a sweet treat Its Christmas, so indulge a little! Its best to eat sweet treats after your meal rather than snacking, this reduces the risk of dental caries.

On the 7th Day of Christmas

On the 7th day of Christmas my dentist gave to me… a handy tip if I’m in agony! The last thing you want over the festive period is to be in any discomfort with your teeth. We recommend that if you have anything niggling at to you, to book an appointment ASAP. Remember it is better to prevent a problem then …

On the 6th Day of Christmas

On the 6th day of Christmas my dentist gave to me WINE! Research has shown that wine, especially Red may help to prevent dental decay. Just remember to rinse with water after & not to brush your teeth for 30 minutes after drinking to allow your mouth to return to a normal PH balance, you could always try some cheese!

On the 5th Day of Christmas

On the 5th day of Christmas my dentist gave to me… TURKEY! Turkey provides us with a great source of protein, which is rich in phosphorus. This combines with calcium and vitamin D to make our teeth (and bones) strong & healthy. By eating plenty of protein you will help reduce tooth decay.

On the 4th Day of Christmas

On the 4th day of Christmas my dentist gave to me… a nutty treat! Peanuts (unsalted if possible) contain calcium and vitamin D, both of which are vital for oral health as well as your general health. Walnuts contain zinc fibre, folic acid, iron, thiamine, magnesium, vitamin E & B6, potassium and zinc – all of which play an important role …