How to choose your dentist

If you’re not registered with a dentist then you risk neglecting your teeth and storing up big problems for future of your mouth, teeth and gums. We book our cars in for regular MOTs, and the same principle applies for our teeth – they need to be regularly checked to ensure they are healthy, clean Read More

Dental treatment during pregnancy

If you have discovered that you are expecting a child then there are many changes to your body that take effect over the course of your pregnancy and in the weeks and months following the birth. Understanding these changes is a key factor in terms of managing them, and not many women are aware that Read More

Dental emergency – what to do when trouble strikes

If we suspect we have broken a bone, have been in an accident or are feeling very unwell, everyone knows that it’s either a trip to A&E or a telephone call to 111. A medical professional will assess the problem and you’ll be able to get the required treatment quickly. But what do you do Read More

Best approach for treating and avoiding gum disease

Gum disease isn’t pleasant and it can result in some rather unfortunate side effects too. If you have ever suffered from gum disease, or “gingivitis” (the medical name for this) then you’ll know that it can cause bleeding gums, red or inflamed gums, receding gums and also bad breath. Help starts at home With many Read More

Is your child ready for an electric toothbrush?

They used to be perceived as luxury items, but time and technology has reduced the price of electric toothbrushes. Nowadays, an estimated 40% of all toothbrushes sold are of the electric variety – be they rechargeable or battery-powered – and a lot of them are aimed at kids. But are they the right choice for Read More

The best – and worst – Christmas treats for teeth

We’re not far from the opening of the first window of the advent calendar now, so it’s as good a time as any to talk about what you’ll be putting into your mouth a bit more than usual at this time of year. We all let our diets fall by the wayside over Christmas – Read More

Sensitive toothpastes – a users guide

There’s a bewildering selection of toothpastes on offer nowadays, and the waters have been muddied somewhat by the rise of ‘sensitive’ toothpastes. Not necessarily by their claims to take the edge off pain, though: here at CK Dental in Bristol, we find them to be very effective. However, not everyone knows if they actually need Read More

Is fear of the dentist genetic?

We may be far removed from the experiences of yesteryear, but there’s still a lingering terror amongst certain people of the dentists. Here at CK Dental practice in Bristol, we were alarmed to read this recent news story, which claims that up to thirty patients per day are ducking out of vital appointments at the Read More

Don’t let your kids’ milk teeth go sour

We see a lot of parents with very young children here at CK Dental in Bristol, and that’s a very good thing – it’s never too early to get your children into good dental habits. But one thing we’re concerned about is how certain parents see milk teeth as a trial run, with little consequence Read More

Think before you drink: the truth about teeth-staining

Here at CK Dental in Bristol, we get asked many questions by our clients on the subject of teeth whitening – in particular, what food and drink they should be avoiding to keep their teeth as gleaming as possible. So it’s time we had a look at what foods and drinks are the prime offenders Read More

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