Category: Advice

Can A ‘Minor’ Dental Problem Wait For Treatment?

Dental surgery in Greenwich

It can sometimes be tempting for patients to avoid seeking help for a minor dental issue. Like all dental practices across the country, we have helped patients at the Confidental Clinic who, when asked if there were any problems at

Why Do Some People Have “Thin” Gums?

Dr Sandeep Patel of Confidental Greenwich

Translucent, thin gums give some patients for concern, but should they? If you take a look at your own gums in a mirror, the chances are that you will see a set of healthy pink gums, providing that you have

Cancelled Appointments

Dr Sandeep Patel of Confidental Greenwich

Why “no shows” can prove problematic for patient and dentist alike. Many of us will probably have had to cancel either a doctor or dentist appointment at some time in our lives. Usually this is for a genuine reason and

Pain And Discomfort Following Dental Treatment

Dental pain

A look at what you might feel and what you shouldn’t feel, following dental surgery. There are a number of reasons why people might need treatment for unhealthy teeth. Accidents can happen at any time which require immediate treatment. Poor

Oil Pulling – Twenty Wasted Minutes Of Your Life?

Although its popularity appears to be waning, this ancient method of oral care still has its followers. In the days before the internet, most people who wanted to look after their teeth just trusted their local dentist. Of course, there

Saliva And Tooth Decay Control

picture of a dentist

Healthy saliva levels are essential for teeth and gum protection. Looking after your teeth is not overly difficult, with a little care and attention. It is, however, multi-faceted and requires a number of care factors to come together for the

Fizz Free February – Are You Taking Part?

Helping to prevent tooth decay and obesity by reducing fizzy drink consumption. February sees the start of a brand new health campaign, and one that could be of significant benefit to adults and children alike. It encourages us to cut

Your Christmas Guide To Good Oral Health

Flossing for dental hygiene

The festive season can be a time when good habits go out of the window…. By the time you read this blog, many of you will probably be in full swing of preparing for Christmas. Especially if you have children,

What Happens When Food Gets Stuck In Your Teeth?

Dr Sandeep Patel of Confidental Greenwich

Dr Sandeep Patel takes a look at the tooth decay process. The fact is that whilst most of us do clean our teeth reasonably diligently, twice a day, only a small minority apply the same regularity when it comes to

Make Your Teeth Resilient To Ageing

Older patients at the dentist

Dr Lynn Hutchinson discusses how our Greenwich team can help you with age related dental issues. Good quality dental care is essential for everyone. Whether you are 1 year old or 101 years old, having healthy teeth is important and