Year: 2018

Your End Of Year Dental Quiz!

A little festive fun to see how much our Wickford patients have learned about their oral health this year. As this will almost certainly be the last Cygnet Dental Practice blog until 2019, we thought that we would have a

Tooth Remineralisation

How a healthy mouth contributes towards this important process. Many patients tend to think of teeth as solid objects, whereas they actually consist of several layers. The exterior enamel layer is hard and offers the necessary strength to chew and

Peri-Implantitis – A Threat To Dental Implants

Dentist Harminder Sehmi

Dr Harminder Sehmi of the Cygnet Dental Practice discusses the problem and how it can be avoided. As we have discussed before, dental implants offer an excellent option for anyone looking to replace a missing tooth, or teeth, with a

Changing The Image Of The ‘British Smile’

Dentist doing examination

The state of the UK population’s teeth is often ridiculed by some living in the USA. Is it justified? The idea of the British having ugly and discoloured teeth has long been a standard subject of American humour. British characters

The requirement for pre-treatment consultations

treatment discussion

Why these appointments play an important role in your dental care. Initial consultations at our Wickford dental practice are widely used when a patient is considering a new type of treatment. These are not usually necessary for routine dental care,

Professional And ‘Ready Made’ Teeth Whitening Kits Compared

Dr Krupa Thakrar at Cygnet Dental

Using shop bought tooth whitening kits may not be as effective, or as safe, as you might think. Teeth whitening is, understandably, one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments currently available. Having nice white teeth is something that most

Your Six Monthly Dental Examination

Dentist Harminder Sehmi

Dr Harminder Sehmi explains why it is important to maintain regular visits. Whether you are young or old, you should always try to see your local dentist for an examination every six months or so. Those in a high risk

Stop Smoking – Jumping The Gun On ‘Stoptober’!

Dr Suky Ghuman

If you are planning to stop smoking in October, why not now? Says Dr Suky Ghuman of Cygnet Dental. Traditionally, October is the month for the anti smoking campaign, ‘Stoptober’, run by Public Health England. Throughout the country, there are

Fed Up With Your False Teeth?

If so, now is the time to consider dental implants, says Dr Michael Gulnezer. False teeth, or more specifically, dentures, have been around for a very long time. Evidence has been found of early attempts, using stones or even seashells

Great Reasons To Floss Between Your Teeth

Dentist doing examination

Our hygienist, Samantha Henly, explains why this should be done on a daily basis. Some people find the process of using dental floss to be tricky. Some attempt to do this and give up, whilst others either don’t attempt it