When you attend for your initial appointment at Valley Dental Practice, the first thing the receptionist will ask you to complete will be your medical history form. You will then be asked to ensure it is correct and up to date at least yearly when you attend for your routine dental appointments. We ask for your medical history so the dentist has all the necessary information they need to provide you with safe and effective treatment.

In recent years there has been a much greater emphasis on how a high sugar diet can be bad for our health and specifically our teeth and gums. We all know that too much sugar is bad for us, but going totally sugar-free isn’t always an option.

National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest running campaign to promote good oral health.

This year, The Oral Health Foundation has conducted research that proves your smile really is the most important physical attribute when it comes to attraction, second only to personality. With 61% admitting we have been attracted to somebody by their smile alone, this should make it even more important that your oral health becomes a high priority.

The survey revealed that only 23% of people believed the nation had ‘good teeth’ and around 50% of the population are not happy with their smile.

You have completed four weeks of appointments and now it comes, the day when you will be able to walk out of the surgery with your new dentures. They will help to improve your confidence, allowing you to eat, talk and smile without fear or concern, but how do you make sure that they stay in great condition.