Smoking can lead to a wide range of oral health problems, including tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss and in more severe cases mouth cancer.

If you are considering making this year the year you quit for good, the team at Valley Dental Practice have 6 top tips to help you quit.

With the sun shining during a long hot summer, there is nothing better than enjoying an ice cream or two, whether at the beach, on a day out or a home in the garden. However, if you suffer with sensitive teeth an ice cream can very quickly lose its appeal.

In this month’s blog the team at Valley Dental Practice look at the causes and treatments of sensitive teeth.

Dental hygienists are trained to focus on treating gum disease and preventative dental care. They will thoroughly scale your teeth to remove any plaque and calculus and will advise you on the best oral hygiene routine to use in between visits. They will also advise on lifestyle factors that can affect your teeth and gums. The hygienist helps to ensure that you keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

The diary has started to fill up with holidays and events, the perfect excuse to get your camera out. Are you usually the one behind the camera? Hiding behind the group? Embarrassed by your smile? Teeth whitening can help to lighten and brighten the natural colour of your smile, without causing any damage to your natural teeth and gums.


Here at Valley Dental Practice we believe at home teeth whitening provides the best possible results, as you will be in full control of treatment from day one and it can be tailored to fit your lifestyle. The dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to the laboratory for the technician to create custom made whitening trays. The dentist will then show you how to apply the whitening gel to the trays and will advise you on how long you need to wear the trays. This can be for 3-4 hours or overnight, depending on how quickly you are looking to get results.

National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest running campaign to promote good oral health. Good oral health can help to improve your visual appearance, the positivity of your mind set and the health of not only your teeth and gums but your body too!

Therefore, the team at The Oral Health Foundation have put together some top tips to help keep you smiling throughout National Smile Month.