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.

Here at Valley Dental Practice, our priority is to provide the best care possible and we pride ourselves on being Denplan Excel certified, which demonstrates our excellence in quality assurance, patient care and communication.


We believe that preventative dentistry is crucial to maintaining your oral health and we always aim to work with you to help you achieve a healthy smile for the long term. Our Denplan plans provide patients the opportunity to spread the cost of their routine dental treatment into affordable monthly amounts. Ensuring that you have the peace of mind of knowing that the whole family’s dental treatment is taken care of.

With the increase in press and guidance everyone is now aware how eating too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, but very few people are aware of quite why it is a problem. Tooth decay is now the number one cause of hospital admissions among young children with 170 operations to remove decayed teeth undertaken every day.

In this blog we are going to look at just how sugar effects your oral health.