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Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times

Season's Greetings from all of us at Belgrave House Dental.

The Practice will be open until Friday 22nd December.

Our opening hours over Christmas will be:

Monday 25th December – CLOSED

Tuesday 26th December – CLOSED

Wednesday 27th December – Open

Thursday 28th December – Open

Friday 29th December – Open

Monday 1st January – CLOSED

We will be open as usual from Tuesday 2nd January.

If you have a dental emergency over the Christmas period, please call the practice on 01666 503403 and if we are closed there will be information on our answerphone for how to access emergency dental treatment.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Are we doing a good job at cleaning our teeth?

Are we doing a good job at cleaning our teeth?

Well, let’s just say we could do better…

67% of adults clean their teeth at least twice a day and a further 27% brush once a day, while 39% of Brits use an electric toothbrush. As for the 2% who brush less often… yuk! It’s recommended you brush before bedtime and at least one other time during the day.

Are you wondering how to brush your teeth properly? Brushing our teeth is something most of us have done for as long as we can remember, but often without much thought as to how to do it correctly. Well, it's great that you're giving it some thought now! Keeping your teeth clean is a very important part of maintaining overall good oral hygiene.

With a visit to our hygienist we can tweak your current technique to help improve your brushing skills. But here are a few tips:

Angle the brush at 45 degrees

When brushing the sides of your teeth, tilt your brush 45 degrees so that the bristles can reach inside the small gap between your teeth and gums. If plaque builds up in this pocket, it can lead to gum disease.

Brush gently with small circular motions

Many people brush their teeth using a back-and-forward scrubbing motion, but small circular movements are more effective and less damaging.

You also don't need to exert a lot of pressure, or scrub as hard as you can. Gentle pressure is enough to loosen plaque. Many electric toothbrushes come with a pressure sensor which alerts you if you're brushing your teeth too forcefully.

Brush every surface of every tooth

The order in which you brush your teeth doesn't matter, but doing it the same way every time can help ensure you don't miss any surfaces

Spit but don't rinse

Remember, if you rinse with water or mouthwash straight after brushing your teeth, the ingredients in your toothpaste get diluted or washed away. If you choose to use mouthwash then wait a while after brushing, or use it to freshen up at other times of the day when brushing isn't possible.

Clean between teeth once a day

You don't need to do this every time you brush, but cleaning between your teeth daily will help keep plaque at bay. You can use string floss or interdental brushes.

HRH Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

HRH Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Due to the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Belgrave House dental have taken the decision to close on Monday 19th September as a mark of respect. 

We send warm wishes and greatest sympathies to King Charles III and to the Royal family. We as a practice would like to extend this message to our patients and staff during this difficult time of reflection and gratitude for the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

We are grateful in advance for your understanding.



Gum Disease Awareness Month

Gum Disease Awareness Month

This month on our Social Media pages we will help you understand gum disease, and the benefits of looking after your gums to your health.

But first, what is gum disease?

Gum disease is a very common condition where your gums become swollen, sore or infected. It is usually caused by poor brushing and interdental care means that plaque, a sticky film containing bacteria, remains on the teeth and irritates the gums.

The early stage of the condition is called gingivitis, which if not treated can develop into a more serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis.


Keep an eye out for our latest posts!

Welcome to the team!

Welcome to the team!

This month we welcome Rachel Perry to the practice.

She is the new dentist taking over from Lucy Middlefell and will be working Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Rachel graduated from Bristol Dental School, and was a student of Robert and Lucy's at the time. We welcome her back to the South West after a period of time spent working in Australia and more recently, London.



Season's Greetings!

Season's Greetings!

Season's Greetings from all of us a Belgrave House Dental.
Mouth Cancer Action Month

Mouth Cancer Action Month

1st November - 30th November 2021
Light at the end of the Tunnel!

Light at the end of the Tunnel!

Spring is most definitely on its way. Hopefully many of you are now getting your vaccines and we can see a light at the end of the tunnel, given the new government timetable to get the country out of lockdown.
Update on Hygienist Appointment

Update on Hygienist Appointment

Good dental hygiene is key to good oral health, there are also links that inflammation caused by gum disease can reflect what is going on in other parts of the body, and so seeing a dental hygienist on a regular basis can help not just with a shiny smile!
We Are Still Here For You!

We Are Still Here For You!

Belgrave House Dental Practice will remain open during the new lock down (starting 5th January 2021)

Dental Practices are considered essential services and we have all the procedures in place to ensure safe care for all our patients.

We can continue to provide a full range of care including hygienist visits, routine dentistry, dental implants and emergency treatment. Check-up appointments are available too!

If you have an appointment with us, there is no need to cancel.

Patients new and old, please give us a call - if it is routine or urgent, we will do our best to help.