Posts by Geoff Sharpe
Could your ‘healthy lifestyle’ be damaging your teeth?
We know you like to keep healthy. But could you be causing damage to your teeth in the process?Read More
How to visit the dentist
Congratulations! You’ve finally made that appointment you’ve been putting off for a long time. Perhaps you’re overdue for a check-up? Or maybe you’ve been referred for specialist treatment? Here is the Gum Gardener’s guide to help you get the most from your consultation.Read More
My dentist says I need surgery. I’m scared!
Don’t worry, we see lots of people who require some sort of minor surgery. Common reasons for treatment include inflamed or receding gums, removal of problem teeth, placement of dental implants and many others. Periodontists are specially trained in all of these procedures and will make sure that you are comfortable throughout your treatment.Read More
What is the best toothpaste to use?
Wait, we’ve had this question before! Lots of people are interested in learning about how to look after their teeth and gums. We recommend brushing twice per day for at least two minutes with any well-known fluoride toothpaste. You should also clean in between your teeth once per day with either floss or an interdental…Read More
How much does a deep cleaning cost?
We’ve never really liked the phrase ‘deep cleaning’. When people ask about the cost of a deep clean, it’s hard to know if they want a routine dental scaling or if they need more thorough treatment for gum inflammation. These are completely different procedures (with different fees), although they do both involve cleaning the teeth.…Read More
Help! My gums are receding!
Don’t panic. Receding gums are quite common. In fact, most people eventually develop a small amount of gum recession throughout life. The main thing is to find out if this is likely to lead to problems, either now or in future.Read More