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What Are The Worst Foods For Your Teeth?

21 February 2024

Most people are aware that exercise plays an important role in keeping them healthy, but did you know that your diet is vital due to the impact on your general well being and your dental health? Here are the foods that are the worst for your teeth. 1. Sugary Sweets When you eat sugar, the […]

Hidden Sugar Found In Everyday Food

14 February 2024

Every time we eat something sugary, the plaque on our teeth interacts with the sugar, creating acid which is harmful to your teeth, causing tooth decay. Here are some foods that we eat often that contain more sugar than you would expect. Salad Dressing Getting your greens from a salad is essential for diet and […]

How Much Sugar Is Really In Your Cereal

7 February 2024

When you’re eating your cereal in the morning, you might just pick up the first box you see as you’re running out the door. However, if you knew how much sugar was in your cereal, you might take a bit more time considering how to start your day. This table shows you the guidelines we […]

Everything You Need To Know About Tooth Grinding

31 January 2024

Tooth grinding (bruxism) is a condition where you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you suffer with bruxism you may unconsciously grind your teeth during the day or when you’re asleep. Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep related movement disorder. People who suffer with sleep bruxism are more likely to experience other sleep disorders […]

What Is Gum Recession And What Causes It?

24 January 2024

What Is Gum Recession? Gum recession is a form of gum disease that happens when your gums start to pull away from your tooth, exposing the roots underneath. This also makes your teeth more susceptible to cavities as well as making them more sensitive when brushing and eating. Who Does Gum Recession Affect? Gum recession […]

Am I Too Old For Invisalign?

17 January 2024

The simple answer is no! Many people delay having orthodontic treatment until later in life when they are able to afford it. In fact, treatment works well with adults because they tend to comply with wearing their retainers regularly. Reasons Adults Seek Invisalign Treatment Many adults who have issues with their smile actually had braces […]

Cleaning And Caring For Your Dental Implant

10 January 2024

The right oral hygiene routine will help to minimise the discomfort you feel after your implant procedure, as well as improving the healing times, and helping to ensure the implants don’t become infected. What To Expect After Surgery The healing time after surgery will depend on the person, the number of implants placed and other […]

How To Cope With A Lost Filling

3 January 2024

If you lose a filling when you are eating, brushing or flossing you will need to book an appointment with your dentist to have it replaced. In the meantime, here is what you should do. Call your dentist. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If your dentist can’t see you right away, ask their […]

What To Do About Wisdom Tooth Pain?

27 December 2023

Wisdom tooth pain affects many people and it can range from quite mild to severe symptoms. Pain can be felt at the back of the mouth where the teeth erupt but it may also make the surrounding teeth painful too. What Causes The Pain Your wisdom teeth will erupt during your late teens and early […]

10 Dental Hygiene Tips For A Healthy Mouth

20 December 2023

Brushing your teeth is a good start to keeping your mouth healthy, but there are other things you could be doing as well. 1. Brush Your Teeth Twice A Day For Two Minutes Keeping your teeth healthy starts with regular maintenance. Brushing for two minutes twice a day will help to keep plaque at bay, […]

The Most Important Questions To Ask Your Dentist

13 December 2023

Your dental appointments are a time to take control of your dental health. Your dental team has important advice to offer so make sure you are making the most of your appointments by asking questions. How Is My Overall Dental Health? Your dentist will explain any severe dental issues that they have noticed during your […]

8 Ways To Care For Your Oral Health This Christmas

6 December 2023

Everyone likes to treat themselves over the festive period with more indulgent foods and drinks. However, this can have a significant impact on your oral health. In this post we will explore how you can take care of yourself to make sure that your mouth doesn’t cause you any problems. Don’t Forget Your Oral Hygiene […]

5 Things Every Person With Dentures Needs To Know

30 November 2023

We are told from a young age how important our oral hygiene is to keep our mouth and teeth healthy. However, even if looked after to the best standard, there is a high chance that you will need dentures at some point in your life. To be able to experience the benefits of your dentures, you need to understand the best ways to care for them.

That’s why we’ve put together our latest guide covering the 5 most important things you need to know.

Read it all here…

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

22 November 2023

Dental anxiety can create a huge barrier when trying to access routine dental care. A visit to the dentist for some people can be extremely difficult. But this is where sedation dentistry could work for you.

There are two types of sedation available and we’ve explained them both along with the ideal people sedation would be use for in our latest blog. Read it all here…

What Your Dental Symptom Could Mean

16 November 2023

We’re here to stop you worrying when it comes to your mouth health! That’s why we’ve put together a new blog covering the potential sources of your mouth symptoms.

Whether it’s toothache, mouth sores, or bad breath, we’ve covered them all in our latest blog on our website.

Read it for yourself here…

What To Do Following A Tooth Extraction

8 November 2023

We’ve put together a new guide on our website, walking you through the steps you should take following a tooth extraction.

From rinsing, precautionary steps and everything in between, we’ve covered it for you.

Read the full guide for yourself here…

Mouth Cancer Action Month

1 November 2023

The number of people being diagnosed with mouth cancer is on the rise so it is important that you know how to spot it early and what to do if you notice something unusual. This will help us learn more about cancer so we have a better chance of beating it!

Help us to share the message and raise awareness, we’ve written a blog post with more information for you to read.

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

25 October 2023

Read the guide to dental X-rays here –

If there is anything else you’d like to know, leave us a comment or send us a message!

Alternatively you can contact the practice via phone on 01723 670500 or email us on

What Is A Dental Crown And What Types Are Available?

19 October 2023

We’re written an article on our website going into more detail about dental crowns and the different types that are available, read it here –

If you’d like to know more about them, you can contact the practice via phone on 01723 670500 or send us an email to

Dental Implant Procedure

12 October 2023

We understand that it can be a nervous time for many people, so hopefully this guide can answer any questions you may have in your mind.

Read the guide here –

If you’d like to know more after reading the guide, you can contact the practice via phone on 01723 670500 or send us an email to

Why Is Preventative Dentistry So Important?

4 October 2023

From regular cleaning to fluoride treatments, there are a number of things you can do to stay on top of it.

Discover more via the new guide on our website here –

Who Can Have Dental Implants?

27 September 2023

Dental implants are a method of replacing missing teeth.

They are suitable for most adults, but there are a few exceptions. Read our latest guide to see if dental implants would be recommended for you.

If you are considering having an implant call us on 01723 670500 to book a consultation to decide if it is suitable for you.

Sensitive Teeth Causes And Treatments

20 September 2023

Sensitive teeth are a common frustration for many people. It can be a sudden pain or discomfort when eating hot or cold foods or breathing in through your mouth. As it is so common, we’ve put together a simple guide covering the symptoms, causes and treatments to deal with your sensitive teeth.

Read the full guide on our website here

Why Do I Need To Wear My Retainers After Braces?

14 September 2023

We have the answer… simply, retainers are custom-made devices to hold your teeth in place after your braces.

To learn more about the why and how long they need to be worn for; head to the latest article on our website here

What To Consider When Looking For A New Dentist.

7 September 2023

When choosing a dentist, the deciding factor for a lot of people will be the proximity and convenience. However, you also need to consider if you are going to be getting the best dental care that you can!

In our latest guide, we have compiled a list of things you should look out for when trying to find a new dentist.

Read it here

What You Should Know About Your Child’s Oral Health

30 August 2023

On our website, we’ve outlined some of the developmental signs you should look out for as well as how to approach their first trip to the dentist.

From the stages of tooth development to the first trip to the dentist and making it fun! Read the full guide here –

How To Look After A New Dental Crown

23 August 2023

Our latest guide on our website includes tips, tricks and small changes you can make to ensure you’re taking the best care of your new dental crown.

Read the full guide for yourself.

What Are Your Tooth Whitening Options?

16 August 2023

Read our latest guide that compares all the different tooth whitening options available to you.

Our guide includes:
🦷 whitening toothpaste
🦷 internal whitening
🦷 supervised home whitening
🦷 in-office whitening

Work out the best option for you by heading to our guide by clicking the link below.

What Is Causing Your Mouth Pain And What Can You Do?

9 August 2023

Unfortunately, mouth pain can have so many possible sources; such as including injuries, sores or certain diseases.

If you’re worried about mouth pain, or just want to be ahead of the game, read our latest guide to learn the potential causes here –

What To Expect At A Dental Check-Up

2 August 2023

Some patients find it difficult to come to the dentist, but by knowing ahead of time what to expect, it can help to calm your nerves. Arriving At The Practice When you first arrive at Newby Dental Practice, you will be welcomed by our friendly receptionist team into our relaxing waiting room. You may be […]

Medications And Oral Health

26 July 2023

A common side effect of many medications is dry mouth. Saliva helps to prevent food build up on your teeth and neutralises the acids produced by plaque. The acid can damage the hard coating of your teeth called the enamel. Dry mouth increases your risk of tooth decay. Medications That Can Cause Dry Mouth Saliva […]

Tooth Replacement Options After An Extraction

19 July 2023

After you undergo an extraction you will need to replace the tooth. If not replaced, the bones in your mouth can weaken and lose density. Other teeth might also shift, which could cause difficulty eating as well as speaking. There are multiple options to replace your extracted teeth. 1. Dental Implant Implants are a fixed […]

Foods To Avoid For Healthy Gums

12 July 2023

Gum disease is surprisingly common, with 90% of adults in the Uk estimated to have it. However, it can be prevented with a good oral hygiene routine and healthy diet. It would also help to avoid certain foods that affect the health of your gums. Fizzy Drinks You most likely already knew that sugary fizzy […]

Possible Issues And Side Effects Of Tooth Whitening

5 July 2023

Tooth whitening is a very safe procedure when performed correctly. However, there are some side effects that you should be aware of prior to your appointment. Sensitivity The most common side effect of any whitening procedure is sensitivity. This problem affects up to 75% of whitening patients. The bleaching solution can remove minerals within the […]

How And Why Do Teeth Discolour?

28 June 2023

As our teeth start to stain and discolour, we can become very self conscious. Read this post to understand the causes and what you could do to prevent it worsening. Intrinsic Staining Intrinsic staining is discolouration that is incorporated into a tooth, either whilst it is developing or after it has erupted. The success of […]

Tooth Whitening And The Law The European Directive

21 June 2023

The laws on tooth whitening changed on 31 October 2012. The legislation in regards to tooth whitening by the European Union shows a clear difference between the products that can be legally used for tooth whitening by dental professionals, and products that can be used by non-dental professionals. The change follows a move in 2013 […]

7 Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Treatment

14 June 2023

Having a root canal treatment can sound frightening but understanding what the procedure involves can help to calm your nerves. 1. What Is Root Canal Treatment? A root canal treatment is a procedure to save a tooth that has become decayed. The infected tissue, known as the pulp, that surrounds the nerves is cleaned out […]

What Are The Most Common Dental Issues And How To Prevent Them? Continued.

7 June 2023

Following on from the previous post, here are some more common dental problems that people suffer with and how to treat them. Cracked Or Broken Teeth Teeth can crack for many reasons such as: Pressure from grinding your teeth. Large fillings that have weakened the tooth. Chewing or biting hard foods such as ice, nuts, […]

What Are The Most Common Dental Issues And How To Prevent Them?

31 May 2023

It can be difficult to know where to start with your oral health so in this post we will outline the most common problems our patients face and the advice we give them to prevent them in the future. Tooth Decay Tooth decay is caused by the sticky film that forms over your teeth, called […]

Why Is Snacking Between Meals Bad For Your Teeth?

31 May 2023

Research has found that some people prefer to snack throughout the day instead of eating three set meals. Although it may seem harmless, this snacking has a negative impact on your oral health. Dental Plaque Plaque is a film of bacteria that covers your teeth. Everyone’s plaque contains bacteria. The bacteria breaks down the sugar […]

Why You Should Drink Water To Help Your Teeth

24 May 2023

We all know that there are numerous health benefits to drinking water, but did you know that it’s also good for your teeth? 1. Strengthens Your Teeth Some areas in the Uk have a water supply that naturally contains fluoride and in other areas it is added to the water. So by just drinking tap […]

Why Do My Gums Hurt When I Brush My Teeth?

17 May 2023

Painful gums are a common problem. It could be due to a number of reasons, from brushing incorrectly or due to gum disease. Read the following article to find out the source of your pain. Gum Disease Swollen, tender, bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease. Gum disease is caused when plaque builds […]

Invisalign System Frequently Asked Questions.

16 May 2023

What is Invisalign? Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan based on your Invisalign Provider’s prescription, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear […]

Caring For Your Oral Health And The Environment

10 May 2023

We should only use our toothbrushes for around three months before replacing it with a new one. This means that in the UK around 256 million toothbrushes are bought and discarded every year. Plastics are a key material in toothbrushes. They are flexible, have good durability and are easy to keep clean. However, they have […]

What Causes Yellow Teeth?

3 May 2023

Yellow teeth can cause you to lose confidence in your smile, but there are some simple lifestyle changes that can help to improve the colour of your teeth. Smoking Smokers often complain of the yellowing colour of their teeth and long term smokers even notice that their teeth begin to turn brown. This is caused […]

How To Clean Your Removable Dental Appliance

26 April 2023

Your appliance sits inside your mouth and against your teeth so it quickly accumulates bacteria, plaque and calculus. It is important you clean your appliance everyday. There are several types of appliance which include: Aligners: Clear braces, such as invisalign. Retainers: Worn after orthodontic treatment to ensure that the teeth don’t shift back to their […]

8 Mistakes You Make When Cleaning Your Teeth

19 April 2023

As long as I brush my teeth twice a day my teeth will be healthy, right? Not necessarily. This is a common misconception. This post will walk you through some of the mistakes people make when brushing their teeth. 1. Not Brushing For Long Enough It is recommended that you brush your teeth for two […]

5 Reasons To Consider Getting A Dental Implant

12 April 2023

Missing, damaged and broken teeth can cause pain and embarrassment. An implant may be the right choice for you. 1. Damaged Teeth If you struggle with broken or chipped teeth, implants may be the best way to fully restore your teeth. Damaged teeth can be a source of embarrassment as well as causing difficulties eating, […]

How Long Should My Crown Last?

5 April 2023

What is A Dental Crown? A crown is a type of cap that completely covers a real tooth and is fixed in your mouth. They can be fitted where a tooth has broken, decayed, been damaged or to make a tooth look better. The old tooth will need to be drilled down so that the […]

How To Deal With Issues With Your Dental Crown

29 March 2023

Although issues with dental crowns are rare, they do still occur. You should arrange an appointment with your dentist, but in the meantime there are things that you can do to minimize the discomfort. Consistently Rinse Your Mouth With Saltwater One cause of discomfort can be when bacteria finds its way inside the dental crown. […]

6 Fun Ways To Teach Your Child To Brush Their Teeth

22 March 2023

You can begin introducing an oral hygiene routine a few days after birth. Use a clean, wet gauze or washcloth to gently wipe their gums after feedings. As soon as their first tooth erupts, it’s time to begin brushing using a small soft toothbrush twice a day. You should brush your child’s teeth until you […]

How To Prepare For A Dental Crown

15 March 2023

There are lots of different reasons why you might require a dental crown, such as a covering a decayed tooth, covering a discoloured or misshapen tooth or protecting a tooth that has undergone a root canal. Procedure The dental crown procedure will usually take place over two appointments. First appointment: Your dentist will examine the […]

Why You Should Wear A Mouthguard During Contact Sports

8 March 2023

Mouthguards prevent injuries to the face and mouth. They are made of soft plastic or laminate and prevent injuries incurred when you receive contact to the face or mouth. As well as your teeth, they also protect your mouth, gums, cheeks and jaw. How Do They Protect? Although a mouthguard won’t stop you from being […]

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Annie is running the London Marathon 2023

2 March 2023

Annie one of Dentists is running the London Marathon 2023 to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research, Alzheimer’s Society and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Thank you for visiting my fundraising page (link here and at the bottom of the page) I have been inspired to raise money for these charities from the incredible […]

Top Trending ‘Tweakment’

1 March 2023

The nonsurgical trend that will improve how your skin looks – not only instantly – but also accumulating with longer term results! The days of having to go under the scalpel to give your face a youth boost are over. We’re now living in the era of injectable ‘tweakments’. Ok, there’s nothing new about using […]

Invest In Your Smile With Teeth Whitening

27 February 2023

Teeth whitening treatment improve the colour of your natural teeth safely, in the comfort of your own home. Having a brighter, whiter smile is the simplest yet most effective way to boost your confidence! The Product Here at Newby Dental Practice, we use Boutique whitening. Boutique is a premium tooth whitening product. Not only is […]

Profhilo: The Facts

22 February 2023

Profhilo Has The Highest Concentration Of HA In The Market Profhilo contains 32mg of low molecular weight HA (80-100 Kda) and 32 mg of high molecular weight HA (1100-1400 Kda). This gives one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market totalling 64 mg of HA in a 2ml prefilled syringe. Remarkably this can […]

Don’t Forget Your Oral Health This Pancake Day

20 February 2023

As pancake day approaches, spare a thought for your teeth and oral hygiene before tucking in to your sweet treats! Pancake day is often seen as a day of indulgence, before giving up something for lent. So why not spare a thought for your teeth and oral hygiene, before indulging on those sweet delights. Wondering […]

5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Baby Teeth

15 February 2023

As your baby’s first teeth start to appear, it can be very exciting. With so many changes at this age, it can be easy to forget about the importance of their oral hygiene. 1. Start Brushing As Soon As The First Tooth Appears Decay can begin as soon as your child’s first tooth appears so […]

How Can I Protect my Teeth From Sugar?

8 February 2023

Eating large amounts of sugar is bad for your health, and can result in obesity, heart disease, diabetes and tooth decay. The coating that covers your teeth is called plaque and it contains lots of bacteria that breakdown the sugar in your food into acid, damaging the hard, protective coating on your teeth called enamel. […]

How To Care For Your Teething Baby

1 February 2023

Teething is an inevitable part of your baby’s growth, but that doesn’t make it any easier to watch them struggle as the first few teeth come through. Most babies begin teething somewhere between 4 and 7 months. However, this can vary to earlier or later than this window. Symptoms Along with difficulty sleeping, teething symptoms […]

How To Overcome Your Fear Of The Dentist

25 January 2023

Dental anxiety is fear, anxiety or stress associated with a dental setting. Having dental anxiety can cause delayed appointments and avoiding treatment. Attending the dentist is vital to ensure you are checked for mouth cancer, gum disease and dental decay. A fear of the dentist is very common for patients in the UK. Newby Dental […]

Is Chewing Gum Good For Your Teeth?

18 January 2023

Chewing sugar-free gum stimulates saliva production, which helps to clear away food, rinse away bacteria, strengthen the enamel on your teeth and reduce acid in your mouth that can dissolve the enamel. Xylitol Xylitol is a natural sweetener which can be effective at preventing cavities. Sugar-free gum often contains xylitol and it has been shown […]

How Does My Dental Health Affect My General Health?

11 January 2023

You are probably aware of the impact of your oral hygiene on your teeth and gums, but did you know that poor oral hygiene can have adverse effects on your general health? What Problems Could My Dental Health Cause? Heart disease Respiratory disease Strokes Diabetes Heart Disease People with gum disease are twice as likely […]

Energy Drinks And Your Teeth

4 January 2023

There are many people that believe that energy drinks are not as harmful as sugar-filled fizzy drinks, however, this may not be the case. Even if the energy drinks that you are consuming are sugar free, they still contain acid. The acid in the drinks causes the pH of the mouth to lower considerably. It […]

New Year, New You: Dental Health Resolutions

28 December 2022

Most New Year’s resolutions involve trying to improve physical well being, but why not try something new this year? By making a dental resolution you will be helping to improve your oral health, which will also have an impact on your general health. Take Charge Of Your Oral Hygiene Routine Brush for two minutes twice […]

Your Teeth And Pregnancy

21 December 2022

If you are pregnant, you may notice that your gums are more sore than usual. Some women get swollen and sore gums. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make your gums more vulnerable to plaque, leading to bleeding. This is also called pregnancy gingivitis or gum disease. It is important that you keep your mouth clean […]

Taking Care Of Your Teeth During The Festive Season

14 December 2022

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s likely that we will all be indulging in more sweet treats. However, it is important that you know the impact that this can have on your teeth. Whether it is through the sweet treats or alcohol, when increasing your sugar intake it is important to pay extra attention […]

Do I Need To Brush My Tongue?

7 December 2022

You may notice that when you eat a strongly coloured food, your tongue will turn that colour too. Your tongue attracts bacteria just as much as your teeth, even though it can’t develop cavities. Why Do I Need To Brush My Tongue? Your tongue is not a smooth surface. It contains lots of crevices, such […]

What Is Dry Socket And What Are The Symptoms?

30 November 2022

Dry socket is a complication following the removal of an adult tooth. It happens when a blood clot fails to develop in the tooth socket or if the blood clot is dislodged before the wound heals. Normally a blood clot would form to help protect the bone and nerve endings in the empty socket. Leaving […]

Is Vaping Bad For My Oral Health?

23 November 2022

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your general health and your dental health, but what about vaping? Vaping is advertised as a healthier option to smoking, but is it actually better for you? Is Vaping Better Than Smoking? One of the problems associated with smoking is that it causes gum disease. Nicotine causes vasoconstriction, […]

Is It Normal For My Tooth To Hurt After A Filling?

16 November 2022

Normally, you would have a filling done to ease any discomfort that your teeth are causing. However there are lots of reasons that you might feel pain or sensitivity after a filling. Reasons For Pain After a Filling It is normal to have some pain as it is possible that your dentist had to drill […]

Causes Of Bad Breath

9 November 2022

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a very common condition for many adults. It can be caused by something you eat, or it could signify a more serious problem with your health. Read below to find out about the causes of bad breath. General Oral Health Most cases of bad breath are related to […]

The Best Foods For Your Dental Health

2 November 2022

Even with a good oral hygiene routine, brushing your teeth twice daily and cleaning in between your teeth, it can be difficult to keep your teeth healthy. Eating a variety of foods rich in nutrients promotes healthy teeth and gums. Read below to find some of the foods that can help to keep your mouth […]

The Dangers of Turkey, Are They Worth It?

26 October 2022

You may have heard of the new trend called ‘Turkey teeth’ which involves people travelling to Turkey to get cut-price crowns. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that it involves shaving down 60-70% of the natural tooth before a crown is fitted. What Are Turkey Teeth? Patients who are unhappy with their […]

How to Look After Your Dental Implant

19 October 2022

Implants allow you to comfortably enjoy the food you love without any pain or discomfort, whilst also enabling you to feel comfortable with your smile. After the life changing investment, you will need to ensure the durability of your dentures by taking care of them immediately after treatment but also in the long term. Immediate […]

5 Common Dental Health Myths

12 October 2022

Dentists recommend lots of different treatments for their patients. However, there are common misconceptions about oral health which could lead to other dental health problems. Sugar Free Fizzy Drinks Are Good For Your Teeth Although diet drinks may not contain sugar, they are still fizzy, meaning that they contain acid. The acidity can be very […]

The Causes Of Teeth Sensitivity

5 October 2022

Have you ever felt sensitivity in your teeth? While pain caused by sensitivity to hot or cold foods can be a sign of a cavity, it could also be a symptom of sensitive teeth. Symptoms of Sensitive Teeth People with sensitive teeth may experience pain in response to different causes. The most common causes include: […]

Interesting Facts About Your Teeth

28 September 2022

Your teeth are a vital part of your body and it is important that you know how to look after them and attend regular dental appointments so that your dentists can look out for the things that you can’t see. Did you know about these unusual facts? Your Teeth Are Like Your Fingerprint This is […]

Everything You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth

21 September 2022

Thousands of years ago, when our jaws were wider and could accommodate our last molars, wisdom teeth allowed us to chew on tougher foods. Overtime we have developed smaller jaws which means there is less room for them to erupt. When Do Wisdom Teeth Come In? Wisdom teeth are the last of the permanent teeth […]

The History Of Dentures

14 September 2022

Now a days it is quite easy to get a replacement for a missing tooth, but not too far in the past, people would would go to extreme measures to try and replace their teeth. The First Dentures The Ancient Egyptians were the first to use dentures in 1500 BC. They were made from human […]

How To Effectively Floss Your Teeth

7 September 2022

There are multiple choices of floss you can use, whether that is the floss picks or satin floss tape. Key Flossing Technique Make sure that you are using enough floss. Use a length of about 45cm. This may sound like a lot but you need to make sure you have enough to have a clean […]

Scarborough & District Minor League Football Sponsors

31 August 2022

Newby Dental Practice is proud to announce that we are now supporting Scarborough & District Minor League football. Our sponsorship will help support the league so that they can improve the way that football works for families. They do this using two initiatives: Firstly, using the Fixture List Planner. This has been rolled out to […]

Why Are Regular Dental Visits Important?

24 August 2022

Dental appointments shouldn’t only be made when you are in pain or have a problem. By attending regular appointments, you can prevent problems before they arise. In this article we will outline some of the reasons why you should be attending your dentist regularly. Check For Mouth Cancer Your dentist will perform an examination, looking […]

What Is Gum Disease And How Does It Affect Me?

17 August 2022

Gum disease is swelling of the gums and the structures that support your teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease, gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis Gingivitis is the swelling and redness of the part of your gum at the base of your teeth. Symptoms include bleeding gums when you brush, swollen gums, bad breath […]

Why It Is Important That Your Child Stops Sucking Their Thumb

10 August 2022

Babies have a natural reflex for sucking their thumbs that can even begin before birth. Because it can sometimes help children feel secure and safe, it can often develop into a habit. Most children will stop sucking their thumbs on their own, usually between the age of 2 and 4. How Can Thumb Sucking Affect […]

Shocking Truth About Baby Food

3 August 2022

In a recent article, the British Dental Association are calling for a change to be made to the surprising levels of sugar in some brands of baby food. Baby food pouches have become very popular among parents as they provide a convenient grab and go approach. However a recent study has found that some popular […]

What is Invisalign Treatment?

27 July 2022

Invisalign gives you the opportunity to transform your smile comfortably and discreetly with removable aligners. The aligners are completely transparent and almost invisible. They are custom made and gradually straighten your teeth. As the aligners are removable, you can take them out when eating and brushing, making it much more comfortable to go about your […]

5 Tips For Children Who Are Afraid of The Dentist

20 July 2022

Our practice provides a friendly, comfortable environment to help keep all of our patients as calm as possible. However, it can be a scary experience for young children to visit the dentist. Children worry about being separated from their patients and being alone with a dentist that they might not have met before. They also […]

Need A Break From The Hot Weather?

13 July 2022

As we enter the heatwave, a trip to the dentist may be the last thing on your mind. However, all of our surgeries are supplied with air conditioning, designed to keep you cool, so now may be the perfect time to book an appointment! Why sit in a sweltering hot room when you could be […]

How Stress Affects Your Oral Health

12 July 2022

Stress is something that most people will experience in their lifetime and many of us know the implications it can have on our well-being. But did you know that stress can have a negative impact on your oral health? 1. Gum Disease Your body produces immune cells to protect it against harmful bacteria. However, when […]

What Is Profhilo?

6 July 2022

Profhilo is a hyaluronic acid based skin treatment that improves the texture, appearance and hydration of the skin. It is essentially very concentrated hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in our body that stimulates skin cells to produce collagen and elastin – the substances that keep our skin youthful looking and prevent sagging. […]

Why You Should Stop Smoking

29 June 2022

Smoking has a detrimental effect on your health, causing diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease and strokes. Whilst these issues are often at the forefront of people’s minds, they often don’t consider the effects on their oral health. Mouth Cancer Reported by the NHS, 93% of cancers in the throat are caused by smoking, […]

Should I Brush My Teeth Before or After Eating Breakfast?

22 June 2022

Many people would say they like to brush their teeth after they eat their breakfast as they don’t like to have food stuck in their teeth when they leave the house. However, it would surprise some people to know that it is beneficial to your oral health to brush your teeth before your breakfast. The […]

It’s National Teeth Whitening Day!

17 June 2022

What Is Teeth Whitening? Tooth whitening is a professional process of removing stains and discolouration from teeth, by bleaching, to reveal a brighter smile. Bleaching is even beneficial to those who do not have staining as it can help to brighten your enamel. Why You Should Celebrate Foods and drinks stain our teeth overtime. After […]


Why You Shouldn’t Wear Your Dentures At Night

8 June 2022

It is often recommended by dentists to wear your new dentures for the first night as this helps to heal your gums more quickly. However, the long term wear of dentures overnight can cause more harm than good. Follow the advice below to learn how to protect your gums and care for your dentures. There […]

5 Bad Brushing Habits To Avoid

1 June 2022

Regular visits to the dentist are important to maintain a healthy smile, but good oral hygiene starts at home. Although brushing your teeth may seem like a simple task, there are some mistakes you should avoid to ensure that your dental health is in excellent condition. 1. Not Brushing For Long Enough Most people will […]

Why You Should Visit the Hygienist

25 May 2022

Regular visits to your dental hygienist are important in the upkeep of your oral health. At Newby Dental Practice, our therapist Holly, and hygienists Mandy and Helen, will help provide treatment and advice to ensure that your dental health is in the best condition. What Does a Dental Hygienist Do? When visiting your dentist, they […]

Why Your Toddler Shouldn’t Drink Milk Through The Night

18 May 2022

Tooth decay is the most common infectious disease in children. Primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, are essential for the health and development of your child. They allow for the development of permanent (adult) teeth by saving space for them in the jaw. If a baby tooth is lost too early in development, permanent […]

Everything You Need to Know About Lip Cancer

11 May 2022

Lip cancer is a form of oral cancer. A recent study has found that a worrying 75% of the British public do not know what the signs and symptoms of lip cancer are. If caught early, lip cancer can be treated successfully so an early diagnosis is essential. Signs to look out for include: Open […]

Want to know how to manage a knocked out tooth?

14 April 2022

As the weather warms up and we head into summer, you are probably anxious to spend time outdoors. Maybe you and your family enjoy bike riding or playing sports. Always remember that safety comes first. You probably know that it is a good idea to wear a helmet while riding a bike or playing sports. […]

It’s never too late to smile with confidence

14 April 2022

Do you avoid smiling due to yellow teeth or staining? Or maybe you hate your crooked teeth and have unsightly gaps when you smile which lowers your self esteem and confidence? If this sounds like you Newby Dental Practice can help! Here at Newby Dental Practice we offer a wide range of dental treatments such […]

What is an Intra Oral Scanner, and how does it provide a superior digital workflow for your dental care…..

6 March 2022

An intraoral scanner is a handheld device used to directly create a digital impression of the mouth. Light source from the scanner is projected onto the scan objects, such as full dental arches, and then a 3D model processed by the scanning software will be displayed in real-time on a touch screen. This means that any […]

Investing in your smile…..

6 March 2022

According to the Oral Health Foundation, millennials spend three times more on dental treatment than any other generation, amounting to around £750 annually. Over half of under 35s have had cosmetic treatment, whereas this reduces to just 10% of those in older groups. The most popular of these treatments is teeth whitening. Of those millennials […]

Foods to help your teeth whitening – and those that don’t

6 March 2022

The foods you should and shouldn’t eat to maintain your sparkling white smile If you’ve just had your teeth whitened by us at Newby Dental Practice, you’re likely to want to maintain your new smile for as long as possible. These few tips will help whether you opted for Day Time Boutique smile or a […]

Beauty Salon And At Home Teeth Whitening?

23 November 2021

Like home teeth straightening, social media has generated an influx of people looking to whiten their teeth, but what is and isn’t safe? In the UK, teeth whitening comes under the scope of practice of ‘dentistry’, which is regulated by law. This means that teeth whitening must only be carried out by dental professionals, who […]

New Dentist, New Surgery Built, How We Design our Dental Surgeries

5 November 2021

We have a new dentist joining our practice in Scarborough and currently we don’t have anywhere for him to treat patients. Luckily when we were building the practice back at the start of 2021 we added the services needed for a further dental surgery to be built if required. It now so happens that with […]

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Invisalign Vs. Home Orthodontic Treatment

28 October 2021

With all of the options available on the internet, the adverts all over social media…. is tooth straightening at home really a safe option? Invisalign Treatment The first, most important point to make is that with Invisalign treatment, you are in the hands of a registered dentist who sees you face to face. They know […]

We’ve been featured in a national magazine!!

19 October 2021

Our dental practice located in Scarborough has just been featured in a national magazine for the design, build and eco friendly credentials it has gained through build process.

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Starting the Little Ones off Right

21 September 2021

We all know that those first visits to the dentist can make us a little anxious, so here are a few things you can do to help prepare children for their first dental visits! 1 – Start by preparing at home Start to introduce your little one to the dentist by talking about their teeth, […]

Win A Electric Toothbrush

9 August 2021

Is your current electric toothbrush starting to fade, or maybe you’ve not had chance to pick one up yet nevertheless here’s your chance to grab one for free! All you have to do is like and share our Facebook page along with tagging two friends to be in with a chance of winning. Winner will […]

Should I Use Mouthwash?

30 June 2021

One of the most common questions we get asked by our patients, is whether they should incorporate mouthwash into their daily oral hygiene routine. Mouthwash has always been advertised as a key item in any oral hygiene routine… take TV adverts for example…. Brush, rinse, mouthwash = healthy teeth and gums. ….right? Don’t believe everything […]

Is It Sugar Free?

30 June 2021

Numerous times you will come across drinks claiming to be ‘sugar free’….but are they really? The immediate presumption would be that ‘sugar free’ or ‘diet’ really means sugar free, however this isn’t always the case. Most people are aware of high sugar intake causing tooth decay, but there is also the need to be careful […]

Electric Vs Manual – Which to choose?

7 May 2021

When it comes to dental and hygiene appointments, one of the most frequently asked questions is “should I use an electric or a manual toothbrush?” – we are here to provide the information you need to be able to choose which would work best for you. Electric Toothbrush: A rechargeable electric toothbrush is the kind […]

It’s National Smile Month!

4 May 2021

National Smile Month is happening between 17 May and 17 June 2021. During this time, the Oral Health Foundation will be raising awareness of important health issues, and sharing tips and advice on how to look after your smile. Just a few benefits of smiling….. It relieves stress, boosts your immune system, helps you stay positive, makes […]

Its official, we are the only Denplan Excel accredited practice in Scarborough!

30 April 2021

Our mission was simple when we started the dental practice……to build a beautiful dental practice in Scarborough which offered patients the highest level of dental care possible. What is Denplan Excel? Denplan Excel is a certification for dental practices to demonstrate high standards for patients care, quality assurance and good communication. Denplan Excel ensures we […]

Its Dental Implant Friday!

18 April 2021

So what does Implant Friday mean? It simply means that today is a day that we’ve reserved exclusively for dental implants to be placed on a patient. It’s a complex procedure and requires many weeks of careful planning and organising. Todays dental implant case is the placement of two implants in the lower jaw, to […]

What to do after having an extraction?

14 March 2021

If you have to have a tooth extracted, our Team will discuss with you the processes involved before, during and after your appointment. We will also help you decide what you might like to do about the gap this procedure has created. Whether this is to have Dental Implant, or another tooth replacement option. Having […]

Tooth Decay and your Health

14 March 2021

Dental decay is a disease that destroys the tooth’s enamel and its underlying layer, the dentine.  It occurs when specific types of bacteria in your mouth produce acid after you have eaten or drunk anything containing sugar. ‘Dental decay’ is the same as tooth decay and is also known as ‘dental caries’. Dental decay is […]

Worried about bad breath?

1 March 2021

If bad breath is something you worry about, you’re not alone. Studies show that over 60% of the population worry about havng bad breath, but only 20% of these people seek advice from their dentist. Bad breath can be caused by lots of factors, smoking and diet are the main causes, both of these can […]

Want to know more about the dental treatments we offer?

1 March 2021

If you would like to know more about the different treatments we offer at Newby Dental Practice, why not book a complimentary appointment with one of our Treatment Coordinators.  Our Treatment Coordinators can discuss with you any dental treatment that you might be interested in, so you can get a better idea of what is […]


1 March 2021

Well done to our amazing Dental Nurse Claire, who has just passed all her Nursing exams. Claire has worked so hard, throughout all the struggles with COVID, working through her portfolio and revising for her examinations. We’re so proud of you Claire! So what qualification is on the cards next………..

We have a Winner!

9 February 2021

Congratulations to Gill, who won our New Year’s Electric Toothbrush give away! Enjoy your brand new Oral B IO Toothbrush.

Jaw problems and headaches

31 January 2021

It’s stressful times at the moment. We are all feeling it, just in different ways. Work Life balances have shifted, working patterns have changed, working from home has its own challenges, not to mention if you’re homeschooling too. Not having social interactions and catch ups with friends and family has a massive impact on how […]

How we are keeping you safe whilst you attend your dentist appointment

28 January 2021

Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have changed how we provide your dental care to make you and our team feel safe. Before your dental appointment The day before your appointment, one of our lovely reception team will try to give you a call. This call will be to check your appointment time, clarify that you […]

We now have a safe place for your bikes

14 January 2021

Since opening the practice, we have had a few patients ask for a safe area to lock up their push bikes whilst they are here for dental appointments. In fact, we never realised how many people cycle to the dentist! Scarborough is great place for cycling and we would like to encourage this to all […]


10 January 2021

Toothache? We’re still here. We have been providing emergency dental care in Scarborough throughout the pandemic. Even when dental practice’s were closed, our team were on hand dispensing out advice, temporary filling repair kits and antibiotics or painkillers where required. Even if you are not registered with us, if you need emergency dental treatment, just […]

We remain open throughout the lockdown

4 January 2021

As the providers of essential dental medical services, our door will remain open throughout this lockdown. We will make sure all of our patients that need dental care and attention will receive it. All of our dental services will continue to be accessible. We have strict cross infection control procedures in place, enhanced PPE, and […]

Competition time!

14 December 2020

To celebrate the opening of our brand new dental practice in Scarborough, Oral B have been kind enough to partner with us to give away one of their latest products, an Oral B IO toothbrush. At a cost of around £249.99 at the time of writing 24/12/2020 ( this would make a great stocking filler […]

It’s great to be open!

1 December 2020

It’s been a challenge, opening a new dental practice in Scarborough, during a pandemic, but we got there. We couldn’t be more excited about everyone finally getting to see what we’ve been working on. Our surgeries have been designed to be light, open and airy, to ensure we can comply with all the COVID requirements, […]

We’re officially open!

19 November 2020

It’s nice to finally be open! ? A big thank you to everyone that has been involved in helping us to create what we think is something really special. If you are in need of a dentist in the Scarborough area, don’t hesitate to get in touch, we can be reached on 01723 670 500 […]

Invisalign…..made to move

30 October 2020

Have you ever thought about having straighter teeth? Want to get that smile makeover, but don’t want the “train track look” Invisalign is the clear choice. Here at Newby Dental Practice, Scarborough, we can complete your Invisalign Journey from start to finish, ensuring you get the result you want, in the way you want it. […]

Mouth Cancer Action Month

30 October 2020

Mouth Cancer Action Month (MCAM) is a campaign throughout November run by the Oral Health Foundation each year to raise awareness of mouth cancer, from knowing what signs to look out for, key symptoms, and the rising number of cases in the UK. At Newby Dental Practice, as a new dentist in scarborough, we are passionate about […]

We have a start date for our new dental practice in Scarborough!!

4 October 2020

We have a date! From the 16th of November, we will be up and running at Newby Dental Practice as the new dentist in Scarborough. So whether you see me (Emma), Katie, Helen, Catherine or Phil, as your dentist, your contract and provision of care will be transferred over to our Newby Dental Practice, and […]

What is composite bonding….?

17 September 2020

Composite bonding (also known as cosmetic bonding or dental bonding) is a purely cosmetic dental treatment, suitable for chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth. Bonding is the process of applying and moulding dental resin (the same white material used for fillings) to repair the damage on your tooth/teeth. It can also be used to close gaps, […]

Want to know more about fluoride….

12 September 2020

At Newby Dental Practice, as a new dentist in Scarbrough, we appreciate how important dental education is. One question that we always get asked is “what is the benefit of fluoride, and how to I make sure my toothpaste has the right amount?” Well, here are the facts….. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a natural […]

Private dental care, paid for monthly.

12 September 2020

Here at Newby Dental Practice, as a new dentist in Scarborough, we pride ourselves in providing excellent high quality dental care. At Newby we offer a wide range of treatment options, so all your dental needs can be provided for in house. What we are most passionate about, is our Denplan schemes. Denplan is a […]

Want to know about tooth whitening…

12 September 2020

Tooth whitening is all over social media at the moment. As your new dentist in Scarbrough, we felt it would be a good idea to provide a few tips on whitening, and what to look out for. What is tooth whitening? Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of […]

Fizzy drinks…..why they inflict a double hit on teeth!

12 September 2020

Fizzy drinks have both sugar and acid. These cause catastrophic damage to dental enamel, the hard protective surface of your teeth. Acid Acid is a problem for our teeth as it weakens the enamel of our teeth, leaving them vulnerable to damage. Every time we eat or drink anything acidic, the enamel on our teeth […]


12 September 2020

Stopping smoking is the one of the best decisions you and make for your health, and the health of your family. We know it’s not as easy as the picture suggests though. So we’re here to help. Why not make an appointment with Beth, our Oral Health Educator, who can offer lots of hints and […]

Take a sneak peek at our surgeries minus the chairs (for now….)

12 September 2020

Things are starting to look a lot more like a “new dental practice in Scarborough” now! Despite a couple of set backs, with the current climate, the practice is looking great, we can’t wait for everyone to see it. First picture is Surgery 1. This will be Emma Skipper’s surgery. Emma provides general dental care […]

The work continues…..

15 August 2020

It’s been all go at Newby! As the plastering has been completed upstairs, we’ve made a start getting some colour on the walls, and tidying up those original beams As further electrical work is completed, and the plastering downstairs is all finished, were hoping to be all painted up by the end of the month. […]

More wrinkles than you would like……

23 July 2020

We all need a little pick me up from time to time, and now more so than ever. As we all start to venture out the house a little bit more, have you thought about treating yourself to that fresh new look? At Newby Dental Practice, we offer a wide range of non surgical facial […]

Do You Suffer From Mouth Ulcers?

5 July 2020

What are mouth ulcers? Ulcers are painful sores that appear inside the mouth. They are usually red or yellow. They are different from cold sores, which appear on the outer lips and are caused by a virus. What are the common causes of mouth ulcers? Usually a single mouth ulcer is due to damage caused […]

Dry Mouth. Is it affecting you?

5 July 2020

What is dry mouth? Your mouth needs saliva to be able to work properly. Saliva keeps your mouth moist, and it helps to break down your food and helps you to swallow. It also acts as a cleanser. It is constantly washing around your mouth and teeth, fighting tooth decay and helping to keep your teeth clean. […]

Returning to dental visits after lockdown

22 June 2020

One of the many knock-on effects caused by COVID-19 has been the impact on oral health. Specifically, visiting the dentist. On 24 March, the coronavirus pandemic forced all dental practices in the UK to close, except for a number of emergency treatment stations or dental Hubs.  This had a big impact on how our patients […]

Top tips to prevent dental erosion..

17 June 2020

The enamel on your teeth is the hardest and most mineralised part of your whole body.  It covers the outer layer of each tooth, shielding the sensitive dentine underneath and protecting it from tooth decay. Dental erosion is the loss of your tooth enamel and is caused by acid attack.  When the enamel is worn away, dentine becomes exposed and it could […]

Sensitive Teeth…?

22 April 2020

What are sensitive teeth? Having sensitive teeth can mean anything from getting a mild twinge to having severe discomfort that can continue for several hours. It can also be an early warning sign of more serious dental problems. Who suffers from sensitive teeth? Many people suffer from sensitive teeth and it can start at any […]

Knocked out teeth….

20 April 2020

What is an avulsed tooth? An avulsed tooth is one that has been knocked out. A tooth can be knocked out by a blow to the mouth, or an accident involving the face. This can happen for example while playing contact sports or other trauma. The tooth can be replaced in the socket successfully if […]

Seven tips to tip the balance….staying cheerful in testing times

17 April 2020

It’s challenging times for all. With the lockdown restrictions in the UK continuing for at least another three weeks, we thought now might be the time to think about what we can all do to keep our spirits up! 1.ROUTINE ROUTINE ROUTINE Have some sort of plan for the day which you’ll try to keep to […]

Beth completes her further training

4 April 2020

Congratulations to Beth, who despite everything that is happening at the moment, still managed to pass her examination in Oral Health Education. She has worked tirelessly over the past few months, helping educate our patients and making sure they are able to make the right choices for not only their dental health, but their general […]

Managing toothache during self-isolation

26 March 2020

Top Tips for Managing Toothache During Self Isolation In light of recent government advice, as we have all been advised to stay at home where possible, then the last thing you want is to develop toothache. We are here to provide advice and care for severe emergencies but we recommend everyone, especially those over 70 […]

Ever heard of clear braces?

18 March 2020

What looks like an ordinary aligner is anything but. Only Invisalign® aligners are made with SmartTrack® material for a better fit, feel, and more predictable tooth movement. For more information see our Invisalign page #invisalign #invisalignsmile

The work continues…..

26 February 2020

It’s been a very challenging week for all this week. There is no one out there not feeling the pressure and worry COVID-19 is causing. Although our renovation work at Newby Dental Practice has been placed on hold, for the safety of all our workforce, we thought we would just share with you how much […]

Take A Peek At Our Team Video

16 February 2020

Register your interest now, and Beth will contact you before we open.We look forward to seeing you at Newby Dental Practice!

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We have launched our new dental website!

2 February 2020

We have launched our new dental website! Click here to register your interest in our new Dental Practice located in Newby, Scarborough. We will be opening in around 6 months time and will be contacting those that register an interest in the practice a few months before we open. We look forward to seeing you […]

The work begins…

8 October 2019

Emma and Katie’s Team are expanding and relocating to Newby Dental Practice. But there’s a lot of work to complete first! Rob, our non clinical business partner, is in charge of project managing this renovation project. The project involves converting a residential property, in the heart of Newby, into a custom designed, brand new, modern […]

Planning permission passed

8 October 2019

Good news! Scarborough council has accepted our application to convert a residential property into our brand new dental practice. The property is a beautiful stone building in the heart of Newby. A perfect location for an easily accessible dental practice! Now the Council and CQC are happy that we’ve met all the criteria for a […]

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