For many people having nice, straight teeth is a fundamental part of having a great looking smile with literally millions of people worldwide going to great lengths to ensure that their teeth and those of their children, are straight. But did you know that having properly aligned or straight teeth provides many more benefits than simply a beautiful smile.Read More
Getting our little ones to brush their teeth can be a battle for many parents but as hard as you may find it, it’s essential that your little ones get into good brushing habits from an early age.
Here are 5 tips from Dentist, Dr Amelia Wong on how you can keep your kid’s teeth in tip top condition:Read More
Our food and drink consumption habits seem to be a topic that is constantly hitting the headlines of late. So much so, it can be hard to keep up with what the latest guidelines are advising! But, when it comes to managing your diet to help look after your oral health, the advice is a lot clearer.Read More
Nobody wants to visit their dentist more often than they have to – so to help you to keep you and your family’s trips to see us here at Synergy Dental Care to a minimum, Dentist Dr Richard Armishaw has pulled together his top tips on how you can keep your teeth healthy.Read More
DID YOU KNOW that the average American consumes 1.8 pounds of gum each year? As for us Brits, we are the second biggest consumers of gum in the world; with 120 to 130 sticks per person each year With so much gum going into our mouths it’s important to know how chewing gum affects our dental health. You may have heard that it’s both good and bad for your teeth… so what’s the real answer? Read on to find out!Read More
WE’VE SAID IT BEFORE AND WE’LL SAY IT AGAIN… taking care of your teeth and mouth is more than just about cosmetics, it’s about your health! When you think of being healthy, your mouth probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But your oral and overall health are more intertwined than you think.Read More
THE LAST THING YOU WANT to worry about when you’re sick is your dental health. Unfortunately, your teeth can be extra vulnerable when cold and flu season strike. If you find yourself under the weather, read on for helpful tips on protecting your mouth!Read More
WE OFTEN GET THE QUESTION from our patients, “What’s the difference between plaque and tartar?” Many people think they are the same thing. There is an important difference between the two, however, and it can help explain just why a daily oral hygiene routine is so crucial, as well as twice-yearly visits to your dentist.Read More
DIABETES IS ONE OF THE MOST prevalent chronic diseases today. In fact, there is estimated to be over 4 million people living with diabetes in the UK at present. This represents 6% of the UK population or 1 in every 16-people having diabetes and many more living with the condition that don’t even know they have it.Read More
TOOTH ENAMEL IS THE hardest substance in the human body. But don’t let that fool you–it’s far from invincible. In fact, there are things you may be doing on a regular basis that weaken your enamel, which could lead to more frequent cavities, tooth discoloration and sensitivity.Read More
Until recently, the focus of gum disease was upon tooth loss but thanks to the latest research we are beginning to understand that the impact of gum disease could have a greater far reaching effect on our overall health. Research shows that gum disease has been linked to a range of other wider health problems including strokes, heart disease and diabetes. What’s more, studies are now looking at links between gum health and other inflammatory conditions within the body.Read More
WE MAY FEEL the dropping temperature in our toes, but we shouldn’t be feeling it in our teeth! Some of us experience a shock of pain as we breathe in the crisp air, or sip some hot chocolate. Tooth sensitivity tends to manifest in temperature extremes, so we notice it more during the winter season.Read More
Hi, I’m Angie and I’m one of the dedicated Dental Hygiene Therapists here at Synergy.
I’ve had a lovely time getting to know all of our loyal patients since joining the team in October 2010, so I thought it was about time you learned a little bit about me.Read More
Hi everyone, I am Lesley Morgan-Barlow Practice Director from Synergy Dental Care in Stoke on Trent; I would love to take a brief moment to give you a quick insight into the role of a Dental Hygiene Therapist.I don’t know about you but if you ask around, many people haven’t even heard of dental hygiene therapists and often confuse them with dental hygienists leading them to say “I don’t know, I have no idea, or they clean your teeth?”Read More