What do we do already to help?   Digital X-rays These are used with low levels of radiation to capture image’s of your teeth and bone levels, which is then sent directly to the computer. It is the safest form of radiography available. They are more eco-friendly as...

Oral hygiene is all about keeping your mouth clean and free of diseases, along with other problems that can arise (e.g. bad breath) by regularly brushing your teeth and cleaning in between. It is important that it is carried out on a regular basis, first...

What Is Plaque? Plaque is a soft sticky film that builds up on your teeth and contains bacteria & food debris. Though it is mostly colourless, dental plaque can cause teeth to feel fuzzy or rough if it accumulates. The harm it causes comes from food...

Almost a year has past since I introduced myself to you all as the new trainee here at Thackeray dental care.. What’s changed in that time? Well, I’ve had a Birthday! But on the dental front I’ve finished all of my exams, which means I no longer spend...

Here at Thackeray Dental Care we have two hygienists, Lisa and Laura, who see patients at regular intervals to help prevent and treat gum disease. During your appointment we will assess your gums, provide treatment and give advice specific to you and your mouth. Periodontal disease (gum...

So, you’ve just been for your dental health check and you’ve passed with flying colours. You’re happy, and we’re happy too. We will warmly welcome you again in 6 or 12 months depending on what has been recommended. You’ve now gone home, back to work,...

As we all know, excessive quantities of sugar promote plaque bacteria on your teeth which then attacks the enamel surfaces. Enough acid is produced to last for about 20 minutes and is this initial acid attack that removes a thin layer of enamel, this is the...

We have a different range of Dental Care Plans at the practice depending on which one is more suitable for the individual. At your initial appointment with one of our dentists, due to their findings they will recommend which plan is better for your needs. Our...

  Hi, I’m Soraya. Many of you might be thinking who are you? I’ve not seen you before; so let me start by introducing myself… I’m the new trainee dental nurse at Thackeray’s. At 24 I’m a little older than most apprentices. Starting over and learning a completely new...