• There is a common misconception that patients are recommended to see the Hygienist because (a) their breath smells, or (b) it’s another way my dental practice are trying to make money. Incorrect on both counts – let me explain why....

  • You may have noticed the skip on the drive! What’s going on at 309 Kempshott Lane right now? Those of you who have visited the practice recently will have noticed that we are undergoing some building work and may be asking why and what on earth we are up to?...

  • Life here at Basingstoke Orthodontics, as for so many others around the world, was anything but normal during the global pandemic. As always, our patients care was at the heart of it all...

  • On 31st October Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a second national lockdown due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19. Basingstoke Orthodontics will still be open. There are no restrictions with regards to medical treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments....

  • Orthodontic treatment certainly helps in achieving a bright, beautiful smile. The time you spend wearing braces and the efforts you put for getting used to the braces is actually an investment for getting good health and confident smile. However having braces on your teeth can be...

  • People often wonder, "How does a tooth get an infection when it is not alive!" The misconception that teeth are not alive leads to confusion about how teeth become infected. Because we cannot "feel" sensation on a healthy teeth, many people feel teeth are not alive. The blog post explains...

  • Teeth Grinding, which is known as bruxism in medical terms is a condition associated with adults as well as children. Usually children who grind their teeth do so during nights. Most of the time they are not aware about their teeth grinding actions. Teeth grinding can not only cause headaches and jaw pain...

  • An apple a day keeps gum bacteria at bay. Their crisp texture and high water content increases saliva, washing away harmful bacteria that creates plaque and leads to discoloration over time. Its crunchiness, much like carrots, serves as a natural toothbrush. The malic acid, which is found in most teeth whitening products such as toothpaste, can also be found in apples, acting as a natural teeth whitening agent....

  • Finding a perfect orthodontist for your child is not an easy task as you have to consider many things before making your selection of an orthodontist for your child. While you have to make sure the practitioner that you are choosing is the one you can trust upon, you also have to be assured that your child will feel comfortable with the orthodontist and at the same time the orthodontist has proven treatments track record...

  • In this blog we have tried to clear misconceptions about a child’s first teeth which are also called primary teeth, milk teeth or baby teeth. Here are few myths about baby teeth that every parent should know...

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