National Mouth Cancer Month at our Private Dentist in Handforth

It is National Mouth Cancer month and here at our Private Dentist in Handforth and we take this matter very seriously.  As part of our routine checkups we screen for mouth cancer so we can pick up any changes early.  If you have any concerns about changes in your mouth, please contact our Private Dentist and we will be happy to arrange an appointment.  We are currently registering new private patients. 


What is Mouth cancer?


Take care of your sweet teeth over Halloween

What holiday worries dentists everywhere? Halloween. Although it's a time for shrieks, costumes and lots of candy, this haunted holiday can wreak havoc on your kids' (and your) teeth. But it doesn't have to. Avoid an unnecessary trip to your Handforth Dentist by following some easy guidelines and potentially avoiding damage to your teeth.


Handforth Dentist will make your children smile

A child's smile is super endearing, with the gaps between the teeth adding to the cuteness factor. However, many parents fret that this may not be normal.


At birth people usually have 20 baby teeth, which start to erupt through the gum from about six months of age. Generally all the first set of teeth are visible by three years old. They are shed at various times throughout childhood. By age 21, all 32 of the permanent teeth have typically erupted.

NHS drive to get children to see dentist at age one

With a rising number of youngsters losing teeth to decay, parents are being urged to seek professional help early.


Parents should take their children to the dentist by the age of one, according to the chief dental officer, as part of an NHS drive to reduce high rates of tooth extractions among pre-school children.

Sara Hurley, the chief dental officer for England, says infants should visit the dentist when their first teeth emerge, usually at around six months.