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Why are my gums sore? (Video Q&A with Dr Shakti)

One of the many questions we get asked is "Why are my gums sore?". So we asked Dr. Shakti Gounden for his thoughts on the matter. Find out more.


Brushing techniques: just in case you forgot

When it comes to maintaining good oral hygiene, there are many steps and processes you can use to do so; flossing, mouthwash, specialised diet, etc. However, one of the most...


Are store bought juices and smoothies good for your teeth?

When it comes to trying to eat healthy, most people will do their best to avoid carbs and noticeable sugars, which is a good thing. Most of the time this...


Say hi to Danielle

You might have noticed some new faces at Somerset Dental Care during your recent visit. Over the coming months we’ll endeavour to introduce you to the new members of the...


FILLING YOU IN ON FILLINGS

As a kid, fillings always seemed to be the concern of those older than us, not something we thought we would ever have to worry about. Every so often you...


FAVOUR YOUR FANGS THIS HALLOWEEN

With Halloween fast approaching you would think we might warn you about the dangers of too many lollies, and the effects the sugar will have on your teeth and gums....


Meet our new Dentist Dr Shakti Gounden


Store Bought VS Dentist: The Mouthguard Chronicles

When most of us last wore a mouthguard, we were far younger than we are now, and they were usually purchased from a sports store and came in a hard,...


Is Chewing Gum Bad for My Teeth and Gums?

In essence, this question may seem a little silly, but in actual fact it has some merit to it. However, before we get to the heart of the matter, let’s...


KIDS This is how you get the most out of the tooth fairy

It’s no secret the Tooth Fairy values teeth. After all, they pay good money for the ones you leave under your pillow. However, what is not widely discussed, is how...