What can you change?

There is a lot in the news about plastic at the moment. That footage of the man diving through the plastic filled sea in Bali made most of us feel a little bit sick in the pit of our stomachs, because you don't realise how much of a problem there is when it isn't in front of you. Most of us put our rubbish in the bin without thinking about where it ends up. We're all busy getting on with our lives and, it just isn't something you think about when it doesn't directly affect you. However, the evidence is clear that is does effect all of us. The problem of plastic is not going away and, what better event to think about it and how we can make better choices, than with International Mother Earth Day on the 22nd of April. Here at your local Egham dentist we thought International Mother Earth Day was a great opportunity to talk about toothbrush pollution, and potential alternatives. Billions of toothbrushes are discarded into landfills annually across the world. They are made up of plastic, rubber, nylon and paper/plastic packing. Unfortunately all of these materials are pollutants and will not degrade, so are always destined for landfill. Many will end up in the sea, and on the beach, hurting the animals and adding to that shocking plastic scenery on the Bali diving video we mentioned above. Here at your Egham dentist we recommend switching your toothbrush whenever the bristles start to look worn, or every few months (whichever comes first). Just think about how many toothbrushes your family send off to landfill based on that advice? Obviously you need a toothbrush that often, but maybe there are alternatives that can be good for your oral health and the planet? The Alternatives Here at your Egham dentist we can't endorse any particular toothbrush type, however, it is interesting to consider the alternatives to plastic toothbrushes, which may be much more common in the future. Recyclable Plastic

Boost that fruit and veg in your diet!

You may have noticed that the media went wild for the headline that we now not only need to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables, but 10 a day instead. A little deeper look into the headlines actually clarified that the studies, which originated from Imperial College London, suggested that 5 a day is really good, but 10 a day is better because it helps provide an increased protection against diseases and other medical issues. Here at Crown House Dental in Egham, we don't know whether or not these studies are right or wrong, but we do know that fruit and vegetables do provide many different benefits to your oral health. Still not sure why you should include more fresh fruit and veg in your diet? Perhaps these reasons fruit and veg benefit your oral health will inspire you to add more plant goodness to your daily meals: Naturally Whitening Your Teeth You can get cosmetic dentistry to whiten your teeth, but clearly free and natural methods are preferable. Certain fruits like strawberries can naturally whiten your teeth because they contain an enzyme called malic acid. Crushing the strawberries and rubbing them on your teeth is a delicious way to naturally whiten teeth. However, the effect is small so please don't expect too much and don't go too far! Naturally Cleaning Your Teeth Lots of different types of fruits and vegetables can help to naturally clean your teeth. Vegetables that are crunchy or stringy, are fabulous for the teeth because they are getting in-between the gaps in the teeth and breaking down debris on the teeth and gums. Increasing Your Saliva Production

Did you know that Crown House Dental is taking on new patients?

If you have moved to the local area, or are looking for a new dentist, we would love for you to come and join our handy and friendly Egham dentist. About Us We pride ourselves on a partnership built on trust and mutual respect to improve your dental health. We aim to work with you to provide you with optimum oral health, providing you with transparent costs, advanced and professional treatments, and a friendly experience every time you visit us. Our team consists of hand selected individuals who are all passionate about their field of expertise. Mr Sami, our practice owner has been running Crown House Dental in Egham since 2006 and has a special interest in helping anxious patients with a therapeutic approach. Samriti Batta is our associate dental surgeon and has a passion for keeping up to date with the latest trends and advances in dentistry. Rajnish Joshi is our implant dentist, who has a wealth of training and qualifications in many areas of modern dentistry, and has a special interest in dental implants and full mouth reconstructions. These are just some of our highly qualified and passionate team members who are excited to help you gain optimum oral health. Why Choose Crown House Dental, Egham? There are many dental surgeries out there, but we think none quite like ours. We really do see each and every patient as an individual and ensure that each and every experience with us, even with invasive treatments, is as pleasant as possible. We go the extra mile to try and ensure every patient leaves us smiling because they are so happy with their smile, and because they have had a great experience. You will find we always have the latest treatments available to you, and we will always seek out the least painful, most efficient and cost-effective plans for each patient, providing high-level general and cosmetic dentistry at a competitive price. Treatments Available From Your Egham Dentist We have a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry treatments and services available. Just some of the services we offer are:

Welcome to our new blog!

Here at our Egham dental practice, we like to ensure there are as many ways as possible to stay connected to our patients. As well as our website, phone, email and social media channels, we also wanted to provide you with a blog, enabling you to keep up to date with all the latest goings on at the practice, as well as being able to read about various oral health and dentistry related bits and pieces we think you'll be interested in.

So, What Can You Expect From The Blog?

We'll be letting you know about various treatments we offer at our Surrey dental practice, as well as giving you useful information about oral health care for your family, more detailed insights into cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry treatments, and blogs about our practice and our fantastic team at Crown House Dental Practice.

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