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Travelling abroad for dental implants. What are the risks?

25th April 2022

As COVID travel restrictions are lifted, you might be tempted to combine a holiday with some ‘low cost’ dental implant treatment. If so, you should be aware of the risks involved. We outline some key questions you should ask yourself before making what could turn out to be a false economy. What type of implant…

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Fissure sealants, and how they protect your children’s teeth

It’s hard to believe, but almost a quarter of 5-year-olds in England have tooth decay, with 3 or 4 teeth affected on average, and tooth extraction is the most common reason for hospital admission for children aged 6 to 10. Tooth decay is caused by a build-up of dental plaque which eats at the tooth…

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Dentures or implants? Which is right for you?

22nd March 2022

When you need to replace one or more missing teeth, TDP offer you several treatment options, the most popular of which are dentures and dental implants. Which one is best for you will depend on a number of factors, including your personal preference, remaining teeth, the health of your gums and jawbone, and the cost….

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Meet Angela and Gemma – our dental therapists

9th March 2022

Since Angela Kiwomya joined the practice last September, working alongside Gemma Bealey, we have been fortunate to boast two dental therapists at TDP. This got us thinking that some of you might be curious as to what a dental therapist actually does! So, we thought we’d explain it for you – and take the opportunity to…

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Are you using your electric toothbrush correctly?

28th February 2022

More and more people are switching to electric toothbrushes to maintain clean and healthy gums. But did you know that there is a right way, and a wrong way, of using them? A 2019 study published by the Oral Health Foundation showed that people who use an electric toothbrush have healthier gums, less tooth decay…

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Sabina Camber elected to national dental hygiene & therapy executive

17th February 2022

We are delighted to announce that, Sabina Camber, hygienist at Torrington Dental Practice (TDP), has been elected to the National Executive of the British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy (BSDHT). Sabina was previously the South-West Peninsula Regional Group Representative and will continue in that role. The BSDHT is the largest professional organisation for practising…

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Ian Mills recognised for his services to dentistry

8th February 2022

Congratulations to our founding partner Ian Mills on becoming the first ever recipient of the prestigious College Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) in the UK. Ian has received the award in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the dental profession over many years. In particular, the award acknowledges…

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Thinking about implants? Read our new step-by-step guide!

21st January 2022

Did you know that Devon Dental Implant Centre at Torrington Dental Practice is one of the leading implant referral centres in the south-west? Since 1999, we have placed over 3,000 implants, with patients referred from more than 70 regional practices. Experience has taught us that the more our patients know about their treatment beforehand, the…

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5 tooth-friendly stocking fillers!

10th December 2021

With Christmas fast approaching, our oral health experts, Sabina, Gemma, Kim, Angela, and Helena recommend some tooth-friendly stocking fillers to delight and inform children, whilst also encouraging them on the journey to a lifetime of regular toothbrushing and good oral health habits: ‘Why Should I Brush my Teeth’ Lift the flap book Every young child…

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TDP hosts hip-hop event in support of mental health

2nd December 2021

What may be the first ever hip-hop concert in a dental surgery took place on Friday November 19th, when Exeter-based Samantics performed live at Torrington Dental Practice, raising £320 in support of MIND, the mental health charity. Dubbed ‘The poet of our time,’ Samantics blends spoken word, multiple instruments, and a loop station to deliver…

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Mr Mills was kind, pleasant and reassuring, and explained everything to me, so that I knew what was going on every inch of the way. I can’t recommend him and his implant team highly enough.
Super helpful, friendly, clean, efficient and brilliant at informing us of procedures & treatment. We never feel rushed or have to wait too long. They have made the dentist experience a positive one for our children – who are always excited to go!
I would rate this dentist 1000 stars if I could! Everyone there is so friendly and smiley! I had my teeth done by John Cato and Paula and what can I say. Both of them made me feel so relaxed even though I normally hate the dentist they have made this all change! I couldn’t thank them both enough.
Ms P
It’s nearly two months since my treatment for an implanted bridge concluded and I could not be more pleased. The treatment was excellent, the care by Ian Mills and his team was superb and the teeth look fantastic.
Rhys Gabe is an incredible guy. After 30 odd years of avoiding the dentist through fear I actually now enjoy going thanks to this man. I cannot recommend him highly enough to nervous and anxious patients.