Keep your teeth clean this easter

We all get tempted over Easter into eating more sweets and chocolates than we usually would despite knowing all the downsides to excessive sugar in diets, so we have a few tips for you to keep your teeth as healthy as possible if you should choose to indulge!

Try to choose sugar free products where possible, most supermarkets have sugar free chocolate in their “Free from” ranges which can be used in many baking recipes, or sugar free jelly can be a great alternative to sweets.

If you can’t resist the sweet stuff  you can try some of these tips to keep your teeth healthy:

  • Eat sweets and sugary treats shortly after mealtimes or have a set ‘Treat time’ rather than grazing throughout the day to avoid prolonged exposure to sugar.
  • Don’t brush your teeth immediately after eating sugary treats. Allow about an hour for the enamel to re-harden. Drinking water of chewing sugar free gum can help reduce the effects of sugar acids during this time.
  • Floss daily, before brushing to remove food particles between teeth.
  • Brush twice a day for 2 minutes each time using a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Don’t rinse, eat or drink for at least an hour after brushing.
  • Visit your dentist at least every 6 months for a check up!

COVID-19 Update: We are reopening June 8th ~

Update 4th June 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Situation

We are pleased to announce that as of the 8th of June we can welcome patients back into our practice.

As a result of COVID-19, we are strictly following government guidelines to ensure that the highest safety and wellbeing is continuously maintained for our patients.

We are in the process of sending out advice sheets and questionnaires to our patients to highlight these new guidelines and protocols we have put in place.

Our reception team is available to help at either our Blandford practice on 01258 450019 or email us at, patients of our Dorchester practice please contact the practice on 01305 265408 or email us at dorchester@national.dentalAlternatively, use our email is for general queries.

IMPORTANT – In order to comply with the Government’s social distancing guidance, patients are NOT permitted to attend the practice without a pre-booked and confirmed appointmentIf you are a new patient to us, please call the practice of your choice to arrange an appointment.

Please visit the Coronavirus information website for more details. Please do not attend if you or anyone in your household shows symptoms related to the COVID 19 infection.

We do hope that National Dental can be of continued service to you in the near future and we’re looking forward to welcoming you back.

Best wishes from the entire National Dental team.