Articles for Patients
Welcome! To Pretty Bear’s 1st, and by no means last, Prettygate smile clinic! In this smile clinic, I am going to teach you how to smile better by keeping your teeth whiter, sounds simple enough, right? Yes is the answer, but you must follow my advice closely! Smiling...read more
Natural teeth whitening treatments come in many shapes and sizes and honestly, it was hard to whittle down the list to just 5 ridiculous treatments but alas, it has been done. It wasn’t easy, as some people are just ridiculous and will try anything to get whiter...read more
I am a happy bear now, a happy well loved Pretty Bear. But this wasn’t always the case, I used to live a very different life, and then it all changed. The world I loved was turned-flipped-upside-down, and I'd like to take a minute, so just sit right there, and I'll...read more
Teeth whitening is undoubtedly one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments about today, with $11 billion being spent on it in America alone last year! However, teeth whitening treatments weren’t always so accessible; throughout history they had a tendency to...read more
So you want to get your teeth whitened, but you don’t know what shade of white you want; we understand! It can often be a troublesome question with an equally elusive answer. On the one hand you obviously want to go whiter, but how white is too white? Should you be...read more
If you were recently informed that you need a root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, chances are the minute you left your dentist’s office you felt a bit worried about the procedure. Dr Fernando Vieira is an endodontic professional and has completed...read more
Our very own Dr Gavin Barry, a wonderful Irishman and an all around nice guy, has just recently completed the Ironman Bolton! It took Gavin a meagre 14 and a half hours. He beat the times of other far more seasoned athletes like Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe, who did...read more
If you've experienced any of the following: serious pain when eating mouth swelling extreme sensitivity tooth darkening pimple-like bumps on the gums Then you should contact your dentist and arrange a check-up as soon as possible. They may then advise you to have a...read more
Our super hygienist, Judy Griffiths has for many years now planned a charity trip and is finally taking the plunge. The volunteering trip takes place in Moldova at the end of May, and will involve educating children, teachers, families and health advisors the...read more
When it comes to patient healthcare, we've got it covered! Prettygate Dental has a wealth of knowledge and understanding to ensure the best options for teeth whitening treatment and want nothing more than to see you walk out of our doors with the biggest smile. So...read more
Worry no more people of Colchester, as our very own and favourite hygienist, Judith Griffiths talks you through the correct way to brush your teeth! You may be asking yourself, "why is brushing your teeth correctly so important?" Well, the answer is simple! It ensures...read more
If you're thinking about how to prevent tooth decay in children, then have a look at this infographic by The British Dental Health Foundation. Keeping children's teeth healthy at a younger age is important for maintaining good oral dental health as they grow older....read more
What did the dentist say to the golfer? You have a whole in one...! Jokes aside, no one likes having fillings. Learning how to brush teeth properly is the first step to maintaining good oral hygiene, healthy teeth and gums. Plus, it helps minimize the risk of tooth...read more
"A Professional, relaxing and friendly practice"
"I'm so delighted with Prettygate Dental, I've had a root canal and crown recently and am so happy with the service and result. It's such a professional, relaxing, friendly practice."
- Mrs A Boyce, April 2017
"Brilliant in every respect"
"Been going to this very professional dentist for 26 years. Seen changes but still brilliant in every respect"
- Sally Mays, February 2017
"Care at its best"
"I cannot give enough stars to this practice. I have always been a nervous patient, but the competence and professionalism of the staff at this practice are outstanding, which has enabled me to relax and not fear to go to the dentist as much as I previously did. Patients are treated with dignity and respect as soon as they walk in the door, from receptionist through to dentist and hygienist. If all practices took the same approach as Prettygate dental, everyone would be smiling. :-)"
- Rachel, January 2017
"Everything went perfectly "
"The staff were a good laugh and knew that I was nervous, everything went perfectly and now my teeth are straighter and whiter 10/10"
- Mr Michael Farah, September 2016
"Mr Fox is a brilliant dentist"
"Mr Fox is a brilliant dentist. His expertise and communication skills would calm the most nervous patient....reception staff are polite and helpful..."
- Mrs Patsy Riggs, March 2017
"I've never felt more comfortable at a dentist before"
"Before I came to this practice I had always had trouble feeling nervous at the dentist. As soon as I walked through the door at Prettygate the staff was wonderfully helpful and calming. The Dentist I had as well was very supporting when I told them I may be nervous and made me feel at home within minutes. I'll definitely be returning."
- Anonymous, February 2016
"Very welcoming and totally professional"
"I am a relatively new patient at Prettygate Dental, however, in that short that short time I have come to find the staff and practitioners very welcoming and totally professional. I have a young daughter and I will definitely be registering her here!"
- Mr A Heifer, March 2017
"Smiling staff, great service"
"Smiling staff, great service - very happy again!"
- Mr Dominic Tyler, March 2017
"Very nice people"
"After finding out I needed a root canal treatment I was devastated, as my previous dentist told me it would cost over 1000 pounds, fortunately, my son googled the treatment and local dentists, Prettygate popped up and at a third of the price! After an initial consult I was sold, the dentist was fantastic and very caring, I would absolutely recommend, still can't believe how much cheaper they are!"
- Michael, March 2017
"Staff very helpful and caring"
"Since 2008 my husband and I have been attending Prettygate Dental. We have always been very pleased with the service received and found the staff very helpful and caring."
- Mrs G Mcdowell, January 2017
"My visit this morning changed my experience"
"Had not been to a dentist for about 2 or 3 years and had to go with a very bad back molar, as like many other people keep putting off going to see the dentist.My visit this morning changed my experience it was really nice and friendly and the dentist was so patient with me and your lovely staff "BRILLIANT"
- Mr Michael Farah, September 2016