Keeping Cool In The Heat

29th July 2019

In the scorching sun, it’s easy to grab the closest, coldest drink you can find, but do you know how much sugar is in your favourite drink…?


At Dartford Road Dental Centre, our team of Dentists and Hygienists pride themselves on educating the  people of Dartford on how to keep their teeth healthy in between their regular Dental visits at our Dartford based Dental Centre, this means ensuring that they know how to avoid constant sugar attacks on their teeth, by remembering the ‘sugar clock’.

Each time we have something containing sugar, the sugar combines with the plaque bacteria, creating an acid which attacks our teeth for an hour – every time!

So when we are regularly snacking on sugary foods and drinking sugary drinks in between our regular 3 meals a day, our teeth are frequently under attack.


We can limit the amount of acid in our mouths by:


Source: NHS

Visit for some great ideas on some alternatives to your go-to sugary snacks/drinks, to help keep your child’s teeth healthy during the summer holidays and beyond!

Our team of Hygienists (Nicola Walker – Link) and (Catherine Edney – Link) will help you to maintain a clean and healthy mouth at home and our resident Oral Health Educator is always on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding keeping your food choices healthy to help prevent tooth decay.

Don’t forget to book yourself and your family in for a check up during the summer holidays, we are fully air conditioned!

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We are happy to help if you have any questions or concerns - get in touch today with our easy to use contact form. Our friendly team is waiting to hear from you!

Visit the Practice

39 Dartford Rd, Dartford, Kent DA1 3EG

When to visit

We have early opening hours!
Mon - Thurs 8:15am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:15am - 1:45pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:45pm (appointment only)

By Bus: Bus numbers 96 and 428 stop directly outside the practice.
By Car: There is ample street parking nearby.