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Stopping Smoking

 Everyone is now well aware of how smoking can significantly harm your overall health. And while the number of people that smoke is declining, there are still too many smoke-related deaths each year. What most people don't think of, though, is how smoking negatively affects your oral health. And it's not just stained teeth or bad breath. It goes well beyond that.

Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss, and in more severe cases mouth cancer.

  • I am an existing patient
    Please call your practice as soon as possible, preferably first thing in the morning. We keep a limited number of emergency slots open for existing patients which are allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • I am not a current patient
    We will do our best to see anyone with a dental emergency, whether you are a patient of ours or not. Please call as early in the day as possible so that we can see if we are able to help. If you require a same day NHS emergency appointment and we cannot help call NHS 111 who can try and find you an alternative practice.
  • I am an Oral Surgery patient
    Read our section for Oral Surgery patients here.
  • Out of hours
    For out of opening hours emergencies please call 0300 033 3224 This is a service run by the Local Area Team (health authority) independant to us.

When you quit smoking, good things start to happen — you can begin to see almost immediate improvements to your health.

It's much easier to quit when you get the right support and there are lots of options to choose from.

Hertfordshire services:



See the NHS website for further advice:


Download the NHS app: 



Or contact your GP or local pharmacy.

Vaping Supplies

 Vaping is not completely risk-free, but it poses a small fraction of the risk of smoking cigarettes. The long-term risks of vaping are not yet clear. Please visit

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