Health in the UK NHS vs Private Dental

NHS versus Private Dental Care – What Should You Go For?

Knowing how the dental system in England works is as important as knowing how to brush. When you have the right information at your disposal regarding dental costs, where you can get the best care and what options are available we believe you are more likely to regularly visit a dentist and take care of… Read More

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Healthy Access – Our Open Data Project, Goes Live!

Today we launch Healthy Access, our collaboration with Digital Catapult,, Mastodon C, Noetika and many more. Together we have created a score for access to health in over 300 locations in England.  Why Healthy Access? Healthy Access provides a gauge on the relative ease of living a healthy life in different parts of England…. Read More

Health in the UK | Blog
Sandeep Senghera

5 Myths About Dentists Uncovered

Several myths about dentists are persistent in the minds of the British public. A lot of question marks remain around NHS dental pricing, the differences between NHS and private dentistry, and whether, or how, you can move around once you have seen a dentist in your area. In this article we try to dispel some… Read More

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Jozef W

NHS e-Referral Service Replaces ‘Choose And Book’

Earlier this week, a report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee revealed that the NHS was set to replace an electronic booking system for outpatient appointments, Choose and Book. Choose and Book was a huge leap forwards in creating a centralised appointment service and up to 40,000 patient referrals are made through the… Read More

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Children’s Teeth – From Pregnancy to Teenage Years [Infographic]

This month’s infographic summarises our advice on caring for your children’s teeth. Prepared in partnership with leading dentists, specialised in treating children, we hope it will give you all a fresh view on what, and what not, to do. Here is some taster information we found especially interesting: Your baby’s oral health is dependent on… Read More

Know how Good Dentist for Children

How To Find a Good Dentist for Children

Introducing the idea of going to the dentist to your children while they’re young means they are less likely to be afraid to go when they get older. Some dentists even recommend parents to bring young children along to their own dentists visits, to help them get accustomed to the experience. The British Dental Association recommends… Read More

About Us

What is Toothpick?

So you’ve read some great content on the blog, and maybe even checked out But what is Toothpick? Here’s an introduction to a company we’re very proud of. Toothpick is the UK’s first, and leading, nationwide online dental appointment booking service. We allow users to find, compare and book local dentists at the touch… Read More