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We genuinely care about patient wellbeing and are committed to our community. This section of our website is to focus on areas other than typical dentistry which we believe impacts overall health.

Oral Health

Regular visits to your dental practice should be as much a part of your healthy living routine as visits to the gym and a varied  nutritious diet.


During 2021, we will be supporting two chosen charities. Find out more about what we’re doing and how you can get involved.

Local Mental Health Support

Fast advice is on hand with this handy list of contacts across Newbury for all health related matters.


It’s been said that poetry feeds the mind and the soul. It can help you express your thoughts, offer you comfort, challenge you and so much more. 


Reading is a great form of stimulation, relaxation and mental exercise. If you’re looking for a great new read, take a look at our book reviews.


Gardening is another of life’s great pleasures plus it’s good for your mental health and general wellbeing. 

Oral Health

Regular visits to your dental practice should be as much a part of your healthy living routine as visits to the gym and ensuring you have a varied and nutritious diet.

Dental health problems can have an impact on your general health and wellbeing – ensuring your teeth and gums are in tip-top condition has many benefits. There is plenty of evidence and research to show that burnout, emotional distress, mental health and work-related stress impacts your dental health.

An example of this would be temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or bruxism (teeth grinding) – both aggravated by stress and anxiety.  Read more.

Taking care during lockdown

During times of change and stress it is essential to look after your mind and your body. Here are some practical tips to help.

Stress can impact your dental health

TMJ, TMD and Bruxism. We look at the differences, the cause and the treatments.


Great Ormond Street

At Wash Common Dental, this is one of our chosen charities that we support.  Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals. The charity is set to raise money to enable the hospital to continue to provide the very best care for its young patients and their families. The support from the charity is concentrated in four main areas   redevelopment, research, medical equipment, and accommodation and welfare.

Cancer Research

In 2021, we took part in ‘Step all over cancer’. Read more about our efforts.

Looking for local mental health support?

Poem Review

Ulysses: Much like the seemingly endless anguish of lockdown, King Ulysses reflects on being trapped on the rocky island of Ithaca. Read our take on this infamous poem. 

Gardening Notes

An insight from Douglas Harris at local Penwood Garden Nursery.  Douglas looks at what's blooming this spring and it's all about the snowdrops! 

Book Review

Looking for a new great read? We've got your covered in our latest book review by Linda McBride who shares the scoop on "Dry" by Jane Harper. 

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