Monthly Archives: March 2017

We ask patients to do this as it makes life easier for you – you don’t have to call us when we send you a reminder text and you can get the best appointment time for you. It also means that you get your regular dental check-up (hopefully you are having a regular hygiene visit as well) and deal with any dental problem before it becomes a bigger issue.

We know that something may crop up and you will need to re-schedule the appointment, but that’s fine, we’re happy to organise that for you.

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Patients will often tell us that they wished they had had dental treatment much earlier in their life – when they see the results (and realise how easy and pain free it was). Just think of all the family gatherings they have been to and not smiled or tried to hide their teeth because they were embarrassed.

This is why we always ask our patients if they will help other people by telling of their dental experience, because that is often what helps patients to take the first step. Often, we ask them to provide a testimonial on video, let’s face it, hearing someone who once felt like you did, is a huge confidence giver. We have some new patient testimonials videos being posted very soon and then we are confident you will want to take the first steps to getting your smile back. But if you want to just talk about possible treatment, give us a call, it’s what we’re here for.

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Interesting article on Dentistry.co.uk:

Tooth loss can be used as a major predictor to somebody’s life expectancy, according to a new study – your gum health really matters!

The research, published in Periodontology 2000, found that the number of teeth we lose could be a key indicator to our quality of life and that those who have a full set of teeth when they are 74 are more likely to reach 100 years old.

The study shows that there was clear evidence that tooth loss is closely related to ‘stress’ during a person’s lifetime. This includes a person’s specific social, emotional, economic and educational experiences as well as health issues such as chronic disease, genetic conditions, nutritional intake and lifestyle choices.

Evidence showed that people who had lost five or more teeth by the age of 65 were also more likely to suffer from other serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis which could severely limit a person’s life expectancy. Many of these illnesses have been previously linked to as person’s quality of life and their socio-economic status.

Speaking on the issue, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, CEO of the Oral Health Foundation, said: ‘There are many reasons why somebody can lose their teeth, it could be down to trauma, smoking or just a continued poor oral health routine, it can also be related to gum disease which is closely linked to health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

What this piece of research suggests is that tooth loss can often be a signifier of a poor quality of other areas of a person’s lifestyle and therefore a higher likelihood of someone having health issues because of this.

‘Importantly, it also shows that diseases associated with tooth loss, such as gum disease, can also contribute to an increased risk of life limiting diseases.

‘It is very evident that what is going on in our mouths can really be a useful window to our overall health. It is therefore vital that we take proper care of our mouth and pay close attention to what is happening as it could be a sign of something more serious.’

Dr Carter added: ‘Tooth loss itself comes with its own problems, it can lead to issues with eating and therefore a person’s ongoing nutrition and even create problems with their ability to communicate.

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Our professional hygiene experts can give you a brighter, whiter and healthier smile!

Airflow is the leading teeth cleaning system which uses a spray of air, polishing powder and gentle jet stream of water to rapidly remove surface stains and dental plaque. It is far more efficient than traditional hygiene treatment.

This advanced non-invasive treatment, gently removes staining, is kind to the tooth surface, non-damaging to the structure of the teeth and significantly improves tooth brightness, giving you noticeably lighter and brighter teeth.

It cleans teeth thoroughly and removes surface staining, giving an instantly whiter smile.

Faster cleaning and immediate results

Improved patient comfort

Reduces teeth sensitivity

Brighter whiter teeth

Kind to tooth surface

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