Posts from January 2021

According to a survey on the impact of smiles, carried out by the Academy of General Dentistry, 40% of people said they felt a smile is the feature they first notice about an individual. During lockdown, we’ve all embraced the concept of video calling, which leaves us staring at our own face more than usual! Perhaps you’ve noticed your teeth need a little TLC and rejuvenation after 2020 and you’d like a brighter and healthier-looking smile? Lifestyle factors like smoking, alcohol consumption (especially wine), diet and certain medications are all things that can gradually discolour our teeth. Thankfully, teeth whitening treatment is here to help and here’s why it has the potential to transform lives. 
We’re now well into a third lockdown here in England and we hope all our clients are staying safe and well. One of the big differences between this early 2021 lockdown and last year’s March lockdown, is that dental practices remain open for treatment and routine appointments. This is great news for the country, allowing patients to have their all-important routine dentist and hygienist appointments. Once you’ve had your appointment with us, remember to avoid the pitfalls below and in turn, avoid the need for serious dental intervention later in life. 
Determining what constitutes an ‘emergency’ when it comes to your teeth can be tricky. Here in U.K the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ attitude sometimes has the tendency to hinder our judgement when it comes to seeking out help (for a lot of things!), but there are some scenarios where getting in touch with your dentist urgently is vital to your immediate health and wellbeing. Here are a few examples of cases that warrant emergency care. 
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