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  • Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 2

    Are you considering orthodontic treatment, but don’t like the idea of having fixed braces? Then Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you, clear retainer braces that gradually move the teeth. Laura, one of our current patients, is keeping a diary about her Invisalign experience. Here is the next instalment:   Month 2: Start Of August   As I was on school holidays for the whole of August, I found that it was harder trying to…

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  • Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 1

    If you are considering orthodontic treatment, but don’t like the idea of having fixed braces, then Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you. Laura, one of our current patients, is keeping a diary about her Invisalign experience.   Month 1: Start Of July   I have been wearing my Invisalign for about 4 weeks now, I had them put on at Shifnal Dental Care by Dr Amy Hughes. When I first put them on it was the weirdest feeling and I…

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  • What Are Veneers And How Do They Work?

    Veneers are a good way of improving your smile without lots of work being done. They give you the ability to only alter one tooth, rather than having to change many teeth. Making it a more precise and natural cosmetic dental treatment. So, what are veneers? These are thin pieces of porcelain that are made to fit over the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. Sometimes a natural-coloured composite material is used instead of…

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  • Do You Need A Dental Bridge?

    Many people find that when they lose a tooth, it leaves a gap that they aren’t happy with. This gap may also cause pain when eating, discomfort within the jaw and other issues associated with your bite. So, if you have recently lost a tooth, you may be wondering what options there are available to restore your smile? The most common solution to replace your missing teeth is for a dentist to place a dental bridge in your mouth.   What Is A…

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  • What Is Tooth Sensitivity And Why Do I Have It?

    Many people suffer from sensitive teeth, mainly between the ages of 20 and 40, but this can begin at any time. It can leave the individual with the sensation of a mild twinge to severe discomfort within the mouth that can be present for up to several hours.   What Is Tooth Sensitivity? This occurs when the enamel gets thinner or when gum recession occurs around the base of the tooth, exposing the underlying surface of dentin. When this is…

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  • TMJ And Dentistry?

    What is TMJ Joint? The temporomandibular joint (often called the TMJ Joint) is located at the base of the skull in front of the ear and connects a person’s lower jaw with the upper jaw. This joint is unique in structure as it is made up of a rounded protrusion of the lower jaw that sits against an indentation of the skull and a disc-like structure made of cartilage found in between the bones. The TMJ is held together by ligaments connected to…

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  • Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Out?

    Not everyone develops wisdom teeth, with 35% of the population not getting them through. Despite this, they may still be present in the bone! If they do appear, they can cause issues, such as severe pain within the mouth, which often leads to dentists recommending having them removed. Wisdom teeth are the last set of adult teeth to appear on the jawline, with them usually happening between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. Not everyone who…

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  • Unsure About Braces?

    Everybody wants to have their dream smile and sometimes the best way to achieve this is through the use of braces. There are a wide range of braces available, from plates to traditional metal brackets but unfortunately, over time these have developed a stigma for being obviously visible against teeth, uncomfortable and unpleasant to the eye. However, not only are there other options available that are more comfortable and allow you to keep…

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  • What To Do If You Sustain A Dental Injury

    Dental injuries happen. You may look after your teeth meticulously by brushing twice-a-day, going to all your regular dental appointments, and taking your dentist’s advice, but some situations cannot be predicted. There are a few injuries that we can sustain that are reasonably common, read more about these below: Loose Teeth Injuries caused by trauma can be as simple as a tooth coming loose. Teeth mobility can be due to sudden force or by gum…

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  • Would you know if you needed a Root Canal?

    How would you know if you a needed Root Canal? We understand that it’s not something that any of us want to think about, but if not treated, it could become a lot worse. At Shifnal Dental Care, we are here to help! Root Canal procedures are performed when an infection in a tooth occurs, as a result of bacteria that lives in the mouth invading the tooth. This invasion of bacteria is made possible by tooth decay, leaky fillings, or damage that…

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