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  • Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 4

    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 journey to achieving straighter teeth. Read about her Invisalign experience today!   Month 4: Start Of October   Invisalign has become a normal part of my life now: I brush my teeth and wash the aligner when I wake up, the…

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  • Why Do I Need To Go To The Dentist If I Am Not In Any Pain?

    Dental checks are recommended every six months, but many people wonder why they need to have these check-ups twice a year, often thinking that they get in the way of their daily routine. Well, let us explain exactly why we insist on a check-up every six months! A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any problems and helps you to keep your mouth healthy. Leaving complications untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the…

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  • Our Top Tips To Help You Practice Good Oral Hygiene At Home

    Looking after your teeth should be an important part of your daily routine. Taking care of your teeth properly will ensure that you prevent any potential dental problems that could come to fruition in the future. And of course, we all want to make sure our smile looks its best!   Here are our ten top tips to help you achieve good oral hygiene at home: Don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth Neglecting to brush teeth at night is a…

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  • Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 3

    Looking for orthodontic treatment that doesn’t involve fixed braces? Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you. Laura, one of our current patients, is keeping a diary about her Invisalign journey. Read about her experience today!   Month 3: Start Of September   At the very end of the last month, I had a dentist appointment to get these attachments put onto my teeth and to get the next four aligners. The attachments did not…

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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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Covid-19 Update

Due to the current situation and following recent NHS England advice and guidance the practice premises will now be closed to the patients until further notice. Please do not attend the practice. We are unable to offer any routine and non urgent dental care. For any dental emergencies please call the practice Monday to Friday between 10 AM and 3 PM when we are able to offer advice. IF you do need urgent treatment we will be able to direct you to local urgent dental care services.

We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.