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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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  • Our Tips To Prevent Tooth Decay

    Tooth Decay occurs when acid is produced from plaque which then builds up on your teeth. You may not know that you are experiencing tooth decay as it can often occur without pain. If you allow plaque to build up, it can lead to greater problems such as gum disease or dental abscesses, and you don’t want that! If you’re not sure, here are some symptoms that may be telling you that you need to see the dentist: Toothache – This can be a…

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  • Why go to your dentist for facial rejuvenation treatment?

    You may expect to have to go to your beauty salon or specialist clinic for dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. However, did you know you can also get these kinds of cosmetic procedures at your local dentist too? A growing number of dentists, including Shifnal Dental Care are now offering facial rejuvenation treatments. If you’ve not considered visiting your dentist for your next Botox treatment, here’s why you should… Dentists are…

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June 05 2020 Update – Reopening Soon!

We are excited to be preparing for our return to the practice as soon as possible after the 8th June.  We know it is important to keep our patients as informed as possible and we wanted to let you know there will be some slight changes in your visits during the next few months.

Shifnal Dental Care has always adhered to the rigorous cross infection procedures set out by the governing bodies and all of our team members are highly trained in all aspects of cross infection control.  However, there are some additional Covid-19 procedures to follow and one of these is the social distancing rules that we have all become used to over the last couple of months.

You will receive information  before your appointment, this may be via email or via the post or a telephone conversation this will include some details you will need to complete before attending.  This will help us to continue to keep our patients and teams safe.

Things to know about your next appointment:

  • Before leaving home please remember to brush your teeth, use the toilet and wash your hands for 20 seconds before leaving.
  • Please bring the minimal number of belongings with you.
  • Please phone us once you have arrived in the carpark.
  • Please wait in your car or by the door and we will call you in as soon as possible.
  • Please attend unaccompanied unless you require a carer or parent.
  • On entry into the practice – we will have a welcome point and a member of our team will take your temperature, ask you to sanitise your hands.
  • In the surgery , we will be wearing full PPE- please do not be worried it is still us!
  • Before you leave the surgery we will ask you to sanitise your hands.
  • When you leave the surgery we will begin the disinfection and sterilisation process of the surgery.
  • Payments and future bookings will be organised at reception keeping within the social distancing rules.
  • On leaving the premises we will ask you to sanitise your hands and we will look forward to seeing you again!

We hope you understand that this is for everyone’s safety and we would appreciate your patience and cooperation as we negotiate these difficult times.