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01952 460119Park Street, Shifnal, Shropshire, Near Telford, TF11 9BG

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  • 7 Common Myths and Facts About Dental Health

    Taking care of your smile is important and there are many misconceptions about how you should be doing this. We’ve outlined some common myths and facts about dental health below to help distinguish between what is fact and fiction.   I shouldn’t brush my teeth if I have bleeding gums Bleeding gums are often caused by bacteria or food debris not being properly removed by regular brushing resulting in a build-up of plaque along the…

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  • What to expect when you have a filling

    A filling is a way to restore a damaged tooth back to its normal function and shape. If your dentist finds a cavity, they will decide on the best course of action. A dental filling is better suited for minor decay, but if your tooth decay is more severe, other types of treatment such as a dental implant or crown may be needed. If you require a filling, do not worry about it being painful as you will be given local anaesthetic so the area around…

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  • Looking after your teeth over Christmas

    The Christmas countdown is on and unfortunately, it’s not just our waistlines that suffer with overindulgence, but our teeth too. Sugary food, alcoholic drinks and late nights all play havoc with our oral health. Luckily, there are a few simple tips that can help keep any damage at bay. Stick to a routine  With all the late nights and family visits, it can be difficult to maintain your normal dental routine over Christmas. However, it is…

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  • Take Action on Sugar!

    Taking action on sugar is one of, if not the best way to look after our teeth, and the rest of our body! As Sugar Awareness Week takes place from the 12th-18th November, we are looking at the effect that sugar can have on your teeth, and how cutting down is likely to make you feel better, and your teeth will thank you for it! Now, we know that cutting out all sugar is a big ask and taking it one step at a time can make sure that you cut it out…

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  • Why Choose Invisalign?

    Invisalign is a great way to go if you don’t like the idea of having fixed metal braces. Invisalign straightens your teeth through a sequence of transparent, removable aligners which will be made specifically for your teeth. Millions of people have changed their lives with the help of Invisalign; each tiny movement that Invisalign creates helps you to gently and accurately improve your smile. Wearing fixed braces is an option for straightening…

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  • Teeth Whitening: Is it for you?

    At Shifnal Dental Care, we offer teeth whitening services because we know how important your smile is to you. Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter, we want to help you feel good and improve the way you feel about your teeth. Teeth whitening should only be performed by a dentist or regulated dental professional. At Shifnal Dental Care, we have multiple methods available to brighten your smile. Your teeth can be…

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  • Gum Disease & How to Maintain Healthy Gums

    Screening for gum disease is an important part of your routine dental examination. Gum disease is extremely common and is a condition where gums become swollen, sore or infected. A lot of us have gum disease in some way, shape or form, and most people experience it at least once. If you do have gum disease, your gums may bleed when you brush your teeth and you may have bad breath. This early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Other signs…

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  • Digital Smile Design (DSD) at Shifnal Dental Care!

    We are launching a new cosmetic dentistry treatment at Shifnal Dental Care. Digital Smile Design (DSD) uses the latest dentistry technology to design and create the perfect smile for your face. To find out more about Digital Smile Design and the benefits of this treatment, visit our new Digital Smile Design page.

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  • Improve Your Oral HealthForm Easy Habits That Will Improve Your Oral Health

    It can often be difficult to make sure you’re looking after your teeth, especially if you lead a busy lifestyle. Below we outline some ways in which you can improve your oral health, without the hassle. Changing a few habits here and there and being aware of what you’re putting into your body cannot only help your oral health, but your overall health as well. Drink More Water This one seems super simple, but its surprising how many people…

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  • Invisalign Assessment Evening at Shifnal Dental Care!

    We are offering our patients or their family and friends £150 off Invisalign treatment at our Assessment Evening Event. Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth through a series of transparent, removable aligners that are custom made specifically for your teeth. The aligners are made from a smooth and comfortable plastic which sits over your teeth. Your teeth will gradually move into their desired position…

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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.