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  • A Definitive Guide To Effective Teeth Cleaning

    Dentists recommend a thorough 2 minute clean twice a day, with flossing and the occasional hygiene visit if and when needed. These are the basics we’ve always known, but when we clean our teeth out of routine without thinking about it, how can we be sure we’re ticking all the boxes? Toothbrush Electric or manual? Soft or hard bristles? There’s lots of choice when it comes to toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes do clean teeth more…

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  • 6 Tips For Living With Braces

    According to the British Orthodontic Society, over 202,000 people started orthodontic treatment in England and Wales in 2014-15. With adult braces in particular increasing in popularity year on year, it’s important to not only look after your teeth during treatment, but also the brace and the rest of your mouth. Braces are the best way to achieve a lovely straight smile, and most people only have braces for a year or two, meaning the…

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  • Sensitive Teeth

    Teeth can become sensitive for many reasons, the most common being that the enamel that covers the teeth has begun to erode. When this enamel wears away, the dentin underneath becomes exposed. Small tunnels inside the tooth that link the dentin to the nerves are easily stimulated when the enamel wears away, resulting in pain and sensitivity. You may feel pain or discomfort when consuming hot or cold food and drinks, or breathing in cold air.…

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  • Summer Ready Teeth – Teeth Whitening Offer

    Teeth whitening from £177 at Shifnal Dental Care from the 5th of June to the 4th September! As the summer is fast approaching, many of us will be thinking about how we’ll look in our holiday pictures. Who doesn’t want shining white teeth in their holiday snaps? As well as preparing ourselves by hitting the gym and eating salads. If this sounds like you, why not take advantage of Shifnal Dental Care’s amazing teeth whitening offers to get…

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  • A Guide To Adult Braces

    Are you unhappy with the alignment of your teeth? Or maybe you had braces as a teenager and are underwhelmed with how your teeth look now. If you ever had braces as a teenager, you’ll probably remember having to endure them for 1-2 years accompanied with the pain staking task of choosing what colour your train tracks should be next. However, you’ll be pleased to hear that braces come in all kinds of discrete forms and in many cases can…

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  • Choosing The Right Toothbrush

    It’s time to choose a new toothbrush, but which one should you buy? Is it time to fork out for a fancy, self-timing electric toothbrush or should you stick with the standard manual toothbrush? As there is an extensive range of toothbrushes available to buy, we can understand the dilemma you may be in. A Brief History Of The Toothbrush The toothbrush has been around since 3000BC where the Ancient Egyptians used the end of a twig with frayed…

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  • Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

    Wisdom teeth have long been associated as a source of problems. So, why do we have them? It is believed our ancestors had larger jaws with more teeth. However, due to evolution, our mouths have become gradually smaller meaning we struggle to accommodate the extra teeth in adulthood. Adults can have up to 32 teeth, the wisdom teeth appearing last, right at the back of the mouth. These commonly appear between the ages of 17 and 25, although…

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  • importance_of_your_teethDo You Really Know The Importance of Your Teeth?

    Teeth… What do you do with your teeth? It’s obvious, right? You chew, bite and rip open a packet that your hands just aren’t capable of. But why overlook all the little things they do? Your teeth really do equate to a happy and healthy life. Our teeth play a vital part in our lives which is easy to overlook. This could be a contributing factor to the complacency some people have with the general upkeep of their teeth, as the real…

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  • Shifnal Dental Care Tackles ‘The Dreaded Dentist’

    At Shifnal Dental Care, we are aware that for some people, going to the dentist can seem like a chore. Whether you just don’t like visiting the dentist, or you’ve had bad previous experiences, Shifnal Dental Care wants to help you. We’re a caring and friendly practice, who strive to ensure all patients feel comfortable and relaxed. We’d love to show you why dentists shouldn’t be feared.   Horror Stories We’ve all heard those…

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  • 5 Ways To Improve Your Smile

    It is said that you can tell a lot about a person from their smile. Your smile is an incredibly important part of your daily interactions – from romantic prospects to a promising job interview, a winning smile can help change your chances across the board. With this in mind, it is a wise investment to put some time and effort into yours. A healthy smile isn’t always achieved overnight, but takes a variety of methods to create and…

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