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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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  • Invisible Braces – Our Smile Of The Month

    Many of us are unhappy about the alignment of our teeth – according to a survey carried out by The American Association of Dentists, 85% of adults seeking orthodontic treatment do so to straighten their teeth. If you didn’t have braces as a teen then you may feel you missed your opportunity. Often, the change needed seems so minor that you think it’s not worth having a full set of orthodontic braces for a year or two (or worth the cost),…

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  • The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

    With dozens of variants and brands, choosing the right toothpaste has never been harder. This blog post aims to give you a clearer understanding of which toothpaste is right for you so you don’t just pick up the first one you see or the one that’s on offer. What Are the Types Of Toothpaste And Which Should I Choose? One of the Main types of toothpaste is Teeth Whitening Toothpaste. The name sounds fairly self-explanatory. Toothpaste that…

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  • What Is Air Polishing?

    Air polishing is a quick and effective stain removal solution, developed by Dr Robert Black. Staining on teeth is very common, with modern day diets including tea, coffee, red wine or curry that can lead to discolouration over time. Another key factor in the staining of your teeth is whether you smoke – smoking is infamous for leaving a yellowish tinge to teeth. The procedure uses a fine jet of pressurised air, water and fine particles to…

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  • Quiz: Which Cosmetic Dentistry Do You Need?

    A quick fun quiz to find out which cosmetic dentistry might help you achieve your desired smile* : ) *These are not professional recommendations - just a fun quiz!

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  • Teeth Whitening Popularity: United States vs United Kingdom

    The UK and US have a lot in common. Both countries have English as their main language and also share similar cultures. We watch many of the same TV shows and films and also listen to a lot of the same music. There are, of course, also differences. London and Washington are on different continents, separated by over 3000 miles of sea and land; Britain uses the Pound, while America uses the Dollar, and the US decided a few hundred years ago that…

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  • Diastemas – Our Smile of the Month!

    Quite Often we see people who are generally happy with their smile but are concerned about a small feature of their teeth. One of these features is a gap between incisors known as Diastema. Diastema is fairly common and has given some celebrities a distinctive look which has helped their careers. Famous examples would be Terry Thomas the British comedian (left) who had a Diastema which measured 1/3 of an inch. During one period of his career,…

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