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Your Dentistry Questions Answered

Welcome to the Smiles Centre dental hub, this is our dedicated page for sharing our news and answering all your questions. You can post questions to us by commenting on an existing post or by getting in touch by email, Facebook or by phone. We are always looking to answer as many questions as possible so please don't be shy, get involved and, if you find something you like then share it with your friends.

March 3, 2018
Morgan Fleet

What to do when you experience sensitivity during teeth whitening?

What to do when you experience sensitivity during teeth whitening?

We do have a lot of patients ask about sensitivity during the whitening process. Most people will not experience any sensitivity whilst whitening, whilst others do and some find it unbearable.

We have a couple of tips for you to try to stop any sensitivity.

  • One week before starting you whitening treatment, brush your teeth with sensitive toothpaste and after the treatment.
  • When brushing your teeth after whitening, use a soft bristled toothbrush and be gentle. Instead of using cold water on your teeth, brush with luke warm water.
  • When using home teeth whitening kits, we recommend whitening for two weeks then you will only need to top up whitening every couple of months. For the first two weeks try to whiten every other day, and in between them days put sensitive toothpaste in your whitening trays the same as you would with the whitening gels.

Hope these tips can help you, Have a good weekend.

Smiles Centre Team.

March 2, 2018
jack miles

Why i like working in the lab at Smiles

Hi i’m Jack, and i am a new employee at smiles center. I have been working here for a couple of months now, and i love it! Learning how to become a dental technician is really awesome, though it sounds not that exiting is in fact it is really great. Learning all there is to know about making a bite block to sculpting a special tray from the ground up.

 It is such a positive atmosphere at smiles, when ever i enter the building to when ever i leave, everyone is smiling. its nice to work in such a friendly place.

March 2, 2018
Chelsea Salter

What is a CDT?

It’s a chilly day here in the UK with snow everywhere! Lots of places have closed for the day due to the weather conditions, so what better way to spend the day than snuggled in bed with a hot chocolate and writing up a blog for you lovely people!

Today I am going to be talking about the profession of a CDT. CDT stands for Clinical Dental Technician. A CDT is not a dentist, but they are able to take impressions and make dentures for patients. If a patient is looking for a full set of dentures, they are classed as edentulous (having no natural teeth remaining) and in this case, a CDT is qualified to do a full oral examination and provide the patient with dentures. If a patient is looking for a partial denture, they are classed as dentulous (having natural teeth remaining or implants in place) then the patient will need to be seen by a dentist for a full examination so that a treatment plan can be created for the patient for any necessary dental work. Once a denture prescription has been written up by the dentist, the CDT is able to carry out the process in making dentures for this patient.

At Smiles Centre we have both dentists and a CDT who are always happy to help and discuss with patients the different denture options appropriate for the patient.CDT

This is Simon, our CDT here at Smiles Centre who takes care of our patients through every step of the denture production.

We all hope everyone stays safe and warm over the weekend!

From all the team at Smiles Centre 🙂

February 27, 2018
Pamela Zukowska


This is just another (hopefully the last!) test post.



Kind regards,

Pamela 🙂

February 27, 2018
Katie Fogarty

Do braces hurt?

Do Braces Hurt?

Well the braces are uncomfortable once they are first put on.


Thereafter the wires on the braces sometimes get changed with each appt, up to the final assesment.


We do Cfast which are comestic braces which are clear. These are on for 6-9months depending on the look you are after.


Please contact us on 01793 722 266



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