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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 6, 2018
Fatoumata Bah

How long do dentures last?

Dentures can last for several years with the proper care, but like everything in life eventually they will need to be replaced because they can get worn out because of every day use, patient’s gums can shrink and change shape, this can cause denture to loosen and starts moving around in the mouth over time which can be very uncomfortable for patients speak or eat with their dentures in. Dentist generally recommend patients to have new dentures made at least every 8 to 10 years.

At Smiles Centre we provide denture plans which means we can provide adjustments, relines, repairs, additions, alterations, descaling and cleaning for the duration of the denture plane without any extra charges

At Smiles Centre we can make dentures using a range of materials such as high impact acrylic, cobalt chrome or injection moulded acrylic. For professional advice book in for a chat with our denture expert Simon Miles.

From the Smiles Team

March 5, 2018
Pamela Zukowska

The Smiles Centre Experience

Let’s be honest, no one likes coming to the dentist and for a number of people it is quite a nerve wrecking experience. There are various reasons behind this such as a bad experience in the past or dental phobia.

At Smiles Centre we understand this and always try to make your experience as pleasant as possible. We ensure our patients feel comfortable and looked after from the moment they walk through the door; from offering a complimentary drink on arrival, providing personalised services and care, to having a dedicated Treatment Coordinator whom looks after you from start to finish. We can offer professional advice on dealing with and overcoming the fear of the dentist which cover various techniques and things you can do in your own time. Our staff members are always happy to work with the patient to do whatever we can to help you feel relaxed and confident. We welcome a closed one to come along to your appointments, you’re free to bring your music or ask us to change the radio station or turn the music off if that’s what works for you. We can adjust appointment times and duration to tailor it to your needs. For example, we can book all of your appointments in the morning so you don’t have to spend all day thinking about having to make your appointment in the afternoon. Or we can book them in the evening so you can still go to work and then go home to relax after your treatment. If there is anything you think would make it easier for you, please do talk to us and we will try our best to facilitate!

Also, why not check out our free Meet&Greet service for a chance to meet your dentist over a cuppa before you have your first check-up!

If you’re still not convinced, please take a look at the reviews and testimonials we received from our patients on Facebook and Google.

As always, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us by filling in a form or on 01793 722 266.

Kind regards, Pamela                                                                                 

March 5, 2018
Chelsea Salter

What is Cfast?

Good Afternoon Smilers!

We hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Dreaded Monday is nearly over!

A lot of people come to Smiles Centre for cosmetic dental work. Many patients of ours are interested in getting their teeth straightened and always ask me about Cfast and what it does.

Cfast is a cosmetic brace which we offer here at Smiles Centre and is used to correct misaligned front teeth, and can straighten the edges of your teeth.  With Cfast you can look to get results within 3-9months of treatment. During this time, you would have multiple reviews with the dentist for wire changes and alterations. The wires provided by Cfast are tooth coloured so are as discreet as possible. Holly Willoughby is one of many celebrities to have had this cosmetic brace on and you couldn’t even see it when she was presenting on live tv!

You can check out Cfast to see just what this treatment is capable of doing.

If you have crowded teeth, gaps between your teeth or are concerned about your gummy smile, then do not hesitate to contact us to book in a consultation with a dentist on 01793 722266.

We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their day.

From the whole team here at Smiles Centre =)

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.

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