National Smile Month 2019
There’s plenty to be smiling about this month. Brighter days, warmer weather, the start of BBQ season, plus, we have some fantastic offers on dental cosmetic treatments that will have you beaming from ear to ear.
Smile and the world smiles with you
Here at Oakley Road Dental Practice, we are passionate about promoting the benefits of good oral health. Whether it’s attending regular check-ups or hygienist appointments; getting your teeth whitened or straightened or indulging in some anti-ageing cosmetic treatments; we strive to give you the perfect smile.
Be kind to your teeth
As part of National Smile Month, we are actively encouraging you to:
- Review your oral health routine: We only get one set of teeth, so it’s important that we do our best to look after them. Most people brush their teeth regularly both day and night with fluoride toothpaste, but few remember to floss. A good brush will effectively clean all areas of the teeth and remove surface stains but by flossing regularly, you can keep plaque at bay.Good oral care can not only save you money at the dentist but will reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease and even mouth cancer and can ensure that you enjoy the confidence that comes from having a pristine set of pearly whites.
- Cut down on your sugar intake: It has been much debated over the years as to whether we are born with a ‘sweet tooth’ or if it is something we simply develop over time. Either way, we all know that piling spoonful’s of sugar into our tea, guzzling gallons of fizzy drinks and chomping on copious amounts of cake is not only harmful to our wellbeing but is detrimental for our dental health too.Everything should be enjoyed in moderation, so whilst a pudding after mealtimes is perfectly fine, we need to watch out for any added sugars contained in the snacks and drinks that we consume throughout the day and cut down wherever possible.
- Schedule regular dental visits: Life is hectic and before you know it, we are in the month of May! But as busy as your every day may be, try not to put off a routine visit to your dentist or hygienist, as preventative care can negate the need for remedial treatment.At Oakley Road Dental Practice, we place our patients at the heart of everything we do and strive to make visiting the dentist as effortless and stress-free as possible. So, come and visit us – we promise we won’t bit.
Big smiles all round
There’s nothing quite like beautiful teeth for giving your smile and your spirits a lift. Which is probably why according to a new aesthetics survey conducted by RealSelf, 40% of the UK adult population would like to improve their look through non-surgical cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening or Invisalign clear braces.
For thousands of years, we have been whitening our teeth. The ancient Egyptians used a cream made from oxen hooves, burnt eggshell, pumice and water; whilst the Romans imported urine (yuck!)! At Oakley Road Dental Practice, you’ll be pleased to hear that we use much safer methods which not only produce longer lasting results but come with far less damaging side effects.
Our teeth whitening treatment provides our patients with a quick and easy solution to a brighter smile and can be carried out in conjunction with other dental remedial work.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth-straightening system that has taken the world of dentistry by storm. No longer do we have to endure bulky and uncomfortable metal braces being strapped to our teeth, when instead we can accomplish the same results with clear, removable aligners.
By using the latest 3D ITero scanning technology, a virtual treatment plan can be plotted so that you can see how your teeth will look before treatment even begins. Invisalign braces work by gently repositioning the teeth bit by bit, using a series of custom-made, see-through aligners.
This innovative orthodontic treatment is available at Oakley Road Dental Practice and has proven popular with patients who want to achieve the smile of their dreams in a discreet and pain-free way.
Another reason to smile
As part of National Smile Month, from 13th May-13th June 2019, we are offering free iTero Scans to all new and existing patients.
Designed to deliver outstanding imagery at the touch of a button, when you book in for our iTero Element Scanner, we’ll show you 3D imagery of your teeth whilst you sit and relax in our dentist’s chair.
Don’t delay, book an appointment by calling today.