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  1. Visiting The Dentist Whilst Pregnant

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    It’s important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease which, in turn, can affect the health of your developing baby. You must clean your teeth carefully twice a day for two minutes, preferably with a small headed toothbrush to help prevent gagging if you feel nauseous.
    If you have morning sickness and you vomit, avoid brushing your teeth straight after and rinse your mouth out with plain water instead. Acid from the vomit weakens the enamel on your teeth, and brushing straight afterwards can cause tiny particles of enamel to be brushed away. It is best to brush your teeth an hour after.
    The first and second halve of the third trimester are critical times in the baby’s growth and development. Therefore, dental treatments should be avoided as much as possible as a precautionary measure. It is still important to go to see your dentist for your regular check-up.
    You must let your dentist know of the dosage and names of all your drugs you are taking. It is important you don’t take tetracycline when you are pregnant as it can affect the development of your child’s teeth.
    You should avoid having x-rays taken when pregnant. X-rays are short burst of radiation that can pass through body tissue. With advances in technology they are much safer now and use much lower dosages of radiation. The dentist will usually wait until you have had the baby to take x-rays even though most dental x-rays don’t affect the abdomen or pelvis area.
    If you would like to book an appointment to see your dentist or hygienist click here

  2. My Cfast Diary!

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    A wonderful account of the Cfast process by one of our lovely patients called Adam!

    There’s a Jewish joke about whose mother makes the best chicken soup.  I can tell you, it’s definitely my Mum.  The other best I can tell you is which is the best dental clinic.  That would be the Dental Clinic in Radlett.  I see Simon, but friends tell me Stuart is just as brilliant.

    I was looking at Facebook a few months ago and noticed a post from the Dental Clinic about getting straight teeth using a new system called Cfast.  A subtle white brace which could correct teeth which were not straight.  It would take up to 6 months but last a life time.

    I made an appointment to discuss the possibility of Cfast working for me and Simon and Lily answered all the questions I had.  No one had ever said I had crooked teeth but it bothered me.  I was a little concerned about what people would say about me wearing a brace but thought it would be worth it because I would be really happy at the end.  Turns out I’m more than happy.   I’m thrilled!!

    The first appointment Simon took fresh moulds of my teeth.  That was straight forward enough.  I then booked in a week later to have the brace fitted.  The appointment took about an hour.  It certainly felt odd on my inside lip for a few days and I kept puffing my cheeks out.  The wax stopped any aggregating sores or cuts and after a few days I almost forgot I was wearing it.

    The first month was slow, as Simon said it would be.  He said that’s when all the ligaments are being stretched.  I went in for a check-up and Simon made a couple of adjustments which took about half an hour.

    Month two was when things started to happen.  I began to notice that the wire was looking straighter.  There was no pain but my teeth were definitely on the move.  At the end of the month I went back to Simon for a few more adjustments.  He said I’d probably be done in under 4 months.  It was great to think I was at least half way.

    By the end of month 3 my teeth were looking really straight.  Not perfect, but still really good.  Again Simon made a few adjustments although these were for finishing touches.  Two weeks later I went back and was thrilled to hear I was done.  Simon took fresh moulds for a wire retainer for the back of my teeth.  I had to leave everything in place until that was ready a week later.

    It took about an hour to fit the wire and take off the braces.  It’s not the greatest feeling when the braces come off but only lasts a couple of minutes and when I got to look in the mirror, well, that was awesome.  I joked with Simon the next day that I had to take Nurofen for the jaw ache I had because I’d been smiling so much.

    All that was left to do was prepare a back up retainer to wear at night.  It’s really easy to wear.  It doesn’t affect my sleep and doesn’t feel like I have a gob stopper in my mouth.  It’s a little bit like an Invisalign brace.

    I’m just in the process of whitening my teeth now.  Simon said I should use the gel for a few weeks, just until my teeth are about the same colour as the whites of my eyes.

    The Cfast system was absolutely brilliant.  Quick, painless, and the result was great.  There may be days at the beginning when you wonder if it is worth it.  It so is!!!

    Cfast is just one of the many options available at The Dental Clinic Radlett. If you would like a complimentary consultation please do not hesitate to book an appointment by calling us on 01923859678 or contact us for more information!


  3. Smile Design

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    May at The Dental Clinic Radlett is Smile Design month!

    Have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile?

    Do you cover your mouth with your hand when you laugh?

    Is there always a moment of doubt when the cameras come out?

    Smile design involves any treatment that changes your smile and improves your self-confidence.

    This could mean having crowns, veneers, implants or Short term orthodontics.

    Patients who book in during May can benefit from a FREE consultation and £100 Selfridges gift vouchers on completion of any treatments £1500 and over!

    Have a read below to find out more about some of the treatments we offer here at the practice which can transform your smile

    Porcelain crowns

    Porcelain crowns are made of natural looking porcelain can improve your overall smile and blend in with your own teeth.  They are the perfect restoration if your teeth are damaged, decayed or are not aesthetically pleasing.  Crowns can strengthen the remaining natural tooth structure and can drastically improve the look of your teeth

    Veneers

    Porcelain veneers can provide the lasting result of a smile makeover.  They can improve the look of crooked, uneven teeth and can create the illusion of a beautiful, straight, natural smile.

    Veneers require a minimum amount of tooth reduction and are therefore a more conservative restoration than a crown.  Having veneers means you can alter the position, shape or colour of the teeth and can make a dramatic difference to your smile and self-esteem.

    Implants

    If you have to replace a missing tooth or have dentures, dental implants could be an option for you.

    A dental implant acts as an artificial root for a missing tooth and is made of titanium.  It is placed in your mouth and bonds with your jaw bone becoming strong and secure like the real root of a tooth.  Once the implant is securely fixed, a crown is secure on top of the implant.

    The treatment is responsible for easing the suffering of tooth loss in thousands of patients every day.  The treatment is reliable and effective and not only restores smiles but can improve quality of life.

    C-Fast

    C-Fast is cosmetic tooth alignment for adults and focuses on your front 6 teeth in your smile line.  The treatment is fast, discreet, affordable and has amazing results in as little as 3-6 months.  Using tooth coloured wire and clear brackets it gently straightens your teeth to you a beautiful, healthy smile.

     

    If you like the sound of any of these treatments and are thinking of treating yourself, call now for a complimentary consultation and find out how we can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.


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