Grandma, what white teeth you have?

For many when we say Grandma, we think of a little old lady sitting in front if a fire knitting a sweater or scarf, but the fact is it is quite possible to be a grandmother in your forties or fifties. 

No one can avoid getting older, but it certainly does have an effect on our bodies. It is possible to give our bodies a helping hand by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly, but some things such as wrinkles will happen eventually no matter what we do. 

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6 reasons to book an appointment with the hygienist

You clean your teeth twice a day, brush and clean interdentally. You have even mastered spitting out your toothpaste but not rinsing it away with water (which we recommend ensuring the fluoride in the toothpaste is given the longest possible time to work).

Why would you therefore need an appointment with the hygienist

In this month’s blog we look at the reasons you shouldn’t miss your hygienist clean.

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New Year, New You

A recent survey revealed that 3 in 4 UK adults don’t like smiling for the camera. A bright white smile can not only help you to appear younger and more attractive but can also help to improve your confidence and self-esteem.

A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, dental implants and teeth whitening.

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Keep your teeth healthy and happy this Christmas

Tis the season …. for good oral hygiene!

In the run up to Christmas Valley Dental Practice will be open as normal until Monday 23rd December. Should you have any problems with your teeth in the run up to Christmas, please ring the surgery as early as possible as we have a number of emergency slots available each day but these are filled on a first come first serve basis. By ringing early, we will endeavour to see you as quickly as possible. 

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Benefits of wearing a sports mouth guard

As we begin the start of a new school year, there is one important item that you must not miss off your back to school list if your child is a keen sports player: a sports mouth guard.

Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injury in sports. there are many injuries that can occur from not wearing a mouth guard such as breaking a tooth, lacerating your lip or gums or breaking your jaw. Mouth guards not only protect the teeth but the jaw as well.

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Back to school – tips to ensure your child’s teeth are top of the class this September!

It is that time again. The long summer holidays are coming to an end and thoughts are turning back to the new school year.

Recent statistics have shown that just under one third of children start school with tooth decay. This is a scary statistic given that every single case of tooth decay is completely avoidable. This month’s blog looks at how to ensure that your children’s teeth are top of the class.

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Your Dental Crown Questions Answered!

If your tooth becomes cracked or damaged, it may be necessary to repair it using a dental crown. Here at Valley Dental Practice we make crowns for our patients on a daily basis, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you will receive the highest possible level of treatment. 

In this month’s blog we look at the most common questions patients ask us about crowns.

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The Fact and The Fiction: Teeth Whitening

In this month’s blog we look at some of the common misconceptions surrounding teeth whitening, to ensure you have all the information you need before you decide to proceed with treatment. 

It is known that having a whiter, brighter smile improves self-confidence, so it is of no surprise that  more and more people are turning to teeth whitening. Below we look at some of the most common idioms heard when it comes to teeth whitening.

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